With a new year comes the opportunity for new adventures and travel is one of our favorite ways to get inspired! Explore destinations that make for once-in-a-lifetime escapes and—depending on which month you’re jet setting—its own unforgettable events and celebrations.
From seasonal natural wonders to rich cultural experiences (and plenty of downtime to relax in between), there’s something for everyone in your travel group. Seize Your Sunshine and add these exciting experiences to your calendar this year!
Breathless New Year Festivities
Ring in the New Year at one of our Breathless Resorts & Spas in Punta Cana, Los Cabos, Cancun or Jamaica! With champagne showers, epic theme parties, poolside DJs, and a ‘recovery brunch’ the next morning, there’s no better place to kick off a memorable 2021.
Whale-Watching Season in Panama and Mexico-Pacific
There’s something magical about seeing magnificent creatures up close – especially when they’re as big as a bus! Observe these majestic mammals in their natural habitat during whale watching season from December to February in Panama or head to Puerto Vallarta or Los Cabos between January and March. Our resorts are equipped with high-powered telescopes for optimal viewing from the beach.
St. Patty’s in Paradise
The luck of the Irish will not be forgotten on vacation! All AMResorts properties feature a fun-filled day of Irish traditions with special events, food, games, and entertainment for all ages. And green beer on tap of course!
Turtle Release in Costa Rica
Give back to the places you visit and see marine life up close. Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity at Dreams Las Mareas with our Turtle Release Program. Discover three types of turtles nesting in a protected area on Costa Rica’s Jobo Beach: Baula, Hawksbill and Green. Be part of the conservation efforts and help the newborn turtles reach the ocean to begin their lives at sea.
Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in Mexico
Level up your Cinco de Mayo celebrations this year with a trip to Mexico! Head to one of our resorts in Cancun, like Now Jade Riviera Cancun, to celebrate this holiday with traditional food (and endless tacos), music, colorful costumes and decorations, fun poolside games and lots of tequila.
Mexican Mole Festival
Taste a blend of new and old world flavors of Mexico all month long. Enjoy 7 different kinds of mole (a traditional Mexican marinade) during Mole Fest hosted at all Secrets, Dreams, Breathless and Now properties in Mexico.
Wellness Week in Punta Cana
Balance your sense of adventure with well-being on a relaxing beach getaway. Zoetry Agua Punta Cana is hosting a Supernatural World Wellness & Spa Tour Experience from June 23rd to June 26th. Take advantage of the renowned spa and tranquil atmosphere—a perfect opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.
Wine Down in Huatulco
Exclusive to Secrets Huatulco, join wine enthusiasts and foodies at La Cava Secreta, an event showcasing the wonderful Mexican Wine industry. Enhance your wine-sense with wine pairing sessions guided by head sommeliers, divine cuisine from famous Mexican chefs, educational wine lectures and more!
Beachside BBQs, Caribbean Style
Take your 4th of July festivities outside of the US this year! Relax with a drink in hand at any of our expansive white-sand beaches in the Caribbean and leave the barbequing to our chefs. Spend some quality time with your family while the band plays your favorite American Rock n’ Roll classics. Cap the night off with a fabulous fireworks display.
Jamaican Day in Montego Bay
Celebrate and immerse in the rhythmic Jamaican culture on the nation’s Independence Day, August 6th, at Secrets Wild Orchid, Secrets St. James, and Breathless Montego Bay. Discover the authenticity of this soulful destination with reggae jams, steel drum bands, traditional flavors, local art, colorful parades and more!
Festival del Alebrije in Huatulco
Head to Dreams Huatulco or Secrets Huatulco and experience a one-of-a-kind cultural celebration! Festival del Alebrije honors the Oaxacan artists and their brightly colored folk art sculptures of fantastical creatures (Alebrijes). Events include a fashion show, mezcal tastings, gourmet experiences and a tremendous display from local artists (including the famous Jacobo and Maria Angeles who inspired the Alebrijes in the Disney-Pixar movie Coco).
OktoberFest and Halloween in the DR
Stay at one of our resorts in the Dominican Republic and get a taste of Germany with a tropical twist! Experience our fun take on the traditional Oktoberfest serving up some of your favorite treats: German beer, delicious sausages, pretzels and more. Plus, the kids can enjoy Halloween happenings at the Explorer’s Club including pumpkin carving, costume contests and even resort trick or treating.
Day of the Dead in Mexico
Join in a celebration of life and death from November 1-2 with Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Traditional festivities are held across all of our Mexico resorts as the staff goes above and beyond to show love and respect for deceased loved ones with sugar skulls, painted faces, elaborate costumes, specially constructed altars and more.
IRONMAN in Cozumel
Athletes rejoice… the beautiful island of Cozumel is a host city for IRONMAN 2021! Get inspired for the triathlon challenge (November 21st ) amongst over 14 miles of reefs, archaeological ruins, a national park, and endless expanses of turquoise water and white sandy beaches. Once the race is complete, kick back and relax at Secrets Aura Cozumel or Sunscape Sabor Cozumel.
Christmas in the Tropics
Holidays are better at the beach and we’ve got plenty of beachfront resorts to choose from! Tis’ the season to reconnect with those who matter most to you in a memorable, unique way. From elaborate décor, festive music, feasts and family-friendly activities, switch up your traditions this year and come celebrate Christmas in the tropics.
Take back the moments that make you feel alive this year and travel until your heart is content.