Why our customers love Minucci Travel
I just wanted to thank you for helping us with planning our trip to the DR, we had the most fantastic, relaxing time. The Melia Caribe-Level was outstanding. Perfect service and we really loved it. Can't wait to plan the next one with you!
Jeff and Danielle Beck
Name of Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana
First off thank you for all of your help putting this vacation together. We had a great time.
I will give you a break down from our arrival to departure.
We were met at the airport by Olympus Tours and had a private shuttle to our hotel. It took about 35 min.
Once we arrived at the hotel we were given warm towels and a welcome drink while we waited. Check in took about 15 min. We did not have joining rooms but we were in the same building one floor apart.
Both rooms were very clean and had plenty of room, both had a jacuzzi .
The hotel is huge, but you never felt like you had to walk very far to get to things. Our room was near the lobby so getting to the main restaurants and shops was only 5 min away. It took us about 15 min to walk to the beach and main pool. By the 4th day the kids found a very nice private pool 2 min from our rooms so we would go to the beach in the morning and head to the pool around 3pm until 5pm.
There were 5 or 6 restaurants as well as the main buffet. 3 of the restaurants also served breakfast so you didn't have to fight with the masses if you wanted a smaller place to eat. There was also a nice coffee shop, Ice Cream parlor, and a pizza place. Also many of the pools had snacks available through out the day.
We ate at the Japanese , Mexican, Brazilian Steak house, and a Steak restaurant, we did not eat at the Caribbean restaurant . The food at all of the restaurants was very good.
The service was excellent. From the check in , restaurants, even the grounds keepers went out of there way to say hello.
I have to mention that on our departure olympus tours went above and beyond to assist us. Our shuttle arrived a little late and we were worried about getting through security in time to make our flight, Our driver Barney called ahead and had one of their staff meet us at the check in. He walked us through getting our tickets, checking our bags, and getting us to the security gate all within 15 min of arriving.
The direct flight on JetBlue was great with no delays or problems.
The kids also took full advantage of the nightlife, there was a Dance Club at the hotel that usually charges 25 to 50 dollars to get into but during the day the staff would walk around and hand out brackets to get in free so the kids never paid to get in.
We also did not leave the resort to do any excursions but we did have $1600 per room in resort credit . The way to works is that you have to pay 20% of the list price and you use the credits for the rest. An example is we had a massage and the cost was $150 but we only had to pay $30 of it. We could also use it in the hotel gift shop to buy " duty free" gifts.
Over all we had a great time and would consider going back.
Again thank you for your assistance on booking the trip hope this Review helps bring you some new customers! We are definitely referring all our
friends and family to you for all of their vacation needs!
"My husband and I recently booked our honeymoon through Nick to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. Nick made sure the hotel knew it was our honeymoon and they upgraded our room to a gorgeous ocean view room with our own private pool on the balcony along with a complementary bottle of champagne—it was absolutely perfect! We stayed for 5 days at the Grand Oasis Sens and currently wish we were still there. The hotel staff was extremely accommodating and friendly and they were constantly providing entertainment and events for their guests—including fireshows on the pool and a party cruise at night! Every pool had a full-on view of the breathtaking ocean! The pool bar was one of our favorite drinking spots
because it was located inside the pool with a gorgeous waterfall covering it.
Not only that, but the food options were out of this world! Everywhere we tried was delicious and they had many options for dining—including a molecular gastronomy restaurant and a dining in the dark experience! We would go back there in a heartbeat. This was not the first nor the last time we will book our vacations through Nick! He was so amazing to make sure every detail of our tripwas perfect—including little things like making sure we were seated next to eachother on our flights. It really made the difference.
Thank you so much Nick for planning an amazing honeymoon for us!"
Just wanted to say thank you very much for planning such a wonderful trip. We just got back from Alaska and had the most wonderful time. Thank you also for your "gift" on the ship. That was really appreciated. Thanks.
The only problem that we had was when we got to the airport, they had trouble with the plane. Apparently a battery was died and we had to wait 4 hours until they had another one sent over and put in. That was extremely frustrating. By the time we got to the ship, we only had about 1/2 hr before it was leaving port. Everything was confusing and a mess at first but after that it went smooth. Princess cruise line is highly recommended by us! I only took about 500 pics so let me know if you ever want to see them!!!
You will also be highly recommended to friends. The hotel by the airport was wonderful!!
Paula and Paul Falencki
I’m sorry we haven’t called, to tell you what a GREAT experience we had in St. Lucia.The ‘upgrade’ was incredible, the service was excellent, and food was surprisingly good (actually VERY good)
Not really knowing what to expect, from the moment we set foot on the property, all our expectations were exceeded.This is a property you MUST visit soon, and don’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone.
Honeymoon heavy, for sure, but we didn’t feel out of place at all.We’ll try to reach out and talk some more.
Thanks again Nick, for your recommendation and help.
Carl A. Trovato
September 28, 2010
I can’t thank you enough for jumping in and assisting my son Austin and his bride – Jessica with their honeymoon arrangements.
They had a wonderful time and the Sandals Royal Caribbean resort was everything you said it would be.Looking forward to the next opportunity to use your services/expertise or refer to another happy couple.
Deborah, Jul 20 2010
"In the last few years my family has enjoyed tours arranged by Minucci Travel to Costa Rica and Ecuador/Galapagos. Nick is easy to work with and always available to answer questions and make suggestions. Our tours were “custom made – I knew where we wanted to go, but did not know how to get from place to place or where to stay- Nick gave us special care & treatment. No request too small or too grand, His hotel/dinning selections were all very good, varied and within budget. Our guides were professional, knowledgeable and obliging. Above all, Nick is honest and dedicated to get the best possible deal. My family and I felt secure knowing that, if a problem presented itself, Nick was just a phone call away. I recommend Minucci Travel for an enjoyable and memorable trip."
Linda Zucca, Aug 2008
Costa Rica Ecuador Galapagos
"Our son went on line to plan his honeymoon. He got the prices for the flights and resort for four days. I suggested that he contact Nick Minucci Travel and he was able to get the same trip plus two extra days for less money. When the time came to leave, there was a flood at a connecting airport. Nick was able to reroute the couple and arrange pick up at the different airport on the island at no extra cost for the couple. It certainly made me a popular mother and mother-in-law! Who do you call when there is a problem if you don’t have Minucci Travel in your cell phone? "
Rosemary Bouffard, Sept 2008
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I can not say enough about our experience at sandals grande Antigua! When we got to the resort we were greeted by Karen our butler
She showed us to our honeymoon suite which was 50 feet from the ocean! The suite was amazing! We noticed quickly that day that our pool was not circulating I mentioned this to Karen and she assured me that maintenance would fix it right away. Come to find out a part was broken and needed to be shipped in. The pool would not be fixed for a week. Vanessa our other butler suggested we change rooms. Andy and I agreed as long as we had a private pool and that we got something comparable to what we were leaving.
Well we hit the jackpot!!!! We got the room on the brochure to the resort it is the number one requested room! Hot tub and pool outside
Living room separate bedroom a huge bathroom with a jetted tub! Spoiled does not describe the treatment we received. We were now 20 feet from the beach and did not have to ask twice for a thing. Our butlers, Shaun , Karen, and Vanessa were great at their jobs and great people as well!
We did a snorkeling with stingrays tour and the trip to Shirley Heights. Both were amazing!
Thank you for recommending Sandals Grande Antigua it did not disappoint and we will be looking to travel to other Sandals properties in the future!!
Jen and Andy DeLorenzo
The honeymoon was wonderful and Mark and I had a great time at our stay at Sandals in Antigua. The staff was all very pleasant and the rooms were beautiful. Thank you for setting us up with such a wonderful experience and thank you for coordinating those crazy flights; it all worked out beautiful. I hope all is well and I'll be sure to send any and all couples looking for honeymoons or any trips what so ever along your way.
Hi Nick. I have to tell you that we had the greatest vacation of our lives at Turks and Caicos. The Seven Star Resort was amazing it had a few small quirks but who doesn't. It was fabulous! They had vans there to offer you a ride from the airport but they didn't tell you until you got to the resort that it was $17 each. But well worth the cost...no waiting!!! The most amazing water and white sand beach we had ever seen. Not a real lot to do but it was just what we were looking for and it was a full week. We would go back tomorrow if we could and I would tell you, you are safe to recommend the resort to anybody. Amazing views and rooms and pool and groomed grounds. Thanks Nick!
While on vacation, we encountered a problem. I was able to reach Nick immediately, and he sprung into action. He assured me he would address it, and in a matter of hours it was resolved. I appreciated that, although not his fault, he quickly addressed our concern and encouraged us to focus on the vacation rather than the issue.
Thank you for all your help booking me and John’s honeymoon.
I just wanted to let you know I gave 2 of my friends at work your name. They also need to book a honeymoon for this year. I told them you were great to work with and you found me and John a good deal for the honeymoon.
Thanks again J
"Minucci Travel is the best. Nick hooked me up with a Five Day Carnival cruise to Grand Cayman and Ochios Rios Jamaica and it was Awesome. The price was Excellent Not expensive at all. Nick will work with you to customize your cruise the way you want it. When ever I go away I call Nick at Minucci travel."
Vincent Terentino, Bridgeport, CT
My wife and I had some problems traveling in the past, so for our Honeymoon, we decided to do it the right way. We called Nick Minucci and he planned the trip of our dreams. Now we will not travel without talking to Nick first."
Tim & Lindsay Poppe, Sep 2008
"Nick was great to work with and made planning our honeymoon very easy, our honeymoon was great thanks to Nick!"
Stacey Gaudenzi, Jun 2008
"I was referred to Minucci Travel by a co-worker one day when I was chatting about wanting to go to Las Vegas. Nick Minucci put his travel 'super powers' in motion and not only got me to Vegas, but with a steal of a deal...the same day I spoke to him. People still don't believe how little I paid for my trip! It was so great, my parents are going back this year and bringing their friends too!"
"My wife and I had never cruised before and we needed advice. Nick did an outstanding job of matching us up with a cruiseline and booked a great cruise/air package for us at a surprisingly affordable price. This vacation turned out to be one of our best ever! I would recommend Minucci Travel for their reliable, knowledgeable service on all types of travel arrangements."
Dennis J Watcke
"In the fall of 2005 we had planned to go to Key West for a week. The hurricane after Katrina changed our plans. Late the night before we were to leave the resort called us and said that we weren't coming there after all. We had to leave for our flight to Fort Lauderdale, previously arranged by Nick to get us the best price and a convenient location, the next afternoon! That morning I called Nick, explained the situation, and asked him if he had any ideas for places to go in south Florida, especially the West coast. He said he'd make some calls and get back to us. About an hour later he did, with a place in Naples in mind. He described the place, give us the website, and hung on while we looked at it. It looked good on the website (which can be deceiving) and, more importantly, Nick spoke well of the place so we said go ahead and book it. He did that and faxed us the confirmation in plenty of time for us to get on the road. We got down there and found that the place was wonderful. It was right on the beach, in a quiet area (which we like) but very close to town. Very well appointed, well maintained, and with great service. I'd go back there on purpose! I'd dealt with Nick before and had always been happy with the results but this was above and beyond the call of duty. Where else can you find service like that? You can't. When I'm traveling again, I'm calling Nick."