Romance Travel Blog
The Latest Information on Destination Weddings, Honeymoons, Anniversaries and Romantic Getaways
Finding the perfect beach resort isn’t always easy and can put a damper on your care-free state of mind, even after having time to dream of your future vacation. Luckily, you can rely on the experiences of fellow Funjetters to guide your next getaway. Take a look at popular hotels in idyllic destinations and start making your own plans for a trip to paradise.
Secrets St. Martin Resort & Spa
Secrets Resorts & Spas are perfect for romance and Secrets St. Martin is no exception. The resort’s modern design takes its inspiration from the island’s radiant surroundings and adds luxury to your romantic hideaway. Having opened on March 2020, Secrets St. Martin features 258 spacious suites with ocean, marina and mountain views–plus the extensive inclusions of Unlimited-Luxury®. Treat your better half to an experience they’ll never forget.
Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa
Your family will love you even more when you surprise them with a trip to Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa. Everyone will have something to do at the resort, and it’s all included. While the little ones enjoy supervised activities at the Explorer’s Club, mom and dad can try their luck windsurfing or unwind at the lavish Drams Spa by Pevonia®. Preferred Club members will even get a private lounge and beach area. For the ultimate beach experience, book a Deluxe Swim-Out room–the name says it all.
Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa Kauai by Outrigger
Kapaa’s small-town charm is perfectly encapsulated by Waipouli Beach Resort and Spa Kauai. Its deluxe oceanfront condos are furnished with rich hardwood, gourmet kitchens and spacious baths. A heated river pool flows through the property and features flumed water slides. Wailua Golf Course, the area’s most popular public links, is nearby. And you’ll find that trips to Kauai Village Shopping Center and Coconut MarketPlace are worth the strolls through Kapaa’s beautifully landscaped paths.
Riu Tequila is ideal for families and active travelers looking for a secluded vacation. The resort is surrounded by tropical gardens and shady palm trees but is also a short distance from the shops and restaurants on Playa del Carmen’s 5th Avenue. You can cool off at one for the four pools all day or get out and explore the nearby shops and Mayan ruins. As an added bonus, you’ll also have access to all activities and entertainment at the neighboring Riu Yucatan and Riu Playacar.
Iberostar Quetzal is the epitome of an all-inclusive tropical escape. Enjoy the finest open-air dining under thatched roofs, surrounded by exotic plants and friendly animals. Head to the lagoon-like pool or gorgeous strip of beach for a day of relaxation. Make time to scuba dive among brightly colored fish or explore the nearby ponds and caves. It’s all here, in a setting that will make all your worries completely disappear.
Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres
If you’ve already fallen in love with Mexico’s Caribbean coast or if you’ve been looking for a reason to travel there for the first time, Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres should be on your shortlist of resorts to visit. This 5-star all-inclusive resort is absolutely breathtaking on all levels. The property is surrounded by a beautiful landscape, the accommodations are luxurious and Costa Mujeres’ calm waters and white sand beaches are among the best in all of Mexico. And if for some reason that’s not enough to make your feel like you’re in paradise, you can always take a day trip to the world-famous Isla Mujeres.
Catalonia Royal Bavaro
Whether you’re looking to tie the knot or go on a honeymoon in the Caribbean, Catalonia Royal Bavaro is bound to provide the perfect setting for your romantic escape. This adults-only resort is set amidst warm turquoise waters, shady palms and a private golden-sand beach. You can relax with your love under beachside palapas while you get a couple’s massage or take a dip at one of the infinity pools. Rest assured that your guests will also enjoy their time here, whether playing beach sports or trying their luck at the casino.
Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Located across the street, Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach offers all the beauty that Waikiki Beach has to offer. Couples, families and frequent travelers will enjoy the hotel’s welcoming accommodations as well as the nearby beach, buzzing culinary scene and vibrant nightlife. At Swell Pool & Bar, you can overlook the beach from the stunning 5th floor infinity pool. But the best part of your trip may be witnessing the resort’s one-of-a-kind indoor Oceanarium, a three-story, 280,000-gallon aquarium that provides incredible views of nearly 400 Indo-Pacific fish.
Beach destinations are starting to re-open and with all these great resort options choose from, your next vacation will be one of the best yet. Visit www.tyustours.com for more information or call Tyus Tours and Travel at 866-547-5362 for details.
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Dive In to Mexico
Dive Into Mexico
Mexico’s tourism scene is much talked about, and for good reason. From the Pacific Coast towns like Cabo San Lucas to the popular destinations on the Caribbean Sea like Cancun, and even in idyllic spots like Cozumel, the country’s wide array of vast landscapes and rich culture mix beautifully no matter where you go. Next time you head for a beach vacation in Mexico, you’ll want to experience everything that’s there for you to sample.
Visit the Mayan Ruins
A visit to Mexico’s Caribbean coast isn’t complete without witnessing the historic Mayan ruins first-hand. Luckily, getting to the ruins is the easy part– most resorts and tour operators in the area offer trips to Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba (the three most popular sites). The hard part will be deciding which of these three historic places you want to see, but our beginner’s guide to Mexico’s Mayan ruins should help you make a decision.
Have Fun at the Parks
You can also find Mexico’s most popular adventure parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya. A favorite among Funjetters is Xcaret, where you can immerse yourself in Mexican culture and learn more about its history, from the pre-Hispanic era to modern day events. At Xplor, you can do just that– on land, water and air. Xel-Há is a water-fun hub that also features stunning cenotes and lush gardens. All three are available for free if you stay at eco-friendly Hotel Xcaret Mexico!
Enjoy the Food
A long day of exploring and thrills (and even one of just laying on the beach) can work up a big appetite. If you’re staying at an all-inclusive resort, you can savor Mexico’s mouth-watering flavors any time you want. Start with the classics while you take in the ocean views (we highly recommend ceviche or fish tacos), then venture onto something exotic like pumpkin-flower quesadillas. However you decide to go about it, eating your way through Mexico will never be a bad idea.
Have a Beer
Cerveza. It’s the first Spanish word many of us learned and also the first used when we hit the beach. Pacifico and Modelo have become staples of many bars across the United States, but Mexico’s craft beer scene is worth a sip as well. On your next trip to Los Cabos, have a pint of Pelirroja (Redhead) or Escorpio Negro (Black Scorpion)– if you like them, you can buy a few cans to take home. If you’re headed to Sayulita, make a stop at Palmar Trapiche Brewery and enjoy artisanal beer in an open-air tropical garden.
Stay at a Sustainable Resort
We’ve recently seen the positive effect that a small change in our habits can have on the environment. On your next vacation, you can have all the luxuries of an all-inclusive getaway while still being eco-friendly and having a positive impact on your favorite beach destination. Stay at one of these these sustainable resorts in Mexico and support their efforts to preserve their surrounding landscapes, wildlife and beaches.
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What’s Your Vegas Like?
Las Vegas is famous for its casinos and on-the-spot weddings, but the Entertainment Capital of the World has something just as fun for every travel style. Next time you think about visiting Vegas, add something more you to the adventure and make it the experience of a lifetime.
Thrills on Thrills
Just being in Vegas is already exciting enough but if you need more thrills, then make sure you try some of these heart-stopping activities while you’re there. At Stratosphere, you can take advantage of four rides atop Las Vegas’ highest hotel—more than 800 feet in the air. At the Richard Petty Driving Experience, you can feed your inner speed demon from behind the wheel of a 600-horsepower NASCAR vehicle as you compete at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. If you want to multi-task, get an incomparable view of the city while traveling 33mph on the VooDoo Zip Line.
Shop ‘til You Drop
Some of us love to shop when we travel. As expected, there are many places in Las Vegas where you can spend the money you just won. Get fancy at the Grand Canal Shoppes, an upscale shopping and dining complex set against a Venice-inspired backdrop. Container Park is good place to stop for a glass of wine and explore the new collection of start-up retail shops housed in repurposed shipping containers. If you weren’t so lucky at the casinos, you can still get great deals at the Las Vegas Premium Outlets!
A healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be paused just because you’re on vacation. The Stay Well Suite at the MGM Grand feature vitamin C-infused shower water and air purification. Vegan offerings at Simply Pure will impress any foodie, and you can always take part in one of the many exercise classes in the city (like yoga with dolphins at The Mirage). If you’re up for something more intense, rent a car and escape to the hiking trails at Red Rock Canyon.
Keep It Old School
Las Vegas as we know it has only been around since the ‘50s, meaning history buffs can still experience some of the strip’s original sites. For example: you can book a stay at the Golden Nugget, which was originally built in 1946 and is one of the oldest hotel-casinos in the city (don’t worry, they recently renovated). And if you want a guided tour of sin city’s colorful past, you can visit the two-acre Neon Museum and see more than 150 of Las Vegas’ retired neon signs.
All of this and more is waiting for your future vacation to Las Vegas.
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An Intro to the Hawaiian Islands
An Intro to the Hawaiian Islands
Six Hawaiian Islands. Six unique experiences. From crystal blue waters to stunning green cliffs and black sand beaches, Hawaii’s wealth of natural beauty is the breathtaking backdrop for unforgettable experiences that reward those who delve a little deeper – into vibrant cultures full of welcoming aloha, a thriving food scene and thrilling outdoor adventures. There’s so much more to Hawaii than what you’ve heard about. #LetHawaiiHappen
This is where culture meets creativity. In the lively center of the Hawaiian Islands, luxury and leisure, excitement and adventure can all be found in just the right proportion to suit you. Oahu is famous for iconic Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor and the surfing mecca on the North Shore, but there’s much more to this storied destination. From festivals that celebrate Hawaiian culture to major events at the pinnacle of sports and entertainment, there’s always something to do. Even disappear, into the lush tropical beauty that abounds from mountain to ocean. Discover the next food trend before it goes global, from the up-and-coming chefs and mixologists staking Oahu’s claim as a culinary capital. And schedule some free time on your itinerary, when you can go with the flow and soak in the buzz and energy of Oahu. #LetHawaiiHappen
Island of Hawaii
Take a road trip on the youngest and largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Nearly twice as big as all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined, its sheer size and diversity are awe-inspiring. You can see some of the most pivotal sites in Native Hawaiian history and visit an active volcano, all while traveling through all but four of the world’s different climate zones. From the crystal blue waters of Kona and Kohala Coast to the black sands of Punaluu to the lush botanical gardens and waterfalls of the Hamakua Heritage corridor. There is so much more to see and do on this rich, storied island that invites exploration–and adventure. #LetHawaiiHappen
Maui is where larger-than-life experiences meet small town charm. This is the best of both worlds, offering a unique blend of sophistication and simplicity. Taste the fresh bounty produced year-round by the farms and lush gardens surrounding the quaint communities of Upcountry Maui. Wind down your day at the exclusive Haleakala National Park to witness an epic sunset from the top of the world. Or simply lounge pool-side at a luxurious resort, from Kapalua to Wailea. From friendly folks to picturesque landscapes, there’s no end to the unique welcome you’ll find on Maui. #LetHawaiiHappen
Natural and rustic, Molokai remains true to its island roots. Where visitors can experience old-style Hawaii and feel the Hawaiian culture and aloha spirit permeate from the central town of Kaunakakai to the rugged wilderness on a guided trek through revered Halawa Valley. Explore the glorious North Shore Pali Coast to see the tallest sea cliffs in the world and take in some of the islands’ most remarkable views. Or discover Papohaku Beach, one of Hawaii’s largest white sand beaches. Here, it’s all about savoring the simple things in life. #LetHawaiiHappen
Embrace serenity on the island where not one single traffic light can be found. Where luxury and privacy are a way of life. As the smallest inhabited island, Lanai offers an escape from it all. Indulge in world- class amenities and championship golf, or spend the morning exploring local shops in Lanai City. Delve into the historic paniolo cowboy culture, take in stunning canyon views of Maunalei Gulch or capture unforgettable sunsets at the iconic Puu Pehe. From land to sea, the unexpected awaits you on Lanai. #LetHawaiiHappen
“Rejuvenating” is a word often used to describe Kauai and its immersive natural beauty. The raw energy of the soaring cliffs along the emerald Napali Coast. The expansive vistas of the Waimea Canyon. And the soothing ripples of the Wailua River winding through forest. The northernmost and greenest of the Hawaiian Islands is a place to put down your phone and forget about your worries. Breathe deep. Unwind. And rediscover a special connection to nature on this beautiful, tropical island. #LetHawaiiHappen
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