Beach Vacations Made Famous by Songs

What’s better than rocking out to your favorite song? Not much. How about hearing your favorite song while you’re lounging beachside? Here at, we’re big fans of letting the music do the talking. So this week we’re all about beach vacations based on our favorite jams.

“Wastin’ Away in Margaritaville” – Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet

The ultimate beach bum, Jimmy Buffet sings about some of our ideal settings on vacation. Who wouldn’t want to nibble on sponge cake, watch the sun bake while strummin’ on a six-string, all while working towards “wastin’ away again in Margaritaville?”

The good news is vacation, if it’s done right, can easily consist of all of the above. But if you’re looking for a sure thing, start making plans to visit one of two Mexico destinations that pay tribute to this iconic beach tune, with their very own Margaritaville bar. Cancun and Cozumel both have their own bar & grill, honoring this song and ultimately, this life style.

So our pick for the perfect place to sip on ice-cold margaritas and bake in the sun is Cozumel Palace. It’s a 4-star, all-inclusive haven that’s the perfect companion to your parrot head vacay. Cozumel Palace is also only about a half of a mile from Jimmy Buffet’s bar & grill, so you can stop in for a cheeseburger in paradise while on your way to the resort for some quality R&R time.

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Hop between pool and beach at the stunning Cozumel Palace.

“On an Island in the Sun, We’ll be Playing and Having Fun” –Island in the Sun, Weezer

Now if this doesn’t sound like a dream, we’re not sure what does. We’d all love to run away together, spend some time forever and never feel bad anymore, wouldn’t we? Well in the words of Weezer, that’s exactly what we’ll do on the island they sing about.

And our pick for the best island to have some fun in the sun is Jamaica. The third largest Caribbean island, its traditions of Reggae, culture and attractions make Jamaica the perfect spot to play and have some fun. And when you’re looking for a resort that offers the fun that Weezer sings about, look to Riu Ocho Rios.

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You can't beat the action here at Riu Ocho'll never want to leave!

This all-inclusive resort is the perfect vacation spot for the family vacation of a lifetime. Hang out in the pool at one of two swim-up bars or participate in the resort contests and activities that help to amp up your time on this Caribbean Island. There’s even nightly entertainment, fully equipped with steel drums and chill beats.

“Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna Take Ya, Bermuda, Bahama Come on Pretty Mama” – Kokomo, The Beach Boys 

No need to argue that any of these spots aren’t a vacationer’s dream. With some of the bluest waters and clearest sands, any of these spots would make for the vacation of the century. So grab a tropical drink and your pretty mama (or significant other) and head out to Aruba, for example.

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Occidental Grand Aruba is the lover's getaway that's got it all.

Give Occidental Grand Aruba a shot if you’re looking for a spot just like The Beach Boys sing about. This all-inclusive resort has a beautiful backdrop where there’s no denying that you and sweetheart will be in complete bliss.

Stop by Splash Bar for a couple of cocktails, take in sounds of the surf under a beach palapa while sipping a daiquiri from the Bikini Beach Bar and when you get hungry grab a bit from one of the six restaurants here. Occidental Grand Aruba is the perfect place to have your bodies in the sand with a tropical drink melting in your hand, just as The Beach Boys urge you to do.

So live like the songs say – grab your special someone and get on the island time!