By Hillary Latos & Jennifer Pelaez
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort situated across from one of Aruba’s most beautiful and top rated beaches, Eagle Beach, is a perfect destination for a romantic and relaxing holiday. This family-owned, Dutch Colonial-style hotel prides itself on its friendly staff, attention to detail, and warm hospitable ambiance .Laze under the waterfall at the fresh water pool or sunbathe on the pristine white sands and calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. For those looking to explore, take a short drive to downtown Oranjestad or a visit to the neighboring Palm Beach area, offering various dining opportunities, shops and casinos.
Grand Cayman Beach Suites
Rebuilt and upgraded in 2004, Grand Cayman Beach Suites epitomizes the luxurious small boutique property experience and is perfectly set on the famed Seven Mile Beach on the beautiful and exclusive Cayman Islands. All 53 luxury suites tastefully decorated in a tropical style showcase private balconies with awe-inspiring Caribbean Sea views. Grand Cayman Beach Suites boast the island’s largest Red Sail Sports branch, along with a fitness club, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, and European spa. Its numerous amenities and services ensure a first class stay with a plethora of activities to partake in, perfect for families or couples seeking a memorable beach vacation.
Barbados Beach Club
Escape to Barbados Beach Club, an all-inclusive waterfront resort nestled on the beach a short distance from Maxwell Beach, Dover Beach, and St. Lawrence Bay on the South Coast of Barbados, for a stress-free and tranquil time away from home. The most difficult decision will be planning out your day from the full list of activities including tennis, mini-golf, water sports, and nightly musical entertainment offered on-site. Also within walking distance of the island’s most popular bars, restaurants and nightlife for those looking for a change of scenery. A perfect and affordable option for a wedding, honeymoon, or family vacation, the professional and friendly staff will be sure to tend to all your needs.
Occidental Grand Xcaret
Adjacent to the spectacular eco-archeological Xcaret Park situated in the Riviera Maya, the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Xcaret appeals to adventurers and those travelers seeking a fun filled getaway. A beautiful ocean setting with a rain forest backdrop, this resort suits families with kids, couples and singles alike, offering tours and activities for all preferences like the Unlimited Xcaret Experience or Explorer for A Day program. For those seeking a relaxing retreat Occidental Grand Xcaret also provides a more luxurious experience within its exclusive Royal Club, featuring VIP access to upgraded lounges and other amenities.
Natural beauty and pristine heavenly waters set the stage for Caneel Bay, a breathtaking destination on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This Caribbean hideaway, only accessible by boat or ferry is set on a 170-acre peninsula amid the luscious Virgin Islands National Park and seven magnificent beaches.
Discovered by Laurance Rockefeller, Caneel Bay was built into a destination that blends harmoniously with its natural environment. His vision is honored by celebrating nature and appreciating the beautiful ambiance that was created. Hike through the meandering trails or swim with sea turtles and spotted eagle rays, among many of the activities available to take in your surroundings and enjoy the timeless tranquility.
Grace Bay Club
A haven for luxury travelers seeking an immaculate beach resort, Grace Bay Club, offers all-suite accommodations along with the largest beach front access in all of Turks and Caicos. Divided into three separate sections, guests can select which option they prefer; the adults-only Hotel area with private restaurant, bar, and swimming pool, family-friendly Villas, or the uber-luxe Estate, with a complete set of exclusive amenities.
To celebrate the resort’s milestone 20th anniversary this year, ‘The Ultimate 20th Anniversary Package’ highlights the very best Grace Bay Club has to offer tailored for the ultimate jetsetter. Starting at $100,000 for up to six guests in The Villas’ Grace Bay Penthouse, for 3-nights experience private jet access, helicopter tours of the islands, private boat excursions with a sunset island party and 20-course tasting dinner with the local Junkanoo band performance, unlimited Anani Spa treatments, and a private chef at your disposal.