(23 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Jacqueline David

Oakland Township, MI
European: Italy & Greece, River Cruise, Honeymoons

European: Italy & Greece, Private Yacht Charter, River Cruise, Honeymoon and Caribbean Specialist

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Caribbean and Mexico Specialist

Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos (on the beach)
Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos (on the beach)

Having traveled all over the world, one place that "takes me away from it all" is the Caribbean and Mexico. There is no other place that is comparable. A major benefit is that it's close to the United States and it offers up beauty and diverse cultures.

Location, style, and budget are probably the three most important factors for selecting an all-inclusive resort.

All inclusive resorts are not all created equal and you need to know what's included. I research the inclusions and distinctions of major all inclusive brands that can feel complex and overwhelming. There may be fine dining establishments that are not included in a stay and premium beverages (wine, top shelf liquors, etc.) may also come at an additional fee

These days, there are some absolutely amazing, luxurious all-inclusive options in Mexico, and the Caribbean. They have multiple restaurants, top shelf alcohol, concierge and butler service, large rooms, entertainment and activities galore, expectations can be exceeded if you pick the right resort and destination.   

Sandals and Beaches Resorts (Sandals are adult only, while the Beaches brand is for families). 

Beaches Resorts are a perennial favorite with my clients and my family. It is not hard to understand why Beaches Turks and Caicos is the one resort we have been to multiple times now. It has been rated the number one family resort in the Caribbean 24 years in a row. The food, service and accommodations are top notch.

While my husband would readily agree the prices at first are a bit much, if you dig into what you get you will understand the value. Many of the 21 restaurants and 2 food trucks on site are equivalent to your typical 4 star restaurant anywhere in the world. Top shelf liquor is served from 15 bars daily. They have a full on site water park including a surf simulator for kids, teens and adults. If you have younger children there is available child care and youth activities.

Sandals is the parent company of Beaches Resorts and is the adult only version of their top rated resorts. Great food, top notch service and stunning views are standard. They have multiple locations located throughout the Caribbean and are a 5 star rated luxury resort.  Sandals has also added over the water bungalows at select resorts, bringing the French Polynesian to a destination near you. These resorts are wonderful for honeymoons or couples getaways.

During my training to become a Platinum agent for Sandals/Beaches we traveled with other agents to tour all their locations and see firsthand the different accommodation levels available.  I have been a Certified Sandals Specialist for over 10 years. 

Karisma Resorts are another amazing brand that I highly recommend. Their resorts are gourmet inclusive so they are perfect for wedding parties, honeymoons, romantic getaways, families and foodies

Most of the resorts are located in the Cancun/Riviera Maya/Maroma area of Mexico with a new Azul Beach resort in Negril, Jamaica and the Nickelodeon Resort located in Punta Cana.

The El Dorado resorts are adult only properties, while the Azul Beach Resort, Generations and Nickelodeon are family properties. Many of the El Dorado properties have received the AAA Four Diamond Award and have been named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the top 100 hotels in the world.

The food varies from authentic Mexican and Latin fusion cuisine to contemporary Italian with Pacific Rim dishes. Daily activities can be found throughout the resorts. 

AM Resorts are another favorite brand that I recommend. These resorts consist of family and adult only.

The family resorts consist of Dreams and Sunscape resorts, while adult only consist of Secrets, Breathless, Zoetry, Vivid and Alua resorts.

These resorts have enough features to make you leave the property unnecessary. They include gourmet restaurants, exclusive spas and beautiful beaches. These resorts cater to two types of travelers; honeymoon couples and family

I have earned my Master Agent Certification with these resorts 

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Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos
Beaches Resort Turks & Caicos

My Reviews

1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Favorite Travel Agent
Jacqueline has helped us plan wonderful family vacations to Mexico and Turks and Caicos. She is great at matching the best resort to fit our family, taking everyones ages and what each one wants to do into the planning process. Excellent attention to detail, Jacqueline is our FAVORITE travel agent!
By  Gretchen  from  Oakland
Traveled to  Turks and Caicos Islands ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqueline David responded:
Gretchen, Thanks for the glowing review! Looking forward to planning your next adventure!

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Anniversary trip
Jacqueline planned a trip for 5 of us going to Las Vegas to celebrate our anniversary. We had many change requests and the airlines made several mistakes. Jacqueline solved every issue , so that our trip was seamless.
By  Becky  from  North Port, FL
Traveled to  Las Vegas ~ Nevada ~ USA
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqueline David responded:
Thanks Becky! I'm glad that you had an amazing vacation and vow renewal. The airline mistakes were bad to say the least and I'm so glad I was able to help so everyone was able to enjoy this special time for you.

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Dream honeymoon made EASY!
Jacqueline was amazing!!! We had no idea where we wanted to go when we first started this process. Jacqueline gave us options for the first price range we gave her, and then when we decided we could increase the budget a bit, gave us a whole new set of options without batting an eye despite all the extra work that must’ve required of her! She helped us figure out our destination and then gave us a ton of different resort options which fit our wish list. She booked everything for us even when that meant she had to actually CALL the resort (international!) to clarify room availability. Then when I thought she’d finally lose her mind on me, when I told her we didn’t yet have our passports 😬, she totally didn’t and everything worked out just fine. Working with Jacqueline took so much stress out of this process and I’m so glad I chose to do so!!!!
By  KAL  from  Pawley’s Island, SC
Traveled to  St. Lucia ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqueline David responded:
Karianne, I'm so glad you had an amazing time! You picked an amazing resort and that room was a definite wow factor! You were wonderful to work with and I look forward to planning your next adventure! Thanks again!

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An incredible trip through northern Italy!
I feel very lucky to have found Jacqueline, particularly for this trip in Italy that we were trying to plan. She was very knowledgeable of the area we were looking to visit. I explained that we were a multigenerational family and our needs would be particular to our demographics. She understood the assignment and put together a wonderful itinerary, taking into consideration all the nuances that would need to be considered. We felt very looked after the entire trip while also not feeling overly scheduled. All the tours and transport that she arranged were wonderful. I would highly recommend Jacqueline for all your travel needs. She was friendly and professional and very responsive.
By  Jocelyn  from  Weston, FL
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqueline David responded:
Thanks Jocelyn! I'm so glad you had an amazing vacation in Italy. I especially like that you saw some of my old "stomping" grounds near where I used to live in Italy! We did pack a lot of places in, but left you downtime so there was plenty of enjoyment! I look forward planning your next vacation!

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Made my college graduation trip easy and simple
I must say Jacqueline was a joy to work with. I wanted to reward my grown children with a nice vacation to Jamaica for graduating from college. I reached out to several agents on Thumbtack and Jacqueline was the only one to respond in a timely fashion. She was very polite from the first call to the last. She listened to what I wanted and began working expeditiously on putting a package together. Once I settled on a package she made herself available for questions no matter the day or hour. She kept me informed of flight changes and reductions of cost. I can't express enough of how pleased I was with her expertise and professionalism. This was the best vacation we have ever taken. The smiles on my children's face was priceless. We stayed at RIU Montego Bay and it was beautiful. For a stress-free vacation I strongly suggest allowing Jacqueline to handle all your travel needs. Thanks Jacqueline you are awesome and a gem to work with.
By  Nikki  from  LaVergne, TN
Traveled to  Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Jacqueline David responded:
Nikki, I'm so glad we found the perfect resort for you and you had the time of your life!

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Destination Expert:

  • Caribbean

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Honeymoons
  • Family Vacations
  • Adult Only
  • Yacht Charter

Top Travel Partners:

  • Sandals and Beaches Resorts
  • Delta Vacations
  • Funjet Vacations
  • World of Hyatt
  • Classic Vacations


  • CTC
  • CTC (Certified Travel Consultant)
  • Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist
  • Hawaii Destination Specialist
  • Virgin Voyages Specialist
  • Royal Caribbean Specialist

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