Top trending resorts this summer

Eager to head out for your next summer escape? Here’s our pick of resorts that are sure to be popular choices.

Woman and man enjoying pool
Slice of paradise - Riu Dunamar

The elegant and family-friendly Riu Dunamar is located on a beautiful stretch of Playa Mujeres Beach in Mexico. The area is known for its pristine beaches and laidback vibe, so you’ll feel as if you’re in your own secluded paradise. Spend your days relaxing by one of the pools or enjoy high octane thrills at the on-site water park. End the day with a delicious meal at one of the specialty restaurants.

Man surfing on FlowRider
Surf's up, dude - Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa

The new Royalton Bavaro Resort and Spa in Punta Cana may be in the Caribbean, but guests get a taste of the Pacific Coast with the thrilling new FlowRider®. Set on one of the most famous beaches in the world, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy as well at this family-friendly resort including a sprawling lazy river, kids and teen clubs, varied dining and nightly entertainment.

Young boy and girl ziplining over lagoon
Mayan discoveries - Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Style meets nature at Hotel Xcaret Mexico in Riviera Maya where the surrounding lush jungle has inspired many of the resort’s luxurious amenities, such as a state-of-the-art spa carved out of the rock and jaw-dropping infinity pools overlooking rivers and the ocean. For extra adventure, the resort offers unlimited access to the six Xcaret Experience parks where you can swim with dolphins, zipline across the jungle, swim in a Mayan cenote and much more.

Sparkling pool with hot tub
Romantic escape - Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana

Punta Cana is famous for its sugar white sands, making Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana the perfect place for an adults only romantic getaway. Enjoy gourmet dining, relax on a beach lounger with a cool drink in hand or enjoy afternoon hors d’oeuvres by the pool as you work on your tan.

Man and woman walking toward swing and table with cocktails beneath a palm tree
Island vibes - Royalton Negril

One of Jamaica’s top luxury resorts, Royalton Negril combines a stunning location on one of the island’s best beaches with an array amenities to suit guests of all ages. The resort offers reservation-free dining at gourmet restaurants, the Sports Event Guarantee™, an on-site splash pad with water slides sure to be a big hit with the little ones and much more.

Scuba diver swimming with tropical fish
Dive into the blue - Plaza Beach Resort

The largest all inclusive resort on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire (a world-class diving destination), Plaza Beach Resort Bonaire is an excellent base for divers and snorkellers alike. It features a five-star PADI dive centre where dives can be arranged to explore the colourful marine life of the deep blue – from rare corals and angelfish to stingrays and turtles.

Comfortable poolside cabanas
Cuban charm - Iberostar Bella Costa

Arguably Canada’s favourite Cuban beach destination, it’s easy to see why travellers return year on year to Varadero. Head to one of the popular destination’s newest resorts. Iberostar Bella Costa is located on the famous white-sand shores and has something to offer for everyone. Families will love the recently-added Premium Family Rooms that can sleep up to five people and the dragon-themed kids water playground.

Cabanas overlooking bay
Island gem - Royalton Saint Lucia

Set in a picturesque bay on Saint Lucia’s northern shoreline, Royalton Saint Lucia combines a wealth of amenities for guests of all ages: try sea kayaking, relax in the opulent spa or take part in a cooking class. Children will love the splash park, extensive pool complex and complimentary kids and teen clubs, while couples are sure to appreciate the wide range of premium bars and specialty restaurants.

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