Sandals Adds New Swim-up Suites in St. Lucia!

Sandals adds new swim-up suites in St. Lucia!

Sandals Halcyon Beach just announced the debut of its new Beachfront Crystal Lagoon suites, available as of Tuesday, August 29th.

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These romantic suites are steps away from one of St. Lucia’s finest beaches, with convenient swim-up access from the Crystal Lagoon pool. The new rooms offer gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea and the lush tropical landscape surrounding Sandals Halcyon Beach. Each patio offers a tranquility soaking tub, around which guests can draw privacy curtains for maximum romance.

Inside the new Butler Elite escapes, guests will find an airy master bedroom with contemporary hardwood furnishings, a plush king-sized bed and a large HD Smart TV. The lavish spa-style bathrooms include a soaking tub, oversized walk-in showers, dual back-lit mirrors, his-and-hers sinks and mosaic tile accents.

For more information or to book a stay in this new room, please contact us at TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises or visit us at Sandals Resorts!



Missed today’s Oprah Cruise to Alaska? More Adventure of Your Life Sailings are Available!

If you missed the sail-away today of O, The Oprah Magazine’s “Adventure of Your Lifetime” Holland America cruise to Alaska featuring a special appearance by Oprah herself, you’ll have another opportunity to join the rest of #TeamOPRAH on the next sailing happening the end of November!! Cabins are still available so contact us ASAP at  TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises !!

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The First Adventure of Your Life Cruise Departs Nov. 29, 2017!! Cruise 11-Days to the Southern Caribbean and experience Holland America’s new ms Koningsdam cruise ship. This sailing will be the first of four O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life cruises to follow Oprah’s July 15th Alaska Cruise Adventure.  Team Oprah, you really won’t want to miss this one!

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This 11-day Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip cruise will feature special appearances by the O, The Oprah Magazine books editor, as well as thought leaders from The SuperSoul 100. In addition, experience the transformative power of travel, enriched and enhanced by O, The Oprah Magazine-inspired activities such as morning meditation, healthy eating guidance and travel-friendly fashion advice. !!

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Contact us for reservations assistance on any of these specialty Holland America Line Cruises from O, The Oprah Magazine.  Find more cruise information HERE!!

TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!

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Princess Cruises’ Come Back New Sale!

Book with us by April 7th and in addition to Princess Cruises’ special offers, you will also receive $50 Onboard Credits per cabin for either one of the following two FANTASTIC 10-Day sailings!

  1. Caribbean Cruise in the New Year 2018 on Regal Princess: December 28, 2017
  2. Panama Canal Spring 2018 on Coral Princess: April 10, 2018


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**REDUCED DEPOSIT: $100 per guest, $200 per double occupancy cabin.
**FREE GRATUITIES: Paid on behalf of guests 1&2
**FREE SPA TREATMENT: For guests 1&2 for full #SUITE staterooms only.
**EZ Air DISCOUNT: Up to $300 per person savings on flights booked through EZ Air on selected voyages within this sale.**

Contact us ASAP to book either of these two or any available Princess Cruise sailing! Allow us to help you #Plan2Travel you to destinations that feed your mind, body and soul!

TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

PEACE and Tranquility Found: The Cliff Hotel Negril

Because The Cliff Hotel and Spa embodies the beauty, warmth and authentic hospitality that IS #Jamaica, you can expect to experience a timeless elegance with a carefree existence that provides the ultimate escape from the noise of the outside world during your stay here.

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Located along the coast of the West End area in Negril with accommodations ranging from intimate to grand, The 5-Star Rated Cliff Hotel Negril includes 33 Suites and 4 Villas which include two stylish One-Bedroom Villas and a MAGNIFICENT 2-story, Four-Bedroom and a Five-Bedroom Villa. All accommodations at The Cliff have unhindered views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Opportunities to witness the glorious Sunrise and Sunset views from Negril should not be missed during your stay on Jamaica.


Villa #4 Front Entrance into the Livingroom Area

Our Cliff Hotel Negril experience began with a two-night stay accommodation in the Four-Bedroom; Villa #4. Free Wi-Fi, a Flat Panel TV with Cable service, a Mini-Bar with self-service Coffee amenities, a huge over-the-bed Ceiling Fan and fully furnished Balcony complete with Table, Chairs and a Hammock Swing all are worthy of specifically mentioning as they contributed to my awe-inspiring comfortable stay!

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All Bedroom Suites have individual key lock entry access, including the Bedrooms located in each 4 and 5 room Villa. I don’t know how, out of the 3 other Travel Professionals that I shared Villa #4-(4 Bedrooms) with, that I came to be assigned the Grand-Master Bedroom Suite located on the 2nd level but,…THANK-YOU again #GOD for allowing this serene  experience to be introduced to my “#TLCKnows About It” knowledge base!!  That beautiful bed was extremely comfortable! Slept like a baby for the 2 nights that I was there.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dining Happens Here at ZEST Restaurant!


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From the award-winning restaurant experience with Chef-inspired delicious meals to the beauty, comfort, tranquility and ultimate PEACE, it’s all FOUND right here at The Cliff Hotel Negril.

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Are you looking for a quiet getaway? Either for Romance or a Respite “Me Time” trip?  Looking for a venue for your small intimate group gathering? Here is what you need to know:

A Fall Frenzy is happening NOW at The Cliff Negril !!

Booking The Cliff this October just got better! Enjoy savings of over 40%.

Rates start at $199 for two persons in a Junior Suite plus tax and service charge-($260p/n). Book for 4 nights and get the 4th night FREE. Applicable to new bookings only. Call/Contact TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises for reservations today!! This offer expires November 9th !!

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We just quoted a 4-night stay in December totaling $653pp taxes included for 2 guests! (Holidays are Black-out periods so this offer will not apply). Prices are always subject to change prior to booking so don’t sleep during this offer!!

Important to Note:

  • Children 12yrs and younger are not allowed to stay at this property.
  • Full Breakfast will cost approximately $25pp.

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Personalized services to inspire the mind, body and soul!




Magnificent Ocean Views at The Cliff Hotel Negril, Jamaica!





Welcome to Tensing Pen Resort Negril

My recent trip back to Negril, Jamaica will never be forgotten.  I traveled that beautiful island with my tour guide hosts from the Jamaica Tourist Board who made sure to reveal quite a few hidden gems in and around the area of Negril. One of those gems that stands out in my mind is Tensing Pen, an intimate, “laid-back”, Boutique style Resort in Negril!


Tensing Pen is a small boutique resort consisting of 17 unique Cottages, Bungalows and Studio Suites. The size and intimacy of Tensing Pen makes it a perfect venue and very doable to “Rent the Entire Resort” for a family/friends group trip.

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I won’t go into all of the specifics about this slice of #Peace found here in Negril #Jamaica since you can find out so much more information on Tensing Pen’s Website, but I would just like to note that this may not be the perfect place for “All-Inclusive Luxury” travelers. With that said, I do believe that this is indeed Heaven on earth for the rustic loving adventure seekers wanting true authentic Jamaica in their vacation experience.


Guest experiences at Tensing Pen Negril – TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

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Guest experiences at Tensing Pen Negril – TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

With its amazing ocean views of the Caribbean Sea, nestled on the cliffs of a private cove on Negril’s West End, Tensing Pen is a place to experience Serenity and Peace for a Solo Retreat, a Romantic getaway and/or a family/friends group celebration in beautiful Jamaica!

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Tensing Pen Cottage Rates: TLC Travels’ Tours & Cruises!

Cruisers, Enjoy a Beach Resort “Daycation” when you Cruise to the Caribbean!

Yes, you can actually include laying on a Caribbean beach with the opportunity to enjoy  the amenities of a fabulous Resort to your Cruise Vacation itinerary.  These “Resort For A Day” shore excursions gives Cruisers a chance to “play for a day” on land at a Beach Resort while the Cruise ship is in port.

Whether you are a beach lover or not, booking a Resort For A Day is a great way to add a short break from your Cruise vacation.  Access to the Resorts’ Pools, activities and amenities as well as their Food and Drink options is adding more “to-do” excitement for you to look forward to in your next vacation.

Resort For a Day just recently added the option for a Bahamas Day Pass with current offers for cruise passengers to experience AquaVenture, Deep Water Dolphin Interaction & Shallow Water Dolphin Interaction at a huge savings!
SAVE BIG on AquaVenture Day Pass:
Bahamas Day Pass Low Season:  $135 per adult, $86 per child
Bahamas Day Pass High Season:  $150 per adult, $86 per child

Stay and Play for the Day while your cruise is in port!

Stay and Play for the Day while your cruise is in port!

Resort For A Day currently offers day pass excursions on the following Islands:

  1. Aruba – Hyatt Regency Resort and Casino
  2. Barbados – Hilton Barbados
  3. Cozumel – Cozumel El Cid La Ceiba, Cozumel El Cozumeleno, Cozumel Palace
  4. Freeport, Bahamas – Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach
  5. Grand Cayman – Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa
  6. Jamaica – Jewel Resorts (3), Hilton Rose Hall, Sunset Beach, Grand Palladium
  7. *Nassau, Bahamas – Hilton British Colonial
  8. *Paradise Island: (Book a Junior Suite at Comfort Suites with full access to Atlantis Resort)
  9. Roatan, Honduras – Club Natale Bay Villas
  10. San Juan, Puerto Rico – Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino (also available for pre/post-cruise bookings)
  11. St. Maarten – Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa (room for a day package)
  12. St. Thomas – Marriott Morning Star Beach Resort
  13. Tobago – Magdalena Grand Beach Resort

Some Resorts will include a room for up to 4 guests but most are offering all-inclusive passes for you to enjoy their public facilities (water parks, pools, restaurants, beach).  As each Resort varies with what their day-pass package includes, be sure to know what you are getting before purchasing.  Currently, Jamaica and Roatan are the only destinations to include in the day pass package; to/from the Resort and Port Transfer service.  Space is limited so the recommendation is to book in advance. Most Resorts only require a deposit to book while a few others require full payment.  Should your plans change prior to your vacation start date, Deposit Refunds are available up to 11 days prior to your cruise departure.  After that time period, refunds are only given should your ship miss the scheduled port of call during your Cruise vacation.

With “Resort for a Day” continually adding destinations to their already long list of Caribbean Resorts to choose from, it really makes the choice of expanding your vacation experience a no-brainer!  Be sure to ask your Travel Professional about adding a Beach Resort “Daycation” to your Cruise Vacation.  You can also book online here:–> Resort For a Day

Tina – #TLCTravels

A Mosquito Magnet, Yes That Would Be Me!

Once again, I’ve been MAULED,… by Mosquitoes!! Just got off the plane late last night from a “3 Caribbean Islands in 3 Days” familiarization trip and I’m scratching and aching in freezing cold North Carolina with irritations from no less than 20 Mosquito bites starting at the top of my head down to the sides of my feet!  😦  After a lifetime of dealing with this problem, I really would like to know; “What is the deal with Mosquitos ??” Why do they fly right past and over some folks just to make a Bullseye shot on me?!?!  I get it, that I really am a Mosquito Magnet, but WHY?!  😦

Out of at least 180 Travel Professionals, only about 10% of us were talking "Mosquito Bites" problems.

Out of at least 180 Travel Professionals, only about 10% of us were talking “Mosquito Bites” problems. While I had numerous bites, most others had not even one!

Mosquitos are very particular little creatures! They like what they like, are immediately drawn to a specific type of Molecular biology that has yet to be defined, well, to my satisfaction anyway.  This affinity that the mosquito has for me, (and that would be any mosquito, anywhere, not just in the Caribbean), leaving me with a “Kryptonite” type of effect has been a #PITA in my life since childhood!  Very similar to a Potato Chip where “you can’t eat just one”, the Mosquito cannot stop at just one bite of me either!  I am their “Free for all Buffet” with a shout-out to all family and friends to feast on!  I have to just about bathe in Bug Spray to make them stop! It’s nice to be loved but I wish the Mosquito would take me off of their “Gotta have me some of her” list!

Early Morning, day #3; Smiling but irritated by at least 15 bites at this point!

Early Morning, day #3; Smiling but irritated by at least 15 bites at this point!

So, as I go about my next few days of unpacking (and scratching), reviewing the multitude of pictures I’ve taken from this, yet another, fabulous trip to the Caribbean (and scratching) and other daily tasks of life while rubbing with more scratching of mosquito bites to satisfy these itching calls from all over my body, I just want to say to the Mosquito population;   This long-term, one-sided love affair you have going on with me is not appreciated! This “thing” you have for me really is getting old and sitting on my “piss’n me off” nerves at this point in my life.  Please cross the street, take another flight path and just miss me with all that love the next time I’m inside or outside of warm weather climate anywhere around the world!  Sincerely and Thank-You, Tina Little-Coltrane of TLC Travels’ Tours and Cruises!

SN: In spite of them dang Tina loving Mosquitos, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Sandals Resorts over the last 3 days! I will be posting pics with reviews of my #3IslandsIn3Days trip on my photo blog soon so stay tuned! – #TLCTravels -aka- #NCTina