I know in the last few months, a lot of hotels and resorts have been using the time wisely to renovate, update their properties, and to train their staff in new cleaning protocols. They’ve implemented changes from registration to dining to housekeeping. All are eager to welcome back travelers. As of 5/24/2020, I know Hawaii is still not ready for visitors and asking us to wait until at least July. Mexico and Canada travel restrictions also in place until June 22 and may extend. Caribbean islands are moving targets also. Some like St. Lucia, Grenada, Turks & Caicos are the most active islands trying to reopen borders. However, some hotels still need to sort out the guidelines for reopening. The wait continues.
A lot of US options though are available. Want to share a few ideas for you, if you wish to travel cross country to new places or to cure your “just get me out of here!!!” syndrome.
Club Med, Sandpiper, Florida—this is THE ONLY ALL-INCLUSIVE resort in the USA. They plan to reopen with reduced capacity on June 12. The property is known for the recreational facilities and amenities. You’ll love all the sports they offer—tennis academy, golf, pickleball, and watersports of all kinds. This is in a secluded spot and you will have their “beach” all to yourself. This Club Med is not on a beach, like most of their other resorts, but it is on a river and there is a beach area. Here are a few pictures from my last visit in Nov of 2018. Give me a call if you want to learn more this hidden gem.
Florida Keys are also reopening some resorts. I miss the key lime popsicle and all the delicious lobster rolls found here. You’ll have to fly to Miami to pick up a car and drive as service to Key West airport will be limited. Breaking up the stay in Key Largo and Key West will give you a mix of tranquil escape and modern culture. Ask me about another adults (15+) only hidden gem that gives you a feeling of a true island getaway. It’s only accessible by boat or seaplane. 4 acres of beach and luxuriously appointed beachfront bungalows that exudes a sense of tranquility. You may feel like you’re in this idyllic island in the South Pacific. Here’s a shot. Do you agree?
Another area that offers great combo of beach and city will be South Carolina. Spend a few days in Charleston, where you can learn much about the Revolutionary War and also enjoy a city with great food scene and golf. Then, tag on a few beach days at Myrtle Beach, or Hilton Head Island. Some resorts have a real private beach just for their guests. I enjoyed my stay at the Westin on my last visit. There are a few other resorts I can recommend too.
I know some National Parks maybe reopening and is very popular. So, they may not get you away from the crowds. Also, check if each city has restrictions for out of state residents and also if businesses like shops, restaurants and bars have resumed opening before you go.
Hope this inspires you and give you some ideas for when you feel like traveling again. And of course, know that I’m always here to serve you and make it easy for you by not just figuring out the logistics, but giving you some local tips and recommendations for must see and do! Start Planning!