Sun, Sand, and Surf A sullivan - Sparkes Adventure

Hi Kelly, thanks for reaching out to me to help with the great escape! Both options are in the Dominican Republic.

OPTION 1

Welcome to Samaná! A natural treasure of the Dominican Republic, this area is filled with coves, bays, and waterfalls, mountains and beaches. I recently heard it referred to as the Costa Rica of the Dominican - it is that lush. There is so much to explore! Samaná has become known for its wading and body-boarding beaches, nature trekking and whale-watching, but it retains that feeling of something newly discovered - and not yet by many.

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

Your resort - 606 rooms, long stretches of beach, and turquoise water

Captivating beaches offering powdery white sand, tranquil turquoise water and an inviting year-round climate makes El Portillo the perfect escape for your family. With all-day entertainment for adults and children including a Water Park, activities and shows, shopping and a lively nightlife in Las Terrenas guests can enjoy everything this beautiful island has to offer.

One of two pools at El Portillo

Snorkel, kayak, boogie board - or yoga on the beach. These are some of the activities available at El Portillo, but if you'd like to go off resort for a day, your options are many: Limon Waterfalls on horseback, ziplining, visit a national park or take a boat trip to deserted beaches...

Limon Waterfall

Accommodations

Your Family Junior Suite sleeps 3 adults and one child, and includes a hydromassage bath with separate shower, a sitting area and balcony or terrace.

Family Junior Suite - Sullivan Sparkes clan

For the grandparents, the Junior Suite Superior also has a king bed or two doubles, hydromassage bath with separate shower, sitting area, and balcony.

El Portillo Junior Suite superior - grandparents' suite

Package Details: March 21-March 28

Each package price includes round trip airfare, transfers, and your all inclusive stay. Baggage and advanced seat selection is extra. Prices were accurate at time of quote but cannot be guaranteed until booked.

CALGARY: West Jet Vacations. Depart March 21 at 1:00 a.m., arrive in Toronto at 6:43. Connecting flight to Samana departs at 9:15 and arrives at 13:24. Depart Samana on March 28 at 14:10, arrive in Toronto at 18:38. Connecting flight home to Calgary departs at 20:35 and arrives at 23:04. TOTAL COST: $6047.67. Per person cost = $1511.92. Updated Cost $6599

DEER LAKE: Air Canada Vacations. Depart March 21 at 5:05 a.m., arrive in Toronto at 6:52. Connecting flight to Samana departs 11:30 and arrives 15:50. Depart Samana on March 28 at 16:50 arrive in Toronto at 21:20. Connecting flight to Halifax departs the following day at 12:00 and arrives at 15:03. Final leg home to Deer Lake departs at 17:20 and arrives at 19:04. TOTAL COST: $3658.00 Per person cost = $1829 Updated Cost remains the same

GOOSE BAY: Air Canada Vacations. Depart March 21 at 8:50 a.m., arrive in Halifax at 10:55. Connecting flight to Montreal departs at 11:50 and arrives at 12:29. Final leg to Samana departs 14:10 and arrives 18:30. Depart Samana on March 28 at 19:20, arrive in Montreal at 23:40. Connecting flight to Halifax departs the following day at 11:15 and arrives at 13:39. Final leg home to Goose Bay departs at 17:05 and arrives at 19:05. TOTAL COST: $3738.55 Per person cost = $1869.28 Updated Cost $3758

OPTION 2

Welcome to Punta Cana! RIU Palace Punta Cana is a family friendly resort with a brand new water park, Splash Water World.

RIU Palace Punta Cana

Located on the idyllic beach of Arena Gorda, the Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana offers you all of the amenities you need to ensure your getaway is unforgettable. This all-inclusive hotel in Punta Cana has free Wi-Fi, 24 room service and a wide array of culinary options so that you can enjoy the best gastronomy during your vacation at Riu Hotels & Resorts.

The Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana is set against a tropical backdrop that will make your stay one of a kind. The hotel has more than 600 rooms in which you can enjoy the best amenities, such as satellite TV, a safe, a coffee maker, a minibar with a drink dispenser, a sofa and balcony or terrace, among many others. In addition, in the vast pool of this hotel in the Dominican Republic you can take a refreshing dip, order an appetizer at the swim-up bar and enjoy it reclining on the surrounding hammocks.

Junior Suite Superior All Inclusive

Your junior suite superior includes an integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels, with sofa or sofa bed, along with a balcony or terrace.

Package Details

CALGARY: Sunwing Vacations. Depart March 20 at 6:15 a.m., arrive in Punta Cana a 14:45. Depart Punta Cana on March 27 at 16:15, arrive home at 23:50. TOTAL COST: $7160.00 Per person cost = $1790.00 per person.

DEER LAKE: Sunwing Vacations. Depart March 22 at 8:00 a.m., arrive in Punta Cana at 13:30. Depart Punta Cana on March 30 at 14:40 arrive in Deer Lake at 21:10. TOTAL COST: $4210 Per person cost = $2105

GOOSE BAY: Flight and hotel package. Depart March 20 at 8:50 a.m., arrive in Halifax at 10:55. Connecting flight to Montreal departs at 15:45 and arrives at 16:28 OVERNIGHT Final leg to Punta Cana departs March 21 at 6:00 and arrives 10:35. Depart Punta Cana on March 27 at 11:25, arrive in Halifax at 16:45. Overnight in Halifax, depart for St. John's at 9:00 a.m. and arrive at 11:15 a.m. Final leg home to Goose Bay departs at 17:10 and arrives at 19:45. Flights $1791.42. Accommodations (6 nights) and transfers at RIU Palace Punta Cana in Jr Suite Superior Room $3017. TOTAL COST: $4808 Per person cost = $2404

Kelly, please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks so much for contacting me about your great escape!

Nicole Kavanagh - Travel Portfolio Advisor, The Destination Experts. nkavanagh@thedestinationexperts.com; tel 1 866 899 8969, ext 386.

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