The Traveling Travel Agent

Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Although I have been to the Cancun/Riviera Maya area of Mexico dozens of times, I had yet to visit the Playa Mujeres area north of Cancun until my most recent trip in April 2021.  I am so glad I finally made it!  I was blown away by the beauty of the beaches in Playa Mujeres and Dreams Playa Mujeres sits on one of the best.  This gorgeous all-inclusive resort features 65,000 square feet of swimming pools cascading down from the lobby to the beach and boasting incredible ocean views.  Its large and modern suites, multitude of family-friendly activities (including swim with the dolphins!), and close proximity to Cancun make this the perfect spot for a family vacation.      

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Destination Weddings, and Family Reunions

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Dreams Playa Mujeres boasts 3 levels of inifinity pools with gorgeous ocean views.

Dreams Vista Cancun - Endless Ocean Views

In April 2021, I traveled to Cancun to visit new resorts that had opened up during the pandemic.  Among my favorites was the brand new Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, located in the gated community of Puerta del Mar.  This contemporary family-friendly resort has a modern and stunning architectural design with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and Isla Mujeres.  The crown jewel of this all-inclusive resort is the exclusive rooftop area on the 16th floor which offers guests gorgeous views of the surrounding Cancun area and features an infinity pool, gourmet restaurant, and lounge. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Couples and Destination Weddings

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The Rooftop Lounge boasts stunning views of Cancun with the Caribbean Sea.

Beaches Turks & Caicos - A Perfect 10!

In February 2021, I visited the beautiful island of Providencials, a part of the Turks & Caicos Islands, for the first time.  While there, I had the pleasure of staying 3 nights at the stunning All-Inclusive Beaches Turks & Caicos. This iconic resort impressed me with its gorgeous beach, spectacular waterpark, amazing food, and the remarkable architecture and ambiance of its five distinct villages.

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families and Multi-Generation Vacations

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The Italian Village has a sophisticated but fun atmosphere.

Now Sapphire Riviera Maya

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in the Riviera Maya, we had the pleasure of staying a night at the beautiful All-Inclusive Now Sapphire Riviera Maya. This recently renovated resort impressed us with its large swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean Sea, beautiful Mayan architecture, and large luxurious suites. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Multigenerational travelers, Families with teens and tweens, and Destination Weddings

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Now Sapphire has plenty of places to relax and soak up the sun.

Beaches Ocho Rios - A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. While in Jamaica, we had the pleasure of touring the family-friendly All-Inclusive Beaches Ocho Rios. This resort impressed us with its beautful setting, fun kids club and prime location for local activities. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Active Families

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Beaches Ocho Rios has 5 fun freshwater pools to choose from.

Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently, while in Los Cabos, we had the pleasure of touring at the beautiful All-Inclusive Breathless Cabo San Lucas Resort & Spa for Adults Only. This resort impressed us with its great location, high energy vibe, and gorgeous marina views. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Active Couples, Social Groups, and Friends' Getaways

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Breathless Cabo San Lucas sits on swimmable Medano Beach.

Reflect Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. While in Puerto Vallarta, we had the pleasure of touring the family-friendly All-Inclusive Reflect Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta. This resort impressed us with its beauiful beach, wide range of activities, and gorgeous sunsets. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families, Active Groups, and Budget Travelers

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Reflect Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta is perfectly situated on the golden sands of Banderas Bay.

Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in Barbados, we had the pleasure of spending the day at Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados for couples only. These side-by-side all-inclusive resorts impressed us with the incredible white sand beach, the variety of delicious food, and the amazing rooftop area complete with pool, bar, restaurant and stunning views. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Honeymoon, and Anniversaries

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Sandals Royal Barbados rooftop has incredible views and beautiful sunsets.

Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort - Family Fun

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in the Riviera Maya area of Mexico, we had the pleasure of staying 4 nights at the brand new All-Inclusive Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort. This newly opened resort impressed us with its great snorkeling right off the beach, variety of pools, and fun activities for the kids.

We Recommend This Resort For:  Families with small children and snorkeling enthusiasts

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Sunscape Akumal has 3 distinct pool areas, 2 for children and 1 for adults.

Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites - Tropical Haven

As a part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, Purple Palm Vacations spends a lot of time learning about popular destinations by visiting them firsthand. Recently while in the Dominican Republic, we had the pleasure of touring the beautiful All-Inclusive Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa. This family-friendly resort impressed us with its beautiful tropical grounds, gorgeous beach, and wide range of activities for the entire family. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Active families and couples

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Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites has lovely traditional Caribbean buildings and decor.

About the Author

My name is Amy Burbank, owner of Purple Palm Vacations and the Traveling Travel Agent. I travel throughout the year to the destinations that are in high demand looking for quality vacation options that go above and beyond. This blog is a collection of my Resort and Cruise Ship reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!