Qamea Resort & Spa - A Luxury Fiji Experience

April 26, 2010

Qamea Resort & Spa is located in the Northern islands of Fiji.  Qamea Resort is a breathtakingly beautiful island of dramatic lush, green, tropical jungle clad hills and white sand beaches.  The resort is an exclusive tropical destination for discerning travelers seeking a truly unique and authentic Fijian experience without sacrificing luxury or service. From the moment you step onto the island, you will feel as if you have entered a Fijian village set in a South Pacific tropical paradise.

Qamea is also romance defined. Reserve a romantic afternoon on honeymoon beach - a totally private beach just minutes from our resort. You will be whisked away by boat and dropped off on the beach with a picnic lunch and some snorkel gear. Let them know when you want to return and they will pick you up later in the day. The Fijian chef will pack a picnic lunch and a bottle of champagne or wine, and a boat will ferry you over to this most romantic of beaches.

Their ongoing commitment to providing affordable luxury accommodation is just one of the reasons why the resort received numerous awards such as one of the “Top Ten Hideaway Resorts in the World” by the Robb Report, as well as Conde Nast’s highest award, “Most Excellent Resort in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands.”

Call the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or email Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net

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New Zealand is a Great Destination for a Family Holiday

April 23, 2010

New Zealand’s parks and large areas of unspoilt wilderness are ideal places to expand your children’s appreciation of wildlife and the outdoors. Activities include horse riding, snow activities, whale watching, fruit picking and wildlife centres and zoos.

If you are visiting the larger centres, you will find a range of themed attractions including Rainbow’s End (Auckland), Splash Planet (Hastings), Marine Land (Napier) and the International Antarctic Centre (Christchurch). Te Papa, New Zealand’s interactive national museum, has a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including Story Place, a haven for small children.

Most family restaurants have childrens’ menus and high chairs. Many cafes also have high chairs, and a toy basket to amuse babies and toddlers is becoming increasingly common in both cafes and shops. Most public gardens have well equipped play areas for young children, as do many holiday parks. Adventure playlands such as Chipmunks or Lollipop’s Playland are always popular with the very young - these can be found in most main centres.

Contact the Travel Gal at 800 644-6659 or

Teresa@LuxuryHideaways.net for a fabulous family holiday!

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort Dive & Rejuvenation Package

April 23, 2010

Bula!
Check out this amazing package the award-winning Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort is offering their Guests! The Rejuvenation package also includes 2 free nights when you reserve 7 nights at the resort. You will find world class coral reefs, blissful massages from nurturing Fijian hands as well as creative gourmet meals to name a few of the delights that await you.
7 night’s accommodation* pay only for 5 nights!
All gourmet meals
Unlimited bottled non-alcoholic drinks
Choice of three days of 2 -tank dives for 2 adults or three days of 2 tank days for one adult and three 60 minute massage treatments for one adult. *
Ground transportation between Savusavu Airport and the resort
Foot massage upon arrival

Complimentary activities include: guided snorkelling trips with resident marine biologist, kayaking, catamaran sailing, yoga classes, visit to local village, rainforest and waterfall walk, tennis, volleyball, table tennis, glass bottom boat excursions, Savusavu town market trip, traditional Fijian medicine guided walk, coral city slide show, Fijian story telling, reef walks, night snorkeling & more.

Includes meet & greet at Nadi & Savusavu Domestic Airports, all gourmet meals, unlimited bottled beverages, specialty loose leaf teas, ground coffee, most activities including 4 off site excursions, vehicle transfers from Savusavu Airport to the resort, Bula Club for children and an exclusive nanny for each child 5 years and under.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands ResortDive & Rejuvenation package**: Stay 7 / Pay 5:
Valid for travel from Oct 18 - Dec 17, 2010 & Jan 11 - Mar 31, 2011 inclusive.

**Offer available for all new bookings from February 9 2010 on all bure categories* except for Oceanfront 2 bedroom & Oceanfront Suite for travel Oct 18- Dec 17, Jan 11 - 31 Jan 2011 & is non combinable with any other offer.

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed…

April 21, 2010

sailboat

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Mark Twain

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Fiji Travel - About The Fiji Islands

April 20, 2010

horseback riding at Turtle IslandFiji, blessed with 333 magnificent islands, some inhabited, most not. It is a land where there is still room to move. Set in the tropical South Pacific, Fiji is surely the essence of a tropical island paradise. White sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine oceans and waterways and a range of things to do and see that will appeal to the most discerning traveler.

Situated south of the equator, this tropical paradise is easily accessible from Los Angeles, Hawaii, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Tokyo.

Revel in the 5-star resorts, stroll on glimmering white beaches hand-in-hand at sunset, snorkel, dive, surf or kayak our pristine oceans, whitewater raft our clear and clean waterways, cruise the ocean around our mainland and outer islands, trek our rainforests, backpack the outer islands, visit the welcoming villages and experience sustainable living or immerse yourself in our unique island culture and history.

And then there’s our most precious asset - smiling, generous, relaxed Fijians who greet you and everyone they meet with our famous and welcoming ‘Bula!!’fiji staff

Fiji Entry Requirements
No shots are necessary to go to Fiji. All visitors to Fiji require a passport. Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of four months for nationals of Australia, the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom. (Please check with your nearest Fijian Embassy for other countries’ entry requirements. Visas may be extended for up to six months; please contact the Embassy for details. People who wish to work or reside in Fiji must obtain the appropriate visa prior to arrival in Fiji.

Electricity
The electricity in Fiji is 240 volt 50 Hz AC (alternating current). The plug is a 3-prong plug, just like those used in Australia and New Zealand. The resorts usually offer a converter that guests may use, but in high occupancy time periods, it is best to have your own converter with you for cameras or laptops. Converters are available at many department stores in the travel & luggage section.

Fiji Weather Information
Fiji enjoys a tropical climate year-round. You can expect warm temperatures: 75 to 90 degrees with humidity during the day, and 70 to 78 at night. Most resorts are located in areas on the islands where the bures receive cool breezes for most of the year. Fiji is located in the tropics, so there is always the possibility of a rain shower, but normally these showers will last a short while and then move on. Because Fiji is so close to the equator, there is little variation in the seasons, although the “summer” months of December through March are known to have a little more rain and humidity.

Island attire
Life is very casual & laid back in Fiji so pack your bags for fun and sun. Shorts, cotton shirts, sundresses, and bathing suits are all appropriate. Don’t forget sunglasses, a hat and perhaps a cover-up, since Fiji’s sun can be fierce. Some excursions are best tackled in sandals or sports style footwear. Even in our winter (U.S. summer), the climate is tropical, but it’s wise to bring a sweater for the evenings, just in case.

What Else to Bring
You also may want to bring: a camera with extra film, sunblock/sunscreen, a Walkman/personal CD player, reef-walkers or other comfortable shoes for walking along the coral sand beach, spare glasses or contact lenses.fiji friends

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Your Friend in the Islands

800 644-6659 or Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net


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Hawaii - Travel Tips For You!

April 17, 2010

Aloha and Mahalo!

Friendly smiles, beautiful flowers and gentle breezes greet you from the moment you arrive in Hawaii.

The Islands of Aloha are a wonderful destination for your next holiday or it is also a great stopover destination to consider for your onward or return flight home from the South Pacific.

Relax for a few days on the renowned Waikiki beach with its abundance of night life, beach activities and fine shopping. Or consider a 30 minute island hop over to the #1 island in the World - Maui, (Maui No Ka Oi) where the rich and famous vacation with its international golf courses, white sand beaches and breathtaking vistas. Of course, you don’t need to be rich and famous to visit my island home. It is very laid back, easy going and there are plenty of things to do on the cheap - after all - the beach is free!

Hawaii Climate & Weather: As the islands are located in the tropics, temperatures remain fairly stable year-round. The temperature of the islands is also influenced by several winds. Trade winds from the east and northeast keep the air balmy most of the year, while the kona - a leeward wind - may bring sticky weather during summer and storms in winter. Winter trade winds bring frequent rains to many areas but in spring and summer, showers are fairly uncommon.

Summer (Apr-Nov) 75-84 and Winter (Dec-Mar) 64-77

Lets begin planning your Hawaiian Holiday now!

See you in paradise!

The Travel Gal - Your Friend in the Islands!

800 644-6659 or Teresa@Luxuryhideaways.net

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