As more resorts prepare to open with added safety measures and precautions, future travelers may be considering resorts which include wider open spaces, as they are better to accommodate social distancing. That’s why we’ve included 5 resorts below as examples for our density guide, and offer how you can still plan an amazing destination wedding or group vacation together.
Of course, any resort you choose will be operating with added rules and guidelines until further notice, which includes many standard rules like standing 6ft apart, limiting capacity in enclosed venues like nightclubs and casinos, and properly disinfecting common areas and rooms at a greater frequency and higher standard than ever before.
But what if you’re looking for the ideal resort, one that’s already spread out amongst a sprawling property, with lowrise rooming sections? We’ve got you covered. Below we’ve selected 5 resorts as examples of horizontally lying properties from our favorite brands, examples which will include plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their vacation safely, and we’ll also share a selection of safety practices each resort will be utilizing.
The sparkling Dreams Playa Mujeres resort, and neighboring Secrets Playa Mujeres resort, welcome travelers to a new discovery along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, just outside of Cancun. The sprawling property, which reaches over 65,000 sq. ft. is also in a new community featuring a world-class golf course. This means space in abundance. The large property features a wide beach that’s long, and huge multi-pool complexes so there’s room for everyone to enjoy safely, and rooms starting at 600 sq ft. and upwards.
The AM Resorts CleanComplete Verification plan for travelers hits all marks for safe vacations. This means each property has implemented the industry’s latest prevention audit solution with Cristal International Standards. All AMResorts branded properties also employ FoodCheck Certifications.
The sparkling Dreams Playa Mujeres all-inclusive resort is now the flagship property by the portfolio of renowned AM Resorts. From waterslides to adults-only pools, guests 18 and over enjoy freeform exchange privileges between this resort and Secrets. With the flagship property comes exciting new upscale dining experiences to be fond of, along with hand-tailored wedding venues that range from lavish Presidential Suites to terraces overlooking the expansive beach. Also included: a wedding team ready to make your dreams come true.
The expansive Grand Palladium welcomes destination weddings, families, couples, and more to a beautiful property just outside of Montego Bay, in Jamaica. The property utilizes 3-level villas as rooming sections that offer greater spacing and privacy, and the safe social distance of both guests and partners within the entire hotel complex will be maintained. As an example, the distance between restaurant chairs, and tables will be increased, and markings will be placed across the property indicating the proper distance between patrons.
The Palladium Hotel Group has implemented instructions by the World Health Organization (WHO) and expert authorities in each country they operate in. The mission is to go above and beyond while ensuring strict compliance, raising the standards in safety, quality, health, and hygiene with new protocols for food, rooms, cleaning and more.
Located along the breathtakingly blue waters of Fletcher’s Beach on Jamaica’s northern coast, the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton offers a large wedding resort ideal for extensive guest lists. Guests of any budget will delight in the tiered-room rates and private balconies, and couples can choose between classical ceremony venues, like the Angel’s Atrium or the Promise Pergola. Easily love the downtime too, amongst delicious dining options, or visit the neighboring resorts for further amenities and pools to relax at.
Our friends at Majestic Resorts have created a beautiful trio of properties in Punta Cana that each lends themselves well to new COVID-19 practices, including wide pathways and a large beachfront where every small group will have plenty of room to themselves. The Majestic Elegance is particularly grand, with a u-shaped property that faces the Caribbean Ocean. The centerpiece of the resort’s grounds is the 985 ft length free form, lagoon-style swimming pool, and spacious rooms start at 532 sq ft. and up.
New safety measures include the new Mission Program, resort-wide, with retrained staff members, new cleaning protocols, staff temperature checks, and the disinfection of guest rooms prior to entry with vaporized disinfectant products using trained teams.
The trio of Majestic resorts in Punta Cana is iconic at this point, known for its tall wedding gazebos inspired by colonial architecture. The best seller of the three: Majestic Elegance, offers 5-star digs and midrange value, with gardens and a pool that lead directly to the beach. At Majestic, despite being a large resort, guests will still feel the family-owned business practices that run the daily operations. On offer is a personalized service many other resorts can’t compete with, which makes it ideal for our top destination wedding resort’s guide.
The RIU Palace Los Cabos all-inclusive resort is fit for royalty and laid out in a sweeping W shape, offering manicured gardens between pool complexes and rooms. The extensive property features large rooms with private balconies or terraces, two large courtyard pools, and direct access to a rolling beachfront with views of El Arco. Even more so, the nightly entertainment complex, pool parties, spa, and fitness centers will be operating under new social distancing measures.
RIU Cabo’s new safety measures include a collaboration with Preverisk Group, specializing in health and safety advice for the tourist industry. New inclusions include the limitation of hotel occupancy of 50% or lower, the checking of temperatures for guests upon arrival, and the gradual implementation of web check-in and protective equipment for staff.
Located away from the Cabo San Lucas party atmosphere, the RIU Palace Los Cabos wedding resort will allow you to completely unwind and enjoy your special day with your loved ones. Where the golden beaches and rugged cliffs meet the vibrant mountains of the nearby Marino de Cabo Pulmo National Park, have your wedding ceremony at one of the most romantic places in all of Cabo San Lucas. With the perfect blend of entertainment and luxury, you will never want to leave the resort.
The cove-like Royalton Saint Lucia already rests on an exclusive part of the Caribbean sea, with its own private beach ideal for intimacy. And the rest of the open U-shaped property welcomes short multi-level rooming buildings spread far apart from each other offering optimal space, and a tiered pool complex that leaves plenty of room for each vacationer or family. Cap it all off with open-air pathways connecting the high-ceiling restaurants, and airy all-suite rooms that welcome both couples and families alike.
Royalton prepares to welcome guests back to its resorts with enhanced health, safety, and cleanliness programs. These Safety-Assured Vacations protocols include advanced sanitation measures, new physical distancing guidelines, a 360º Clean Approach, and an International Safety Assurance Team.
The Royalton Saint Lucia offers one of the most picturesque settings for a destination wedding in the entire Caribbean. Located in a private cove with stunning views of lush hills and beautiful coastline, your guests will leave with fond memories of your tropical ceremony. For an especially memorable Royalton Saint Lucia wedding ceremony or reception, book the rooftop terrace which overlooks the entire bay.