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Who We Are

Welcome and thanks for visiting our page. We are Ingrid & Ricardo Newbold, the founders of Funntripps Vacation Club, which was founded in February 2016.

Funntripps Vacation Club (Funntripps) was organized by those of the Christian faith, has strong Christian elements in the operation and simply follows in the words of Jesus Christ. An innovative vacation club/travel resource site for couples and families, it is focused on our “Caribbean Playgrounds” presently situated in Freeport, Bahamas.

The “Funntripps Way” takes a community building and guest-first approach to annual family vacations.

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.

Funntripps Vacation Club (Funntripps / FVC) will emerge as a trusted name in the Christian Hospitality Industry, featuring year-round accommodations for its private membership.

Funntripps exists to serve God by providing facilities and guest services that exceed expectations; where our guests can restore, renew, and reconnect with God. 

Our goal is to “Serve our Guests with Love” in the spirit of Galatians 5:13.

Where We Are

Grand Bahama is the northernmost of the islands of The Bahamas, and the closest major island to the United States, lying 90 kilometres (56 mi) off the state of Florida. Grand Bahama Island is a beautiful, and convenient, vacation destination, and home to some of the friendliest people on Earth.

Absolutely there’s something for everyone on Grand Bahama Island. Boasting one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, three national parks and crisp blue water, Grand Bahama has it all.

What We Can Do For You

We help families to eliminate annual recurring vacation expenses.

Our playgrounds are located on an island with access to numerous powdery, white sandy beaches. Many are quiet, uncrowded beaches, which helps to provide the proper spiritual climate for ministry.

Our ministry is to promote an atmosphere of personal attention and Christian love and to serve Christian leadership in any way we can, so that young and old may mature in Christ.

Perhaps you’re the proud parents of  toddlers, young kids or teenagers. Undoubtedly, you know that family time and vacation time are valuable. We understand and we appreciate the struggles of traveling with baby gear.  Accordingly, we’ve furnished our playgrounds with all of the essentials and we’re committed to helping you make the most of your stay.

It’s all about Living the Maximized Life.

Our secret mission is to introduce 1,000 families to a system that automates their annual vacations in the Caribbean so that they can live the maximized life thus impact the world!

It’s no secret that we value long-term relationships with our guests.

As such, we’ve put together a remarkably low-priced and value-packed Club Membership for those of you who choose to take this important step in your vacation journeys.  However, it’s currently a time sensitive and limited opportunity for only 1,000 families to experience Lifestyle Vacations on Autopilot, Save Money and Live Funner!

This site also hosts our vacation rentals blog. As a result, we write on trends in the vacation industry, all things Grand Bahama, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean region. On occasion, we write about stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories.

We typically post once per week. To make sure you don’t miss our newest posts, you can subscribe below.

If you are new to our website, you might want to start with a few fun posts. Here are some popular selections:.

Read Some of our fun posts

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Top 10 Benefits of Family Vacations

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Talking Like A True Bahamian

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I'm Going Back to the Islands

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Grand Bahama Beaches

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7 Seeds for Success

delicious recipes

Bahamian Bites: Conch Salad

My Quick Story

I’ve been a real estate investor, entrepreneur, hotelier, former banker and ship’s agent. Actually, I have been in the customer service business all of my career. One of my favorite sayings is “whatever you tolerate, you can’t change!”

My Bestseller Story

I started as a warehouse helper and later began my banking career while attending college. After achieving some level of success, I later worked at a leading shipping agency for a total of two years before taking the reins as an auditor for a gaming company (casino). I’ve spent nine years working directly in the hospitality industry performing as a night auditor, duty manager and my last post as the night manager for a leading Caribbean Resort chain.

I also started my own rental company, grocery store, and deli.  I was also a  successful real estate investor from 1998 until early 2005. However, I really missed the world of multi-family real estate investing, negotiations, fixer uppers and apartments. Since that time, I have run my own company, The McNew Group from the sidelines.

However, I’ve recently decided to re-enter the ring on a full-time basis in addition to blogging my passion.  I have plans to start a membership group, which will serve Funntripps exclusively.

I have been married to my wife, Ingrid (she’s a darling) for twenty years. We have too many nieces and nephews in addition to several adopted sons and daughters. We live in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, music, and of course computers. But I’ve always wanted to become a professionally basketball player. Ah well. 

Our purpose by design is to deliver a total holiday experience for those who visit our lovely shores.

There’s a special excitement in the Bahama Islands and our mission is to provide you with a first-class stay at a truly reasonable rate. Experience the BEST and LIVE THE MAXIMIZED LIFE: that is the Funntripps Way!

I'm a Social Guy

Family Vacations

Ricardo Newbold

"Our objective is to ensure our guests create memories with friends and family that last a lifetime."

Family Vacations

Ingrid Newbold

"Our playgrounds feature top-notch finishes & furnishings, comfortable mattresses, and the finest linens and towels."

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