30 Sep New Resorts We Can’t Wait to Try
Due to the wide variety of resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, choosing the right one for you can become overwhelming! In addition, the number of options continues to grow as hoteliers launch new brands and open new resorts. Because of this, we have created this list of the 6 must-see new beach resorts!
1. UNICO 20˚87˚, Riviera Maya – Opened March 1, 2017
UNICO Hotels is the newest brand joining AIC Hotel Group, which houses Hard Rock Hotels, Nobu Hotels and Eden Roc in Miami. This adults-only resort appeals to millennials due to an emphasis on wellness, the local environment, and the local culture. The idea is to immerse guests in the destination as it is today, rather than relying on Mexican tradition. UNICO 20˚87˚ in Riviera Maya is just the first resort from the new brand. No word yet on what region they will be immersing us in next, but stay tuned!
Adults of all ages can enjoy the local-ingredient-infused cocktails and purchasable local art in the suites, in addition to the 18-room holistic spa on property. UNICO 20˚87˚ boasts 448 rooms plus an 11.6 thousand square foot ballroom and outdoor event space, therefore it is a great choice for hosting a destination wedding. To learn more about this new resort, download the Guest Experience app, which highlights the upcoming activities for the week. Guests are introduced to this app upon arrival, and it serves as a guide, schedule, and social platform for those on property.
2. Royalton St. Lucia – Opened January 15, 2017
Royalton’s new 352-room property in St. Lucia offers three distinct sections for guests. The general resort is family-friendly and open to all ages. The family-friendly general resort area includes a supervised kids club and a Hangout Teens Club for young adults. Kids will love the Splash Pad on property!
Diamond Club is available for added luxury and service, plus a private pool and beach area only for club members. Diamond Club is family friendly so children have full access to all Club areas. However, the Hideaway at Royalton St. Lucia is adults-only. Guests staying in one of the 166 suites in the Hideaway section have access to their own private pool and beach area, and no children are allowed. Hideaway is treated as it’s own resort inside of the Royalton St. Lucia resort.
3. Royalton Negril – Opened February 1, 2017
Royalton Resorts now holds properties in Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, St. Lucia and Negril. Similar to Royalton St. Lucia, Royalton Negril also offers the Hideaway adults-only section as well as Diamond Club.
The Royalton Luxury Resorts brand continues to expand with Royalton Bavaro, set to open January 2018. Sitting on one of the best beaches in Punta Cana, possibly even the world, the Royalton Bavaro will have many activities dedicated to families including a splash park and lazy river. The Royalton brand continues to build on their adults-only Hideaway sections as well, with Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana set to open (within the preexisting Royalton Punta Cana) on November 1, 2017.
4. Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach – Opening Fall 2017
Alohilani Resort, formerly Pacific Beach Hotel, underwent a $115 million redevelopment and is set to open in the upcoming months. The overhaul included the addition of two new saltwater infinity pools and two new restaurants, as well as complete redesign and construction of all 839 guestrooms and suites. Guests will love the modern Hawaiian beach house vibe in the newly renovated property. Thankfully, the Diamond Head views that made Pacific Beach Hotel known are still visible after the redevelopment. The hotel faces a big challenge in upgrading the 280,000 gallon oceanarium in the lobby. The new oceanarium will include a replenishment system that filters directly from the ocean and will soon be home to over 1,000 protect marine life.
5. Park Hyatt St. Kitts – Opening November 1, 2017
This St. Kitts property is the first Park Hyatt property in the Caribbean. Park Hyatt St. Kitts has three signature restaurants, a spa and wellness center, indoor and outdoor event spaces, 78 rooms and 48 suites that include rooftop pools. The location is ideal because it is overlooking ‘The Narrows’, a straight that separates St. Kitts from the volcanic island of Nevis.
In order to keep in line with the popular cultural immersion theme, Park Hyatt St. Kitts offers a series of “journeys” that will be available to guests once the new resort opens. These “journeys” as Julian Moore, GM of Park Hyatt St. Kitts explains in an interview with the Caribbean Journal,”aim at exposing guests to the island’s culture and history.” He continues, “We are delighted to introduce our guests to the unique Park Hyatt experience that embraces the vibrant culture, history, and people that define the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis.”
With so many resorts to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Get in touch with an Enchanted Honeymoons travel agent today to book your next romantic getaway! You can also reach us at 402-281-3022.
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