PHOTO: Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall food carts (Photo courtesy of Playa Hotels & Resorts)
While still in the midst of snow and brutally cold temperatures, we know some of you are longing to replace snow and slush for longer days filled with sun and sand. So, to get you out of your gray wintery-funk, we’ve compiled some of our favorite amenities from the Playa Hotels & Resorts all-inclusive collection for some vacation inspiration.
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
In Puerto Vallarta, if there is one must-pack item aside from your swimsuit, it’s a pair of sneakers. Tucked behind the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Hyatt Ziva is in walking distance to some of the most breathtaking views nature has to offer. The resort’s morning Jungle Tours allow you to frolic in waterfalls before hitting the beach. Did we mention it’s free?
Hyatt Ziva Cancun
This resort takes ocean views to the next level and the spa is no exception. Known for its hydrotherapy circuit and seascapes, Zen Spa is sure to make your experience a relaxing one. Try the Travesia Mexicana massage. Paying homage to the destination, it releases tension and enhances energy and creativity. We can’t think of a better (or more authentic) way to spend an afternoon.
Hyatt Zilara Cancun
One word: hammocks! Every single suite here features a balcony with a hammock AND an ocean view. Listen to waves crash and feel the sea breeze from your hammock that spans the entire balcony. We think it’s ideal for an afternoon siesta or a cold drink from the minibar. We’ve even enjoyed room service out there too. It’s the little things!
Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall
Have you heard about Urban Heat? Featuring unexpected pop-up entertainment and a seven-course chef’s menu that will take you on a journey around the world, Urban Heat is a Montego Bay dining experience not to be missed. Order the Chocolate Taboo for dessert. You’ll thank us later!
The Royal Playa del Carmen
At The Royal we especially love the ambiance of the quiet pool. It’s not only a great spot to swim laps but it also offers a central location for a coffee, cocktail or snack from El Mediterraneo. Order an Affogato—the glorious combo of espresso and coconut gelato leaves you daydreaming of the frothy treat for years to come.
Did you know that this resort has a rooftop Jacuzzi? It’s tucked away so most guests don’t even know it exists. It’s perfect for guests in need of some peace and quiet. If that wasn’t enough, it also touts a quaint swim-up bar and restaurant just steps from the pool offering fresh sushi.
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If you’re looking for a resort that brings out the kid in you, Gran Caribe Resort does just that (with the added bonus of grownup amenities). The Kids Club, spanning all the way from the bay to the ocean, features an activity pool and waterslides that are just as fun for kids as they are for adults.
Our Top Pick
Food carts! Found at all Hyatt all-inclusive properties, the offerings vary by day and include options like tacos, crepes, burgers and cocktail-filled coconuts! Just one of the many elements that truly define the term The Evolution of All-Inclusive.