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Punta Cana was Wonderful!

K & J, (trip to Punta Cana, Domincan Republic)
Travel consultant: Lindsay Paine, lindsay@blowestravel.com

Our trip to Punta Cana was wonderful! We had a great experience overall.  We can’t thank you enough for helping us out and making this such a great experience with you! 

The direct shuttle from the airport to the resort was fantastic. I would definitely have that again. The Resort was beautiful with lots of things to keep the kids entertained. The room was spacious and clean. The staff was very prompt with their service when needed. One of our kids got sick for 24hrs and we needed extra linens and when we called room service, they had linens there within minutes. The Buffet was fantastic. Every night had a different theme except for one. The one night had minimal selection. The service at the buffet was fantastic. Always greeted with a warm welcome. We tried one a la carte restaurant - Japanese and we can’t say enough good things about it. The kids had a great time at that one. We heard good things about the others; however, the kids loved the buffet! We did end up going on one excursion - the Pirate Ship Excursion which was great for all ages and very kid friendly. We ended up booking through Transat when we got there. The Transat representative was very knowledgeable and helpful. They were actually the best Rep and made sure they walked around to ensure their travellers were okay and taken of. It actually made you feel like you were home knowing you had someone there who made sure you were okay. They knew who the travellers were and would give a quick wave or thumbs up to ensure all was okay. 

The only downfall was the constant bothering from the concierge about Time Shares. The first morning we got up they told us we had a meeting with them and our Transat Rep. We told them no several times and had to be very blunt to say stop bothering us. It wasn’t until we did that, that they stopped pestering us. At the beach and pool, it was the same thing with excursions. Constant bothering until you forcefully said no. 

The resort was very clean and well kept. They took pride In showcasing their beautiful resort. The pools were well kept and clean. The beach was beautiful and well kept and the staff was always our cleaning up the minimal seaweed. The water park was great! That’s where we spent most of our time. The wait staff was always checking in to see if you needed a drink. The slides at the water park were a lot of fun. A few closed off during our stay, but that was due to lack of staff. I would tell people to keep an open mind about their water park standards as not as much stuff as one would have in Canada. The structure is starting to show some age. 

Would we go back - yes!! It was a wonderful resort that offered a lot to everyone! We found that it was a short distance from the beach to the pool that the kids could hop back and forth no problem! They had an ice cream/coffee shop with soft serve! There was a sports bar that we would go to and the kids would play pool! 

Overall a great experience for our first big trip as a family. Thank you for helping us out!

Thanks again and we are already thinking about another trip next year!

Also, there weren’t any other resorts nearby so there was only our resort on the beach which was nice and not too busy. 

The weather was great, hot, sunny and 28 degrees. It was perfect! We picked a great week to go! 

Thanks for all your help! You made our experience a wonderful one!

 

K & J

 

Our Trip was a Memorable One!

Debbie & Colin, (trip to Scenic - Gems of the Danube Cruise)
Travel consultant: Monica Purdon, monica@blowestravel.com

The trip was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The excursions we chose were interesting and certainly very picturesque. Al the guides were interesting and very well informed. We loved the Scenic Jasper - the boat was beautiful, the staff was always very friendly and eager to please. They went out of their way to make our trip a memorable one. Our dinners were an experience. Always lot s of choice and we were encouraged to try all courses! Delicious! There was never a shortage of wine either. The wait staff was amazing! Lunch and breakfast were buffet style and the food was always very good and so many choices! We di have breakfast in our room one morning served by our butler. Nice touch!

Prague was beautiful and we really enjoyed our time in the city. The Marriott was beautiful as well. Our flights were good and on time.

Although we have nothing to compare the cruise to as it was our first - I really can't think of anything that would have improved our experience. 

Thanks for all your help in making this trip come true!.

Debbie & Colin

I would recommend Contiki. Amazing!

Kelly, (trip to New Zealand)
Travel consultant: Lindsay Paine, lindsay@blowestravel.com

I am home from New Zealand but I wish I was still there! It was so amazing. I would recommend Contiki and the tour I was on if you'd like to see both the north and south island. There were some younger people on the bus that was a bit wild but you're still able to do what you would like and either party or do your own thing. We were really lucky with a lot of things during our trip so I feel really blessed. It was a bit chillier than I thought but it got warmer in the north island. My flights were perfect, a couple of small delays but nothing that I couldn't handle. Air New Zealand was so, so kind, I would 100% travel with them again.

Thank you for booking everything for me. I so appreciate all that you have done for me, especially answering all of my crazy questions. Highly recommend checking out NZ...it is a beautiful country! The south island views are AMAZING! 

Thanks again,

Kelly