Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Spring Break in Jamaica - Rick's Cafe in Negril

The time is now to book your travel for your upcoming Spring Break. We have quite a few packages designed to make sure you get the most out of your vacation. Our Spring Break Packages are specifically designed for college students.  Packages include: Awesome Daily Events and Wild VIP Parties!

  1. Cancun – is famous for its Spring Break action, making it the #1 pick for Spring Break 2011! The wildest parties are found here. Party in Spring Breaks top nightclubs, including The City, Dady O, Coco Bongo and Bulldog where you can shake it til the break of dawn!
  2. Jamaica – Spring Breakers who seek pure relaxation should visit Jamaica (Montego Bay or Negril) to let the ocean wash away the troubles of the day. The island vibe of Jamaica and its attractions will free your mind and when night-time calls, you better be sure the parties won’t stop.
  3. Panama City Beach – for those of you looking to stay within the states this spring, Panama City in the sunshine state of Florida is a great spot to be. This alternative to the Caribbean offers awesome beaches, parties and plenty of other spring break go-ers, without the need for a passport, making it a great reason to fly south.
  4. Punta Cana – is a non-stop party in the Caribbean designated for you to relax and soak up the sun during the day and then venture out and party at night. The nightclubs in Punta Cana are among the best in all of the Dominican so live it up while you are here.
  5. Nassau – is a great spring break destination for all college students looking to get a break in the Bahamas. Beautiful white sand beaches, endless drinks and all of your fellow college friends will help you forget all about the stresses back in the states.
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Honeymoon Style: Action and Adventure

Sandals Grande Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The two of you like to grab hold of the good life every chance you get. There’s no activity you think is too daring. What better way to invoke your adventurous spirits then with an action-packed honeymoon?

If you want to do more than hang out during your honeymoon, head to Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

Eco-tours thrive in Mexico where you can rappel down a cool cave into a natural cenote. In Jamaica, take invigorating zip-line ride through the vibrant hilltops.

Non-stop adventures make for a honeymoon experience you surely will never forget.

Action and Adventure Destinations

* Costa Rica

* Dominican Republic

* Ixtapa

* Monetgo Bay

* Oahu

* Ocho Rios

* Riviera Maya

When you are ready to book your Action and Adventure honeymoon, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Top 10 Spa Experiences

Spa Experience

Relax, Unwind, Rejuvenate

1) Conquer jet lag with an aromatheraphy bath and deep-tissue massage

2) Drift away with a nighttime treatment including in-room massage, turn-down service, and warm tea

3) Bring out your golden tan with a tropical oil exfoliation

4) Hydrate with a luxurious black pearl facial

5) Rejuvenate tired feet with an energizing lemon and lime soak

6) Polish skin to a silk glow with an exfoliating lime and ginger body rub

7) Detoxify with a warm volcanic mud wrap

8  ) Share a romantic beachfront couples massage

9 ) Smooth and shine locks with a lustrous palm oil hair treatment

10) Soothe tired eyes with calming collagen and rice powder

Whatever your idea of the perfect experience, whether for a week or a weekend, there’s a destination to meet your need. So go on, reward yourself!

When you are ready to have a spa getaway, give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com

Top Picks for Family Vacations

Kids Club at Holiday Inn Sunspree in Montego Bay, Jamaica

When it comes to family vacations, finding the perfect resort to keep the kids happy and the parent relaxed can be a little difficult without the professional assistance of a Family Certified Travel Specialist. 

For a resort or hotel to be a great match for the kids, it should offer: 

1)  A great area to play around in, it should be colorful with cartoon themes 

2) Zip down the slides at a towering water park. (Sometimes you may find more adults on the slides than kids- that is what I’ve seen personally) 

3) Explore the shores on a snorkeling adventure 

4) Hone your skills in a video game room 

5) Meet new friends at a club just for kids 

These are just a few things that make the vacation as a family one of the great family getaways. We also know that families come in all sizes, with that in mind we are going to share our selection of resort that can accommodate a family of up to 5! They are few and far between but they are the best in the business when it comes to catering to not only the adults but the little ones as well. 

Here are some of our suggestions in the Caribbean: 

1) Aruba: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort Aruba 

2) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Club Med Punta Cana 

3) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Melia Caribe Tropical 

4) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort 

5) Dominican Republic, Punta Cana: Barcelo Bavaro Family Deluxe 

6)Negril, Jamaica: Beaches Negril Resort & Spa 

7) Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Beaches Boscobel Beach & Golf Club 

8) Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa 

9) Turks & Caicos: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa 

All of the resorts listed above are All-Inclusive which means, your price will include: your hotel stay, all meals, all drinks, all non-motorized water sports, all supervised kid club activities, and so much more. 

We would be more than happy to go over the details of each resort with you to match you and your family to the resort that is perfect for you. 

Me and the Cookie Monster at Beaches Turks & Caicos

Give us a call today to book your vacation escape for your family at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com 

We have daily travel deals that we would love to share with you, so give us a call TODAY!

Destination Wedding Spotlight: St. Lucia

Bay Gardens Beach Resort Wedding on the Beach

Come to St. Lucia and it will not take you long to see why the island became known as the Helen of the West Indies – and why the French and British empires spent almost two centuries fighting to possess her. The island’s French legacy can still be heard in the local patois, seen int he many Gallic place-names and enjoyed in the irrestistible French Creole cuisine to be found in hotels, restaurants and bistros.

St. Lucia is large enough to provide visitors with breathtaking contrasts and small enough to ensure that those who want to laze their days away in peace and quiet can do just that. The climate on the island is tropical with temperatures ranging from 70 – 90 Fahrenheit. The rainy season is June – November, but don’t expect a constant downpour; rather, there are numerous short but incredibly intense showers. Trade winds provide breezes year-round, regardless of the season.Perfect for a day at the beach!

You’ll see banana and cocoa plantations, the crater of a dormant volcano, bubbling sulphur springs, mineral springs where visitors can bathe, 18th century forts and sleepy coastal villages. And could you really leave St. Lucia without seeing the Pitons, the massive twin volcanic cones that have become the island’s signature image? Lovers will search out secluded beaches, night-owls will find entertainment in the hotels, and bars, and yacht crews will find dozens of safe harbors, from small coves to an 83-acre marina and the large natural harbor, once the world’s 14th busiest port, which is overlooked by Castries, the lively capital town where French Creole houses can still be seen. Divers, snorkelers, hikers and golfers will all find happiness on St. Lucia.

St. Lucia is the perfect destination for Caribbean weddings and honeymoons. The natural beauty of this Caribbean tropical island seems to have been created for romantics. Palm fringed beaches, elegant old plantation houses, the soft tropical air, hypnotic steel band music, the tantalizing aroma of the cuisine all combined to make weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries popular on St. Lucia. St Lucia offers you the freedom of having your wedding just the way you want it. Wonderful climate, astounding beauty and friendly islanders make St. Lucia simply perfect, Simply Beautiful for your special wedding day.

Here is a list of the documents that you need to obtain a marriage license in St. Lucia:

* Valid Passport & Original Birth Certificate

* Divorce Decree Absolute (if one of the parties is divorced)

* In the case of a widow/widower a Death Certificate of first spouse is required

* If a name has been changed, a Deed Poll is required

* If one of the parties is under the age of 18, evidence of a consent of parents is required in the form of a sworn affidavit stamped by a Notary Public

* Residency requirement of 2 business days unless an express fee is paid

* If any required documents are not in English, an authenticated translation must be available

Now is the time to all Carter Elite Travel to assist in making your Destination Wedding/Honeymoon come true. We are Certified Destination Wedding and Honeymoons Specialists and truly enjoy assisting our couples to make their dreams come true.

Call one of our Romance Experts to get started at 310-722-3099 or send a email to DW@carterelitetravel.com!

Honeymoon and Destination Wedding Specialist

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Island

Fun never skips a beat in the Dominican Republic, a festive island where history runs deep and merenque is a way of life.

Infused with an irrepressible spirit that touches every visitor, this island is blessed with natural beauty, white-sand beaches, and friendly, flamboyant people eager to share their rich history and culture.

The oldest cathedral in the New World is just one of the beautiful sights in Santo Domingo, the beguiling captial city that blends colonial Spanish flavor with hip entertainment and gourmet dining. Make time for strolling the lively waterfront of Malecon, home to sleek hotels, cafes, restaurants, clubs and shops.

Punta Cana tantalizes with emerald waters, palm-shaded beaches and resorts dedicated to luxurious indulgence. La Romana is a fabulous resort area highlighted by Altos de Chavon, a replica 16th-century European village perched high on a cliff. Puerto Plata’s Victorian styly in Old Puerto Plata and modern offerings on Playa Dorada provide the bst of yesterday and today. Samana, the newest resort area, is an escape to a remote tropical paradise island.

One of the Caribbean’s most entertaining and all-encompassing islands, the Dominican Republic is also one of its best vacation values.

Some of our suggestions:

* Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa

* Iberostar Bavaro Suites

* Melia Caribe Tropical

* RIU Palace Punta Cana

Give us a call to plan your vacation to Dominican Republic at 310-722-3099 or email us at: Info@carterelitetravel.com

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Top 10 All-Inclusive Destinations

Tensing Pen in Jamaica

If you’re a family looking to spend quality time together, or a couple looking to unwind or a group of girlfriends looking to re-connect for a week…a contented beach bunny or an avowed adrenaline junkie…a dedicated health-nut or passionate gourmet…an all-inclusive getaway is all of the fun, with none of the stress.

Relax, explore, create, connect – the possibilities are limitless!!!

1) Aruba – flawless weather, cheerful locals, white powder beaches & sapphire water

2) Dominican Republic – Golden, palm studded beaches, rich culture, unspoiled national parks & first-class resorts

3) Jamaica – Vibrant people, thundering waterfalls, romantic shores & lush tropical rainforests

4) St. Lucia – French influence with intimate beaches, verdant tropics & rolling green mountains

5) Cancun – Bustling mercados, glitzy nightlife, gourmet dining & dazzling, world-class beaches

6) Riviera Maya – Cobalt waters tapping powdery sands, limestone caves & crumbling ruins

7) Los Cabos – Twin capes with luxurious resorts, sun-drenched hedonism & sweeping coastlines

8) Puerto Vallarta – Cobblestone streets, friendly locals and a world of ecotourist adventures

9) Riviera Nayarit – Pounding surf, challenging golf courses, lush vegetation & miles of sugary sands

10) Costa Rica – Lush tropical jungles, diverse wildlife, towering volcanoes & misty cloud forests

Ready to plan the All-Inclusive Getaway of your dreams…give us a call at 310-722-3099 or email us at Info@carterelitetravel.com for some great destinations that feature the best in all-inclusive options.