Our 50th Anniversary: What to do for a very special journey together? We had differences as to a destination so Susan Tanzman, at Martin’s Travel solved this problem, as she has in the past, by creating another exceptional experience for us to enjoy.
Fiji. Why Fiji? Susan recognized our travel desires from prior trips and conversations and knew these islands would satisfy both our wishes for time alone, our need for physical activity and our desire to see and understand the local people and culture.
How? The numerous islands of Fiji offer different tropical settings: from the more lush and flowery high forests and secluded beaches which we experienced at the amazingly private and friendly Savasi Island Resort near Savusavu, with a fabulous chef, to the more open drier island of Yasawa with its incredibly white beaches, coconut palms and multi-hued water. The Yasawa Island Resort offered privacy and multiple activities including snorkeling, diving or boat trips to remote beaches with champagne lunches and hours alone.
Susan’s selection of resorts more than met our individual needs. We will never forget the local Fijian people, their friendliness, and sincere desire for us to enjoy their country and culture. We were met by local representatives at each arrival or for departures, alleviating any concern as to where we went next.
An Island alone with only the sounds of waves and occasional coconuts falling, exploring, meeting the people and the natural beauty left us with feeling of how can we be so lucky to have had this exceptional experience?
Thank you Susan and Martin’s Travel for your knowledge, skill and attention to our needs.
I'm writing to let you know what a fabulous job Susan and her team did for our family on our recent trip to Maui. Susan made it special as it was a multi-milestone trip for our family, from birthdays to a silver anniversary to a life celebration. Susan knows Hawaii like no one else we've worked with. Traveling with teenagers can be challenging, but Susan's suggestion of the Kaanapali Shores condo and location was spot on. We wanted to do a luau as this was our children's first visit, and her recommendation in Wailea was perfect. Restaurant recommendations were tailored to the family, from "special" places to moderately priced that would accommodate finicky children's palates. But the most special treat was when we told her we wanted to renew our vows. Susan put us in touch with a local Hawaiian who conducts ceremonies, and we had the most special memory with our children as witnesses on a beach at sunset. Her contact took the time to explain to us and our children the meaning behind the words and ceremony. We got a personal touch at a cost that was much less than we were told by others a similar ceremony would run. We have priceless memories and the logistics went without a hitch. Susan and her team were a pleasure to work with, even though we were 2,300 miles from her office. We called numerous times with questions and never felt that we were a bother or felt anything less than her most important client.
We recently returned from our business/vacation trip to Hawaii which was arranged by Martin's Trave in Los Angeles. We are so thankful we read about Martin's Travel's expertise with Hawaii in Conde Nast Traveler. Our trip was perfect down to every last detail. The hotel and dining reservations were just what we wanted. Our local tour guide in Honolulu, Elika, was great as was the helicopter tour on Kawai. Wherever we turned for our next adventure, everything was in proper order, we were expected and we were treated very well. We have traveled much the last decade and highly recommend without reservation Martin's Travel for Hawaii.
I cannot thank you enough for the awesome job you did! A vacation we will remember and treasure FOREVER, thanks to you ....have been bragging about you since we have been back.....and thank you for Richard so awesome, what a wonderful man. The luau was fabulous! Loved the Aston Kaanapali....(thanks for the view), along with the champagne and chocolate macadamia nuts! Sansei Restaurant was beyond delicious. Again, many thanks, so blessed to you as a travel agent, and friend!