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caribbean onsitereview caribbean/mexico What's New in All-Inclusives paloma villaverde de rico amresorts Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya. A few openings we know your AMResorts fans will want to know about: The adults-only, 434-room Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya and the 169-room Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa (the second resort under the Breathless brand) will both debut this November. Coming next year is the Breathless Riviera Cancun, with 500 rooms, and the 450-room Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, with a marina and a Greg Norman-designed golf course. barcelo The Barcelo Maya Beach Resort underwent renovations. Everyone who's in the know knows that the Barcelo Maya Beach Resort complex in Riviera Maya is composed of five adjacent resorts-Barcelo Maya Beach, Barcelo Maya Caribe, Barcelo Maya Tropical, Barcelo Colonial and Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe, which makes for quite an array of goodies at your clients' fingertips. The complex received an $80 million face-lift that was completed this past January and which focused on Barcelo Maya Beach and Barcelo Maya Caribe. New additions include a new clubhouse; two new restaurants; and new and upgraded suites, including a full redesign of all Club Premium Suites. Additionally, the children's play pool, swim-up bar and main pool were remodeled, and there's a brand-new Barcelo Maya Entertainment Center complete with sports bar, bowling alley, teen disco, kids' club, water park, and redesigned 18-hole miniature golf course. club med The Zen Oasis at Club Med Punta Cana will be a retreat for adults only.'s an adults-only zone. In December, Club Med will be debuting the adults-only Zen Oasis area at its 553-room Punta Cana resort. It will feature 78 brand-new deluxe guestrooms with spa-like bathrooms and amenities such as yoga mats and plush outdoor daybeds on private terraces or gardens. The oasis will feature a Zen pool with in-water lounge chairs, a lap pool and a wellness bar serving healthy smoothies, teas and light bites, as well as cocktails. Meanwhile, clients headed to the resort this June can "run off with the circus" once Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil debuts, allowing guests to learn the acrobatic disciplines showcased in Cirque du Soleil productions. hard rock The newly designed Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya. There's lots of fun stuff happening with the All Inclusive Collection brand, including a brand-new Bret Michaels Rock Star Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and the newly designed Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya, the first Hard Rock-branded golf course in Mexico. The golf club includes a special collection of memorabilia adorning the clubhouse, including Eddie Van Halen's personal golf cart, and it will continue to host three learning programs certified by The Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf. For Indian couples, the Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the D.R. have launched Ishq Rocks (meaning "love rocks"), an Indian wedding experience that includes special Indian decor and authentic cuisine. iberostar Tell all your clients with little ones that "kids stay free" at Iberostar this fall. The promotion is valid for travel from Aug. 16 to Dec. 23, 2015 and bookings can be made from May 1 to Dec. 23 (blackout dates apply Nov. 21-28). A couple of options are available: "maximum two kids 12 and under stay free for every two adults paying full price" at Iberostar Playa Mita, Iberostar Punta Cana and Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, among other resorts; and "one child free for every two adults paying full price" at Iberostar Cancun, Iberostar Bavaro in Punta Cana and Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, among other resorts. Iberostar Playa Mita in Mexico. 12 may 2015 12-17 CB All Inc.indd 12 4/21/15 12:44 PM PRDS

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend May 2015

Editor’s Notes
Lodgings Take Comforts to New Heights
Exclusive Group Travel
What’s New in All-Inclusives
Riu Palace St. Martin
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa
Trinidad & Tobago Travel Agent Specialist Program
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Andalucia, Spain
Different Routes to Southeast Asia
The Guatemala Travel Experience
New Ships Bulletin
What’s New in Orlando
Orlando World Center Marriott

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