Island Trader Vacations Reviews from Satisfied Customers

Island Trader Vacations has been providing its members with great members-only benefits since 1985. From our condo hot weeks to our cruise specials and even our consumer benefits, our members enjoy a variety of members-only travel benefits to all of their favorite destinations.

We love hearing from our members and we were recently pleased to receive two more rave reviews for our services. You can see them here:

Like our numerous benefits, our members are diverse and each enjoys some aspect of their membership more than others. Whether you are a long-time cruiser who enjoys our many discounted cruises throughout the Caribbean and South America or whether you have the freedom to travel frequently and enjoy the huge number of options in terms of last minute condo stays in popular locations such as Myrtle Beach, Williamsburg, VA or Tucson, AZ just to name a few. In our long history, we have had the privilege of serving hundreds of thousands of members in travel and vacation planning. Whether you take advantage of our VIP features or just the ease of our many traveler resources and consumer benefits, we have something to fit your needs.

Our members are our priority and we do our best to ensure that each of our member’s feels special and have the opportunity to truly benefit from their membership to Island Trader Vacations. It is this dedication in addition to our valuable members-only benefits that have made us what we are today, a leader in our industry.

Island Trader Vacations invites you to find out more about what we have to offer and hear what our members are saying. If you are interested in other reviews of our service, visit our rave reviews page on our members site at http://islandtradervacations.com/reviews.

Island Trader Vacations Receives an A+ from the BBB

logo 300x291  Island Trader Vacations Receives an A+ from the BBBGetting a good grade from the BBB is important and Island Trader Vacations is proud of theirs. Based on the criteria required for the Better Business Bureau, Island Trader Vacations has been given an A+ rating.

You can see our rating here:

Island Trader Vacations BBB Rating

While Island Trader Vacations is not accredited, meaning we have not paid for a grade from the Better Business Bureau, the reason for our A+ rating is based on a total of 16 factors according to their website. These factors include:

  • Business’ complaint history with the BBB – this grade takes into account all complaints filed, the seriousness of the complaints and if the complaint has been resolved or at least made a good faith effort to resolve the complaint.
  • Type of business – the BBB’s belief if the business is a type of business which operates in violation of the law. These businesses will receive a lower grade.
  • Amount of time in business – A new business may have a more difficult time receiving a high grade from the BBB.
  • Background information on the business in BBB files – if a company does not provide accurate business information, a grade may be lower.
  • Failure to honor commitments to the BBB – a company must abide by the standards set by the BBB.

Island Trader Vacations and its affiliates have been in operation since 1985. The first company to develop the travel club concept, Island Trader Vacations continues to offer members many valuable member benefits including our cruise specials which provide our members with excellent cruise options on some of the best cruises in the country to many of the most popular destinations available including Alaska, Hawaii, the Greek Islands, the Caribbean and many others.

Island Trader Vacations has exemplary benefits, world class service and an A+ rating with the BBB. Island Trader Vacations continues to work hard to ensure that each of their members remains proud to say they are members of Island Trader Vacations now and for years to come.

Island Trader Vacations Reviews Mount Desert Island

A Natural Wonder

Acadiasm 300x200 Island Trader Vacations Reviews Mount Desert IslandSituated off the East Coast of mainland U.S., Mount Desert Island or just MDI is the largest island off the coast of Maine. With an area of over 100 square miles, Mount Desert Island is the largest island off the coast of Maine and the 6th largest in the contiguous U.S. Home to a year round population of just over 10,000, the island receives close to a half million more visitors each year due to its popular harbor towns and its most famous feature, Acadia National Park.

When French explorer Samuel de Champlain made his way along the East Coast of what would become the U.S., he observed an island which appeared to be barren of all vegetation. It was for this reason that he decided to name the island Ile des Monts Deserts or the Island of the bare mountains or lonely mountains.

Long before the French or other European settlers made their way to this part of the world, many people were already living and thriving in the area. Evidence found on the island date back 6,000 years and tell the story of the islands first residents, the American Indians. These Native American’s survived off the land and the sea harvesting shellfish and gathering both berries and other plants found throughout the region. The island, known to the Native people as Pemetic built canoes and homes from birch bark harvested from the island.

By the 1600’s the first French were arriving to the region and later, the English. For hundreds of years, a battle over this territory ensued not by the Natives but by the English and the French. However, in the mid 1700’s the British triumphed and until the American Revolution remained under British Control

Free from control in the 1800’s, the island began to grow and thrive. Artists, and writers made their way here to enjoy the beauty of the island. In 1901, the islands beuty was further noted and Acadia Naitonal Park was born. By 1919, the area was federally recognized and named Lafayette National Park unitl its name changed in 1929.

Glacially created, this island is truly a natural wonder. Large mountains, small ponds and lakes, giant boulders and a fjard make this land truly one to inspired. Inspiration to millions year after year, Acadia National Park is considered one of the most beautiful national parks in the NPS today. Within the park visitors have much to see and do however, no visit would be complete without first visiting the Loop Road. Here you can see the visitor center and learn more about the area and also experience a taste of just some of what the park has to offer in terms of beauty. Stunning beaches, dramatic rock ledges and a number of points offer amazing views and fun place to swim or just explore. Away from the coast meadows and forests offer visitors the opportunity to commune with nature on dry land. Whether you choose to spend the day or a week, you will not be disappointed.

Popular coastal must-sees outside of Acadia National Park include:

  • Bar Harbor
  • Mount Desert
  • Southwest Harbor
  • Termont

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Island Trader Vacations Travel Services Department Reviews 3 Hawaiian Natural Attractions

waterfall small 300x300 Island Trader Vacations Travel Services Department Reviews 3 Hawaiian Natural AttractionsHawaii is known for its beauty and culture. Our only island state, Hawaii hosts millions of visitors from around the world each year. Whether you enjoy learning more about the culture, the history or the natural surroundings, literally thousands of opportunities exist for travelers. Island Trader Vacations travel services department invites you to take a closer look at 3 of one of Hawaii’s’ top islands best natural attractions.

Kauai

Napali Cliffs – A stunning coastal mountain range, the Napali Cliffs are the most popular and well known natural feature on the island of Kauai. Accessible only by helicopter tour, sea tour or by hiking, this not quite “easy to access” destination has much to offer. Situated on the north shore of the islands, this iconic coast features undulating lush green peaks towering high above the shoreline. 17 miles in length, the Napali Coast offers amazing Pacific Ocean views and remains virtually untouched. Undeveloped and pristine, visitors can enjoy a peak at what visitors to this lovely island have viewed for thousands of years. Waterfalls, valleys, cliffs and forests make up this amazing destination. The Kalalau Trail makes its way 11 miles through the region crossing valleys on its way to a remote and secluded beach.

Waimea Canyon – Nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, this mighty mountain range lacks the velvet green covering of the Napali Cliffs and is much more reminiscent of the range for which it is nicknamed. Located on the west side of the island, it stretches for 14 miles and is upwards of 3,600 feet deep. Valleys, gorges, crags, buttes and views characterize this much more easily accessible destination.  Lookouts are available from the main road. Take your time and do it on your own or take a tour.

Wailua River – One of the only navigable rivers in the islands, this river is one of the best known and popular.  Located on the east side of the island, it is accessible by car. Waterfalls and jungles, caves and mountains stretch for the entire 20 mile length of this lovely and beautiful river. Kayak, canoe or take a tour of this top destination for travel.

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Island Trader Vacations Reviews A Popular Tourist Destination

Calvia

beautiuflbeachsm 300x200 Island Trader Vacations Reviews A Popular Tourist DestinationCalvia is located on the island of Majorca and is a self-governed community of the Spanish owned Balearic Islands.  This beautiful and historic city is located on the western part of the island near the Sierra de Tramontan, the main mountain of the island group that extends to the Sierra de Na Burguesa, a foothill. Almost 80% of Calvia is protected rural land and offers a unique opportunity to enjoy its ancient history during your visit. The city is located on a peninsula that is surrounded by ravines and valleys.

The city of Calvia first appeared in history in the year 2,000BC as a village, although it is believed to have been inhabited since the Neolithic Era. Sailors that traversed the sea built small villages along the coast as they traveled to Italy, the East and the Iberian Peninsula for trade. These tiny settlements are called cave culture, as the caves that pepper the coast were used for habitation and as burial sites.  There has been an abundance of archaeological excavations of these former settlements that are catalogued and on display at Puig de sa Morsica Archaeological Park which is located in Calvia’s Santa Ponsa district.

Although much of Calvia is rural many areas located along the coastline have expanded into urban areas, that aren’t so much cities, but several small villages.  Don’t let this dissuade you as you will be able to find all the creature comforts that you need.  There are an abundance of beaches that dot the shoreline, even though much of it is rocky, there are some sandy beaches. There are also several islets located along the coastline. There are two islets that have been designated as marine reserves,  they are Malgrats and El Toro.

The city of Calvia started to become a tourist hotspot in the early 1960’s, and the town saw a rapid growth in hotels.  There are four golf courses located around the city. Despite its somewhat rapid growth, this culturally rich city continues to embrace and share its rich history with visitors. There are many ancient fortresses, villas, and ancestral homes located in and around the city proper as well as ancient finds from many archeological digs.

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