5 Popular All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica

Are you ready to start traveling again? You are not alone. Everyone seems to be. We wanted to share 5 Popular All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica to consider for your next, luxury travel destination.

2020 has been a crazy year, but help is on the way. Luckily, COVID-19 vaccinations are underway in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. As a result, vaccination rates will increase dramatically in the coming months. Operation Warp Speed is the U.S. government’s expedited search for development and delivery of a vaccine. The department’s Chief Science Advisor states that every American who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by June of 2021.

The vaccine rollout marks the turning point in the battle against COVID-19. Hence, the global travel industry is finally on a path to reopen once again. That reopening will take months to play out and will likely occur on a country-by-country basis.

Some tropical destinations that temporarily banned international visitors have already reopened. These countries are currently welcoming tourists. Mexico has a large number of top-selling all-inclusive destinations. They are now open.  In addition, tropical Costa Rica joins that coveted list.

We have highlighted five popular all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica that are open now. This incredible, Central American country is a haven for travelers who love nature and outdoor adventure. Interestingly, roughly a quarter of its territory is preserved as national parks or conservation areas. For example, see hummingbirds hover at hibiscus flowers and  howler monkeys bellow from the treetops. Plus, iguanas may lounge in the sun, not too far from your poolside chair.

Costa Rica - Arenal volcano

The All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica listed below are in the northwest Pacific coast province of Guanacaste. Consider that upfront resort rate includes – meals, snacks, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. In addition, entertainment and non-motorized water sports are also included.

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica — This 5-star tropical retreat offers four swimming pools, a swim-up bar, gym, tennis, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling. Other perks include 24-hour room service and an in-room beverage station. Also, the on-site dining scene includes specialty restaurants that focus on Italian, Japanese and other cuisines.

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica — Lodging options include swimout suites with access to a river-like pool that winds through the 5-star property. The Explorer’s Club for ages 3 to 12 provides supervised activities, including a weekly beach campout. While Core Zone for ages 13 to 17 hosts bonfires and dance mixers. In addition, offsite excursions like ziplining and whitewater rafting can be arranged.

Planet Hollywood Costa Rica — As part of its “PHit” philosophy, this 4.5-star resort offers an extensive menu of fitness class and activities. Included are sunrise and sunset yoga, TRX training and kickboxing to boot camps, ab workouts and a beach obstacle course. In addition, restaurants include the So Cal Gourmet Food Emporium. They dish up Korean fusion delights, tacos and more.

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica — Escape to this 5-star getaway for a no-kids vacation. There, you can book an evening “moon and stars” spa treatment, play tennis or snorkel. Plus, join a cooking or yoga class. In addition, dining options include the light and healthy cuisine of Aqua, Italian-inspired Portofino and more. Some suites have private plunge pools with views of Culebra Bay.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste — Between deep-green hills and the beach, is the 5-star Hotel Riu Guanacaste. This luxury resort has multiple dining venues and bars, a spa and a fitness center. For extra pampering, choose a Jacuzzi suite with an ocean-view hot tub on the terrace. Plus, the beautiful Guanacaste province has several national preserves. As a result, Riu’s helpful staff can book an excursion to Rincon de la Vieja, home to hot springs, sloths and spider monkeys.

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Enjoy These Top Rated, All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

Jamaica invites you with sun, sand and fun. Top rated all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica await, for you to enjoy. Located in the warm waters of the Caribbean, Jamaica offers visitors addictive reggae rhythms, plus expansive all-inclusive resorts.

This tropical paradise is well suited to couples looking for romance or an adult-only getaway. As a result, you can look forward a stress-free beach break from life’s crazy pace. Be treated sugar white sand beaches and luxury hotels. The island of Jamaica’s strong African connection makes it a Caribbean destination that is very unique.

We’d like to highlight three of top rated all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. Jamaica is a Caribbean playground of pristine beaches, lush forests, fertile valleys and green mountains. Thus, top activities include riding a bobsled at Mystic Mountain, gliding down the Martha Brae River on a bamboo raft and exploring the Green Grotto Caves. In addition, don’t miss out on climbing Dunn’s River Falls, a series of terraced cascades and lagoons.

The upfront rate for an all-inclusive stay includes accommodations, meals, beverages, entertainment, activities and non-motorized water sports. There are over 60 all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. Therefore, you have choices but we want to assist with your travel decision.

Top Luxury Resorts:

Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
This 4.5-star beach resort in Negril has pools that face the sea, a spa and a kids club. Plus daily activities and entertainment include group fitness sessions, live music, beach volleyball, snorkeling and kayaking. For meals, choose from buffets, Japanese and Italian specialty restaurants and Jamaican barbecue by the beach. In addition, the spacious 400 rooms come with beverage dispensers and a balcony or terrace.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
A no-kids setting and butler service are among the perks at this 5-star escape in Montego Bay. Also, the huge infinity-edge pool has a swim-up bar, padded loungers and serene views of the Caribbean. In addition, Superior Suites are the closest rooms to both the beach and the pools, while swim-out suites are among the most private accommodations.

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
Begin your day at this 4.5-star Montego Bay retreat. Start with with kayaking or snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea. Then cool off in the afternoon at the pool, one of the largest on the island. Net, ease into the evening on the expansive veranda of the ocean-view Infinity Bar. Finally, enjoy dining at one of several restaurants, including Jamaican, Indian and Italian options. Resort rooms start at 538 square feet and have whirlpool tubs and balconies.

It’s time you begin planning your next luxury getaway to Jamaica. This island paradis is much more than a list of Caribbean clichés. This beautiful sunny island bustles with friendly people, plus stunning natural beauty. The Life of Luxury can assist you with all your luxury travel needs.

We hope you enjoyed reading about these top rated, all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. Be sure to stop by again soon and follow our luxury blog.

Photo: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall

MGM Resorts International Resorts and Restaurants Honored with AAA Four and Five Diamond Awards

Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Resort
Courtesy of: Bellagio Las Vegas

Once again, MGM Resorts International (http://www.mgmresorts.com/) continues to receive industry accolades for their luxury Las Vegas properties.

MGM Resorts International recently received 28 esteemed AAA Four and Five Diamond Awards for its luxury resorts and fine restaurants. These awards continues to solidify the company’s position among the world’s most elite.

The company was the recipient of seven prestigious AAA Five Diamond Awards, including two resorts at CityCenter which opened their doors less than a year ago.

“The AAA awards are the gold standard by which all resorts and restaurants are measured, providing a trusted source to help travelers determine where to stay and dine,” said Corey Sanders, Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International. “We are honored to receive 28 Four and Five Diamond Awards, acknowledging our company’s continued commitment to excellence and affirming the experience guests can expect to enjoy at these resorts and restaurants.”

The impeccable service, accommodations and fine dining at CityCenter’s ARIA Resort & Casino and Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas have earned both properties Five Diamonds, an exceptional feat only accomplished by a small group of distinguished hotels, and of these, only a select few received the honor within the first year of operation. In addition, Sage at ARIA was named CityCenter’s first Four Diamond restaurant.

Bobby Baldwin, CityCenter’s President and CEO, said, “From inception to operation, our goal with CityCenter was to create a resort destination that provides guests with services and amenities unmatched in the world. To receive the highest honor in the industry with the AAA Five Diamond Award is a reflection of our commitment to this promise and to delivering unforgettable experiences for each guest from arrival to departure.”

Bellagio continues to lead Las Vegas luxury resorts becoming the first hotel and casino in the city to receive its tenth consecutive AAA Five Diamond Award. In addition, Julian Serrano’s renowned restaurant, Picasso, has also been awarded its tenth straight AAA Five Diamond Award and Le Cirque received the distinction for the eighth consecutive year. The honors, once again, make Bellagio the only hotel in the United States to be home to two AAA Five Diamond restaurants. Further adding to its dining accolades, Bellagio’s Jasmine, MICHAEL MINA, Sensi and Prime Steakhouse all earned the AAA Four Diamond Award.

For the fifth consecutive year, AAA has awarded SKYLOFTS and Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand the Five Diamond Award for extraordinary service and decadent cuisine. Additionally, MGM Grand, The Signature at MGM Grand, Craftsteak, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Nobhill Tavern, Pearl and Seablue have all earned the esteemed Four Diamond Award.

Impressively, Mandalay Bay, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, The Mirage and Monte Carlo also received the respected Four Diamond Award, a testament to the properties’ commitment to quality service and the guest experience. Adding to MGM Resorts International’s award catalog, Aureole, Fleur de Lys, miX and STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay and Andre’s at Monte Carlo also received this coveted distinction.

Michael Geeser, AAA Nevada spokesperson, was quoted, “Once again, MGM Resorts International has set itself apart with its exquisite restaurants and resort hotels that are known for the highest quality and service.”

Time Is Now for Eco-Friendly Luxury Resorts

Eco Friendly resort

Many resorts are striving to be more eco-friendly. The luxury travel industry’s mission should be to ensure their eco future, because it’s everybody’s future.

Most luxury resorts have just started down the eco-friendly road, some have already paved the way and set the bar high for others to follow.

The luxury travel industry’s mission should be to ensure their eco future, because it’s everybody’s future.

Since most luxury resorts are located in the world’s most beautiful and delicate locations, they need to focus their efforts on conservation and sustainability. There is a sense of urgency. If the animals of an African safari aare dead, who would ever want to visit?

So whether you are celebrating a honeymoon, a milestone anniversary or just trying to get away and live the life of luxury in a fabulous location, consider these green luxury resorts.

They are located all around the world and combine luxurious amenities, pampering and authentic eco-sensibility. Full Story

Steve Wynn Makes Las Vegas Work

Your first reaction is to stifle a giggle, as you would listening to a little kid get really serious about his ideas for inventions. I’m going to build a giant dancing water fountain in the desert …

Nice, wholesome American families will fly to Vegas to gamble … Slot players will pay to see Picassos and Gauguins … People want to see two fey Germans play with white tigers … And I’ll have puppets pop out of the waterfall. Sure you will, Steve. Now it’s time for your bath. Full article