Whether you are planning a Destination Wedding, Honeymoon, or family vacation, be sure to check out the new Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015. How about an All-Inclusive on St. Martin, St. Thomas, or the Bahamas? Do any of these intrigue you? If you love Jamaica and Cancun, there are two new brand choices for you there, too!
Dreams Sugar Bay St. Thomas
Brand new to the Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort market on St. Thomas, is a brand with which many travelers are already familiar. Dreams Sugar Bay St. Thomas is just opening this month, November 2014. Dreams, if you aren’t familiar, is an Unlimited-Luxury Inclusive for couples and families. This resort offers 294, luxuriously appointed rooms and suites that offer waterfront views of the bay or ocean and authentic island decor. St. Thomas’s beauty can’t be missed on the secluded beach, or in any of it’s three interconnecting pools with caves and waterfalls. Savor the island flavors at any of Dream’s seven gourmet specialty restaurants, bars, and grill/snack areas.
Beach walking/running, mini-golf, tennis, snorkeling, kayaking, volleyball, and so much more is always pulling at guests to keep them busy. To ensure your vacation is full of fun, games, and laughter both day and night, the Entertainment Team is on the job…and they are relentless! Entertainment doesn’t stop with the “older” kids, either, the supervised Explorer’s Club keeps younger explorers busy. Following your Dreams is easy on St. Thomas…Dreams Sugar Bay, St. Thomas, is located convenient to dining, nightlife, and shopping in Charlotte Amalie, I’ve only heard, is of the best! Be sure to leave enough time to ferry to neighboring islands such as St. John and the British Virgin Islands (passport required). Have you experienced Unlimited Luxury at a Dreams property in another destination?
RIU Palace St. Martin
Guests at the Riu Palace St. Martin, will find that they are enjoying the best accommodations and services that the island has to offer. People find that this resort, like the best of the RIU brand, is known for it’s consistency of service, food, and accommodations. The three restaurants on the property, offer a rich variety of flavors from colorful Caribbean, Asian, and French cuisine’s. Riu Palace St. Martin is the most comprehensive vacation spot on the island, nestled between one of St. Martin’s most beautiful beaches and the National Nature Reserve at Anse Marcel cove. All types of travelers, both the adventurous and relaxed alike, will find that they don’t want to leave this blissful island paradise, during their luxurious stay at Riu Palace St. Martin.
Snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, and kayaking are all very popular in the azul blue waters of St. Martin. For guests looking for more relaxation, an infinity pool and over a mile of pure beach space is available to lounge and splash in and out of the soft waves.
Travelers should not miss out on exploring and all that there is to see and do on the island. Sint Maarten offers 14 world-class Vegas-style casinos. Maho Beach is awesome for watching incoming jets flying in for a landing just a few feet over your head. Orient Beach, on the Riviera of French St. Martin is the most popular beach on the island due to it’s natural beauty.
RIU Palace Antillas, Aruba
Another new Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort, formerly a Westin, is the new Adults-only (18+) RIU Palace Antillas. It is found on the shores of Palm Beach in Aruba and has the calm clear waters and white sand that make every Palm Beach an ideal location for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. This exciting and elegant resort, balances fun and luxury to make the Riu Palace Antillas an ideal location for making the most of your Caribbean vacation.
Now a 24-hour all-inclusive experience means round-the-clock access to 4 fabulous restaurants, including room service at all hours of the day and night. A range of restaurants are available, including a buffet with live cooking stations and themed buffet nights, as well as three specialty restaurants (reservations required). Krystal offers Fusion cuisines, Rimini features Italian specialties, and Malmok shows off as a steak house.
After dinner, RIU Palace presents evening shows, live music, a casino and disco, to dance the night away. In Mexico, the Michael Jackson shows are among RIU Palace’s best. What shows might be popular in Aruba?
Baha Mar Resort, Bahamas
This is an opening that I’m really intrigued by–The Baha Mar Resort, opening in December in the Bahamas, with no less than FIVE different hotel brands inside. Talk about BIG!
The complex, nicknamed the “Bahamian Riviera”, has these credentials: will have a total of 2,900 hotel rooms and residences, a 100,000 square foot casino, a Vegas-style water show, an 18-hole, 72-par Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, an ESPA spa and more than a dozen pools. Plus, a 200,000 square feet convention center. I know, HUGELY!The 5 resorts that are going to debut:
Baha Mar Casino & Hotel: The centerpiece resort of Baha Mar, this casino-hotel is promising a “Vegas-like experience in the Bahamas.
Rosewood Baha Mar: Managed by Rosewood, this will be a 200-room and residences property. The villas will be the main attraction for it’s luxury items, services, and accomodations.
Mondrian Baha Mar: The Mondrian at Baha Mar will have 300 “distinctively styled room.”
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar: The Grand Hyatt will have 700 “incomparable rooms blending authenticity and luxury.”
Melia’ Baha Mar: The Nassau Beach Resort will be taken over and incorporated into the Baha Mar Complex by the Melia’ brand on December 1st. This will be the only Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort in the complex, with 5 restaurants & 3 bars, including a swim-up bar. The guests have access to Baha Mar’s amenities and activities.
This just looks like there is going to be something for everyone. Do you think Atlantis…has met some competition?
More coming in my next blog…Hyatt Ziva & Hyatt Zilara in Jamaica…Azul Sensatori in Jamaica…