Tempting All-Inclusive Retreats
After a day at the beach, return to these swanky digs
By Elizabeth Armstrong
Wake up to stunning ocean vistas at the aptly named Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort and Spa on Mexico's Pacific shores. Expansive windows line the Xhale Club one-bedroom suite, which has a separate living area, a furnished balcony and clean, contemporary lines. Perks at the adults-only property include 24-hour room service and wait service at the pool and beach.
At Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica, the Preferred Club Master Suite melds beautifully into the tropical Pacific coast setting of Guanacaste province. Glass walls open to sea breezes, a hot tub awaits on the terrace and 1,055 square feet give you plenty of space to unwind. A huge, lagoon-style pool meanders through this resort, and the staff organizes beach parties and cooking classes.
Overwater bungalows are the crown jewels of accommodations at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort, a couples-only getaway in Montego Bay, Jamaica. They're located off the property's private island (a water taxi ferries occupants between their rooms and the main resort). Each is equipped with a furnished deck that has an outdoor soaking tub and hammock; glass panels installed in the floor reveal the Caribbean's sea life.
Opening in April, Sandos Palm Bay Playacar in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, wins kudos for its Oceanfront Family Master Suites, the resort's largest quarters for grownups and kids vacationing together. A king-size bed, a bunk bed for three, a bathroom with two showers and two 50-inch televisions accommodate up to five folks.
Pampering awaits on the upper level of your Rooftop Terrace Suite at Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort and Spa, in Punta Cana at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. In this private space, you can soak under the stars in a whirlpool tub for two, stretch out on a lounger or sip locally produced rum while gazing at the blue ocean.
Among the more than two dozen room categories at Beaches Turks and Caicos is this stunner, the two-bedroom Luxury Butler Villa Suite in the Caribbean Village enclave. They're near the surf and outfitted with a four-poster mahogany bed in one bedroom and double beds in the other; a kitchenette has a microwave and refrigerator. Your personal butler can help you unpack your suitcases, serve you lunch on the beach or bring you drinks as you sit by the pool.
The information in this story was accurate at the time it was published in Winter 2019. Please visit Vacations To Go or call (800) 998-6925 for current rates and details.