By Susan Eliuk
The idea of going on vacation is to “get away from it all.” But going on vacation usually means sharing a resort with a LOT of people and during these times, and right now, less is more.
So how do we get away and respectfully social distance at the same time? You’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of great properties and resorts around the globe that give you the best of both worlds.
Being isolated doesn’t have to mean being on a deserted island, although it is an option. You can have all the fun and luxury and amenities you desire on vacation with safe and healthy boundaries for all. Perhaps, privacy and peace and quiet is more your style anyway. Whatever your preference, there’s something for everyone to enjoy — single, couple, family, groups. So, who do you call? The same way you call on firefighters for fire, travel agents are your BFFs for travel. Highly-trained and experienced agents will assess your list of wants, narrow down the search and get you on your way handling all the details for a carefree worry-free holiday.
From boutique-style hotels and villas to all-inclusive resorts and over-the-water bungalows to a private island, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the options. Surround yourself with lush jungle gardens, dip into the swim-up pool right from your own room or breath in the view and tranquility of an oceanfront terrace. In fact, with resorts currently facing low occupancy, NOW is a phenomenal time to try something new, something unique, at reasonable rates. Here’s a few ideas to get your motors running:
Casa De Campo – Dominican Republic
Vacation like a star. One of the first resorts in the DR, opening over 50 years ago, this exquisite getaway attracts discerning travelers and celebrities from around the world who relish the private-gated community for safety and exclusive settings. We’re talking 7000 acres of adventure here with everything you could want. Beautifully-landscaped gardens, breathtaking Caribbean views, a beautiful marina, an equestrian centre with polo, three championship golf courses, incredible villas and golf carts for every guest to make sure you see every nook and cranny. Learn more
Sandos Carocol Eco Resort – Mayan Riviera
Immerse yourself in nature and enchantment of ancient Mayan history at this unique all-inclusive resort in the Playa del Carmen area. Swim in crystal-clear waters of ancient jungle cenotes, lounge on the palm-tree laden beaches or spend an adrenaline-filled day at the on-site full-size water park — the only one is the Mayan Riviera area. The best water park in Mexico, multiple swimming pools, non-stop fun and entertainment for the whole family, beach, sun, and sand … all in one affordable package. Ask a travel agent about the “Family Section.” Learn more
Little Palm Island – Florida Keys
Indulge in “Island Isolation” with no phones, no TVs, no distractions … just you and four acres of beach. While WiFi is available, ringing phones are taboo here, but who needs phones when you surrender to serenity? Stressful times calls for restoring the spirit. After a seaplane or private boat brings you to Little Palm, crushed seashell paths amid verdant tropical foliage and exotic wildlife lead you to your own beachfront bungalow where tranquility awaits.Learn more
Whether for a special celebratory event — birthday, bachelorette/bachelor party, destination wedding/honeymoon, family reunion — or just a getaway, we can find you the perfect place to unwind and vacation safely for all to enjoy.
Photo By Ishan Seefromthesky