Bermuda – setting the scene

As you get ready for your PURE Destinations trip to Bermuda, we wanted to share some great books and blogs that depict the paradise that is Bermuda. Whether you are into novels, non-fiction or travel guides, these fantastic stories will connect you with the island before you set foot there.


  • A Home with No Roof, by Wayne W. Whicher – A little bit of romance, humor and thrill, this story will transport you to this beautiful island.
  • Under the Moon Gate, by Marilyn Baron – A sea captain tries to find buried gold on a Bermuda heriress’s family’s property during WWII. A moon gate is one of the signature landmarks of Bermuda and legend has it that people who walk through one are blessed with good luck.
  • Island Thyme: Tastes and Traditions of Bermuda, by Bermuda Junior Service League – A must-read for any cook.
  • Mark Twain in Paradise: His Voyages to Bermuda, Donald Hoffmann – A comprehensive study of Clemens’s love affair with Bermuda.


Are you ready to check Bermuda off your bucket list? The 2019 Bermuda Cruise includes a six-day, five-night cruise sailing on August 3 aboard the Grandeur of the Seas.

Qualify by June 17, 2019 to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more at Here you can also read the itinerary, track your progress and share the trip with others.

Any questions? Reach out to our Sales Support Team at or call 866-535-588.


PURE Destinations Maui – know before you go

We’re counting down the days until the 2019 Maui “Diamond” Experience on July 11-17 and we want to make sure you’re prepared.

Below is the day-by-day itinerary to help you start planning and packing for this trip-of-a-lifetime. Along with the many beautiful sights you’ll see, we’ve left plenty of room for resting, relaxing and enjoying activities that are uniquely you.

The Itinerary:

Thursday, July 11

  • Transfer from Kahului Airport (OGG) to the Grand Wailea
  • Check in at the Grand Wailea
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Welcome to Maui Reception! Grand Dining Room
    – Heavy appetizers, cocktails and desserts

Friday, July 12

  • Day at Leisure
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Black Diamond and above dinner (Invitation only)
    – Chapel Overlook

Saturday, July 13

  • Day at Leisure
  • 4:15 p.m. Depart for a sunset Dinner Cruise
    – Set sail making memories that will last a lifetime. Experience an iconic Maui sunset, enjoy great company and savor in the local cuisine and drink.

Sunday, July 14

  • 9:00 a.m. Depart for Lahaina
    – Experience local shops, beaches and more – all at your own pace!
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come-and-go lunch at the Dirty Monkey
  • 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Dirty Monkey to depart Lahaina and return to Grand Wailea

Monday, July 15   –  Day at Leisure

Tuesday, July 16

  • Day at Leisure
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Farewell Luau Dinner at the Chapel Lawn
    – Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau – roasted pig, fire dancers, hula dancing and photo ops.

Wednesday, July 17

  • 12:00 p.m. Check out of the Grand Wailea
  • Transfer to Kahului Airport (OGG) from the Grand Wailea
    – Transfer times vary based on departure flight times

As you pack for this exciting weekend, take the following helpful tips into consideration.

You’re likely to spend most of your time out in the sun or in the water. You don’t need much, so pack items you can mix and match with swimwear. Women might consider bringing a sun hat, maxi dress, kaftan, sandals and a tote bag. Men might consider bringing a wide-brimmed hat, quick-drying, short-sleeves shirts, light jacket, shorts, comfortable walking shoes and lightweight long pants. Don’t for your sunglasses, lip balm and sunscreen, too.

An additional perk! Everyone will receive a $500 room credit (yes, everyone in your room gets this!) that can be used towards restaurants or spa/resort activities, such as the options below:

Due to peak travel we recommend that you take a few moments to book any additional activities, such as a spa treatment, dinner reservations at the Grand Wailea, tee time, or an additional excursion.

Are you a golfer looking for a tee time? Wailea Blue Golf Course ( is within walking distance of the Wailea Hotel. Tee times can be booked 45 days in advance. Additional activities across the island can be found here:

Are your kids coming to Maui? If so, we can’t wait to meet them! If you would like a night to yourself, take advantage of the Nanny Connection services through the Grand Wailea. Call (808) 667-5777 or (808) 875-4777 for more details.

Get ready to kick back and enjoy the magic of Maui. If you have any questions about your trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

PURE Destinations: Bermuda

Bermuda is a group of islands like none other — it’s where British culture blends with laid-back Caribbean beats and where pastel-colored homes, pink-sand beaches and green fairways dot the landscape. PURE is bound for this spectacular island getaway this August on the PURE Destinations 2019 Summer Cruise.

Bermuda, the main island, is only 22 miles in length and 2 miles across at its widest point, so no matter where you stand, you’ll have breathtaking views of blue for as far as the eye can see. Not just any blue, but the most beautiful turquoise blue!

The island is divided into districts, or parishes. Three major roads run from east to west: North Shore Road, Middle Road and South Road. This is the largest port on the island and where our cruise ship will dock, at King’s Wharf.

Points of Interest

Hamilton, the capital, is centrally located on the island. This is Bermuda’s financial center with a population of just over 1,000. Wave to Bermuda shorts-clad businessmen on their scooters making their way to work. Explore the town by foot and admire the brightly colored buildings. Excellent golfing and shopping opportunities abound as well as museums, art galleries and gardens. Notable things to see:

  • Bermuda Aquarium – discover Bermuda’s underwater ecosystem
  • Fort Hamilton – historic site with breathtaking views
  • Front Street – clothing, jewelry and souvenir shopping
  • Crystal Caves – discovered by boys looking for their lost cricket ball
  • Queen Elizabeth Park – garden with statues and monuments

St. George is a quaint town with cobblestone streets, historic buildings and colonial architecture. This is Bermuda’s former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located on the east end of the island. Notable things to see:

  • Tucker House Museum – a look at early Bermudian life
  • St. Peter’s Church – oldest Anglican church in Western hemisphere
  • Tobacco Bay beach – underwater coral reefs
  • King’s Square – local gathering place
  • Fort St. Catherine – dioramas and antique weapons

The Royal Naval Dockyard is a 19-century fortress located at the west end of the island, in Sandy’s Parish. This historic site was used during the War of 1812. It was a strategic base for England in the Atlantic and an active shipyard during the First and Second World Wars. It is now home to shopping, dining and entertainment. Notable things to see:

  • Dolphin Quest – interactive encounter
  • National Museum of Bermuda – maritime and island history
  • Snorkel Park – see natural wonders of the sea
  • Clocktower shopping mall – galleries and shops
  • Bermuda Rum Cake Company – a traditional treat

Are you ready to check Bermuda off your bucket list? The 2019 Bermuda Cruise includes a six-day, five-night cruise sailing on August 3 aboard the Grandeur of the Seas.

Qualify by June 17, 2019 to join us on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Learn more at Here you can also read the itinerary, track your progress and share the trip with others.

Any questions? Reach out to our Sales Support Team at or call 866-535-588.

PURE Destinations – Caribbean Cruise Recap

PURE Independent Business Owners (IBOs) from around the U.S., and corporate staff attended the PURE Destinations 2018 Bahamas Caribbean Cruise on the Carnival Conquest to celebrate accomplishments, relax and build lasting relationships.

Approximately 100 attendees sailed from August 11-16 and enjoyed beautiful ocean views, plenty of sun, delicious meals and plenty of beach time.

To kick off the festivities, IBOs were invited to a reception Saturday night where they were warmly welcomed by Black Diamond IBOs and PURE CEO, Daren Hogge.

On Sunday, guests arrived at Nassau where they had the entire day to discover the island on their own. They visited the Atlantis waterpark and shopped for souvenirs at the stylish boutiques. The peaceful, serene waters provided the perfect backdrop for snorkeling the coral reefs. At the end of the day, guests were treated to a formal Bahamian dinner.

On Monday, the ship arrived at Half Moon Cay. Guests enjoyed lounging on the white sand beach and swimming in the beautiful, blue water. Others chose to saddle up for horseback riding in the water and on land. And, they all enjoyed fellowship, their highlight of the trip.

On Tuesday, guests enjoyed fun leisure activities at Grand Turk. They relaxed on the beach and snorkeled the beautiful water. The more adventurous chose to zip-line while others shopped for local wares.

Wednesday was spent onboard and there were plenty of activities to enjoy — massages, gambling, onboard shopping, yoga, friendly basketball competitions and their favorite, Karaoke! Apparently, we have some really good vocals among our PURE IBOs!  Guests also attended a business meeting that morning where they received valuable training from members of the Leadership Advisory Council.

As cruise attendees disembarked in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday, they returned to their homes motivated to take on the rest of the year with enthusiasm.

Get ready to experience paradise and live the PURE lifestyle on the 2019 PURE Destinations Eastern Caribbean Cruise setting sail on February 10. We can’t wait to see you on board!

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PURE Destinations: The Bahamas – know before you go

We’re counting down the days until the 2018 Bahamas Caribbean Cruise sails away on August 11. We want to make sure everyone who has qualified for this adventure is prepared.

Boasting balmy breezes and jumping to a bouncy calypso beat, Nassau promises sizzling fun in the sun. Half Moon Cay is Carnival’s private island and is an idyllic, sun-drenched hideaway where you can play in the turquoise water and enjoy the white sand beaches. Grand Turk is the jewel of Turks & Caicos where you can enjoy a scenic oasis and historic charm.

A peek at the itinerary:

Saturday, August 11:

  • Morning – Travel to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to embark on the ship (Friday evening travel may be necessary for those coming from the West Coast)
  • Afternoon – Set sail
  • Evening – Welcome Reception

Sunday, August 12:

  • Arrive at Nassau, The Bahamas

Monday, August 13:

  • Arrive at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

Tuesday, August 14:

  • Arrive at Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos

Wednesday, August 15:

  • Enjoy a fun day at sea beginning with a morning business meeting

Thursday, August 16:

  • Morning – Disembark in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Afternoon – Travel home

As you pack for this cruise, take the following tips into consideration.

  • Please install the Carnival HUB app — a must-have for iPhone and Android devices — prior to arriving at the cruise terminal. Once you are on board, connect to this app using the ship’s free Wi-Fi. For a $5 one-time fee you can text with other guests on the ship and NOT incur cellular at-sea charges from your carrier. The app also keeps you up-to-date on ship events, lets you view dinner menus and tracks your expenses going to your ship and sail card.
  • Carnival provides beach towels, so save your luggage space.
  • Bring your own tumbler for your favorite beverage or water.
  • Bring spending money for souvenirs at the ports of call.
  • To use debit and credit cards, please call your bank and let them know you will be out of the country.
  • Ironing stations are available on each floor of the ship.
  • Bring and use ear plugs if nighttime noise bothers you.
  • Check with your cellphone provider for plan options while at sea or in any ports.
  • There will be one formal dinner; cocktail dress attire for women and sports coat attire for men. The other dinners will be casual dress.
  • For the first day of the cruise, pack a small carry-on bag with your travel documents, a change of clothes, a bathing suit and/or workout clothes and any medications you may need. This will allow you to enjoy the ship while you await the arrival of your luggage at your stateroom.
  • Want to pamper yourself at the Spa? Make your appointments when you first board the ship; popular treatments and times fill up quickly.

For more information:

Get ready to experience paradise and live the PURE lifestyle on the 2018 PURE Destinations Bahamas Caribbean Cruise. We can’t wait to see you on board!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our wonderful Sales Support Team at 1-866-535-5888.