#FlyEaglesFly to Riviera Maya, Mexico on #BeachBlitz 2016!


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#FlyEaglesFly to Riviera Maya, Mexico on #BeachBlitz 2016!

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Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun hosted Apple Vacations #BeachBlitz 2016 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Current players and alumni vacationed with fans and participated in “crazy games”, dodgeball, snorkeling, an autograph session, a photo … Read More

The Top Family Vacation Spots For 2016

Summer vacation is right around the corner. Your kids are ready. Are you? Give yourself and your family a much needed break this year: no lunches to prepare, dishes to watch, clothes to clean, or beds to make. Just fun in the sun with your spouse and children. (P.S. These resorts have kid’s clubs so you can enjoy some alone time with your husband or wife).


Riviera Maya     Jamaica     Punta Cana     Bahamas

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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South of Riviera Cancun, Riviera Maya is home to many of Mexico’s best hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Stretching 100 miles, the area offers endless white sand beaches, lush jungles and ancient Mayan cities.

Where To Stay

Grand Sunset Princess All Suite Resort

Grand Sunset Princess All Suite Resort

Complemented by natural surroundings of fascinating beauty, this impressive resort is located along a pristine white sand beach in Playa del Carmen and offers an unforgettable 24-hour all-inclusive vacation experience. The resort offers 7 a la carte restaurants including Mexican, Italian, Asian, and seafood. There are 12 pools including eight main pools and four kids’ pools. Kids also have their very own mini-club, and the teen club provides fun from 4pm until 11pm.

What To Do


Xcaret Park is an expansive eco-complex situated just off the gorgeous Caribbean Sea. Swim in underground rivers, snorkel in protected inlets, observe exotic animals in natural habitats and visit a cool coral reef aquarium in this fabulous park!


Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Boats in Jamaica

Nothing is a problem on this island paradise, where the sounds of soft reggae harmonize with the lapping waves on soft shores. The theme of every vacation, regardless of which corner of the island, is relaxation to the max.

Where To Stay

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

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This spectacular Victorian-style resort is located on the beachfront in Runaway Bay. Both adults and children alike will enjoy the three interconnecting lake-style pools that surround the main building that includes two children’s sections and three Jacuzzis. Also included are free non-motorized watersports and a Mini-Club for kids 4-12.

What To Do

Dunn’s River Falls

The setting is truly breathtaking, and the incredible cascading falls challenge, refresh and delight visitors of all ages. Enjoy everyone’s favorite activity, which is climbing up the falls. This is relatively easy. But if you prefer, you can take a swim or walk alongside the river all the way to the top and appreciate the beauty of the tropical vegetation.


Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana

Known best for its endless stretches of white sand beaches, Punta Cana is often referred to as the Coconut Coast. No resort in Punta Cana is higher than the highest palm tree, and there is no shortage of palms on the 40 miles of white sand beaches.

Where To Stay

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

At Barceló Bavaro Palace Deluxe, family is always first, with a full day’s activities awaiting your crew. Take the kids to the Barcy’s Kids’ Club where they will take part in games, movies, arts and crafts, and more. Come and practice your swing on the 18-hole miniature golf course, enjoy 4 swimming pools for all types of entertainment, and watch your children play on castles, water slides, and waterfalls at Barcy Water Park!

What To Do

Marinarium Tour

Set off in a glass bottom boat to the Marinarium Marine Park for a Punta Cana snorkeling adventure. After some time exploring the reef and underwater marine life of the Caribbean Sea, you’ll be given the opportunity to swim with nurse sharks and stingrays. But don’t worry! This shark and stingray excursion is completely safe!


Paradise Island, Bahamas


By far, sparkling turquoise waters and white sandy beaches stretching for miles have always been one of the most alluring features of The Bahamas. The ocean ranges from absolutely clear and colorless turquoise to all imaginable shades of blues.

Where To Stay


The Atlantis

Unleash a world of magic and wonder as you discover Atlantis, Paradise Island. World-class restaurants, luxury shopping, the Caribbean’s largest casino, fantastic water sports, thrilling slides and rides, Dolphin Cay, hundreds of species of sea animals at the Marine Habitat, and so much more, all ready to discover, right at your fingertips.

What To Do

Aquaventure at Atlantis

Atlantis Paradise Island’s water park is a one-of-a-kind 141-acre waterscape. This non-stop aquatic thrill ride features over twenty million gallons of water, incredible Atlantean-themed towers, thrilling high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids water-play fort and 11 unique and refreshing swimming pools.


5 Romantic Experiences To Add To Your Bucket List

Are you tired of the same old dinner and a movie “date night”? Has your idea of romance turned into nothing more than a few hours without the kids and a bottle of wine at the local restaurant? Change it up this year and try one of these exciting and intimate activities that’ll be sure to bring out the fire in your relationship!

A Night Out In Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone

Puerto Vallarta Romantic ZoneAlso known as Old Town, Vallarta’s Romantic Zone is paved with cobblestone streets, boutique shops, and quaint restaurants and cafes that embody the true essential of Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy a traditional dinner, followed by strolling through art galleries and stopping in the local bars for a cocktail. If you’re seeking an authentic experience of Mexican culture with your significant other, look no further than the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Puerto Vallarta

Watching The Sunrise On Mount Haleakala

Haleakala SunriseLocated on the island of Maui, Mount Haleakala stands 10,000ft above sea level towering over the clouds below. These conditions give way to spectacular sunrises for those willing to make the morning trek. Be sure to grab a cup of locally brewed Hawaiian coffee and a blanket for you to snuggle up next to your partner.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Maui

A Barefoot Sunset Dinner In Aruba

Barefoot Aruba RestaurantScattered across the white sand beaches of Aruba are dozens of restaurants that offer barefoot dining. Sit back and watch the sun set while the only thing between you and your partner is a gentle ocean breeze. And if you’re wondering, the answer is “Yes”: food and cocktails do taste better when the sand’s between your toes.

Flight and Vacation Packages to Aruba

An Over-The-Water Cabana In Riviera Cancun

Over pool cabanaExperience Riviera Cancun in luxury with the all-new over-pool cabana suites at Secrets Silversands. After pampering yourself with a variety of spa treatments and massages at the world-class Spa by Pevonia, retreat back to your lavish cabana for some relaxation before a romantic candle-lit dinner or a night on the town.

Flight and Vacation Packages To Secrets Silversands

Find A Secret Beach On St. Martin

St. Martin Secret BeachThe Dutch and French Island is littered with hundreds of secret beaches that can only be accessed by water. Rent a sunfish or a kayak for a romantic day of secret beach-hopping and soaking up the rays on your own private stretch of sand. Bring a lunch, your favorite drink, and a blanket for an intimate picnic for just the two of you.

Flight and Vacation Packages to St. Martin



Apple Vacations and The Philadelphia Eagles are proud to announce #BeachBlitz 2016 in Riviera Maya!


Are you ready for #BeachBlitz 2016 at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun in Riviera Maya?

The seven-night #BeachBlitz gives Eagles fans the opportunity to escape to Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun with their favorite Eagles players and alumni.

Apple Vacations’ Philadelphia Eagles #BeachBlitz includes:

  • Round trip airfare
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
  • Non-stop transfers to and from Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
  • Unlimited-Luxury® including – ALL meals, ALL top – shelf spirits, ALL snacks and ALL tips in resort
  • #BeachBlitz group photo and gift
  • Private welcome party, photo sessions, autograph session with the Eagles players and alumni
  • #BeachBlitz Activities will take place for 7 days
  • Events with Players and Alumni will take place April 9-12, 2016
  • #BeachBlitz Lanyard for entry to the private events

Specific players and alumni will be announced very, very soon, along with a schedule of fun activities that fans can enjoy.

Just a $200 deposit secures your space on #BeachBlitz. Space is limited, click here for pricing and more details: http://applev.ac/1PwmkZR




An Apple Vacations’ All-Inclusive Experience – for the first time!


So you have never been to Mexico or The Caribbean?  There is no time like the present to start! Don’t know what to expect? Well our very own Content Specialist Lauren Roberts just went on her very first Apple Vacation and is sharing her experience with you.

A Travel Newbie’s First All-Inclusive Experience

As told by Apple Vacations’ Content Specialist  – Lauren Roberts

Let me preface this entire post by saying that I’ve never been out of the country. Growing up, my parents only traveled to the Jersey Shore and – on extremely rare occasions – Disney World. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out I would be visiting Mexico for my very first time.

Crystal clear water, beautiful sandy beaches, and all-inclusive accommodations? I felt like I had booked a ticket to paradise! Most importantly, I would finally be able to see some of the properties that I worked with on a daily basis. And let me tell you, seeing a resort on the internet is very different than seeing it in person. I finally understand that now.

To be honest, before I started working at Apple Vacations, my knowledge of all-inclusive resorts was very slim. I never really traveled and therefore, never truly knew what was out there.

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I was finally able to experience a true Apple Vacation, which was something I had really been looking forward to. The airport provided us with seamless check-in, and I have to admit that I was a little nervous about the entire process. Since I don’t travel often, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But getting onto my flight was a breeze. Non-stop flights are a major selling point, by the way.

Once we got off the plane and through customs, a transfer was ready to take us to our destination. Our driver was kind and provided us with cool beverages while we completed our site inspections, and our guide was extremely helpful with any questions we had. He continued with us throughout our entire stay, assisting us at each hotel we visited throughout the day.

Our host hotel, Secret Silversands Riviera Cancun, provided us with luxurious guestrooms, beautiful a la carte and buffet restaurants, and absolutely stunning grounds. Not to mention, the Unlimited-Luxury®. concept is just out of this world amazing. I had my choice of French, Italian, Mexican, and Japanese cuisine on a nightly basis. Let’s just say a few of us visited multiple restaurants a night. Drinks were available wherever you turned, and I was in complete bliss being able to order poolside as I sprawled out into a lounge chair. Special shout out goes to the resort’s room service option. I’m sorry I ordered half your menu. Totally not sorry I ate it all. It was delicious.

The Unlimited-Luxury®.experience truly provides guests with a worry-free vacation. Not having to pay after eating at a restaurant was a little strange at first (very dine and dash), but it was fantastic to know that you could essentially leave your wallet in your room. We did, however, wind up tipping for exceptional service, which we experienced a lot of.

The nightly entertainment and daily activities were free as well, so we were able to see a show or take advantage of non-motorized water sports whenever we pleased. I was even able to experience a poolside tequila tasting! Note to self: You will probably never like tequila no matter how hard you try. Points for persistence though.

Some group members chose to go kayaking in the ocean and had a great time. Others chose to experience a show or two at night, which always ended in rave reviews. Then there were the ones (cough, cough) who chose to end their night stuffing their face full of tempura fried ice cream. No shame!

So, in short, would I visit an all-inclusive resort through Apple Vacations again? Let’s see… Roundtrip airfare and transfers, hotel accommodations, unlimited food and beverages, and the assistance of an in-resort representative whenever you need it, among many other wonderful perks? You bet I would!

Would I eat snails again? Nope. Sorry, Bordeaux. Your lamb chop was excellent though!

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I have a Secret … well lots of them. And no, it is not that I am happy it is back to school time! OK … maybe a little. It’s actually Secret’s Resorts & Spas. The newest resort is opening this fall – WELCOME SECRETS AKUMAL RIVIERA MAYA.

Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya opens November 1, 2015 and it makes the perfect vacation if you are looking for an adult escape! The resort is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya along those beautiful white sand beaches and calm, clear waters of Akumal.

The resort is one hour south of the Cancun airport and will open with 434 elegant suites, many with stunning ocean views.

This brand new resort offers adults a charming, picturesque vacation, complete with an exceptional Unlimited-Luxury® experience.


Welcome cocktail and cool towel

Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day

Unlimited premium alcoholic beverages

Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily

24-hour room and concierge services

Pool and beach wait service

Non-motorized water sports

Open-air theatre

Fitness center

Complimentary greens fees at nearby Riviera Maya Golf Club

Internet access

Expansive oceanfront infinity pool and outdoor Jacuzzi

All taxes and gratuities

So if the kids are heading back to school (or already there), or if you are looking for a romantic couples vacation, girls getaway or relaxing time at the spa; make sure you look to the new Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. We all deserve a little “me” time and this is the perfect place.

For more details click here –> http://applev.ac/1Sk7Bao


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Apple Vacations and Now Resorts & Spas Philadelphia Phillies Photo Night 2016.


Apple Vacations and Now Resorts & Spas hosted Philadelphia Phillies Photo Night 2016.

All fans entering the gates at Citizens Bank Park received an Apple Vacations and Now Resorts & Spas photo frame. And, fans entering the gates early were able to go on the field and take pictures of their favorite players. Yes, even a few #Selfie’s were taken.

Apple Vacations and Now Resorts & Spas look forward to this event each year, and hosting our top travel agency accounts.

Susan Gaines Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, AMResorts tossed out the ceremonial first pitch to The Phanatic. She also presented a lucky fan with an Apple Vacation to Now Resorts & Spas for them to enjoy!

Apple Vacations and Now Resorts & Spas were featured all over the stadium.

Please enjoy our gallery of photos from Photo Night.