Being the planner of a friend group is a big responsibility which is why Marriott International’s Luxury portfolio, comprised of 60 properties across 6 of the 8 global Marriott International luxury brands in the Caribbean and Latin America, have curated a list of bucket list experiences that are perfectly tailored to every type of traveler in a friend group. Here is a roundup of the bucket list getaway offerings at Marriott International’s luxury properties in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico (pictured)
Once a sisal estate and farm, Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel is located in Temozon Sur surrounded by the ruins of Uxmal. Friend groups can feel at home with the unique residential ambiance that Hacienda Temozon offers. Uniquely offered at Hacienda Temozon, friends can experience a traditional Yucatan cooking class making Cochinita Pibil. This pork dish is flavored with sour orange and achiote and covered with banana and oat leaves. Once wrapped it’s then cooked in an underground built oven called Pib, in the Mayan Language.
Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Argentina
Argentina’s exquisite food and wine, picturesque views, vibrant culture, and thriving nightlife makes Buenos Aires the perfect destination for a group getaway. The exclusive Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, surrounds guests with opulence by seamlessly blending Louis XV French-style décor surrounded by the most exclusive boutiques in Argentina. After a day of exploring, traveling groups can enjoy a unique curated Makeup Suite experience by the exclusive Kahlé brand. Before going out to Argentinas vibrant nightlife, guests can get a two-hour makeup experience by renowned makeup artist Rosario Cleris.
W Santiago, Chile
W Santiago is a luxury hotel amongst the panoramic views of the majestic snow-capped Andes in the trendiest area of Santiago. Guests can experience one of the best restaurants in town, Karai, from the award winner chef Mitsuharu and enjoy Red2One rooftop Bar with panoramic mountain views.Traveling groups can visit cultural attractions such as a tour around Pablo Neruda, the house of renowned Nobel prize winning Chilean poet, be marveled visiting the Andes Mountain in one of the ski centers just one hour from Santiago or indulge in Chile's best wine at different vineyards nearby the city. After a day of exploring, groups can unwind at the Extreme WOW suites designed by award-winning designers Tony Chi and Sergio Echeverria. The Extreme Wow suite features a private terrace, a spacious dining area, plush bedding, and Chilean decor. Guests will experience the Whatever/ Whenever Service to grant any request as little or big through the click of a button.
Hotel Paracas, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Peru
Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is surrounded by the idyllic Paracas Bay and offers a unique bucket list experience via the Ballestas Islands tour. The Ballestas Island are world renowned for their conservation of vast wildlife such as Humboldt penguins and sea lions. Guest will enjoy three days of planned activities which includes an overflight across the famous archeological site Líneas de Nazca, a journey across the Paracas Bay in a luxury yacht, and a private boat trip to the Ballestras Islands in which viewers can experience wildlife animals such as penguins, bird, and sea lions in their natural habitats. After an adventure filled journey, guests can relax at the properties spa which contains steam room, and multiple healing treatments.
W Bogota Hotel, Colombia
For a city experience, travelers can find unbeatable rates at the bold and eclectic W Bogota Hotel. Inspired by the mythical legend of “El Dorado”, guests will see hits of this beautiful storyline throughout the hotel as well as through the nearby neighborhood of Usaquen, which contains colonial architecture with trendy restaurants and bars. The W Bogota was one of the first to implement the “Night Brunch” is now offering guests “Linner”, a combination between lunch and dinner for guests who want a fun dining experience later in the day. Small groups can enjoy Bogota’s booming gastronomical scene, vibrant nightlife with traditions such as Gringo Tuesday in which foreigners and locals can exchange languages over drinks or enjoy unique tours like a Graffiti Tour of Bogota’s urban art that highlights local artists.
W Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Located in the land of pura vida, W Costa Rica - Reserva Conchal is surrounded by the lush greenery of Reserva Conchal. Adventurous friend groups can zipline from the resort’s infinity pool deck to the beach club. After ziplining, guests can enjoy a drink by the infinity pool bar and be mesmerized by the shores of Playa Conchal. Groups can stay in the Residence Room which includes an alluring private pool, fully equipped kitchen, and spacious accommodations that are perfect for big friend groups. For the fitness fanatics friends, they can take advantage of FUEL at W Costa Rica Hotel, a fun way of eating clean and working out while exploring the unmatched wellness scene of Costa Rica’s coastal towns. This experience includes four nights at W Costa Rica, a cocktail welcome reception, two healthy and clean-ingredient dinners, and personalized daily workouts including yoga and a fitness bootcamp. Guests will leave feeling revitalized and inspired to live pura vida!
The Ocean Club, A Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Norte, Dominican Republic
Located in the exclusive Costa Norte beach The Ocean Club, A Luxury Collection Resort, is surrounded by alluring ocean views. Travelers wanting to know more about the Dominican Republic can take a tour across Puerto Plata, known for its pristine beaches and history starting from 1502. The tour starts by exploring the Fortress San Felipe, which served as protection from intruders followed by, a tour across the city alongside a guide. After traveling via cable car, guests will have a chance to experience firsthand why the DR is one of the most popular rum producing countries with a tour and tasting at a local rum factory.
The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos, Turks & Caicos
Situated on the world-famous Grace Bay in Providenciales, The Ritz- Carlton, Turks & Caicos offers an idyllic tropical getaway, seamlessly blending the natural beauty of the destination with the legendary service and elegant accommodations for which The Ritz-Carlton brand is known. The design is inspired by the island’s natural splendor. Travelers in groups can enjoy curated activities at the Lady Grace, a private catamaran of The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos which give guests an opportunity to explore beyond the shores. Guests can enjoy an afternoon by navigating in the curated sunset sail. This hour and a half excursion, which departs at 5:30pm includes an open bar and hors d’oeuvres selection. Additionally friends can stay at the spacious Ritz-Carlton Suite which features a panoramic view of the Grace Bay with luxurious amenities and extensive accommodation.