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Resort Spotlight: 5 Reasons Why We Love Finest Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Resort Spotlight: 5 Reasons Why We Love Finest Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Earlier this month, our founders, Mike and Lauren Kerbelis, had the chance to explore the award-winning Finest Playa Mujeres while attending an industry event in Mexico. Seizing the perfect opportunity to also reset and reconnect with one another, the pair shares their top 5 reasons why couples and families alike should pay a visit to this luxury resort in 2020. Keep reading to find out what sets Finest apart from their Cancun counterparts! (more…)

Top Picks for Your Best All Inclusive Adults Only Honeymoon Resorts in North America

Top Picks for Your Best All Inclusive Adults Only Honeymoon Resorts in North America

Did you ring in the holidays with a brand new ring? We know lots of couples get engaged around the holidays. After all of the celebrations and engagement announcements, it’s time for the real fun to start … planning your dream honeymoon! If you’re looking for the best all inclusive adults only honeymoon resorts — without having to travel halfway around the world to get there — this list is for you. (more…)

Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma: Luxury Overwater Bungalows on the Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma, luxury overwater bungalows on the Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Does it get any better than spending sun-soaked days on the Riviera Maya, a stunning stretch of Mexico’s coastline full of sugar-white sand beaches? Actually, yes. You could spend your romantic Riviera Maya vacation in one of El Dorado Maroma resort’s luxurious palafitos. These overwater bungalows on Maroma Beach, voted one of the top ten beaches in the world by Travel Channel.

Ready to get swept away by the romance of the Riviera Maya? Then a palafitos stay may just be your perfect vacation experience.

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The New Luxury: Trends in All Inclusive Luxury Resorts for Families During Spring Break

The New Luxury: Trends in All Inclusive Luxury Resorts for Families During Spring Break

From early morning school drop offs to harried homework sessions each afternoon — by the time your kids’ spring break comes around, you’re ready for a break too! That’s why Southern Travel Agency loves planning spring break trips that include a little luxury and to introduce the best luxury all inclusive resorts for families to you.

It’s an amazing chance to relax and unwind together as a family.

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Olé! The Top Three Reasons to Plan a Family Vacation to the Riviera Maya

Picture this: sand beneath your toes, sun shining on your hair, and a happy family claiming that this was the “best vacation ever!” Where can you find all that? In our neighbor to the south, Mexico! More specifically, a breathtaking region with warm sand and clear blue waters called the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya, which encompasses hopping spots like Cozumel and Cancun, is safe, sunny, affordable, and perfect for the whole family. Read on for the top three reasons to visit the Riviera Maya with your family in tow:

1. There’s something for everyone. When you’re traveling with your family, you have to make sure that the activities on offer aren’t one-note—or else someone’s bound to get b-o-r-e-d. You won’t have that problem in the Riviera Maya. With the warm waters of the gulf right at your resort doorstep, water sports like snorkeling and scuba diving are always popular here. But more out-of-the-box activities like horseback riding, golfing, and ATVing are exciting choices for families as well. Plus, the famous nightlife of Cancun will keep your heart pounding and booty shaking.

2. A bevy of newer resorts provide tons of value. Breathtaking resorts, many of them all-inclusive, have been popping up in the Riviera Maya in the past few years—which is good news for families looking for an incredible vacation at a more affordable price point. The resorts are now competing to bring in customers, which drives down prices and drives up value. Expect to find some great deals and awesome included amenities at family resorts like Karisma and Generations. And if your children are older, checkout one of the 18-and-up resorts, like Iberostar’s incomparable stays in Playa del Carmen, for a more sophisticated escape—it’s the perfect pre-college trip for a recent high school grad.

3. Did we mention the weather? Average temperatures for the Riviera Maya region hover around the 70’s to low 80’s year round—yep, we said year round. Plus, those frequent ocean breezeskeep things cool on the beach, which is especially welcome when you’re expecting eight-to-10 hours of beautiful daylight a day. And to top off this round up of perfect weather conditions, we must mention the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  This famous ocean basin’s water consistently stays in the low 80s, so it feels like you’re taking a relaxing warm bath in a tub. Instead of shivering in cold Atlantic waters, your whole family will be saying “ahhhh.”

Ready to escape to the Riviera Maya for an incredible family adventure? Get in touchwith our family travel experts to start planning your trip today!

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