Taking a Inclusive Luxury Break in Mexico

I need a break. At least once a year, I check out a place where I can rest, unwind, and relax. Mexico is the perfect escape from my world. With direct flights from most major cities, an escape to these Mexican resorts offers the most frazzled person the perfect opportunity to relax.

All Inclusive

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Located on the west coast of Mexico, Dreams Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive travelers paradise. When they say all-inclusive, they mean all-inclusive. Sample from a number of gourmet restaurants and room service 24 hours a day. Try a margarita or a Mexican beer while sitting poolside. You have no excuse for not sampling it all. I understand if you don’t get to it all. I would be perfectly content with staying in my room and staring at the incredible ocean view from my balcony. They offer a beach service, so if you want to lounge out in the sun, you’re waited on hand and food. If you want to up your activity level, they offer many water activities and even complimentary greens fees at a nearby golf course.

Modern Inclusive

The Finest Player Mujeres is a modern ocean resort on the east coast of Mexico. With views of the Atlantic Ocean from each room, the hotel offers the greatest in luxury in a modern structure that looks like an oasis on the beaches of Mexico. The interior is sleek and modern, but with the friendly people and the food and drinks, you know you’re in Mexico. The award-winning spa offers multiple choices in treatments to offer a break from your take a break vacation. While family friendly, they have an adult only option too.

Family Inclusive

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The Omni brand of hotels evokes a certain standard in my mind. The Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas all-inclusive meets those standards and more. With views of the Caribbean Seas, the luxury hotel in the popular coastal city is a site itself. The calm and tranquil decor expands out to the pristine beaches. The water offers the opportunity for many outdoor activities for the family to partake in. The parents can enjoy the outdoor spa treatments or enjoy the nightlife while the resort offers a club to occupy the kiddies with endless fun.

Water Inclusive

Another Cancun hotel with an entirely different vibe, Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Hotel is a resort that embraces the Mexican culture. It’s clear in the decor, food, and drinks, and the live mariachi band strolls the resort serenading the guest each night. The resort takes inspiration from the water. Water surrounds you from the ocean views in most rooms to the tranquil infinity pools surrounding the resort. You can swim up to the pool bar for a drink or book a private dining experience right on the beautiful beach at sunset.

Where do you go when you need a break from the real world?

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Hipmunk Hotels: Cozy and Unique Places to Stay in the West From Flagstaff to Beverly Hills

The post was originally published on Non Stop Destination on May 1, 2016.

Each time I peruse the internet for a few hours of holiday planning, I make sure to look for a hotel that sets itself apart from other ones in the area. I love quirky, cozy, and unique hotels that will make my holiday just a little bit more special. Luckily, there’s no shortage of unique and cozy hotels in the US. The following hotels in the West of the US have thrown the ordinary out of the window and offer you a different but relaxing experience during your stay.

Haunted Hotel in Flagstaff
Hotel WeatherfordThe Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff, AZ” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  feverblue

Flagstaff in Arizona is a popular stopover on the famous Route 66. Road trippers can explore the lush national forests around the area as well as experience outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and in winter, skiing. The historic Hotel Weatherford is located downtown and is hard to miss. Built in 1900, the hotel has an imposing façade and quaint turn-of-the-century decorated rooms where you can rest after an active day outdoors. Be warned though, the hotel is supposedly haunted!

Modern Sophistication in Bakersfield
The Padre HotelThe Padre Hotel, Bakersfield” (CC BY-NC 2.0) by  LadyDucayne

The Californian city of Bakersfield has plenty on offer for the outdoor enthusiast (especially whitewater rafting fans), and what better place to rest those tired feet than at the Padre Hotel. Unwind in this historic hotel, which first opened its doors in 1928. The themed rooms have been meticulously decorated with great attention to detail. From swanky chic to modern sophistication, you’re bound to find a room to your taste.

Historic Haven in Glenwood Springs
The Hotel DenverHotel Denver Foyer” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by  Liralen Li

Situated in a river valley with steep hills surrounding the city, Glenwood Springs is a mecca for nature lovers. Apart from skiing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and cave exploring, Glenwood Springs is known for its natural hot springs. Head over to Hotel Denver for a genuine historic experience close to everything the city has to offer. Each room is unique and features authentic touches transforming your sleeping quarters to a cozy haven.

Quirky Adobe Villas in Sedona
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If you’re looking for an active getaway, Sedona in Arizona is the place to be. Hailed as the most beautiful place in America, Sedona offers great outdoor activities with the typical red rock canyons as a backdrop. For a truly unique stay, book a villa at the quirky Adobe Grand Villas. The adobe style rooms all have an individual design, with wooden features throughout. A country garden villa interior or a wagon wheel bed? You’ll find it here.

1950’s Style in Beverly Hills
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A chic neighborhood needs a chic hotel, and 1950’s style Avalon Hotel in Beverly Hills is the perfect place for indulging. The modern retro style and color block designs with soft natural colors can be found throughout the hotel, radiating a sense of calmness and serenity during your stay. After a day of shopping on the famous Rodeo Drive, treat yourself to an in-room spa treatment. When your pampering session is over, lounge in a private cabana by the poolside while sipping an exquisite 1950’s inspired cocktail.