What in your opinion is the the all inclusive carribean resort with the best beaches and service?

There are a few great options.

Some to consider:

Secrets Maroma

Iberostar Grand Bavaro

Couples Swept Away

Excellence Playa Mujeres


Can you please advise on best transportation method for airport xfer at Beaches? If I book through a travel agent, do I need to request a hotel shuttle, or is it the same as the airport van?

Your TripGuy agent can definitely walk you thru this - hence, why an agent who specializes in Beaches would be great to partner with.  The short answer is that we include your flight information on your reservation so Beaches knows what flight you are expected on and they have the staff at the lounge with a list.  They will get you on the next vehicle to the property.

Is Grande Riveria still the best value for the Sandels resort options? What is the preferred or most common mode of transportation from the airport? Taxi? About how much is the costs of ride from airport?

1)      Yes – it’s actually better now than it has been after the refurb last year.  Upgraded rooms, new beach club area, and lots of new restaurants.  It’s really become a nicer resort and still less than any other Sandals due to the number of rooms they need to fill.

2)      Sandals includes transfers on all reservations – and 95% of our clients use them.  We can also arrange private transfers for those who prefer them.

Hey Tripguy, I booked with you for my Honeymoon in 2011, thanks for everything! Now we are looking to take a vacation to the Carribbean with our parents, and I would like to cram in a little mountain biking. I was wondering are there any resorts that are

St. Lucia would be the best fit for what you are looking for!   Will provide you some great options including Sandals Grand St. Lucian, Sandals Regency La Toc, Calabash Cove, Anse Chastenet and more.....

Dear Sir: I would like to know the difference between a couples resort and a singles resort.

A couples resorts only allows couples on property.   An adults only resort allows adults, but allows adult singles, groups, etc.  It doesn't just cater to couples and only have double beds.

There really isn't anything that is a pure "Singles" resort.