Many of the tropical resorts we represent have unique amenities or services that set them apart from the rest. This week I'd like to highlight a few of those properties. For more details, including photos, or to shop for a great rate, click the resort name.
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres hosts the on-site Rafa Nadal Tennis Center. It provides instruction for all ages through a variety of programs, plus eight clay tennis courts, a gym and a bar and cafeteria with TVs showing tennis matches and other sports. Guests at neighboring sister resort TRS Coral Hotel also can use the facility.
Planet Hollywood resorts in Costa Rica and Mexico offer an extensive menu of fitness classes and activities as part of their "PHit" philosophy, from sunrise and sunset yoga, TRX training and kickboxing to boot camps, ab workouts and a beach obstacle course.
Guests can swim in a cenote -- a natural underground spring -- at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, a Playa del Carmen property set amid jungles, mangroves, a sandy beach and its own impressive water park. Moon Palace Cancun has a FlowRider surfing simulator among its amenities.
Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic offer The Sound of Your Stay. It's a free program of musical amenities: You can borrow a Fender guitar, along with a pocket amp and headphones (in-room video lessons are available), or turn your room into your own private club with DJ equipment.
Hoteles Xcaret properties in Mexico offer guests unlimited access to many of Grupo Xcaret's nature and water parks, which include a variety of activities such as swimming in underground rivers, snorkeling, zip-lining and more.
How about taking in the views from a private rooftop terrace? High-end rooms at Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites in the Dominican Republic have rooftop terraces with Jacuzzis and Bali beds. The Excellence Collection resorts in Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic also have accommodations with private rooftop lounge areas and pools.
There's something missing from the rooms at Jade Mountain and Ladera Resort in St. Lucia: a fourth wall. The hillside accommodations are open to fresh breezes and ocean views, but they are situated in a way that ensures the privacy and safety of guests. All rooms at Ladera and most at Jade Mountain have private pools.
Tabacon Thermal Resort near the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, features natural, magma-heated hot springs pools with temperatures ranging from 77 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Some have views of the volcano and rainforest.
The reef at Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia starts just 10 yards from the water's edge, offering snorkelers and divers an amazing array of marine life in 20 to 140 feet of calm, clear ocean. More than 150 species of fish have been counted here.
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