by Vanessa Lee

Secrets CoupleCourtesy of AMResorts

One of the most popular and fastest growing hotel companies in Mexico and the Caribbean is AMResorts which now has 51 hotels and plans to expand to 100 properties by 2020. An ambitious plan but one based on 6 different brands that literally do offer something for every vacationer and style of vacation.  So, whether you want a singles getaway, a family trip with the kids or perhaps you’re looking for some romantic adults-only time, then this company has a resort designed for you.

Here’s the lowdown on the six different vacation options offered to you from AMResorts and a sense of which may suit you and where they are located. Plus we give you some inside scoop on some particular hotel properties. All of this is designed to help you make your vacation choice – and of course our specialised travel agents are here to help at any time.

Secrets Maroma beachSecrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun

One of the most iconic brands owned by AMResorts is Secrets Resort & Spas– which offers “Unlimited Luxury”. These resorts are expressly suited to adults-only and provide a sophisticated ambiance full of pampering and pleasure. If you’re seeking some romantic time away with well-appointed rooms, gourmet cuisine and an all-inclusive concept with premium drinks and wine, then a Secrets Resort may suit you well. There are extensive amenities at your fingertips of course along with lots of watersports, great beaches and a wide selection for dining, bars, lounges and entertainment. Your in-room mini-bar is refreshed daily and there’s a spa as well for those romantic two-some massages.  

Secrets currently has 15 hotels located in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Jamaica.  In some instances, such as Secrets Playa Mujere the property is set amidst a Greg Norman designed par 72 golf course and guests can play a complimentary round of golf per day if so inclined.

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Zoetry Mo BayZoetry Montego Bay Jamaica

If you’re interested in a well-being program while enjoying sun, sea and sand, then  stay at one of the Zoëtry Wellness and Spa Resorts which offer  Endless Privileges®.  These resorts do cater to adults and there are currently four of them located in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, and a new resort in Aruba opening in 2018.  These hotels tend to be smaller, like their 49-suite boutique resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Luxury holistic wellness is the concept with offerings including a wonderful spa experience, yoga, meditation and healthy gourmet cooking classes.  The Art of Life at Zoëtry is an intimate vacation option that nourishes body, mind and soul.  Prepare to renew and revitalize while indulging as well and no need to pay any additional fees or gratuities – it really is all-inclusive with Endless Privileges.

Breathless Wink BarBreathless Wink Bar

Then there’s the brand Breathless Resorts & Spas which is something a little different and very focused on socially sophisticated and hip adults – whether singles or couples. These luxe, modern and chic resorts offer a trend setting approach to your vacation time and highlight a truly vibrant nightlife and extensive entertainment opportunities. If a party central atmosphere is high on your next vacation list and you want to enjoy the company of like-minded people, then maybe a Breathless Resort is ideal for you.  There are monthly theme events, a non-stop party feel and of course all the usual inclusions for a resort of such caliber.  New innovations at the Breathless Resorts include an in-room tablet to order room service and check out ongoing daily activities and events and more.  The Breathless Montego Bay, featuring 150 suites, more than half with butler service has the only rooftop pool and bar in Jamaica – total fun!  You can stay at a Breathless Resort  in the Dominican Republic and Mexico as well as in Jamaica.

Now Amber Puerto VallartaNow Amber Puerto Vallarta

If a multi-generational and family-friendly modern vacation experience is something you and the family are seeking then look no further than the Now Resorts & Spas from AMResorts. They suggest you ‘Live in the Now’ and enjoy a wide range of great accommodations and activities at their various resorts scattered throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. These hotels are also perfect for weddings, honeymoons and babymoons plus spa escapes and even business meetings along with being a great choice for family fun time in the sun.  Check out Now Jade Riviera in Riviera Maya near Cancun. A large, sprawling resort with 550 rooms and suites (all non-smoking), this hotel offers an “Unlimited Luxury” concept which means practically everything is included. Add elegant rooms, an all-inclusive concept featuring top-shelf wines and liquor and also a wide choice of dining and entertainment options – all this ensures you will have a fabulous vacation in any tropical paradise you choose.  

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The Sunscape properties in the AMResorts Collection are dubbed as “Unlimited-Fun” and provide a truly affordable family-oriented vacation. These resorts are all-inclusive but price-sensitive too so offer a lighter selection of amenities in comparison to some of the other resorts in the family.  Great programs are offered for kids and teens affording parents those much needed quiet moments as well as a date night or two!  And there are a lot of connecting rooms. Of course there are always great beaches, and an array of activities and dining and entertainment choices – for all ages as well as an extensive watersports offering.  Look for Sunscape Resorts & Spas  in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica and Curaçao.

Dreams Palm Beach Punta CanaDreams Palm Beach Punta Cana

Dreams Resorts & Spas offers a luxurious beachfront setting for couples or couples with kids. Just about everything is included in the cost of your vacation, with an extensive selection of dining options, wine and liquor included and of course an amazing array of entertainment and activity options for all. Many non-motorized watersports are available  and in some resorts there may be a casino, theme nights and cocktail parties – like Dreams Palm Beach in Punta Cana in the DR.  24-hour room service is available along with well-appointed accommodations with all the usual amenities. Sit by the pool or on the beach and relax!  Enjoy a “dream” vacation in one of 14 properties in Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and in Costa Rica.

Dreams Los CabosDreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa

AMResorts is a collection of luxury or high-end resort destinations each with a unique personality, sun-soaked beaches, elegant accommodations, a world-class spa, gourmet dining, and many other amenities. Just find the resort concept that best suits you and your next vacation in the sun.

 Originally published in Vacation Magazine Spring 2017 issue.

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