News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Tues. Jan. 23, 2018: Let’s face it – the 2018 winter season is already brutal and its hardly a week away from ending. There is still months to go. Here are 7 Caribbean hotel picks for your next vacation.
1: Dreams Palm Beach
This Punta Cana, DR, luxury all-inclusive allows you beach access, letting you soak in the sun or the salt. This 4-star, 500-room resort is within close proximity of Catalonia Caribe Golf Club and Downtown Punta Cana and minutes from Bavaro Lagoon and the Dolphin Explorer. Each room features private patios, complimentary wireless Internet and rates include meals and beverages at 8 onsite dining establishments or a poolside bar. Get here by flying into Punta Cana Intl. airport.
2: Windsong on the Reef
This Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands boutique hotel is located right on the beach and steps from Bight Reef, one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. The twin four-story beige buildings house 50 units and run the gamut from average studios to the over-the-top detached, 2,400-square-foot two-bedroom villa, complete with its own pool. If you’re vacationing with a large family or group of friends, it’s well worth splurging on the 4,480-square-foot four-bedroom penthouse, which comes with a gourmet kitchen, a wet bar, wicker ceiling fans and marble bathrooms with Bulgari toiletries and separate tubs and showers. Large corner sliding glass doors bring the outside in, but the private rooftop deck steals the show with yet another kitchen, a jacuzzi and unbeatable views of Grace Bay. The alfresco restaurant and subdued bar, JoJo’s Café, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but of course you can dine out at any of the great restaurants nearby including Dune, which has stunning water and sunset views. Get here by flying into the PLS-Providenciales Intl. airport.
This Punta Cana, DR family friendly, all-inclusive is located right on the beach and features 15 pools that range from kid-friendly to adults-only. . This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Iberostar Golf Course and White Sands Golf Course and the 1775 air-conditioned rooms feature private spa tubs and private furnished balconies. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments, which include 10 restaurants and a coffee shop/café or quench your thirst at one of the 20 bars/lounges or 4 poolside bars. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free valet parking is available onsite. Get here by flying into Punta Cana Intl. airport.
4: West Bay Club
This Providenciales Island, Turks and Caicos Islands boutique hotel sit right on beautiful Grace Bay Beach. The hotel’s comfortable, condo-style accommodation options run the gamut from studios to four bedrooms, each with fashion-forward, earth-toned décor, comfy beds, and room to spread out. There is a pool and two restaurants on site or you can hit nearby restaurants like Hit Da Conch Shack or Parallel 23 for a romantic alfresco setting, a state-of-the-art display kitchen and boutique wine list. And swing your clubs at the Provo Golf Club, the only championship option in Turks and Caicos. Get here by flying into the PLS-Providenciales Intl. airport.
5: Casa de Campo Resort and Villas
This La Romana, Dominican Republic all-inclusive hotel is called the Grande dame of the DR, with gated access, chic digs and three golf courses on the La Romana coastline. It is located less than an hour outside Punta Cana and the large guestrooms come with louvered doors opening onto sun-bathed private patios or balconies. Here three meals daily, are covered along with unlimited non-premium drinks, a round of skeet shooting and unlimited horseback riding, tennis and non-motorized water sports. Of its 14 bars and restaurants, La Caña by Il Circo (of Le Cirque culinary fame) is a standout. Its fresh Mediterranean fare is best enjoyed alfresco overlooking the manicured gardens and pools. The preferred airport to get to Casa De Campo is Santo Domingo, (SDQ-Las Americas Intl.)
6: Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa
This 4.5-star all-inclusive Montego Bay, Jamaica resort is within close proximity of The Shoppes at Rose Hall and Montego Bay Convention Centre and minutes from Cinnamon Hill Golf Course and Rose Hall Great House. Each of the 489 air-conditioned rooms features refrigerators and LCD televisions, a pillowtop bed, private furnished balconies and complimentary wireless Internet access. Rates include most meals and beverages at the 6 onsite restaurants and coffee shop/café and refreshing drinks from a poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges. Get here by flying into the Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) airport.
7: Sandals Emerald Bay Great Exuma
This 5-star all-inclusive Sandals property in Adelaide, The Bahamas is located minutes from Emerald Bay Beach and is within the region of Hoopers Bay and Exuma Beach. The 245 guestrooms all feature refrigerators and iPod docking stations as well as complimentary wireless Internet. Rates include meals and beverages at the resort’s 7 restaurants and at the swim-up bar. A complimentary full breakfast is included. Get here by flying into Georgetown International Airport in Exuma.