Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

7 Hot Caribbean Resorts on VAX

Looking for some Caribbean inspiration? Need to find a new resort for a new client? Here are seven of the hottest Caribbean resorts that VAX agents are booking for their lucky clients.

Riu Montego Bay

RIU Hotels & Resorts prides itself on having prestigious, consistent service in every one of their 100+ hotels around the world, so it’s no surprise that agents look to RIU on VAX. Their Montego Bay resort is very family-friendly, close to golf courses and a pretty cool pool (plus one just for kids).

CHIC Punta Cana

CHIC Punta Cana, part of the Blue Diamond Resorts chain, is located right on Uvero Alto Beach, the most coveted beach in Punta Cana. It’s adults-only, has 24-hour room service plus six restaurants and seven themed bars. What else could you really need? How about an oxygen bar with oxygen shots and healthy drinks to help relieve stress, headaches and hangovers.

Excellence Punta Cana

Excellence resorts are also adults-only and their Punta Cana resort is primed for romance and indulgence. What sets Excellence Punta Cana apart from your other PUJ choices is its secluded, serene location and spa-like décor that offer your clients the ultimate in Caribbean relaxation.

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya

Designed in the style of a classic Mexican hacienda (a beautiful estate), this award-winning adults-only resort is really beautiful, with lush gardens; clean, comfortable rooms; and great views in every direction. The resort is environmentally-conscious and prides itself on conserving natural resources.

The Royal, Playa del Carmen

The Royal, Playa del Carmen from Playa Resorts is just steps from 5th Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s popular main street with shopping ,dining and nightlife. But the resort itself is amazing. Royal Service® provided by beach butlers and romance concierges will make your clients’ stay feel tailored just for them. They can also learn from the resort’s tequila connoisseurs, wine sommeliers, and professional mixologists who guide tastings for guests.

El Dorado Seaside Suites

Located on Kantenah Bay in Riviera Maya, El Dorado Seaside Suites offers two distinct experiences: Palms and Infinity. The Palms, the resort’s original section, is all about tranquility with intimate accommodations, authentic Mexican architecture, lush vegetation and serene coconut plantations.

Infinity, the newer addition, is all-oceanfront and features swim-up suites connecting to the main pool and balcony pools on every single floor. This resort is one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 30 Best Resorts in Cancun & the Yucatan, so why not send your clients there?

Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia may not be the first place you think of for your clients wanting a Caribbean getaway, but maybe it should be. Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia, a Blue Diamond Resorts property, offers your clients incredible views of the ocean and the island’s tree-lined mountains. They’ll be as active or relaxed as they want to be on the island, which has plenty of opportunity for adventure and rejuvenation. It’s no wonder this beautiful property is a favorite among VAX agents.

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