Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort – Willemstad, Curaçao
New to Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, the property recently reopened their onsite dive shop Goby Divers, where guests can learn to scuba and earn their PADI certification or can experience dives based on their level of experience. Sites include well-known spots like Sweet Bottom, Beacon Point, and Double Reef, in addition to the quieter, lesser known areas, all of which are teeming with schools of colorful fish. Located only five minutes from Curaçao’s capital, Willemstad, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort sits on six acres of oceanfront property and is a perfect destination for the active traveler who enjoys exploring in addition to relaxing and enjoying the island’s famous tropical weather.
Located on the fringes of the hurricane belt, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort’s prime location means tropical hurricanes are typically not a threat to vacation plans. With many different cultures and ethnicities present on the island such as European, Afro-Caribbean, Asian and Latin American, Curaçao is rich in diversity. The destination is now more accessible than ever as a result of newly launched North American flight routes from Newark and Miami, which the resort has made a pandemic-safe experience through their onsite Covid-19 testing facility.
Alaia Belize Autograph Collection – Ambergris Caye, Belize
In time for fall travel, Alaia Belize, the new eco-luxury Autograph Collection hotel on Ambergris Caye, is launching its first all-inclusive package starting September 1. Guests can now experience Alaia’s extensive amenities – including a piano bar, wine club, three restaurants, four bars, an onsite dive shop with access to the Belize Barrier Reef, three pools (including Belize’s first-ever suspended rooftop pool and lounge with 360-degree views) – in a package that includes accommodations, dining, beverages, and activities.
Known for its beachfront villas lining the coast of Ambergris Caye, Alaia’s spacious one, two, and three-bedroom suites are designed by 1 Hotels’ Debora Aguiar to dissolve all boundaries between home and nature, with the Mar de Tumbo beach and Caribbean Sea just steps from its doors. Villa guests have access to their own private plunge pool on their personal terrace, a fully equipped kitchen, large dining area, and indoor living room, all designed with woven textures, natural fibers, and touches of greenery for a warm and harmonious ambiance.
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico – Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Summer lovers can forgo fall with a getaway to Puerto Rico. Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico is set on 72 acres of tropical lush gardens on a private peninsula in Rio Grande and only 15 minutes from the nation’s only tropical rainforest, El Yunque. The resort offers all-suite, bungalow-style accommodations; three pools including Puerto Rico’s largest lagoon-style pool; full-service spa; five on-site culinary eateries and an 18-hole world-class Tom Kite-designed golf course.
The resort offers newly renovated private villas, named the Regency Suites which offer an outdoor plunge pool, outdoor shower, outdoor dining area and is steps from the beach. Puerto Rico is one of the most accessible destinations for travelers from the U.S. right now with the convenience of travel without a passport.
Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda – Dominican Republic
The first and only operating resort in the undiscovered region of Miches, located on a 2,000-foot stretch of untouched white sand beach and tucked away in the secluded El Seibo province, offering travelers the ultimate luxury experience wrapped in an all-inclusive vacation. The five-star resort features four boutique “villages” with distinct concepts for every type of traveler, like the family-centric Explorer Cove village with spacious oceanfront family suites and a dedicated area with private penthouses, and the adult-exclusive Archipelago village, an adults-exclusive hideaway featuring suites equipped with a personal pool, outdoor shower, and exclusive access to a private section of the beach just footsteps away.
Guests can also indulge in a variety of unlimited international gourmet cuisine, relax in the Zen Oasis featuring a naturally filtered pool, and participate in over 25 must-try included experiences from treetop yoga to discovering a Secret Chocolate room with unlimited sweets.
Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton – Costa Rica
Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton, a newly opened eco resort (May 2022) in Costa Rica provides families with a jumping-off point for an immersive ocean and rainforest experience and is the perfect getaway to continue that summer vibe. Positioned beside Costa Rica’s two prized jewels: Corcovado National Park and the Pacific Ocean’s Golfo Dulce, guests can take part in activities from snorkeling within the Golfo Dulce and sport fishing outings from Crocodile Bay (an area famed for sport fishing) to hiking the Finca Raices de Osa Farm to indulge in hand-caught tilapia and guided night hikes through the rainforest.
The resort is also home to the Botánika Science and Nature Center, housing local flora and fauna along with residential scientists from universities around the world. The scientists will be available to give lectures on their findings as well as accompany guests on tagging outings, tagging local schools of fish, sea turtles, and sharks. As an added bonus, guests who attend tagging outings will be allowed to name the animals tagged and receive updates on them after leaving the resort.
Thompson Playa del Carmen – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Thompson Playa del Carmen is a two-in-one adults-only urban resort in the heart of Playa del Carmen’s Quinta Avenida perfect for tropical fall getaway. The Main House features a signature rooftop playscape with 360-degree views, a block-long infinity pool, panoramic seascapes, two on-site restaurants, live DJs, a vibrant social scene, and luxury cabanas perfect for an adults-only escape.
Just a 10-minute walk away, guests also have access to the resort’s Beach House property that features a private beach club with complimentary lounge chairs, cabanas by the pool boasting the best ocean views, beachfront restaurant and complimentary yoga classes.
Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau – Nassau, Bahamas
Margaritaville Beach Resort Nassau, which opened its doors just last fall for an ideal tropical fall getaway. The resort is located right on the famous Junkanoo beach and features its own private beach area where guests have access to complimentary lounge chairs, kayaks, and paddle boards. The resort is also home to the Fins Up Water Park that’s complete with an aquatic fun zone, slides, a lazy river, climbing wall, dive pool and grotto. Guests can get in on some adventure on the resorts SurfStream bougie boarding machine or sit back and relax at the one of the multiple pools with private cabanas available upon request. The resort also features the St. Somewhere Spa and Salon, offering a full menu of treatments for the ultimate relaxation; 14 F&B venues including the famous JWB restaurant; and 300 guest rooms all offering stunning views and private balconies/terraces. The resort is also ideally located just steps away from the cruise port and downtown Nassau and offers some of the best rates for day passes in the destination for locals and visitors alike.
Rock House – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Built directly into the cliffside of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos and just opened in May, Rock House brings sophisticated yet laidback Mediterranean style to the Caribbean, featuring a collection of sleek studios and freestanding homes made of white excavated limestone with private pools and terraces, lush outdoor shower gardens, and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the drop-dead views of the island’s renowned turquoise water.
Guests can skip the long flight to the Amalfi Coast and enjoy Rock House’s ‘Caribbean Capri’ atmosphere and tropical fall weather while lounging on the private white-sand beach, catching sunsets on the romantic jetty and dining on fresh pasta and seafood at the al fresco Beach Club restaurant. Additional chic amenities include the largest infinity pool in Turks and Caicos overlooking the sea, winding jogging trails on the cliffside, a yoga pavilion and in-room spa treatments.
Zemi Beach House – Anguilla
Escape the fall chill for a sun soaking beach vacation on the secluded island of Anguilla. Rated number two as the least-visited island in the Caribbean, this beautiful private destination is perfect place for travelers looking to sunbathe and trade in the chilly weather.
Located on the East end of the island, Zemi Beach House, the luxury boutique hotel on Anguilla’s picturesque Shoal Bay, offers immediate beach access, three pools including an oceanfront infinity pool with an underwater window facing the beach, and rejuvenating treatments at the award-winning Zemi Thai House Spa. The luxury property is the epitome of relaxation, boasting leisure island activities on-property for guests to enjoy.
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club – Waikiki, Hawaii
With 278 days of sunshine, Hawaii is a year-round destination for travelers looking for a tropical getaway that will result in endless adventure and memories. Stay at Waikiki’s most Instagrammable hotel, The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, a retro-inspired boutique hotel set in the heart of the city and only moments away from the iconic Waikiki Beach. Soak in Hawaii’s sunshine poolside at the customized Wish You Were Here pool, which serves as the setting to The Surfjack’s pool series including a Yacht Rock pool party on September 24thand a week-long San Gennaro Celebration from September 19th to September 25th.
The Surfjack is also one of Waikiki’s most dog-friendly hotels and can offer recommendations on the best hikes for travelers and their pups to go on adventures. For a local culinary experience, indulge in seasonal, farm-to-table dining at Merriman’s Hawaii, which offers day-caught fish and locally sourced vegetables.