The Traveling Travel Agent

Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun - Fins Up!

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 touring the laid-back, Jimmy Buffet inspired, Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Cancun by Karisma. This all-inclusive resort impressed us with its intimate atmosphere, welcoming and relaxed vibe, and its beautiful beachside vistas. 

We Recommend This Resort For:  Couples, Honeymoon, and Jimmy Buffet fans

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A giant flip flop welcomes guests in the lobby.

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 stretches.  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.

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort

Recently while staying at sister property Dreams Playa Mujeres, I had the opportunity so spend the day at beautiful adult-only Secrets Playa Mujeres.  I quickly fell in love with the property with its stunning location, perfect white sand beach, and gorgeous tropical grounds.  This is the perfect resort for Destination Weddings, with full access to family-friendly Dreams Playa Mujeres next door and romantic wedding venues throughout the property boasting picture perfect backdrops.

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

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Secrets Playa Mujeres' infinity pool overlooking the sunrise over the Caribbean.

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.

Dreams Sapphire 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 the Riviera Maya, we had the pleasure of staying a night at the beautiful All-Inclusive Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa. 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, and Destination Weddings

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

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 All-Inclusive Resort reviews that I feel are the best of the best and will truly provide a great vacation. Happy Travels!