and the Riviera Maya - Mexico's Favorite Playground Cancun - even the name sizzles! Apple Vacations' number one
destination, with beaches of powdery-white sand stretching along water
so turquoise the color will be imprinted forever in your memory. A
glamorous resort area where sun glistens on pyrimidal structures of
spectacular luxury resorts and the night awakens to a vibrant nightlife
of discos and fun-filled restaurants with dancing and laughter. Cancun
is more than just a party place. For the sophisticate and discerning
traveler, you'll find some of the highest quality, full facility resorts
& spas anywhere.
The Yucatan Peninsula is the hot spot for vacationers worldwide. Whether
it's chic Cancun or activity packed All-Inclusives along the coast of
the Riviera Maya with nearby Playacar Tulum and Xcaret, there's
an array of hotels to suit every taste.
Vallarta-Fall in love with Puerto Vallarta's old world charm and
dreamlike natural beauty. Lush tropical jungles surround this quaint
colonial city with interesting architecture, cobblestone streets and
white-washed buildings. Discover chic boutiques as you stroll along the
Malecón, then check out the exploding art scene and sizzling nightlife.
Sprawling golden beaches, Pacific blue waters and heart-stopping sunsets
that reflect on majestic mountains complete this picture-perfect
island of Cozumel lies just twelve miles off the Yucatan Coast, a 45
minute ferry ride from the famed Riviera Maya. Dive into the crystal
blue waters of Cozumel and discover why Jacques Cousteau called it the
"best diving area in the world." Palancar Reef, the second largest in
the world, provides an incredible diversity of species, stunning sites
and visibility of at least 150 feet. Whether you're a first time
snorkeler or an experienced diver, the intricate coral reefs and teems
of painted fish will amaze you!
Acapulco-Ideal weather, impressive beaches, sensational
nightlife... let Apple Vacations introduce you to the "New" Acapulco.
Completely rejuvenated in the early 1990's, Acapulco has exactly what
sun worshippers and party goers are looking for. Acapulco's beaches are
among the most scenic in the world. Visit La Quebrada to witness the
divers' dangerous 136 foot plunge into a tide-filled cove. Or stroll
along the Costera Miguel Aleman, Acapulco's main strip, past a wide
variety of shops, restaurants, boutiques and discotheques. Almost
guaranteed sunshine beckons travelers to Acapulco's sprawling shores,
where watersports abound, romance flourishes and the party never ends.
Lucas- Los Cabos- San Jose Del Cabo-Sculpted terrain beside the
sea... colonies of gentle sea lions basking under the sun... endangered
whales finding a safe harbor... Here, at the tip of the Baja Peninsula,
land ends and the Gulf of California mixes with the great Pacific Ocean.
Miles of breathtaking beaches line the refreshing resort towns of Los
Cabos-- lively Cabo San Lucas and laid-back San Jose del Cabo. Cabo is
the Marlin capital of the world and boasts Mexico's best golf with four
world-class 18 hole courses. All this, plus an exciting nightlife
combine to make"Cabo" the perfect vacation spot for every sun and sport
Huatulco-Discover secret coves and hidden lagoons in and around
the nine sparkling bays of Huatulco (wah-tool-co). As the hemisphere's
first eco-tourism resort, Huatulco remains pleasingly primitive. Explore
22 miles of nearly virgin Pacific coastline, exotic wildlife and
fantastic hiking, or enjoy a variety of traditional land and water
sports. In Huatulco you'll find that unique combination of deluxe
accommodations and modern amenities in an unspoiled, natural setting.
against lush green mountains, this tropical beauty offers all the modern
comforts of luxury resorts, and all the charm of a sleepy seaside
village. Located only seven kilometers apart, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo
combine to deliver the best of both worlds. Ixtapa invites you to
experience some of the best watersports on the southwest coast of
Mexico, plus award winning golf courses and a wide variety of luxurious
accommodations. Zihuatanejo is a classic Mexican pueblo... unpretentious
and serene. Stroll down the cobblestone streets, shop at intriguing
native markets and enjoy a meal or drinks at a seaside cafe. Lay back,
pick up the pace or do a little of both and enjoy two great vacations in
lies on the southern Baja peninsula at the sprawling beaches and warm
waters of Mar de Contes. Sportfishing in the Sea of Cortez is
world-famous. Known as the Dorado (mahi-mahi) capital. Scuba diving in
Loreto is a unique and exciting experience the wide variety of marine
fish and aquatic life here is astonishing. A few miles offshore there
are islands for divers to explore. But the fun isn't limited to just
fishermen and divers. Spend a day exploring the colonial town of Loreto.
Visit the Misión Nuestra Señora de Loreto and local museum in the center
of town. Explore the local shops or enjoy snorkeling excursions and day
trips to the outer islands. Loreto even has its own 18-hole, par 72 golf
Manzanillo-Miles of white and black sand beaches... glistening
bays... a variety of spectacular resorts waiting to pamper your senses.
This hidden retreat on Mexico's Pacific coast is a charming port town
filled with over 600 years of notable history and boundless beauty. With
an excellent climate all year long, Manzanillo is the perfect place to
partake in a wide variety of watersports including world-class
sportfishing. Soak up the sun, then watch the tide roll away after a
delicious dinner under the stars.
Mazatlan-Mazatlan is known as the perfect beach resort town and
for good reason... 17 miles of inviting sandy beaches, world-class
resort hotels, excellent watersports and beautiful golden sunsets.
Located directly east of the tip of the Baja Penisula, Mazatlan's
charming Mexican ambiance can be seen in its open-air cafes, stylish
boutiques and lively nightclubs. Bask on a stretch of the largest
uninterrupted beach in Latin America, then take a stroll along the
Malecón before a fabulous seafood dinner and exciting evening on the
Cana-The unspoiled scenery of Punta Cana will leave you
breathless. Forty miles of pearl-white sand beaches and First Class
luxurious beach resort hotels line the eastern coast of this island.
Punta Cana has put a priority on its ecological efforts. Vacationers can
hike trails and view some of the native and rare species of animals and
vegetation while the island's mineral springs offer a cool and
The Dominican Republic is known for many things, but soon it will be
known as one of the premier golf destinations in the Caribbean. Golf is
available at three 18 hole Golf Courses. One of the most popular courses
is the Cocotal Golf & Country Club they offer an 18 hole championship
golf course that is just a few minutes away from every major hotel in
Punta Cana. Punta Cana is 90 minutes from the famed "Teeth of the Dog"
championship golf course.
Romana-90 minutes southwest of Punta Cana and 90 minutes east of
Santo Domingo lies La Romana, the playground of the rich and famous and
home the famous Casa de Campo. A sports enthusiast's dream. This 7000
acre resort community is home to international polo matches, 4
top-ranked championship 18-hole golf courses (the best in the Caribbean)
and other outdoor sporting activities. Home to the spectacular Altos de
Chavon, a 16th century Mediterranean village replica with great
shopping, bars and restaurants. The Night Show at Altos de Chavon is a
must! Also home to Saona Island and Catalina Island that has the most
popular sailing and snorkeling excursions.
Plata-Puerto Plata........At the northernmost point of the
country, Puerto Plata is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and the
Atlantic Ocean. The entire shore is known as the Amber Coast, named for
rich deposits of the lustrous stone. Surrounded by beautiful mountain
ranges and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Puerto Plata offers the most
value in the Caribbean! Quality name brand beachfront hotels at
extremely affordable prices make it Apple's newest gem...Puerto Plata.
The town bustles with shops, restaurants and patio cafes. a nice blend
of cultures and architecture for an ideal Caribbean vacation.
pink sand beaches...the undisturbed emerald sea... Welcometo Bermuda- in
all its splendor. Bermuda offers the pomp andcircumstance of England,
with American conveniences and a laid-backCaribbean atmosphere. With
more than 650 species of fish inhabiting itswarm turquoise waters,
Bermuda is a delight for swimmers, snorkellers,divers and deep-sea
fishermen. Miles of pink sand beaches surrounded bycliffs and coves will
please those in search of scenic beauty. Bermuda'sstone and cedar
architecture is also a "must-see". Create your ownadventure and explore
one of the dozens of islands that make up Bermuda.Whether on the golf
course or under the sea, the brilliance of Bermudaawaits you.
lighthouses, twisted Divi Divi trees. Aruba's unique charm stems from
its Dutch influence. Only 15 miles north of Venezuela, Aruba is one of
the southernmost islands of the Caribbean. Cooling tradewinds generally
keep the temperature a perfect 82º under beautiful sunny skies
year-round. When the sun goes down, a whole different side of Aruba
comes to life. Glitzy casinos offer the best of classic American and
Montego Bay, Jamaica-Nothing
is a problem on this island paradise where reggae, romance and the
Caribbean sun come together. Land in the bustling tourist center of
Montego Bay and discover a variety of great beaches, attractions and
shops. For a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the seven miles of
spectacular beach in Negril. Or stay in lively Ocho Rios and climb the
700 foot cascading waterfalls at Dunn's River Falls. Falmouth, Braco and
Runaway Bay are growing resort areas that offer popular hotels and
fabulous all-inclusive resorts. Wherever you go on this island paradise,
the friendly smiles of the Jamaican people will keep you coming back.
Cayman-Tales of buccaneering feats and shipwrecked sailors... the
legend of Blackbeard. These islands have a rich seafaring history which
has reached near mythical status. Today, modern adventurers flock to
Grand Cayman for treasures of another kind. A tranquil atmosphere,
sweeping white sands, sunken ships from centuries past, stunning coral
formations and turquoise waters. Regarded as a world-class scuba diving
destination, Grand Cayman is a diver's dream. Over 200 different dive
sites feature everything from stunning wall and cave dives to easy drops
for first timers. Whatever your pleasure, Grand Cayman is a perfect
vacation destination for fun above and below the water
Croix-Scuba or snorkel to experience the brilliant undersea
sights of St. Croix, a happy island brimming with lush foliage.
is where tropical charm, Latin style, a proud African heritage and
European sophistication meet in the Caribbean. The fun shines night and
day on 38 beaches, 65 world-class dive sites, unique family attractions,
historic monuments, museums and more. Explore by day feeding sharks and
ostriches, discover a secluded white-sand cove, or ride horseback
through a national park. By evening be ready to dance the night away,
listen to hot jazz and enjoy some of the Caribbean's best cuisine under
the stars. All this plus year-round events and festivals from Carnival
to Salsa and a welcoming people make Curaçao an ideal Caribbean vacation
Maarten-This unique island shares the cultures of two
countries...to the south is the Dutch side, Sint Maarten, with its
cosmopolitan capital of Phillipsburg. Find the best duty-free shops,
glittering casinos and popular nightspots. To the north is the French
side, St. Martin... miles of powdery beaches complement the quaint
boutiques and chic cafes in the capital of Marigot. Relaxed, yet a
culinary haven for sampling all regions of French cuisine. Stay on
either side, and you'll get a true taste of paradise on this gorgeous
and diversified island.
John-Come and enjoy this great Caribbean getaway with American
influence! Pristine beaches and crystal clear waters combine with a
culturally diverse, artistically vibrant society better known as the US
Virgin Islands. St. Thomas offers renown duty-free shopping,
breathtaking beaches, championship golf and nonstop nightlife. St. John
is a nature lover's dream with over half of the island covered by a
national park. Bring a canvas or a camera and you'll cherish the
Bahama-On Grand Bahama Island, you will be greeted by miles of
pristine white beaches. But that is just one of the attributes of our
special island. Naturally, we have everthing else you would expect from
a tropical destination: a marvelous year-round climate, a host of
water-oriented sports and activities, and a relaxed, laid-back
atmosphere. But what really sets us apart from every other island is our
welcoming attitude. As soon as you arrive, you will know that Grand
Bahamians are sincerely happy to see you. It shows, in every greeting
and every smile. "So much so close", 52 minutes east of Miami, and a 2
1/2 hour flight from New York.
of the Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire overflows with natural beauty and
charm. Gentle tradewinds and calm turquoise waters provide the perfect
mix for watersports. Snorkel or scuba dive right from the shoreline at
any of the Marine Park's 80 sites.
its sweet scent of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, Grenada inspired its
nickname, "Isle of Spice." Naturally beautiful, Grenada's landscape is
made up of tropical rainforests, cascading rivers, bubbling waterfalls
and black and sugar-white beaches.
Domingo-Santo Domingo, the oldest settlement in the Western
Hemishpere, is rich in history but modern in conveniences. Bargain
hunters won't want to miss the Caribbean's largest duty-free zone. If
sun worshipping is for you, visit any of the white sand beaches along
the Suncoast or take part in a wide variety of watersports.
Kitts-St. Kitts embodies a kind of lush tropical paradise... an
intoxicating blend of natural scenic beauty, rich vegetation and
azure-blue waters. For eco-tourists or anyone who enjoys natural
wonders, St. Kitts will exceed your every expectation. Hiking is the
best way to see the splendor of this island, with a trek that will take
you into the crater of a dormant volcano or through an emerald green
rainforest. The exceptionally clean white and black sand beaches of
Frigate Bay Beach and Friar's Bay offer some of the best swimming on the
island, while divers are sure to discover colorful reefs and possibly
even ancient shipwrecks.
Lucia-The island of St. Lucia is largely untouched by time. On a
short venture around this island you will see an abundance of banana and
other fruit trees flourishing in the tropical air. The rainforest is
still intact and home to many of the island's tropical plants and
wildlife. St. Lucia offers a wide variety of things to do. Find a
relaxing spot on the beach, dive down for adventure, or even drive
through a volcano! Whatever your pleasure, it's waiting for you in St.
Caicos-Relatively unknown except to scuba divers and lovers of
beautiful beaches, the islands of Turks and Caicos are the Caribbean's
best kept secret. A visit here is ideal for romantics who seek a
relaxing vacation in a peaceful, natural setting. The Turks and Caicos
Islands consist of eight islands and many smaller cays at the
southeastern tip of the Bahamas chain. Providenciales, known as Provo,
is the most developed of all the islands, complete with an international
airport and several major resort hotels. Breathtaking nature preserves
have stunning sites including salt lakes, caves and limestone cliffs.
The 200 mile Barrier Reef system surrounding the Caicos Islands is 65
miles wide. Here, seasonal divers can explore the vibrant marine life
and tranquil waters with 200 feet visibility.
Bahama-Catch the spirit in Nassau, the bustling hub of the
Bahamas since the days of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. This historic
city seduces visitors with its tropical splendor combined with
world-class shopping, gourmet dining and lively nightlife. Relax on the
world-renowned, powder white sands of Cable Beach by day and enjoy
exciting casino action at night. Luxurious hotels and gourmet
restaurants help make Cable Beach one of the hottest vacation spots in
the Bahamas. Paradise Island offers unspoiled natural beauty and is
easily accessible from Nassau. Cross the bridge or take a ferry to visit
one of the most glamorous and celebrated resort areas in the world.
Offering exclusive tranquility or plenty of action, Paradise Island is
much more than a "pair o' dice!" An array of watersports, golf,
duty-free shopping and non-stop nightlife make the Bahamas the perfect
destination for the vacationer that wants to do it all!
Costa Rica/Guanacaste -Orchids
bloom and toucans preen their feathers in treetops above the dense
rainforest... Sun glistens over a volcanic sand beach and a troop of
Howler monkeys prance from branch to branch. You are there, flying from
platform to platform in a harness from the highest tree (The Canopy
Tour) or lazing in a hot spring below Arenal Volcano. Yes, it's a beach
vacation, but you'll need your binoculars and sneakers-for it's a jungle