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22 Jun

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Posh in Panama

June 22, 2017 | By |

Panama’s sun-kissed beaches, diverse ecosystem and famous Canal offer the ideal blend of fun and discovery at the crossroads of North and South America. Alternate between days at the beach, close encounters with nature in tropical jungles and a visit to the futuristic capital, Panama City, whose towering high-rises dominate the impressive skyline.

Our pick:
Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama
Set on Playa Bonita, this resort offers ocean-view accommodations, a fine wine cellar, access to a stunning golf course at Tucán Country Club and a complimentary shuttle to the historic district of Panama City, in addition to the vacation essentials included in the Defined Delights™ program, like free WiFi, unlimited gourmet dining and exciting entertainment.

22 Jun

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Chic in Costa Rica

June 22, 2017 | By |

Costa Rica holds some of the world’s most fascinating natural wonders, including untouched beaches, lush rainforests, therapeutic hot springs and diverse wildlife. Its off-the-beaten-path setting is perfect for hiking, surfing and zip lining, but this volcano-studded country is also a great place to simply unwind on the beach and experience the true meaning of pura vida.

Our pick:
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
Set on a sandy beach in the heart of nature, this upscale and sustainable property offers lavish rooms, the ultimate in pampering at Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, no-limit à la carte dining and the largest pool in the Guanacaste region. It’s also the ideal base from which to explore the ecological gems Costa Rica is known for.

22 Jun

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Deluxe in the Dominican Republic

June 22, 2017 | By |

Beyond the sugar-white sands of Punta Cana, the action of Puerto Plata and the historical ruins of Santo Domingo is La Romana, where visitors can laze on the beach, tee off at its world-class golf courses, snorkel off the nearby islands of Saona and Catalina, or explore Altos de Chavon, a replica of a medieval Mediterranean village.

The resorts:

Our pick:
Dreams Dominicus La Romana
This resort boasts an Italian-style setting with unique architecture, beautifully manicured gardens and enchanting decor reminiscent of a seaside paradise in the Mediterranean. With a PADI scuba diving centre, a championship golf course nearby and plenty of other activities to choose from, you can do as much or as little as you like before retreating to your luxurious suite.

22 Jun

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Majestic in Mexico

June 22, 2017 | By |

Mexico is a world of contrasting elements with enough going on to keep everyone entertained. Experience the warm breeze, sapphire seas and lush green mountains of Pacific gems like Vallarta-Nayarit, Huatulco and Los Cabos, or the white sands, Mayan ruins and coral reefs of their Caribbean counterparts, Cancun, Riviera Maya and Cozumel.

The resorts:

Our pick:
Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
This all-suites resort on idyllic Playa Mujeres enjoys miles of white sand and a breathtaking tropical setting. With complimentary greens fees and access to the Greg Norman-designed Playa Mujeres Golf Course, it’s the perfect place to master your swing. Other highlights include a Temazcal ceremony and a waterpark for all ages.

22 Jun

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Where Vacation Dreams Come True

June 22, 2017 | By |

At Dreams Resorts & Spas, everything has been carefully designed with the discerning traveller in mind. Whether you’re planning a family getaway or a destination wedding, it’s hard to imagine a backdrop more perfect than the immaculate beaches and state-of-the-art facilities of these high-end resorts, providing extra pampering with Unlimited-Luxury®, Preferred Club Privileges and Unlimited Connectivity.

Find your dream vacation now.

25 May

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Where to Stay in The Bahamas

May 25, 2017 | By |

Most accommodation options in The Bahamas are beachfront, and range from boutique hotels to all-inclusive luxury resorts offering every possible amenity. Choose your home away from home!

Sandals Resorts
When exotic luxury is within reach, so is paradise. Find your slice at all-inclusive adult-only properties like the sophisticated, European-style Sandals Royal Bahamian, located on Nassau’s Cable Beach and boasting its own offshore island, or the serene and secluded Sandals Emerald Bay in the enchanting Exumas.

British Colonial Hilton Nassau
Located in the heart of all the action, near Nassau’s port, duty-free shops and downtown attractions, this family-friendly resort features a private white-sand beach, a freshwater pool, WiFi, water sports, bars and dining. It also comes with exclusive added values as part of our Spotlight Collection.

Meliá Nassau Beach
Discover this modern resort on Cable Beach, with features as grand as its design and upgrades to The Level available for extra pampering. Three freshwater pools, WiFi throughout the resort and on the beach, and seven restaurants – one for every day of the week: all the right ingredients for a holiday in the Bahamian capital!

25 May

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What to Do in The Bahamas

May 25, 2017 | By |

Endless Beaches
Imagine powdery white sands caressed by the bluest waters, all framed by towering palms and the Caribbean’s lush greenery… Sound like the perfect beach? You’ll find plenty here that are populated with sun seekers, or secluded and just waiting to be discovered.

City Sights & Cultural Corners
Explore Nassau’s history at Fort Fincastle and the Queen’s Staircase, discover Junkanoo music at Educulture Museum and sample signature Bahamian cuisine at Arawak Cay’s seaside Fish Fry. With chocolate and cigar factories, a history museum and artist studios, Graycliff Heritage Village also makes for a fun-filled day trip.

Paradise Found
Get yourself an Aquaventure day pass and discover the world’s largest marine park, located at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. It features a thrilling water slide and a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids, as well as the Atlantis Aquarium, offering rock climbing and encounters with marine animals, including dolphins.

Historic Great Exuma & Little Exuma
Venture to George Town, in Great Exuma, to visit Wenshua Art Gallery, the Straw Market and St. Andrew’s Church. In Little Exuma, see what remains of an old cotton plantation, or head to the Salt Beacon and Tropic of Cancer Beach. The Hermitage and Steventon are home to historic tombstones and the golden statue of Pompey.

Exploring the Exuma Cays
Sail along the beautiful waters of the Exuma Cays. Visit Thunderball Grotto, swim with nurse sharks on Compass Cay, feed iguanas on Leaf Cay, watch the famous swimming pigs on Big Major Cay, and dive for gigantic starfish at Star Fish Bay. Go snorkelling and enjoy a picnic on a secluded beach, too!

25 May

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It’s Better in The Bahamas

May 25, 2017 | By |

One destination, endless possibilities!

The Bahamas’ 700 islands are some of the most beautiful on the planet – even astronauts up in space agree! Choose from two little slices of paradise that are equally stunning yet worlds apart: Nassau and adjacent Paradise Island, offering non-stop entertainment, and Great Exuma, where time stands still and relaxation takes on a whole new meaning.

Find your perfect luxury vacation now with Air Canada Vacations.

24 Apr

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The Best of Bahia Principe in Mexico and Jamaica

April 24, 2017 | By |

Riviera Maya is home to exceptional beaches and fascinating Mayan ruins, perfect for outdoors adventures on land and in water. The area also features great shopping, delicious Mexican cuisine and a vibrant nightlife.

The resorts

Picture-perfect Runaway Bay is on Jamaica’s northern coast and is considered to be one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful spots. The area offers amazing beaches, warm, clear waters and a charming atmosphere.

The resorts

24 Apr

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The Best of Bahia Principe in the Dominican Republic

April 24, 2017 | By |

Punta Cana boasts long white-sand beaches, excellent water sports and diving, and a warm, lively atmosphere. In Samana, discover serene beaches, spectacular views and awe-inspiring natural beauty—the perfect spot for relaxing in the sun and exploring charming villages. La Romana is a golf lover’s dream, and offers easy access to cultural hotspots like Santo Domingo and Boca Chica. Eco-adventures abound in Puerto Plata, with beautiful beaches and great cycling, hiking and jungle excursions.

The resorts:

Punta Cana

Our pick:

Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection
This brand-new fantasy-themed resort offers fun for the whole family with a waterpark, kids’ club and teens’ club featuring fitness facilities and a spa. Guests will love the vast selection of dining options and great activities for everyone, including magical, relaxing environment for couples, parents and single travellers.

Samana

Our pick:

Luxury Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection
With complimentary WiFi, delectable gourmet cuisine, and luxurious service and amenities, the boutique-style Luxury Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection is a dream come true. What’s more, the resort’s We Wellness program offers an exclusive personalized wellness plan, with relaxing body treatments and more.

La Romana

Our pick:

Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville Don Pablo Collection
Luxurious and cosmopolitan, this beachfront resort is a paradise for guests ages 18 and over, with complimentary WiFi and the Don Pablo Collection’s incredible services, amenities and special personalized touches. What’s more, receive a 50% golf discount at the Playa Nueva Romana Golf Club facing the hotel.

Puerto Plata

Grand Bahia Principe San Juan
Get an authentic Dominican Republic experience with Grand Bahia Principe San Juan. This beachfront resort is ideal for a family getaway, with lots of land and water sports, great entertainment and complimentary WiFi in the lobby.