Caribbean Escapes for Mother’s Day

Prime Beachfront Resorts That Offer Something Special for Mom

 

From the sun-washed beaches of Provo to the turquoise waters of Cancun, the Caribbean offers a tempting array of luxury resorts that are ideal for treating mom to a well-deserved getaway. And in honor of Mother’s Day, a select number of destinations are offering special incentives and pricing. Here are some great choices for a tropical escape.

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Pack light when you take mom to this luxurious all-inclusive, because they will take care of everything, right down to the chocolate-covered strawberries. Mom can unwind and indulge with unlimited 24-hour room service for those late night cravings or mornings that get a late start. All meals, snacks and drinks are on the hotel’s tab, including premium house brand liquors for those celebratory moments. When it comes time to burn some calories, the gym is open 24 hours and there is a personal trainer on call for a session. For Mother’s Day, the resort offers 40 percent off standard rates, plus $100 resort credit per day. This offer is valid for travel from May 2 to December 20, 2017, with a booking window from May 2-24, 2017. To book, visit grandresidencesrivieracancun.com/offers/all-in-grand-experience

Cancun Grand Residences

Ocean-view suites at the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun come with 24-hour room service and private terraces or balconies overlooking a pristine beach. Photo: Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Palm Island Resort & Spa, The Grenadines

Mom can relax beachside or be as active as she wants on this 135- acre gem in the southern Grenadines. There are five beaches for swimming and exploring. Just offshore are shallow coral reefs that attract an abundance of marine life, and are ideal for a day of snorkeling. And just a boat ride away is the Tobago Cays Marine Park, where mom can have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with sea turtles. Back on the island, there is tennis, croquet and bicycling on landscaped paths. Scenic nature trails offer easy climbs to panoramic views, with plenty of spots for capturing that memorable photo. At the end of the day, mom can sit back and enjoy a cocktail at the Sunset Grill while gazing out over the sea. Rates are all-inclusive with three venues for dining and afternoon tea. Book by April 30, 2017 and save 35 percent. Visit www.palmislandresortgrenadines.com/special-offer.htm

Palm Island Grenadines Resort

Guests at Palm Island have exclusive access to five private beaches, and snorkeling reefs lie just offshore. Day trips to the nearby Tobago Cays can also be arranged. Photo: Elite Island Resorts

Ocean Club Resorts, Turks & Caicos

On an island ringed by drop-dead gorgeous beaches, you’ll want mom to be right there on Grace Bay, which is known as one of the world’s top strands. The Ocean Club and Ocean Club West place mom front and center, with direct access to sugary sand beaches backed by turquoise seas. Days can be devoted to swimming, strolling the beach or doing absolutely nothing at all. In honor of Mother’s Days the resorts have put together a package that sees to all her needs and more. It includes 4 nights’ accommodations, a chilled bottle of champagne and a tropical fruit basket in the room, a $200 spa credit for massages or facials at Spa Tropique, a spectacular evening sunset cruise, dinner with wine for two at the Opus Restaurant, lunch for two at the Cabana Bar & Grille or Solana and a $50 on-site merchant credit, all including taxes and service fees. The 4-night package rate for the junior suite is $2,507, a one bedroom is $2,717, and a two bedroom is $3,927, all based on double occupancy. This Mother’s Day package is valid for travel from May 1 to August 31 and can be booked through August 30. Book by calling 800-457-8787 and mentioning the Mother’s Day package or online at www.oceanclubresorts.com

Ocean Club Turks And Caicos

The two oceanfront properties of the Ocean Club Resorts are located in the heart of Grace Bay, which is often named as one of the world’s best beaches. Photo: Ocean Club Resorts

The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

Whisk mom off to Barbados where the ambience is deliciously British, but with a Caribbean flair. Enjoy afternoon tea with scones and Devonshire cream; take in a game of cricket or a polo match. The countryside here is green and lush, with narrow winding roads that pass through small towns and grand estates where the stonework is reminiscent of a castle in Kent. Adding to the mix are views of the turquoise Caribbean from the Club’s beachfront setting on the island’s platinum coast. You’ll have to leave the little ones behind, as this is an all-inclusive adults-only resort—the only one on the island. Ask for an oceanfront room where you are literally steps off the sand, and the sound of the waves will lull you to sleep. The resort provides a full range of water sports that includes, snorkeling, waterskiing, windsurfing, kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing. Meals are a special occasion and the Barbados rum flows freely. Take advantage of the spring savings for Mother’s Day and receive up to 45 percent off standard rates, plus receive a $250 resort credit. For details visit www.theclubbarbados.com

Barbados Club

There are three freshwater swimming pools at The Club Barbados Resort & Spa. This adults-only, all-inclusive property is located on a prime waterfront site on the island’s west coast. Photo: Elite Island Resorts

Villa del Palmar Cancun

A stay at this resort provides all the ingredients needed for the prefect Mother’s Day escape. Have the concierge order a custom- made floral arrangement to be delivered to her room when she arrives. Make sure you book her a one-bedroom suite with a soaking tub, and order a bottle of champagne on ice. Include a full day at The Village Spa, which is set up like a Mayan village, with each of the treatment rooms representing one of the natural elements from the surrounding area. Spa services are based on Mayan healing rituals and relaxation techniques. From a Mexican agave anti-aging facial to a geothermal hot springs ritual mom will never want to leave. She can linger in the steam room, cold plunge pool, Swiss shower, hot and warm Jacuzzis and rest up around the outdoor garden until its time for dinner. For details visit www.villapalmarcancun.com

Villa de Palmar Cancun

The spa at the Villa del Palmar Cancun is enveloped in a lush garden environment, and offers treatments inspired by Mayan healing rituals and relaxation techniques. Photo: Villa del Palmar Cancun

 

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