For those times you are craving a vacation that is a little more intimate, a little more personalized, and a little more relaxed, there are boutique resorts to match. We’ve put together a list of a few of our favourites, for those times when you want to escape the crowds and truly unwind.
The Reserve is an all-inclusive boutique resort located within the Paradisus Palma Real Resort in Punta Cana. Designed especially for families, the Reserve offers its guests access to an exclusive private beach, the services of a dedicated family concierge, a large main pool, including a kids’ pool with slides and a paddling pool for babies, a fully equipped ‘Kids Zone’ for all ages (1-12 years), two à la carte restaurants and one buffet, unlimited free green fees at the Cocotal Golf & Country Club, and more.
El Dorado Casitas Royale in Riviera Maya is a spectacular adults-only, AAA four diamond boutique resort that combines its breathtaking beachfront setting with its high-end Gourmet Inclusive® experience. Guests here enjoy delectable cuisine at the resort’s seven restaurants, the services of a personal concierge throughout, gorgeous suites that come outfitted with double Jacuzzis and private infinity pools, indulgent treatments at the modern Náay Spa, and much more.
The SoCo Hotel
Located on Barbados’ south coast, this chic boutique hotel – with its funky, modern ‘South Beach’ vibe – offers the convenience of an all-inclusive escape wrapped up in a very personalized, high-quality package. The ideal place for the discerning travelling, it offers friendly service, great food, lovely guestrooms, each with their own private balconies that offer the some of the best views on the island, and a gorgeous white sand beach to call your own.
Intimate and serene, Casa Velas is an exclusive adults-only boutique resort on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Listed 8th among the 15 best hotels in Mexico by Condé Nast Traveller it offers lush tropical gardens, an oversized swimming pool with plush cabanas, an on-site 18-hole golf course, luxurious suites (some with plunge pools), and fabulous dining. What’s more, the shops, art galleries, cafés and nightlife of legendary Puerto Vallarta are all a short ride away, along with signature golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in the game.
This boutique resort within a bigger resort, a little 340-room adults-only… hideaway! Featuring three pools, one specialty restaurants and access to all nine à la carte restaurants in the rest of the resort, unlimited reservation-free dining, free WiFi throughout and much more, guests here enjoy comfort and luxury in sun-splashed bliss. Guestrooms are large and luxurious, and even more so if you further upgrade to Diamond Club, which among the many exclusive perks, features butler service.
Located in downtown Willemstad, Curaçao’s colourful capital, the Sonesta Kura Hulanda Village & Spa offers a boutique experience rich with history. Featuring 82 guestrooms, including 14 suites, the hotel offers first-class amenities, including a full-service restaurant with a bar and terrace, room service, two pools, lovely gardens, and even an on-site anthropological museum that highlights the island’s rich culture. What’s more, guests here also have the option of exploring all the city has to offer as the hotel is within easy walking distance to prime shopping areas, restaurants and nightlife.