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Hottest new resorts to visit in 2020

With 2020 fast approaching, it’s time to get a head start on planning next year’s tropical getaway. An emerging travel trend for the new decade is all about enhancing your vacation by staying in luxurious resort settings. Many new resort openings are following this trend, from adults only properties nestled in the Mayan jungle to resorts with infinity pools overlooking historic landmarks. Want to be the first among your friends to visit these trending new resorts? Read on for our list of five must-stay properties for 2020!

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Enjoy the VIP treatment at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun

One of last year’s hottest new resorts was Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica – and now, the iconic Planet Hollywood brand is rolling out the red carpet once more. The exclusive shores of Costa Mujeres, Mexico will play host to their latest property, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun. Slated to open in winter 2020, this new resort promises to offer plenty of ways to Vacation like a Star™. Spend your days testing out the water slides, practicing your surf skills on the FlowRider® or playing a round at the mini-golf course. Plus, this property will be home to the very-first Planet Hollywood Adult Scene – an adults only resort-within-a-resort featuring exclusive restaurants, private beach and pool areas and more.There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the surrounding area with the resort’s exclusively-curated PH Experiences, a selection of some of the top tours available in destination.

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Relax in your swim-out suite at Family Club at Grand Bavaro Princess

Planning a getaway with the whole family? Treat the whole crew to a luxury vacation on the breathtaking shores of Bavaro Beach at Family Club at Grand Bavaro Princess. Built with families in mind, this brand-new resort in Punta Cana offers modern amenities and exciting activities for all ages on one of the world’s most famous beaches. Kids will love the pirate-themed splash pad while the whole family can build sandcastles together on the pristine white-sand shores. At the end of a picture-perfect day in paradise, head back to spacious suites with king size beds for the parents and triple bunk beds for the little ones. Can’t get enough of the pool? Upgrade to one of the Family Club Junior Suite Swim Out rooms for access to the pool right from your front door.

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Stay in the heart of the jungle at Palmaia Riviera Maya

The newly-opened Palmaia Riviera Maya promises to offer its guests a new level of world-class service and lavish amenities in the heart of the Mayan jungle. Surrounded by the lush landscapes of Riviera Maya on one side and the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea on the other, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a private tropical paradise at this resort-within-a-resort. The property was built around the natural landscapes, so you can admire the area’s exotic flora and fauna on a scenic stroll through the lush grounds. Start your morning with breakfast on your balcony overlooking the ocean, before soaking up the sun by the infinity pool surrounded by shady palms or treating yourself to a pampering treatment at the outdoor spa.

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Lounge in an infinity pool overlooking Havana at Iberostar Grand Packard

Just steps from the popular sites of Old Havana is Iberostar Grand Packard. One of the city’s newest resorts, it offers a luxurious home base from which to discover all that the city has to offer, whether you’re exploring at your own pace or embarking on a guided city tour. Spend the day wandering the city’s historic cobblestone streets before heading back to the resort to take a dip in the unique partially-covered infinity pool – which overlooks historic El Morro. In the evenings, sip on refreshing mojitos in the lobby bar as you listen to local musicians play or sample authentic Cuban dishes at the Tradiciones restaurant.

Aerial view of a modern resort on the ocean surrounded by lush jungle
Plan the ultimate romantic getaway at Barcelo Maya Riviera

What could be more romantic than spending quality time with your loved one in a dreamy tropical setting? You and your sweetheart can relax together in luxury at the soon-to-open adults only Barcelo Maya Riviera. Each glamorous suite at this Riviera Maya oasis comes with top-notch amenities like private outdoor Jacuzzis, furnished balconies or terraces – some with spectacular ocean views – and 24-hour room service for breakfast in bed or late-night bites. Head down to the private white-sand beach area to work on your tan or hit up the pool bar. For an even higher level of luxury, upgrade to Premium Level and receive personalized concierge service, priority restaurant reservations, exclusive lounge access and more.

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