It’s not always easy figuring out which all inclusive resort is perfect for your family. With so many choices, how do you decide!?! We’ve rounded up our favorite family friendly resorts of 2014 to help make your decision easy. Whether you want Mexico, a Caribbean island or are still undecided, there’s sure to be the perfect resort for your family vacation.
I have recently returned from a wonderful trip to the Secrets hotels in Montego Bay, Jamaica. We stayed on the Secrets St James side in an ocean view room. The complex is made up of the two hotels with full exchange privileges. The entire complex is oceanfront with a gorgeous beach area with views of some of the most wonderful sunsets I have ever seen. We spent every evening watching them from our balcony before we went to dinner.
There are several nice pools within the complex with swim up bars and pool side waiter service. Each had plenty of chairs and several activities planned through out the day. The beach was perfect with plenty of chairs and umbrellas. The ocean was nice and calm and was great for swimming and snorkeling.
Most of the restaurants are located on the Secrets Wild Orchid side in sort of a “main street” set up with shops and a coffee shop. I was not that thrilled with their breakfast buffet but it did have a lot to offer. You can also try room service for breakfast. I truly love Oceana and the Seaside Grill for lunch. These are two of my favorite restaurants for lunch and dinner. I love the Ala’ carte lunch menu and they are conveniently located right next to the pool. They offer the best dining for couples looking for ambiance and a more intimate dining experience.
Each night the entertainment team had something going on and they offered a free shuttle to Margaritaville. They had a beach party sponsored by Margaritaville. It was a ton of fun and they had great music and drinks.
I truly loved this hotel and I am a huge fan of Jamaica. No language barrier, great Jamaican food, Appleton Rum and Blue Mountain Coffee. Don’t forget about the wonderful music ! Ya-Mon Call us today and come visit the Secrets hotels in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
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Let Dream Vacations help you book an Apple Vacations trip to St. Thomas! We are excited to announce a new addition to AM Resort’s with the opening of Dreams Sugar Bay St. Thomas Resort & Spa, Dec 21st, 2014. This will be the 13th property for the award-winning Dreams Resorts & Spas brand.
AMResorts took over operation of the 294-room Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on July 1, 2014, at which point the resort will begin renovations to bring the property to meet the Unlimited-Luxury standards for Dreams Resorts & Spas. This project includes the upgrading of all guest rooms, including 100 rooms to be renovated for the Preferred Club level.
As with all Dreams hotels the Sugar Bay will be family friendly with an excellent kids program. The hotel has magnificent 360-degree views of the Caribbean Sea and access to the best beach in St. Thomas. The Dreams Sugar Bay will be All Inclusive with spacious rooms and suites, 24-hour room service and concierge service. The resort has gourmet a la carte dining options and specialty restaurants with unlimited international & domestic top-shelf spirits. The Explorer’s Club for kids has supervised day and evening activities,. The entertainment team will offer endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment.
This is a great brand and an amazing destination ! Call us today and come experience all the benefits of unlimited luxury in St Thomas !
Have you ever heard of the Palace Resorts Brand? If not, now is the time to start! Palace Resorts have been a leader in the luxury level of the All Inclusive world for quiet some time. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, destination wedding, family vacation or just a pampering weekend on the beach, if you want luxury, you want Palace Resorts!
In March of 2015 we are going to see the grand opening of Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios Jamaica. Currently Palace Resorts is renovating an existing resort there called the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort and is on track to open their doors sometime in early 2015. This will be the newest addition to the Palace Resorts brand boasting 700 rooms, 4 pools, 5 restaurants, 6 bars and a gourmet food corridor. For the kids they will have the FlowRider Double Wave Simulator (I personally tried one of these at the Moon Palace Resort in the Riviera Maya… I won’t post the video to save myself the embarrassment) as well as the Wired Wired Teens Lounge for teenagers to enjoy.
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande will have something for everyone but most importantly, this resort is going to offer the best service for families in all of the Ocho Rios region. From concierge service, local tours and activities including the world famous Dunn’s River Falls to fine dining, top shelf spirits, live entertainment and rooms with daily turndown service, mini bar, Vegas style club scence at Noir night club and even Chi hair products in your room, they’ve got it all!
Last but not least, when booking your vacation package at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande all guests will receive up to $1,500 in resort credits! These credits can enhance your vacation experience 10 fold such as free tours, excursions, spa treatments and golf packages. If you book early, most resorts like Moon Palace Jamaica Grande are going to offer low introductory rates that will give the best bang for the buck! I hope to hear from you soon – One Love!
Now Resorts are under the AM Resorts collection which features Now, Dreams, Secrets, Zoety, Sunscape and the new Breathless brand. They are located in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Originally, I believe the plan was to have Now Resorts be a step down from the Dreams brand but with their excellent facilities, room categories and food quality they have surpassed all expectations and are atop the review boards.
Now Resorts are very family friendly but with oceanfront rooms and a preferred club program they are also wonderful for honeymooners, anniversaries or even a spa vacation. Here is a little information on each hotel.
Now Larimar in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is a new construction with fabulous ocean view rooms. The hotel has a world class spa and great golf options. The Explorer Kid’s club offers fully supervised activities – freeing up mom and dad to have some fun on their own!
Now Jade in the Riviera Maya of Mexico sits along 2600 feet of crystal white sand and has a wonderful location to get off property and really take in the wonders of the Maya. Like all the Now hotels great rooms and preferred club options are available.
The Now Sapphire in the Riviera Maya of Mexico is set in a tropical landscape with a gorgeous wheat colored beach. The Sapphire is a AAA Four Diamond award winning hotel so you know it is going to deliver on a super vacation for families or couples. The meal plan is the same as all the Now hotels so no waiting in line to make reservations or dining every night in a buffet!
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is an all-new haven in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. It welcomes couples, singles and families. The hotel is perfectly situated on a golden sand beach showcasing infinite views of the sapphire water of Banderas Bay. You have access to a pristine, beautiful beach as well as exciting water sports, movies on the beach, yoga, ocean trampoline, kayaking, snorkeling, complimentary greens fees at championship golf courses, Vista Vallarta Club de Golf and Marina Vallarta Golf Club, and much more.
Any of the Now Resort will provide you with a wonderful vacation experience. Call us today and we can help you determine which Now hotel is best for you.
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