TI Best of the Best- Day 1Posted: November 18 2016
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Today, agency co-owner, Amy McHugh and team mate, Kayla, traveled to Mexico to attend Travel Impressions Best of the Best awards. Dream Makers Vacation Services is receiving the highest awards for being one of the top travel agencies in the world. We started our trip bright and early departing from Harrisburg International Airport and connecting through Charlotte on American Airlines. Both flights went smoothly and we safely arrived in Cancun, Mexico ready to enjoy our workation.
We were greeted by the awesome people from Amstar and they provided safe & efficient transfers from the airport to the resort. We highly recommend using their services.
We are staying at Secrets Playa Mujeres, an AMresorts property. This resort is adult-only, all-inclusive located 30-40 minutes (depending on traffic) away from the airport in a private gated community. The family, all inclusive resort, Dreams Playa Mujeres will be opening right next door to Secrets on November 30th. It's going to be a beautiful property so please contact your Dream Agent today to start planning your dream vacation. When we arrived at the resort, we were greeted with a cool towel and refreshing drink. A mariachi band was playing while we checked in. All the staff were waiting there with smiles on their faces and ready to accommodate any needs we had. Everyone who was helping check in used the phrase "welcome home" and they sure made us feel welcomed.
Secrets Playa Mujeres consists of 424 suites, all with 24 hour room service, complimentary mini bar with sodas, water, and beer, and hydro tub for two. We have two rooms. Amy is in the Preferred club ocean view junior suite and Kayla is in a regular ocean view junior suite. The rooms have the same layout but the Preferred Club room has special perks like bath salts, fresh flowers, alcohol & snacks in the mini bar, and a hydro tub out on the balcony. Preferred Club guests also have access to the Preferred Club lounge. The lounge offers private space for Preferred guests with beverages, food, etc. Both rooms have a beautiful view of the ocean, but Amy's view is somewhat obstructed by palm trees. The resort is spread out with the lobby area and restaurants in one area and the rooms & pools in another. The walk is only 5 minutes between them but the resort offers golf carts that run constantly to take you to & from.
After all the traveling, we had worked up an appetite. We ate lunch at Seaside Grille. They had a few lunch options and we got the fajitas and Club sandwich. Both were very good. Today, there wasn't much on our scheduled agenda so we spent the day relaxing and working on our tans by the pool. Secrets Playa Mujeres has two sparkling pools, one infinity and one with a swim up bar.
After spending the afternoon at the pool, we got ready for the welcome cocktail party. It was great to see all our travel agent friends and partners. We grabbed a late dinner after the cocktail party at Portifino, the Italian restaurant. The food and service were great! They had soups, appetizers, make your own pasta dishes, and main entrees. After a long day of travel, we decided to turn in early. Tomorrow we have a full day filled with meetings and networking. As always, please contact your Dream Agent to start planning your next dream vacation today!