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It was an amazing trip and an amazing wedding!

Ali and Steve, London (trip to Holguin, Cuba)
Travel consultant: Beth Baskey, beth@blowestravel.com

Beth, you picked the perfect wedding place at the Paradisus Rio de Oro in Cuba! The wedding planner was so helpful and knew what she was doing. The hotel and food were amazing.

 I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to have a destination wedding. Everything was very affordable too. Everything that we were quoted was exactly what it was no surprises. The flight coming back was delayed but no big issue. Thanks again so much, Beth for planning this for us.

Adele, London (trip to Punta Cana, Domincan Republic)
Travel consultant: Karen McKenzie, karen@blowestravel.com

My husband and I and three adult kids — 29, 27 and 22 - were celebrating the youngest graduating from university so we took them all to the Dream Palm Beach resort in Punta Cana.

The beach was good with lots of walking opportunities. We were upgraded to a preferred room which was nicely located both centrally and close to the beach. This is a smaller resort which was what we were looking for.

Restaurants seated immediately and the service was lovely. Charming people. The plates were removed a touch too quickly. One time my youngest ordered Osso bucco and his portion arrived with virtually no meat on the shank. My eldest was sharing with him when the waiter brought another complete dish from the kitchen. Nicely done guys.

The only real opportunity to eat outside is the paella and tacos and the beach grill. That combined with the absence of an outdoor theatre and cancellations of scheduled entertainment due to rain was a serious impact for the kids’ enjoyment. We saw a couple of shows in the convention centre and they were good enough — liked the acrobatics and the magician, however, the entertainment staff were in general, not at all engaging. Rarely saw them and not one engaged with any of us. The resort was not full. Casino amused us for a while and the disco was empty.

If you want a quiet beach vacation this one will work, but it’s not a place to be entertained.

Thank you for your perfect choice. We will call again when we are ready for another trip.

Diane and Brian, Strathroy (trip to Costa Rica)
Travel consultant: Monica Purdon, monica@blowestravel.com

 We loved our trip to Costa Rica. There is nothing bad to say about it. The hotel RIU Guanacaste was spotless, the food was great, the room was really nice with a view of the mountains.

It was their dry season so everything was pretty brown except for the hotel property because they can water. We were on the fifth floor and heard and saw the howler monkeys.  It was very hot but we loved it. One tiny drawback was there was nothing to really see snorkeling. We went on a sunset catamaran with snorkeling but still nothing much to see . We loved it so much that it didn't matter.  All in all, we would recommend Riu Guanacaste. Thank you for your perfect choice. We will call again when we are ready for another trip .