For Hand, the Caribbean can be a relaxing getaway — but it can also be so much more. Clients increasingly want to go off the beaten path and shake up their day-to-day routines; she can supplement your beach stay with adventure excursions (diving, sailing, trekking between mountain waterfalls) or activities in the local community, like a market tour culminating in fresh juice from local fruits. With more than 20 years in the travel-planning business, she has vetted all of the best properties and restaurants, and as a former scuba diver, she makes it a point to inspect the boats and meet the instructors she uses for snorkeling charters. While she’s got a lot of love for mainstay destinations like Jamaica and the Bahamas, Hand can also help you explore lesser-traveled corners, responding to increasing interest and expanded resort options in smaller islands like Dominica, Grenada, and Guadeloupe.
"Margie is exceptional at what she does. Having worked with other travel agents in the past, I can tell you that she takes customer service to a completely different level. She is prompt and thorough in her responses, and she wants your trip to be everything you want it to be and more. She answers all questions, no matter how many, in a thoughtful manner and has never made me feel like a nuisance. I have referred numerous friends and family to Margie and all of them have been extremely pleased. She is currently planning a 52-person trip to the Dominican Republic for me and is doing a wonderful job! I plan to use Margie for all of my future travel needs. " - Tory Greig