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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.
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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 !
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!
Beach Bum Vacations took the stress out of planning a wedding. Beach Bum Carey made sure that everything was taken care of before we left for our wedding. Upon checking in at the hotel, we were upgraded to another room with an amazing view. The wedding day went off without a hitch and it will definitely be a wedding that my guests will never forget. Everything was perfect! We plan to use Beach Bum Vacations to plan our next big excursion in the future.
Beach Bum Vacations assisted with every detail of planning my destination wedding. And it was so easy! I must admit I was skeptical about how it would be when we arrived. And as Beach Bum had promised, it was magical. A beautiful setting, gorgeous resort, and we were treated like royalty the moment we arrived. Beach Bum delivered on their promise to ensure that everything was perfect. The food, the setting, everything exceeded our expectations! It couldn't have been easier for me or my guest. And so affordable. Of the 40 guest that came to our wedding, at least half have already talked about using Beach Bum for future vacations. Everyone was very impressed! I have since had 2 girlfriends use them for their destination weddings. And as always flawless. I can't say enough positive things about this great company!
I heard about Beach Bum Vacations from a friend that used them. I specifically requested Lisa because she had such a great experience with her. I emailed Lisa late at night to see what she could do and she got back to me immediately. That has been the case ever since. Lisa is absolutely amazing, she is patient, sweet, and really listens to the kind of wedding you and your fiancé want before making recommendations for resorts.
Our wedding is in April 2015 at El Dorado Royale and Lisa had our rates, our contract, and other free things that you wouldn't otherwise get finalized within one week of me contacting her. Not to mention the service is free and she will keep a spreadsheet of all the guests that are coming for us!
I would highly recommend using Beach Bum vacations and specifically using Lisa. I will update this review as the wedding gets closer and after the wedding as well!
This is my second time using Beach Bum vacation (1st time was for a destination wedding for a relative). Both times Hayley was our agent and when I tell you, she is fabulous, I am not even doing her justice. Interestingly enough, I am going on my honeymoon to the same resort I attended the destination wedding at. Hayley was on her A game both times. QUICKLY answers all of you concerns/questions and is so genuinely nice all the time. you can tell that Beach Bum only hires the best of the best. The price is fab too! All inclusive, all travel documents mailed to you within a month of your trip AND Hayley will follow up with you until you come back from your trip. I never write reviews, but this one is well deserved! If you are getting married and want a memorable vacation with NO stress and NO problems-go with Beach Bum and request Hayley. She's the best!
Nanda helped find our resort venue and was extremely patient and accommodating while doing so. She organized and relayed all information between us and the resort and was very knowledgeable. We will be booking with her again for future vacations!
We recently had our wedding at Sandals in Negril, Jamaica. We used Beach Bum Vacations (Hayley Whorrall) as our travel and wedding planner and we just can't say enough about how great she was to work with. She handled not only every one of our questions quickly and professionally, but also all of the questions of both of our ENTIRE families. She made planning the destination wedding so easy we couldn't recommend her service any more highly. Three cheers for Hayley! Thank you!
PS: The site forces me to put a positive number in the "cost of service" field, but Hayley's service was completely free to us for the wedding, it was amazing!
Beach Bum is the BEST! I worked with Rachel D and she made our honeymoon search and travels SO easy!! I will only ever use Rachel and BBV for all of my future travel needs ... I simply can't say enough great things about them!
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