GOGO Vacations

Almond Beach Village

April 26th, 2011

Staying in Barbados for 10 days is the ultimate in relaxation, good food, superb shopping, and a great driver taking you to the more local places that most tourists do not get to see. I stayed at the Almond Beach Village Resort, in a garden room with a lanai that had a table and chairs to sit on to reflect on the day’s fun and people watch. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort

April 25th, 2011

Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort - As Sheratons go this is an excellent property. There is a beautiful view of the ocean from the pool and ocean view rooms. The hotel is located on top of a hill near what used to be the Hotel Nacional. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

April 25th, 2011

I was ensconced in a beautiful room at the Fairmont Orchid while on the Big Island for a night in late October of 2010. The entrance to the hotel is quiet, relaxing and very rewarding after a long day touring (and zip lining) in Hilo. Read the rest of this entry »

Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa

April 22nd, 2011

From March 19-22, 2011 I stayed at Smugglers Cove Resort & Spa in St. Lucia. I found the staff to be extremely helpful. The rooms were comfortable Read the rest of this entry »

Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort

April 22nd, 2011

Relaxing in Tabacon’s natural thermal springs is a unique experience. These springs range from 77 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. The water flows by gravity creating the waterfalls and filling the swimming pools. You cannot imagine the sense of Read the rest of this entry »

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

April 21st, 2011

I stayed at the Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa in late October 2010 while in Honolulu for 3 nights. It was a marvelous, restful place to be as the room was huge, with a desk which had a beautiful arrangement of fruit and water on it upon my arrival-just what you need when you finally get to your destination …finally, you are THERE in your room. Read the rest of this entry »

Iberostar Grand Bavaro

April 21st, 2011

I recently stayed at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro and used Prieto tours for a private transfer. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morningstar Beach Resort

April 20th, 2011

The Marriott Frenchman’s Reef & Morningstar Beach Resort is located on a bluff overlooking Charlotte Amalie and Buck Island. The resort is 10 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from the great shopping of Charlotte Amalie. Read the rest of this entry »

Ritz-Carlton South Beach

April 19th, 2011

Located on the Atlantic shore, seven miles southeast of downtown Miami via the toll road, the Ritz-Carlton South Beach hotel is one of the best resorts in southern Florida, competing head-to-head with the more contemporary Mandarin Oriental Miami. Although the latter provides more attentive service, this hotel’s recent makeover has cemented its laudable reputation for years to come. Read the rest of this entry »

Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

April 19th, 2011

The Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort & Spa is a very nice resort located 30 minutes from the St. Thomas airport, 5 minutes from the town of Red Hook, and 25 minutes from the great shopping of Charlotte Amalie. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fisherman’s Wharf

April 15th, 2011

We just returned from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. What a wonderful location and beautiful hotel for the money. The rooms were very nice, Read the rest of this entry »

The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

April 15th, 2011

The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is a AAA 4 Diamond resort located 30 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from the great shopping of Charlotte Amalie. The resort has 152 rooms and suites spread out into 6 buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa

April 14th, 2011

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa is located about a half mile from Lewers Street away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The resort has 5 pools (including the “super pool” which is the largest in Waikiki and the Paradise Pool with 4 waterslides), 7 towers, 2860 rooms, a private lagoon, the widest sand beach in Waikiki and a private salt water lagoon (great for snorkeling and paddle boarding). Read the rest of this entry »

Waikiki Parc Hotel

April 13th, 2011

The Waikiki Parc Hotel is across the street from the Halekulani (and the beach) and owned by the same company. Read the rest of this entry »

Halekulani

April 13th, 2011

Halekulani was built in 1917 and is situated like a sideways E. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA 4 Diamond Award. Read the rest of this entry »

Outrigger Reef on the Beach

April 12th, 2011

Outrigger Reef on the Beach was built in 1956 and just received a $110 million renovation. There are 639 rooms located adjacent to the shops and restaurants of the new Waikiki Beach Walk. The rooms are located in two towers (Pacific and Ocean Towers). Read the rest of this entry »

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa

April 12th, 2011

The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa is located across the street from a beautiful section of Waikiki beach. Chairs and umbrellas are provided for Hyatt guests at the beach. The resort has 1230 rooms and suites and is situated in two towers on top of a mall with 60 shops and restaurants. Read the rest of this entry »

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa

April 11th, 2011

The Moana Surfrider , A Westin Resort & Spa is the oldest hotel in Waikiki (built in 1901). There are 795 rooms and suites in 3 different wings. Read the rest of this entry »

El Dorado Royale

April 11th, 2011

I stayed at the El Dorado Royale in the Riviera Maya, Mexico on March 16 - 20, 2011. This is a lovely beachfront resort. The staff is friendly and the location-amid 500 acres of lush jungle-is just as alluring as ever. Read the rest of this entry »

The Royal Hawaiian

April 8th, 2011

The “Pink Palace of the Pacific” was closed in 2008 and emerged after a $60 million renovation as a Luxury Collection Resort. The Royal Hawaiian has 528 rooms split between the Historical Wing and the Ocean Tower Wing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheraton Waikiki

April 8th, 2011

The Sheraton Waikiki has 1695 rooms and suites of which 80% are ocean view. The resort completed a $180 million dollar renovation in January 2010. The rooms look great, Read the rest of this entry »

ME Cabo

April 7th, 2011

The ME Cabo is located within walking distance to the shopping, restaurants and nightlife on Cabo san Lucas. The resort is on the best swimming beach in Los Cabos and has 150 rooms and suites. Read the rest of this entry »

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso

April 7th, 2011

Las Ventanas Al Paraiso is as amazing as its reputation. There are 71 suites at this amazing EP resort located in the corridor next to the Melia Cabo Real (you can’t see any other hotels). Read the rest of this entry »

One&Only Palmilla

April 6th, 2011

The One&Only Palmilla is a classic, service oriented, super deluxe resort. Currently, there are 172 rooms and suites which are spread out amngst lush landscape. The One&Only Palmilla is obviously an amazing resort. Read the rest of this entry »

The Westin Resort & Spa

April 6th, 2011

The Westin Resort & Spa in Los Cabos is famous for its architecture and is located at the beginning of the corridor closer to San Jose del Cabo. The Westin Resort & Spa has 243 ocean view rooms, with either one king or two double beds. The rooms are beautiful with the Heavenly bed and plasma televisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa

April 5th, 2011

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa is located next to the Pueblo Bonito Sunset beach, but not up on a cliff. The resort has an endless thick walking beach (they filmed the movie Troy with Brad Pitt there). Read the rest of this entry »

Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

April 4th, 2011

The Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas is located near the action in Cabo san Lucas, on a nice swimming beach. The Riu Palace has 642 Junior Suites of which most are ocean view or higher. The resort is symmetrical with two large pools with swim up pool bars. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa

April 1st, 2011

The Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Resort & Spa is a nice EP property located in the corridor, 10 minutes drive from Cabo san Lucas. There are 270 rooms including several levels of suites (1-3 bedrooms). The resort is spread out into 11 buildings, and is mainly geared towards families. Read the rest of this entry »

Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa

April 1st, 2011

The Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos Golf & Spa is a gorgeous resort. The lobby is located 8 floors above the pool and common areas with fantastic views. Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos is located in the corridor, closer to town than the Westin Resort & Spa. Read the rest of this entry »

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

March 31st, 2011

Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa has 308 suites and is located in the center of the Corridor of Los Cabos. The resort has two pool areas, both of which have a swim up pool bar. The main pool is the active pool, and the other pool is a quiet, relaxation pool area. Read the rest of this entry »

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

March 31st, 2011

The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort is an EP property located next door to the Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort in the middle of the Corridor of Los Cabos. The Hilton also has a swimmable beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort

March 30th, 2011

Melia Cabo Real Beach & Golf Resort is located in the corridor of Los Cabos about 30 minutes from the airport. The resort was built in 1989, and there is an artificial barrier allowing it to have a swimmable beach. The resort became all-inclusive in 2003, Read the rest of this entry »

Presidente InterContinental Los Cabos

March 28th, 2011

The Presidente InterContinental Los Cabos is the oldest resort in Cabo and was built in 1981 and renovated in 2001. The resort is located in San Jose del Cabo with a nice thick beach Read the rest of this entry »

Royal Solaris Los Cabos

March 25th, 2011

Royal Solaris Los Cabos is located in San Jose del Cabo only 10 minutes from the SJD Airport. The resort is all-inclusive with 5 restaurants. Three of these restaurants are buffet and two are a la carte. The theme for the a la carte restaurants are Read the rest of this entry »

Grand Wailea Resort, Waldorf Astoria Collection

March 25th, 2011

The Grand Wailea Resort shares a very nice beach with the Four Seasons Resort Maui. The resort is now part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection and the resort’s 780 rooms were renovated in 2009. The rooms are very similar with the exception of the view. The rooms are all 640 square feet with nice bathrooms and plasma televisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Four Seasons Resort Maui

March 25th, 2011

The Four Seasons Resort Maui is located on a nice beach that is shared with the Grand Wailea Resort, 30 minutes from the airport. The resort is amazing and is the only AAA 5 Diamond resort on Maui. There are 377 rooms and suites and three pools (main, adults-only, and kiddie). Read the rest of this entry »

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui

March 25th, 2011

The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui is located on a nice coved beach in the super upscale town of Wailea. The resort has 413 suites and 37 villas. The resort is amazing! Every suite is Read the rest of this entry »

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

March 24th, 2011

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua was built in 1990 and was closed for 6 months in 2007 for a full $180 million renovation. The resort has 463 rooms and suites and is located on two golf courses (the Bay and Plantation which host a PGA event every year) and guests receive a discount and preferred tee times.

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The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

March 24th, 2011

The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas are on a great stretch of North Kaanapali Beach. Starwood offers a free shuttle between its properties, which could be used to get to Whaler’s Village. The South Tower was built in 2003 and the North Tower was completed in 2007. There are 1021 units at this resort. Read the rest of this entry »

Royal Lahaina Resort

March 23rd, 2011

The Royal Lahaina Resort has 516 rooms and located on a great stretch of North Kaanapali Beach. The resort completed a full renovation in 2008 and the Tower Rooms look great Read the rest of this entry »

Kaanapali Beach Club

March 23rd, 2011

The Kaanapali Beach Club is a moderate hotel located on a fantastic stretch of Kaanapali Beach. The upscale shops and restaurants of Whalers Village are a quarter mile walk along the beach walk. The resort was built in 1964 and has 432 rooms. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

March 22nd, 2011

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was built in 1963 on Black Rock. The resort is on a great stretch of Kaanapali Beach and snorkeling is available off the beach. The rooms were renovated in 2007 and they look great. The Deluxe Rooms are slightly larger than the Standard Rooms and 80 percent offer an ocean view. The resort has a nice pool area and great beach. Read the rest of this entry »

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

March 22nd, 2011

The Westin Maui Resort & Spa was built in 1980 in the beach community of Kaanapali. The resort is located in the middle of the beach walk next to the upscale shops and restaurants of Whaler’s Village. The resort has an awesome beach and pool area with multiple slides and waterfalls. The Westin has the only adults-only pool in Kaanapali! Read the rest of this entry »

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

March 22nd, 2011

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa was built in 1980 in the beach community of Kaanapali. The resort is located on the quiet end of the beach walk with gorgeous views of the Lanai and Molokai islands. The Hyatt Regency Maui has Read the rest of this entry »

Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa

March 22nd, 2011

The Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa is a great EP property on Palm Beach (the high rise section). The resort is a AAA 4 Diamond resort. The resort has beautiful zero entry pools with a pool bar and lush gardens and flora. Read the rest of this entry »

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

March 18th, 2011

The Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive resort is similar to the Divi Aruba All Inclusive. There are 236 rooms all of which are the same room category (ocean view). Read the rest of this entry »

Divi Aruba All Inclusive

March 18th, 2011

The Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort is a moderate property with 203 rooms in the low rise section of Eagle Beach. The resort is all inclusive and has exchange privileges to the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive resort. The Divi Aruba All Inclusive has a beautiful beach, Read the rest of this entry »

Bucuti Beach Resort

March 18th, 2011

The Bucuti Beach Resort was the big surprise of my trip to Aruba. The resort has the best private beach in Aruba! The resort has 104 total rooms on the low rise section of Eagle Beach. The space to guest ratio is amazing! The hotel advertises itself as a Read the rest of this entry »

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino

March 17th, 2011

I stayed two nights at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino and liked it a lot. The resort was under renovation back in February of 2007. All of the rooms were being renovated as well as the lobby and public areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Occidental Grand Aruba

March 17th, 2011

I like the Occidental Grand Aruba. The lobby area is very modern with marble floors and contemporary fountains. There are several shops in the lobby as well as the guest services desk (same place where you would make dinner reservations), a tour desk, the lobby bar (with nightly live entertainment), and the entrance to the casino. Read the rest of this entry »

Riu Vallarta

March 15th, 2011

The Riu Vallarta opened in November of 2006 and has 850 rooms. The resort is located adjacent to the Riu Jalisco and has exchange privileges (except for dinner). The resort is on a great stretch of beach in Riviera Nayarit. Read the rest of this entry »

Riu Jalisco

March 15th, 2011

The Riu Jalisco is very typical of all Riu Resorts. There are 700 rooms located on a nice stretch of walking beach in Riviera Nayarit. The Run of House rooms have two double beds (which can be pushed together), liquor dispenser, and fully stocked mini bar. Read the rest of this entry »

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center

March 14th, 2011

The Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center is located in the hotel zone adjacent to downtown Puerto Vallarta. The resort has 600 rooms of which 90% are ocean view. The resort has a large pool area and a nice walking beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Ville Premiere Hotel & Spa

March 14th, 2011

Villa Premiere Hotel & Spa is a boutique resort located in downtown Puerto Vallarta on a nice beach overlooking downtown. There are 84 ocean view rooms in this AAA 4 Diamond adults (16 years or older) only resort. Read the rest of this entry »

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

March 14th, 2011

Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is located 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta on a secluded beach near Mismaloya. The resort has the best beach in the Puerto Vallarta area. The sand is white, it’s nice for walking, and the water is clear and blue. Read the rest of this entry »

Melia Puerto Vallarta

March 11th, 2011

The Melia Puerto Vallarta is located on a limited beach in the exclusive residential area of Marina Vallarta (7 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta). Read the rest of this entry »

Vallarta Palace

March 11th, 2011

The Vallarta Palace is a AAA 4 Diamond resort located on a nice beach in Riviera Nayarit. The resort is very similar in design to the Playacar Palace and Le Blanc Spa Resort. Read the rest of this entry »

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

March 10th, 2011

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is set on a nice stretch of beach in the exclusive residential area of Marina Vallarta (7 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes to downtown Puerto Vallarta). Read the rest of this entry »

The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta

March 10th, 2011

The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta is located in the exclusive residential area of Marina Vallarta (7 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta). The design of the hotel was done by the same famous architect who designed the Westin Resort & Spa in Los Cabos. Read the rest of this entry »

Marival Resort & Suites

March 10th, 2011

Marival Resort & Suites is located on a nice stretch of beach in Riviera Nayarit. The resort has 495 rooms and suites including 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites. This resort is definitely geared towards families. All of the rooms have a balcony, stocked Read the rest of this entry »