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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Reviewed on 8/28/2017 Brittney d

Darren was a wonderful person to have in our corner. He helped plan travels for ourselves and our wedding guests in a way that made it far easier on us (especially given all our wedding planning stressors)! Even as we made changes to the location at the last minute when he'd... Read More already put in a lot of work, he didn't blink an eye and switched gears with us seamlessly. I highly recommend hiring Beach Bum!

2017-08-30T11:56:17 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 8/18/2017 Stacey H

We couldn't be happier with our entire experience with Beach Bum Deborah for our destination wedding. She helped secure a competitive rate room block with the hotel and advocated for us throughout the process. She was very responsive and helpful and always had our best... Read More interests in mind! Our guests had great things to say about Deborah and their experience as well! Thank you!!

2017-08-30T11:56:34 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 8/01/2017 Casey S

Mindy at Beach Bum was so helpful in listening to what we were looking for and finding us the perfect vacation at Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica! It was exactly what we were looking for an in our budget! She made the whole vacation process so easy! So grateful for their... Read More expertise and we could not be more excited about planning our next adventure.


Reviewed on 4/13/2018 Jesty C

We had such a great time on our honeymoon and anniversary trip! We worked with Beam Bum Nanda, she helped us with everything and couldnt have been nicer. She helped find the right deal for us and would respond immediately! I definitely recommend them!


Reviewed on 4/11/2018 Jana S

We've worked with Beach Bum Amy on several occasions for trips that were initiated by friends of ours but this was the first time we reached out to plan our own trip. We gave Amy about 60 days notice that we wanted to get married in Cancùn. To say that she was amazing is an... Read More understatement. She helped coordinate all of our arrangements as well as for those of our family and friends. As an example, as we booked my parents flight, she noticed they would have about an hour to go through customs and get to their connection. Instead, she found another at the same time that gave them 2 hours at a lesser cost that we never saw. She answered every question we had and anticipated ones I hadn't thought of. She kept me up to speed every step of the way. Throughout our stay, she touched base and was available if we had any hiccups. The fact that we have used Beach Bum 3 to 4 times, including for our wedding, should be a testament in and of itself but the reality is that Amy was our go-to each and every time. It's clear this is her passion and it shows with every interaction. Thank you!


Reviewed on 4/11/2018 Jacqui V

We just returned from our wedding at Azul Fives, in Playa del Carmen and couldn't be happier with our entire trip. We had the best experience ever planning with Melissa and Beach Bum Vacations. She was extremely prompt to every email throughout the planning process, helped us... Read More choose an amazing location and got the best pricing available. We had a total of 106 guests, booking a total of 37 rooms. Everything was extremely organized and she made it so easy for our guests to schedule their vacations as well. I would wholeheartedly use her for all future trips and can't say enough good things about our entire experience.


Reviewed on 3/25/2018 Una A

Kathy was our travel specialist, and i was uncertain on where to go for my honeymoon. She asked me questions on what my husband and i like and found us the perfect match. We stayed at the Secrets playa mujeres in mexico, the place was amazing everything about it was exactly what... Read More we wanted and needed. I will be using Kathy again for every trip.


Reviewed on 3/17/2018 Kaitlin J

Beach Bum Vacation and specifically our agent Beach Bum Sue made my destination wedding dream come true. The travel was seamless, she took care of all transportation for all 27 guests to and from the airport and the hotel was gorgeous; Sue also did all of the hotel booking for... Read More us. I would highly recommend a destination wedding, and I would absolutely suggest using Beach Bum Sue as your agent to assist you in this process!!


Reviewed on 2/23/2018 Brandy W

Amy with Beach Bum Vacations is AMAZING😊She was recommended to us from a friend and I am thankful for all her help in planning our honeymoon. She gave options in our budget we set and very detailed personal reviews to help make my decision easier. The best part was her... Read More generosity in making our honeymoon special. Private transfers, couples massages, champagne bottles, bed decorated romantically, desserts in our room nightly, room upgrades, and just the stress free comfort when planning a honeymoon. El Dorado Seaside is the 5 star full experience. We definitely plan to return to Mexico next summer and will use Amy’s wonderful service again. #beachbumvacation #Labban4Life 💜


Reviewed on 2/22/2018 Amanda E

We had the best experience ever planning our small destination wedding to Punta Cana with Lisa and Beach Bum Vacations. She was extremely prompt to every email throughout the planning process, helped us choose an amazing location and got the best pricing available. Everything... Read More was extremely organized and she made it so easy for our guests to schedule their vacations as well. Even once we were on the trip and experienced a couple of hiccups with the airline and airport transfer (totally unrelated to Beach Bum), she immediately was available and solved the problems. I would wholeheartedly use her for all future trips and can't say enough good things about our experience.


Reviewed on 1/20/2018

Beach Bum Lisa is the BEST! She is kind, professional, helpful, organized and fun - Just the kind of person you hope is out there to help plan your wedding with you. Lisa helped us from the very start to the very finish. She helped us pick the Resorts for the wedding and... Read More honeymoon, handled our many requests and those of our nearly 100 guests, and she always responded quickly. Throughout the process, she would send us a reply to our questions that either answered the questions straight away or said “I’m on it!” She took all of the stress of planning a wedding away. It was fun!! Thank you, Lisa!!!


Reviewed on 12/22/2017 Marissa H

Nanda was AMAZING! We recently had our wedding at Azul Sensatori in Cancun. Nanda assisted with everything from start to finish, she made it so easy for our 80 guests to book rooms and travel arrangements. She was also very fast in responding to emails and kept me fully updated... Read More along the way. I was recommended to use Nanda for our wedding and I would recommend her to anyone!! Our destination wedding was absolutely perfect thanks to her help!


Reviewed on 12/13/2017 Dan E

We just returned from our destination wedding at Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma. This is such a great location for destination weddings. What made this wedding so special was the work of Amy from Beach Bum Vacations. From the first phone call to the final “I Do” she was... Read More and integral part in making the wedding go so smoothly. We contacted her 9 months in advance and she was able to negotiate pricing, secure prime locations, assist in questions, and make all travel arrangements for our guests. With a wedding of 70 guests you absolutely should consider a travel agent such as Beach Bum Vacations and ask for Amy. I would highly recommend this Generations resort as well. It is part of a larger Karisma complex consisting of the El Dorado, El Dorado Casitas, and soon to be completed Nickelodeon resort. It is perfect for weddings of this nature because guests can stay either on the adults only side or they can choose a kid friendly side. There are room categories for all tastes. The grounds are expansive and impeccable. The food and drink are second to none. All top shelf liquor and gourmet food. The staff are very helpful and friendly which makes these resorts some of the best in the Riviera Maya. We chose the Sky deck for the wedding which has absolutely the best views. We did photos and the cocktail hour on the beach. Our reception was at the Palapa Ganesh which is the covered area right next to the beach. That is one thing we liked about this place, we had options to do wedding, cocktail hour, and reception in completely different locations. All of the guests were amazed at how beautiful this resort is and how well the grounds are maintained. I have personally seen numerous weddings (local and destination) and this place definitely outshines them all. The onsite wedding coordinators take so much of the stress out of these types of weddings. Our photographer David Rangel from Caribe was also excellent and very professional. He knows all the great spots to capture the best pictures. Overall if you really want to throw an amazing wedding in the perfect location then choose a Karisma resort and have Beach Bum Amy plan it for you. I promise you can’t go wrong. In the end you will have an unbelievable experience, unforgettable stories, and the perfect wedding of your dreams. Just like we did!!!


Reviewed on 12/13/2017 Dan E

We just returned from our destination wedding at Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma. This is such a great location for destination weddings. What made this wedding so special was the work of Amy from Beach Bum Vacations. From the first phone call to the final “I Do” she was... Read More and integral part in making the wedding go so smoothly. We contacted her 9 months in advance and she was able to negotiate pricing, secure prime locations, assist in questions, and make all travel arrangements for our guests. With a wedding of 70 guests you absolutely should consider a travel agent such as Beach Bum Vacations and ask for Amy. I would highly recommend this Generations resort as well. It is part of a larger Karisma complex consisting of the El Dorado, El Dorado Casitas, and soon to be completed Nickelodeon resort. It is perfect for weddings of this nature because guests can stay either on the adults only side or they can choose a kid friendly side. There are room categories for all tastes. The grounds are expansive and impeccable. The food and drink are second to none. All top shelf liquor and gourmet food. The staff are very helpful and friendly which makes these resorts some of the best in the Riviera Maya. We chose the Sky deck for the wedding which has absolutely the best views. We did photos and the cocktail hour on the beach. Our reception was at the Palapa Ganesh which is the covered area right next to the beach. That is one thing we liked about this place, we had options to do wedding, cocktail hour, and reception in completely different locations. All of the guests were amazed at how beautiful this resort is and how well the grounds are maintained. I have personally seen numerous weddings (local and destination) and this place definitely outshines them all. The onsite wedding coordinators take so much of the stress out of these types of weddings. Our photographer David Rangel from Caribe was also excellent and very professional. He knows all the great spots to capture the best pictures. Overall if you really want to throw an amazing wedding in the perfect location then choose a Karisma resort and have Beach Bum Amy plan it for you. I promise you can’t go wrong. In the end you will have an unbelievable experience, unforgettable stories, and the perfect wedding of your dreams. Just like we did!!!


Reviewed on 12/13/2017 Jay T

Beach Bum Steve was our concierge, and we were very glad to have his expertise, knowledge, and assistance. We traveled on our honeymoon to St. Lucia, but prior to deciding on that location he was able to tell us many of the advantages / disadvantages of several other locations.... Read More This was very helpful in finding the right spot for us. He was also very prompt on his correspondence, which was greatly appreciated. Overall, our trip went very smoothly from the flights, to the transfer, to the resort. Would recommend them if you're looking to set up a nice hassle free getaway.


Reviewed on 12/13/2017 Adrienne P

Beach Bum Jaimi has worked with both of my cousins so I was already familiar with her and chose her to work with for my wedding! Once again, she did not disappoint! She is an excellent resource!!


Reviewed on 12/11/2017 Christina B

Beach Bum Hayley did an amazing job from start to finish helping plan our honeymoon! She was always quick to respond and had some of the best recommendations. We will definitely continue to use Beach Bum Vacation. Thanks for everything!!


Reviewed on 11/27/2017 Jorie M

We love BBV! Especially, Beach Bum Sue! She does anything and everything to make any trip or honeymoon effortless! So thankful to have her plan our honeymoon while we were in the middle of moving and planning the wedding. Our honeymoon to St. Lucia was amazing, thanks to her. We... Read More had some travel delays, due to airline problems, but nothing on Beach Bums end. Everything from transportation, itinerary and booking was planning for us. We highly recommend using BBV for any trip you're planning!


Reviewed on 11/22/2017 Samantha M

Beach Bum Carey was so helpful! She helped my husband book our dream honeymoon. And she had been to the resort before so she had lots of awesome recommendations!


Reviewed on 10/19/2017

Jayne was our beach bum. Prior to talking with her, we had picked out the resort we wanted to go to for our honeymoon on expedia. Jayne ended up getting us a better price than expedia and got us an included honeymoon package. She set up times with the resort for our candlelit... Read More

dinner, massage, and other requests prior to getting there. She sent us all the needed paperwork prior to our trip. She made things easy. She helped us every step of the way and answered questions and emails very attentively. We cant wait for our next vacation and wpuld definately use beach bum again.


Reviewed on 10/06/2017 Jenny B

Beach Bum Carey was such a great help in planning our Honeymoon trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. From the very beginning she listened to our ideas for our ideal trip and offered many suggestions of locations that would work for us. In the end we booked a 6 night stay at Secrets... Read More Puerto Los Cabos Golf and Spa Resort. Leading up to the trip there were tropical storms in the area that could have impacted our travels. Carey was so attentive and proactive and gave us multiple options to change our travels, but in the end it all worked out fine. Working with Beach Bum made traveling easy and less stressful. The package Carey suggested was absolutely perfect for us; we loved having a swim-out room and probably wouldn't have chosen that option on our own. The next time we are planning a trip we will definitely use Beach Bum!


Reviewed on 10/03/2017 Staci R

Let me tell you first and foremost this was the absolute most perfect day of my life. We (me and my now husband) contacted Beach Bum Vacation in August 2016 to start planning our destination wedding. We ran across them from google. BEST DECISION EVER. It was no extra cost, they... Read More walked us through anything, Nikki (our Beach Bum) walked us through every, SINGLE, aspect of wedding planning, the honeymoon. She made recommendations that Im SO VERY GLAD we took her up on. We ended up staying at the Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun (Hotel Zone) from August 2 to August 8th. On August 8th we left and went to the Excellence In RIviera Maya for our "honeymoon" portion of our trip. Everything was completely set up for us, we had all our travel arrangements made, and everything was SUPER easy. Nikki was always available by email and would typically get back within 2-3 hours. She even answered me when I was just being a paranoid crazy worry wart! :) She was kind, knowledgeable, professional, and just plain wonderful. After the initial planning phase was over, we were put in contact with a few different people at the Hard Rock to pick our decorations, plan our event thoroughly and discuss any other things we may want. A few minor things happened: for example our cake topper wasnt out and neither was our serving set. But, alot more complicated things ended up perfect. For example: My. now husband, then fiance' surprised me with a friend that I didnt think would be able to come to the wedding. EVERYONE knew. Nikki knew, the hard rock crew knew, my wedding party knew. I didnt know. And no one let it slip. Nikki even had two different spreadsheets of information! One to send to me and the ACTUAL one with my friends information included on it. She went ABOVE and BEYOND. Im so very grateful we ended up with Beach Bum! We will use them again for all our traveling needs.


Reviewed on 9/25/2017 Sherice H

Beach Bum NIKKI is absolutely amazing to work with! I was a Bride and she handled all of my concerns with care and was very easy going and fun to work with. I told her what I wanted and she recommended the most perfect carribean resort for my destination wedding. All of our... Read More guests enjoyed her as well. I cannot thank her and BBV enough! Highly recommend!!


Reviewed on 9/21/2017 Lori S

SCREAMING……LISA with Beach Bums Vacation is AMAZING!!! My first conversation with LISA I felt comfortable like I have always known her. She explained the process of a destination wedding the good, the uneasy, the frustrations, the locations and the hurricanes believe it or... Read More not! LISA is professional and extremely knowledgeable in what she do. She said I’m here to help you! I’m like ok! Every call or email from me, my family or friends were ALL answered, Sometimes several times a day…. even when she was traveling. I felt bad at time when someone would call with questions and I would say call LISA! I know she said she would be available but I had no idea that she was going to be so attentive to the big and small details. It was really put to the test during my honeymoon when our flight was cancelled due to hurricane Irma. I left her a blubbering message she called back within minutes….. Calmly letting me know yes your flight is cancelled, but I have rescheduled you on the next available flight. She had already contacted the resort to get information on extending our stay! All I could do was cry and say THANK YOU!! THANK YOU so much. She was my angel in the states!! Throughout the 10 months I said Thank you!! a lot sometimes thinking thank you wasn’t enough. Hands down LISA with Beach Bums Vacation is the BEST!! She managed a group of 30 plus people who all had millions of questions all needing help with something, from different states most have never been out the country or even had a passport. I so appreciate all of LISA’s help and thoughtfulness. She was truly a blessing throughout the wedding plans during the ups and downs. We had cancellations, flight delays and hurricanes but I wouldn’t have changed one thing. My wedding was beautiful and my guest were happy. I can’t say enough great things about LISA I will be calling her for my next vacation without a doubt. THANK YOU LISA !!!! U TOTALLY ROCK!!!


Reviewed on 9/21/2017 Lauren R

Carey Driscoll was literally the absolute best. ABSOLUTE BEST. I was the worst bride/planner: terrible at responding, indecisive, picky, etc. But, Carey was so amazing through the whole experience. She did so much research on her end, constantly answered all of my questions... Read More in a very timely manner, and was just sweet to work with. And, she dealt with my mom, who can be a little overbearing/worrisome at times! (Haha!) Carey is extremely organized and competent. I would recommend her to anyone and will use her again in the future. Beach Bum should be proud to have her as an employee.


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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!