Here I sit in another cold front in the Carolina’s & it’s a steamy 93 degrees in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.  The W Costa Rica just recently opened on a beautiful stretch of beach where the ocean is swimmable.  Two pools are on the property if you’re more of a poolside person that likes to look at the ocean.

Off property nearby is the 2300-acre Reserva Conchal, a nature reserve where you can explore the mangroves & observe wild monkeys.  Any bird lovers like me out there??  I’m sure you can spot some Toucans here too.  Also off property, the surfing scene in Tamarindo is only 20 minutes away.

Of course, one of my preferred tour companies, Island Destinations, has an incredible offer.  This is a land only package so naturally, air prices will vary depending on where you’re flying from.  Happy packing!!  –Jodi

ID’s Vacation Package Includes:

• Exclusive ID Extra!;Guaranteed upgrade at time of booking from Wonderful Escape to Fabulous Escape
• Daily Breakfast at a three-meal restaurant
• Roundtrip Private airport transfer
• 25% off spa treatments of 50 minutes or longer
• USD100 Resort Credit per accommodation, per stay to be used in Spa or B&F
• Late check out at 4pm

Price: 4 nights in a Fabulous Escape from $1,833
Travel Dates: Now through December 22, 2019
Book By: Now through April 30, 2019

Terms: Listed date of travel based on 9/1-10/31/19. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Rate is exclusive of taxes and service. Rate is subject to change.


We found an incredible package to St. Lucia at Windjammer Landing from Myrtle Beach, SC.  What we love about this Mediterranean inspired village is the villas.  Especially the ones with a private plunge pool overlooking the Caribbean.

While researching a honeymoon with flexible dates, we found this for November 25-December 2, 2017:

Air: Myrtle Beach to St. Lucia on American Airlines
Room: 1 Bedroom Villa w/Private Plunge Pool
Dining: All-Inclusive with Alcoholic Beverages
Price: $4705 per couple

Note: Flight times, pricing, availability subject to change at any time.  Contact us via web or call to book.

Photos: Windjammer Landing website.