(13 Reviews)
100% Recommended

Karen Melillo

Somerset, NJ

Beach Vacation and Group Travel Specialist

Have you been searching for someone to help you plan the perfect beach vacation? Then look no further. Beach vacations are a specialty of mine. I have a passion for booking vacations to Mexico and Bermuda. Both offer stunning beaches and gorgeous resorts. Bermuda, in particular, holds a special place in my heart. It was where I spent my honeymoon, as well as my 10th and 20th anniversaries.

In addition to beach vacations, I also specialize in the following areas:

  • Family Vacations,
  • Corporate Travel,
  • Incentive Groups,
  • Romantic Getaways, Including Destination Weddings,
  • And All-Inclusives.

I am also an expert at booking FIT (Free Independent Travel) for my clients who dislike pre-packaged itineraries or who would prefer to explore a destination on their own rather than with a large group. For these clients, I can create an itinerary that has been customized to their particular interests. And while most people seem to think that they only need a travel agent to help them with their international getaways, the truth is I can also create magical domestic getaways for you.

For example, I recently booked four families on an RV caravan that took them through the National Parks. For this itinerary, I reserved their camping sites as well as a few hotel rooms. I also set up all of their excursions and arranged for private guides for their group of 20.

While I have more than 15 years of experience in the travel industry, I always strive to be the best agent possible. To that end, I try to visit approximately four or five different destinations, as well as resorts, per year. First-hand knowledge helps me to match my clients with the right destinations and resorts for their particular traveling style and vacations dreams.

I worked hard to stay on top of what is going on in the travel industry by earning a number of destination certifications and attending conferences and events, including the Nexion Romance seminar and the corporate CoNexion.

Would you like to learn more? Then please contact me, so I can discuss with you the many ways I can make your vacation dreams come true.

My Reviews

12 of 14 people found this review helpful
The Fives Azul
It was very pleasant working with Karen.... all went very smoothly.
By  Kenny G  from  North Brunswick, NJ
Traveled to  Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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13 of 19 people found this review helpful
The long awaited vacation that our family needed!
Karen has planned two incredible vacations for me and my family. The first was a cruise - which was spectacular. The second trip was most recent. She was working with me right down until the day I traveled. Her attention to detail and follow through are exemplary! The resort was beautiful and extremely clean. The staff at Dreams Riviera Maya couldn't do enough for us. Thanks to Karen - we enjoyed our trip and can't wait for the next one!
By  Susan  from  Somerville, MA
Traveled to  Cancun ~ Quintana Roo ~ Mexico
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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10 of 18 people found this review helpful
Most amazing honeymoon ever!!
Karen was so knowledgeable and provided us plenty of information to allow us to choose the best location for our honeymoon. We told her what we were looking for and she emailed us three different options.
By  Casey K.  from  Fort Worth, TX
Traveled to  Grenada ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Best Honeymoon EVER!!
Karen and Shelley MADE THINGS HAPPEN!! They were beyond knowledgeable, available for questions/communication, and were very insightful on planning our honeymoon. They spent so much time and effort dedicated to our trip to ensure we received the best deals, highest quality, and the most fun events! I would highly recommend their services to friends, family, strangers, whoever!! They are a one of a kind team and will make your trip truly a dream come true.
By  Stefani & Nick Villa  from  Bridgewater, NJ
Traveled to  Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Melillo responded:
Thank you! It was a pleasure to work with you and so happy that you had a wonderful trip!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Our TOP 3 favorite adult all -inclusive resorts
She was prompt, thorough, friendly, and really listened to what I was looking for.
By  Patty  from  Hillsborough
Traveled to  Dominican Republic ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Karen Melillo responded:
Thank you for trusting us with making your trip perfect. Look forward to helping you with your next trip.

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Destination Expert:

  • Playa Del Carmen
  • Playa Mujeres
  • Riviera Maya
  • Montego Bay
  • Grenada

Travel Specialist:

  • All Inclusive
  • Meetings & Incentives
  • Family Vacations
  • Destination Weddings
  • Groups

Top Travel Partners:

  • Classic Vacations
  • World of Hyatt
  • Vacation Express
  • AmaWaterways
  • GOGO Vacations

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