Blue Sun Vacations - Book All-Inclusive Apple Vacation Package

About BlueSun Vacations

Landlocked in Fayetteville, Arkansas, BlueSun Vacations exists for beach lovers like ourselves. As an Apple Vacations provider, we help plan and book spectacular vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico. We’re intimately familiar with the best destinations and resorts and partner with our guests to give them a complete and satisfying travel experience. From beginning-to-end, one of our friendly BeachMasters will be your individual point of contact via phone, email, smoke signals—you name it. Whatever you need, we’ll make it happen!

Partnering with Apple Vacations

For over 40 years, Apple Vacations has provided the most value in vacations to millions of people. Throughout the years, we’ve provided what you want in a vacation – great service, convenience, and value. We understand just how important your vacation is. We know because, like you, vacations are important to us too. In the late 1970s, the company became one of the first to introduce the concept of “all-inclusive vacations” to the U.S. market.

Apple Vacations carries more leisure travelers to Mexico and the Dominican Republic than any vacation company worldwide, and is one of the nation’s leading vacation companies to the Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii. Apple Vacations has created the ultimate “beginning-to-end” vacation experience. Upon arrival in destination, Apple Vacations Resort Representatives are waiting outside the airport to guide customers to their hotel transfer. Apple Reps host welcome briefings and hold desk hours at most hotels, and are available all vacation long to help ensure the ultimate vacation experience. Experience the Difference!

Our Team

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David S.

Temple

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David S.

Temple

I love to travel! No, really I do. And I love to help others travel! I started in the industry a decade ago and have booked tens of thousands of travelers to all-inclusive beach resorts in the Caribbean & Mexico, which has always been my specialty. I have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean & Mexico and have been coast-to-coast plus everywhere in between domestically (and Hawaii). Hence the nickname, Mr. Beaches! I'm happily married going on 7 years to the best woman in the world, Kristin, who's an amazing first-grade teacher.

My beach stay in 3 words
Books, naps, food
I never go to the beach without
Excessive amounts of reading material
Favorite beach escape
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Blog Specialty
Food & Insider Industry Info

 

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Randy

Laney

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Laney

I am delightfully married to Brenda and have a large family of seven children and 15 grandchildren. I have enjoyed a multi-faceted business career that has spanned from the very large, VP and Treasurer of Wal-Mart, to the start-up world of Thompson Murray (now Saatchi X) and BlueSun Vacations. In addition, I serve and advise numerous companies on their boards, including “AQN” a publicly traded Canadian based international energy and utility company. Being the Co-Founder of BlueSun Vacations has allowed me to see some beautiful destinations and meet even more beautiful people.

My beach stay in 3 words
Beach Books and Bride
I never go to the beach without
A focused intention of being in that moment.
Favorite beach escape
Secrets St. James, Montego Bay
Blog Specialty
Business strategy and developing and growing teams

 

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Richards

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Heather

Richards

I'm a California girl turned hogwild in these here hills of Arkansas, dreaming back to days of soaking up the sun and beach bumming. Wife of a man who keeps me a kid at heart and a mom of two.

My beach stay in 3 words
GTP (Gym, Tan, Play)
I never go to the beach without
Sunscreen (preferable Hawaiian Tropic SPF 30). Gotta get my tan the safe way!
Favorite beach escape
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Blog Specialty
Travel Fitness & Family Vacay

 

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Mary

Eastman

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Mary

Eastman

Growing up loving travel, it’s been a great experience to check out new places from Riviera Maya (one of my favorites) to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It’s all beautiful! Seeing people ecstatic about their recent vacation booked with me makes me love what I do. It’s the best.I’ve recently settled back into my native home of Fayetteville, Arkansas. My husband and I are thoroughly enjoying life with family, friends, and our two fury pups!

My beach stay in 3 words
Water. Sun. Seafood.
I never go to the beach without
Chap-Stick, Ipad, Perrier
Favorite beach escape
Zoetry Villa Rolandi, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Blog Specialty
Resort Reviews/Travel Tips

 

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Matt

Brelsford

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Matt

Brelsford

Growing up in Ocean City, NJ, I was pretty much forced into becoming a beach bum. My adolescent summers were spent waking up at 9am, being at the beach at 10am, then leaving the beach once it got dark. The winters did not stop the beach play time for me. I dawned my wetsuit for some chilly surfing. In 2005 I moved to Northwest Arkansas & officially became a “shoobie” (used to describe a tourist who visits the seashore for a day).

My beach stay in 3 words
Beach hair. Everyday.
I never go to the beach without
My board shorts.
Favorite beach escape
Secrets the Vine, Cancun, Mexico
Blog Specialty
Drinks and Entertainment

 

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Jason

Hamen

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Jason

Hamen

Having grown up on the West Coast I know the waves well. I’ve been newly acquainted with the Caribbean and am impressed by its beauty.  Finding time away to enjoy company with loved ones and unplug from our busy world is a high priority in my life.  I want to help people make memories they randomly think of 6 months later and just start smiling.  That’s my biz. I am joyfully married to Rachel and have 3 amazing children in Hudson, Drew, and Lily.

My beach stay in 3 words
Relax, Swim, Bodysurfing
I never go to the beach without
An ambition to catch a wave
Favorite beach escape
Secrets St. James, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Blog Specialty
Resort Reviews

 

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Erin

Lee

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Erin

Lee

A Texan by birth, Aggie by education, and now an Arkansas resident of 5 years! I love to run, read, & garden but most of my time is dedicated to my favorite people: my husband and son!

My beach stay in 3 words
Beach. Book. Food.
I never go to the beach without
A great book!
Favorite beach escape
A return traveler ofValentin Imperial Maya, Riveria Maya
Blog Specialty
Family Vacay & Cuisine

 

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Claire

Ward

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Claire

Ward

Arkansas native, musician, writer, and an ENFJ. My favorite day would consist of Fayetteville in the fall, new music, and pizza for dinner. Growing up experiencing beach-life with my family, grew a nostalgic love for the beach, new places, and new cultures. With a BA in Journalism AD/PR and a minor in English, I get to write about beaches all day and it rocks!

My beach stay in 3 words
Drinking Mango Tangos
I never go to the beach without
Headphones, a beach hat, and my husband.
Favorite beach escape
Secrets Akumal, Riviera Maya.
Blog Specialty
Beach Life Essentials

 

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Wills

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Wills

NWA Homegrown boy who is passionate about his hometown and loves to learn more things. I've been turned onto travel by my wife and now can't get enough. I love getting to know new people and experience new adventures.

My beach stay in 3 words
Dozing. Drinking. Diving.
I never go to the beach without
Music! And a good card game.
Favorite beach escape
Cancun

 

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Shook

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Amanda

Shook

Arkansas native, world traveler, young soul, & adventurer. I’m passionate about people & learning about other cultures. I love to explore & push myself outside of my comfort zone by trying new things. Sports, hammocking, reading, traveling, & drinking coffee are a few of my favorite things. If I don’t know you already, I’d love to, so call me up!

My beach stay in 3 words
Let it be.
I never go to the beach without
Music, books, Chap Stick, Chacos, & an appetite.
Favorite beach escape
Secrets Akumal, Riviera Maya
Blog Specialty
Entertainment & Music

 

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Dana

Washburn

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Dana

Washburn

I'm an Arkansas native with a great love for outdoors. I love traveling to these beautiful destinations and enjoying God's creation. My passion for helping others and being apart of some of your greatest memories is what I love most about my job.

My beach stay in 3 words
Sun. Relax. Unplug.
I never go to the beach without
My favorite book, sunglasses, & my best beach bag.
Favorite beach escape
Cabo, San Lucas
Blog Specialty
Excursions

 

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Maegan

Washburn

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Maegan

Washburn

I'm a lover of soccer and anything outside. I'm an adventure lover, and passionate about people.

My beach stay in 3 words
Chill. Beautiful. Awesome.
I never go to the beach without
A towel, book, & a nice cold beverage
Favorite beach escape
Secrets Maroma, Riveria Maya

 

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Cope

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Chelsea

Cope

I'm a born and raised Arkansan who thrives on experiencing new places, meeting new people, and building new relationships. I love being able to create connections with others and help meet their needs. Lover of crafts, reading, the outdoors, and spending time with my little goldendoodle, Atlus!

My beach stay in 3 words
Experience, Relax, Enjoy
I never go to the beach without
Books
Favorite beach escape
Cancun, Mexico

 

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Lindsey

Brown

I love people, tattoos and 90's R&B. Life has a lot to offer and the world's got a lot to see. So whether it be on a motorcycle through the backwoods of Northwest Arkansas, or lying on the beach of a Caribbean resort, I want to see it all.

My beach stay in 3 words
Ends too soon
I never go to the beach without
A good book
Favorite beach escape
Secrets the Vine, Cancun

 

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Erin

Brelsford

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Erin

Brelsford

Ever since I was a little girl, I've been passionate about travelling and seeing the world. Whether I'm headed to the city, the beach or the mountains, something about getting to know people and places that are different from me and my everyday life gets me incredibly excited. Now, I'm lucky enough to work in a field that has let me turn my favorite thing about life into a career. Oh, and I have a husband and two dogs who I love more than anything.

My beach stay in 3 words
Swim. Up. Bar.
I never go to the beach without
Sunglasses
Favorite beach escape
Secrets the Vine, Cancun
Blog Specialty
What to wear at the beach, How to Instagram your vacation, What to eat at an All Inclusive, How to bring the beach home with you

 

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Wells

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Maggie

Wells

Between having the free-spirit personality that I do and growing up in the southern state of Arkansas, it comes to no surprise that I've always had a love for travel - and this love has only grown with age. In addition, I truly enjoy interacting with people and exposing myself to a wide range of personalities, interests, beliefs, etc. The diversity of humans and areas of the world is what motivates me the most, which really ties into my heart for travel and exploring that.

My beach stay in 3 words
Serene. Relaxing. Tipsy
I never go to the beach without
A big hat
Favorite beach escape
Secrets Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Caribbean
Blog Specialty
Best social media tips for capturing your trip

 

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Andrews

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Andrews

I was born in Ohio but Northwest Arkansas is my home! I love animals and have had the opportunity to provide a forever home to my 5 rescues, 2 dogs and 3 cats. I have an amazing family and I count my blessings every day! I love experiencing new places and new cultures, so my goal is to provide those experiences for our guests!

My beach stay in 3 words
Drinks. Music. Relaxation.
I never go to the beach without
Sunscreen
Favorite beach escape
Any beach will do!
Blog Specialty
Beverages

 

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Ben

Richards

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Ben

Richards

I am an explorer at heart, and I love taking others along for the adventure. I have grown up in the Ozarks though work and wanderlust have taken me around the world. I am learning that despite diversity we are all very similar. My wife is lovely and I live to make the world better for my two kiddos.

My beach stay in 3 words
Laugh. Sleep. Play.
I never go to the beach without
A solid drink, a great book, and a good friend
Favorite beach escape
Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
Blog Specialty
Resort Activities

 

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Justin

Robertson

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Justin

Robertson

Born in Texas, and raised in NW Arkansas, I'm a humorous and fun loving guy who loves movies, games, and books! I'm always looking forward to a new adventure. I love experiencing new cultures and trying new things, and I hope to visit a country on every continent (maybe even Antarctica if it's not too much trouble, haha).

My beach stay in 3 words
Fun. Relaxing. Eventful.
I never go to the beach without
A good book
Favorite beach escape
Secrets Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Blog Specialty
Perfect Trees to Lean Against and Read a Book

 

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Gerardo

Yanez

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Gerardo

Yanez

I'm Gerardo, and I loooove helping people in any capacity I'm able. I love food, MMA, and working out. My friends are my life, and I'm super excited to start my Blue Sun journey!

My beach stay in 3 words
Maxin' and relaxin'
I never go to the beach without
A friend or loved one to enjoy it with
Favorite beach escape
Any beach will do!
Blog Specialty
How to get yourself beach ready for your amazing all inclusive beach getaway!

 

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Maliah

Pinkleton

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Maliah

Pinkleton

I'm a Mom to a gorgeous 12 year old dancing daughter who is my life! I'm a photographer, wine enthusiast, foodie and free spirit. I love to travel and experience new things.

My beach stay in 3 words
Relaxing. Fun. Lots of good food!
I never go to the beach without
A sense of wonder
Favorite beach escape
The Bahamas

 

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Keith

Jones

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Keith

Jones

I have been blessed to visit the Caribbean 11 times! I love helping people find their dream vacations. I love my twin wife and my young twin girls at home! I truly believe in BlueSun Vacations and I love finding out what you are looking for in a vacation so that you can simply go and relax!!!

My beach stay in 3 words
Chill, Chill, Chill
I never go to the beach without
My wife
Favorite beach escape
Le Blanc in Cancun!

 

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Ryan

Smith

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Ryan

Smith

Ever since I saw the ocean for the first time when I was 10, I am always looking for ways to find my way back there again. I am a huge football fanatic and love to travel. I hope to make it to every SEC football stadium before I die. I'm super laid back and go with the flow. I married to my beautiful wife Sara and we want to travel to at least 3 other continents in the near future. We absolutely love the Caribbean because it's where we spent our honeymoon.

My beach stay in 3 words
Relaxing. Excitement. Late nights.
I never go to the beach without
My Oakley sunglasses
Favorite beach escape
Secrets Akumal

 

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Sarah

Doretti

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Sarah

Doretti

I am a California native who now calls Fayetteville home. I am obsessed with all things Disney and love to nerd out over Star Wars and Harry Potter (among many other fandoms). I love traveling with family and friends and am always looking forward to the next adventure!

My beach stay in 3 words
Sunglasses. Books. Seafood!
I never go to the beach without
Sunblock. The stronger the SPF the better!
Favorite beach escape
Hawaii!

 

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Matthew

Ashmead

Matthew

Matthew

Ashmead

Growing up in Minnesota, our vacations looked like piling into our family Suburban, with a camper towed behind and heading west to the mountains. It wasn't until I was 25 that I had my first, true beach vacation (don't worry, I'd been to the ocean before then) and I was instantly hooked. I'm excited to be working in a field where I can help others get hooked too! I'm a fly fishing nut, coffee addict, lover of water sports, and enjoyer of good music. I'm married to an awesome wife, Addie, and have a wonderfully crazy son, Cedar.

My beach stay in 3 words
Just kick back
I never go to the beach without
A book
Favorite beach escape
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos
Blog Specialty
Resort Activities

 

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Adam

Bradshaw

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Bradshaw

My name is Adam Bradshaw and I’m 29! I’m originally from Oklahoma City, but love living in Fayetteville, Arkansas! I spend most of my time outdoors hiking and rocking climbing with my fiancé, who I get to marry in March 2018! We also love to go on hunts for the best coffee in town!

My beach stay in 3 words
So much relaxation
I never go to the beach without
Sunscreen
Favorite beach escape
Cancun
Blog Specialty
Exploration

 

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Jason

Carney

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Jason

Carney

I've been very blessed in my life. Married 20 years to my best friend and have 6 children. Strong advocate for the orphan globally and founder of 2ndmilk.org. I've lived in Malawi Africa running an orphanage, spent 20 years in corporate sales and once got tackled by a bear. I LOVE GLOBAL TRAVEL...especially untouched Africa where I've spent many years and dozens of trips falling in love.

My beach stay in 3 words
Adrenaline Beach Fun
I never go to the beach without
Flipflops and Sunglasses
Favorite beach escape
Playa Conchal Costa Rica or Zanzibar Island Tanzania
Blog Specialty
African Safaris and the African Beach

 

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Kathryn

Temple

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Kathryn

Temple

My first international plane ride was at 8 months old. Since then, I’ve explored 45 states and almost 20 countries. Much of my international travel has been during my ten years as a corporate event planner. I love the opportunity to take someone’s vision, collaborate on the creation and then exceed expectations in the execution. Life is a journey with many incredible destinations to discover!

My beach stay in 3 words
Mas cerveza por favor
I never go to the beach without
Sunnies
Favorite beach escape
Nevis
Blog Specialty
Exploring outside the resort...local gems

Our Values

Simple
Shouldn't planning a trip be as easy as the trip itself? We’re committed to making your vacation planning experience as enjoyable as possible.
Human
We’re not computers. Human-to-human – that’s what we’re about. Voice automated, voice shmottomated. Talk to a voice, not a machine.
Passionate
We love what we do and take fanatical pride in planning some of the most memorable moments of your life.
Priceless
Who you book your vacation through doesn't matter until it does. The value of expert advice can help you avoid picking the wrong resort or get you out of a jam when you need it.
Experienced
If we “specialized” in everything, we’d specialize in nothing. Caribbean and Mexico beach resorts are the sand box we play in every day. Experience the difference.
Honest
No booking fees, no gimmicks, no gotchas in the fine print. Period.
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