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Celebrate National Margarita Day with CheapCaribbean.com

We’re two days out from one of our favorite days of the year. National Margarita Day is this Saturday, February 22nd and all of us here at CheapCaribbean.com couldn’t be more excited (and ready) to celebrate. It’s the one day of the year it’s perfectly acceptable to pay tribute to the drink that got it’s start nearly 70 years ago in Acapulco and has become a staple, especially at the beach. This year, we have lots of fun planned so tune in and celebrate with us!

While you’re busy counting down the days, hours, and minutes until party time, it might be helpful to know what margarita flavor is the perfect fit to your personality. That’s why we recommend quizzing yourself with our helpful infographic:

What Kind of Margarita Are You?

CheapCaribbean.com National Margarita Day Infographic | What Kind of Margarita Are You?

On the actual day of this wondrous occasion, you can bet that we’ll be drinks in hand, toes in the sand. We’re hosting a National Margarita Day happy hour and this celebration just wouldn’t be complete without you!

You’re invited & here’s how to join the party:

  • On Saturday, February 22nd, join us for happy hour from 5-6pm CST. Follow along with CheapCaribbean.com on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram as we share fun facts, drink recipes and plenty of other margarita goodness.
  • Use the hashtag #MargaritaParty to share with us how you’re celebrating National Margarita Day. Mention @CheapCaribbean in any of your posts & we just might share your pictures, videos & comments with our fellow beach bums.
  • We’ll be giving away 4 Margaritaville® Key West™ Frozen Concoction Maker® to our favorite #MargaritaParty submissions.
  • Be sure follow our #MargaritaParty partners @SecretsResorts as they help us host the best margarita happy hour around!

So clear your calendars and get ready to hang with CheapCaribbean.com as we sip on some margs and pay tribute to one of our most favorite signature cocktails. It’s no secret we know a thing or two about margaritas and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. See you there!

Drink Recipes Fit for a Red Carpet

When it comes to red carpet events, we like to think the best accessory is often your drink. Below are some our favorite drink recipes to help you make any event a success!

Drink Recipes - Secrets Resorts - CheapCaribbean.com

Havana Lights Cocktail, as featured at Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun

What you need:
• 3/4 ounce light rum
• 3/4 ounce coconut rum
• 3/4 cup pineapple juice
• 1/2 ounce. melon liquor
• A few drops of grenadine syrup

How to make it: Mix and shake the first three ingredients, then pour into a cocktail glass. Add a few drops of grenadine and then finish the drink off with a splash of melon liquor. Garnish with your favorite fruit and enjoy!

Tropical Rum Punch Drink Recipes from Dreams Resorts & CheapCaribbean.com

Tropical Rum Punch, as featured at Dreams Resorts & Spas

What you need:
• 3/4 cup white rum
• 1/2 cup coconut rum
• 1/4 cup banana liqueur
• 1 cup pineapple juice
• 1/4 cup orange juice
• 1/4 cup pink grapefruit juice
• Garnish: Limes, sliced

How to make it: Fill a pitcher halfway with ice. Add all the rum, liqueur and juices, mix well with large spoon and garnish with lime slices. Serves 6-8. Pour and enjoy.

Fresh Mint Mojito Drink Recipe from CheapCaribbean.com

Fresh Mint Mojito

What you need:
• 4-5 fresh mint leaves
• 1 ½ ounces white rum
• 1/2 ounce agave nectar or simple sugar
• 2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice
• splash of club soda
• Lime wedge

How to make it: Use mixing tin to muddle 4-5 mint leaves. Add rum, agave nectar & lime juice and shake in mixing tin over ice. Pour into glass. Top off with a splash of club soda and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy!

Drink Recipe from Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos - CheapCaribbean.com

Infinity Martini, as featured at Grace Bay Club, Turks & Caicos

What you need:
• 4 ounces Pineapple juice
• 1 ounce Malibu rum
• 1 ounce Hypnotiq liqueur

How to make it: Combine all ingredients with one cup of ice in a martini shaker, Shake to blend and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry. Cheers!

Drink Recipes - Jamaica - CheapCaribbean.com

Blue Jamaica

What you need: 
• 1 ounce Blue Curacao
• 2 ounces pineapple juice
• 3 ounces champagne
• 1 pineapple slice

How to make it: Pour champagne in preferred glass, add pineapple juice and blue curacao. Garnish with pineapple slice. Cheers!

ultimate-agave

Ultimate Agave Margarita

What you need:
• 1 ounce Don Julio® Reposado Tequila
• ½ ounce Grand Marnier®
• 1 ½ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
• 1 teaspoon of agave nectar
• 1 lime wheel

How to make it: Add agave nectar, lime juice, Grand Marnier & Don Julio tequila together in a shaker. Shake with ice and strain into an ice filled margarita glass. Garnish with salt and a lime wheel. Sit back and sip!

And if you can't wait to mix up all of these concoctions and give them a try, be sure to tune into the Grammy's with CheapCaribbean.com as we live tweet the whole event and share more of our favorite cocktails. See all the drinks here. Cheers! 

#CheapCaribbean Presents: Staying Fit While at the Beach

Your workout regimen shouldn’t have to suffer just because you booked a week of luxury and relaxation at the beach. We’re dedicating an hour just to chat about fun and effective ways to stay fit and motivated, and have fun while doing it! We’re bringing in fitness enthusiasts Jennifer Cohen, @TheRealJenCohen, and Sarah Dussault, @SarahDussault, to share their health tips and answer your questions. So come prepared because this party is bound to get a little heated!

Health Tips For Vacation - CheapCaribbean.com Twitter Party - CheapCaribbean.com

Here’s how to join the party:

1. On Tuesday, January 28th from 1pm-2pm CST, log onto Twitter and make sure you’re following us @CheapCaribbean.com.
2. Using the hashtag #CheapCaribbean, join the conversation by answering our questions or asking your own.
3. Six lucky followers will win a travel fitness pack with a Fitbit & fitness book from our fitness expert Sarah Dussault.
4. Be sure to follow our guest bloggers for great fitness and health tips: @TheRealJenCohen & @SarahDussault.

We can’t wait to chat with everyone so please come prepared with questions and ready to share your own experiences on staying fit while on vacation. Let's party! 

Which Luxury Resort in the DR is right for you?

Did you get extra holiday cash to spend this season? Why not treat yourself to a trip loaded with superb service, the Caribbean Sea and lavish parties. You may never be royals, but you can live that fantasy in Punta Cana at two of the most luxurious resorts in the Dominican Republic.

Sister resorts Zoetry Agua Punta Cana and Breathless Punta Cana can both give you the royal treatment with impeccable service. What makes Zoetry and Breathless resorts stand out is that you don’t have to worry about restrictions like towel cards or reservation limitations. Plus, they don’t make you walk around wearing tacky wristbands either. You can just dine or grab a drink wherever you want, whenever you want and enjoy the unlimited pampering everywhere you look.

Dominican Republic Luxury Resorts - Breathless Resorts - CheapCaribbean.com

Take on the hot Dominican Sun at party central Breathless Resort & Spa.

The big decision though, is which resort do you choose? You can party it up at Breathless Punta Cana, where the chic and trendy atmosphere will have you partying poolside during the day and dancing in the open-air nightclub into the wee hours of the night. Or, you can find your inner zen at Zoetry Agua Punta Cana, where the peaceful ambiance and attentive service combine to give you an abundant fill of the leisurely good life.

Luxury Resorts in Dominican Republic - Zoetry Aqua Punta Cana - CheapCaribbean.com

Unwind with a little "me" time at Zoetry Aqua Punta Cana.

It’s a new year and the perfect time to plan a trip to the beach. With either pick, you can rest assured knowing your upcoming trip will sweep you away to a sandy paradise.

Article by: Caribbean Jim 

CheapCaribbean.com Wishes You Happy Holidays!

As we all finish up last minute shopping and prepare for some good old-fashioned quality time with our loved ones, it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Here at CheapCaribbean.com, we can all be guilty of getting wrapped up in the day-to-day, but this week we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and wish our devoted fans & followers a very merry holiday season.

CheapCaribbean.com Wishes You Happy Holidays

2013 has brought plenty of challenges and it’s fair share of success. And as we recently celebrated 13 wonderful years, we want to thank each and every one of you who’ve helped to make this year the best yet. We can only hope that 2014 will bring continued success. We hope to grow our technology and capabilities so that we can continue to strive to be the beach experts and bring the best in Caribbean & Mexico travel to our customers.

We hope that you’ll spend the next few days with the ones you love reflecting on your past year, as well as have the best holiday ever. And after the presents are unwrapped and the hype of the holiday wears off, we hope that you’ll continue to come to us with all of your beach vacation needs. From your friends at CheapCaribbean.com, we wish you a happy holiday and Happy New Year. Cheers to many more!