Vacation in VIP Style at These Top Luxury Resorts

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Mexico Resort

Staying in one of the top luxury resorts in the world is a dream for most people. Get pampered and enjoy your vacation in VIP style. That is what living a life of luxury is all about. But how do you decide where to book your next luxury vacation? Let us help you!

When you plan a luxury vacation, there are many things to consider. First, you need to decide where to visit. Do London, Paris, New York City, or Dubai sound appealing? How about Fiji, Hawaii, the Caribbean or the Mediterranean? Many travelers don’t like surprises and prefer to return to the same destination year after year. As a result, they often stay at the same luxury resort for the same reason – no surprises. On the other hand, adventure travelers have a goal and seeing world and exploring new places. The world truly is full of magical places to see.

Once your itinerary has been planned, it’s time to pick your accommodations. Many of the top luxury resorts are well known to seasoned travelers. In addition, there are others that only a few may be aware of. Do you look for a luxury resort with luxury amenities or outdoor activities? Some foodies prefer a memorable fine dining experience. Maybe an all-inclusive resort is your choice. The possibilities are endless.

With that said, we are happy to share a list of some of the most popular resorts. We offer them in 6-, 5-, 4- and 3-star categories. These top luxury resorts have been a big hit with people that have stayed there. With help from Vacations To Go customers, these top luxury resorts are each given a star rating. Therefore, you can see an aggregate of three factors the resort’s location, level of service offered and luxury amenities.

Many of the resorts are all-inclusive, which means that accommodations, meals, beverages and a variety of sports and activities are rolled into the upfront price. If you see one that is really appealing to you, contact The Life of Luxury today.

6 Stars (Exceptional) — These are premier properties, with the finest services and amenities and superb surroundings.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya — Set amid mangroves, jungle and a white-sand beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, this 6-star, all-inclusive resort. Guests can splash in private pools attached to some suites and a 75,000-square-foot spa.

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba — This 6-star escape sits on the powdery sands of Palm Beach and offers five dining and drinking venues. In addition, there are daily fitness classes and private cabana rentals by the pool and near the surf.

The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Maui — The 6-star resort has 36 holes of championship golf and a spa with treatments inspired by Hawaiian traditions. Most noteworthy, guests can sign up for whale-watching excursions that are available from December to May.


5 Stars (Deluxe) – These resorts are in prime locations and provide outstanding service, elegant accommodations and a wide range of amenities.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste — With a 5-star rating on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, this all-inclusive has multiple dining venues and bars and a spa. Among accommodations are Jacuzzi suites with ocean-view hot tubs on their terraces.

Melia Caribe Tropical All Inclusive Beach & Golf Resort — Top draws at this 5-star all-inclusive in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, include lagoon-style swimming pools and lighted tennis courts. In addition, enjoy unlimited green fees at the nearby Cocotal Golf & Country Club.

Barcelo Bavaro Palace – Another Punta Cana all-inclusive with a 5-star rating, this resort fronts a beach with calm water protected by a coral reef. If golf is your passion, try The Lakes course, designed by famed golf architect P.B. Dye.


4 Stars (Good) — These properties have an assortment of amenities and services and tastefully furnished accommodations.

Breezes Resort & Spa – Bahamas — Seems like windsurfing, kayaking and rock climbing are the rage at this 4-star all-inclusive in the Bahamas. Deluxe beachfront rooms provide direct walk-out access to Cable Beach and come with outdoor patios and thatched palapas in the sand.

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa — West of Montego Bay, this 4-star, all-inclusive resort shares a peninsula with a sister Palladium property. Between them, they offer six swimming pools, a children’s splash park and 10 restaurants.

Sunscape Splash Montego Bay – This family-friendly, 4.5-star all-inclusive resort in Jamaica welcomes kids. Most of all, kids receive special treats at check-in, movies on the beach and a pirate-themed water park. Plus, there are clubs and activities for children 3 to 12 and teens 13 to 17.


3 Stars (Moderate) — Finally, you will find comfortable accommodations with select amenities and services at these fine resorts.

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica — This 3-star, all-inclusive property in Runaway Bay boasts three huge interconnected pools and activities like kayaking, snorkeling, volleyball and dance lessons. Restaurants include venues specializing in Jamaican, Japanese and Italian cuisines.

Occidental Caribe – This expansive, 3.5-star resort sits on Playa Arena Gorda in Punta Cana. It’s all-inclusive and offers seven specialty restaurants, a variety of bars, an 800-seat theater for evening shows and a club for kids ages 4 to 12.

Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Antigua — Near St. John’s, this 3-star all-inclusive occupies an enviable spot on one of Antigua’s most beautiful beaches. Learn to play cricket, compete in beach Olympics and attend a beach bonfire with performances by steel drum bands.


Life is too short. Live every moment like it’s your last. See the world and all it has to offer. Amazing food, culture and sightseeing awaits. Choose your luxury resort carefully. A bad choice can ruin your dream vacation. Don’t let it happen to you.

Ready to take that once in a lifetime trip? Choose from one of the top luxury resorts listed above is a great start. Our travel concierge agents can help you. Come back soon and follow our popular luxury blog for more luxury travel tips.

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