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You need a vacation & we're here to help you find the perfect trip! Browse or search our website to see the wide variety of trips we offer or contact one of our travel agents so we can help you narrow in on the perfect trip.
We offer a variety of options from relaxing island excursions where you can scuba dive, snorkel or surf to family vacations at Disney World. Don't forget to check out our cruise specials from Galveston on Royal Caribbean & Carnival Cruise lines.
We are a destination wedding specialist, destination wedding travel planner & is ready to assist planning your dream destination wedding.
We're looking forward to making your next trip a memorable & enjoyable one, so contact us today and get packing because our travel agents are waiting to assist you! Just sit back and relax by letting us do all the work finding your vacation in paradise.
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My husband and I always knew we wanted to be married on a beach, but what we didn't know was how hard it was to plan a destination wedding. We were overwhelmed with thinking about flowers, cake, dj's, personal touches, etc that goes in to a wedding. Then we realized on top of that we were going to have a major language barrier with a wedding in another country. Double the hoops and double the steps. My sister in law found reviews for Michelle at Vacations in Paradise online, and she recommended I give her a call. Best call I ever made...EVER! I was the bride that wanted to save pennies wherever I could, and was not sure if a travel agent was in my budget. If this is your mindset, I promise, you will spend more money with out booking her. I swear she has connections with every resort ever built. So, fast forward, and here I was now with a travel agent and no clue what I was doing, what I wanted, or where I wanted to get married. I met with Michelle a few times (yes she actually met with me 3 different times after work to look through pictures of EVERY resort in Cancun-literally), before we found "THE" resort. We were needy. We were basically "that couple". We wanted a wow factor, with out the price. We wanted it all and we got it all with Michelle B. Michelle was amazing and patient. She talked to all of our friends and families and helped everyone book flights, rooms, arrange transportation, and even went above and beyond. She mailed out gifts to every guest with a travel bag, itinerary, do's and dont's, and goodies. Every guest called and asked me where I found Michelle and if they could take her home. My answer was always- "she's mine" :) It was perfect! She also sent us a very nice leather book with everything we would need to know about the resort(and more). It was a very nice professional touch. The wedding was absolutely perfect, the resort was amazing, the accommodations are still talked about, and most importantly no hitches in any travel plans. Did I mention she got every guest free transportation from the airport to the hotel, round trip. Trust me, when guests are spending money to come to your wedding, they like to save too. If you want someone who can help you with your wedding, when you yourself don't even know what you want- she is your lady. I would recommend her to anyone and I do. She probably wanted to kill me a few times, but I never felt that from her. She is a true professional and has a great heart. In all honesty I am not one to do reviews, but she is definitely worth it. By the end of it, we were even getting her address so we could mail her an invitation to our wedding. I promise, you will not regret using her. Not only is she good at helping guests, but she is worth gold to translate your needs to the resort. I wouldn't trade her for the world, and I am still in contact with her today. Thank you Michelle for giving us the wedding that was better than our dreams.
Carrie and Garrett Bary
THE Royal- Cancun
Wedding Planning is SO difficult, but... – Michelle is the absolute best! I am planning a destination wedding for this July and Michelle has been great with helping me choose the right destination for us and our friends and families. She personally sat with me for over two hours going over multiple options, and wasn't frustrated with any of my questions. In fact, she offered to go back over options when my fiance could be there. She was prompt in returning emails and phone calls and really just has a wonderful demeanor and made me feel so comfortable. I'm so glad that I was able to find someone who is that fantastic and able to support an Austin local business at the same time! I will write a follow up after the wedding!
Best thing we did!! – Planning a wedding can be very stressful but Michelle made the whole thing easy. By far the best thing we did!She's absolutely wonderful!
The resort was perfect and we couldn't have been happier. It was located right in the middle of town and close to everything. The food was AMAZING and we had impeccable customer service!
Thank you and Congratulations ! We are excited that you had a wonderful time in Mexico for your destination wedding and honeymoon. We are pleased that the staff at the The Royal in Playa del Carmen and the Gran Porto Real exceeded your expectations. We look forward to sending you back next year for your anniversary trip.
Michelle is the Best! – This was my first experience with Vacations in Paradise and I do have to say I dont believe I will be going anywhere else for my travels needs! Michelle Bouzek was so wonderful!
I started out trying to play my family's 2- week Europe vacation on my own and became extremely overwhelmed. I read the reviews online about about Vacations in Paradise and thought I would give it a try because I was completely in over my head. It was a little late to be asking for so much help with such a big vacation but Michelle took on the challenge and made our vacation for than fun and exciting than we could have imagined. Michelle pays very close attention to detail and is so easy to work with.
Thank you for everything Michelle! I'll never hesitate to let people know how great you are!!!!
It was our pleasure to assist you with your family reunion trip. Thank you for your kind words!
MIchelle is AWESOME time and time again!! – First experience I had with Michelle, I was living in Austin, and planning my destination wedding. At first, we had NO idea where we even wanted to have it, we just knew we wanted somewhere tropical. She helped us narrow down some locations once we gave her our preferences, and we finally decided on Punta Cana, DR!
We stayed at the Excellence Resort (which lives up to its name) and Michelle was so helpful with coordinating the guests we had coming from 6 different states, and answering all of my type A personality inquiries :-)
She always had excellent customer service, and i knew when we wanted to plan another vacation we would book with her for sure. When it came time to plan our first anniversary Caribbean cruise, she was on top of things once again! I had cruised before, but she was very knowledgeable about the different cruise lines and what they had to offer based on the environment we wanted. We decided on RC Oasis, and cannot wait!
Long story short, even though I am no longer in the Austin area, Michelle is still my go to travel agent of choice. She can make all arrangements via email and phone, so there is no need to sit down in person, please rest assured that your trip will be a memorable one.
Highly Recommend Vacations in Paradise – We had never used a travel agent and luckily found a great one with Michelle. She was so attentive from the very first phone call. She worked with our budget and provided her expertise in helping us plan our family vacation. It is so nice to have someone help instead of just booking online and not knowing much about the area we were visiting. She helped us select a great resort in Puerto Rico with an ocean view room. She was very informative about each and every detail. She even called ahead and told us the taxi rate from the airport to the hotel so we would have no surprises. There was never any hidden fees just an honest agency ready to earn your business. It was great that Michelle's superior service started with the intital phone call, through all the changes, and even her confirming we received our travel documents. Her service is impeccable! We have already started recommending her to all our family and friends. We can't wait to start planning our next vacation with Michelle. Thank you very much for all your help!!
It was my pleasure to assist you with your family trip to Puerto Rico ! I also want to Thank you for the many referrals, it is a true compliment !!
WOW Michelle is Wonderful!!!! – My husband and I were looking to take a vaction but as everyone knows, trying to schedule it and knowing where to go seems impossible. I had gone to Travelocity and Expedia to narrow my search but was unsuccessful. I called Michelle with a list of about 17 resorts. She talked to me for about an hour and narrowed our choices down to three. She gave fabulous advise about the resorts and which ones were the best, what they offerend and why they are so good. She also stayed within my budget and really worked out a good deal for us.
The entire process has taken about one week and we are now booked and ready to go on a wonderful vaction. We are going to the Aventura Spa Palace for 6 days 7 nights. We are so excited and can not wait to the in Playa Del Carmen on the beach!!!
Michelle made the process so easy. She made us feel relaxed and did so much work trying to find resorts that fit our needs and wants. She is very knowledgeable about passports too. I will never go to another travel agent and will always send my family and friends to Michelle!!! Amazing experience!!!!
Aventura Spa in the Rivera Maya, Mexico is a perfect setting for your very special vow renewal , I am so glad you thought it was Amazing !
Dream Destination Wedding!! – We couldn't have come across Michelle and Vacations in Paradise at a more perfect time. From the very beginning we knew we wanted to do a destination wedding. After going to many sites and trying several 'online' destination wedding services, we felt more confused then helped. And since our guests were coming from all over the country we needed to find someone we could work closely with. We looked for a local travel agent who would sit down and help us find a place that worked for all of our needs, and not push a certain hotel on us. After talking to Michelle, it only took a few weeks to narrow down our choice to Moon Palace Resort in Cancun. It fit everything we wanted and we could not have been more happy.
For ease, I will break down the process throughout the year:
Feb 2010- Picked the Moon Palace Resort in Cancun for Jan 16 2011 wedding. We chose to do it on the Sunday of a 3 day weekend so that people would only have to take off Friday if only staying a few days. We went back and forth with Michelle confirming locations and times and signed the wedding contract.
March 2010-April 2010: Sent out Save the Dates and told everyone to contact Michelle for deposit information. She took care of the deposits. She suggested the deposit be $150, since only people who are committed would put that much money down.
May 2010: Michelle coordinated the deposits and helped get out the travel information. Many people started calling her regarding pricing and airfare. Throughout this time, she gave updates on who had put down deposits.
June-September 2010: She continued to work closely to coordinate with the people that were booking the rooms and airfare. She also answered my hundreds of questions regarding details about Moon Palace and services they offered. If she did not know the answer, she was able to get one pretty quickly from the resort. She was able to switch around our packaged to make sure it fit what we wanted.
October 2010: This was a crazy time because everyone’s money was due. As she suggested, we made the deadline about a month before the actual hotel deadline. Even so, there were still people paying several weeks after the deadline. We kept in constant contact about who still owed what and when it was all due.
November 2010-December 2010: Michelle helped coordinate between the Moon Palace wedding coordinator and myself. She intervened several times to make sure we were getting the best services for the best price and kept pushing until everything was exactly how I wanted. It was extremely helpful to have her knowledge of the wedding process there, as I would not have known what was available. She also sent out several emails to the guests detailing how to travel through the airport and what to expect upon arrival.
January 2011: Everyone received their documents and travel information in an organized pouch. I know everyone liked how easy it was to read and understand. Even when we arrived in Mexico, unexpected things came up and we had someone unable to come. I called her from the hotel and she was able to coordinate with the travel agency and on-site wedding coordinator to get everything figured out. Because of the pre-planning, there was not much left to figure out once we arrived in Mexico.
Thanks to Michelle, and all of the planning done before the wedding, it was a breeze once we arrived. Everything went smoothly, and even the few problems that did arise were easily taken care of. She was always available by phone and answered all of my questions. There is no way I could have made travel arrangements for 44 people and have it go as smoothly as it did. Also, since she is a travel agent, she was not paid from us but from the hotel, so all of her help cost us nothing (except a giant phone bill ) We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to do a destination wedding as she helped make our dream come true!
BEST TRAVEL AGENCY!!!! – I booked my honeymoon with Vacations in Paradise and those Ladies are AWESOME!!! I am already booking my next trip with them in May and then another in Novemeber!! They are so knowledgeable with so many vacations spots.You tell them what you want and they will make sure to satisfy your vacation needs with only the best. If you are looking for the best travel agency... Viviane,Mayela and Michelle are the ones to call! You will continue to book your vacations with them, they are the best experienced you will find. Thank you VIP!!
Congratulations ! Mrs VC . It was a pleasure assisting you in planning your honeymoon. We are so excited to hear that we were able to give you the best possible service. We look forward to assisting you with with your future vacations !
Phone Number – The phone number for Vacations In Paradise is 512 -388 -6526.
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