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Beach Bum Carey assisted us in selecting the perfect honeymoon getaway! We went to El Dorado Royale Casitas in Mexico for an all-inclusive vacation. The experience was remarkable-- great service, accomodations, food and a bonus honeymoon package to boot. Our room had a small pool that connected to a lazy river that connected to the main pool with a swim up pool bar! Because we were guests of Beach Bum Carey, we received upgrades and special packages including a couple's massage on the beach, a candlelit dinner on the beach and a gourmet breakfast in bed. Beach Bum Carey made all of our honeymoon planning easy, and we were able to pay for the trip over the span of the year to make it more affordable. We will be using Carey to assist us in planning our future trips.
Kristin was our agent and she was AMAZING. I love how they asked what we wanted in a resort, asked for a budget, then found us some amazing locations. We went with El Dorado Maroma and it is the best decision we ever made. I am so thankful I found out about beach bum vacations on the knot message board. Our honeymoon was unforgettable.
My name is Kennie Slayton and I am a grateful client of Lisa Zwissler of Beach Bum Vacation. God blessed Lisa and I to cross path 5 years ago. We met at a bridal trade show while she was representing Beach Bum Vacation. She introduced herself to me, and told me about the kind of person she was and how she works... which were honest and straight to the point. She told me I could trust her to deliver DREAM VACATIONS beyond my expectation, and I would NEVER be disappointed in her abilities or services.
With that being said...
Lisa has been my travel concierge for over 4 1/2 years now. She is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and THE BEST at what she does. She's a true perfectionist, because she wants her clients to have a wonderful time in regards to the vacations she books for us. Lisa goes above and beyond her call of duty to ensure the clients she serves receives the best possible service she can give. I call her for advise regarding my annual trips and vacations ideas. She is honest and up-front about things even when I don't want to hear it. (That's what we love about her)She protects my interest as well as my pocket book. My husband William and I trust her wholeheartedly. Lisa has NEVER let us down, and if you choose her as your travel concierge she'll NEVER let you down !
We have recently returned from our destination wedding at Azul Sensatori Jamaica. Beach Bum Carey was amazing and so helpful from the very first time we talked. Her recommendation of this resort was the perfect fit for us and all of our guests loved it. We couldn't have done it without her! The perks of booking through Beach Bum such as transportation to/from airport and room upgrades were such a nice added bonus. Carey was very prompt with all responses, easy to reach, and very knowledgable. Her communication with everyone was awesome and all of our guests commented on her wonderful level of service. Planning through Beach Bum was simple and Carey was a great liason between myself, the resort wedding staff, and my guests. I will definitely be using Carey again for future travel plans and would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for assistance with vacation planning or considering a destination wedding. Thank you so much Carey and Beach Bum Vacations for such a great experience!
We worked with Justin at Beach Bum Vacations for our November 15, 2014 wedding at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun. With about 20 people who needed to book rooms, airfare, and transportation to and from the airport I figured out quickly I was not up for all the questions. Justin was awesome in responding to all of their questions as well as mine - very quickly! All of the guests received a travel guide about 2 weeks before the wedding with all of the information they would need as well as Beach Bum luggage tags. Everyone was so pleased with how easy Justin was to work with and how helpful he was. None of my guests had any issues with transportation and were all so happy with their rooms. There were people who chose to book on their own and were frantically trying to figure out transportation and making sure they had everything they need to leave the country. Justin is great and we plan to use him for future vacations!
During the wedding planning for our destination wedding, I was determined not to be stressed. I wanted to enjoy the process, plan and budget, and just enjoy myself while planning our big day! It wasn't until travel arrangements came to play that I started to feel some anxiety. Deposits, room lists, confirmations, room switching, etc., were starting to damper my "determined not to stress" mood.
We were only 3 months out from the wedding and I had already collected deposits so I though hiring a travel agent was out of the question. I AM SO GLAD I WAS WRONG!
I reached out to Danialle and she promptly and excitedly responded that she would be happy to help! After a few calls and emails, we had a contract signed and I was able to breathe easy again. I sent her the needed information and she truly took the reigns- I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING regarding travel and all of our 100 guests were well taken care of- even complimenting on how thorough and responsive Danialle was.
She went above and behind my expectations, which are high :) Not only did she communicate regularly with my guests leading up to our departure, she also provided "nice to know" and "need to know" information and reminders as the time approached. A week or two before, she even mailed travel documents and printed reminders with pouches so that we could all keep our travel documents secure while traveling.
Furthermore, once we arrived to the semi-chaotic airport, we were all able to bypass the cluster of folks trying to figure out what taxi and what van to take to their resort and went right to our area- that was highlighted with a welcoming sign for us and all of our guests. A clear list was available with each of our names, no questions or confusion. We were able to load our transportation with ease and had fun, informative drivers on the scenic trip to the resort. ROUNDTRIP SHUTTLE SERVICE is a must to coordinate in advance- made all the difference in the world! Also, when it was time to go (not that we wanted to), everyone had an equally easy trip , as all transportation was scheduled based on everyone's arrival and departure times (it was awesome). When it was time for me and my husband (AHH! :) to leave, a private shuttle arrived, much to our pleasant surprise. We even received a beautiful, special gift a few weeks later.
For anyone considering hiring a travel agent- DO IT! I hardly ever write reviews (not that you can tell LOL), but I HAD to write and share how awesome Danialle was! Let her help you ladies- you'll thank me later.
Best wishes to all the brides!
I had a destination wedding at Azul Fives in Playa. The first step I took in planning my wedding was contacting Beach Bum to inquire about their service. I worked with Danialle who was exceptional! She not only took care of our travel and that of our guests but also helped me when I wasn't getting a timely response from the resorts offsite wedding planner. Danialle was always professional and prompt in responding to both myself and my guests (approximately 30) and accommodated any requests we had to the best of her ability. My aunt had originally decided to book a house on her own instead of going thru Beach Bum and was contacted the day before she was leaving by the home owner stating they were going to have to cancel her reservation! She contacted Danialle who, she raved, was a "lifesaver" and Danialle was able to get her accommodated at our resort. I have referred Beach Bum to my sister and will encourage any destination wedding brides to HAVE a travel concierge... My recommendation goes to Beach Bum :) THANK YOU guys SO much for everything!~Jaime
We knew we wanted a destination wedding somewhere in the Mexico/Caribbean area but had no idea where to start. We found Carey at Beach Bum Vacations through online reviews and I’m forever grateful that we did. She is AMAZING! She responded right away to set up a call with me and my fiancé. She asked many questions to get a feel for what was important to us for our wedding and honeymoon. After our call, she sent us detailed info on two resorts she thought would be perfect. We went down on a scouting visit to see both. They were everything she said they would be and we booked one for our wedding and the other for our honeymoon. Plus we were planning our wedding for a year and a half and Carey was on board the whole time dealing with my indecisiveness.
Through the planning process, Carey was fantastic. She always responded immediately, answered all questions and stayed on top of the hotel wedding coordinators (who were also as awesome as Carey told us they would be). She’s also the most positive cheerful person I’ve ever worked with. The resorts she chose for us were out of this world. My husband and I had the most wonderful wedding imaginable. Also our family and friends can’t stop talking about how much fun they had and how wonderful the resort was. Most can’t wait to book again. Also, the amount of perks we received on our honeymoon simply because we booked with Beach Bum vacations was unbelievable.
None of this (not to mention, keeping my sanity) would have been possible without Carey and Beach Bum Vacations. What an unbelievably wonderful experience in a mountain of miserable wedding vendor experiences. We will be planning our 1 year anniversary trip through her as well as any other vacations we take. I can’t imagine working with anyone else or doing it on my own!
We worked with Rachel who was very professional and pleasant to plan our honeymoon.
Throughout the entire process, we never felt pressured or as if we weren't as important as the next person.
Everything was seamless with NO issues what so ever - pretty amazing!
We will use again for future trips and refer to anyone looking for travel assistance.
I must recommend Danialle and Beach Bum Vacation for anyone looking for a stress-free getaway! Danialle helped plan our wedding last year at El Dorado Casitas Royale, and I couldn’t have done it without her. She was so easy to work with, so enthusiastic, and extremely timely with ALL of her responses. She helped all of our 24 guests with their accommodations, and Danialle made sure everyone received the room preferences they had requested. She got us all great rates, and was able to secure tons of amazing upgrades throughout the week! Every one of our wedding guests mentioned how wonderful Danialle was to work with in booking rooms, answering questions, and sending out pertinent information about the trip. Danialle really went above and beyond in helping us plan our wedding and vacation. The best decision we made during the entire process was picking Beach Bum Vacation, and the best gift we could have received was having Danialle as our Beach Bum!
Beach Bum Carey was absolutely wonderful in assisting my husband and I along with all of our guests for our Azul Beach wedding. Carey was with us every step of the way in our wedding planning and travel coordination. Our wedding was perfect and gorgeous and the coordinators at Azul Beach really know how to make everything come together. Thank you.
I can't say enough wonderful things about this trip. As soon as we decided on a destination wedding I started researching for hours on end to find the perfect location. After weeks of frustrating research I finally gave up and called Beach Bum Vacation and found Danialle. My only regret is that I didn't call her sooner. I gave her the list of our needs and wants for a perfect location and boy did she find it. As the bride, I was very nervous about picking a vacation spot for 40 guests but every single person loved it. A HUGE thank you to Danialle with Beach Bum Vacation for helping us find it and getting all of our family and friends there with ease! Not only did we love Danialle from BBV but every single one of our guests did too! I won’t travel again without calling Danialle first!
Justin and Beach Bum assisted me with choosing a resort for our wedding (Azul Beach ) and another for our honeymoon (El Dorado Casitas) and we had a fabulous trip! Justin got us a great group rate and did an excellent job of coordinating our guests' travel and also with the wedding planning. He handled the unexpected snafus on my behalf and I am so grateful.
My husband and I got married this past June at Sandals Whitehouse Jamaica. We booked our wedding through Nikki at Beach Bums Vacation. I have to say I was a little nervous booking my wedding out of the country. Nikki made it so simple and she took all the worry away from us. It was a fabulous trip and I will continue to use Nikki for all my travels. I would recommend Beach Bums Vacation, well I already have!
My husband and I just returned from our honeymoon at Sandals Whitehouse, and it was perfect. We wouldn't have changed a thing! Let me start by thanking Carey at Beach Bum for picking the perfect location for us! I gave her such a large list of likes and dislikes I thought it would be impossible to find the perfect spot, and she did just that. She also assisted us with multi-city airfare due to a destination wedding and planned all of our excursions and a romantic dinner for us. I literally didn't have to do a thing! The resort/ room: It's beautiful. Everyday that I woke up there were so many people working on the grounds to make sure that they were immaculate. We stayed in a "Penthouse Butler Suite" in the Dutch Village. The room or rather rooms were spacious and cozy - I felt right at home! The bed was super comfortable, and who doesn't love an extra large Jacuzzi bathtub? It was also great to have to separate rooms - if the hubby wanted to sleep in, I didn't bother him at all and was able to enjoy the amazing view from my balcony while eating breakfast and having coffee! Of course our butlers Davion and Damion were awesome and always had treats and surprises for us. The Pools: We ONLY swam at the main pool. It was amazing. Keon - what an experience. I feel in love with him. He was fun, and he made it such a great experience. By my second day he knew what I was drinking and always took care of us. Sure, there are bees around the pool bar area, but they never bothered us at all. But what do you expect with all that sugar sitting around? Everything was clean and neat and well kept - and the drinks were awesome. I tried them all I think, but my favorite was lime vodka lemonade on the rocks. YUM! The Food: It was good - not great, but good. We are from Houston, and I am a huge foodie. I went in knowing I wasn't going to get that, but we enjoyed most everything we ate - the only place we didn't try was Bluefields. Room service was great and spot on. AND THE JERK PIT: We ate here every day for lunch or a snack, whatever, it was a necessity! The jerk chicken literally changed my life. We are already planning to go back in February.This time we did stay in a butler suite because it was our honeymoon and Davion and Damion were fantastic, next time we may look into concierge level, but it all depends on how we feel when we book - we aren't really "needy," so didn't utilize the butler service the way I am sure most people do - BUT, everything we asked them to do was done and done to perfection, we had beautiful tables and reservations for dinner every night, great snacks, fun treats, pool side chairs reserved with a loaded cooler - they also took care of all of our check in and out processes. I am spoiled, I stay in five star hotels, and I like to eat at great restaurants - you have to remember you aren't in America. All of the reviews that have negative things to say seem to be silly and obscure - and from what I've read come from people who need to stay at the Ritz in a major US city. Best Resort I've been too - I love it. See you in February Whitehouse! Carey, we can't wait to work with you again! Thank you to all of the amazing staff at Sandals Whitehouse, thank you to Davion and Damion for making it so memorable and special, thank you to Keon (and all of the other bartenders as well) for rocking the bar and making it so much fun and a GIANT THANK YOU TO BEACH BUM AND CAREY for making this whole thing possible!
My husband and I worked with Carey to plan our destination wedding and honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Carey came highly recommended by close friends, so though I lived in a different state, I still chose to work with her. Carey was great. She responded to emails and phone calls quickly, delivered information on everything we asked about and even did a “conference call” with my husband and I. She was very in-tune with what we wanted and gave us specific recommendations to meet our needs in our price range. We had eight additional guests attend our wedding and they worked with Carey as well. No one had any travel challenges or surprises! The resort was exactly what we wanted, our wedding day was amazing and very relaxed. We were able to enjoy our wedding and honeymoon knowing that everything was arranged by Carey.
Carey also did a great job of collaborating with our wedding coordinator at the resort. Again, this assured us there would be no challenges once our big day arrived. Just prior to our trip, Carey was unavailable due to family reasons and she took steps ahead of time to include Nanda, another Beach Bum agent, in our planning. Nanda was also awesome! She was in the loop with everything Carey and I had planned and checked in with me regularly. The transition was seamless and I felt like Carey and Nanda really took a team approach to helping us organize our trip and wedding.
I have recommended Beach Bum Vacations, Carey and Nanda to friends who are planning destination weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. My husband and I look forward to working with them on our next vacation.
I was referred to BeachBum vacations when I started to think about a desitnation wedding. Our agent was very helpful. We provided her with details about our group and what we wanted for a beach wedding. She provided with several options that fit our needs. Our hotel had an adult only and a family friendly side. I was worried when the adult only resort was bought out about 5 months prior to our wedding. BeachBum worked hard to ensure we were accomodated to our original contract details. Beach Bums ensured that all of our guests had a point of ocntact for questions at all times. They provided travel details and reminders. It was a great releif to have our group of 32 people serviced with one agent. I highly recommend using BeachBums when planning a destination wedding. In addition to working with your guests they also have a first hand experience with their hotels. They have stayed at the resorts and know the wedding planning team. The wedding planning was an easy process and allowed me and my husband to really enjoy ourselves througout the entire process.
I used Beach Bum Vacations for my June destination wedding. I worked with them for 1 1/2 years to plan my destination wedding and I cant say enough good things about them! We used Carey Driscoll and she was so fabulous and helpful. Whenever I needed something I just emailed her and she would get right back to me. When I had communication problems with the resorts staff she fixed it right away. She literally did everything for us and it was the easiest wedding planning in world, I wasn't stressed at all. She took care of all the arrangements for our guest and I didn't do a single thing, they all raved how amazing she was and how helpful. After the wedding she checked on us and even sent us a gift. The company also sent us a beautiful wood cutting board with our names and wedding date carved into it. We will definitely use Carey again and we will recommend her to anyone traveling! Hands down the best travel agent and agency! Thank you so much Carey and BBV.
I recently used beach bum vacations to plan my destination wedding and I cant say enough good things about them! Carey Driscoll was our agent and she was so knowledgable and helpful. We emailed back and forth for about a year and every time she would respond so quickly. She literally did all the leg work for us and it was the easiest wedding planning I've ever seen. She dealt with the resort for me and made sure all of our guests were booked and fully taken care of. After the wedding was over she still kept in contact with us to make sure everything went well. She is now are forever travel agent and has booked us for our next trip! Hands down the best travel agency! Thanks beach bum!
We booked our trip through Beach Bum Vacation and this was our first time using a travel agent... She was AWESOME! We had 50 guests that also booked through DANIALLE as well. She was very knowledgeable, and got back to everyone in a very timely manner. If you are planning a trip, I would highly recommend her, esp if you are traveling with a large group. She makes it so easy for everyone! The service we received at Playacar was unbeatable! The hotel staff was the most friendly we have ever encountered. From the moment we walked in the door Abigail was there to help us, as well as our wedding coordinator, Karla. She made the details of the wedding so easy! We had our wedding on the Beach and the reception on the Beach Deck. Of all of the weddings we saw there, I was very happy with our choices. We would strongly recommend getting a DJ. He was great and helped make our party a lot of fun! Fernando and Javier were a few of the names we remember regarding the fun wait staff. They did a fantastic job! The beach was amazing, as was the pool. We took a ferry ride to Cozumel (27/person, round trip) to swim with the stingrays. We used our credits for that. We also got a couple’s massage in the Spa, with our credits. The massage itself was great, but the amenities that have access to prior to your massage are what set it apart and make it so relaxing! Beautiful Spa! The resort credits are great as long as you have realistic expectations. A few of my bridesmaids and I got our hair done in the spa for the wedding and were all very pleased with the way it turned out! We just showed them pictures and the stylists did a great job! We went to the Beach Palace for a few days as a couple, after Playacar, and if you are trying to decide between the two, we would highly recommend Playacar simply for the relaxed atmosphere and great service! They are both child-friendly resorts, but Beach Palace was definitely a little more focused on kids, and since we don't have any that is not something we were looking for. There were not many children at Playcar. Overall our stay at Playacar was fantastic! I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. We will definitely be back!
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