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TBL Hotspots: Our Most Traveled-to Resorts of 2019

December 18, 2019 0 Comments

This year has been filled with white sand beaches, fruity cocktails, flip flops and tropical adventures that you’ll never forget. It’s been a blast following along with True Beach Lovers like you, living your best life in the sun and sand–we can’t wait to see where 2020 takes you! Here were some of our most traveled-to resorts of 2019.

Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya

From the moment you arrive at this breathtaking resort, welcome drink in hand, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to book your stay. Valentin Imperial Riviera is an adults-only haven, nestled among lush tropics, just steps away from the glistening Caribbean Sea. Popular for its laid-back atmosphere, delicious variety of onsite cuisine, relaxing spa and dreamy surroundings, this all-inclusive gem is the perfect escape for couples, groups of friends or for celebrating special occasions.

Walking through paradise at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya. (Photo by: @blogbybrosh)

Barcelo Maya Grand Resorts

After a beach vacay to the stunning and vibrant Barcelo Maya Grand Resorts in Riviera Maya, you won’t find another one quite like it. Featuring the Stay at One, Play at Six concept, where you can truly experience it all, beach lovers staying at one of the six resorts in the complex get access to all the resorts’ amenities and facilities, like pools, restaurants and bars–though some restrictions may apply for the adults-only areas. Winning awards in categories like Most FANtastic Sports Bar, Best Teen Scene and Most Fit for Fitness, there’s no denying these fun resorts know how to cater to every age. From splash parks and the kids/teens clubs, to swim-up bars and endless water sports, you’ll never want to leave Barcelo Maya Grand!

With a view like this, no wonder it’s a TBL favorite! (Photo by: @steph_stallings)

Riu Palace Las Americas (Adults-Only)

Situated within Cancun’s famous Hotel Zone, this adults-only paradise boasts poolside and swim-up bars, a variety of world-class cuisine (including a Steakhouse and, of course, authentic Mexican food), two extensive pools to dive into, stellar ocean views and so much more. The best part? Riu Palace Las Americas is just minutes away from tons of shopping, exciting nightlife, water sports galore and even some world-famous Mayan ruin sites–no wonder TBLs love to vacay here!

The views only get better from here. (Photo by: @aenn.ix)

Grand Oasis Cancun

A TBL favorite, Grand Oasis Cancun is the place to vacation when you’re looking for lively, nonstop entertainment. Offering Vegas-style shows, concerts by world-famous artists and DJs, plus a full-service, multi-level casino, this resort is more than just a place to vacation–it’s a place you’ll make memories to last a lifetime. Dine around the 10 onsite restaurants, serving up tons of international specialties, or sip on your favorite cocktails at 12 different bars–the choice is yours! Bringing the little ones along? Grand Oasis is a family-friendly paradise with an onsite kids’ club, playground and lots of water sports to keep them entertained while you relax in the sand and sun.

Dreamy balcony views from Grand Oasis Cancun. (Photo by: @nic_lynne)

Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay (Adults-Only)

Set in Jamaica’s dreamy coastal town of Runaway Bay, this Luxury Bahia Principe resort will become your home away from home. The palm tree-lined sidewalks throughout the property, serene oceanfront and all-around luxury amenities (like a private beach and fabulous spa) make for the perfect adults escape in paradise. Golf lovers can tee off at the nearby, 18-hole Breezes Runaway Golf Course just five minutes away, or even the Rose Hill and White Witch Golf Courses around 30 minutes away. Although it’s a little far from the airport, beach lovers can’t get enough of Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay.

How we feel about exploring stunning Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay. (Photo by: @kenexplorer)

Riu Guanacaste

Perfect for both adventure seekers and laid-back travelers, Costa Rica’s Riu Guanacaste offers the best of both worlds. With thrilling nearby excursions like hiking through Rincón National Park, white water rafting down the Tenorio River or zip lining above the Costa Rican treetops, adventure lovers are sure to get their adrenaline fix on this vacay. If you’d rather hang back and relax on your tropical getaway, there’s more than enough space to take in the views and catch some rays. Lounge around any of the resort’s three pools, all with refreshing drinks just steps away, or on the soft stretch of golden sand beach. Either way, a beach vacay to Riu Guanacaste will truly be one for the books!

We wouldn’t mind waking up to this very everyday. (Photo by: @diane_ellender)

Reflect Los Cabos Resort & Spa

Let’s be honest, a beach vacation to Los Cabos is always a good time. Located on the breathtaking San Jose del Cabo Beach, dotted with cozy Bali beds along the sand, Reflect Los Cabos Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive gem that’s perfect for the whole fam. Stroll into the charming, nearby city center for unique architecture, art galleries and nightly entertainment, or explore the resort’s seven onsite restaurants and five bars–you won’t go wrong, either way. Featuring the Sip, Savor & See program, guests also get access to the sister resort, Reflect Grand Los Cabos, for even more restaurants, bars and other fun amenities. For daily fun and relaxation, head to any of the resort’s four pools, take a spin at water or land activities (like pool volleyball and salsa classes) or head to the Eternity Spa for rejuvenating body treatments. With endless options for fun, you’ll never want to leave this dreamy paradise!

Extending our flights because the pool views at Reflect Los Cabos are just too good. (Photo by: @bexjoyy)

Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive

Staying at the picturesque Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive resort isn’t a beach vacay you’ll soon forget. From the moment you arrive to this paradise, you’ll instantly feel like you’re on island time with a refreshing drink in your hand. Nestled on the spectacular Cable Beach, this resort is perfect for family beach vacations, featuring family-friendly pools with waterfalls, snorkeling, kayaking, lots of nearby shopping, historical sites, swimming with dolphins, golfing and the list could go on! From its prime location to the Instagram-worthy views, TBLs can’t get enough of Melia Nassau Beach All-Inclusive.

Imagine getting to see this sunset from your balcony. (Photo by: @crazycow100)

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

Overlooking an incredible white sand beach and the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa is the perfect place to escape with the fam or your other half. Its serene location, tucked away on the northern coast of Jamaica and surrounded by lush terrain, creates a laid-back environment, yet tons of space for adventure. Spend the day soaking up the sun from the award-winning, 86,000 square foot infinity pool, teeing off at the nearby Tryall Golf Course or scuba diving off the coast with tons of vibrant marine life. And if the 10 onsite restaurants and 12 bars aren’t enough, beach lovers also get access to the amenities and facilities at the neighboring sister resort, Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton. Um, yes, please!

The perfect family-friendly escape at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa. (Photo by: A True Beach Lover)

Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Searching for a sophisticated, adults-only paradise, where you can perfectly split your time between relaxing in the sand and mingling with your friends or other beach lovers at the swim-up bars? Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa offers just the right balance of ultimate relaxation and living your best life until the sun goes down (or comes back up? We won’t judge.). Featuring four outdoor Jacuzzis, a two-tiered pool, unlimited drinks, sumptuous international food, live entertainment (day and night), this all-inclusive oasis has everything you could want in an adult getaway.

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You can find us at the swim-up bar. ? (Photo by: @maladouceur85)

Now that you’ve had a peek into some of our most frequented resorts of the year, are you ready to start making memories of your own at one of these stunning resorts in 2020? Before you decide, take a look at some of these fantastic deals on all-inclusive beach vacations–you may even score the deal of the decade!

If you’re not sure which destination to choose, check out our most popular all-inclusive destinations of 2019 to help spark inspiration for your next beach vacay.

Rachel Tellez

Storyteller and grammar nerd by day, traveler and adventure seeker by long weekend.

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