Beach Bum Vacations

Head office Indianapolis, IN

About this Vendor

"Travel the WORLD with us"

To exceed our nationwide travelers' expectations by spreading sunshine, smiles and a warm island breeze so we can create unforgettable honeymoons, destination weddings, vacations and group getaways using our extensive, hands-on knowledgeable service. We are dedicated to you, the 'ultimate beach bum.

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Wedding Activities

Honeymoon, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Honeymoon Planning, Planning

Awards
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Contact Info

Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists, Head office Indianapolis, IN

Honeymoon of our Dreams

Reviewed on 10/24/2013 Emily H

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.

2015-03-24T09:34:15 Response from the vendor

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Kristin is the best!

Reviewed on 11/06/2012 Emma J

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.

2015-03-24T09:50:37 Response from the vendor

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The GREATEST Travel Concierge- Mrs. Lisa Zwissler

Reviewed on 10/18/2011 Kennie S

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 !


Reviewed on 7/13/2015 Kaelyn h

Melissa from Bech Bum was an absolute DREAM! She made our travel flawless and we have zero problems. She did an amazing job in answering all our questions since it was our first time out of the country. She was very responsive and gave us all the options for the beginning. We felt very informed and well equipped to travel and we had full understanding of where we needed to be when. the resort (El Dorado Seaside) was truly a derma come true, the staff was amazing we will for sure go back!


Reviewed on 7/08/2015

Beach Bum Joanne helped the wedding of my dreams come true! She helped pick the perfect resort that specialized in beach weddings. She really understood exactly what we were looking for in a destination wedding and a honeymoon in one. One of my main priorities was the happiness of my guests. She took care of all there travel arrangements. The resort and wedding exceeded any of there expectations. Joanne helped take all the guess work out of planning a destination wedding. With her experience and expertise at various beach resorts she was able to help get me set up with a great wedding team! Thanks Beach bum Joanne!


Reviewed on 6/20/2015 Liz L

Working with Jaimi Smith at Beach Bum Vacations was one of the best fundamental decisions my husband and I made as we planned our destination wedding in Playa del Carmen. Jaimi was instrumental in the resort selection process. She was ever so patient with us as we balanced amenities with cost to help find a 'happy medium' option of a resort location. We knew cost (both of out of country travel and resort lodging) would be a defining point for many guests. She helped us select the perfect resort for our event (Playacar Palace). Our 80+ guests loved the resort. Beyond the resort selection, Jaimi's support through the 18+ month long planning process was impeccable. She helped us navigate every twist and turn of the planning. We never waited more than 2 hours for an email reply (even MONTHS before the event!). She maintains key relationships in the Riviera Maya and is able to navigate all situations. I would highly advise having Jaimi on your side to guide the destination wedding process. We literally had the best day(s) of our lives. Our guests loved working with her, and this was important, as it alleviated a lot of unnecessary burden on us. Everyone loved Jaimi. We can not say enough good things about her. Truly, a top notch experience!


Reviewed on 6/15/2015

We booked our honeymoon with Beach Bum Lisa. She was wonderful to work with. Lisa really took the time to figure out what kind of resort would fit us best and what was important to us. In the end, we stayed at the Couples Resort, Tower isle in Jamaica. We had a wonderful experience. The resort staff was very friendly, warm and courteous. We plan to return soon.


Reviewed on 5/31/2015 Michelle L

My Husband and I went to Jamaica on our honeymoon. It was AMAZING and we used Beach Bum Lisa with Beach Bum Vacation to plan it. Lisa found the perfect location for us and it had everything we wanted in a honeymoon destination. She also recommended a few excursions for us that we did on our trip and we LOVED them. Beach Bum Vacation made our honeymoon planning so easy. We will definitely use them to plan our next vacation. I highly recommend using Beach Bum Vacation and Lisa Zwissler to book your next vacation. They truly know how to customize the perfect trip for each client.


Reviewed on 5/22/2015 Christine W

Lisa is AMAZING! With all the wedding details and planning To-Do List, the one thing that I didn't have to worry about was planning our honeymoon. Lisa took care of it all! After a quick survey to find out what type of honeymoon we were looking to experience, Lisa gave us concise and affordable options to choose from. No pressure added for the priciest vacation, either! She gave honest recommendations with very prompt responses to our emails and calls. After selecting our honeymoon experience, she took care of all the booking, travel, and coordination, and sent us ALL the details, including who to contact in case of emergency while abroad! My now husband and I were so pleased with her help coordinating our travel that we are now planning a trip to Spain - with Lisa, of course!!


Reviewed on 5/21/2015 Allie H

Sarah, from beach bum vacations helped my fiance and I plan a beautiful trip to Punta Cana to get married! She helped 30 of my guests as well. She did such a great job finding the best deals, fitting our budge, and was always there for us when we had a question. She was constantly contacting the resort for us to make sure it was the right fit for us. I couldn't of planned my wedding, honeymoon, and vacation without her! Thank you Sarah!


Reviewed on 5/07/2015 amber r

I am currently working with BeachBum Lisa to plan my wedding. She has been BEYOND patient with my indecisiveness. She has always responded promptly and professionally when I am sure she really wished I would just make up my mind! We were undecided regarding location she listened to what we wanted and gave us suggestions based on our wants and personality. She gave me detailed information about each and every resort I thought about (and there were many). She has been great to us so far and while we haven't actually traveled yet I have come to expect nothing but the best service from her and I anticipate that to continue!


Reviewed on 5/07/2015

Beach Bum Vacations has been absolutely amazing to work with. I happened to find them in a review when my fiance and I were investigation destination wedding locations. We were really struggling and starting to get frustrated, until I contacted Beach Bum. Beach Bum Lisa contacted me right away, and I felt like I had an instant connection with her. She is fun, upbeat, knowledgeable, and felt that she is 100% invested us and our wedding day. The best part is, is that we changed our original direction with her from Mexico/Caribbean, to Europe, and she was right on board. Constant communication between us and the resort to make sure we have everything we want. Lisa even made an adorable website with us to send to our guests for all of the booking information. So far, Beach Bum Lisa has helped us and all of our guests with booking our accommodation, and has even helped the guests with planning and booking add-on trips who want to explore more of Europe! One of my guests called me immediately after booking with Lisa and raved about how helpful and friendly she was. She actually said, I feel like she could be my friend! That is the kind of people that work at Beach Bum. We couldn't be more happy with our experience with Beach Bum and highly recommend anyone who is planning a destination wedding to use their services. Bonus...No services fees for you or your guests! :) I'm sure all of the Beach Bummers (not sure if that is what their official name is) are awesome, but hopefully you get Lisa to help you with all of your planning!


Reviewed on 5/06/2015 Paige D

We worked with Liza Zwissler from Beach Bum vacations and she was phenomenal! She has helped plan our honeymoon to Riviera Maya! The planning process was extremely smooth and relaxing. We told Lisa exactly what we wanted and she was able to find the perfect resort for us! We are so excited to take our trip planned by Lisa!


Reviewed on 5/04/2015 Katy M

We went through Beach Bum Vacations to book our destination wedding in Cancun and had Jayne Revell as our travel agent, who was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. We had guests coming from both Canada and the US and she worked with everyone seamlessly even though I am sure it was a pain to keep us all straight at times! All of our guests commented on how wonderful she was to work with and I felt completely taken care of at all times, even when we had some hiccups with guests. She even helped me in communicating with the resort on wedding-related things, which she did not need to do at all! I would book again with her and/or Beach Bum in a heartbeat!


Reviewed on 5/03/2015 Mia D

Deborah from Beach Bum Vacations did a fantastic job with helping my husband and I plan the perfect honeymoon!!! She was very informative and very patient with us while we tried deciding where to go. Once we decided on Jamaica, Deborah researched and emailed us pictures and reviews on the resort we chose. Deborah was very professional throughout the whole process and it was such a joy working with her!


Engaged, being a beach bum!

Reviewed on 4/04/2015

Thanks to Lisa zwissler from beach bum vacations, we had an incredible trip! We set a budget, wants / needs for our ideal vacation, and Lisa had us booked in no time at all. The whole booking experience with beach bum was easy, seamless, and a lot less daunting than trying to do it on my own. Also, Little did I know, Lisa was even helping my now fiancé plan the perfect proposal!! If that's not personalized service, I don't know what is! We stayed at the chic by royalton resort. The resort itself was very new, but still very kept, clean, and full of employees who were excited to take care of your every need. The food was incredible, the weather was perfect everyday, and the drinks flowed non-stop ;) My only complaint would be the smart travel "concierge" reps pushing us into a time share presentation every single time we walked into our hotel building, they were really nice, but very pushy and annoying. We kept telling them we just wanted to enjoy our vacation, but finally caved and went because of the relentless pushing. Overall, we had an incredible experience, and I would highly encourage all of my friends to contact Lisa at Beach Bum for any and all Tavel needs, I know we sure will from here on out :)


Amazing time and wonderful service!

Reviewed on 3/25/2015

Lisa Zwissler from Beach Bum Vacations helped me setting up the whole trip!! We both had an AMAZING time!! I wanted to propose on this vacation on the beach. I built a sand castle and had my Gopro filming it. I told her I was doing a time lapse of my sandcastle. Then when i was finished had the ring with me and I came up to her while she was reading her book and said now that i have my castle I need my queen. Will you marry me? She said YES. The only thing i would complain about is that the resort had a thing called travel smart company. They had a concierge guy at the entrance of the each building who would kind of push it on you but they did give my girlfriend a free massage at the end of it and a dominican package for me which consisted of like a bottle of Rum, honey, white vanilla extract, cinnamon, and some coffee. We couldnt bring back because it was more than 3oz! lol So the one concern by reading some of the reviews were the food selections. The reviews i read said the food was average!! Not true!!! I eat at steakhouses like Ruth Chris and St Elmo so I am used to a good steak not like I am used to eating subpar food. I absolutely loved the food and service. We went to all the food options besides the culinary experience. The sushi was really good but only served for dinner. Lunch was good there too they had amazing halbut and crab cerviche. The insomnia cafe was good coffee. The buffet was good for breakfast every day and for lunch as well. We did the oxygen bar which was cool but had to pay 10$ for 10 min but also included a detox drink which was mixed up vegetables and juices I love it!! The Mini Grille wasnt that good. The hunter steakhouse, we got filets, ribeye, tuna carpachio, french onion soup and more! The moroccan dinner was really good too had lamb and tuna there. Service at the bars was great you could ask for premium or whatever you want. Half the people that work there were really enthusiastic but some were not as friendly. They did not ruin the experience just found out which bar tenders to get drinks from. They did have alot of different things to do like zip lining and the excursions. We heard good things about them but just wanted to relax this trip.


Amy from beach bum is amazinggggg

Reviewed on 3/23/2015 Rita a

First of all, I want to say how amazing Amy from Beach Bum Vacation is! She helped me pick such an amazing resort (AZUL SENSATORI) for my wedding next June. Any time I needed information, Amy provided me with the most detailed explanation ever. She took care of booking the hotel stay, the flights, and transportation. I didn't have to do a single thing! It was amazing and so simple. I cannot thank her enough for her diligence and I cannot stress enough to viewers how great Amy is; I highly recommend using Beach Bum Vacations. Azul Sensatori was an experience and I cannot wait to get married there next June. The food is outrageous, the service is exceptional and the resort is gorgeous.

2015-03-24T09:28:43 Response from the vendor

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El Dorado Royale Casitas 3/6/15

Reviewed on 3/22/2015

I recently got married at El Dorado Royale Casitas and had a wedding & honeymoon that exceeded every expectation! None of this would have happened without the patience and recommendations from Beach Bum Steve. He made the planning for us and our six guests easy and worry free. From the travel to the resort itself everything was perfect. Thank you Steve for all of your help! We wouldn't even think of traveling again without you!

2015-03-24T09:29:02 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Beach Bum Vacation’s services, & for your kind words! I really enjoyed reading your comments. I’m very proud of our Beach Bum Team & will definitely share your feedback. We hope that you will continue... Read Less Read More


Great Service with Jayne!

Reviewed on 3/04/2015 Crystal S

We used Jayne with Beach Bum Vacations and she was a pleasure to deal with! She took great care of us! She's friendly, helpful and very professional. Any questions we had she responded to quickly and always got us an answer. She made planning our trip effortless and we'd definitely use her again and we highly recommend her!

2015-03-24T09:29:10 Response from the vendor

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No Need to Worry!

Reviewed on 1/19/2015 Dao

We used Beach Bums and my husband and I had an amazing time! Once we got to the Cancun airport we got a private navigator for our transfer to our hotel (and back too)! There was no worry whatsoever when we were there because Beach Bums took care of everything. All we needed to do was relax and enjoy the beautiful resort! Such an amazing experience! We will definitely use them again for future vacations!

2015-03-24T09:29:24 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Beach Bum Vacation’s services, & for your kind words! I really enjoyed reading your comments. I’m very proud of our Beach Bum Team & will definitely share your feedback. We hope that you will continue... Read Less Read More


Amazing Wedding!

Reviewed on 11/26/2014 Darcy R

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!

2015-03-24T09:29:36 Response from the vendor

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Excellent!

Reviewed on 11/25/2014 Kayla H

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!

2015-03-24T09:29:57 Response from the vendor

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Best decision- Danialle was AMAZING!

Reviewed on 11/24/2014 Patrice B

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!

2015-03-24T09:30:10 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Beach Bum Vacation’s services, & for your kind words! I really enjoyed reading your comments. I’m very proud of our Beach Bum Team & will definitely share your feedback. We hope that you will continue... Read Less Read More


Awesome service

Reviewed on 11/13/2014

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

2015-03-24T09:30:18 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Beach Bum Vacation’s services, & for your kind words! I really enjoyed reading your comments. I’m very proud of our Beach Bum Team & will definitely share your feedback. We hope that you will continue... Read Less Read More


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