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

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Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists, Nationwide, IL

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... Read More 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

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


Reviewed on 5/17/2016 Viviana M

I really do not know what to say...But Beach Bum Nanda, you are truly amazing!!! She started helping us plan our wedding over 2 years ago, and was with us every step of the way. She helped all our family members in getting their rooms booked, with transportation to and from the... Read More airport. She kept us in the loop when someone emailed her. The communication with her was impeccable. She had to go on maternity leave, in which Katie took over our wedding, and she also did a great job. And once Nanda came back it was like she never left!!! she helped us square away some issues that we where having with the hotel, which made us sooooooo happy. She even talked me into canceling my honeymoon which I booked through Bookit.com and book it with her. The hotel she recommended and put us in with a free upgrade and a free romantic dinner. We could not have done this wedding with out her ,we are so happy and grateful to have dealt with Nanda. We even invited her to our wedding!!! But now that we have built this relationship with her, we will be booking ALL our vacations with her.

2016-05-18T07:18:57 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


Reviewed on 4/22/2016 Alison R

Beach Bum Joanne assisted us with our wedding at Hard Rock in Punta Cana. We decided to contact Beach Bum Vacations after reading good reviews on various wedding websites. Joanne was great and very helpful. We had already decided on a resort when we contacted Joanne, but she... Read More helped us with everything else. We were able to get cheaper room rates by reserving a block of rooms and Joanne price matched any cheaper deals our guests found. Joanne was very quick with her responses and always answered my many questions! We will definitely use Joanne in the future for booking any future trips and recommend her to anyone looking for a travel agent!

2016-04-22T17:32:46 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


Reviewed on 3/28/2016

Where to even begin...Beach Bum Danialle was nothing short of AMAZING! She was truly the most responsive and attentive travel agent. She nailed the hotel recommendations and selections, planned our trip perfectly. I did not worry about a single aspect of this trip, it ran so... Read More smooth. The transportation company she booked us to and from the airport were extremely reliable and so friendly. Danialle ensured that all of my guests were taken care of and gave everyone superb service. All of my guests raved about how wonderful she was to work with. She is so on top of everything. *We traveled with a group of 40 to Mexico.

2016-03-29T08:30:40 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


Reviewed on 3/28/2016

Where to even begin...Beach Bum Danialle was nothing short of AMAZING! She was truly the most responsive and attentive travel agent. She nailed the hotel recommendations and selections, planned our trip perfectly. I did not worry about a single aspect of this trip, it ran so... Read More smooth. The transportation company she booked us to and from the airport were extremely reliable and so friendly. Danialle ensured that all of my guests were taken care of and gave everyone superb service. All of my guests raved about how wonderful she was to work with. She is so on top of everything. *We traveled with a group of 40 to Mexico.


Reviewed on 3/23/2016 Mercedes B

I cannot say THANK YOU enough to both Nanda Van Zwarm & Katie Tremblay (who stepped in after Nanda had a baby :)) We contacted them in the summer of 2015 to help plan a wedding and from the moment we spoke to Nanda, we were sold on using them. I was never really interested in... Read More planning every detail of the wedding and I didn't have enough time in the day to arrange all our families/friends travel, so having Beach Bums there to help was a huge relief. They played a bumper between me and the hotel, and me and our family/friends. Nanda and Katie worked with our guests and the hotel to make sure that all the rooms were ready, that we were treated beyond expectation and that the wedding coordination was perfect. For our family/friends, they arranged everything from transportation, to flights, to information packets. Katie also worked with my mom to set up an excursion for my husband and I on our honeymoon. Both were quickly to respond, helped answer any and all questions, and they were professional and kind. I would most definitely use their services again to book a large trip and recommend them to anyone that's booking travel! I can't tell you enough how thankful I am for these two ladies and how much stress they saved me. They were amazing and I couldn't have imagined not having them there to help me out. THANK YOU :)

2016-03-24T09:25:42 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


Reviewed on 3/10/2016 Lauren P

We had a picture perfect wedding on the beach at Azul Sensatori in Puerto Morales/Riviera Maya 2 weeks ago. Overall a great experience and I recommend this venue, along with the resort. We brought 50+ friends and family, most from Chicago and everyone had a blast. We worked... Read More with Beach Bum Vacation for our travel arrangements. Best. Decision. Ever. Beach Bum Sue is amazing and we will be eternally grateful for her expertise, recommendations, flexibility and awesome attitude. She made the booking and traveling experience seamless for us and all of our guests. I was confident through the whole process that my guests would be well taken care of - the folks at Beach Bum Vacation are destination wedding gurus. This is what they do every day, so I was completely comfortable giving up control of that aspect of the wedding and leaving it in Sue's capable hands!

2016-03-11T10:18:00 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


Reviewed on 3/09/2016

Lisa was great! We will definitely work with her on future trips and can't wait for our wedding in Riviera Maya!

2016-03-11T10:18:29 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/08/2016 Breanna B

Beach Bum Lisa was recommended to us by friends who had worked with her because of a recommendation from *their* friends, and it's easy to see why they enjoyed working with her so much! We'll be recommending her, as well!

2016-03-11T10:18:47 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


Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Kami K

I cant praise Beach Bums enough for making traveling arrangements and wedding planning so easy! More specifically, I cant say enough how awesome Lisa, our travel concierge, is to work with! Lisa has helped my fiance and I from day one get moving on wedding decisions. She... Read More discovered potential wedding destinations for us and walked through the Pros and Cons of each one, and helped us determine the perfect destination for our friends and family to witness our vows. I didnt really think we actually needed help with all of this but it became really clear after about 100 Google searches how difficult this decision was going to be. After deciding on the destination, Lisa made it really simple for us to determine the appropriate amount of rooms to reserve and the best options for our guests. After all that she created a custom URL that we shared with guests on our Save the Dates. Lisa has been honest, patient and very attentive during the whole process. Our wedding guests are making their travel arrangements now with Lisa and I cant even tell you how many people have reached out and said how great the customer service is, how friendly Lisa is and how quickly she has been at responding to their needs. I have even had a few friends say they want to use Beach Bum's Lisa to help arrange their upcoming travel plans too. Its rare to find a company and business professional that truly go above and beyond. It shows that Lisa is dedicated to make our day amazing and couldnt be happier to be working with Beach Bums Vacation!

2016-03-11T10:18:58 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


Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Lindsay C

Beach Bum Lisa has been AMAZING!! I had a ton of questions in the beginning and she was very patient with me and answered all of my questions extremely quickly! Our family and friends who have already booked their travel also love her! I can't say enough great things about her!

2016-03-11T10:19:08 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/07/2016

Beach Bum Lisa was the best! She was experienced and prepared for every question and provided options and solutions for all of our family and guests quirky scenarios. She handled all of our guests booking, questions, and transportation for us. One less thing for us to worry... Read More about! Many of our guests even commented on how much they enjoyed working with her as well. Make Beach Bum Lisa your first step in making your destination wedding easy!

2016-03-11T10:19:27 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/07/2016 Erin Z

Beach Bum Lisa has made our destination wedding a breeze. She responds quickly to all of our questions and has been super helpful throughout the wedding planning process. We love her so much that we refered her to 4 other friends who are now using her for their upcoming... Read More vacations. Beach Bum Lisa has taken the stress out of our Destination wedding and we can't thank her enough! Erin

2016-03-11T10:19:41 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 3/05/2016 Xenia A

Beach Bum Lisa is amazing and I highly reccomend anyone who is planning travel or wedding should contact her. She has been super patient and responsive throughout the whole processes and offered her candid oponion about each resort. When in doubt, contact Beach Bum Lisa with any... Read More questions & she will figure it out! She has traveled to every restort and can offer the in's & out's. She is very professional, friendly and amazing!

2016-03-11T10:19:52 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


Reviewed on 3/05/2016 Ashley M

Beach Bum Lisa has been so extremely helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process. She is very responsive to both us and our guests!

2016-03-11T10:20:14 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


Reviewed on 2/28/2016 Laura L

Beach Bum Lisa was an absolute joy to work with as my wife and I planned our two-week honeymoon in Italy (Rome>Siena>Milan>Verona) in November/December 2015. She was very accommodating as we laid out our loose plans and helped us refine them into a very clear itinerary. Lisa... Read More offered us options for different accommodations with different price points so that we could use our funds wisely, so much so that we were able to easily afford another day in Siena (priceless, in our opinion). She coordinated our flights, booked our hotels, reserved ground transportation for all legs of the trip (something we wouldn’t have even thought about), offered dinner suggestions and reservations, booked private tours, and even had some bubbly and snacks delivered to us as a surprise—both from her and from one of our friends. In short, our honeymoon was an unforgettable adventure made as stress-free as possible thanks to great planning and legwork from Beach Bum Lisa. It was a dream. We can’t recommend her highly enough! Thank you!

2016-03-11T10:20:26 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


Reviewed on 2/28/2016 Laura L

Beach Bum Lisa was an absolute joy to work with as my wife and I planned our two-week honeymoon in Italy (Rome>Siena>Milan>Verona) in November/December 2015. She was very accommodating as we laid out our loose plans and helped us refine them into a very clear itinerary. Lisa... Read More offered us options for different accommodations with different price points so that we could use our funds wisely, so much so that we were able to easily afford another day in Siena (priceless, in our opinion). She coordinated our flights, booked our hotels, reserved ground transportation for all legs of the trip (something we wouldn’t have even thought about), offered dinner suggestions and reservations, booked private tours, and even had some bubbly and snacks delivered to us as a surprise—both from her and from one of our friends. In short, our honeymoon was an unforgettable adventure made as stress-free as possible thanks to great planning and legwork from Beach Bum Lisa. It was a dream. We can’t recommend her highly enough! Thank you!


Reviewed on 11/23/2015

Great Service !!! Joanne from Beach Bum Vacations did an excellent job in coordinating our friends and family to our destination wedding in Mexico. The resort was fabulous and the wedding coordinators were wonderful! I couldn't have asked for more!


Reviewed on 11/19/2015

Lisa at Beach Bum Vacations did an awesome job with all our travel details for a destination wedding that we attended. We would definitely use her services again. Professional, knowledgeable and courteous. Thank you Lisa!!


Reviewed on 11/16/2015

I had the pleasure of working with Beach Bum Nanda for my April 2015 destination wedding at Secrets Silversands. I can’t say enough about Nanda! She is polite, helpful, informative, and above all follows through on her word. When you work with Nanda, you feel as though you are... Read More her only client. We had an amazing experience with Nanda from start to finish. I always felt she had my back throughout the entire planning process. When the first hotel we booked gave away our reception location after we put down a deposit months before, she helped me cancel the wedding and was able to get every single penny back! She then helped me through the entire process again and we ended up planning the wedding of our dreams at Secrets Silversands. Working with Nanda gave me peace of mind. I was able to focus on planning the wedding instead of worrying about travel arrangements of my friends and family. She provided everyone with detailed information about the hotel, including room prices and amenities, so my guests were able to make an informed decision. She provided every single one of my 30 guests unbelievable service and managed to get everyone down to Mexico without any issues! Throughout the entire process she kept me updated via a spreadsheet with my guests arrival and departure times, which helped planning the pre and post wedding events. And the best part of it all, her services are FREE! If you are thinking of planning a destination wedding or even just a vacation, she is your girl. You will not be disappointed! That said, I can’t wait to book all my future Vacations with Nanda!


Reviewed on 11/13/2015 Amber G

We just returned from St Lucia where we had a destination wedding and honeymoon. BeachBum Lisa was our agent and she was faboul! She was been BEYOND patient with my indecisiveness. She always responded promptly and professionally when I am sure she really wished I would just... Read More make up my mind! We were undecided regarding location she listened to what we wanted and gave us suggestions based on our wants. She gave me detailed information about each and every resort I thought about. We couldn't be happier about choosing beach bum vacations for our wedding and fully intend to continue using them for future trips!


Reviewed on 11/12/2015

Beach Bum Justin made booking travel, accommodations and transportation SO quick, easy and painless for my friend's destination wedding!!! I highly recommend him for all destination wedding booking needs -- he is incredibly responsive, friendly, and the trip went off without so... Read More much as a hiccup! Thanks, Justin!


Reviewed on 10/13/2015 cassi a

Just wanted to draw attention to Beach Bum Vacations, especially Beach Bum Nanda. She has been nothing but amazing! We leave Sunday for our destination wedding and couldn't be happier that we chose Nanda. She was so informative throughout this whole process, very responsive,... Read More patient, and enthusiastic!! We loved how she kept our entire group in the loop with what was going on and sent out very nice informational emails that included tips and reminders! We also received several perks at Azul Fives through booking with Beach Bums. You guys rock and thanks again!!!!


Reviewed on 10/04/2015

I WORKED WITH BEACH BUM JAIMI FROM BEACH BUM VACATION AND SHE WAS NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING! SHE HELPED MY WIFE AND I SET UP THE TRAVEL ARRANGEMENT'S FOR OUR WEDDING AT DREAMS LA ROMANA. SHE ALWAYS RESPONDED TO OUR QUESTIONS IN A PROMPT AND PROFESSIONAL MANNER. I FELT LIKE SHE... Read More WAS THERE FOR US 24/7. THIS IS THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED. I WILL DEFINITELY WORK WITH HER WHEN I NEED HELP BOOKING FUTURE TRAVELS. SHE'S THE BEST!!!!!!!


Reviewed on 9/29/2015 Christie B

We will be using Danialle with BeachBum for more future vacations! She was a saint!! So attentive and sweet. Made it so easy for us and our 60 guests to make arrangements to our hotel, Azul Beach in Mexico. All of our guests raved about how accomodating she was and how quick she... Read More was to respond to any questions and emails. As a Bride, Danialle was there when I needed additional back up with my hotel coordinators, her strong relationship with the hotel helped me keep organized and get answers quickly. BeachBums is great, and helped us get affordable rates for our guests at a luxury hotel. We HIGHLY recommend them, and more specifically, Danialle, to everyone!!


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To exceed our worldwide travelers’ expectations by spreading sunshine, smiles and a warm island breeze customizing unforgettable honeymoons, destination weddings, family and group incentive Beach Bum Vacations using our extensive hands on knowledgeable service. We are dedicated to you, the "Ultimate Beach Bum," to deliver memorable trips experiencing calm seas, sunset kisses, peace in paradise, with white sandbars, and shimmering seas while barefoot on the beach!