In 2021, travelers are looking for new beginnings and with these new destination resorts that goal is attainable.
Club Med pioneered the all-inclusive concept and they continue to perfect it. Now there’s a new Club Med for families to play at in the Dominican Republic, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda. Set on an unspoiled stretch of beach, the 93-acre resort is divided into four villages. Explorer Cove and Caribbean Paradise are the family friendly villages, offering a variety of room configurations. If you’re looking for a sun drenched luxury family vacation, welcome to paradise. Here’s why your family will fall in love with Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda. Children’s clubs are customizable, so kids may visit for as long or as short a time as suits your family. The resort has four restaurants including family favorite Cacao & Co, where the colorful décor is full of whimsy. Willy Wonka himself would be impressed by the resort’s Chocolate Room, a candy coated speakeasy that should wow even jaded teens. The natural Zen pool is for adults only so have a dip while the kids are busy at the children’s club. Club Med Michès is part of the brand’s Exclusive Collection, the first to open in the Americas. This is first major resort to open in this undeveloped section of the country, bringing much needed jobs to locals while striving to maintain the delicate balance of the natural world. The resort’s Little Gardeners’ House teaches kids about gardening, recycling and caring for the planet through hands on activities. Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is the first resort of its kind in the Dominican Republic. The eco-chic and environmentally friendly all-inclusive resort is designed with four distinct boutique villages. Enjoy the exhilarating activities on offer in this pristine natural setting, where long immaculate beaches are dotted with luxurious palm groves. Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda holds its soon to be popular sunset rituals. At Club Med, the kind of escape it provides pays you back tenfold.
Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Quirky and colorful kid centric resort focused on family friendly fun and visits from Nickelodeon characters. The resort’s not so subtle Nickelodeon messaging: animated character silhouettes painted on buildings, bold pathway signage, and an orange blimp footstool on every balcony/terrace reminds guests that they’re fully immersed in Nick’s world. Also note that the resort shares some of its features with the neighboring Sensatori Resort Punta Cana, an adult-only hotel. Nickelodeon Hotels is situated in Punta Cana’s slowly developing Uvero Alto, a mostly quiet and safe area with resorts and beaches. Spacious and boldly decorated rooms come with flat-screen TVs, thoughtful kid friendly amenities, and optional swim-up pools. Quirky accents bright orange blimp sculptures, Sponge Bob printed window shades, and stuffed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys are all fun reminders that this is a Nickelodeon hotel. SpongeBob fans will recognize the Bikini-Bottom inspired decor, done with a luxurious twist that includes two bedrooms, three baths, a private pool, and butler service. A lively Nickelodeon themed water park, kids’ club with supervised activities, and two gorgeous pools. The resort’s centerpiece is the large Aqua Nick water park which includes waterslides, fun water features, interconnected pools, and the Aqua Bite snack shack to ensure families can spend the whole day playing. The fitness center, tennis courts, spa, and salon at the neighboring resort, Sensatori Resort, are available for Nickelodeon adult guests to use, as well.
A tranquil getaway within an exclusive gated community along the famed Riviera Nayarit. The resort features a traditional sweat lodge on-site, where a local shaman guides you through ancient therapies and sacred healing practices blended with modern techniques. The Hilton owned 324-key property sits nestled in a picturesque oceanfront inlet radiating with the soothing soundtrack of the Pacific’s rolling waves. Conrad Punta de Mita is located in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The resort is one of the most luxurious in the area. Guests can enjoy ocean to table dinner and live music at the beachfront restaurant Mezquite. The hotel also has a gym to burn off the indulgences of the previous day, because there were many to be had at the resort. The spa offers a 60-minute massage. The Agave Experience offers a taste tour of regional tequilas. For those wanting to immerse in local culture, the charming, colorful town of Sayulita is a mere 20-minute drive away. The resort is located on the island of Punta de Mita in the Yucatán Peninsula, south of the capital city of San Jose. The hotel offers a variety of dining options.
Just a ten minute drive from Sangster International Airport, the resort features 57 new accommodations, a stunning infinity edge pool, natural swimming cove, seven bars and restaurants, and an introductory opening offer to celebrate its launch. Guests can also enjoy two additional distinct resort choices – Founders Cove at Half Moon and Rose Hall Villas at Half Moon, which are located at opposite ends of the 400-acre property. The lobby is set on a gentle rise of 17 feet above high tide to offer unobstructed views of the sea from the moment guests arrive, while the Anglo-Caribbean aesthetic was inspired by Jamaican culture and accented with elegant shutters, vibrant colors and vintage family photographs from the owners’ archives. In the Great House, each second-floor room features large balconies and stunning views, while the resort’s signature Great House Ocean Suite offers an open plan design with up to two bedrooms, a classically appointed living area, elegant dining area, and a sweeping balcony overlooking the Great Lawn and the Caribbean Sea. The area also features multiple dining options, including the renowned Cedar Bar. Rose Hall Villas offers 27 villas, available as 5, 6 and 7 bedroom accommodations, and are perfect for families, groups and golfers, with each featuring a spacious living and dining room, outdoor living space and private pool. Guests of the three resorts can enjoy access to all of Half Moon’s amenities and experiences, including a classic Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed golf course, and the Sugar Mill restaurant consistently rated as Jamaica’s best.
Rosewood Little Dix Bay is on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. The property was part of Rockefeller’s environmentally focused hotel chain, Rockresorts. In 2016 the property closed for a refresh, a sprucing up,. Three months shy of its reopening, Hurricane Irma thrashed the Caribbean. The eye of the storm with nearly 200 mph winds hovered over Virgin Gorda and pounded the hotel. It’s where Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip went to kick back. The rooms here are like a “dream beach house come to life”. The butlers are more than happy to help with anything. The midcentury modern meets the ocean vibe means lots of sleek lines, an earthy color palette, and exposed stone walls with plenty of driftwood, coral, and woven baskets on the shelves. The Pavilion restaurant, which somehow survived Irma’s wrath, is located on the second floor of the hotel. Rosewood Little Dix Bay has an on-site sustainable farm. The fitness center is open 24 hours, there’s a Sun Bum sunscreen dispenser poolside, and there are no room keys or pesky codes to remember to get into your room. The resort is located on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Mujeres Mexico
Planet Hollywood Beach Resort, All Suites, Cancun is an all-inclusive beachfront resort sitting on a stretch of white sand beaches. Each room features 24-hour room service and a private balcony overlooking the stunning scenery around the resort. Soak in the ocean or opt for one of the four pools or lazy river. STAR Class™ members can enjoy the full celebrity experience in the Producer’s Suite- the biggest and baddest hotel room available in two- three and four bedroom arrangements including private terrace or balcony. The new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun boasts four pools, PUMPED Fitness Center, PH Spa and the Stars Kids Club. Guests can bring home a piece of fame from the PH Shop™ and enjoy poolside cabana rentals to fully get the star treatment. Eat at one of 12 restaurants including 10 à la carte restaurants and an international buffet. From specialty coffees to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free choices, and celebrity Chef Guy Fieri’s, there’s something for everyone at the PH Store. Planet Hollywood Cancun offers plenty of recreational activities including mini golf, tennis courts and a fitness center that includes professional instructors and daily classes. Jump Up Indoor Trampoline Park is the first of its kind at Planet Hollywood. The PH Spa is a tranquil haven inspired by a blend of the natural elements of Cancun and Hollywood’s Golden Age. The beauty bar is for guests who want to feel a little fancy for when they walk the red carpet or learn about products for healthy skin.