6 hottest destinations to visit in 2019

There’s no better way to kick off the New Year than booking an unforgettable tropical getaway to an incredible tropical destination! From white-sand beaches and renowned nightlife in Cancun to lush rainforests and exciting eco-adventures in Costa Rica, there are countless beautiful destinations to explore. To help you vacation better in 2019, we’ve put together a list of the six hottest destinations to visit this year.

Birds eye view of Cancun's famous Hotel Zone
Party in paradise in Cancun

If you’re looking for a stylish sunny escape, look no further than Cancun, Mexico. Home to world-class nightlife, delicious restaurants and beautiful resorts, this Mexican paradise offers the perfect combination of fun and sun. Relax on beautiful white-sand beaches overlooking vibrant turquoise waters or head down to the lively hotel zone boasting endless entertainment options, such as the popular shows at Coco Bongo nightclub.

Where to stay: Treat yourself to a luxurious stay at Royalton Suites Cancun Resort and Spa, located steps away from the shops and restaurants in Cancun’s vibrant hotel zone. Home to Royalton Luxury Resorts’ first-ever Rooftop Skyclub, complete with a sprawling pool, lavish poolside cabanas and unparallelled ocean views, Royalton Cancun offers an elevated experience for guests to indulge in.

Costa Rican rainforest blending into the beach
Explore wildlife and rainforests in Guanacaste

With lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls and incredible volcanoes, the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica is an ideal vacation choice for eco-enthusiasts. Guanacaste is home to some of the most bio-diverse regions in the world with an abundance of exciting things to explore such including several national parks with exotic flora, fauna, wildlife, natural hot springs with volcanic mud baths and beautiful beaches.

Where to stay: Vacation like a Star™ at the brand-new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. Nestled on a pristine beach surrounded by lush landscapes, this five-star resort provides celebrity style retreats for all ages. Travellers of all ages will appreciate the resort’s luxurious accommodations and VIP-worthy dining at six decadent à la carte restaurants.

Majestic Los Cabos rock formations
See legendary landscapes in Los Cabos

Set along the southern Baja Peninsula and boasting over 350 sunny days a year, Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most-loved vacation spots. Admire iconic landscapes such as the legendary Los Cabos arch, ride horses along glistening golden sand shores or embark on a catamaran cruise along the rugged coastline. Plus, with the lively nightlife in Cabo San Lucas and the vibrant art scene in San Jose del Cabo, you can experience the best of culture and entertainment.

Where to stay: Riu Palace Baja California is an adults only oasis nestled on the coveted shores of Cabo San Lucas. Featuring breathtaking panoramic views, spacious modern suites and several sparkling infinity pools overlooking the ocean. Plus, you can benefit from an array of RIU®-topia perks and privileges including champagne breakfasts.

White-sand beaches dotted with palm trees in Punta Cana
Take in breathtaking beauty in Punta Cana

Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is a picturesque tropical oasis. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat, a family vacation or a group getaway, this popular destination is sure to please all. Sun-seekers can lounge on coveted white-sand shores, enjoy panoramic coastal views while parasailing or explore the colourful coral under the sea by snorkelling. Punta Cana is also a great choice for golfers, boasting numerous beautiful golf courses.

Where to stay: Situated on the world-class sands of Bavaro Beach, Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa offers travellers beautiful luxury suites and a rejuvenating spa. When you’re not soaking up the sun on the beach, take advantage of the resort’s premium amenities by lounging in the lazy river, cooling off in three refreshing pools or showing off your skills on FlowRider® – the ultimate surf machine.

Overlooking the sunset from a cliff at Rick's Cafe
Enjoy laidback luxury in Negril

Negril’s warm climate, pristine white-sand shores and calm turquoise waters make it an easy choice for a Jamaican getaway. Stroll along Seven Mile Beach, rated among the top ten beaches in the world, or try out thrilling water sports in calm clear waters. Visit Rick’s Café to see daring divers leap from impressive 40-foot-high clifftops or watch spectacular sunsets on a romantic evening.

Where to stay: Riu Palace Tropical Bay is a newly upgraded and modernized resort located on the sparkling white-sand shores of Negril Beach. Vacationers staying at the resort can sip cocktails at the poolside Reggae bar and taste delicious traditional dishes at the Jerk Hut. Families will have a blast at the kids pool and hanging out at the RiuLand kids club, while adults cool off in three sparkling pools and a swim-up bar.

Bright blue skies, white-sand beaches and turquoise waters
Get in the sun and sand in Cayo Santa Maria

Located off Cuba’s pristine shores, Cayo Santa Maria offers a perfect getaway with its welcoming Cuban charm. Sunbathe on impeccable white-sand shores surrounded by stunning blue waters or dive in to experience unique marine life. The island is conveniently secluded with a causeway connecting to the mainland, offering endless options for exploration.

Where to stay: Angsana Cayo Santa Maria provides a tranquil adults only escape. Unwind in comfortable guestrooms with a private balcony or terrace, many with stunning ocean views and take advantage of the resort’s beautiful beachfront location and spend sunny days sailing, windsurfing or paddle boarding with complimentary water sports.

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