Au Sentier de l’Érable, Sainte-Julienne, Quebec, Canada

Au Sentier de l’Érable is a sugar shack and reception room in Sainte-Julienne, Quebec (35-40 minutes from Montreal); established since 1953; originally under the name of Bernard Duquette Sugar Shack (its founder-owner). After several years she was sold to a member of the family and the tradition continued without stopping. You can enjoy a good home-made meal with friends or family and also spend a pleasant day with different outdoor activities that the place offers. You will find trails for a nice walk and there is also a tractor from 1954 that can take you for a visit on the site. There are games and a mini farm for children. There is a great dance floor and traditional music. There is a shop with the sale of various maple products.


The sugar season for 2018 is from March 3rd to April 28th.

You need a reservation for the groups.

If you want to have a guided tour of the sugar bush on weekdays with a group, it is possible to do it between 11:00 and 16:00. Do not forget to make your reservation in advance.

The reception hall can be rented all year long with a minimum of 60 people and a maximum of 300.

There is also the possibility of organizing a wedding or reception outside, at the location of your choice.

Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe, Cancun, Mexico

Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe is a resort of 311 luxury rooms and 33 villas. The site is not very big like other complexes and that’s exactly what makes it charming. There are 4 restaurants, a wellness center, spa, two swimming-pools and a beautiful view of the sea and the beach which is very beautiful. They have an all inclusive package with unlimited meals and drinks, room service available 24 /24 hours, a mini bar in the room, snacks and drinks for children, wi-fi throughout the site and several activities for the whole family. The rooms are quite spacious and the villas have a private pool. There is entertainment in the evening in the restaurants but in general the site is quiet enough and not noisy to relax on vacation.


If you wish, there is a service to buy tours in the area, available on site even as the possibility of renting a car.

If you want to dance, there is no disco in the hotel but you can walk for ten minutes and you will find some.

There is a little seashell on entering the sea so plan for water shoes.

Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

Cayo Santa Maria is a small island of just sixteen kilometres long and at most two kilometers wide, located in Buena Vista Bay, North of the great island of Cuba, in the archipelago Jardines del Rey”(gardens of the King). This archipelago has been declared biosphere reservation by UNESCO. Cayo Santa Maria island is connected to the island of Cuba by a dam of forty-eight kilometres. This important project (of the firm Campaña de las villas) was initiated in 1989 to end 10 years later. The beaches and the hotels are all located on the north coast of the island. The south being composed of mangroves. The first hotel opened on the island was the Sol Cayo Santa Maria in 2001.


The place is known for having the best temperature of Cuba. It is important to note that the sea in Cayo Santa Maria is often rough with high waves. It is not uncommon to see a red flag on the beach. If you are looking for a calm sea, it would be wiser to opt for Cayo Ensenachos (nearby island of Cayo Santa María) or Cayo Guillermo. The two beaches at Cayo Ensenachos (Playa Megano and Playa Ensenachos) are among the most beautiful of all Cuba!

Despite this development, Cayo Santa Maria is a charming small island, quiet and very safe. In a short time, Cayo Santa Maria became the second tourist pole of Cuba after Varadero.