Canada’s summer weather can sometimes be less than perfect, so why not spend your vacation somewhere you’re more certain to get sunshine and tropical temperatures? Our Travel Experts have put together a list of resorts that are perfect for the last minute traveller. These are incredibly beautiful and well-run resorts, where you can reliably get fantastic last minute pricing. See below for our list!
With 27 properties in Cuba alone, Melia sure has its Cuba game on point. This property in Cayo Coco boasts sprawling white-sand beaches, four pools, nine restaurants, six bars, and endless activities to keep you busy in between. Opened in January 2015, the facilities consist of comfortable and contemporary rooms situated in three-storey villas, many of which have optimal views of the marvelous sandy beaches and Cuban sunsets. It’s great for both romantic getaways and family vacations!
Last minute vacations couldn’t be any easier at Sunscape Puerto Plata. We really like this one for family vacations, thanks to the Explorer Clubs for kids ages 3-12, the Core Zone Teens club for teens, and the on-site Pirate’s Paradise waterpark. Supervised activities run all the way to 10 p.m. so both kids and parents can make the most of their vacation! How does a romantic dinner at one of the adults-only à la carte restaurants sound?
The Grand Bahia Principe complex in Akumal, Mexico, is the build-your-own-adventure of resorts. Choose the Tulum or Coba properties if you’re looking for a family vacation or if you want to get away on a budget. For a more luxurious vacation, choose either the family-friendly Akumal or the adults-only Sian Ka’an, a posh getaway nestled in the lush forests of Mexico. All four resorts are connected by a shuttle and combine for quite a variety in terms of restaurants, bars, pools, and activities!
Here’s another popular option in the Dominican Republic, also in the Puerto Plata area. We’re blown away by the sheer variety of options here at Cofresi Palm, which offers 11 restaurants with different cuisines ranging from Brazilian to Indian and everything in between. There’s no shortage of bars either, with 12 to choose from, including individual establishments dedicated to tequila, gin, and whiskey, and a dessert bar. It doesn’t end there – Cofresi Palm has a whopping 12 pools so you could easily try a new one each day to find your favourite!
Jet away last minute to gorgeous Cayo Santa Maria and sink your toes into the white-sand beach at Memories Paraiso. Adult travellers in couples or groups will appreciate the adults-only pool and weekly foam party, plus the activities and classes including fruit carving and cocktail mixing lessons! This is a great option for families as well, as there are multiple kids clubs for different ages – even one for babies and toddlers. We’re pretty sure the younger ones will love the live appearances from the Berenstain Bears and Toopy and Binoo while you sip a cocktail by the pool!