If Holbox Island, Mexico isn’t on your bucket list, you might want to consider adding it. Holbox (pronounced hol-bosh) is a small island just off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is about two hours north of Cancun and is accessed by a ferry from the small town of Chiquila. 

It’s a tropical paradise where visitors can escape the mainland crowds of Tulum or Cancun.

The beauty of Holbox is in the simplicity, the nature and the slow rhythm it exists in. It is known for its crystal-clear blue waters, pristine beaches, no cars and no worries. It is a refreshing destination free from congestion and stress. 

Karisma, Punta Coco chose Holbox for their newest Margaritaville resort, which has just opened. Margaritaville St. Somewhere, which is absolutely stunning, lets you experience everything the island has to offer while enjoying their signature top-notch service and total luxury. With just 39 well-appointed suites, more than 26 miles of pristine, unspoiled beach, and the award-winning, easygoing luxury of Margaritaville, this new resort offers an intimate island escape that feels a world away from the everyday.

They offer two types of accommodations, ocean view rooms and swim up suites. All of the ocean view rooms feature stunning views of the sparkling turquoise sea and a balcony or glass-enclosed terrace, perfect for sipping early-morning coffee or enjoying cocktails during happy hour. The swim up suites are beautifully decorated and offer access to swim out to the main pool. The resort was designed with an open-air, boho-chic style.

The resort also features two gourmet restaurants and a swim-up bar featuring handcrafted cocktails, top shelf spirits, wine and beer. You can enjoy excursions that include scuba diving, fishing, seasonal whale shark swimming and more. Or stay onsite for shoreside volleyball, cornhole, cooking classes, bocce ball and unforgettable pool days. 

Margaritaville St. Somewhere in Holbox offers the ultimate island escape for everyone. Contact us today to book your next stay!

Sandals Resorts have long been known as the pinnacle in luxury Caribbean all-inclusive vacations for couples.  Each offers stunning beachfront settings, luxurious accommodations and the many features that make the Sandals experience a Luxury Included® experience. 

The Sandals Royal Bahamian has recently been reimagined and is now offering all new swim-up suites, renovated rooms and suites, 10 restaurants, 3 new food trucks, all new Coconut Grove and the reimagined Sandals Barefoot Cay, their own private island just minutes away from the resort.

Swim-Up Suites. Step from the comfort of your luxurious room right into a gently flowing river pool from a zero-entry platform in your oversized patio.Butler service and exclusive VIP airport transfers are included with this room category.

Renovated Rooms & Suites. In these newly renovated accommodations, you’ll enjoy stylish new furnishings, lavish spa-style bathrooms and oversized terraces and balconies that overlook the ocean.

10 Restaurants & 3 Food Trucks. With 13 dining options, you’re sure to satisfy all your culinary cravings. Six of the ten restaurants are new, offering French cuisine, a British pub, steaks, Pan Caribbean, sushi and fresh seafood. At the food trucks, you’ll find grab and go sweets, coffee, tacos, seafood and Italian classics.

Coconut Grove. This brand new beach club, where you can lounge, dine and play, is a Sandals first. Relax during the day under the shade of the palm trees and join the party at night with live entertainment. Coconut Grove is where you’ll find the food trucks.

Barefoot Cay. With this private island, you’ll feel like you’re enjoying 2 resorts for the price of 1. Barefoot Cay has two secluded beaches where you can relax, go for a swim or explore the Bahamas’ best snorkeling. Throughout the chic Beach Club, you’ll find a pool, whirlpool, swim-up bar, shaded hammocks, private cabanas, a Zen garden with firepit seating and the region’s best seafood house. A short cruise on the Love Runner will have you there in no time.

Sandals Royal Bahamian is located in Nassau, which is conveniently located just a short flight away with nonstop service from many major U.S. cities. Although it’s a quick trip, you will feel like you’re a million miles away with the resort’s easy-going beach lifestyle and irresistibly soothing charm. 

Want to be on the beach by noon? No problem. With the resort’s new Breakaway service, arriving early just means more time to enjoy your vacation. Upon arrival, the Breakaway hostess will greet you with a delicious cocktail, and with a quick change into comfortable clothes,you’ll head straight to the beach or swim-up pool bar and leave the Sandals team to take care of everything else. 

There’s no better time to get away to the Bahamas, and Sandals Royal Bahamian will bring a redefined luxury experience to your next getaway. Let’s book your stay today!

Hard Rock Riviera Maya is the perfect all-inclusive resort for families. Kids love the endless activities and parents love the beauty and serenity of the resort. The whole family will enjoy snorkeling or floating on the lazy river between trips down the water slide or zip line.

Hard Rock Riviera Maya

However, there are days when the young ones (or young at heart) need a break from the sun and sand. That’s when it may be time to escape to HyperX Gaming Lounge, the new gamer’s paradise at the resort. Boasting high-performance Gaming PCs, gaming consoles, a VR station, and the latest HyperX peripherals, this new addition offers an enhanced experience for any type of gamer. 

The HyperX Gaming Lounge is designed, built, and fine-tuned with the gamer in mind. Boasting nine gaming PCs, three Xbox Series X, two Nintendo Switches, a VR station, and a variety of HyperX peripherals, there’s something for everyone.

The lounge, inspired by a futuristic environment with simple and geometric elements, offers a selection of gaming for Everyone, Teen 13+ and Mature 17+. Game offerings and titles are subject to change as titles are always evolving with the latest trends, but you can rest assured that you will find titles such as these:

– Call of Duty Vanguard                      – League of Legends

– Overwatch                                        – Dota 2

– Minecraft                                           – Warzone

– Among Us                                         – Fortnite

– Fall Guys                                          – FIFA 22

– Rainbow Six Siege                           – Madden NFL 22

– Rocket League                                 – Mario Kart 8

– Valorent                                            – Pokemon

– Hearthstone                                      – And More!

– Apex Legends

Whether you have a grumpy teenager who needs a little alone time or you want to spend some time together in their world, you will love this new gaming lounge at Hard Rock Riviera Maya! Contact me today to book your next stay!

The AMR Collection of resorts has updated and rebranded two of its resorts!

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta has become Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa.

The change further elevates and upgrades the overall guest experience, delivering the Unlimited-Luxury standards and concept that Dreams Resorts & Spas are known for. Amenities include:

  • 327 spacious suites featuring spectacular ocean views, as well as ground floor suites with direct swim out access to a pool from a private terrace with a garden view
  • Open-air lobby on the third floor boasting bay and mountain views, perfect for watching sunsets and live nightly entertainment
  • Seven dining options, including four à la carte restaurants, a buffet, a grill and a café
  • Four bars serving premium brand domestic and international favorites ranging from swim-up to a nightly music lounge
  • Unique dinosaur-themed Explorer’s Club for Kids ages 3-12, and a Core Zone Teens Club for teens ages 13-17
  • Eco-friendly 14,000 square feet of spa made out of reclaimed wood and featuring a hydrotherapy circuit with new serenity spa cabins

Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun has become Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa.

The enhancements and upgrades for this resort include:

  • Beach Front Swim Out Suites with heated pools and beach and oceanfront views
  • Family Suites room category, perfect for accommodating larger families and big groups
  • New Master Suite room categories
  • Renovated modern suites throughout the property
  • New contemporary lobby and lobby bar
  • Renovated sports bar with a completely new look
  • Renovations to Lemongrass (Asian cuisine), Paramour (French cuisine), and Coco Café
  • Renovations to the spa with a fresh new look, plus a brand new bridal suite and additional cabins for single services
  • Family waterpark equipped with slides for both adults and children
  • Splash park and toddler pool added to the Explorer’s Club for Kids
  • Brand new Core Zone Teens Club
  • Beachfront wedding venue accommodating up to 120 people
  • Renovated and enhanced fitness center with new air-conditioned yoga room

These two family-oriented all-inclusive resorts have everything you need, complete with luxurious inclusions beyond all expectations. 

To book your stay at Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa or Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa, contact us today!

Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun is an all-inclusive family-friendly resort located near the world-famous Cancun Hotel Zone, just 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport.

The resort offers 438 luxury suites, 17 globally inspired and locally authentic restaurants, bars, and lounges, a full-service spa and fitness center, Mexico’s newest water park and an over-water gazebo for weddings and events.

Hyatt Ziva Riviera Cancun offers contemporary accommodations with private balconies featuring stunning ocean views and modern amenities and special touches, including spa-like bathrooms with rainfall showers, hot tubs, turndown service, high-tech entertainment and complimentary minibars stocked daily with water, beer, soft drinks and snacks!

Upgrade to Club Level and experience additional offerings such as:

  • Private check-in and check-out in an exclusive area
  • Personalized concierge services
  • Premium-brand liquors
  • Late check-out based on availability
  • Access to the Exclusive Club Level Lounge featuring imported premium drinks, appetizers and continental breakfast, table games & Wi-Fi

Enjoy 10 dining options like Rue De Rivoli! This adults-only restaurant has the perfect ambiance to explore the flavors of French cuisine, which come in modern form in mouthwatering dishes.

Miyako features Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisines that come together as chefs prepare sushi, curry, ramen, stir-fry and more right before your eyes.

Aftonia is a delectable breakfast buffet by day and At night, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine perfectly prepared with the freshest ingredients in a relaxing ambiance.

Relax at Seven bars and lounges including Infusions, a lively spot serving over-the-top drinks made with fresh ingredients.

Enjoy nine swimming pools including an ocean-view pool and a sprawling water park with tall slides and a kids pool providing fun for all ages.

Children can enjoy KidZ Club with kiddie pool and special supervised activities coordinated by trained professionals.

While adults can enjoy sunrise yoga, water aerobics, beach sports or wine tasting with expert sommeliers. The whole family will love the nightly entertainment, live music, and cultural performances.

The resort also features a fitness center with state-of-the-art amenities and a two-story Zen Spa inspired by the pre-Hispanic Mayan culture with 13 indoor and eight outdoor treatment rooms designed to reflect the breathtaking, natural scenery.

To book your stay at Hyatt Ziva Riveria Cancun, contact us today!

Sandals Resorts International has announced that Sandals Royal Curaçao will welcome guests beginning April 14, 2022!

This is the 16th Sandals Resort and the first Sandals on the island of Curacao. Curaçao is located in the southern Caribbean Sea about 40 miles north of Venezuela.

The resort is located on forty-four oceanfront acres, boasting 351 luxurious rooms and suites only 15 miles from the airport. The West-Facing Resort will feature some of the most spectacular sunsets in all of the Caribbean.

Sandals has not released all the information about this new resort, but here is what we know:

From the freshest seafood to the unique flavors of the orient, Sandals Royal Curaçao will offer a culinary journey with 12 unique dining options, including eight brand new cuisine experiences, three food trucks and Sandals first-ever floating restaurant.

The Duchess Floating Restaurant was constructed from a 92-foot authentic Dutch ship. It is set atop the sparkling azure seas and will be the ultimate dining experience.

You can also spend a casual night at the beachside food trucks, a Sandals first, offering delicacies from around the world, including traditional Curaçao fare, Spanish tapas, and Asian fusion.

The Dos Awa Pool is an infinity pool redefined. This island oasis where pools meet sea will feature expansive upper and lower decks which overlook the Spanish Water, for seamless, awe-inspiring views.


Sandals also mentions a “Natural Salt-Water Ocean-Fed Pool” Cut into the coastal rocks along the shoreline, the natural salt-water pool features a sand bottom and will be fed by the ocean.

When it comes to rooms, Sandals Royal Curaçao will offer fan-favorite room categories, in addition to two new luxurious suite categories, the Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows and the Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows.

The Awa Seaside Butler Bungalows with Private Pools are breathtaking seaside bungalows nestled alongside the coast. Guests can admire the majestic beauty of the ocean from their private infinity pool.

The Kurason Island Poolside Butler Bungalows with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tubs are gorgeous bungalows are arranged in Sandals iconic heart formation around a semi-private pool and lush, man-made island.


Every bungalow captures the height of luxury with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, custom crafted king-size beds adorned with soft linens and plush pillows for the ultimate sleep experience. Inside, each bungalow is also equipped with a smart TV and a large ceiling fan to stay cool while enjoying fresh Caribbean breezes.

Relax in the separate living room’s comfortable seating area, which has a fully stocked wet bar with premium liquor and a dining table. The bathrooms are equipped with his and hers sinks, a large backlit mirror adorned with mosaic tile, and a walk-in rain shower. Outside, your private patio is also equipped with an extended sun deck, Tranquility Soaking Tub with privacy curtains, sun loungers, and a bistro set for two.

The entire experience is rounded out through attentive service from a personal butler and 24-hour room service.

Perfect for a prestigious trip around the island, guests in the Kurason Island Suites and Awa Seaside Bungalows can explore every inch of this Caribbean gem with a guided map to all everything there is to see in a stylish Mini Cooper, only available at Sandals Royal Curaçao.

Are you ready to stay at Sandals Royal Curaçao? Click here to book your incredible vacation at Sandals Royal Curaçao.

AMResorts recently announced it will open a brand new Breathless branded property – Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa scheduled to open on December 7, 2021.

Breathless Cancun Soul Resort & Spa will be a four-diamond vibrant, chic and modern all-suite resort nestled between the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon. This beachfront resort will be the soul of Cancun, conveniently located on the iconic Cancun strip in the Hotel Zone.

AMResorts bills it as the perfect place to visit for adults seeking a sophisticated and lively getaway and singles, couples and friends to discover the perfect balance of excitement and tranquility on this beachfront playground in paradise with endless possibilities.

This all-suite oceanfront resort will offer a variety of amenities and services including three spectacular pools, ten gourmet dining options, a nightclub, fitness center, and luxury spa.

To book your stay at Breathless Cancun Soul, contact me today!

One of my clients recently returned from the incredible Royalton Mystique Blue on Isla Holbox (pronounced HOLE·bosh). Known for its beautiful sunsets and calm blue water, Isla Holbox is about a 2.5 hour drive from the Cancun airport by car plus a 30-minute ferry, or even faster via a quick chartered flight. There are no cars on this beautiful and low-key island, so you get around by foot, bike, or golf cart taxi. 

Royalton Mystique Blue

Isla Holbox has a moratorium on development, so instead of big all-inclusive hotels, you will find lots of smaller boutique hotels. There are tons of great restaurants, from inexpensive and delicious taco stands to modern Mexican small plates, to fresh smoothies and vegan options. The island specialty is lobster pizza, which is made with pesto sauce. My client even took a Mexican cooking class and learned to make ceviche, shrimp tacos, and more. 

Check out some of my client’s amazing photos! Contact me for more information and to book your trip to Isla Holbox!

AMResorts, known for their collection of luxury resort destinations, has announced the opening of two new Secrets-branded properties in Riviera Maya, Mexico. The resorts, scheduled to open December 1, 2021, are located on a white sandy beach within Corasol, a gated community with an 18-hole golf course. If that’s not enough golf for you or your loved one, the resorts are a short five-minute drive from the Mayakoba, an 18-hole golf course designed by the famed Greg Norman.

Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen and Secrets Impression Moxché Playa del Carmen will both offer a variety of luxury amenities, including:

  • Gourmet cuisine by world-renowned chefs
  • Three man-made cenotes (underground chamber/cave for snorkeling, swimming or floating)
  • Seven heated pools
  • One interior, beach-inspired pool designed for intimate gatherings
  • Close proximity to snorkeling, diving, and the famous 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, a 5-mile pedestrian-only walkway dedicated to tourists
  • Breathtaking rooftop sky wedding gazebo overlooking the Caribbean Sea
  • Contemporary sports bar to watch games, unwind and socialize
  • Expansive Spa by Pevonia® with elevated focus on wellness 

The names of the resorts are so similar. What are the differences? 

Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen will offer 485 rooms, including the Preferred Club and Secrets’ signature Unlimited-Luxury concept. All suites will have luxurious rain showers, Nespresso machines, and large terraces. These gorgeous suites will feature exquisite architecture and the finest comforts that allow for private celebrations, cocktails, events and relaxation. There will be nine unique dining selections, including seven à la carte restaurants, one buffet, Barefoot Grill, and Coco Café.

Preferred Club guests at this resort will enjoy additional upgraded offerings, including large upscale enhanced suites. There is also a rooftop terrace offering magnificent views of Cozumel with a private lounge, bar, infinity swimming pool and exclusive restaurant. Preferred Club also offers an upgraded mini-bar and special access to Secrets Impression Moxché Playa del Carmen’s author’s signature restaurant for an additional cost.

Secrets Impression Moxché Playa del Carmen introduces the exquisite and highly unique Impression concept to the Secrets brand. Think upscale lavish suites, extravagant beachfront villas and a more private personalized experience for those looking for the highest level of luxury. The suites, which begin at 947 square feet, include a full marble bathroom with rain shower, furnished balcony or terrace with marble soaking tub, Nespresso machines and more. Some suites come with elevated concierge and butler service. In addition to the nine restaurants at Secrets Moxché Playa del Carmen, Secrets Impression Moxché Playa del Carmen boasts three exclusive Impression restaurants – the rooftop Impression restaurant, complimentary access to the author’s signature restaurant with a daily rotating set menu and wine pairing, and a beachfront restaurant.

Secrets Impression Moxché Playa del Carmen Rendering

Both resorts will offer green practices and will feature the CleanComplete Verification protocols on property.

If you’re looking for an all-inclusive vacation that offers sun-soaked beaches, elegant accommodations and a next-level luxury experience, contact me today so we can determine which resort is right for you. 

Sandals Resorts is converting two all-inclusive Jamaican properties, along with a land parcel in Ocho Rios, into three Sandals resort experiences under the Sandals and Beaches brands.

Sandals will convert the former Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa in Ocho Rios and the Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort & Waterpark, both acquired last year, plus beachfront land adjacent to the Ocho Rios resort, into three properties: Sandals Dunn’s River; an adjacent, 250-room Sandals Royal Dunn’s River oceanfront property and a new Beaches Runaway Bay resort.

Sandals Dunn’s River will undergo a “top to bottom” renovation. Sandals Dunn’s River will offer a total of 260 rooms including 48 signature SkyPool Suites, a first for Jamaica, which will feature a private cantilevered, solar-heated plunge pool with infinity edge. 12 Swim-up Rondoval™ Suites with many featuring a “Rooftop Terrace” will also grace the property – both signature Love Nest Butler Suites® for the ultimate in privacy and service; 10 restaurants including a specialty rum bar inside the brand’s newest Latin Fusion restaurant concept Azuka and 9 bars; 7 pools including 2 river pools and Red Lane® Spa.

The sister hotels will operate in much the same manner as the concept that Sandals developed between Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados, with exchange privileges between the two all-inclusive resorts. They will be offering “generous” exchange privileges between the two all-inclusive resorts, including multiple dining and amenity options.

The Runaway Bay resort, located between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, will also undergo “extensive redevelopment” becoming Beaches’ third Jamaican property. The redeveloped resort will feature 400 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom suites, designed “with extended families in mind,” said officials. Guests of Beaches Runaway Bay will have access to Runaway Bay Golf Club and its par-72, 18-hole championship golf course.

The Dunn’s River property returns to the Sandals portfolio as Sandals Dunn’s River, the same name the property utilized when Sandals first purchased the resort in 1990. “Sandals Dunn’s River holds special meaning to our family because its history is the story of Jamaica’s evolution as a travel powerhouse,” said Adam Stewart, Sandals executive chairman.

“My father grew up on the beach in Ocho Rios and this hotel, the first of its kind when it was built in the 1950s, captured the era’s glamour and sparked his imagination,” he said. “When it became available, we jumped at the chance to bring the hotel back into the Sandals fold.”

Sandals has targeted completion of the new Sandals Dunn’s River for fourth quarter 2022. Phase II is the creation of sister-property Sandals Royal Dunn’s River, which will be adjacent and offer generous exchange privileges with a slated completion in 2023.

Stewart says the new Sandals Dunn’s River was the last project he and his late father collaborated on and is an homage to the natural beauty of their beloved Jamaica, with water pulled and circulated from natural reserves and the brand’s signature suites being a prominent feature.

For additional information about these three amazing new properties, contact me today!