Caribbean destinations have attracted travelers with cold-weather homebases year after year, and for good reason. From families looking for quick, no passport needed destinations to explorers excited to discover their next luxe escape. These five breathtaking Caribbean properties for this season’s most discerning travelers offer a variety of warm-weather excursions that emphasize the cultures and flavors of the location, from a newly launched DETOX bar in Puerto Rico to hiking the Mayan ruins in Riviera Maya.
Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection | Riviera Maya, Mexico (pictured)
Spring in the Riviera Maya brings summer temperatures, clear skies and playful seasonal adventures at Etéreo. As the perfect getaway for friends, couples and families with children, the property is designed to inspire close bonds - from trying new regional delicacies at exclusive Moonlight Dinner Series to learning about environmental conservation to sunrise paddleboarding. In addition, before resigning to their spacious amenities designed by Meyer Davis, travelers can dip their toes in the pristine stretch of Caribbean Sea, alongside the protected mangrove forest, before departing on a regional adventure. From hiking the Mayan ruins, exploring cenotes, and more, ending with their pick of culinary experiences from Etéreo’s new Feast of Flavors programming which highlights the myriad of dining experiences on property. For children, at Chavitos Kids Club, every day is a distinctly themed adventure, such as Mayan Day or Beach Day, where kids can join in a variety of age-appropriate activities. They can handcraft their own alebrije, a Mexican spirit stuffed animal, or partake in ocean sports with a highly-trained Dive Master with lessons in scuba, paddle boarding, and kayaking. While the little ones play, parents can indulge in a customized healing ritual at the property spa, SANA or uncover Mexican flavors at Espiritus de Mexico.
Condado Vanderbilt | San Juan, Puerto Rico
This spring, escape to the summer breeze and oceanfront views at San Juan’s premier hotel, Condado Vanderbilt, where an aura of relaxation and exploration is thoughtfully curated through luxurious suites, out-of-this-world dining, and meaningful experiences. Treat yourself to the property’s luxury package, Suite Winter, which offers the best in accommodations, spa, and dining and is perfect for a weekend away with friends, families and loved ones. Delight in the property’s award-winning Spa at Condado Vanderbilt, which features the island’s only Hammam experience, non-traditional “out-of-body experiences,” such as craniosacral therapy, and more. The magnificent on-property restaurant, 1919, designed by Michelin Star-rated Executive Chef Juan José Cuevas, offers one of the best tasting menus and wine pairings on the island for true gastronomic explorers. For a more casual meal, indulge at Ola, Condao Vanderbilt’s poolside restaurant or Tacos & Tequila, with oceanfront views and delicious bites.
Condado Ocean Club | San Juan, Puerto Rico
An oceanfront enclave and the only adults-only boutique hotel located on the water, Condado Ocean Club boasts an iconic infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a signature indoor-outdoor oceanfront restaurant, SOCIAL, playful beachside dining at SANDBOX, and a coffee and juice bar, DETOX, which launched in Janaury 2023. Perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway or friends looking to celebrate - the hotel offers a mix of relaxation and entertainment. Condado Ocean Club offers rotating poolside DJs on the weekend, fitness center with Technogym equipment, perfect for a HIIT session, and local experiences including kayaking on the bay or culinary tours of Old San Juan. Ready to trade your coat & boots for a bathing suit & flip-flops? The OC Winter Escape package welcomes winter travelers to the sunshine island with discounted stays and dining credit.
La Concha Resort | San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan’s leading lifestyle destination, La Concha Resort, is situated directly on the beach, offering three pools, a private beachfront cabana lounge, bottomless brunches, multiple bars, late night live entertainment and DJs at oceanfront nightclub Fifty Eight, and 24/7 high-energy action and betting at on-property Casino del Mar. Alongside cocktails at beach bar Marena and tempting dishes at eatery Sereno, this season, La Concha Resort debuts a rebooted Aroma Cafe, featuring premium Puerto Rican coffee and a series of immersive wine pairing dinners at Solera. Additionally, 2023 marks the property’s 65th anniversary, and the property invites guests to celebrate the beach destination throughout the year with special packages such as spring’s Get Together in Paradise package.
Mallliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection | Anguilla, British West Indies
Travelers can look to Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection, located on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Anguilla, for the perfect sunny escape. The famed beachside hideaway is ideal for romantic couples looking to reconnect and multigenerational families excited to make new memories. This spring, they’re rolling out brand-new immersive experiences & culinary offerings just in time for guest getaways: