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Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica

Description

Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica, a boutique resort in the upscale Rose Hall neighborhood, brings the Endless Privileges® experience, where everything is included, to the island of Jamaica. Just steps away from the Caribbean Sea, all of Zoëtry Montego Bay’s 49 suites were designed with a holistic approach in three main buildings: Wood & Water, Bamboo and Blue Mountain – a nod to Jamaica’s ecological tapestry. From open terraces and balconies, to floor-toceiling sliding doors, guests will enjoy views of the ocean or the lush tropical landscape. A selection of suites offer access to private swim out pools. A stay at Zoëtry Montego Bay offers full rejuvenation. Cleanse with organic, fresh and locally grown ingredients in each meal. Discerning travelers will find everything they desire with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options as well as 24-hour in-suite private dining.* Limitless access to three à la carte restaurants, each with a bar serving unlimited top-shelf beverages is also included. Plus a café, an authentic Jamaican Jerk hut, and an additional bar in the lobby offer even more options. It’s the perfect setting to find oneself. Clear the mind with meditation and yoga. Rejuvenate at the spa. Outdoor soaking tubs, the infinity pool, and other water elements complete the idyllic and enchanting experience at Zoëtry Montego Bay. Guests can connect with nature with a swim in the Caribbean Sea. A drive along the scenic north coast offers miles of pristine beaches. Waterfalls nearby offer natural swimming holes and empty into the sea along a beautiful beach. This sanctuary is located on a private beach, a world away from daily distractions, but only 5 minutes from shopping, dining, golf and Sangster International Airport. Set yourself to the pace of island life, relax and enjoy the Endless Privileges® experience. *Temporarily available from 7a.m. – 11p.m.

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Bars

Zoëtry Montego Bay offers four bars throughout the resort, serving limitless premium national and international brand beverages and top shelf liquors. Bartenders transformed to mixologists will awaken your taste buds with Caribbean-inspired cocktails and signature martinis and mojitos.

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Pools

Zoëtry Montego Bay has one main pool and two private swim out pools for the Swim Out Suite guests only. There are also two whirlpools on the property available to all guests

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Restaurants

Zoëtry Montego Bay offers three à la carte gourmet dining options plus a café and an authentic Jamaican Jerk hut. An assortment of organic food and beverage selections are chosen to suit all dietary needs, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan and locally grown ingredients are incorporated into each dish. Each meal is a celebration of the finest cuisine made from the finest, freshest local ingredients. Diners may choose to be seated indoors with air-conditioned comfort or al fresco ocean-front dining. 24-hour in-suite dining is always available. * The number of restaurants open is subject to change and dependent upon occupancy level.

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Activities

v Yoga v Meditation v Afternoon tea v Rum tasting v Cooking lessons v Bracelet making v Board games v Patois lessons v Golf* (available at nearby courses, additional charges apply) Please note: The use of drones or artifacts that fly or float in or on the premises of AMResorts hotels is strictly forbidden, except for those that have written authorization from the General Management of the hotel. Unique Experiences v Complimentary guided motorized snorkeling tour (one per person, per stay) v Complimentary 20-minute wellness experience (one per person, per stay) v Jerky Jo’s – Authentic Jamaican Jerk Hut serving Jerk Chicken and Pork and Red Stripe beer on the beach v Elevated Escape o Complimentary Club Mo-Bay, VIP Airport Lounge Bundle Service* o Complimentary private sunset boat ride to Sip, Savor & See at Secrets Resorts** *Club Mobay available for all new bookings, subject to availability and applicable for reservations with a minimum stay of seven nights or longer in the Junior Suite Ocean View room category or higher **Valid when booking a minimum of seven nights in a Junior Suite Swim Out Tropical view or higher room category Water Sports Non-motorized water sports are complimentary and are attended by fully licensed lifeguards and captains. They include: v Kayaks v Stand up paddle boards v Catamaran Motorized water sports are available at an additional cost and can be booked at our on-site watersports center on the beach. Activities include: v Parasailing v Deep sea fishing v 45-minute guided snorkeling tour* v Scuba diving v Coastal sightseeing v Charters for groups and private trips *Complimentary, once per stay

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The Endless Privileges®

Endless Food and Beverage Options: · Gourmet à la carte dining options with an assortment of organic food and beverage selections · Bottle of sparkling wine and fresh fruit daily* · Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits · 24-hour private in-suite dining* Elevated Service Levels and Amenities: · Graciously appointed and luxuriously equipped suites · Twice daily refreshed in-suite mini-bar · 24-hour concierge services · Maid service three times daily* · Complimentary, unlimited worldwide calling · Luxurious bath amenities · Welcome bottle of tequila or rum* · 24-hour laundry service* · Complimentary Wi-Fi Enrichment Experiences: · Daily afternoon tea time with live plant infusions* · Complimentary 20-minute wellness experience or fitness consultation

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Our top ten things to do in St Lucia

In this latest edition of Paul’s Picks, I am featuring St Lucia.

As always in my Top 10 lists, you will find links to information about the things to do, see, and eat in each location. I started doing lists in college to help me learn and study easier so that’s why I use them when I’m helping people learn about all the great things they can do when they travel.

Where do I get my information? It’s a mix of studying for certifications, personal experience, research, or client recommendations.

Have something more that people should know about this location? Add your thoughts in the comments below.

1. Climb the Gros Piton

“St. Lucia is a beautiful mountainous island with stunning views, picturesque beaches, and breathtaking landscapes. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the St. Lucia Pitons are two volcanic plugs on the southwest coast of the island attracting many tourists from all over the world. It is a very popular travel destination for honeymooners – as I learned, and an idyllic place for adventurous visitors.”

2. Morne Fortune

“Morne Fortuné means “Hill of Good luck” which is far from the truth, since this area was on many occasions the bloody battleground between the French and the English. It was later renamed Fort Charlotte 1794 by the father of Queen Victoria of Great Britain after a battle victory.”

 3. Marigot Bay

“Surrounded by forested hills on three sides it is known locally as ‘the hurricane hole’ and is recognised as one of the world’s true safe harbors; the area’s picturesque beauty is undeniably also a major draw. Thanks to the bay’s sheltered position and naturally deep waters it is an attractive hideaway for sailors escaping stormy seas, however it’s abundantly clear that these features also appeal to those seeking a more dynamic Caribbean escape.”

 4. Treetop Adventure Park

“Treetop Adventure Park is a great excursion for cruise passengers, but it worked for us staying on the island as well.  The park offers transfers between cruise ships and the adventure park, and they will ensure you return to your ship on time.”

5.  Castries Market

“The market was constructed in 1891 by building engineers Bruce & Still Ltd., of Liverpool. It was originally built to improve the town’s appearance and was opened by Sir Charles Bruce on July 2, 1894. The building became the central place for selling a variety of goods such as: fresh meat and fish, herbs, spices, crafts and dry goods.”

6. Antillia Brewing Company

“We hunted for some cold ones on the magical island of Saint Lucia, and discovered the new Antillia Brewing Company brewery and bar. Located on the northwest side of the island in picturesque Rodney Bay, Antillia Brewing Company is one of the friendliest drinking holes you’re gonna find.”

 7.  Botanical Gardens of the Soufriere Estate

“Just a few minutes drive from the centre of Soufriere, Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens is part of the Soufriere Estate and comprises six acres of planted tropical gardens including the waterfall known as Diamond Falls. The cement-coloured Diamond River comes directly from the volcanic Sulphur Springs, and the mineral-rich water gives the 17 metre falls a multi-hued glow with a stained appearance to the rock face.”

 8.  Deep Sea sport fishing

“For big game anglers, the waters surrounding St. Lucia are a fisherman’s paradise. Saint Lucia is known for having some of the deepest ocean waters in the Caribbean. The Blue Marlin is frequently found in these waters, a thrilling experience that entices fishing enthusiast from around the world.”

 9.  Toraille waterfall

“Palm trees, golden beaches, clear turquoise waters – Saint Lucia is your picture-perfect Caribbean island paradise. But although this part of the world is famous for its sun, sea and sand, Saint Lucia has plenty more to offer than just being a tropical beach escape. So on my first trip to the island I headed out to explore some of its cultural, foodie and scenic sights on a tour of Saint Lucia’s highlights – beyond the beach.”

 10. Dive the Coral Spawning

“Coral Spawning happens once a year and is one of nature’s most spectacular and rare performances. A handful of guests at Anse Chastanet, St Lucia, are lucky enough to witness this marvel annually as the natural wonder occurs right off the beaches of this charming resort.”

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Our top ten things to do in Jamaica!

In this latest edition of Paul’s Picks, I’m featuring JAMAICA.

As always in my Top 10 lists, you will find links to information about the things to do, see, and eat in each location. I started doing lists in college to help me learn and study easier so that’s why I use them when I’m helping people learn about all the great things they can do when they travel.

Where do I get my information? It’s a mix of studying for certifications, personal experience, research, or client recommendations.

Have something more that people should know about this location? Add your thoughts in the comments below.

 1. Dunn’s River Falls

“Dunn’s River Falls is unique, and just like Reggae, the 180 foot high and 600 foot long landmark is world famous. It stands as a living testament to Jamaica’s natural beauty and is the most popular of all the Jamaican falls, attracting millions of the world’s visitors each year.”

 2. Devon House

“The original Devon House Ice Cream Parlor is on the grounds of Devon House in Kingston, home of Jamaica’s first black millionaire. If you are in Kingston, it is worth a visit. There is something special about eating Devon House ice cream and walking about the property’s gorgeous grounds. It is almost like a Sunday afternoon ritual for some locals.”

 3. Dolphin Cove

“How many people have “swim with dolphins” on their bucket list? Plenty of people all share the same dream of interacting with these wonderful creatures. The great news is, when you visit
Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, you can turn that dream into a reality.”

 4. Bob Marley Museum, Kingston

“If you ever needed a reason to visit Jamaica other than the pristine beaches and tropical waterfalls, you could try checking out Jamaica’s most-visited attraction: The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. Bob Marley is arguably the most famous Jamaican who ever lived, and his music still reverberates around the island, creating the real soundtrack of the country. The music he created is essential to Jamaican culture.”

 5. Bamboo Rafting on the Martha Brae River

“There is a legend about home Martha Brea got its name from a folk tale of a witch who was Taino — beaten by Spanish settlers to disclose the location of a hidden chest of gold along the river. She eventually told them where the gold was then used her magic to change the path of the river, which made it hard for the hunters to find the gold. The entrance to the cave was closed by her, which is where the gold was buried, even now.”

 6. Great Houses

“These houses are today, arguably the most prominent and tangible remaining symbol of the plantation era. The Jamaica National Heritage Trust has declared several of them National Monuments, as they serve to highlight the importance of the plantation era.”

 7. Green Grotto Caves

“The Green Grotto caves played a large part in Jamaican history. They are believed to have been used as dwellings for the first inhabitants of the island, Arawak Indians known as the Tainos.”

 8. Enjoy the Beaches of Jamaica

“Wondering which part of Jamaica has the best beaches? This Caribbean island is known for its friendly people, warm climate, and in particular, its amazing beaches. It can be difficult to know which spots to check out while on the island, and especially which beaches are worth exploring, but ahead of your trip, we’ve put together a full listing of the 23 best beaches in Jamaica that will grant you that tropical beach experience you’ve always dreamed about.”

 9. Floyd’s Pelican Bar

“A trip to Jamaica wouldn’t be complete without having a Red Stripe at Floyd’s Pelican Bar. No matter if you are staying in Negril, Ocho Rios, or Montego Bay it’s worth a day trip. It’s one of our favorite things to do in Jamaica. No other bar will ever compare. After several visits, we’ve put together everything you need to know when visiting the Pelican Bar in Jamaica.”

 10. Bobsled through the Mystic Mountains

“I lowered myself into a slick-looking bobsled, jet black with the Jamaican flag stripes down the side, and positioned my hand on the brake levers to my left and right. Could I really do this? Would I crash spectacularly like the Jamaican bobsledding team did so famously at the 1988 Olympics? ” 

 Food Bonus

“The mere mention of the words ‘Jamaican food’ can inspire the need to teleport right back to the amazing restaurant that stirred your love for the popular Jamaican cuisine in the first place. There’s just something about the seasoning and spices used in this type of Caribbean cooking that can turn even the toughest critic into the most mellow foodie, and this will likely be your experience once you find that Jamaican dish that resonates with your soul… or your palate.”

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Our top ten things to do in Maldives!

In this latest edition of Paul’s Picks, I am featuring Maldives.

As always in my Top 10 lists, you will find links to information about the things to do, see, and eat in each location. I started doing lists in college to help me learn and study easier so that’s why I use them when I’m helping people learn about all the great things they can do when they travel.

Where do I get my information? It’s a mix of studying for certifications, personal experience, research, or client recommendations.

Have something more that people should know about this location? Add your thoughts in the comments below.

1. Diving Bluetribe Moofushii

“Constance Moofushi is located in one of the archipelago’s finest dive spots, the South Ari Atoll, where guests can spot baby reef sharks just steps from the beach in the house reef. An all-inclusive setting enables guests to completely relax into the island way of life.”

2. Extreme Water Sports

“Maldives, a really beautiful place to enjoy the going-to-be best moments of life, offers a lot of adventurous kicks for tourists. Most interesting of them being watersports, loved by swimmers and non-swimmers alike. And this is why these sports draw adventure-lovers in big numbers. If this is your calling too, it’s time to pack your bags and head straight to Maldives to indulge in these wonderful and exciting water sports in Maldives.”

 3. Surfing

“When I first caught a glimpse of the Atolls from the plane above on my first trip to the Maldives back in 1996 , my first thought was  “Wow, this is the true surfers paradise.””

 4. Fishing

“So you want to go fishing in the Maldives, and you want to charter a boat and catch some fish. You’ve heard it’s a tropical paradise, but don’t have a clue about what fishing looks or works like over there. Or, you’ve already been there and have decided to give fishing a go. Worry not! This guide will cover everything you need to know.”

5. Cruise – Maldives

“The Maldives is definitely not a major destination for cruise ships. Only a handful of vessels visit the archipelago each year. But those that do often arrive as part of unusual, long-distance itineraries that will let you visit not just the Maldives but other destinations in the region such as the Seychelles and Sri Lanka in a single trip — all while only having to pack and unpack once.”

6. Visit the Male Local Market

“Shopping in Maldives becomes exciting as soon as you enter Male Local Market. This huge market is one of the most popular street markets in Maldives located on the north waterfront. A favourite of locals, this bazaar tempts foreigners as well with numerous stalls selling local handicrafts, mementos, and gift items. Kiosks selling local snacks are the highlights of these market.”

 7.   Underwater Spa & Resort

“How come the Maldives stays unique among all the other tourist destinations around the world? Simply because the private island tourism in the country has envisaged truly unbelievable things for the world. The under ocean experience in the Maldives is truly one-of-a-kind set-up with fully submerged underwater accommodation and dining positioned meters down the ocean surface. Of course, they can be costly, but worth each and every penny and effort you make to feel them. But just dining and accommodation are not all. The Maldives has stashed holistic spa arena and wine bars amidst the coral garden in here, designating colorful fishes to be your hosts. Let us introduce to you some of the five star luxury resorts in Maldives that provide underwater luxury.”

 8.  Visit Theemuge

“Today. Male’ City may just seem to be a hustling and bustling city in which you hear the traffic jams and the vehicles occupying the streets completely! Although this is so, there is way more beauty in Male’ City than you can literally comprehend! Theemuge, may not strike your ears all of a sudden but wait till you see the inexplicable wonder that shall enthrall your heart at first sight! (Theemuge, the icon of pride of Maldivians)”

 9.  Tsunami Monument

“The 26th of December 2004, is a day almost all people in South Asia remember; on this fateful day a 9.1 to 9.3 magnitude earthquake in Sumatra led to a megathrust earthquake under the sea, triggering a series of tsunamis with some waves reaching heights of up to 100 feet. Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia and India were amongst the countries affected by this natural disaster and the loss of life and destruction of property were catastrophic.

Built to remember this dark day and the lives lost, the Tsunami Monument in Male is quite a fascinating site that is worth visiting when in the Maldives.”

 10. Visit a Beach

“The sparkling blue, so clear beaches in the Maldives are the perfect romantic spots, not only for honeymooners but also for every couple who’s looking for a calming vacation! The Maldives is sprinkled with one of the finest and the most beautiful beaches in the world. The Islands within the Maldives have clean, white, fine as flour sand, beautifully embracing the round “emerald” of tropical vegetation. However, most of its beaches are untouched nestled amidst beautiful coral islands.”

Food Bonus

Your culinary experience in Maldives could be, depending on your resort, anything from haute cuisine ordered from a menu you’ve discussed with the chef in advance, to bangers and mash at the all-you-can-eat buffet in the communal dining room. What it’s unlikely to be in either case is particularly Maldivian, given the disconnection of resorts from local life. However, anyone staying in Male or on an inhabited island should take advantage of this opportunity to try real Maldivian food.

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Secrets Riviera Cancun

Description

Secrets Riviera Cancun evokes the power of attraction with its all-Preferred-Club-suite luxury and perfect location, nestled between the jungle and Caribbean Ocean, just 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport. Made for adults seeking an exquisite, pampered getaway, all our guests enjoy exclusive Preferred Club benefits and Unlimited-Luxury™ inclusions such as 24-hour room service, personalized destination-concierge service, limitless top-shelf spirits, pool and beach wait service and more. 

Guests will discover the perfect balance of romantic tranquility and social sophistication with exclusive free-flow access to Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa next door. They can mix and mingle at a water aerobics class or with a curated cocktail in hand by the Energy Pool, jump into a volleyball game, or become immersed in entertainment and dance to the music of international DJ’s. 

When they are ready to wind down, guests can relax together in their private terrace whirlpool, have a rejuvenating spa treatment at relax Spa by Pevonia®, indulge in a romantic private dinner on the beach or stay in bed with 24-hour in room dining.

Visitors will savor a variety of sublime cuisine at the exclusive Rosewater, or stroll next door to experience unique and trendy international restaurants serving gourmet fare, with no reservations required, and sip on perfectly mixed cocktails at nine vibrant bars, all without limit. 

For a more elevated experience, Secrets Riviera Cancun features 164 ultra-modern suites, all part of the Preferred Club. Each of the suites feature a king or two double beds, a private and furnished balcony and whirlpool, Secrets Box for private room service delivery, daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, bottled water, beer and a tequila bar, hair dryer, cable TV, MP3 docking alarm clock, spacious bathroom, slippers and more.

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Bars

Secrets Riviera Cancun offers 2 exclusive bars at Rosewater restaurant and at the Preferred Club Lounge plus 7 live it up chic bars and lounges at our sister hotel at Breathless Riviera Cancun, all serving unlimited premium international and domestic brand spirits

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Secrets Riviera Cancun has one exclusive pool and one whirlpool on property, plus a free flow to all Breathless Riviera Cancun pools and Jacuzzis.

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Restaurants

Secrets RivieraCancunoffers 1 exclusive gourmet dining option serving international cuisine at Rosewater plus 9 more trendy options at our sister hotel Breathless Riviera Cancun; including five à la carte restaurants, a tapas option, one buffet, a grill on the beach, a snack area by the xcelerate pool and The Nook café. 24-hour dining options allow gueststo enjoy late night bites at Spoon. Or stay in and order room service (available 7:00 a.m – 11:00 p.m). All restaurant openings rotate throughout the week. The number of restaurants opened is dependent upon occupancy level.

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Activities

• Spanish classes • Golf* • Ping Pong • Yoga • Bocce Ball • Horseshoes • Corn Hole • Bingo • Zumba Classes • Asian Cuisine Classes • Tequila Tastings • Cooking Class • Massage lessons • Wine Tasting WATERSPORTS • Snorkeling lessons • Sailing lessons • Windsurf lesson • Paddle Boards Kayaks • Fishing* • Scuba Dive Demo *Additional Fees may apply 

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UNLIMITED-LUXURY® INCLUSIONS

Endless Food and Beverage Options • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits. • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks Elevated Service Levels • 24-hour room and butler services. • Attentive pool and beach wait service • Daily refreshed mini bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water, and beer • Daily maid service Engaging Experiences • Endless daytime activities, nighttime entertainment, and social scene. • Enjoy free Wi-Fi Unlimited-Luxury® for all-adult romance

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Dubai Top 10

I am often asked how I have chosen the top 10 list, that I put up on my blog.  While in college I found it much easier to create a list when I started studying for a test or writing a term paper. Knowing that it is easy to understand why I create a top ten list, now as to how do I decide what goes on the list, simply put it is things I would like to do or have done in Dubai.  I have chosen things on this list either because I have come across them while studying for certifications, personal experience, research, or client recommendations. Each of the item on the top 10 has a link, which will open a new window for more information.

 Let us know what you think of our list in the comments below the list. 

  1. Shopping
  2. Ski
  3.  Beaches
  4. Global Village
  5.  Al Marmoom Camel Race Track
  6.  Al Fahihi Historical Neighborhood
  7.  Queen Elizabeth 2
  8.  Dubai Fountain
  9.  Etihad Museum
  10. Jumeirah Mosque
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Make a trip to Dubai into a beach getaway

Dubai is better known for its oversized malls than as a spot to spend a relaxing day at the beach. But Dubai has beaches! Situated right on the Persian Gulf, Dubai is a prime destination for soaking up the sun – dressed modestly, of course!

 Here’s a list of the city’s best beaches:

 ● The Beach at JBR. As the name might suggest, the beach is here. The Beach is near the Dubai Marina in the south, and offers a Dubai-sized variety of restaurants, retail, and fun. There’s a cushioned jogging track and outdoor gym. Then, when you’re tired from the workout, there are cabanas for hire. When the temperature isn’t murderous (i.e., October to April) there are also open-air markets, and free yoga sessions four mornings a week. 

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● Kite Beach. This beach is named for the flocks of kitesurfers who frequent the area. It’s Dubai’s top spot for water sports: wakeboarding, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Fully equipped with washrooms and changing facilities, free Wifi, beach tennis or volleyball, cafes, and a fleet of food trucks serving burgers and kebabs. 

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● La Mer. La Mer is a lively dining, shopping, and entertainment precinct, located in the heart of Old Dubai. It’s got colorful cabanas for hire. A trampoline playground for the kids. Restaurants galore. And a water park – for when the beach itself isn’t fun enough – with five water slides and a surf machine. 

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● Sunset Beach. This beach – also known as Umm Suqeim Beach – is right next to Umm Suqeim Park. It’s a good beach for families, and you’ll probably see some local kids while you’re there.There are washrooms, showers and changing cubicles, plus Smart Palms that supply free Wi-Fi to beachgoers. It’s also Dubai’s only real surfing beach – for beginners – with small to medium swells. And, as the name might suggest, it’s an ideal spot to watch the sun go down!

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 ● Riva Beach Club. Want to go to the beach on the palm? Riva is one of Dubai’s private beach clubs, with affordable day passes – which often include free drinks and other perks. Swim in the ocean, and then freshen up in a pool that’s chilled during the hottest time of summer. Eat at an excellent Mediterranean restaurant, and then stop for cocktails at the gazebo bar. 

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● Nikki Beach. If you didn’t think of Dubai as a beach resort spot, that means you haven’t been to Nikki Beach yet. This place takes luxury and relaxation to the next level, complete with white sand, turquoise water, endless palm trees, and a swim-up bar. However, you’ll have to leave the kids in the hotel room for this one. Anyone under twenty-one is not permitted. 

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● Black Palace Beach. This may not be the easiest beach to find – but it’s well worth it when you get here! It’s squarely between Palm Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab in Al Sufouh. (Your phone or your travel agent can help you get here.) Black Palace Beach lacks the facilities common in most Dubai beaches – but that’s part of this place’s secretive nature. It’s a haven for locals and expats who are in the know, and not at all a spot overrun by tourists. 

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● Al Mamzar Beach Park. North of the city, near the border to the emirate of Sharjah, lies a whole complex. Al Mamzar has five sandy beaches, a swimming pool, playgrounds, and 260 acres of gardens. Bring the whole family. Eat a picnic at one of the 25 designated spots – each complete with barbecues. Rent bikes and zip around on the bike paths. Take the kids on the train. But men, be aware: Mondays and Wednesdays are “Ladies’ Days”, when males over age 4 aren’t permitted to enter.

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 It’s worth noting a couple of things about Dubai’s beaches – that apply to the rest of the country, as well! Dress conservatively; no string bikinis, please! Regular bikinis are okay, but shouldn’t be worn outside the resort areas. NO topless sunbathing, and NO alcohol in public. 

That said – as long as you’re respectful of the local customs outside of the resorts – Dubai can be an incredible beach getaway! What better to do in the sweltering spring or autumn?

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Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa

Description

Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya in the unspoiled Akumal Region. The infinite green jungle merges with the beauty of the Caribbean Sea close to the wonders of the ancient Mayan World. This resort is set on a stunning strip of white sand beach with proximity to the historic and ecological wonders of Tulum and Cobá. All 358 rooms and suites offer comfortable amenities, stunning views, in-room mini-bar and more! Sunscape Akumal’s family-friendly vacation experience features connecting room options and spacious family suites. Enticing flavors appeal to the whole family with meals or snacks available at eight dining options, all included in UnlimitedFun® with no reservations required. Choose from four à la carte restaurants serving cuisines from around the world including Asian, Italian, Mexican and Mediterranean or savor other worldly flavors at the buffet. Quick bites and midnight snacks are available at Coco Café which is open 24 hours and serves coffee, tea, snacks and ice cream. The Sun Club offers guests an elevated experience with additional services and amenities. Enjoy access to a private lounge with snacks and a bar – perfect for a break from the sun. Sun Club guests also have access to a Sun Club only bar, three Sun Club pools, an exclusive restaurant for breakfast, room service from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., upgraded mini-bar, complimentary Wi-Fi and so much more! Endless activities keep the whole family entertained with something for everyone! Five shimmering pools, including three for Sun Club guests only, offer atmospheres ranging from relaxing to active. The Sunscape Spa by Pevonia® features transcendent spa experiences for parents while the kids enjoy the Explorer’s Club for Kids and Core Zone Teens Club. The Explorer’s Club is the perfect place for kids 3-12 with arts and crafts, movie nights and sandcastle competitions. Kids also enjoy a splash park with waterslides, fountains, and trampolines. Teens 13-17 get the perfect mix of active and leisurely activities with guided bicycle tours, videogames and more! The whole family can step into the newly added Rex Dino Land and travel back in time, with lifelike dinosaurs dotting the area, a game room, pool, waterslides, a food truck and more! Kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling are just a few options for families to get out and explore the sea together while the activities on land are endless. Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect place for an unforgettable family vacation!

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Bars

Offering 8 bars and lounges, serving domestic and international brand beverages, ranging from swim-up to a nightly music lounge.

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Pools

Sunscape Akumal Beach offers 11 pools on property.

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Restaurants

Sunscape Akumal Beach offers a variety of international dining options including à la carte restaurants, a buffet, snacks, and a gourmet café. No reservations are required. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at the Coco Café. Private dining is available for an additional cost at romantic spots around the resort. All restaurants openings rotate throughout the week and the number of restaurants open for each meal is dependent upon occupancy levels.

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Activities

Indoor/Outdoor Activities: Ping pong, Explorer’s Club

Water Sports o Aqua aerobics o Water volleyball o Kayaks o Non-motorized watersports o Scuba diving* o Snorkeling o Paddleboard (reservations can be made with Entertainment Team) *Additional fees apply

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UNLIMITED-FUN® INCLUSIONS

24-hour access to food and beverage options including kid-friendly menu options o In-room mini-bar fully stocked with soft drinks, juice, bottled water & beer o Buffet and à la carte restaurants without reservations required o Bars and lounges serving international and domestic brand beverages o Unlimited fruit juices, soft drinks and snacks o Endless daily land and water activities for all ages o Live music and local entertainment o Explorer’s Club for Kids ages 3 to 12 with supervised activity programs daily o No wristbands required o All taxes and gratuities included Unlimited-Fun® for the kid in everyone!

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