Who is ready to start planning their next vacation where you can have a lot of space and feel safe while relaxing!
Today we have mom of 3 Christina Willett from Lush Experience on the show for part 2 of the travel series to share with us some amazing places we can go this year and next! Just like Heidi, she shares with us 3 different locations and 4 amazing resorts that are perfect during the pandemic. Christina really focuses on these properties that are the perfect places to go to to be able to relax, have fun and not worry about the cleanliness or having to spread out to get space. Let’s jump into where she highly recommends your next vacation to be.
Let’s start with heading to Barbados, an island that is hilly, beautiful with light pink beaches. In Barbados everything is at your fingertips, if you want to go shopping, explore restaurants, and do activities you can leave the resort and feel safe. Sandy Lane hotel is perfect for families. Sandy Lane has amazing beach side service. As a parent you want to make that experience as easy as possible. Christina has never seen anything like this, the beach manager will ask if you want to be in the sun, shade, want to relax or be in the action? They will reserve your spot for the duration of your trip so you can sleep in and know you will have your spot. They also will know what drinks you want, if the kids want popsicles etc. There are 4 restaurants, an amazing golf course called the Green Monkey, Tiger Woods even got married there. They have a mega spa 40,000 square feet. They have complimentary kids programs for ages 3-12 and offer daily activities and have theme days daily for example a “beach safari” for the kids. In Barbados they have wildlife reserves with green monkeys, farms for wildlife, you can swim with turtles, take submarine tours, enjoy hiking, ATV and horse back riding. Sandy Lane has over 100 rooms spread over a couple buildings. 1 free standing villa that has 5 bedrooms if you are looking for more space and privacy.
Next, let’s head to Grenada. This island is not built up like other islands. There are no tall buildings, and it has a slower pace and it’s more quiet. Grenada is a lush island that is green and hilly. It’s known as Spice Island, and Christina highly recommends walking around the open air markets to get a feel for the culture. Calabash is the hotel she highly recommends because it’s a special property that is family owned and operated and local native to the island. They are there day in and day out getting to know the guests. Calabash has a unique environment that is spacious only 30 suites on 8 acres. There are 5 villas perfect for families that have 2-5 bedrooms in each. Calabash is a bed and breakfast style and breakfast is included and you can have it in your room or even on the beach! Grenada is a diving destination and even has underwater art that you can explore! They are big into water sports and even have a dormant volcano that has a lake in it and you can hike up to it and see monkey’s and lizards. So if you are looking for something different this is a perfect destination for you.
Lastly we are heading to Mexico to Le Blanc a sister company that is a luxury all inclusive adult only resorts. One is located in Cancun and the other in Cabo, so depending on which one you want to go to, which one is easier for you to get to and what kind of atmosphere you are looking for will dictate which property to stay at. At Le Blanc everything is at your beck and call, food and beverage including top shelf alcohol is included in your stay as well as butler service! They have about 6-7 restaurants and a ton of bars, you can have 24 hour room service if you wanting to stay more to yourself. It’s an amazing spa destination that is huge and has lots of space. Cabo you can check out San Jose or Cabo San Lucas, they offer two different environments to explore from off shore fishing, night life, shopping and trying out different restaurants if you want to leave property. If you go to Cancun, Tulum is a great day trip to go to and Cancun has a fun nightlife. Le Blanc is for 18 years and older so this could be a great mother and daughter trip, a couples trip or if you just want to get away with your spouse!
One thing Christina said to me that stood out was that she did recently fly with her 3 kids and she felt nervous prior to flying but was very impressed going through the airport and airplane! She feels that travel is so important for mental growth esp. for kids and exposing kids to different cultures helps them learn and grow. Hear what she says about this topic and more on the podcast.
If you liked this episode make sure to take a listen to part 1 to this travel series: Traveling to St. Barth, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic
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