Hacienda Encantada Bookvip – Review 2022-3

We are deal hunters. Spend less, travel more … right?!Hacienda Encantada Bookvip… If you like to make your vacation travel dollar stretch, then like us, you might find yourself thinking about a trip package promotional deal. However you should be prepared. Know that these promotional trip bundle companies are not equal.

After the pulled down of our current remain at the Cancun all inclusive through Premier Travel Resorts, I simply got off the phone from attempting to book the remainder of our getaway bundle with them (some time in Florida). Let’s simply say that will not be happening. We are simply going to forget and eat the cost about it.

From here on out, we will be scheduling vacation packages through BookVIP. Here’s why …

Certainly, you have actually seen the Facebook sponsored posts. If you click over to their site, you will see that it has plenty of the least expensive getaway packages to a few of the most popular locations. They have some seriously elegant looking stays all over the world at some crazy excellent prices.

Our first ever all inclusive experience was with BookVIP and it was fantastic. Maybe the Dreams ruined us. This place was off-hook. It was everything we had expected and then some.

One quick note … We have actually only utilized BookVIP one time, at one luxury resort in Cancun. Logic tells me that not every resort trip bundle is going to provide a similar experience. It truly is all going to boil down to the research you put in.

They don’t promote the actual name of the resorts. If you actually desire to sleuth out the location you will be remaining a bit of investigative work on Google to match up the pictures will expose the true identity of the home you are thinking about. There was plenty of information on the BookVIP website to assist us feel comfy with making our reservation.

You understand ahead of time if the dates you desire to take a trip are offered. There is time to compare the features and dining establishments. This is a big contrast to the marketing trip plan sales calls I will talk about in the next area.

When you are ready to make your appointment with BookVIP, just be gotten ready for a couple of additional resort costs and taxes. Our $599 for 5 days/4 nights at a Cancun all inclusive cost around $720 after everything was said and done. In our case, part of the surcharge was to cover tips for the resort personnel. After the experience we had, we found this to be well worth it.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS Hacienda Encantada Bookvip
In contrast to BookVIP, our experience with Premier Travel Resorts (out of Florida) was not the best. If this had been our first experience, we likely would not have taken part in another promotional offer. It was that bad.

Are you on the calling lists? After our very first promotional resort stay, we began getting call offering trip packages to different destinations. That is how we wound up with a vacation bundle including our latest Cancun all inclusive plus a couple brief stays in Florida and elsewhere.

These travel sales calls are always a high-pressure situation unless you simply hang up. State no adequate times and they will keep dropping the cost to where it actually sounds like a good offer. There isn’t much time to investigate the vacation residential or commercial properties they are providing.

They drew us in with a remain in Cancun (which is convenient for us because of the proximity to Belize) and some time in Florida (hello, sailboat shopping!). We pulled the trigger and purchased a package. But using it, that is an entire different story.

Premier Travel Resorts does not make it simple to really use the vacation time. There is a great deal of fine print that makes travel preparation really challenging and potentially a lot more expensive. They don’t expose these information during the sales call.

THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR …
You can only reserve schedule dates 45-90 days ahead of time if YOU PURCHASE A TRIP BUNDLE WITH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS. Okay, fair enough.

When you call to ask for your preferred dates, they require you to fill out a long type needing all the info that they currently have. You then have to wait about a week to see if your dates are even offered. Unless your itinerary will just consist of your remain at their resort, this makes planning the rest of your travel very bothersome.

Planning inexpensive flights, or available Airbnb stays in combination with your Premier Travel Resorts getaway bundle is really challenging. In our case, the Airbnb we wished to stay at after our remain at the resort was reserved by the time Premier Travel Resorts got back to us.

Our bundle consisted of a remain in Orlando and a remain in Daytona Beach. Premier Travel Resorts requires that those stays be back to back or one month apart. So, in our case, utilizing them on either end of a business journey we had prepared was not allowed.

We used the Cancun portion of our getaway package, however we won’t be using the rest of it.

THE BAIT AND SWITCH CANCUN ‘ALL INCLUSIVE’ THROUGH PREMIER TRAVEL RESORTS
The space was filthy, the toilet was cracked, the lights flickered, which is just the start. You see, they put us up, not in among the luxury properties that they wished to offer us on, but rather at their ‘cemetary resort’. Seriously, that is what the men at the great residential or commercial property informed us they called it. Genuine.

Now, to be reasonable, Laguna Suites wasn’t all bad. The one dining establishment that was included in our ‘all inclusive’ (if you ignore the a/c unit dripping into our food) was really a nice experience. They changed up the menu every night, including foods from different parts of Mexico. And the staff was remarkable. Really friendly and accommodating. And very happy to assist us with our Spanish.

Once over the shock of the difference in the kind of location we thought we would be remaining, we took advantage of it. We met some great people. Ate some fantastic food. Took some great walks on the golf course. And got our rental cars and truck a couple days early to go off and explore the area.

THE SALES PITCH
Both BookVIP and Premier Travel Resorts need that you attend a 90-120 minute sales pitch to get their reduced prices. No biggie. We feel like that deserves it.

Premier Travel Resorts, nevertheless, needs that you go to a promotional discussion throughout each stay. This is various from what we were told when they sold us the package. A two-hour sales pitch when you are staying somewhere for only 2 nights is a huge portion of time. They offered us four different stays, that means as much as eight hours of moderately high-pressure sales! No thanks.

OK, THAT’S IT FOR MY RANT