Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fiji Islands: 30th Anniversary from Georgia to Taveuni Island Resort & Wadigi Private Island

Thank you so much for arranging an awesome 30th anniversary vacation for us.   We travel frequently but your intimate knowledge an expert recommendations resulted 
in one of our best vacations ever.   Taveuni Island Resort was wonderful.  We felt like we were at a family ranch.   Do and Rick were so welcoming and the staff made our anniversary so special.  Manta rays, hiking to the waterfalls & snorkeling were great along with the food and the accommodations. We would highly recommend this resort.
Then there was Wadigi island. WOW!!!
The place, the food and the surroundings were perfect. Did we mention the staff? Well they cannot be surpassed. They truly made it an experience of a lifetime. 
We felt like we were leaving family and that was just after spending four days there! Thank you so much Melissa for encouraging us to make that choice. It was 
truly magical.  
Again, thank you Melissa for all of our arrangements. You were so easy and wonderful to talk to. You truly understood what we needed and wanted and you delivered!       We hope our paths cross one day!
Joane and Joel 

NOTE:  I'm not sure how I am so blessed with such wonderful clients!   I love anniversaries. It's a joyous celebration of the time couples spend together.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE honeymoons too!  Maybe it's just being in love with love?

Friday, December 5, 2014

10th Anniversary to Fiji, Taveuni Island Resort. Swept away

Bula Melissa!

I hope you're doing well, we are now home and off to get the holidays started!  I can't begin to tell you what an incredible time we had at Taveuni Island Resort.  Amazing place, amazing people, it was truly wonderful and everything I had hoped for.  We relaxed and we did a few activities and our surroundings were breathtaking, the people in Fiji impressed us with their kindness and warmth.  Do & Ric were so gracious and nice as well as their staff.  We truly enjoyed every moment of our stay with them!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

Great Job Melissa!  I hope to meet you in the near future, I know we will be in Maui some time soon!  

Sonia & Ron, California

NOTE:  Sonia & Ron are return clients of McCoy.   Sonia wanted an experience out of the ordinary (as most of the resorts are in Fiji!).  After spending time with her in a 'therapy session' :), and review of a few resorts, Taveuni Island Resort captured their attention.  We got it right!  Vinaka to Do & Rick, pioneers in Fiji, with the first dive resort (and second resort) in the northern islands, way back in the 1960's.  Their story is a fantastic one.  Originally from New Zealand, they live full time on Taveuni and the resort is a family run business.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sid & Mary from Maryland, 3 weeks in Tahiti on the Paul Gauguin Cruise and Pearl Resort Overwater Bungalows Moorea & Bora Bora

IaOrana Melissa,

"To everyone who has seen some of the pictures so far developed either Mary or I say to them "we could not have seen that or done that without Melissa McCoy, our wonderful travel agent."  (and now our friend). Again I say that this trip was a dream come true for us.  We could not have seen, done and accomplished what we did without your excellent assistance and direction, and we thank you."

NOTE:  What a complete joy to assist these first time clients of mine with their 'first' trip of a lifetime!  I recommended the cruise to them based on their desires and knowing that the Paul Gauguin is awesome and makes it so easy to really experience more of Tahiti.  It's a perfect combo with a land vacation.  We should be collaborating soon on their next great bucket adventure :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

First time to Hawaii and smitten! Igor & Inna to Kauai and Big Island

Dear Melissa,

thank you so very much for our wonderful vacation! we loved every minute of it.

the accommodations were great and the tours were just amazing. In particular, the raft ride to Na Pali coast and the hike through rainforest in Kauai. Wish, we had more time -- these islands are so beautiful...

we definitely want to come back and explore more. Maybe, i'll even dare to do a zipline tour :) 

Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you for an unforgettable experience!!!

igor and inna

POST NOTE:  These folks were focused on doing LOTS of activities & hiking.  We collaborated LOTS.  Kauai: Napali Coast raft tour with landing at Nualolo Kai, Big Island: Mauna Kea Summit & Stars, Volcano Twightlight tour

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Honeymoon clients, Fairmont Kealani Maui and Grand Hyatt Kauai (from New York)

Hi Melissa,

We just want to thank you again for all of your arrangements and recommendations! From start to finish we had the honeymoon of our dreams!

J & C Dowdell
New York

(photos @ Mama's Fish House)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Travaasa Hana, Maui, Hawaii vacation. Very happy client, first time to Hawaii. LOVED Sea Ranch Cottages, Travaasa Hana

Hi Melissa,  I’m back in the US sadly; very busy and no longer on Hana time.  In response to your email, the sea ranch cottage  I stayed in was fabulous, and I wish I would have had more time to spend at Travaasa.  I would so do the little coast line flight on “M” airline from Hana airport down to Kahalui airport again, and I would highly recommend that to everyone.  It is good to hear from you, as you have been on my mind. I want to book a Hawaii trip again soon, and I may even do it as soon as Christmas. I am definitely coming again in June of 2015.What a great place! Thank you for everything you did to make our trip special.  I really want to MOVE there!!! (or at least have  second home there several months out of the year)   T. Leinbach  South Carolina

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Honeymooners to depart soon for St. Regis Bora Bora to enjoy pure romance in an overwater bungalow

Thank you, Melissa!  We just received the guide book and the reef guide card - very unexpected and a very sweet surprise.  Your professionalism and attention to detail is unsurpassed.



Note:  What a pleasure to help plan JP's honeymoon to the incredible St. Regis Bora Bora.  The overwater bungalows at this resort are truly spectacular.  We've also reserved a nice evening at Chez Mahana on the main island.   Only 7 tables, it's highly recommended to reserve in advance.  JP has been a joy to work with.  We assisted his brother a few years ago with their honeymoon to St. Regis also.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Very happy return clients from Cousteau Resort Fiji and Vomo Island Resort - Family Vacation

Hi Melissa,

We are back and had a great trip!  Both resorts were lovely and everything went really well.

Thanks for all your help with this trip.  It was really great!

There was only one issue, which is that I didn't realize or forgot that Christy had a different flight back to Nadi and the resort didn't realize it either.  So, she missed her original flight and I had to buy her another ticket as per below.  Does the insurance cover a missed flight as that is how the airline treated it and wouldn't let me use that credit for this flight?   Please let me know if there is anything we can do.  

Here are some pics from both resorts and our excursions! 

K. Steckelberg, California

NOTE: We refunded the client for the cost of the one flight since travel insurance does NOT cover missed flights due to this reason.

This was an extended family of 10 that went to Cousteau Fiji Resort and Vomo Island Resort in August for a fantastic family vacation

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Our first booking for 2016! Honeymoon to Maui, a week at the Travaasa Hana Oceanfront Sea Ranch Cottage with Spa

Thank you so much for the calendar, the macadamia nuts (yum, my favorite) and the card.  I ate the whole box. I was trying to be nice and leave some nuts for John, but I couldn't resist and before I knew it the whole box was gone :)

You are so sweet and thoughtful.  You are my travel agent for life for sure.  I cant wait to go to Hawaii and enjoy the wonderful trip you are planning for us.  I am so happy I found you.  

Again, thank  your for your warmth and kindness. 

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the year and I pray that God blesses your family and your business. 

Lisa and John, Texas

Lovely clients from Maryland as we plan their dream vacation to Tahiti, Bora Bora and the Paul Gauguin Cruise

Thank you again Melissa for all your help, suggestions, and thoughtfulness and your continued help and support with this dream vacation.   Sid & Mary, Marlyland

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wonderful clients from Mississippi loved the Grand Hyatt Kauai AND Kauai on their honeymoon

It's always a great joy when our clients have a wonderful time on their vacation.  David & Kathy have traveled with McCoy Travel before but this time it was their honeymoon to Kauai!  It was a toss up between the St. Regis Princeville and the Grand Hyatt Kauai and it turns out that the Hyatt was perfect for them.   Here is what David texted me the other day.

"We appreciate everything you've done to make our honeymoon a great experience.  We will be taking a trip to Bora Bora for your first anniversary.  I will be in touch.  David & Kathy"

Friday, July 18, 2014

Maui Honeymoon planning off to a great start!

Aloha Melissa,

First, I want to thank you for such a warm, wonderful, personable response.  I really appreciate it.  In the world of cyber businesses and faceless customer service, Its so refreshing to find somebody who cares so much about their work, which clearly comes through from the way you communicate.  

I honestly want to work exclusively with you just based on your e-mail alone.  :)

Lisa and John
Maui Honeymoon

ps....  Looks like they will be spending most of their honeymoon at Travaasa Hana.  They have fallen in love with the Sea Ranch Cottage, oceanfront with spa jacuzzi.  It will be both of their first times to Hawaii.

Email us at  to receive the same warm, wonderful,  personable service.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thank you X 1,000! Very happy first time Hawaii visitors LOVED their vacation, Outrigger Waikiki & Hapuna Prince

Thank you X 1,000!

Hi Melissa, All we can say is WOW! What a perfect, romantic, idyllic, dream-come-true vacation! It seems like everywhere we stayed , everything we did, all of the excursions and everything we ate was something out of a movie. The big idea of doing the busy tourist stuff on Oahu and taking the 7 days to relax on The Big Island was the perfect recipe for us. We loved the pace of the last 7 days. The Top of Mauna Kea and the snorkeling adventure were both experiences we will never forget. Thanks for all you did to make this first adventure go so smoothly.  We loved it all, and we surely will tell everyone we know about your help, The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, and the coconut tart at Pesto's. Mahalo until next time! Bill and Marianne  (California)

Friday, April 4, 2014

St. Regis Princeville Kauai and Hyatt Regency Maui, Happy Honeymoon couple from Canada

Spectacular trip! Thank you Melissa McCoy as you made our dream honeymoon come true. You paid attention to every detail and we appreciate all your effort in making our trip memorable and affordable. We enjoyed Hawaii so much that even though we have promised to visit somewhere new every time we go on a trip we have decided that we will be going back to Hawaii for sure and visit the island of Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island…and have you organize the trip for us. The service was reliable, easy, and stress free. Melissa even greeted us at the Maui Airport and gave us a few recommendations on where to dine. We enjoyed every aspect of this trip as well as the cuisines that were recommended. Thank you so so so much. We know that this has been long overdue…so we are sorry for the delay! We would recommend this travel agency any day as we plan to book with them any time we plan to vacation in the south pacific again. 

Lots of love, 

Aman and Amar.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Honeymoon to Maui, Makena Beach Resort, from Chicago

Melissa,  Thank you so much for the box of macadamia chocolates and the beautiful photo calendars.   We are SO looking forward to our honeymoon in Maui and are thankful that you are helping us plan it!
See you in Maui!!!
Nicole & Dan

September can't get here soon enough, Fairmont Kealani Resort, Maui, Hawaii

We just opened the package you sent us, thank you so much!!  The chocolate covered macadamia nuts are yummy!  And the calendars are just breathtaking!  September can't get here soon enough!!  We are really looking forward to our trip and we are so appreciative of all your help!!  Looking forward to meeting you as well!
Luke and Lea

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dear Melissa, we really appreciated all your special touches......... Royal Lahaina Maui

Dear Melissa,
Tom and I wanted to thank you for a most wonderful visit to Maui. The hotel (and actually everything) was perfect and we had a most wonderful time, thanks to your planning. We loved the lushness of the island and the beaches were so beautiful. We really appreciated all your special touches (thank you so much for the chocolates!) and enjoyed meeting you.
Thank you again, for a most memorable time.
Warmest regards,
Athena and Tom  

Friday, February 21, 2014

Very Happy McCoy Travel client, Andaz Maui (Wailea), loved all the extra touches along the way

Hi Melissa!

I just can't thank you enough for planning such a memorable trip for us. I had dreams about the islands the first night at home! It was all we dreamed of and more- I loved your special attention and greeting us at the airport was really nice!
We definitely will be coming back (Steve wants to go back for his 40th in a couple years) so you'll be hearing from us again for sure in the (sort-of near future) at that time we'd like family/friends to join and we'll be bringing our little man too! 😊
Also, thank you for fixing our flights after we missed it!!! 😁😁

I hope all is well and see you again!
Florida  February 20, 2014

“Gorgeous Hotel, Superior service”

Our travel agent, Melissa McCoy from McCoy Travel suggested the Andaz Maui as a must do to its chic and elegant location in the beautiful area of Wailea and its gorgeous views. We were traveling without our 2 y.o. and we wanted a hotel that was not geared for families and children as some of the neighboring hotels in the area. The reception area is absolutely beautiful with amazing views. The multi-tiered pools, each with infinity edge is really unique. The ground pool is where you'll find Morimoto and Bumbye Beach Bar. Lunch at Morimoto was fantastic and great munchies at Bumbye as well. Although the beach is public it was pretty easy to get loungers and relax. It wasn't crowded at all. Breakfast is Very expensive at Kanaa kitchen so we ate there once and then found a local place (Fred's Mexican cafe, on kihei rd)not all Mexican, actually local hawaiian flare that was excellent at very reasonable cost (we went there almost every day for breakfast) Other great restaurants are Monkeypod kitchen and Sansei Sushi. the rooms are definitely small but very nicely done. I can't say enough about the outstanding service! From the valet, reception, bartenders, servers...there was always someone around to help. Also, Jill, the concierge is very accommodating in setting up tours/excursions that you can bill right to your room - this was very convenient. Special kudos to Kevin in the reception area and Amanda at Bumbye beach bar for going above and beyond, it's people like you that really make times memorable. Thank you McCoy Travel and Andaz Maui! we will definitely be back!

S & L Weiss

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Very happy Grand Wailea clients Family Vacation - Trip Advisor post February 10, 2014

Reviewed February 10, 2014 on Trip Advisor

The Grand Wailea and McCoy Travel made this trip amazing. The resort is simply the finest family resort in Hawaii. We had an amazing stay and the service was impeccable, especially Ritchie, the finest bartender and a very good man at the grotto bar. The resort was immaculate and it has near every amenity imaginable.
Melissa McCoy at McCoy travel set up the entire trip and we could not have been more pleased. We would highly recommend both the resort and the travel agent. It was a huge help to have numerous details resolved before we even arrived. Melissa was awesome regarding our wishes for the trip. She took the time to find out what we were into and who would be the best operator to book with, she had it all set up, correctly!

Simpson Family