5 reasons to travel right now

With the first Sunwing flight since March taking off to paradise on November 6th, plenty of us are dreaming of heading back to the tropics. It’s true that going on vacation right now looks a lot different now than it did a year ago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get back to travelling safely and responsibility!

From mental health benefits to reconnecting with your loved ones, we rounded up just five of the top reasons to travel right now.

Ready to book? We’re offering amazing limited-time savings of up to 50% on the Canadian-owned-and-operated Royalton Luxury Resorts, with complimentary COVID-19 coverage included in select packages.

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Health and safety protocols are in place

Health and safety are top of mind for everyone in 2020, especially while travelling. That’s why we spent months developing our Safe with Sunwing program so you can enjoy a stress-free getaway and focus on what really matters on vacation – whether you’re going to spend the day by the beach or the pool! From the moment you check-in at the airport to your flight, your transfer to the hotel and during your time in destination, the highest Canadian health and safety standards are in place throughout your entire vacation experience.

Where to stay: When you stay at a Canadian-owned-and-operated hotel, like Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya, you can rest assured the highest health and safety standards are in place. Royalton Luxury Resorts has implemented numerous new measures including their 360˚ Clean Approach where common areas are cleaned hourly, high-touch areas are continuously sanitized, advanced dining safety measures have been implemented and more.

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Vacations are great for your wellbeing

There’s no question that 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. With colder temperatures, dreary weather and snowy skies just around the corner, the winter blues are starting to set in and Canadians are looking for a serious mood boost. Travelling can actually be good for your mental health, it helps you relax, destress, enjoy new experiences and make lifelong memories. Research shows that even just booking a vacation can have a positive impact on your well-being by giving you something to look forward to and the holiday halo effect lasts long after you return home.

Where to stay: Get an instant mood-boost as you step off the plane in sunny Punta Cana and head to top-rated adults only resort Royalton CHIC Punta Cana Resort and Spa. This oasis on the shores of Uvero Alto Beach is the perfect place to relax, refresh and reset. Soak up the sun by the sprawling pool with an outdoor DJ booth, treat yourself to a pampering massage at The Royal Spa and find your Zen with a sunrise yoga class on the beach.

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Working or studying from destination is easy

If you’re able to work or study remotely, why not do it from the beach and trade in your living room for an ocean view? You can get the ultimate work-life balance and upgrade your office at select Royalton Luxury Resorts. Everything you need for a productive day of work is included in your stay, like access to the resort business centre, free resort-wide Wi-Fi, portable power banks and more. Plus, instead of worrying about meal prep or chores after work, you can head down to the beach for a sunset yoga class before heading to one of your resort’s on-site restaurants for a gourmet meal.

Where to stay: Plan your Workcation at Royalton Splash Punta Cana Resort and Spa in the Dominican Republic. You can enjoy your morning coffee on your Luxury Office Room’s balcony, head down to one of the sprawling pools after work and decompress from the day on the nearby shores of Bavaro Beach. Travelling with kids? The resort offers supervised activities, educational experiences and quiet study spaces for younger guests.

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Reconnecting with loved ones is better in the sun

Travelling is a great way to reconnect with loved ones. Whether you were quarantining separately or just haven’t had a chance to spend some quality time together, visiting a tropical destination is a great way to bond. Want to make even more new memories together? Book a Sunwing Experiences excursion to explore your destination or check some items off your bucket list! Whether you want to climb world-famous waterfalls, explore exotic jungles or spend the day on a desert island, there are excursions for every interest and travel style.

Where to stay: Grand Sunset Princess All Suites Resort and Spa is the perfect place to reconnect with family and friends. This popular beachfront resort in Riviera Maya has something for everyone, from sprawling swimming pools where you can soak up the warm Mexican sun to a lavish spa, on-site kids club and variety of water sports like kayaking and snorkelling.

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Outdoor activities are available year-round

With winter right around the corner, the season for most outdoor activities is coming to an end here in Canada. But when you travel to a tropical destination, its outdoor fun season all year long! Ditch your winter coat and snow boots for flip flops and sunglasses and enjoy the warm tropical breeze. Soak up some much-needed vitamin D on your resort beach or head out on an excursion to explore your destinations’ natural beauty, from lush rainforests to desert islands and mystical cenotes.

Where to stay: Reconnect with nature and explore the great outdoors at Mystique Holbox by Royalton. This boutique resort is nestled on the exotic shores of Isla Holbox, a car-free island just a short ferry ride from the mainland that’s part of the Yum Balam Nature Reserve. Rent bikes to explore the island’s scenic landscapes, explore the deep blue on a scuba diving excursion and watch the sunset over the secluded shores as you dine al fresco at the resort restaurant.

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