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Sunday, December 08, 2019

The sudden onset of cold weather is a perfect time to plan a warm-weather vacation. Yeshiva break week will be here before we know it and Pesach not too far behind.

When planning a vacation, it is important to select a location that has something to offer for travelers of all ages. Activities and supervised programming for infants, children and teens; recreational programs for adults; delicious meals—Le Voyage has it all!

Having booked many trips to Mexico with Le Voyage Travel, I highly recommend them for an all-inclusive glatt kosher/cholov Yisrael vacation that will delight the whole family. My family still raves about Mexican vacations we have taken with Le Voyage to Los Cabos, Ixtapa and Punta de Mita. We know any location selected by Le Voyage will have first-class service and amenities and beautiful beach-front locations with lovely accommodations, and will be surprisingly affordable. From the moment your plane lands in Mexico until the time your return flight takes off, Le Voyage is there to see to your needs.

When they say all inclusive, they really mean it: airport transfers in Mexico, Wi-Fi, live entertainment, alcoholic beverages, on-site activities, children’s supervised activities, mini-bar that is refreshed daily, taxes, tips and more. The only things you pay for are spa visits, souvenirs and sightseeing.

Le Voyage brings together a group of people that is large enough to make new friends, yet small enough to feel as if you are vacationing with family. You are free to engage in any of the numerous activities offered, or relax poolside with a good book. Daily walks on the beach when the children were small have evolved to companionable excursions as they’ve grown up—where they collect selfies instead of shells. I bring an inflatable pool raft and enjoy lazy afternoons at the pool, and participate in arts and crafts and water aerobics, while my family heads to volleyball, ping-pong and tennis. When we meet up again at dinner, there is a sense of satisfaction in knowing each of everyone has spent the day as they wanted.

The casual hot and cold buffets featuring award-winning cuisine made from scratch will entice you to linger in the dining room. The assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables along with main dishes and sumptuous desserts allows you to select your dining choices in creating a virtuous or sumptuous meal. Soups, appetizers, multiple choices of main dish entrees for lunch and dinner, eggs and omelets made to order at breakfast… I could go on and on. Whatever you select will be incredibly delicious. I would try to watch my weight and avoid the afternoon snack, but the freshly made guacamole last year would lure me in each time.

As any parent knows, when the children are having a good time, parents have a great time. The availability of supervised children’s activities means plenty of time for rest and relaxation for the adults. Or use the vacation time to go on a family adventure or sightseeing trip creating memories for years to come.

Take a break from the dark and dreary winter in the Northeast, and head to Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, on the West Coast of Mexico, January 19 -26, for your family winter vacation at the Marival Resort & Suites. The five-star accommodations feature rooms and suites in multiple buildings with the ambiance of a Mediterranean village. Leave the snow-shoveling to others while you pull out swimwear and enjoy tropical drinks while watching the sun set over the Pacific.

Le Voyage’s Passover program runs from April 7 to April 19, 2020—allowing time to get settled before the seder with no need to rush home on Friday after Passover to scramble to prepare for Shabbat. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Oaxaca at the Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa featuring luxury rooms and suites with private balcony or terrace. Your choice of private, semi-private or communal seder with the on-site rabbi will start your vacation commemorating freedom from Egypt with freedom from the kitchen and chores.

Vacationing with Le Voyage takes the uncertainties out of vacation planning. No need to wonder if the hotel property will look as good as the web-site photos or if the weather will be nice or the food tasty. The number of guests returning year after year attests to the quality of the offerings. Both locations feature multiple swimming pools and expansive beaches for a memorable vacation that will have you planning to return the following year.

Learn more at http://www.levoyagetravel.com/winter2020/index.html or http://www.levoyagetravel.com/pesach2020/, or call 516-295-0500 to plan the perfect vacation for you and your family. They will work with you to create a fun-filled, stress-free vacation that will have you talking about nothing else to your friends and family when you return.

By Deborah Melman