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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Honeymoon, Wedding

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Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Honeymoon Planning, Planning

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Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists, Nationwide, IL (877) 943-8282
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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 5/28/2017 Carole S

To plan a destination wedding, you first need to have a travel agent – someone who will communicate with all of your guests and ensure they have travel documents, a bus waiting for them, and return transportation to the airport. Nikki with Beach Bum Vacations was exceptional.... Read More Even the guests who travelled often were pleasantly surprised that every detail was taken care of. The only guests that had problems did not use Nikki – would recommend your save the date mailout has her information,. Then you need a wedding planner and Luisa with Now Larimar exceeded all of our expectations. We booked a welcome cocktail party which was located on a balcony overlooking a pool. The waiters – Angel, Rafael and Jesus offered excellent service and kept everything clear - absolutely superior. Also, Digna (Luisa’s assistant) checked on the party continuously. The next day, the wedding was held. A rehearsal was not necessary as Luisa guided each step on the beach. The violinist was so good (he is the only one I did not catch to tip and am sorry about that). A cocktail party followed with dinner by the reflecting pool – the tables were so pretty and the lighting we added worked out very well. All the personnel were outstanding: The DJ was really good – he kept most of the guests dancing. The MC moved the program well and the bartender was personality plus – poured a drink into a glass on his head while dancing – wonderful! Finally, Jose Luis lead the wait staff so professionally it was a joy to watch. And Luisa watched over each event, ensuring my daughter’s wedding was flawless. The travel plans and wedding exceeded all my expectations and wove a memorable wedding. Would recommend Nikki and Luisa at Now Larimar without hesitation As to the hotel, the food is not terrific in the dining rooms and complaints are not handled well if you don’t use a concierge. The most annoying thing was the staff trying to book each guest for a meeting to discuss return transportation which is just using up your valuable time to try to get future commitments to use the facility – you can reconfirm return travel in the lobby in seconds. But would still use Now Larimar just to get Luisa to handle the wedding.


Reviewed on 5/27/2017 Merima O

Beach Bum Darren helped us decide where to go for our honeymoon. He gave us a few different options after we told him what we wanted at the resort. He was always quick to respond to anything I emailed him and even wished us happy birthday on our birthdays. He was very kind and... Read More personable. He explained everything step by step to us and sent us a packet of all the documents we needed and extra information. He updated us on any flight changes immediately and we were completely worry free about our honeymoon thanks to him! Our stay at Couples Sans Souci in Ocho Rios Jamaica was wonderful, we couldn't have imagined a better, worry-free honeymoon. Thank you Darren!


Reviewed on 5/23/2017 cindy s

Amy Lewis helped plan my wedding @ the Hyatt Zilara Cancun. There were about 45 of us booking as a group and she was able to get us the best rate possible, including transport. She was very efficient and quick when responding to guests- the whole transition was smooth and stress... Read More free for me as the bride. I highly recommend her


Reviewed on 5/15/2017 Ashley C

Beach Bum Lisa did a wonderful job helping my fiance and I plan our honeymoon! I will not be traveling again without going through her! We had some last minute travel changes due to airline flights and she took care of it with zero hassle for us. She also provided us with... Read More tips prior to our travel which made traveling out of the country much easier and a huge time saver! Lisa was very patient, helpful and always just a quick email away. I will continue to have Lisa help with all of our travel plans!


Reviewed on 5/11/2017 Meghan L

Beach Bum Mindy has been our saving grace when planning our destination wedding. She has helped every step of the way with planning, choosing the perfect location, communicating with the resort, and even dealing with some of my family when I don't want to! Wedding planning would... Read More not be this easy without her. I will never plan another vacation without Mindy again!


Reviewed on 5/11/2017 Kaylee C

Beach Bum Hayley did an amazing job helping us find a perfect honeymoon location. We reached out to her knowing we wanted to go somewhere in the Caribbean. We filled out a questionnaire with things we were looking for and price range. She sent us back 4 different resort... Read More options. Whenever we had questions she was very quick to respond. We took our time deciding where we wanted to go from those options and she was super patient and never pushed us to make a decision or even to book through them. Once we chose our destination, she gave us all the information we needed and made traveling outside the US super easy. She told us all the tips and tricks for when we get there and what to expect. We can't thank her enough for all the help. We had an amazing honeymoon and can't wait to use her for our next trip! Thanks Hayley!


Reviewed on 5/04/2017 Joseph E

My wife and I utilized Beach Bum's services to book our honeymoon. Lisa was so helpful in the planning process, and booking everything through her was a breeze! We had an amazing trip, and Lisa was always very responsive when we had questions or needed anything. Thanks, Lisa,... Read More for a great experience!!

2017-05-08T09:32:27 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 4/17/2017 Tiffany-Rae Ashley C

My (then fiancé, now wife) was a bit skeptical when I told her that I had found a destination wedding travel agent through Reddit, but once we got in contact with Amy, her skepticism disappeared. My wife actually let me do most of the planning on this one. Amy was very... Read More responsive both via email and phone calls. She offered us a ton of options that would fit within our budget to give us the perfect wedding. In the end, we got the small beach wedding we always wanted and we had to put in minimal effort for planning everything. I'd definitely recommend her to other people who are looking for destination weddings.


Reviewed on 3/10/2017 Jessica G

Beach Bum Lisa is my favorite! She is such the professional when it comes to her job. From the very begging Lisa has responded to all emails/questions in a flash. This is my first time using a travel agent and I feel so comfortable in the hands of Lisa. She's provided us with so... Read More much information and has been beyond patient with me. I know once our wedding week arrives she will make sure that our guests have a glorious stay. That' s definitely a worry for any bride and groom but we know we wont have to worry about thing.

2017-03-10T15:06:09 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 2/17/2017 Joanne P

Justin at Beach Bum Vacations was very helpful in planning our daughters event. We had some weather issues and he tried his best to reroute our guests that were stranded because of the snow up north. The Melia Caribe Tropical did a wonderful job in their set up of the wedding... Read More venue. The food was excellent and the service was great. The DJ was also good. Everything was just so nice.

2017-02-20T08:48:08 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 2/16/2017 Nic R

Hayley did an amazing job helping to plan our dream honeymoon. She made great recommendations that made the whole process very easy and stress free. She was there every step of way to answer questions and take care of all the details. I would highly recommend Beach Bum Vacations... Read More and especially Hayley. I will never go anywhere else for travel help!

2017-02-17T07:54:41 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 2/08/2017 Jena S

Carey made the booking and payment process so simple! We had a great experience with the Beach Bum staff. Carey made us aware of exactly what to expect while traveling and made sure we were aware of all the paper docs we would need while traveling. I would recommend this company... Read More to anyone and everyone. Thanks for all your help Beach Bum!!

2017-02-08T16:07:27 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 1/28/2017 Leo L

Carey Driscoll and Beach Bum Vacations, provided us with the best, agenda, itinerary, activities, etc for our trip of a lifetime/honeymoon. I am confident there is no way we would have pulled off an amazing trip to Australia and Bora Bora like this alone. I highly suggest and... Read More recommend her! What would have taken weeks and hours to schedule and coordinate turned into a few emails and a phone call..and with that the trip was set. She was also super responsive one night when we emailed her during our trip to confirm an item. Overall shes great and we will likely use BBV for another major trip.

2017-01-30T10:09:21 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 1/04/2017 Alissa K

All of my husband and I's wedding dreams came true this summer thanks to Beach Bum. We had a destination wedding at the El Dorado Royale resort in Riviera Maya Mexico. My agent Kristin was so geat! She really pulled off a great trip for me and all of my family and friends.... Read More This company has been wonderful to work with and I plan to use them for many trips in the future.

2017-01-11T09:43:00 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 12/30/2016 Betsy B

Beach Bum was the perfect option for us and gave us a honeymoon to remember. We had a general idea on what we wanted to do for our honeymoon and Beach Bum was able to run with that, found great places for us to stay, and arranged for seamless travel between all the hotels,... Read More airports, and ports. In addition, all of the guides we had were punctual, knowledgeable, and nice. They were always willing to answer our questions and were great ambassadors for their countries and culture. We typically do more adventurous and backpacking-like trips, so we struggled finding a relaxing trip where we wouldn't get bored sitting on a beach everyday. The trip Beach Bum set up for us was a perfect mix of relaxation and travel, where we weren't rushing around trying to see everything, but let us see a lot of different sites while we traveled in style. Thanks for a great trip!

2017-01-03T08:52:03 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 11/19/2016 Cierria S

My husband and I visited this resort for the 2nd time! It's absolutely amazing and thanks to Lisa Z at Beach Bum Vacations for booking our trip! She made the process so easy and convenient! I've book numerous vacations with her within the past 5 years! Lisa gives you personal... Read More suggestions and tips when booking vacations with her. Once we arrived in Mexico, a surprise limo picked us up and took us to the resort! The food, location, service and rooms are 5 stars! We couldn't have asked for a better anniversary week-- thanks to Beach Bum Lisa Z!

2016-11-21T08:41:16 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 11/15/2016 Allie D

Beach Bum Carey (Driscoll) helped my husband and I book a relaxing, week long honeymoon at Secrets Playa Mujeres. It was a wonderful week and she made the process SO easy for us. We told her what we were hoping our vacation would be like (relaxing, all inclusive, a little... Read More adventure) and what our budget was and she made it all happen. Knowing someone trustworthy is planning your honeymoon while you worry about wedding details made the whole process of getting married so much more enjoyable! We would recommend (and use) Beach Bum Carey in a heartbeat!

2016-11-15T15:38:04 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 11/14/2016 Spencer M

Beach Bum Lisa with Beach Bum Vacations made our trip a breeze. We traveled to Riviera Maya for a wedding and had no problems with transportation, check-in or check-out. I appreciate all of Lisa's planning that made our trip go so smoothly.

2016-11-14T13:11:49 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 11/09/2016 Kimberly D

Beach Bum Carey Driscoll made our dream wedding come true! She took care of everything from the very first second and took away every single ounce of stress. She answered questions left and right from us and our guests instantly. Having injured myself before our wedding, she... Read More made sure we had a wheelchair to pick us up and drop us off and was genuinely concerned! I would recommend her service and support to everyone and anyone I could talk to! Thanks Carey! :)

2016-11-14T08:56:50 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 11/07/2016 Bridgette V

Carey Driscoll with Beach Bum Vacations is the best!! We have used her a lot of our vacations and always are extremely happy!! She goes above and beyond and always responds promptly! We just got back from Mexico on a family vacation (12 of us) and everything was great! Highly... Read More recommended if you want great service, 5 star resorts and an unforgettable vacation!

2016-11-14T08:57:32 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 10/28/2016 Jolene H

After the amazing job Beach Bum Carey did with our destination wedding in Mexico, we knew she would be the key to an even more amazing honeymoon! Carey planned our dream honeymoon in Moorea & Bora Bora. Every detail from transportation, to room recommendation to excursion... Read More suggestions turned out to be perfect. Thanks to all of her hard work our only focus was to enjoy paradise! :) We look forward to booking future vacations with her and would highly recommend her services.

2016-10-28T13:53:59 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 10/27/2016 KELLY M

Beach Bum Lisa was OUTSTANDING!!! She took care of every little detail perfectly. We will definitely be using her expertise again for future trips!!!

2016-10-28T09:27:42 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 10/24/2016 Amanda S

Beach Bum Lisa Z. helped us plan our destination wedding and honeymoon in Aruba, and it was everything I could have dreamed of and more!! She is very knowledgeable about the different locations we considered, provided options for resorts based on our budget and had a lot of... Read More insider information that helped us make our final decision. She was also so patient when I was having a panic attack that Hurricane Matthew ruined our destination wedding/honeymoon location a week before our departure (she jumped on it and contacted the resort, wedding planner, etc. to get the latest.) Beach Bum Lisa is our go-to vacation planner from here on out...in fact, we are already discussing a return trip to Aruba for our first anniversary. Thank you Lisa, for everything!!!

2016-10-25T08:43:19 Response from the vendor

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Reviewed on 10/06/2016 Patricia J

100% happy with my experience in celebrating my granddaughters wedding at Secrets Resort, Jamaica. A wonderful time was had by all. Carey was attentive and saw to our every need in booking our reservation and seeing to our safe return home in the face of hurricane Matthew.

2016-10-06T12:45:58 Response from the vendor

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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!