6 luxury resorts to put on your 2019 bucket list
From elegant suites to butler service and beachside wait service, luxury travel is a growing trend across resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. Sounds like your type of escape? We put together a list of six luxury resorts that should definitely be on your bucket list in 2019.
Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a vacation with friends, the adults only CHIC Punta Cana offers indulgent amenities on the shores of Punta Cana's famous Uvero Alto Beach. This beautiful CHIC by Royalton property is home to a unique mermaid pool, which has a glass wall on one side that’s perfect for taking the ultimate Instagram shot. The resort is a haven for party lovers (think Vegas meets Miami Beach in a tropical setting), with a different event every night of the week and an outdoor DJ booth with local DJs spinning some of the hottest songs. For an extra special occasion, book the CHIC Mansion – a private 11,500 square-foot mansion with six luxurious guestrooms and a private pool.
One of the newest additions to the Royalton family is Royalton Antigua Resort and Spa. Nestled on a picturesque hillside in Antigua, this resort offers incredible views of Deep Bay Beach with historic Fort Barrington in the distance. On a clear day, you can even spot the Shipwreck of the Andes just 30 feet under the crystal-clear waters! Admire beautiful views of Deep Bay Beach while dining on delicious Italian dishes at the resort’s beachside Grazie restaurant. Plus, you won’t have to worry about making a reservation; Royalton’s All-In Luxury® experience includes unlimited reservation-free dining.
Another brand-new Royalton resort is Royalton Suites Cancun Resort and Spa, a brand-new resort on the sparkling white-sand shores of Cancun. This property offers all the lavish amenities and world-class service that Royalton is famous for in the heart of Cancun’s vibrant Hotel Zone. Spend your days sipping on margaritas in your own private poolside cabana at the resort’s unique rooftop Skyclub, where you can swim in the sprawling pool and soak in gorgeous panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. When you’re not relaxing poolside, you can stroll along the pristine beach or head into town to explore Cancun’s world-famous nightlife.
Vacation like the A-lister you are at the new Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica. As the first all inclusive Planet Hollywood property in the Americas, this luxury resort in Costa Rica offers entertainment-themed amenities, VIP-worthy dining and authentic Hollywood memorabilia around the resort. You’ll feel like a star from the moment you walk down the red carpet and check into your luxurious suite. Upgrade to Star Class™ to enjoy the full star experience including your own resort rider, the assistance of a resort agent and exclusive Beach Club access. Mini-vacationers will also have a blast at the one-of-a-kind Star Kids Club that offers unique activities like song writing classes, karaoke, music video creation and movie nights!.
Negril is home to some of the most spectacular sunsets in the Caribbean, which you can admire from your very own swim-out suite at Royalton Negril Resort and Spa. We recommend booking the Diamond Club™ Luxury Junior Suite Swim-Out room, where you can relax in the semi-private pool just steps from your front door with beautiful ocean views. Order some dessert and champagne from your butler in the evening and hop in the pool to watch the sun set over the horizon! Plus, when you book a Diamond Club™ room category you can enjoy lavish inclusions like personalized butler service, a private beach area with wait service, a Jamaican BBQ every Thursday and much more.
Voted one of the best beaches in the world by TripAdvisor, Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana is lined with pristine white sands and sparkling turquoise waters. You can stay right on this world-famous beach at the top-rated Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa. Kick back and relax on a sun lounger by the resort’s sprawling beach area with a fruity cocktail from Sands Beach Bar or body surf in the warm waves of the Caribbean. When you’re not lounging on the beach, you can float down the 1,200 foot lazy river or test out your surfing skills on the resort’s FlowRider®, a unique surf simulation machine! Adults can also roll the dice at the onsite casino or dance the night away at the XS Disco Bar.