Recommend March 2018 - 22

Caribbean

What's New
in Family-Friendly
All-Inclusives
Romance, adventure, and experiential
travel have gotten plenty of attention in
the Caribbean during the last few years.
For 2018, the official focus is on wellness
(see recmd.it/WellnessPush). However, the
unofficial focus in much of the Caribbean
is still on families, so here's a look at what's
new at family resorts in the islands. Rates for
all are for a family of four, children ages 7
and 9, in August.

Beaches Turks and Caicos
This 4-village, 758-key resort, which already
had 20-plus dining options, reopened in
December with new culinary adventures
scheduled for every night, such as a fish fry
on Wednesday evenings and weekly beach
parties with cuisines from around the world.
Beaches Turks and Caicos has also added
two popular food trucks at the waterpark: Mr.
Mac, serving (of course) mac & cheese, and
Curls 'n' Swirls, serving premium ice cream.
For nighttime entertainment, Beaches is now
partnering with Creativiva Caribbean Inc.
to present Voila, a series of live shows such
as "Alice in Wonderland," "Treasure Island,"
and "Dolce Vita." Rates from $1,134 per
night or $7,939 per week.
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Occidental Punta Cana

With Smile Services...the aim is
to put an unforgettable
smile on the guests' faces.

"

Ed Wetschler

Beaches Turks & Caicos
caters to families with an
array of kid- and
adult-friendly activities.

-- Felipe Martinez Verde,
Director of Operations, Americas,
Palladium Hotels & Resorts

Margaritaville Beach
Resort Grand Cayman
In 2017 the Margaritaville group opened
its first full-service Caribbean resort with
285 rooms, a kids club, a zero-entry pool for
children, and other family-friendly amenities.
It's not quite on Seven Mile Beach, but
it's no further than a city block. Although
Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman
was and is an EP property, this month it's
debuting an all-inclusive option called the
Ultimate Escape. The package covers breakfast,
lunch, a dinner at the Margaritaville Coffee
Shop, License to Chill Lobby Bar, 5 o'Clock
Somewhere, and Banana Wind Cafe. It also
includes a $30 pp credit daily towards a meal
at fusion-cuisine YARA or Spread. Rates from
$980 per night (including resort fee), or
$6,860 per week.

Near the end of 2017 the Barcelo Hotel
Group's Occidental Punta Cana completed
a full renovation of its 800 or so guestrooms.
BHG also renovated the restaurants and
dining options (for example, adding a chef's
tasting menu in a private room), bars, a
theater, and pools, including the kiddie pool.
A sweeping re-imagining of the kids club
has turned it into a jungle-like paradise with
gaming consoles, a ball pit, life-size Connect
Four games, and other games and activities.
In short, says a Barcelo spokesperson,
Occidental Punta Cana is "one of the most
renovated Occidental Hotels & Resorts
properties in our portfolio and the most
refreshed property we have in Punta Cana."
Rates from $223 per night, or $1,562
per week.

Palladium Hotel Group
Kids (and adults) love surprises, so the
Palladium Hotel Group has created Smile
Services, an entire department dedicated
to creating surprises at its resorts in the
Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Mexico.
"The purpose of the Smile Services team
is to organize surprises or special treats for
guests during their stay, which is ideal for ➤
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