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BlueBay Hotels Invites You to Fall in Love With Valentine’s Day Stays



In a month-long celebration of romance, BlueBay Hotels invites couples to celebrate their love (and escape the winter doldrums) in a tropical paradise at its two adult-exclusive properties in the Caribbean, for which the brand has created a special “Fall in Love with Your Holidays” promotion that’s currently offering up to 55 percent off on bookings made from February 4 through March 2, for stays taking place through December 23, 2020.

The first, the Blue Diamond Luxury Boutique Hotel, supplies discerning guests with an all-inclusive, adults-only, five-star resort experience in the stunning Riviera Maya region, located along Mexico’s idyllic Caribbean coastline.

Having also been awarded the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond rating and maintaining membership in Small Luxury Hotels of the World, its standards of luxury accommodation, amenities and service are second to none.

The resort is ideally situated just ten minutes outside of Playa del Carmen and 30 minutes from Cancun International Airport, built alongside tranquil estuaries and a mystical Mayan cenote and set within an easy distance from several Mayan ruins.

Sporting a sophisticated, modern aesthetic that nonetheless incorporates natural wooden and limestone elements into its construction, the hotel’s smaller-scale, high-end boutique atmosphere supplies a level of exclusivity and privacy that appeals especially to couples.

Each of the property’s 128 secluded, five-star suites incorporates panoramic, floor-to-ceiling windows, which open out onto a private terrace or balcony, some categories even including private pools. Three outdoor pools, a 7,200-square-foot spa, three onsite restaurants, bars and lounges and a wealth of available activities, including water sports, fitness programs and access to nearby golfing, round out the offerings.

For partners in love, another especially peaceful and romantic escape awaits at Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic: BlueBay Villas Doradas, the Spanish brand’s second five-star, all-inclusive, adults-only property in the Caribbean. Ideal for honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries and the like, the resort occupies a stunning stretch of private beach on the spectacular sands of celebrated Puerto Plata.

The resort features five luxurious categories of accommodations, four hotel restaurants and several bars, three swimming pools, a state-of-the-art spa and a wide array of available sporting activities, including golfing at the neighboring 18-hole Playa Dorada Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones.

Couples can take advantage of onsite leisure activities offered, such as sushi- or cocktail-making classes, bachata and merengue lessons, and massage classes imparting skills that you can practice on your partner.

PHOTO: A couple running on the beach in Playa del Carmen. (photo via BlueBay Hotels)

The nearby colonial-era city of Puerto Plata proper makes for an excellent shared excursion, where you can soak in 19th-century Victorian architecture and experience the area’s historical and cultural heritage firsthand.

Nearby attractions include traditional rum distilleries, lovely botanical gardens, spectacular waterfalls and national parks enclosing protected areas of majestic rainforest.

For more information, contact a travel advisor or visit

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Family Fun Abounds in Ocho Rios at Moon Palace Jamaica



All-inclusive resorts are an amazing option for families in search of the perfect shared getaway.

Parents looking for relaxation and a reprieve from daily pressures can certainly appreciate not having to sweat every individual expenditure while on vacation and instead settling on an up-front cost that allows adults and kids alike to go hog wild when they reach their destination.

At Moon Palace Jamaica, a Palace Resorts property situated near the celebrated seaside town of Ocho Rios, all-inclusive really means that it’s all covered, from luxurious accommodations and upscale amenities to world-class dining, 24-hour room service, minibar, premium satellite TV channels, wireless internet access, free calls within North America and a whole host of on-site activities designed to appeal to every age group.

The 700-room resort is located directly on Jamaica’s north coastal beach, where the sparkling Caribbean Sea virtually calls out to guests to come splash in its dazzling waters and warm themselves on the tropical sands.

With use of non-motorized watersports equipment included in their stay, kids and grown-ups might want to try boogie-boarding, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking or sailing a Hobie cat as a family. Once the tribe has had their sand and saltwater for one day, there’s always more aquatic fun to be had at any of four family-friendly outdoor swimming pools.

PHOTO: A family enjoying time on the water at Moon Palace Jamaica. (photo via Palace Resorts)

The resort’s kids’ club, called the ‘Playroom,’ houses state-of-the-art activity spaces that cater to kids whose ages are four and up. They’ll stay entertained for hours in areas filled with building blocks, creativity areas, kitchen play area, ball pit, indoor playground, movies, video games and even a mini-stage to host kids’ karaoke.

Outdoors, there’s a dedicated kiddie pool and children’s water park, plus areas for taking out bikes and rideable cars.

The trendy ‘Wired’ teen lounge is designed especially for kids twelve and over, featuring flat-screen TVs, video games, arcade games, billiards, air hockey and foosball tables, and serving up slushies and frozen virgin cocktails.

Moon Palace Jamaica
PHOTO: An outdoor restaurant at Moon Palace Jamaica. (photo via Palace Resorts)

With all this on offer, it’s possible that parents will find their teenagers spending more time on their own, with their peers, than they’d have guessed.

Parents who prefer to enjoy a little adults-only downtime who have children under four are also able to arrange for babysitting services through the resort for an additional fee.

Where kids are concerned, what’s on the menu at their next meal can also be a pressing question. Guests of Moon Palace Jamaica will find abundant options available to keep youngsters satisfied, with everything from poolside pizza and snacks to gourmet dining included in their stay.

Boulangerie, Moon Palace Jamaica
PHOTO: Boulangerie, Moon Palace Jamaica (photo via Palace Resorts)

The Boulangerie, reminiscent of a Parisian café, is particularly convenient, serving up fresh pastries, crepes, sweet treats, ice cream, flavored coffees and more, 24 hours a day. Gourmet Corner also dishes out a variety of quick-serve favorites, like pizza, paninis and even sushi, for casual dining or to take on-the-go.

Five other sumptuous, dine-in restaurants on the property offer a mouth-watering variety of cuisines with options to please the palates of adults and minors alike.

Right now, Moon Palace Jamaica is offering a special deal that provides free airport transfers, up to $1,500 in resort credit, and free stays for kids and teens.

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