Resort Wedding Destinations
| Antigua |
A beach for every day of the year
Silken sands. Captivating coves. Secluded shores. There are 365 beaches in Antigua, one for each day of the year. Tucked along the bays of the island, Antigua's beaches are some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean. A protective, nearly unbroken wall of coral reef makes Antigua a delight for sun worshippers and watersport enthusiasts. The coasts of Antigua are ideal for yacht cruising and racing, with constant trade winds and many harbors for exploration. Snorkeling and diving are prominent on the east coast while the northwest coast by Galley Bay attracts surfers during the winter. With a tropical climate, outstanding beaches, a plethora of water activities and delicious cuisine, Antigua is a great Caribbean escape.
| Aruba |
It means "Welcome" ...On the island of Aruba, you truly are.
Enjoy the charm of windmills, lighthouses, and twisting divi-divi trees or luxuriate in the world's most opulent spas. Play in the glittering casinos and luxury resorts or wander the unsurpassed pristine beaches. Aruba's serene settings make it ideal for weddings, honeymoons, and romantic getaways. On the windward coast, the Atlantic crashes over rocks, coral bridges and cliffs. Aruba has a desert-like climate, and vacationers enjoy clear skies, bright sunshine, and cooling trade winds almost every day of the year. With its sunny weather, long stretches of white sand beaches, modern resorts, and glitzy casinos, Aruba truly has something for everyone!
| Barbados |
Serenity and gentility beckon...
Barbados is a charming tropical island rich in history and tradition. Most famous for its endless pink and white sand beaches, the western Gold Coast beaches are the most popular with their calm waters. Barbados is unique, melding English traditions with a Caribbean style. Often called Little England, the island is home to centuries-old stone buildings and churches. If not for the swaying palm trees, you would think you were in a London neighborhood. A haven of welcoming hospitality with a heartbeat unique to all the Caribbean, Barbados is a little more remote, a little harder to get to, and a whole lot harder to leave!
| Belize |
Endless beauty, endless adventure...
Sprawled on the Caribbean coast, nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, Belize offers an intriguing mix of tropical forests rich with wildlife, majestic mountains, mysterious Mayan temples, and diving and fishing experiences beyond compare. In a single day, you can go from tropical forest to the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. The natural ecology and individual history varies from town to town, adding to the intrigue of Belize. So pack your bags, but keep it light... while Belize offers more than enough to keep you on the move (even if it's just to roll over on the beach), you will never have to move far thanks to its diverse and convenient geography. Hike or canoe under the shade of the rainforest canopy in the company of over 500 species of birds. Observe stalactites and stalagmites in caves that contain pottery and ceremonial remnants of the ancient Maya. Island hop by kayak between the cays or around one of Belize's three atolls. Witness a sunset from atop a Mayan temple Snorkel with the kids and learn about the biology of the barrier reef. Take a refreshing dip beneath one of the many spectacular waterfalls. Exchange vows with the crystal Caribbean Sea lapping at your feet. Swap stories back at your luxury resort after a day of wrestling with permit, tarpon, and bonefish.
| Bermuda |
Where Old World charm meets New World splendor
Delightful English heritage mixed with American and Caribbean influences, discover the dozens of islands that make up Bermuda. Captivating beaches surround picturesque cliffs and coves, and posh tea rooms overlook perfectly trimmed cricket yards and golf courses. Join in on a rousing round of cricket, Bermuda's top sporting event. Pink sand is predominant along the southern shore, most notably at South Shore Park. Dive into Bermuda's emerald waters with more than 650 species of colorful fish. 570 miles east of North Carolina, Bermuda's climate is ideal for summer vacations.
| Cap Cana |
Only 10 minutes from Punta Cana Airport, pay a visit to nearby Cap Cana, with its array of luxurious services and upscale amenities. Complete with pure white sand and turquoise sea, Cap Cana features the largest inland yacht marina in the Caribbean surrounded by elegant shops, upscale dining and world-class golf. The championship 18-hole Punta Espada Golf Course is the first of three Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in Cap Cana and rated by Golfweek as the #1 course in Mexico and the Caribbean.
| Curacao |
Selected as a "Top Destination 2012" by Frommer's, one of the 5 Caribbean Islands to Discover Now by Budget Travel and a top three Honeymoon Hot Spot by Condé Nast Traveler, Curaçao is a unique Caribbean island paradise, boasting 35 uncrowded beaches, and an eclectic mix of history and culture. Explore the vibrant, culturally diverse capital city of Willemstad - a UNESCO World Heritage site - with its distinctive architecture, museums, monuments, and world-class shopping. Indulge in Curaçao's vast selection of flavorful restaurants, with a mix of sophisticated international and tasty local cuisines. Discover Curaçao's abundant natural beauty, pristine dive sites, and spectacular snorkeling at secluded beaches. Curaçao offers idyllic weather, situated outside of the Hurricane Belt in the Southern Caribbean.
| Grand Cayman |
Grand Cayman is a diver's dream! Underwater adventure abounds with more than 200 dive sites abundant with fascinating coral reefs and colorful marine life. On land, explore mysterious caves and coves, once hideouts for notorious pirates like Blackbeard and Sir Henry Morgan. Partake in a variety of watersports on famous Seven Mile Beach, or simply "Relax Cayman Islands Style" and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this stunning Caribbean treasure.
| Jamaica |
Nothing is a problem on this island paradise where reggae, romance, and the Caribbean sun come together. Jamaica gleams in Technicolor as lofty Blue Mountains spill onto verdant plains, shimmering sands and turquoise seas. Accommodations range from charming inns to luxurious resorts. Each of Jamaica's 12 golf courses has its own unique design and personality. Pioneers of the all-inclusive vacation concept, you won't find an island that does it better. Jamaica is the birthplace of Belafonte's calypso and Bob Marley's reggae, and home to many celebrated music festivals.
Montego Bay has it all, from an international airport and five championship golf courses to beautiful hotels and a variety of amazing beaches. With its own international airport, Montego Bay is ideal for those who are limited to a short stay. To the East you'll find the towns of Braco and Falmouth. These two charming towns allow visitors to explore history and bask on beautiful beaches, with the green hills of Trelawny as its backdrop.
Stay in Ocho Rios to experience spectacular waterfalls, sprawling beaches, tropical gardens, and fern gullies perfect for nature lovers and romantics. Negril is known for its amazing sunsets and laid-back vibe. Its Seven Mile Beach features soft white sand and turquoise waters. Looking for a romantic getaway? Runaway Bay is the place, with its peaceful setting and pristine beaches. Visit nearby Nine Miles, the birthplace of Bob Marley. Where you go in Jamaica, the friendly smiles of its people and the natural beauty of the island will keep you coming back.
| La Romana |
Playground of the Rich and Famous
Located on the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic, La Romana is a secluded, upscale paradise offering some of the Caribbean's best beaches. It is home to Casa de Campo, the host of kings and celebrities for generations, and Altos de Chavón, a 16th century Mediterranean village replica where you'll find artisans' shops, galleries, restaurants, and exciting nightlife. Experience a performing arts event under the stars at the 5,000 seat outdoor ampitheatre. La Romana offers four championship golf courses, including the famous "Teeth of the Dog." The new Coral Highway has cut the transfer time from the Punta Cana International Airport to about 45 minutes. Or fly directly into Casa de Campo Airport (LRM). Apple Vacations offers non-stop vacation flights into LRM from JFK.
| Puerto Plata |
Golden Beaches on the Amber Coast...
With majestic mountains at its back and the sparkling Atlantic and soothing trade winds at its face, Puerto Plata is the Caribbean's up and coming destination. The entire shore is known as the Amber Coast, named for rich deposits of the lustrous stone. The town bustles with shops, restaurants and patio cafes. A rich blend of cultures and architecture make this scenic retreat ideal for your Caribbean vacation. You can find a global culture here with a unique Dominican twist. French dance and ballet can be found in the Cibao and Santiago and Victorian and English architecture still can be found in Puerto Plata. This intermix of cultures is best expressed in the meringue dance and music of the island. A rhythmic mix from African and Caribbean origins, merengue is very much part of life here! From January through March, Samana Bay is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. It offers something for everyone - the outer bay is where you might find aggressive males competing for the females, and the sheltered inner bay is one of the most important humpback nurseries in the world. Humpback whales have been wintering near Samana for centuries. Cave drawings made by the aboriginal inhabitants of Los Haitises, long before Columbus arrived, depict the spouting whales. Columbus saw them too, as the log of his travels along the north coast in 1493 makes clear. If windsurfing along the coast of a lush island sounds appealing to you, then take note. About 30 minutes from Puerto Plata is the quaint resort community of Cabarete. A host to world championship windsurfing events, the smooth waters of this bay with consistent winds makes it a magnet for water-sports enthusiasts. Ocean World in Puerto Plata is the world's first fully interactive ocean park. It's not about strolling past gigantic aquariums teeming with tropical fish and sharks. It's about actually getting inside the aquarium and swimming with them. This is the first park of its kind, where you're interactive with all the animals: sea lions, dolphins, sharks, stingrays, tropical fish and tropical birds.
| Puerto Rico |
The Island of Enchantment
Rich in history and filled with natural wonders, enchanting Puerto Rico has it all: worldclass resorts, championship golf, 300 miles of shoreline, fabulous shops, fine dining, and a nightlife that sizzles with nightclubs and casinos. Puerto Rico offers many adventures including Riu Camuy Cave System Park, where visitors can descend into a million year old cave. Tour Old San Juan, the oldest city in the U.S., the historic town of Ponce and the 400-year-old forts at San Felipe del Morro and San Cristobal. Don't miss El Yunque Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Park Service and home to numerous unique plants and animals like tree frogs that serenade in the evenings.
| Punta Cana |
Known best for its endless stretches of white sand beaches, world-class golf and vast array of all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is often referred to as the Coconut Coast. No resort in Punta Cana is higher than the highest palm tree, and there is no shortage of palms on the 40 miles of white sand beaches. But Punta Cana is far more than an incredible beach destination. You'll find great restaurants, casinos, world-class spas, and 28 amazing golf courses. Be sure to visit nearby Cap Cana, featuring the Caribbean's largest inland yacht marina and world-class golf. Apple Vacations is the World's #1 Vacation Company to Punta Cana, and with good reason! Since its tourism beginnings, millions of travelers have chosen Apple Vacations to this incredible destination. Enjoy exclusive non-stop vacation flights from select cities as well as scheduled air service.
| Santo Domingo |
In the footsteps of the great explorers...
Santo Domingo is one of the Caribbean's most vibrant cities, with a 12-block Colonial Zone to rival that of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. The Old Town remains partially enclosed by remnants of the original city wall-stroll the narrow streets and explore the old stone buildings. In Santo Domingo you'll find one of the grandest shopping bazaars of the Caribbean, with such "hot" items as hand-wrapped cigars and local handcrafts. From gambling to merengue, Santo Domingo is one of the liveliest cities in the Caribbean after dark.
| Sint Maarten/Saint Martin |
All of the finer things in life can be found on this elegant island that shares the cultures of two countries. To the south is the Dutch side, Sint Maarten, with its cosmopolitan capital of Philipsburg, duty-free shops, glitzy casinos and nightspots. To the north isthe French side, St. Martin, with its chic boutiques, French cafés and deluxe resorts. Pay a visit Maho Beach and watch incoming jets flying in for a landing just a few feetover your head. The French capital of Marigot is a culinary haven for sampling all regions of French cuisine.
| St. Croix |
St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, offers a tranquil tropical destination for vacationers, honeymooners, scuba divers, and more. Rich in cultural diversity, St. Croix has a past filled with a fascinating history. Experience the unique culture of St. Croix through its arts, crafts, music, and more during a variety of festivals and cultural events throughout the year. St. Croix provides gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casino action, and golf. Although only 22.7 miles long and 8 miles at its widest point, the landscape of St. Croix is surprisingly diverse. Visiting just the two main towns of Saint Croix will give you a glimpse of the island's incredible history, from regal 18th and 19th-century homes in Christiansted to a tropical rain forest in Frederiksted.
| St. Kitts |
An experience like no other...
Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. St. Kitts is uncrowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of its ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to wander through the lava formations, tropical forests, and seaside lagoons. This tranquil island full of natural beauty boasts exotic black and white sand beaches and an emerald-green rain forest. Hike to Mt. Liamuiga, a dormant volcano on the northeast coast.
| St. Lucia (UVF) |
Sparkling bays glisten in the sunlight over picturesque sandy coves. Exotic rain forests burst with the vibrant hues of tropical flowers and vegetation. The Twin Peaks of the Pitons rise magnificently from the sea. Whether you're after romance, rejuvenation or adventure, St. Lucia is the perfect destination. St. Lucia's west coast is home to stunning reefs and wrecks, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. The southern part of the island is a "must-see" with its abundant natural wonders. With its tranquil waters, St. Lucia is a watersports lover's dream.
| St. Thomas |
A Caribbean getaway with American Influence
The most cosmopolitan of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Thomas still retains the distinctive atmosphere of a secluded Caribbean paradise. Go shopping and sailing, snorkeling, and sightseeing, or diving and dining. Enjoy the island's world-renowned golf course, picture-perfect beaches, and spectacular nightlife. Take the Skyride 700 feet above the city or climb the famous 99 Steps of Charlotte Amalie for an incomparable view of the Caribbean. Whether indulging in some of the world's prettiest most breathtaking beaches, re-discovering history at museums, forts or historic houses, admiring stunning panoramic views via a hike, bike or sky tram, playing a round of golf, making a splash in the invigorating turquoise blue waters, or visiting dutyfree shops, St. Thomas has much to enjoy!
| Turks and Caicos |
Explore and find... yourself.
A perfect climate, pristine beaches, and soothing turquoise and emerald surf combine for the ideal vacation experience in Turks and Caicos. Made up of 40 different islands, only eight are inhabited. Some of the Caribbean's best diving can be found here due to the abundance of colorful sea life and impressive coral walls of the 200-mile barrier reef system that surrounds Turks and Caicos. Dive, snorkel, stroll, dine, dance, do everything, or do nothing. Providenciales (Provo) is the center of tourism with a vast choice of hotels, resorts, and restaurants. Most of the outer islands can easily be reached by boat from Provo.
Still largely undiscovered, Turks and Caicos are ideal for a romantic escape, a relaxing family vacation, and excellent underwater adventures.
| Acapulco |
The adventure paradise without limits.
Located on Mexico's southern Pacific coast, Acapulco offers mountain views, a beautiful bay, sunny beaches, and unbeatable nightlife. Stroll along the Costera Miguel Aleman, Acapulco's main strip, with its variety of shops, restaurants and discotheques. Visit La Quebrada to witness the divers' 135-foot plunge into a tide-filled cove. Sunshine beckons travelers to Acapulco's sprawling shores where activities abound, romance flourishes, and the party never ends.
| Cancun |
Surrounded on three sides by lagoon, bay, and the turquoise Caribbean Sea, Cancun boasts 14 miles of pristine white-sand beaches shaped like the number 7. Cancun's wide selection of hotels, all-inclusive resorts, golf courses, and spas are truly world-class. Downtown Cancun is a shopper's paradise, with everything from lively street markets to the world's most exclusive boutiques within walking distance of fantastic resorts. Cancun's array of dining choices will entice every palate, ranging from local specialties to five star restaurants. The glittering nightlife still reigns downtown and in Cancun's Hotel Zone, with all-night discos, live music, piano bars, and even jazz clubs open year round. Enjoy watersports and amazing underwater life with the Great Mayan Reef just offshore. This high-energy hotspot is the gateway to the ancient Mayan world.
Located eight miles north of Cancun, Isla Mujeres is only five miles long with a charming small downtown area. Discover the magic of this old fishing village couples with the relaxing atmosphere of a spectacular beach destination. For a truly luxurious vacation, visit Riviera Maya at the south end of Cancun, the home of endless white-sand beaches, world-class resorts, spas, golf, and ancient Mayan ruins. Voted by Apple Vacationers as the "Best Destination" in 2013, there's something here for everyone. Enjoy trendy shopping, wining, and dining on Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, and amazing watersports in the quaint towns of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal.
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| Cozumel |
A Mexican heart...with a Caribbean soul
Color your dreams on the island of Cozumel, a vibrant land steeped in rich history with beauty that stretches far beyond its spectacular shores. Just twelve miles off the Yucatan coast, Cozumel draws divers and snorkelers from around the globe. Once described by Jacques Cousteau as the best diving area in the world, famous Palancar Reef lies three miles offshore and is renowned for its underwater clarity of up to 150 feet. On the eastern side, white beaches are left as they were when Mayans inhabited the island. Take a jeep tour, explore ruins in the jungles, or snorkel in the Chankanaab Lagoon, which features the only inland coral reef formation in the world.
| Huatulco |
Nine bays, no limits.
Huatulco (wah-tool-co) is one of Mexico's most relaxed tourist destinations, located on Mexico's southern Pacific coast at the edge of the Sierra Madre Mountains in the state of Oaxaca. 22-miles of picturesque beaches dot the nearly virgin Pacific coastline while nine bays make Huatulco a watersports lover's dream. Be sure to take a trip around Huatulco's nine bays to discover the stunning surroundings, hidden beaches, and flora and fauna. Deluxe modern resorts are set amidst a natural unspoiled setting on Tangolunda Bay. Peaceful and romantic Conejos Bay offers golden sand beaches and sapphire waters. The hemisphere's first eco-tourism resort, EarthCheck certification has been awarded to Huatulco for its high environmental standards.
| Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo |
Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo (zee-wha-ta-neh-ho) are only four miles apart, yet deliver the best of both worlds! Ixtapa is a modern world-class resort area with a 600-slip marina, restaurants and nightclubs, golf courses, and twenty miles of golden beaches perfect for watersports. A fishing port for centuries, Zihuatanejo returns you to a simpler time with seaside cafes, hillside inns, and old-world charm. This area is ideal for honeymooners, snorkelers, and cultural travelers who appreciate "Zihua's" laid-back vibe and postcard-worthy scenery of rocky cliffs, sand, and sea.
In Ixtapa, choose from a wide variety of exciting excursions. Partake in the adventure of a lifetime, with amazing deep sea fishing right off the coast. Underwater fans will enjoy the scuba at the over 30 sites in the region. Tours are available for the most advanced divers to beginners. Snorkeling at Ixtapa Island is one of the most popular activities. Ixtapa's two world-class, 18-hole golf courses make this tropical destination a haven for golf enthusiasts. The courses are located at opposite ends of Ixtapa's main hotel strip along Palmar Beach.
Ten minutes from Ixtapa, the fishing port of Zihuatanejo is a popular choice among backpackers. This Mexican village has cobblestone streets, quaint cafés, and markets that charm vacationers. The winding streets lead to galleries, folk art shops, small boutique hotels, and palapa-style seafood restaurants that offer the fresh catches of the day. Although they offer a diverse vacation experience, Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo share an ideal climate and 16 miles of beautiful golden sand beaches.
| Loreto |
Rich in History, Rich in Beauty...
Located on the Baja Peninsula with its own international airport, warm sunny days paired with the blue the Sea of Cortez makes Loreto the perfect setting for a relaxing, fun-filled vacation. Famous for sport fishing, Loreto also offers incredible snorkeling, scuba diving, golf, tennis, kayaking, and sailing. Take a trip to one of the 14 nearby islands and bask in the marine life, including sea lions, exotic birds, dolphins, and whales.
| Los Cabos |
At the tip of the Baja Peninsula, land ends and the Gulf of California meets the Pacific. Here, blue waters, rugged cliffs, coves teeming with marine life, desert vistas, and mountains wash together in vibrant color. Los Cabos is known best for its golden beaches, world class golf, lively nightlife, whale sightings in the winter, and celebrity sightings year-round! Sport fishing reigns supreme here - Cabo is known as the Marlin Capital of the World.
Hot sunny days and low humidity make the lively town of Cabo San Lucas a favorite beach vacation destination, also known for fabulous deep-sea fishing and championship golf. Great photo ops await at El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch that lies adjacent to Lovers' Beach. Visit Cabo's bustling marina and the Puerto Paraiso Mall, which holds over 200 stores, restaurants, cinema, bowling alley, and more. Every autumn, thousands of gray whales make their annual migration to Cabo from Alaska. Tours will get you up close and personal with these gentle giants from December through March. Few places can compete with the nightlife that this celebrity hotspot offers, with dozens of restaurants, discos, clubs, and bars.
The more laid-back town of San Jose del Cabo is home to several championship golf courses, quaint shops, boutiques, and fine restaurants. History buffs will enjoy the culture throughout the city. The Old Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San Jose, has a history dating back to the 1730's, while The Estero, an estuary with an endless variety of colorful birds and wildlife, offers a serene and tranquil landscape. Between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the 20-mile Corridor at Land's End is defined by the azure waters of the Sea of Cortez that meet with stunning desert vistas. Deep sea fishing in The Corridor is among the best in the world. The Corridor is home to many luxury hotels and resort properties, with many activities, restaurants, world-class golf courses, and top of the line spas.
| Manzanillo |
Old World Charm, New World Adventure
Built along the gorgeous Pacific Coast, Manzanillo is a vacationer's dream and a fisherman's delight, with over 600 years of notable history and boundless beauty. Miles of
white and black sand beaches, glistening bays, and an ideal climate provide a beautiful and peaceful setting. The main plaza overlooks the bay and is surrounded by local bars, restaurants, and shops. Set off on a course of adventure in sport fishing - after all, Manzanillo is acclaimed as the "Sailfish Capital of the World", with international tournaments held in its waters yearly. Explore "Volcande Fuego," an active volcano near Colima, the capital of Manzanillo. On the wayback, visit the Palacio de Gobierno and the ruins of the San Francisco de Colima Convent, the second oldest convent in western Mexico.
| Mazatlan |
Located directly east of the tip of the Baja Peninsula, 17 gorgeous miles of beach make Mazatlan a winner among sun destinations. Known as the Pearl of the Pacific because of its beautiful beaches and abundant marine life, Mazatlan has become an important site for international fishing tournaments. In the Golden Zone, a stroll along the famous Malecón is great for shopping and dining. Mazatlan offers two marinas and fantastic golf courses with beautiful ocean views. Stroll through Old Mazatlan, the historic center lined with 19th century architecture. With its markets, churches, cafes, and plazas, life in the traditional neighborhoods carries on as it did before tourists arrived.
| Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit |
Sheltered by the jungled landscapes of the Sierra Madre Mountains to the east with incredible views of the Pacific to the west, Puerto Vallarta provides an exotic blend of vibrant culture, Mexican flavor, and nature at her best. In Downtown Puerto Vallarta, walk along the newly upgraded seafront Malecon and enjoy the open-air cafes, boutiques, art galleries, and active nightlife. Along the lively Hotel Zone, enjoy watersports, nightlife, and beachcombing.
Ten minutes north of Puerto Vallarta's airport, Riviera Nayarit stretches along nearly 200 miles of Pacific Coastline. Voted "Best Destination" by Apple Vacationers in 2012, Riviera Nayarit offers top-notch hotels, world-class golf, white and golden sand beaches, and eco-tourism adventures. Get a taste of old-world Mexico in the town of Bucerias, or take in the lush natural surroundings and luxury hotels in the new town of Nuevo Vallarta.
Perfect for romantics, Mismaloya offers hotels tucked into mountains and coves, and offers some of the best views in all of Vallarta. Verdant mountains tumble toward the sea along the shoreline south of Vallarta. Marina Vallarta is convenient to the airport, and offers championship golf and an exclusive marina with shops and open-air cafes. The fashionable neighborhood offers top quality hotels, plus abundant watersports, tennis, shopping, restaurants, and nightlife.
| Riviera Maya |
Fly to Cancun and head south to the 112-mile stretch of coastal paradise known as Riviera Maya. Stretching from Puerto Morelos to the north (15 minutes from the Cancun Airport and often considered Riviera Cancun) to Tulum to the south, Riviera Maya has it all!. White sand beaches front turquoise waters, tropical jungles and ancient Mayan ruins. Visit Playa Del Carmen and its trendy Fifth Avenue, known for great shops, dining, golf and nightlife. Further up the coast are the popoular resort areas of Puerto Aventuras and Akumal.
Experience underwater life on the Great Maya Reef, the largest coral reef in the Northern Hemisphere. Discover ancient Mayan cities including Tulum, the only archaeological site located by the sea and Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Visit Xel-Ha, the world's largest natural aquarium, and Xcaret, where you'll see fascinating indigenous wildlife and can snorkel in underground rivers.
| Grand Bahama |
Grand Bahama Island is a popular vacation retreat blessed with miles of white sand beaches to enjoy during the day and non-stop entertainment that goes on all night! Las Vegas style shows & nightclubs abound in Freeport/Lucaya. Outside of the city is an entire island filled with natural wonders and an incredible diversity of marine life. There are small towns that seem to sleep in time, and they hide a history unlike any other in the Caribbean. Enjoy a modern mix of historic charm, modern attractions, and ecological wonders.
All of the action on Grand Bahama island is located in Freeport/Lucaya!
| Nassau |
The capital city of the Bahamas, Nassau is a convenient and affordable option for American travelers, located on the 21-mile stretch of New Providence Island. Shops, pubs, and cafes line the streets, and white sand beaches provide plenty of sun and waves. In Nassau you'll find everything from luxurious spas to endless nightlife to family waterparks.
A few miles west of Nassau, Cable Beach is home to the Vegas-style Crystal Palace Casino, as well as several nightclubs and the Cable Beach golf course. This four-mile stretch of off-white sand is not only the longest on the island, it also offers the ultimate beach experience wrapped up in a pretty little package. There are many hotels and resorts that dot the crystal blue coastline; each one offering a wide range of amenities. Beachfront restaurants feature many island-style dishes that will leave you wanting more. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around downtown Nassau and immerse yourself in the ever-present Colonial charm and history of the island. The pastel-colored architecture and 16th century forts will delight you.
Paradise Island is 685 acres of pure bliss connected to Nassau by two 600-foot bridges. The island was developed almost exclusively to accommodate visitors, with resorts, hotels, restaurants, shops, a golf course, an aquarium, and a casino rounding out the amenities. Seafood lovers will be in paradise - try fresh conch, which is one of the most popular foods in the Bahamas. By far, sparkling turquoise waters, and white sandy beaches stretching for miles have always been one of the most alluring features of The Bahamas. The ocean ranges from absolutely clear and colorless turquoise to all imaginable shades of blues. There is a wide range of activities and adventure available. Atlantis features the world's largest open-air marine habitat, Dolphin Cay, and Aquaventure, an innovative waterscape of thrilling slides and rides.
| Hawaii-Kauai |
The Garden Island
On the peaceful, lush, and naturally spectacular island of Kauai with its endless shades of greens and blues, you're sure to be rejuvenated and re-discover your primal connection with nature. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls on the "Garden Isle." The Napali Coast, Waimea Canyon, and Fern Grotto are spectacular geological wonders. The Island's laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns make it truly timeless.
East Side - Coconut Coast
Kauai's East Side is sometimes referred to as the Coconut Coast. Amongst the clusters of coconut trees you'll find historic places, amazing beaches, and memorable attractions. In Wailua, enjoy a variety of sightseeing opportunities and outdoor activities. Kayak the Wailua River in Wailua River State Park, take a boat ride to the Fern Grotto, or take photos at Opaekaa Falls. And be sure to visit Kapaa Town to discover fine Hawaiian craft pieces, aloha-print shirts, jewelry, and art. Lihue is the government and commercial center of the island as well as a cultural and historical area and home to Kauai's main airport (the Lihue Airport) and Nawiliwili Harbor, the island's major commercial shipping center and cruise ship port.
Numerous beaches, oceanfront resorts, a quaint village area, an upscale shopping district, and the wonders of nature are some of the rewards you'll enjoy on Po'ipu's stretch of sunshine. In addition, scenic coastlines, walking trails, waterfalls, and picture-perfect golden-sand beaches make it a perfect spot to stay. Kayaking, golfing, and snorkeling are among some activities all ages can enjoy. Other fun activities such as surfing, scuba, windsurfing, scuba, or just sunbathing are ideal at any of the sunsoaked beaches. Po'ipu's beaches are also a hot spot for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals to relax.
Princeville and West Side
Kauai's magnificent North Shore provides the perfect setting for Princeville, situated among the lush, green sea cliffs that tower over the picturesque Hanalei Bay and just minutes from the world-famous Napali Coast. Princeville is an exquisitely designed ocean-view resort community simply known as "Magnificent By Nature." Kauai's West Side is defined by nature and scenery on a grand scale. From the laidback town of Waimea to the enormous drama of Waimea Canyon, this stretch of shore, road, and parkland includes some of the Island's most memorable sights and stunning panoramas.
| Hawaii-Lanai |
The Pineapple Island
The romantic island of Lanai is a destination of untouched tranquility. Relax and rejuvenate in the peaceful seclusion of "Hawaii's Most Enticing Island." Two high-caliber courses at the luxurious Four Seasons Resorts make Lanai a mandatory stop for golfers. Enthralling sights like the lunar landscapes of the Garden of the Gods and the iconic Sweetheart Rock are distinctly unique to Lanai. Removed from the pressures of the outside world, Lanai is an island where relaxation is accompanied by the pleasures of the good life.
| Hawaii-Maui |
Travel to the captivating island of Maui to experience a world-class resort destination offering some of the world's most spectacular beaches, championship golf, and a fabulous variety of shopping and dining options. The west side of the island includes the gorgeous resort community of Kapalua, the smaller resort areas of Napili and Kahana, and popular Kaanapali Beach area. Further south, the quaint and historic whaling village of Lahaina is a lively town with shops, art galleries, excellent restaurants, and accommodations. To the south, discover the beautiful Kihei Coast and the luxurious resort area of Wailea. Nestled at the base of Haleakala, the largest dormant volcano on earth, Wailea is distinguished by its five beautiful, crescent-shaped beaches. The second largest Hawaiian Island has a smaller population than you would expect, making Maui popular with visitors who are looking for spontaneous moments and sophisticated diversions in the small towns and airy resorts spread throughout the island. From the scenic slopes of Upcountry Maui to beaches and golf courses that are among the world's best, a visit to the "Magic Isle" recharges the senses.
| Hawaii-Molokai |
The Spirit of Hawaii
Experience serenity on Molokai, where you won't find fancy shops, big resorts, commercial luaus, or many tourists. Uncrowded and undeveloped, this country town/island practices ancient and authentic Hawaiian tradition. "Hawaiian by Nature," Molokai is a timeless place where no building is taller than a coconut tree, and you won't find a single traffic light! Whether you come for a quiet escape or for outdoor adventures, you're sure to fall in love with this undiscovered island.
| Hawaii-Oahu |
The Gathering Place
Oahu is a unique fusion of city and country, American and Polynesian, modern and historic. The third largest Hawaiian island is home to the majority of Hawaii's diverse population; a fusion of east and west cultures rooted in the values and traditions of the native Hawaiian people. It's this fundamental contrast between the ancient and modern that makes discovering Oahu so enjoyable. Here the blue waters of Kailua Beach meet the metropolitan cityscapes of Honolulu. The historic architecture of Iolani Palace meets the timeless memorial of Pearl Harbor. The big city of Waikiki meets the small town of Haleiwa on the North Shore. Whether you're hiking atop iconic Leahi (Diamond Head) or simply unwinding on the sands of the island's beautiful beaches, you'll find variety at every turn on the energizing island of Oahu, the Heart of Hawaii.
Waikiki is an exclusive, world-class resort area and the pulse of the island.
Kahala is pristine and secluded yet close to Oahu's most popular attractions.
The North Shore Home to charming towns and the Banzai Pipeline, the North Shore is a surfer's paradise.
Just 35 minutes from Waikiki, discover the rural towns and luxurious beach resorts of Ko Olina.
| Hawaii-The Big Island |
It's easy to feel small on Hawaii, the Big Island. From the molten magma flowing from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the snow-capped heights of Maunakea; from the green rain forests of the Hamakua Coast to the jet-black sands of Punaluu Beach; Hawaii, the Big Island is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature. The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island creates a microcosm of environments and activities. All but two of the world's climate zones generate everything from lush rain forests to volcanic deserts, snow-capped mountaintops to black sand beaches. In fact, Hawaii is the only U.S. state that's still growing - Hawaii, the Big Island is expanding by over 42 acres per year, thanks to Kilauea Volcano. On this island's vast tableau, you'll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites. Visit the birthplace of King Kamehameha I and Hawaii's first missionary church in Historic Kailua Village. With so much to see, it's best to experience the island in small pieces. There's plenty of room on the awe-inspiring Big Island to explore on your return.
World-class resorts and golf courses are nestled amongst black and rust lava rock fields.
A historic town and bustling gathering place with 60 miles of coastal waters.
This lush and vibrant town is home to an airport, great museums, art galleries, and shops.
| Guanacaste |
Located in the northwest on the Pacific Ocean, Guanacaste is known for its warm climate, incredible bird watching, and excellent surfing, snorkeling, and beaches. The coast is indented with bays, peninsulas, and there are a significant number of protected areas, including coastal, mountainous, terrestrial, and aquatic ecosystems where life develops with exuberance. Guanacaste's climate is in total contrast to the rest of the country. It is the driest region of Costa Rica, with a mixture of forests, beaches, extensive plains, and an impressive volcano range. From November through April, the plains receive no rain, but in wet season, everything turns green.
| Panama |
East of Costa Rica and west of Colombia, Panama is a narrow isthmus connecting North and South America. Named the "#1 Place To Go" in 2012 by the New York Times, Panama offers an incredible variety of world-class attractions. Discover exotic tropical rainforests, beautiful mountain refuges, Caribbean-style beaches, 1000 islands, seven living Indian cultures, a sophisticated capital city, Spanish colonial historical sites, and the famous Panama Canal. Visit the Miraflores Visitor's Center to witness 5,000,000 ton vessels rise and drop more than 50 feet to make their way from one ocean to the other. The canal is currently under expansion to double its capacity.
A sovereign, fully democratic country, Panama is a top destination for adventurists, eco-tourists, history buffs, beach lovers, families, and romantics. Panama offers free emergency health care to anyone who enters the country through Tocumen International Airport. English is widely spoken and the U.S. dollar is the official currency. A passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the day of arrival is required for U.S. citizens traveling to Panama.
Panama City offers a cosmopolitan area, Manhattan-like skyline, world-class casinos, and houses the only rainforest in the world within city limits. Along the Pacific Coast, just outside of the city, begins a Hotel Zone with a string of beautiful white sand beaches and sapphire blue waters. Panama Escorted Tours allow visitors to explore San Jose and the surrounding areas, including the Caribbean Coast.
| San Jose |
San Jose is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Central America. Look past the urban and commercial exterior, and you'll find a vibrant city with much of offer including gourmet restaurants, a lively nightlife, cinemas, museums, and theaters, including the acclaimed National Theater. Located in the center of the country, the capital city of San José offers a pleasant spring-like climate. An abundance of cloud forests, raging rivers, rainforests, and national parks lie within a few hours drive. Consider a relaxing stay at the beach in the coastal town of Puntarenas coupled with a stay in San José.