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Iberostar . . . The  best beaches in the world . . .  Ecological grounds featuring flora and fauna indigenous to the region . . .  huge swimming pools at . . .  exquisite decor   . . .  ideal for vacations alone or with children . . .  highly qualified staff and team members . . .  exceptional upkeep of premises - Iberostar  

Iberostar Hotels are the ideal vacation selection for the discerning traveler.  Nearly all the hotel properties have been built beachfront in idyllic settings, with the maximum respect for the surrounding environment.  The proximity of the sea to the hotels will delight all those who enjoy practicing water sports such as windsurfing, sailing or scuba diving. Eating well is one of Iberostar's greatest pleasures.  The chefs will delight your palate with exquisite and delicious dishes of the finest regional and international cuisine. The staff are professional and experienced.  The resort's staff will be at your entire disposal 24 hours a day, ready to help you with anything you require, with the aim of making your stay more enjoyable.There is no time for boredom.  The resort's entertainment program, both daytime and evening, comprises fun activities in which you may take part whenever you wish.  Naturally, the younger members of the family can also enjoy numerous games throughout the day.

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All-Inclusive Bliss

A vacation at an Iberostar Hotel will exceed your every expectation.  Iberostar's signature all-inclusive service features the comfort of deluxe accommodations, exquisite international cuisine at the á la carte restaurants, plus unlimited cocktails and soft drinks.  Enjoy fantastic shows, dazzling thematic discos and special classes and activities.  A supervised children's program will keep the little ones (ages 4-to-12) entertained daily for hours on end.

In surroundings this beautiful, it is tempting to do nothing at all, except relax on your own private balcony listening to the sound of tropical birds and gentle cooling breezes.  Leave your worries at home because this is more than just a vacation, it is an unrivalled all-inclusive experience at Iberostar Hotels!

Facilities:

  • Swimming pools with swim-up bars
  • In-room complimentary mini-bars
  • Jacuzzi Spas
  • Tennis Courts
  • Fitness Centers
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • PADI Certified Scuba Centers*
  • Supervised Lucy's Kids Club (ages 4-to-12)
  • Thematic Discos
  • Nightly Shows and Live Music
  • Wedding Facilities*

*additional cost

Lucy's Kid's Club . . . Memories That Last Forever

You cannot truly enjoy yourself unless your kids are happy too.  So while you relax and enjoy the endless adult activities, your children can live it up at Lucy's Kids Clubs!  Children's ideas of the perfect vacation often differs from the parents'.  No problem.  At Lucy's Kid's Club (ages 4-to-12) will find supervised activities that will keep them busy and entertained.

It is all fun and games, all day, every day

  • Painting
  • Sand Castle Contests
  • Jungle Walks
  • Pool & Beach Activities
  • Swimming
  • Olympic Games
  • Indoor Movies & Activities
  • Arts & Crafts

Plus, kids can gobble up hamburgers, chicken fingers and hot dogs served at the pool snack bar.  Having fun with your entire family and relaxing in a romantic, setting come naturally.  So when all is said and done, you will not just have a spectacular vacation, you will have family memories that will last a lifetime.

Restaurants and Bars . . . Indulge your palate with a wide array of dining options

Dining is a feast for all the senses. The culinary expertise and variety of dining choices truly set us apart from the ordinary. From poolside snacks to an extensive array of specialty restaurants, the dining opportunities are almost as endless as the miles of tropical sandy beaches.

Here, master chefs do wonders with nature's bounty.  Plus, there is an abundance of local fruits and vegetables, along with the freshest of seafood.  You can choose to catch a quick bite or take your time and dine at different specialty restaurants, enjoying everything from local fare to a juicy prime rib or succulent sirloin.  Whatever you're in the mood for, you'll truly enjoy it.

Specialty Á La Carte Restaurants

  • Mexican
  • Italian
  • Tropical
  • Japanese
  • Steak House
  • Brazillian
  • Mediterranean
  • Gourmet
  • Cajun
  • Seafood

Snacks

Snacks are available 24-hours, for those late night whims or when you simply do not feel like changing out of your swimsuit.

Friendly Service

Warm and gracious service and personal attention are what make a truly spectacular vacation.  The multilingual staff is ready to pamper you with extraordinary attention to every detail.  From their welcoming smiles to your evening turn-down service with signature chocolates, every Iberostar experience will keep you wanting more.  Just imagine, savoring your morning coffee while attentive waiters bring your favorite breakfast.  A quick call to the Guest Services confirms an evening massage.  Dinner reservations at a gourmet restaurant have been made and the kids are busy at Lucy's Kids Club.  You have all morning to do anything you want, or nothing at all.

Included:

  • Á la carte Dining
  • Poolside Buffet
  • Bars & Lounges
  • Nightly Shows & Live Music
  • Beach/Poolside Entertainment

At an Additional Cost:

  • Babysitting
  • Laundry
  • Medical Services
  • Spa Treatments
  • PADI Certified Scuba Diving
  • Golf
  • Internet Access

Spa Sensations . . A Holistic Experience

Spa Sensations is simply a sublime experience for the senses.  Indulge yourself in new sensations in the adults 18+  spa facilities equipped with sauna, Turkish and Roman baths, Jacuzzi, therapy pool for an exquisite treatment. 

Holistic:

  • Aromatic Bath
  • Thermal Reflexotherapy
  • Shiatsu
  • Reflex Therapy
  • Hot Stone Massage

Relaxing:

  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Massage with Clay
  • Massage for Couples
  • Four-hand Massage
  • Grape Bath
  • Marine Bath
  • Chocolate Wrap
  • Tired-legs Wrap

Body Treatments:

  • Coffee Wrap
  • Milk Bath
  • Deluxe Grape Wrap
  • Marine Exfoliation

Special Treatments:

  • Sea Aroma
  • Anti-Stress Program
  • Facial Treatments
  • Vitality
  • Termazcal
  • Underwater Therapy
  • Plus many other treatmentsWeddings

Note:  treatments may vary at each destination

Weddings

Iberostar will assist you in planning the event of your lives.  Your wedding can  be arranged to your taste, from guest accommodations to flowers and entertainment. There is a wedding coordinator on every property.  And of course, you will already be in the perfect setting for an unforgettable honeymoon.

Dive Centers

The five-star PADI Dive Centers are right on the water. Your diving equipment can be stored safely at the center.  Each hotel offers expert instruction, from novice to the advanced.  And the dive sites are some of the best in the world.  (additional cost)

Hotel Categories

Grand Hotels . .  Something this intoxicating should not be available to minors.  For Adults 18+

Total indulgence.  Complete pampering. The ultimate escape and the reward for all that you have accomplished.  Guests at a Grand Hotel will experience a level of sophistication created exclusively for those mature enough to appreciate it. The luxury spas feature oversized couples suites with intimate Jacuzzis and the fitness centers feature top-of-the-line equipment.  

Grand Butler & Concierge Service

  • Welcome check-in with a cold towel & chilled champagne
  • Personalized pillow menu
  • Personalized in-room mini-bar with liquor preference
  • Evening cocktail service
  • Resort reservations
  • Shoe shine service & daily newspaper delivery
  • Beach & poolside service including fresh towels, tanning products, spray mists & literature
  • And so much more!

Premium Gold Hotels

Iberostar 5-Star resorts feature exception all-inclusive service, for all ages.  Ideal for families who want it all:  a romantic atmosphere for parents and entertaining activities for children.  At a Premium Gold hotel you will enjoy sumptuous accommodations in stunninghotels and mouth-watering cuisine served in the exclusive world-renowned restaurants.  Experience everything that Iberostar is famous for.

Premium Hotels

Discover Premium 4-star hotels. Each property is set in a beautiful destination. The Premium Hotels are perfect 4-5 star properties featuring premium service.

Resorts

Iberostar 4-star resorts feature the best value for money.  Spend your holiday like a star with and affordable price.

Iberostar Hotels

 Iberostar Grand Hotel  Grand  Chicago
 Grand Hotel Paraiso
Riviera Maya
Grand Hotel Bavaro
Punta Cana
Grand Hotel Rose Hall
Montego Bay
 Photo Above Left to Right
John Mullen, CEO Apple Vacations, Maria, Judy, Miguel Fluxá, Executive Chairman
Grupo Iberostar

 

Iberostar . . .  Always a favorite.  Iberostar shines brightly on the best beaches throughout Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.  Prepare to be pampered the Iberostar way, with specious guest rooms, attentive personal service and every imaginable activity.  Dining is a delight, where buffets are abundant and specialty restaurants are special indeed.  Iberostar offers a variety of entertainment for all ages and Kid's Clubs so you can relax hile the little ones are entertained.  Enjoy a round of golf at the hotel's championship 18-hole course in Cancun's Riviera Maya or be pampered at world class spas. . . . Easy to Reach.  Hard to Leave. 

Iberostar Hotels are well-known, highly recommended resorts 
that offer vacationers quality and consistency!

 Judy & Maria's Associates and Friends at the Golden Apple Vacations Awards Gala held in Chicago

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Golden Apple Vacations Awards

 Proud Management Team and Resort Associates

 Maria & Don Miguel Fluxá, Executive Chairman
Grupo Iberostar

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Riviera Maya

The Timeless Caribbean Just Waiting to be Explored!

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Riviera Maya is a 112 mile stretch of paradise along the coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula

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Riviera Maya Hotel Areas

Riviera Maya is Diverse

Hotel areas include:

  • Akumal
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Puerto Aventuras
  • Tulum

 The second largest reef system in the world, the Great Maya Reef, runs along the coastline and an unrestrained jungle surrounds the towns and beaches. In this part of the Mexican Caribbean full of exotic tropical animals peering or flying through the branches, there are many places to explore. A unique and complex underground river system flows beneath the surface and visitors with magical caverns, caves and cenotes (sinkholes). There are also hundreds of archaeological sites, remnants of the incredible and timeless Mayan civilization, and a spectacular and plentiful marine life.

Exploring the Yucatan Peninsula

With a mix of world-class hotels, natural wonders and ancient ruins, the Yucatan Peninsula provides entertainment for explorers of all ages.  From full-service hotels to amazing ruins and fascinating jungles, the Yucatan Peninsula sets the scent for memories of a lifetime.

Quintana Roo:  Something for Everyone

In addition to the spectacular white sand beaches and turquoise sea, vacationers can dive into such adventures at the Cancun Underwater Museum (MUSA) with 400 underwater sculptures; the Cancun Maya Museum; and swimming with the whale sharks.  One of the Riviera Maya's newest attractions, Xplor, is a natural adventure park with 14 ziplines, underground river rafting, cave swimming, ATV's and more.  Farther south is Tulum an ancient Mayan city overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  A trip to Tulum can easily be combined with a stop at nearby ruins Muyil or Coba.  Or recommend the full-day exploration of Tulum and the Mayan Jungle, which includes snorkeling, swimming in cenotes, a jungle tour, a traditional Mayan purification ceremony and more.

Yucatan Mayan Splendors

West of Quintana Roo, the Yucatan is home to one of the best known Mayan sites, the magical and mysterious Chichen Itza.  One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fascinating complex thrills visitors with its Temple of Kukulcan pyramid, Ball Court, temples and platforms, and nightly sound and light show.  Swimming in the fresh clear waters of Yucatan's cenotes is a great way to cool off.  Families can combine a dip in a cenote with a trip back in time at Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, a grand restoration of a henequen hacienda, where visitors tour on wooden platforms pulled by mules, visit a typical Mayan House, enjoy typical Yucatan cuisine and more.

Campeche:  Traditional Haciendas

South of Yucatan, Campeche is home to the Mayan ceremonial center of Edzna as well as the World Heritage colonial city of San Francisco de Campeche.  Former haciendas are dotted throughout the state, providing visitors a window into traditional Mexican days of yore. 

Riviera Maya Hotel Areas

The hotels of Cancun and the Riviera Maya are legendary, a family playground at multiple price points.  

Playa del Carmen:  37 miles south of Cancun (approximately a 45 minute drive) halfway to Tulum.  Playa del Carmen was once nothing more than a dock from which ferries departed fore Cozumel, it is now one of the most sophisticated tourism centers along the Riviera Maya.  Visit Fifth Avenue's trendy restaurants, bars and shops.

Puerto Aventuras:  Puerto Aventuras offers ecological tours, water sports and fishing.  Stop at the San Carlos Marina and enjoy its cafe's and restaurants.

Akdolphinjohn.jpgumal:  Akumal is an approximate 70 minute drive south of Cancun.  Akumal is a gathering place for divers from around the world due to its proximity to subterranean rivers and caves with depths of up to 150 meters.

Tulum:  At the southern end of the Riviera Maya, Tulum combines the mystery of ancient Mayan civilization with the beauty of the Caribbean Sea.  After exploring the ruins, cool off in the natural aquarium of Xel Ha, a snorkeler's paradise.

Visitors will fly into Cancun and enjoy a scenic drive south to fascinating Riviera Maya, with its unspoiled pristine beaches, tropical jungles and ancient Mayan ruins. Snorkel in crystal clear turquoise waters. Enjoy the best values under the sun as a vast array of fabulous new all-inclusive hotels. Also known as the Cancun Tulum corridor, this nearby area of lush, natural coastline from Cancun south to Tulum is home to several attractions that should not be missed on a Cancun vacation

The 100 km stretch known as the Riviera Maya is in the middle of the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the state of Quintana Roo. Here the towns are smaller and there are fewer tourists with miles of solitary virgin beaches, sparkling white sand and crystalline turquoise waters.

A Riviera Maya Vacation

To the south of Cancun, the Riviera Maya offers a unique and different experience. With its wide expanse of beaches and proximity to Mayan cultural sites, it is the old world meeting the new. Thousand-year old ruins lie within sight of luxurious mega-hotels offering every amenity imaginable. For Golfers there are a variety of challenging courses to choose from. Many hotel's here are all-inclusive, offering all meals, drinks, tips, and entertainment at one price, an attractive option for budget-conscious travelers and families.

Relax all day in a hammock beside the Caribbean Sea or walk the powder-white sand beaches that stay cool as they reflect the heat of the tropical sun.

Visit the nearby town of Playa del Carmen, with shops featuring local art and handicrafts, where you can take the ferry across to the island of Cozumel.

Uncover the ancient culture of the Mayans and visit ruins that reveal their lives and beliefs. Afterwards, cool off with a swim in a cenote, a freshwater pool bringing water from underground limestone caverns to the surface.  

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Punta Cana is Hot!

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Punta Cana is one of the most requested vacation destinations requested by you, web visitors browsing Judy and Maria's Travel website.  A Punta Cana Vacation offers vacationing guests   spectacular beaches - 40 miles of unspoiled beach line the coast.

Tropical warmth year round.  Spectacular all-inclusive hotels offering guests value-added travel at an affordable price.  Championship golf, casinos, nightlife and elegant spas. Punta Cana is the land of eternal sunshine and friendly faces.  Judy and Maria's Goal: through our photographs, reviews and unique travel experiences we would like to introduce to our web visitors this fascinating country and it's people.

Airport 

Punta Cana Airport has a beautiful thatched roof and is an open-air design.  Upon arriving at the Punta Cana airport, each passenger is required to purchase a $10.00 tourist card before entering customs.  After retrieving luggage and clearing customs, arriving passengers will be greeted by their tour company representative and directed to board the correct bus for transfer to their resort. 

Climate

 

sun_palms_sm_clr.gifTravelers will find that Punta Cana has a tropical climate.    The hotels are low-rise and beautiful.  The grounds are lush and tropical with foliage, lagoons and palm trees along with peacocks, flamencos, ducks, parrots and other wildlife stroll the hotel's grounds. The summer months tend to be very warm and very humid. We suggest cool, loose fitting, cotton clothing – so pack light. The majority of the hotels are very large and spread out – like small cities. This means lot of walking. Some hotels have golf carts and trams to accommodate guests’ needs. Punta Cana has so many great hotels that will meet every expectation:   golf, scuba, fishing, windsailing, yachting, fine dining, relaxation, spas, children's programs and more. Our sales staff is knowledgeable and available to consult and recommend the perfect resort to meet your expectations.

 

When to Travel to Punta Cana

The wettest times of the year are May-June and October-November. If you're worried about storms, the Caribbean's hurricane season lasts from June to November. The peak tourist season is between mid-December and mid-April, but this has more to do with the weather in Europe than local conditions in the Dominican Republic. Prices and visitor numbers decline significantly outside these months. Easter and Christmas are the peak local travel periods.

 

Travel With Minors

 

Minors traveling with only one parent or adults other than their parents must have a notarized letter from the absent parent(s) authorizing them to be taken out of the country. If the parent is deceased, a copy of the death certificate will be required for check in at the airport. Children under 14 years of age are not required to have photo identification when traveling with parents.

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