Holiday shopping season is officially on! If you’re anything like us, you’ve been racking your brain to find the right present to wow your favorite people. Finding the perfect gift is part of the fun, but who are we kidding - we want our gift to be the best! And maybe this year some very lucky people on your shopping list will get the gift of a lifetime! Because nothing’s better than a surprise vacation, right?
The gift of travel is more than just a trip. It’s an unforgettable experience that will have the recipient giddy with excitement, even after the vacay is over. So whether you’re taking part in the trip or gifting to some special and deserving people, we’ve got the ideas to guide you along the way.
For the Hopeless Romantic:
For someone that’s always on the go, unwrapping a quiet getaway is a gift they’ll cherish. A secluded spot on the beach, a frothy drink and an ocean view seriously make for the perfect romantic getaway. One of our favorite resorts is Couples Isle Tower in Jamaica.
The couples only all-inclusive resort has major glamour appeal complete with a vintage diving board and an old Hollywood feel. But best of all, it has:
its own private island that you can only reach by boat.
an incredible spa that’s been voted the best in the Caribbean several years in a row.
a quiet beach, perfect for relaxation and privacy.
For the Perfect Family Getaway:
And, if you plan to surprise the whole family with a tropical trip, you’ll want to settle down in the sand somewhere at a resort that offers supervised activities for the little ones, family events for the whole group and of course, child care so you can take the night off, a treat you and your sweetheart deserve. Maybe somewhere like Dreams Punta Cana will suit your fancy.
The all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic offers Unlimited Luxury® from its front door. It’s also got:
an Explorer’s Club with a pirate ship waterslide and even a weekly campout adventure!
a Core Zone for teens with video games, batting cages, archery and bonfires on the beach.
10 bars, gourmet restaurants, cocktail-making lessons and a world-class spa.
The Perfect Gift for all the Thrill-Seekers:
For adventure seekers, a gift that connects nature, some enchanting scenery and the promise of a thrill will do the trick. What’s better than pairing a gorgeous backdrop with fun-filled days planned ahead? One cozy place to consider is El Establo.
The mountain hotel is hillside in a quaint area called Monteverde in Costa Rica. It’s got the best features, including:
its own private, tree-top canopy tour and mountain biking trail.
a great location close to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and Arenal Volcano.
gorgeous mountain-top views from cottage-like guest rooms.
Calling all Party Animals:
But if you’re looking for a party, the place to be is ME Cancun. Can you imagine finding out that your friends have booked the group for a beachfront New Year’s Eve party in Cancun? Check out that pool!
The swanky Me Cancun by Melia is hip, trendy and always lively with:
special guest DJs, live performances and bottle service at The Beach Club and Rose Bar.
the perfect location on white sand and a South Beach vibe in the heart of Cancun.
adults-only pools, a 24/7 fitness center and guest rooms so impressive they even blew MTV’s cast of The Real World Cancun away.
So as you can see, the options are pretty much endless when you're shopping for the perfect gift for anyone on your holiday shopping list. If you're looking for even more options, be sure to check out our full gift guide here. And be sure to tell us what you're buying for the loved ones in your life in the comments section below!