As the holidays roll around, it’s easy to want to celebrate in warmer weather– or just escape the craziness that accompanies this time of year. However, after buying all those gifts and going to all the parties, that dream vacay seems to slip further and further out of your price range. We’ve rounded up some budget-friendly resorts to visit this winter that won’t break the bank, but will still leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and pampered.
Calling all adults– this spot is perfect for you. Riu Republica offers the beauty of Punta Cana in an exciting adults-only setting. The thought of no crying babies or crazy kids in the pool is enough to have us booking our stay here ASAP, especially in the midst of the holidays. Between the nine restaurants, featuring food from all around the world, to the exciting nightlife at the resort’s seven bars, you’ll take full advantage of the unlimited food and drinks while having the time of your life.
Reflect Los Cabos Resort & Spa
Cabo is known for fun, and there’s nothing better than living it up on the beach without worrying about how much it costs to get there. Reflect Los Cabos has the ideal Cabo location, right on the deep blue beachfront, just minutes away from the excitement of downtown. Even better, this resort isn’t just all fun for adults–it has loads of activities for kids, too. Let the little ones have the time of their lives, hunting treasure and making crafts at the Explorer’s Club, while the teens can have some freedom at the Core Zone Teen’s Club. Each person will walk away with the best memories and tan lines.
Platinum Yucatan Princess
From the chic décor to the dreamy beachfront, Platinum Yucatan Princess offers a luxurious escape from the winter cold. You’ll feel like royalty walking into this stunning adults-only resort with a drink being placed in your hand almost immediately. Not only will you have loads of restaurants, bars and entertainment to choose from, you’ll also have access to these same things at its nearby sister resorts. Three for the price of one? Sign us up! This resort is perfect for those wanting a wellness retreat, from the world-class spa with massages, facials and body treatments to the fully-equipped gym, tennis courts and even a baseball field– talk about ultimate stress relief.
Dreams Dominicus La Romana
Italy or La Romana? You decide. This Mediterranean-style resort will have you feeling like you hopped across the pond to Europe, but without the price tag. From the glass of champagne upon arrival to the fresh fruit served every afternoon, you’ll truly be in paradise. But Dreams Dominicus La Romana isn’t just for those looking to relax– there’s excitement around every corner! With beach aerobics, ping pong, a giant chess board, dance lessons and movies on the beach, everyone will be having a ball trying to fit all the activities into one vacay– did we mention all these activities are included? The whole fam will have memories to last a lifetime this holiday season by trading in snow for the Dominican white sand beaches.
The Pyramid at Grand Cancun
If you love a trip to Vegas but want a few moments of relaxation, this resort is perfect for you. Celebrate the holidays by relaxing at Cancun’s largest beachfront pool; or spend your evenings enjoying acrobatic dinner shows; you can even spend a whole day at the casino– the choice is yours at The Pyramid at Grand Cancun. Don’t worry though, you can bring the kids along for beachy fun or send them to the Explorer’s Club while you sip on a drink by the beach.
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica
As you step onto this Victorian-style property, you’ll be right in the heart of Jamaican paradise. Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is a little further away from the airport, but this only makes the experience that much more of a getaway. From the dreamy cabanas at the humungous poolside to the splash zone at the kids’ pool to the amazing snorkeling off the beach, your family won’t want to leave this tropical oasis. Don’t forget to grab a bite of jerk chicken at the snack bar before you leave!
As the cold of winter is upon us, don’t let money be what’s holding you back from treating yourself to a much-needed beach vacay. With all-inclusive deals to each of these resorts, it looks like the beach is calling your name this winter.