We’ve all dreamed of the luxury vacation: extravagant accommodations, superb service, and elite activities all come to mind. This summer, you deserve to indulge, and we’ve found the perfect resorts for every traveler who wants to spoil themselves in opulence.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Mayakoba means “village over the water” in Mayan, which makes this one fittingly named resort. Lagoons and mangroves weave lazily through world-class accommodations, creating a stunning landscape at the Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The effect is peaceful, and guests are transported to a state of complete tranquility with a blend of Asian hospitality and Mexican culture. Water-side villas offer elegant oases with private pools, aromatherapy kits, and complimentary bicycles, and these sanctuaries come in a variety of sizes to fit every traveling party.
Explore the natural wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula without ever leaving the resort. Hop on a boat tour and cruise through the resort’s lagoons with a nature specialist who will point out the exotic flora and fauna that call the property home. Head to the spa to experience the wonders of The Rainforest, Banyan Tree Mayakoba’s innovative hydrotherapy experience, with a stroll through the Rain Walk or spend some time in the Aroma Steam Chamber, following with an invigorating dip under the Ice Fountain.
And the calming activities don’t stop there. Guests can delight in wine and tequila tastings, rounds of golf at the Greg Norman designed El Camaleon course, and balance the body and spirit in yoga classes. Oh, and remember the boat tours we mentioned earlier? They can be reserved for special breakfast or dinner on the water.
Puttin’ On The Ritz in Maui
You can’t help but think “upscale” when you hear the name Ritz-Carlton, and that’s exactly what you’ll discover when you visit their lavish, five-star resort in Kapalua on the stunning Hawaiian island of Maui.
Surround yourself in natural wonder on 54 acres of plush grounds featuring Maui’s native plants and vegetation. Explore the onsite nature reserve and two marine sanctuaries, and dine on organic, locally-sourced cuisine in one of the six gourmet restaurants.
Head to the spa and relax in private cabanas as you enjoy treatments featuring the island’s eco-resources and native traditions, such as a Waihua water ritual. Golf lovers have the ultimate opportunity to play on two famous courses, notable for hosting the PGA TOUR’s Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
You’ll also find a sanctuary fit for a kahuna when you retreat to your room. Relax on a fully-furnished balcony or in the soaking tub of an all-marble bathroom in your guest room or suite.
Enjoy all the spoils of a Club Level room, including concierge service and continuous snacks in a private, ocean view lounge. For a true home-away-from-home experience, book a one- to three-bedroom residence offering kitchens and living rooms.
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Find Your Zen at Zoëtry Montego Bay
There’s no better place to find balance than in Jamaica with its laid-back vibes, friendly locals, and tropical topography, and that’s exactly what Zoëtry Resorts hoped to capture when it opened its new hotel on the Island of All Right. The health and wellness of your body and mind are at the forefront of Zoëtry Montego Bay’s boutique, spa resort concept. Meld with Jamaica’s ecological beauty in one of 49 suites with natural décor, open terraces, and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors.
All guests are treated to Zoëtry’s Endless Privileges® experience, including butler service, unlimited premium drinks, and boundless cuisine featuring fresh and organic ingredients. Plus, visitors staying at this resort have complimentary access to Montego Bay Airport’s Club Mobay, a VIP lounge boasting all-inclusive drinks and snacks, wait service, and relaxing atmosphere while you wait to board your flight.
Zoëtry Montego Bay is the perfect oasis for finding your zen. Arguably the best perk of staying at this resort is the complimentary 20-minute wellness treatment or fitness consultation per stay that every guest receives. Zoëtry’s spa is famous for soothing, natural treatments and experienced, professional staff. Health enthusiasts can take advantage of state-of-the-art fitness facilities and workout classes such as yoga.
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You deserve to vacation like a VIP this summer. Let your travel agent whisk you away to a luxury getaway at one of these deLUXE resorts.