Are you racking your brain trying to figure out where you can travel to for the rest of the year and next?
Today we have Heidi La Russo from Lush Experience on the show to share with us some amazing places we can go this year and next! She shares with us 3 different locations and 4 amazing resorts that are perfect during the pandemic. Heidi mentions that she is starting to see bookings again and its mainly in the Caribbean. So let’s get started with some great places that are perfect for social distancing and relaxation.
Eden Roc is not your typical all inclusive Dominican Republic hotel. It’s privately gated located in Cap Cana. Flying into Punta Cana is a 15 minute ride. All cars are being sanitized before and after clients. You can only go to Cap Cana if you are staying on Cap Cana and there is so much to do there. You can go to the marina for dinner, water activities, bike tours, walking tours and equestrian center to mention just a few. Eden Roc is located directly on the beach, and on a Jack Nicklaus Signature Punta Espada golf course. It has a 30,000 sq foot spa that focuses on wellness. The way the property is laid out is perfect for families that want to be spread out from other people, it’s very spacious! The Poolside accommodation allows you to get your own private pool that is closed off ! They have an amazing kids club.
Next we are moving on to Turks and Caicos some of the bluest water in the world. We are going to talk about two different resorts. The Palms which is located on Grace Bay Beach and is close proximity to the airport, around 15 min. The resort is an all suite property with 72 suites. It never feels crowded, the rooms are very spacious. Beautiful pool where you can see the ocean. Their spa is 25, 000 sq. but you can also do private treatments if you do not want to be near other people. They have non motorized sports like paddle boarding, tons of activities for kids even a kid counselor that sets up fun things to do like dancing, games, exercise and art and this is for kids ages 4-12. Grace Bay Beach is a wider and longer beach and water is deeper and more active. Perfect for older kids that love to do non motorized sports.
Long Bay Beach is where you can find The Shore Club, the water is calm here, perfect for little kids, the beach is shorter and water is super shallow, 300 feet out it is at your waist! You can feel super comfortable with the kiddos in the water while relaxing. The Shore Club is not just perfect for families, it is a great getaway for couples. This property is all suites and also has a 4, 5, and 6 bedroom villa. Perfect for big family vacations or traveling with family friends! Each villa has it’s own private pool. At the Shore Club you can find an adults only pool, family pool and the main pool as well as 2 tennis courts and the use of non motorized sports. You can also have spa treatments in private bungalows or in your room, whichever one you prefer!
Lastly we are going to talk about St. Barth staying at the Le Carl Gustaf. This hotel is brand new and opens Oct 15th. If you are looking for a smaller property this is perfect for you. There are 23 accommodations, made up of 17 bungalows, 2 bedroom jr suite, 3 bedroom loft and 5 bedroom villa. All these have private pools attached to your room. They have access to the beach which is Shell Beach and it’s about a 10 minute walk. They have fantastic restaurants and you can always do in room dining. We have not forgotten about the kids, they have sailing lessons, surf lessons, art, and tennis. They also have babysitters on property. The spa is incredible, great treatments and you can have them done all in your room if you prefer.
One thing Heidi said that stood out to me is that seeing the world through other people’s eyes and experiencing other cultures is what travel provides. Hear what she says about this topic and more on the podcast.
If you liked this episode make sure to take a listen to this episode I did on my trip to Cabo: Why you should go to Cabo
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St. Barth – Le Carl Gustaf
The Shore club Turks and Caicos
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