Hi travel fans out there. Today is a brand new day..prepare for a bi-weekly dose of Sue's Travel Adventures. Tips, Suggestions and Reviews of AllInclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Cruises.
Monkeys, milkshakes & magic.
Imagine creating an entirely new genre of luxury beachfront family hotels – from scratch. You’d start with the most unspoiled white-sand beaches in Mexico and Jamaica. You’d cater to families, but welcome couples, brides, grooms and groups.
Accommodations would be luxurious, from beachfront Jacuzzi® swim-up suites to rooftop Sky Suites to private oceanfront villas. Here you’d discover personal concierge, 24-hour room service, baby amenities and toys. You’d offer supervised daytime activities and clubs for teens, tweens and toddlers, allowing parents to enjoy luxuries such as cozy beach beds with beach butler service, adult pools, swim-up bars and Zen-inspired spas. Then you’d make the entire experience Gourmet Inclusive®, with superb international à la carte cuisine and other gourmet delights.
What would you call these enchanting Caribbean beach escapes under brilliant indigo skies? You’d call them Azul.
Karisma resorts, who operate all El Dorado, Nickelodeon, Azul and more made an announcement last week:
-- Travel Agent
was on hand Tuesday afternoon for a monumental signing between Karisma Hotels & Resorts
and the Jamaica Tourist Board.
It calls for 10 new Karisma Hotels & Resorts properties representing 5,000 new rooms in Jamaica.
All of the rooms will be ready within the next 10 years, with the first scheduled to open around the summer of 2018.
the resort represents an investment of more than $100 million,Rafael Feliz, Jr.
, corporate brand manager for Premier Worldwide Marketing, told Travel Agent last year.
Sugarcane will be located in the parish of St. Ann
and is about 40 minutes from the Montego Bay
airport. It is also 10 minutes from the famous Dunn's River Falls
in Ocho Rios. Mandy Chomat, vice president of sales and marketing for Karisma Hotels & Resorts,
told us in December that it will be the only area in the Caribbean
with such a concentration of luxury hotels.
Travel Agent was told by several Karisma Hotels & Resorts officials that there has been no official discussion on whether the company's new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
brand will be included in the resort complex.
For those of you who don't know...Karisma is the gourmet inclusive brand. Best and I mean Best food I have found anywhere in the islands. Prepare to have your mouth water...and gain one or two pounds. Jamaica here we come..
Last summer I took my son, his wife and daughter to Azul Beach in Cancun. Upon arrival my granddaughter was greeted by Spongebob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a big milkshake with whipped cream..I would rather have that than a cocktail..yum..
Here are a few photos of that trip..first and foremost, my granddaughter Samantha!!