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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.

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.

24 Apr

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Experience Happiness at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts

April 24, 2017 | By |

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts promises that special blend of modern amenities, romance and relaxation, and the locations of your dreams. Bahia Principe properties offer special family rooms and all-inclusive fun. The Luxury Don Pablo Collection features luxurious getaways, complete with 24-hour room service and unlimited à la carte dinners. Relax and enjoy from the moment you arrive.

Find your perfect luxury vacation now with Air Canada Vacations.

24 Mar

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Where to stay in Barbados

March 24, 2017 | By |

Barbados offers accommodations for all tastes, from family-friendly hotels to fun all-inclusive resorts to secluded luxury retreats. Check out our top 3 hotel recommendations.

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
A perfect choice for families, Accra Beach Hotel & Spa features an adults-only pool and kids’ pool, an ideal beachfront location and the only Polynesian restaurant on the island. With a mile-long boardwalk and a relaxing spa, guests of all ages will find what they are looking for and much more.

Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
This luxurious retreat on the island’s west coast offers gourmet dining, motorized and non-motorized water sports and spacious, comfortable accommodations. A great spot for guests looking to disconnect and reconnect with the incredible natural environment of Barbados.

Sandals Barbados
This all-new Luxury Included® adults-only resort is only 15 minutes from the airport and is situated in the lively St. Lawrence Gap area, with great shopping and nightlife. The resort offers three unique villages, gourmet cuisine and an excellent beach and zero-entry pool. It’s the perfect spot for romance, fun and relaxation.

24 Mar

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What to do in Barbados

March 24, 2017 | By |

Barbados’ varied cultural sites and fascinating attractions are sure to please all types of travellers. It doesn’t get better than Barbados! Discover our top 5 activities.

On the Water
Barbados is the perfect spot for water sports of all kinds. From the calm Caribbean Sea to the active Atlantic, you’re sure to find the right setting for beginners and experts alike. Try scuba diving alongside colourful marine life, or stay comfortable and dry in the Atlantis Submarine.

Outdoor Adventures
You’ll find ample outdoor activities on this wonderful island. Explore off the beaten track with Island Safari tours, visit the Flower Forest or discover the underground wonders at Harrison’s Cave. You can also enjoy a round of golf on a championship course.

A Delectable Taste of the Caribbean
The culinary capital of the Caribbean, Barbados features both incredible street food and gourmet international fare on the south coast and west coast. For top local delights, check out Cutters and Oistins Fish Fry. For the best in fine dining, visit The Cliff, Primo Bar & Bistro, Champers or Tides.

Urban Exploration
For a city adventure, the island’s rich cultural heritage is on full display in Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. George Washington House and St. Nicholas Abbey depict life in centuries past, while Barbados comes alive in the evening in St. Lawrence Gap and 2nd Street in Holetown.

The Beaches of Your Dreams
Barbados boasts incredible beaches of all types: sun, sand and relaxation on the west coast, excellent water sports in the south, and rugged beauty on the east coast. Top picks include Crane Beach, Bottom Bay, Payne’s Bay, Carlisle Bay, Mullins Beach and Bathsheba.