Everyone deserves to be pampered on vacation and the Caribbean knows just how to provide for its guests. Whether on the blue seashores recreating a photo shoot or indulging in an en suite massage, service reigns supreme this summer.
Eden Roc at Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is the only Relais & Châteaux hotel in the country. The recently renovated resort is extravagant elegance elevated. With only 34 ultraluxurious, free-standing guest suites, privacy is your prerogative. Whether staying in one of the Deluxe Suites or the four-bedroom specialty duplex suite with cascading waterfall and 24- hour butler service and personal chef, serenity in a well-appointed living space accommodates all getaway needs. After a plunge in your private pool, the day’s agenda should include the newly renovated Eden Roc Beach Club.
Accessible only to resort guests, mind, body and soul are nourished here, whether on the sands and surf of Caletón Beach, while indulging in beach butler service, or rejuvenating in the new Solaya Fitness & Wellness Spa. Without leaving the club, enjoy sumptuous seafood dining at La Palapa. The diversions are endless, from horseback riding to private boat tours and golfing on one of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses or simply luxuriate in your suite’s intimate and tranquil solitude. One thing, for sure, Eden Roc at Cap Cana is European elegance, Caribbean-style. edenroccapcana.com
Ever had a yearning to strike a pose, like the models on the cover of the 2016 Sports Il – lustrated Swimwear edition? “Grace-ing” the cover as the backdrop for the shapely top model silhouettes is none other than Grace Bay Beach – all puns intended. To celebrate the honor, Grace Bay Club is offering guests the opportunity to indulge their own photo shoot fantasies.
The Model Treatment Package obliges guests in creating their own cover shoot in the iconic surroundings of Grace Bay Beach. So strike a pose with a 3-night stay at the Grace Bay Club Villas Jr. Suite or higher. A full day boat tour to shoot locations and professional coaching by your personal photographer will capture the model in you. So, don your favorite swimsuit and seize this once in a lifetime opportunity now through December 2016. gracebayresorts.com/gracebayclub/ model-treatment-package
Not your typical all-inclusive, by far! Hyatt Ziva Cancún has opened with breathtaking views of the signature turquoise waters of the Caribbean, nine distinctive dining experiences, swim-up suites, and simply stated, something for everyone. Bring the family or escape to the adults-only tower, for amenities and accommodations range from the intimate to a grand penthouse that spans the entire top floor of the resort.
Variety is in abundance at this destination. Catering to discerning diners of new and seasoned palates is definitely at the forefront of the resort’s culinary team’s plans. With nine gourmet restaurants catering to an international array of tastes, it’s as if one could dine around the world in one luxurious location.
The setting is an experience in itself. Taking the American classic diner drive-in concept to higher levels, expect to dine center stage in a classic Chevrolet in the aptly named Chevy’s diner. A highlight, indeed. Clearly, the resort is setting the stage for guests with attention to detail that makes for an experience that will appeal to your unique desires. Situated on Punta Cancún, with water on all three sides, breathtaking views of the sea are complemented by the décor of traditional Mayan culture interwoven with sculpted modern textures. cancun.ziva.hyatt.com
Say ¡hola! and escape to the ideal villa-style getaway with a Latin flavor, at Thompson Playa del Carmen’s Beach House thompsonhotels.com/ hotels/thompson-playa-del-carmen.