Luxury All-Inclusives

Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort is one of the newest luxury hotels on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the resort sits in one of our favorite spots in the region, Playa del Carmen. It has 493 suites with flat-screen TVs, butler concierge services and terraces with ocean or jungle views.

 

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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita's Presidential Suite can accommodate dinners for up to 10 and offers quick beach access.

 

 

Tip: The best rooms at Grand Velas All Suites & Spa are the 1,377-square-foot oceanfront Ambassador Grand Class Suites located in the adults-only area of the hotel. They have a private plunge pool on the terrace overlooking the ocean. There are a total of 90 Ambassador Grand Class Suites.

Note: The resort is 40 miles from Cancun International Airport and five minutes from Playa del Carmen. Luxury travel advisors should contact Reservations Manager Mercedes Nava (reservationsrm@grandvelas.com; 011-52-984-877-4400, ext. 80400).

In the same region, Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita strives to provide a vacation experience focused on wellness, serenity and romance, with each suite individually decorated with unusual fabrics and treasures picked up by the resort’s owners during their world travels.

The resort has four gourmet à la carte restaurants: Sushi & Ceviche Bar; the AAA Four-Diamond La Canoa; Restaurant Kaax, which serves Mexican cuisine in a casual setting; and El Chiringuito Beachside Grill, which offers a variety of grilled dishes.

Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita has an Endless Privileges concept with features that include oceanfront suite accommodations; a welcome bottle of tequila; dining options featuring an assortment of organic foods and premium beverages; cocktails; afternoon tea featuring live plants for tea infusions; daily shopping excursions; a complimentary cell phone with unlimited worldwide calls and personal concierge service; complimentary 24-hour laundry service and private in-suite dining; a daily bottle of champagne and basket of fruit; and private chauffeured airport-hotel transportation personalized with champagne.

Other luxury amenities and services include daily complimentary golf rounds at the Playa Mujeres Golf Club, a signature Greg Norman 18-hole course, and a spa treatment at the resort’s 22,000-square-foot Thalasso Center & Spa.

The luxury travel advisor liaison is Laura Molet (lmolet@paraisodelabonita.com;
011-52-998-872-8300).

 

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Zoetry Paraiso's Macao Suite is distinctively Balinese in style.

 

 

Presidential Suite guests at El Dorado Seaside Suites and El Dorado Maroma will be treated to everything from non-stop limousine transfer service to and from the airport, to Bulgari personal amenities and beach butler service.

Hint: For entertainment beyond the sun and sand, guests can request table games, personal snorkel equipment, an iPod docking station, international magazines and daily newspapers.

Tip: The two-story Presidential Suite at El Dorado Maroma was designed with luxury and privacy in mind, so pitch these rooms to your romantic couples.

Guests are greeted with private check-in service before being led into their home away from home. Amenities include a private infinity swimming pool on the first floor and second-level terrace overlooking the Riviera Maya’s waters.

A presidential butler tends to every need, from 24-hour gourmet room service to nightly turn-down service. To relax and reconnect, guests can unwind with two 30-minute Beachfront Sky Massages and savor a private in-suite chef’s dinner on the evening of their choice.

 

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Grand Velas' Ambassador Grand Class Suites are in the adults-only area and feature private plunge pools.

 

 

Nice Touch: The Presidential Suite offers more than 450 square feet inside and another 100 square feet of outdoor terrace, pool and Solarium space. Guests can take advantage of aromatherapy and pillow menus.

El Dorado Seaside Suites has barefoot luxury style, and guests of the new Presidential Suite are greeted with champagne and fresh flowers, both of which can be enjoyed as they take in their new surroundings on the front patio or while floating in the private infinity swimming pool.

Nice Touch: Guests are treated to a private in-suite or moonlit beach dinner prepared by the hotel’s world-class chef. Additional amenities include daily in-suite tea service, private wine and tequila tastings with an acclaimed sommelier and a king-sized beach bed beside an ocean-view palapa dining area.

 

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El Dorado Seaside Suites' pool area is just steps from the beach, considered one of the finest in the Riveria Maya.

 

 

Note: El Dorado Maroma is 40 minutes south of Cancun Airport, while El Dorado Seaside Suites is one hour south of the airport.

Luxury travel advisors should call 888-280-7558 and ask for Alfred Santamaria, general manager of El Dorado Maroma, or Paulino Emiliano, general manager of El Dorado Seaside Suites.

For clients who prefer the Caribbean, Lighthouse Bay Resort is an exclusive private resort in Barbuda that first opened its doors only a year ago. It features nine luxury oceanfront suites, gourmet chefs, a rooftop restaurant with 360-degree ocean views and a staff of 25 people.

Tip: The resort has all the amenities to accompany a family or a group, but because of the secluded nature of the resort and the island it calls home, we suggest recommending it to honeymooners and couples.

All suites include a separate bedroom, dining room and kitchen area complete with leather and mahogany furnishings, flat-screen TVs, a private balcony and butler service. Tip: We hear that the best room is the Super Suite, which has all of the above amenities as well as a deck just steps away from the Caribbean Sea. Note: The entire resort can be rented out for reunions or other events.

 

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El Dorado Maroma's Jacuzzi Junior Suite features an oversized terrace.

 

 

It’s important to note that this resort is located in Barbuda—not Bermuda. Unlike the larger Bermuda, Barbuda is a small island with a population of about 1,800 people. It is just a 15-minute flight from its sister island, Antigua. From there, your VIPs can take a 10-minute boat ride over the bay from the mainland.

 

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Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda has been open for a year but will already add more suites and villas next year.

 

 

Upcoming: Construction of 11 additional guest suites and groundbreaking for private villa homes at Lighthouse Bay is slated for next year.

Luxury travel advisors, in the meantime, should contact Reservations Manager Amber Boggess (aboggess@goodmanagement.com; 888-836-5427) for more information.