Purpose by Design

Welcome to Funntripps!

Undoubtedly, families plan their annual getaways, vacation or pleasure trips in the expectation of deriving certain benefits from their experience. This website/blog was created to provide families with the tools, information, products and services needed to enhance their annual family vacations. In essence, we're launching a revolution to encourage travelers to take that much-needed family vacation.

We Are Enlightened Entrepreneurs

We help people connect with God and each other in order to be transformed into the image of Christ, through His Word, His Creation and community. We are dedicated to the purposes and enjoyment of the Body of Christ, committed to making a daily difference while continually getting better to keep us the best. To accomplish our mission, we are focused on introducing 10,000 families to a system that automates their annual family vacations!

We would like to be your FunBuddies, helping you to "Live the Maximized Life" as you navigate the challenges of work and life, focused intently on succeeding at both.

Start by making time for what matters most. You can start by subscribing to our email newsletter. When you do, we will email you a free copy of our newest eBook, Funntripps: Family Vacation Guide For Awesome Fun, Island Living And Lifetime Memories.

Your Family Deserves More!  Inside Our Vacation Guide, We Share How To:

Create More Margin For Your Family 

Earn a Week-long Family Vacation Annually.

Shave $1,000's Off  Your Family Travel Budget.

Escape the Stress and Anxiety of Living in a Noisy and Busy World.

Boost Your Relationships with a Quick Tropical Island Getaway.

Have Fun. Live the Maximized Life. Make a Difference.

Enjoy Anytime Snacks and Complimentary SUVs.

We hope you enjoy what Funntripps has to offer. We are so excited to help guide families on this amazing journey to improve their relationships and family bonds. Funntripps will always be here to answer questions and address family vacation concerns because, let’s face it, there's happiness, joy and gladness in spending quality time with those we love!


Family Vacation Guide eBook


In this guide, you'll find all of the strategies and tactics for "Family Fun, Island Living and Lifetime Memories" during your annual family vacations on tropical islands in the Caribbean. In an ideal world, family vacations would be a time to relax and unwind - to recharge our batteries and enjoy time with our families.

Too often, vacation planning can become stressful and time consuming.  So, if you're still in the planning phases of your next family vacation, you'll want to grab our vacation guide to learn how to save money, how to choose an exotic destination, best time of the year for family travel, and what to pack. It's our proven system, and  we show you all that's needed, distilled into an easy to follow guide.

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Our Journey

The Pursuit of  A Balanced Lifestyle

Funntripps founders Ingrid & Ricardo Newbold experienced the hardships, struggles and sacrifices associated with being wage slaves for most of their careers but continuously displayed a tenacious spirit in their pursuit of “next.”  Their search had always been to find a better way to make a living and in such a way that allowed a greater satisfaction and full concentration about the facets of life that they deemed more important: their passions, charity, purpose, adventure and fun. Thus, the Funntripps lifestyle was born.

The Newbolds are a strong Christian family devoted to serving the Lord and others. We have strong family values and have always cherished our family and friends. We love to travel, play and work together. Today, this dynamic duo remains focused on a very simple business philosophy: Changing Lives by Making a Difference.

Funntripps was born on February 25, 2016 out of passion: a passion for giving, our island, well-being and Bahamian hospitality. That is also when we realized the Lord was calling on us to share our wonderful blessings with others. Accordingly, we fully expect that our vacation homes will blossom year after year. As such, in terms of creating a brand, the Founders envisioned that their vacation rental accommodations would provide luxury, family fun, and create lasting memories for you and your families.

Our mission is to help 10,000 families
live the maximized life so they can impact the world.

A Caribbean Family-Owned Company

We are fully licensed, insured and bonded, and all reservation payments are deposited into an audited account. We have positioned ourselves to personally manage the rental process and maintenance of what we anticipate to evolve into a healthy portfolio of vacation rental properties, which would allow us to pretty much provide something for everyone.  We have committed to provide our guests with excellent service and value by offering a wide selection of quality properties that are clean and well maintained.

 Our Mission Statement

Our 'Whatever It Takes' Attitude 'And Then Some.'

At Funntripps Vacation Club, "We are committed to operating a vacation rental business that is driven to become a luxurious, world-class, non-smoking, non-alcoholic,  environmentally-sustainable, Christian Private Residence Club by exceeding industry standards through innovation, technology, team member excellence and via ensuring the delightful satisfaction of our guests by the merging of great life experiences, personal development, contribution and the provision of the finest accommodations in the Caribbean, while at the same time providing an empowered work environment for our employees."

The foundation of our business is people. Our guests, our families and our staff.  Honest care and concern for each other will dictate our work. We recognize that effective teamwork is the only way to assure success. We will value our team members, and we will treat each other with honor and respect. We are proud to present a strong image as an involved and successful member of our local community. Hospitality is our product and courteous service is our focus. We will deliver on the commitments that we make.

From the start, the company was built on three pillars:-

Build the Caribbean’s Best Vacation and Lifestyle Club

Enriching lives via extraordinary and affordable vacation experiences.

Build a Community of Loyal and Engaged Members

To add value to our members lives in a way that would encourage them to market our great product personally and to use our product and services with pride thus further developing our brand and community.

Make a Difference

Impacting Our Community. Creating Educational Opportunities. Preserving Our Environment

At Funntripps, we‘re intentional about living our mission daily,  by providing opportunities to combine work and play in a whole new way.  We are supporters of the concept of  VolunTourism (pioneered by WorldVentures: vacations with a social purpose) and expect to fund philanthropic efforts once our Funntripps Foundation has been launched.

The Co-Founders are also the Principals of The McNew Group, an aggressive and forward-moving boutique real estate investing firm established since 1998.

Our Secret Mission at Funntripps Vacation Club

Introduce 10,000 families to a system that automates their annual vacation!

We love The Bahamas, particularly Grand Bahama and the many treasures it serves up daily.  We are “Go-Givers” and want to share our Paradise with our friends and family. We had always dreamed of owning our own vacation rental property, so when the opportunity to launch our own brand came about, we jumped right in feet first! That is also the moment we decided to use our properties to make a difference in the lives of as many families as we possibly could. For us, it’s our “Purpose by Design” so others could enjoy it also.

Funntripps is expected to fast become a premier vacation rental company located in paradise – Freeport, Grand Bahama.  We offer Caribbean Playgrounds: well-appointed and meticulously maintained, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom town-homes, apartments and villas at family affordable rates. We like to think that we are the experts in providing lifetime vacations on autopilot.

My husband and I have been married for 18 years.  Our past experiences in the Banking, Gaming, Hospitality, Retail and Shipping industries continue to serve us well as we personally work together in running our rental property business, currently operating from Freeport, Grand Bahama.

I love creating a tropical and “down home” experience for our guests. I am always on the lookout for new treasure and the latest trends. As such, I think all my “finds” make our properties a little more interesting and “homey”.

Ricardo is very talented, naturally innovative and his heart is truly in giving.  He’s responsible for the design of our website.  He loves to read, computers and is a real estate junkie. Combine our Caribbean Playgrounds in Grand Bahama with that and he is in paradise!

All of our Caribbean Playgrounds come equipped with:



  • Complimentary SUVs
  • Dedicated Fishing Yachts
  • A private pool and furnished pool deck
  • A fully equipped kitchen
  • A formal dining area
  • Full size washer and dryer for your laundry convenience
  • Garage or assigned parking space
  • Cable television
  • Internet and WiFi
  • Towels, linens, bedding, dishes, glassware, and cookware
  • So much more...because you deserve it.

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About Our Properties

The beauty of staying in a vacation rental versus a hotel or resort is that you have many of the same amenities available to you that you have in your own home.  All of our properties are fully furnished so that you can enjoy that at-home feeling while you are visiting our beautiful tropical islands.  Our focus is on the "details" so that your vacation rental experience will be positive, relaxing and enjoyable.

Currently, our playgrounds are either beachfront or canal-front and are situated near popular family-oriented attractions. Shopping, restaurants, golf, and grocery stores are also conveniently located nearby. By 2018, we anticipate growth to 7  playgrounds.  We hope you’ll love these awesome Caribbean Playgrounds as much as we do!

We invite you to explore the Islands of The Bahamas – click here and inquire about your favorite island today!  Browse our vacation deals, family-friendly amenities, and more.  We have a large selection of playgrounds about to come on stream, so you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for. Remember vacation home specials and availability are updated regularly – so please bookmark us and make FunnTripps your Caribbean dream vacation-home provider.

Our Promise

With game-changing innovation, unmatched dedication, business and educational tools and passionate advocacy, we help our members to prosper and to create memories which will last a lifetime, thus building a global reputation as the preferred vacation stay option.

We understand the unique needs and challenges of our members, and build productive, long-lasting relationships with them, based on mutual respect.

Our Office Hours

We are here to serve you 7 days a week.  Our day starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 11:00 PM, however Sunday hours may vary during the off season.  Our phone lines are also open from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM we turn them over to voice mail at 11:00 PM.  Our office is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days and other local Bahamian holidays. For some holidays we will close early the day before.  We also close early some days to participate in community events such as Junkanoo, Labour Day Parade, etc.  Yeah ..... we like to get involved here at Funntripps!

But don't worry, we respond quickly to inquiries, and use Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ daily to arm you with lots of travel tips and local goodies to help you make the most of your Bahamian holiday. We would be delighted to have you as our guests!

Our aspiration is to share with you the passion and emotions that continually inspire us.  So, hit your pause button, take a break and enjoy our paradise.

You can contact us via e-mail or follow us on Twitter  Facebook  or  Google+ 

Why Funntripps Is Loved By So Many

Vacation Rentals


We own vacation rentals.
We manage vacation rentals.
We understand the industry.
We live in the Caribbean.


Cool Factor

cool factor

Access to many tropical islands.
Exhaustive feature list.
We're a private community.
Complimentary SUVs. That’s cool


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We deliver what we promise.
Our pricing is fair.
There are no hidden charges.
Our club is Christian-based. 



Independent  Developer.
No hassles. One-year guarantee.
Worry-free. We make it happen.
Many membership options.