We had a wonderful time! The hotel was accommodating and the grounds/beaches were beautiful. Weather was awesome. All transports and excursions went well. Xel-ha was good! Swimming with dolphins was fun- they don't do the foot push but they do allow the do the dorsal fin pull for the 30 minute time slot. Lomas travel was great. Thank you for an awesome family trip!
Kim R and Family - Barcelo Tropical & Colonial - 4/2012
We had a GREAT time! Can't say I'd change anything. You gave great advice and we were very pleased with our experience. I can't thank you enough and will continue to spread the word that Carrie at Pineapple Travel is fantastic!
Tara L and Family - Disney Trip Jan 2012
Thank you for being our travel agent for our vacation-you are wonderful to work with, we will definitely be calling you next year.
Ixtapa, as you know is so beautiful. We love it there. The beach is awesome and the parasailing and beach massages were only $20. Fishing was great and there was a triathalon that started on the beach in front of our hotel that was fun to watch.
Thanks again, Jon and Debbie H.
Carrie - We really had a great time at the Cozumeleno resort. We also like the island and atmosphere a great deal. It was safe, laid back, and a lot to do in the area. We headed over to the XPLOR amusement park in Playa and had a great time, plus we did the snorkeling, scuba, shopping, and many of the resort activities.
The resort was very nice as well. It wasn't fancy, but it was clean, great food, very nice staff and we felt very secure with the kids there. The beach was a little small but the pool and snorkeling on site made up for it. Plus you could head down the beach and have a nicer play area if wanted. The activities onsite were good, and the food/service was excellent.
Thanks for the recommendation, and would definitely recommend you and the resort to friends/family. We already started to think about potential other options or heading to Cozumel again. Let's plan to connect this fall to start planning.
Todd-El Cozumeleno 3/2012
We did have a wonderful time in Mexico, weather was fantastic the people were great. Our flight out of Cancun was awesome we had first class seating and all enjoyed it, I may never fly any other way. Thanks for all of your help for a wonderful trip!
Iberostar Paraiso Beach - 3/2012
The vacation was AWESOME! We will DEFINITELY be going back there. We were upgraded to their Exclusive section of the resort so whatever you had to pull for string worked. I know everyone had a fabulous time and all are looking forward to going back...hopefully soon. Thanks again!
Jamie - Cozumel Sabor Resort - Feb 2012
Carrie, thank you for all of your help with our vacation plans. It was so reassuring to know that you were just a phone call away when I had a question. Having you take care of all of the details during our emergency was wonderful; your reassurance that everything would be ok was very comforting. Thanks to you, our claim was paid in full in a very timely fashion.
Pineapple Travel is our travel agent of choice because of your professionalism, your compassion and for the peace of mind that you provide us. I really do appreciate all that you did for me.
Wisconsin - Grand Cayman/Key West - 2/2012
I just wanted to let you know that Ron and I had a wonderful time on our cruise. We both can't wait to cruise again. Thanks so much ~ Carnival Victory, February, 2012.
Ron and Deb H.
I just want to thank you so much for helping us plan our dream honeymoon/vacation to Hawaii. Words can't even explain what an amazing time we had. And everything went so smoothly thanks to you. We will definitely be calling you again the next time we plan a vacation. Thanks again, 12/2011.
Dave & Amanda Q.
We had a great time at the Royale! The weather was good, and we thought the accommodations were top notch. We also really enjoyed the snorkeling at Xel-Ha, so thanks for that recommendation. We are now making everyone at work jealous with our deep tans!
Gerry and Cherie
Just a quick note to say thank you for the great job of booking our cruise January 8th - 15th. Had a great time and plan on going again next year or sooner if we could!!!! Can't believe a whole month has gone by since our return-has been busy--- but just wanted to say thank-you.
Carnival Cruise 2012
Just sharing some news about the trip that you may find helpful. Very good time, great weather and had lots of fun.
Loved the Catamaran we booked with you and the people were professional and friendly. Good snorkeling and plenty of room on the boat. Others did the Atlantis water park and loved it, but didn't do the rides. I heard the aquarium was great. The shuttle service was also very good and on time.
We really appreciate all that you did to set this up for us and with trying to help Ashley and Drew with their missed flights. We would definitely go through you again to book our next adventure and thank you for doing all the hard work to put this big of a trip together. Happy New Year!
We had a fantastic time! It really could not have been more perfect. We absolutely loved the Wilderness Lodge--thanks again for helping us make the switch last-minute. For us, it was definitely the right decision. The location was phenomenal, and our balcony overlooked the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Pretty much everything went off without a hitch--the Magical Express found us (and our luggage) just fine. We really enjoyed our dining choices, and I have to say that they were amazingly accommodating. Several times we were interested in changing times to accommodate a sleeping child or desire to get back to the hotel earlier, and EVERY time they bent over backwards to make it happen. I'm sure during the busy season that wouldn't have been the case, but we lucked out. I think once you have a reservation, it's like a little place holder and they can move things around more easily. All in all, we had an amazing time, and can't wait to get back. Disney really knows how to do it "right." It's a little hard to adjust to real life in cold MN after this! Thanks again for all your help!
Thank you for helping us plan our honeymoon. Everything went great we did a little bit of everything there from relaxing on the beach and pool (lots of fruity drinks) and then we also went zip-lining and a night party cruise. Saw the drive in volcano and gardens there. Got a really nice tan haha. But overall it was great time we didn't want to come back that is for sure.
Steve and Alisha
Thanks for welcoming us back to Minnesota. The trip went really well. We had exceptionally nice weather. Maybe a quick shower of rain a couple days. Many of the tour guides saying it had been cloudy for the last two weeks and folks hadn't been able to see McKinley. Also many nice comments on the Kasper family of 13 by the tour directors and guides.
All in all though, everything went right on schedule. We want to thank you for your time and effort put into this trip. Its amazing how everything falls in place and buses waiting at the correct times with your planning.
Here's a picture of the group at the North Pole. That Santa was phenomenal. We did so many great things that we will always remember this trip. Thank you! Thank you! We even came home with a few gold flakes!!
Lee and Marlene
The trip was fantastic. I would say it was more than I expected. You can't describe the scenic beauty of Alaska. I have attached some pictures, but they don't do justice to the natural beauty!
The trip highlights by family members:
Mary Jo - Prince William Sound Boat Tour - Saw a whale and the glaciers were beautiful. We also ran into a swarm of golden eagles over a large populated fish area.
Steve - Train rides - Beautiful scenes, great food and ride
Calvin - ATV riding - We have a 4-wheeler and he drives as well, but I drove the ranger with him and hit every puddle I could find. We have a snapshot they took on the tour of the two of us with our hands in the air as we drove through a puddle. Older kids didn't like it as they weren't able to do anything except follow the leader.
Jared - I am going to answer this for him. It was when he was kissed by the "hooker" during the Cabin Nite theater play. Food was fantastic and probably the best we ate while in Alaska!
Derek - I think he mentioned the golden eagles that were everywhere on the Prince William tour
The lodges and resorts we stayed in were very nice. Talkeenta was my favorite stay as we saw Mt. McKinley come out! This happened to be the morning we had to leave, but we did see the tip. We also saw on the lower portion of Mt. McKinley on the Tundra tour in Denali.
Hope you enjoy the pictures! Mary Jo & Steve
Bora Bora and Tahiti Honeymoon - July 2011
Just wanted let you know that our honeymoon trip was incredible! The resorts and islands got progressively better and better, so things were laid out perfectly! We wouldn't change a thing! Thanks again.
Max and Amy
Thank you so much for the great vacation package. We had a wonderful time. Although I think next time should be longer, it goes so quick! Fun in the sun!
Brian and Family - Disney World May 2011
We absolutely loved the resort! The kids had an amazing time and we met so many great people! We really enjoyed the many events they held at night; kids movie, beach party and fiesta! The rooms were perfect, loved having the space even though we spent very little time in the room. Another positive was the staff, we received great service the entire time we were there. We will go back most definitely! Thank you again for all you did! The vacation was just perfect!
Tracy - Cozumel April 2011
We haven't responded to you about our trip to Hawaii which you so wonderfully planned. We were pleased with all arrangements that you made. We had a great time.
Roger and Shirley - March 2011
I had a wonderful time in Puerto Vallarta! The hotel was amazing. My room was on the 8th floor on one of the ends of the hotel directly facing the ocean, so I had a wonderful view! Everyone was so friendly and nice! I went swimming in the ocean for the first time ever! I was surprised by the saltiness (wow it really is salty!) and how the waves came out of nowhere (I didn't see a boat go by!) It was a good time. On Friday and Saturday I hung out by or in the pool with my Detroit Lakes people. It was so beautiful outside and there was never a cloud in the sky! Saturday we walked down the beach to another Riu and hung out in their pool for a while. They had the same type activities we had at our pool, it was a nice change of scenery.
On Sunday we went into town to the boardwalk called the Malecon and we also went to a huge Catholic church in town called the Guadalupe. The boardwalk was a lot of fun just walking up and down the side walk with all the tequila shops and souvenir shops. Thank you so much for your assistance in finding me a place to go!! I have a bunch of fun, and I would definitely go to Mexico again, although I would love to see the ocean blue waters on the other side of the country!!
Thank you for everything you've done to make our wedding happen. You did a awesome job it was perfect! It was one of the best times in out life. Thanks to you! I will be calling you when I'm ready to book my next trip. I look forward to it. Thanks again Carrie.
Stephanie and Kyle
Barcelo Maya Beach 2011
We did love the resort, were surprised about the size of it though, very big. The food was really delicious. It was a great vacation and the beaches were beautiful. Had a great time and even got Betsy up and parasailing. Once again thank you.
All 4 of us had a great time on our trip- I really liked the resort and the beach was amazing!!! The beach was amazing! We loved the long stretch of beach to walk on and how great the sand was!
-Availability of lounge chairs, places to sit at restaurants etc was wonderful. The volume of people at the resort was a good level- it definitely was not over-crowded, or had that over-booked feel and it definitely didn't feel empty.. had a great energy to it.
-The food, for being buffet food, was good!
-The cleanliness of the resort exceeded my expectations.
-I liked the availability and variety of the non-motorized watercraft!
-Loved the layout of the resort.
-Service was good! The people at the resort were very nice and accommodating! But, seriously- the people at the resort did a great job.. we felt safe and cared for.. attentive.
Thank you for everything you did to help make this dream vacation a reality for us! We look forward to working with you again in the future!
The cruise was fun and we did have a good time. Grand Cayman and Cozumel were great, too bad we couldn't have stayed in one of them for two days.
We also went snorkelling there which was a blast. Kelly and Ted went to
Margaritaville. In Cozumel, we spent the day at a beach area called Mia
Del Playa, I bought Tanzanite earrings there, they are beautiful. I also
got a multicolored sapphire necklace, Kelly got a gorgeous ring. We got our hair braided at the beach party.
They saw alot of shows, Ty liked the pool and late night Camp Carnival. The other kids went to bed earlier. We did have fun. Thanks so much for all your help. Thanks so much again.
P.S. The chocolate molten cake was the absolute best thing on the menu and the
pizza was great!!!!!
Thanks for the nice welcome back note. We had a great time in Cozumel, the Park Royal was very nice and clean, great service and very nice people. Thanks for all your help it was great to get away. Hopefully spring will show up here soon!
Jennifer and Deon
I just wanted to let you know that we enjoyed our trip to the Dominican. Hot and humid was the weather. The hotel was very nice and HUGE and the food was good. Maybe too big. We took the trolley a lot. All the workers seemed to like working there. Rooms were very nice and clean! If we were to go back we would go to the same place.
Thank you- Diana
The staff at Couples Tower Isle were all so amazing!! They were very accommodating and some knew us on a first name basis. The food was delicious and the drinks were very tasty. The grill that was open all day and late night had really great burgers, fries and onion rings which tasted great after a day on the beach or after a late night :)
We saved big $$$ booking our dolphin encounter with our travel agent! Bring some watershoes! You also need watershoes for Dunns RIver Falls so I would do both in one day if possible. Snorkeling is included with the encounter package so bring a waterproof camera! There are just a few fish but there are also stingrays! Dunns River Falls: The hotel offers this daily (M-F) and is free to Couples guests I believe but we scheduled it ahead of time and did it on the same day as ziplining. This was such an incredible experience!! It was so much fun!
We spent New Year's Eve in Jamaica and the resort went all out! It was decorated so nicely, ice sculptures, cocktails on the roof, food galore, entertainment....Definitely a memorable way to bring in the New Year!!!
Our all inclusive honeymoon to Couples Tower Isle was well worth every penny! We had the experience of a lifetime and will never forget it! It is our goal to return within the next 10 years!!!!!
Nicole & Jason
The trip, Bri's b-day and my cruise wedding were amazing!! In Grand Cayman we ended up going to Seven-Mile Beach and the sand was awesome. The waves were huge, but we still swam. Thanks again for all of your help!! We will contact you again for our travel needs.
Hawaii was amazing!! A couple of days before we left I decided to upgrade our room to a 3 bedroom/3 bath ocean front unit. I didn't tell the kids that we had done that so it was a total surprise for them. It just gave everyone their own space and being able to have oceanfront was awesome. We were literally 100 feet from the ocean and could hear the waves all day and night long. We could sit on our lanai and watch the whales in front of our unit. I would highly recommend the Papakea. The people were fantastic. It worked out just great.
We went on a tour to Road to Hana which everyone really loved; went snorkeling and saw a sea turtle, many whales and hundreds of dolphins; saw the sun rise at Haleakala and then rode bikes down from the top to sea level (28 miles); our daughter took surfing lessons; renewed our wedding vows barefoot on the beach and then celebrated at the Old Lahaina Luau (much recommended Luau!!). Our kids did an amazing job performing the ceremony for our vow renewal - many happy tears.
Since our flight coming home didn't leave until 10:45 pm we asked if we could get a late check out. The allowed us to stay in our room until 8:00 pm. That worked out so nice for us as we really needed a relaxing day. We spent the entire day hanging out by the ocean and pools at the resort. It was the perfect last day in Maui.
I am still on "island time" - and I can't wait to go back. Thank you so much for all of your help.
Kären B. & Family
The Barcelo (in Puerto Vallarta) was AWESOME!!! I think thats the only resort we'll stay at again! Jodie and I both want to go back tomorrow!!! The travel plans you set up were perfect. We are already planning our trip for next winter. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Thanks, Nate and Jodie
Just wanted to drop you a line about our trip. We both had a great time and a lot of fun...B especially liked it! Parking at the Humphrey terminal and riding the light rail worked great! We were able to visit all the Parks, and do pretty much everything, including being on the lead float for the daily parade at the Animal Kingdom! B really liked that little bonus! Anyway, looking forward to planning something else in the future...felt good to get away. :)
Nate and Brenda -Disney 1/2011
Royal Caribbean Cruise
Everything went nice and smooth. Thanks again for everything it was a blast.
Close encounters with the dolphins was probably the best part. It was really neat. So was the jet skiing, but to be in the water with the dolphins was awesome. Thanks again for everything.
Disney Ohana Restaurant
Thank you for planning our awesome Disney Vacation! We had a wonderful time at the Disney resort and all the parks. We also loved the Disney dining plan it was well worth the money. Thank you for all your helpful tips and expertise. You are a true Disney Expert and we couldn't have done it with out you! Can't wait to book our next trip with you and Pineapple Travel! Thanks again for everything.
Katie and Family
Destination Wedding ~ Cabo San Lucas
We had a great time...We absolutely loved the resort, everyone did! Thanks again and I will be in touch for the honeymoon plans! I need a vacation from my vacation!!!
Jumping right back into life is always a jolt! We had a wonderful trip! Thank you for all you did to make it successful for us. The rental home was great and perfect for what we needed.
Take Care, Deb
Puerto Rico 2010
Thank you for you help with our trip to Puerto Rico. The trip was great. We found out it was a pretty slow time for the resort at this time, maybe just starting to become more busy now. We pretty much had the resort to ourselves minus a few other people. It was lovely and the weather was great. We did get to see the bioluminescent bays which I would recommend to anyone who goes there. Everyone made it there just fine with no delays in the flights.