Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Caribbean Islands: Island Hopping!


Picture yourself amidst tranquil waters, palm trees, and your feet in the soft white sand!  Sound like a perfect vacation to you?   Then look no further than the Caribbean Islands!  With over 1,000 islands, the Caribbean offers an abundance of beauty, some exotic destinations, and the relaxation you deserve. Did you know that many of the islands are actually made up of two islands, or two countries?  This gives you an opportunity to visit one location, but two destinations! Here are just a few of the Caribbean Islands that offer two vacation destinations for the price of one!

St. Kitts and Nevis
Not one, but two islands make up the country of St. Kitts and Nevis!  St. Kitts is the larger of the two islands, housing the capital city, and the smaller island, Nevis, is located just 2 miles southeast.  With beautiful tropical rain forests, volcanoes, and some of the most pristine beaches around, St. Kitts and Nevis makes for an increasingly popular vacation destination.  


St. Kitts and Nevits
Beautiful St. Kitts Vacation Rental
Try this ecologically sensitive beachfront resort on your vacation to St. Kitts and Nevis!  It is located on the island of Nevis, which is ideal for boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking, and the seclusion of a small, relaxing island!

Saint Martin
Another Caribbean Island destination is Saint Martin, which is one island, but is home to two countries!  There is the Dutch country of St. Maarten, and the French country of St. Martin.  The views from the island of St. Martin are absolutely breathtaking and is one of the reasons that tourists have been traveling here for years.  Many repeat travelers come back to St. Martin each year and we bet if you try it, you will return as well! 


St. Maarten Resort Vacation Rental
This beautiful resort is located in St. Maarten and offers some of the best views on the island!  It also brings all the conveniences you come to appreciate on vacation, like pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, whirlpool bath tub, full kitchen, and a washer/dryer! 

Turks and Caicos Islands 
Positioned in the Bahamas island chain lies the islands of Turks and Caicos.  This is one of the more unique Caribbean destinations because it is one country, made up of 8 larger islands and 299 smaller islands! There are two main islands, Caicos Island is the largest island where most of the locals reside and Turks is the smaller main island and thus how the country got its name the Turks and Cacios Islands.


Turks and Caicos Vacation Villa in Sapodilla Bay
If you want an absolutely jaw dropping view, consider staying at this vacation home in Sapodilla Bay, Turks and Caicos.  With ocean views from nearly every room, a private fresh water pool, and beautiful decor, this vacation home is one you will remember forever! 

We have no doubt that wherever you decide to travel in the Caribbean, you will have a fantastic vacation and make some lasting memories that will leave you yearning for your return vacation!  If you need some help planning your Caribbean Island vacation, contact our travel specialist!  We love helping our customers find the perfect place for their Caribbean vacation!  


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Top Fall Vacation Destinations

The end of summer is coming to a close and for many people that means one thing- Fall is coming!  Football, foliage, pumpkins, apple orchards, hot chocolate, bonfires, and boots!  Not only does fall offer a variety of activities, but it can also be a great time to travel to destinations that are in low season (think Mexico!) because it can save some cash!  Whatever your favorite part about fall may be, you may find it at one of these great fall vacation destinations!


Nashville, Tennessee/Fall Creek Falls, Tennessee
This vibrant city is known for the being the hub of country music!  Take a stroll downtown Nashville and listen to live music on every corner and stop into a honky-tonk bar for some good old fashion fun!   It is also a beautiful area of the United States with an abundance of nature that surrounds the vibrant city.  After you have had some fun in the city, escape to Fall Creek Falls for some of the most beautiful waterfalls, fall foliage, and relaxation!
Fall Creek Falls resort vacation rental
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Caribbean 
Vacation rental in Grand Caymen Islands
You might be thinking, what?  The Caribbean doesn't have fall foliage!  Well, you are correct, they have palm trees!  However, traveling to the Caribbean during the Fall is a fantastic opportunity to save some money on your travel.  Generally, September through the beginning of December is off season in the Caribbean, which means that rates are lower for accommodations and even airline tickets.  Most destinations have beautiful weather during these months so it's a great time to enjoy the beach at a much lower price.




Finish your day at your very own Napa Valley Vacation home!
 Napa Valley, California
With numerous wineries, festivals and harvesting of the grapes, Nape Valley knows how to do Fall and do it well!  There are activities going on all over the wine region and many of them are free.  Bonus--driving through the valley is a beautiful activity in itself.  It is one the prettiest areas of the country, especially during the many Stomping of the Grapes activities in Napa.  Go barefoot and help stomp the grapes, or grab a glass of wine in the winery and enjoy!

These are just a few of the great places to visit for your fall vacation!  You can also view beautiful fall foliage and fall activities by visiting Colorado, North Carolina/Blue Ridge Mountains, Montana, New Hampshire, and Vermont!  If you need some help planning your fall vacation, please contact our Travel Specialist!  We love helping our customers find their perfect place for vacation!

PerfectPlaces.com has over 66,000  vacation rental properties in over 79 countries.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California.