4 things that are better in the tropics

It’s been a long time since most of us had an opportunity to soak up the sun on a tropical beach or explore an exotic island. With Sunwing flights back up in the skies, now is the perfect time for a sun and sand getaway in a beautiful destination.

With winter fast approaching, it’s time to trade the mundane for some excitement. After all, everybody knows everyday activities are better with a tropical twist. From drinking your morning coffee on your oceanview balcony to catching up with friends by the pool and working remotely, we rounded up just four things that are better in the tropics.

Restaurant patio on a balcony overlooking the ocean
Dining on the beach vs. shivering your way through dinner

Wouldn’t you rather dine out with a view of the ocean instead of a view of a parking lot or city street? When you dine al fresco in the tropics, you can soak in sweeping views of the ocean, lush palm trees and sparkling pools as you enjoy your meal and listen to the waves lapping against the shore instead of the hustle and bustle of nearby traffic. Want to enjoy a quiet night in? Plenty of resorts offer complimentary room service, so you can indulge in a gourmet meal on your room’s balcony or terrace instead of your living room.

Where to stay: Soak in views of either the Nichupte Lagoon or the Caribbean Sea from every restaurant at the adults only Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort and Spa. Start your day with room service breakfast on your suite’s balcony, refuel for lunch with international favourites at Gourmet Marché and end the day with delicious Italian dishes on the open-air terrace at Grazie Italian Trattoria.

Woman working on her laptop on a deck by the beach
Taking conference calls poolside vs. hiding out in your home office

After months of staying home, the charm of remote working and studying is starting to wear off for plenty of people. Instead of staring at your home office walls or struggling to find a quiet spot to take your conference calls, you can get the ultimate home office upgrade by working remotely from a tropical destination. When you vacation at select Royalton Luxury Resorts you can upgrade your office and work from paradise. Spend the day in your luxury suite with a modern workstation before heading down to the pool for your lunch break and destressing with an after-work sunset yoga class.

Where to stay: Book your next workcation at Royalton Negril Resort and Spa to trade in your home office for views of Jamaica’s spectacular coast. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and jolt of java from the gourmet coffee station and find a quiet but picturesque spot to take your video conference – all your coworkers will be jealous of your remote office views!

Man kissing a woman on the cheek as they pose by the beach Photo: @arielle_lastrina
Making new memories together vs. planning (another) Zoom call

Had enough of Zoom calls and backyard visits? Heading to paradise together is a great way to reconnect and spend quality time with loved ones. Catch up by the pool as you sip on your favourite drink from the swim-up bar and bond over dinner on oceanview terraces where you won’t have to shiver on a patio in winter temperatures. Don’t want to share a room on vacation? Choose from a range of resorts that offer no single supplement fees.

Where to stay: Whether you’re reuniting with family members or catching up with friends, you want to make sure you stay at a resort that everyone will love. Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa offers something for everyone, from sprawling pools to exciting resort-offered activities and a lavish spa. If you prefer an adults only ambiance, stay at Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun next door – you’ll still enjoy access to the larger resort, with exclusive Hideaway facilities like a private pool and restaurant.

Resort pool overlooking the ocean
Treating yourself to an oceanview room vs. over-spending on online shopping

Many of us have perfected our online shopping skills during quarantine… but a better way to treat yourself is by booking a vacation to paradise! Instead of hitting the “Check Out” button on your favourite online store, you could save that money for your beach getaway. Want to take your getaway to new heights? Upgrade your stay to an ultra-luxurious oceanview suite, plan a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach with your special someone, destress with a pampering massage at your resort spa or book an excursion you’ve always wanted to try. While new stuff is nice, making memories on vacation is priceless!

Where to stay: Treat yourself by upgrading to Diamond Club™ at Royalton Punta Cana Resort and Casino. This ultra-luxurious resort is nestled on the world-famous shores of Bavaro Beach and when you book a Diamond Club™ suite you can look forward to lavish butler service, preferred room locations, a private pool and exclusive Bali beds on the beach.

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