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PreferredVacations.com Receives Travel Weekly’s Magellan Award

We are pleased to announce that PreferredVacations.com is the recipient of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award! Thanks to the hard working men and women that designed and labored to create what we think is a magnificent example of what a travel site should look like. Travel Weekly’s annual awards feature the best of the […]

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Alternative Destinations For Those Affected By Hurricane Irma

Booked to visit St Martin/St Maarten, St Barth’s,  Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos or Cuba? As you know by now, your travel plans may be seriously impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Our professionals are here to assist in finding alternatives for your honeymoon and vacation travel that has been affected. […]

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The Delightful People of St Lucia

(Saturday morning market at Rodney Bay Marina) Having just returned from the wonderful island of St. Lucia, I am left with a feeling of happiness. A happiness that lingers from my encounters with the warm and welcoming people of this Caribbean nation. A smile blossoms when perusing the lasting images, both in my mind and […]

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Kaua’i by air. An Adventure with Jack Harter.

Exhilarating! That pretty much describes the “doors-off” helicopter adventure on Kaua’i! The professionals over at Jack Harter Helicopters have been flying choppers over the amazingly beautiful landscapes of Kauai since 1962. The famous Raymond Burr was one of Jack’s early investors. We had the pleasure of flying on a pristine weather day and the photos […]

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Grand Wailea. Resplendent Landscapes. Stunning Panoramas.

Grand Wailea. Think “nui”…It’s large! However, this Waldorf Astoria resort has amazing views of the Pacific and the mountains of Maui. The grounds have been expertly manicured and are home to mature fauna and flowing waterscapes that provide an essence of a tropical rainforest! Let’s take a stroll so you can see what we are talking […]

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The Pitfalls of the New Basic Economy Airfares

Basic Economy. You may or may not be aware of this new development in the never-ending degradation of the flying experience. We are continually amazed at the lengths to which a heavily consolidated industry will go to continue to pad the “bottom line”. It is for this very reason that travel professionals continue to be […]

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St Lucia – Our Newest Destination

At Preferred Vacations, we continue to expand our offerings in the Caribbean! It was a natural choice to add the picturesque island of St Lucia as our newest destination, both for romantic getaways and those looking for adventure. St Lucia has been referred to as the “Hawaii of the Caribbean” and we believe that moniker fits. […]

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So Close, Yet So Far Away. A Hidden Gem In Mexico

One would never think of Cancun as an “it” destination for a luxury hideaway. You might say that Cancun is synonymous with all inclusive and spring break. That is until you start looking for the unique. The strikingly luxurious. A hidden retreat. Just minutes from all the hustle and bustle of Cancun’s hotel zone, lies […]

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Indeed Hawaiian. Travaasa Hana. A Uniquely Romantic Hideaway.

At the end of The Road To Hana lies a hidden gem, truly worthy of the wait. A uniquely nestled hideaway set amidst a Hawaiian paradise. Welcome to Travaasa Hana. A picture perfect location and a magically romantic haven for couples in love. And how about the views from terrace dining? Stop by the on-property […]

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Top Adults-Only Honeymoon Resort On Maui

Maui is the ideal honeymoon location. With unbelievable scenery, stunning beaches, and shimmering waters, Hawaii brings romance to life. And Maui is home to a myriad of top-fight hotels, a bounty of local dining/entertainment options, and a wealth of land and sea-based activities. A safe and inviting destination, Hawaii should be at the top of every […]

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Overcome With Emotion In Hanalei Town…

Moving and inspirational. A place of immense beauty! Quaint and quirky. A place with an aura like I’ve never experienced. I can’t tell you why, but as I descended from Princeville toward the one lane bridge that leads into Hanalei Town I was overcome with a swell of emotion. Maybe it was the picture perfect […]

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Three Spectacular Anguilla Resorts

One of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean is the island of Anguilla. This British overseas territory is unhurried and welcoming. You won’t find high-rise hotels or mass-market all inclusive resorts in Anguilla. In fact what you will find is a host of spectacular luxury resorts offering a boutique-feel and experience. This destination is […]

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Lanai. Pineapple Island. Exclusive Resorts. And A Billionaire.

Just off the coast of Maui is Hawaii’s sixth largest island and home to private enclaves for the discerning guests of the Four Seasons Resort Lanai and the soon to be reopened Four Seasons Lodge at Koele. Lanai was once designated as the world’s largest pineapple plantation and is now privately owned (with the exception […]

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75 Years Later. Pearl Harbor. Then & Now.

“A date which will live in infamy”.  Words uttered by President Franklin D Roosevelt a day after the Japanese deliberately attacked Pearl Harbor on the island of O’ahu, leading to the US entrance into World War II. Today we commemorate the 75th anniversary of this tragic event and pay tribute to the brave members of […]

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Two Legendary Stops on Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach. Legendary. Classic Hawaii. Hawaii Five-O. We’ve got two legendary stops on Waikiki. Combine a perfect classic cocktail, along with world-famous people watching and the story of Waikiki Beach begins to unfold. A stop at the Royal Hawaiian in the heart of Waikiki is not complete without the classic Mai Tai! The Royal Hawaiian […]

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Featured Resort of the Week: Le Guanahani St Barth, A Rebirth

Le Guanahani. A fixture in St Barth for 30 years. Acclaimed by many and frequented by the notable, this Condé Nast Reader’s Choice 2015 award winner is ready to show off its rebirth after a spectacular $40 million dollar renovation. This stunning location is the dream of many in seek of pristine beaches, shimmering waters […]

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The Art of Vacationing on Your Terms

Are you seeking an Out-of-the-Ordinary vacation? Find it within the vast expertise of the well-traveled curator team of Preferred Vacations. Each vacation process begins by being personally inspired by you.

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The Road to Hana. Waiʻanapanapa. And a shimmering beach.

The Road To Hana is legendary. With all of its sights and sounds, it’s hard to pick a favorite along this route of adventure. Spectacular vistas, narrow hair-pin turns that hide the next unbelievable natural attraction, and the local Hawaiian people are just some of the reasons to take this journey. Each mile brings new […]

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Maui. The Other Side.

Just a short drive from Maui’s International Airport (OGG), Pā’ia Town is home to an eclectic blend of local surfers, tourists, artists, celebrities and long-time residents. This quaint surf town is often tabbed as the “epicenter of windsurfing”! There are many boutiques for shopping and a number of local restaurants serving up island specialties. You […]

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Experience Montage. With A View. At Kapalua Bay.

Adjacent to the #3 rated beach in America, the Montage Kapalua Bay Resort on Maui features residential-style resort living with some of the most amazing views one could ever dream of! You will quickly understand why Dr. Beach loves this place! And we loved it on our last visit to Hawaii! As you enter the […]

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Turtle Bay Resort. North Shore. O’ahu.

When visiting the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu, most people think of the iconic Waikiki Beach, Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. For those venturing out away from the city, you’ll find the quaint North Shore is home to off-the-beaten path local bars, dining spots and some of the world’s greatest surfing waves! And if you are looking […]

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