December All-Inclusive Vacation

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December All-Inclusive Vacation 1

Details on amenities of the hotels researched includes beach volleyball, yoga, beach cricket. The off-site activities include tours and excursions, mountain hiking, sky-diving, safaris, hot spring visits and zip lining. The already mentioned information is available in the attached spreadsheet.

COCONUT BAY BEACH RESORT & SPA, ST. LUCIA

OVERVIEW

  • Located on St. Lucia's south coast, five minutes away from the international airport, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa sits on 85 acres of land.
  • A premium all-inclusive resort, Coconut Bay is designed to please all ages with the best value for singles, families or couples.
  • Coconut Bay Resort is award-winning with nine restaurants, seven bars, five pools, fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, salon and spa, and the country's largest water park.

AMENITIES

  • RECREATION: Beach Volleyball, Pool Volleyball, Yoga and Pilates, Aqua Fitness, Water Polo, Bocce Ball, Family Tie Dye, Beach Cricket, Lawn Cricket, Non- motorized water sports: (Snorkeling, Kayaking, Stand up Paddle Boarding), Power Walks, Reggae Dance Class, Soccer, Complete Fitness Centre, Personal Trainers, Bingo, Dominoes, Darts, Outdoor Whirlpool, Largest Waterpark in St. Lucia, The Zone- paintball facility (first of its kind in the Caribbean), Kite Surfing.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Caribbean Night, Country & Western Night, Karaoke Party, Harmony Pool Party (ADULTS ONLY), Island Entertainers, Tribute to the Stars.
  • OTHER AMENITIES: Nightclub, Pool, Full service spa, Shopping onsite, Mountain biking onsite, Pool table, Horse riding/rental on site.
  • FAMILY/KIDS: Lazy river, Refrigerator, Waterside, Number of outdoor pools — 5, Free water park access, Kidz Klub at the Cocoland Waterworks, Outdoor pool, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Children's club (free), Supervised childcare/activities (free), Family property, Children's pool, In-room childcare (surcharge), Playground on site, Laundry facilities.
  • ADULTS ONLY: Nightclub, Harmony Suites, Harmony Pool Party.
  • ROOM AMENITIES: Fan, Premium bedding, Air conditioning, Blackout drapes/curtains, Shower, Hair dryer, Private bathroom, Free toiletries, Flat-screen TV, Cable channels, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Minibar, Balcony or patio, In-room safe, Iron/ironing boards, Desk.

WATERPARK DETAILS

  • Located at Coconut Bay Reach Resort & Spa is St. Lucia's largest waterpark, Cocoland Waterpark and Waterworks.
  • It is made up of a 1,500 ft Lazy River leading into waterfalls through the waterpark.
  • The fully enclosed and known the fastest slide of the three in the waterpark, the Coconut Canon, propels persons through waterfalls and into the plunge pool. Also, ending in the plunge pool, the Coconut Coaster gives a scenic view before twisting and turning into the pool.
  • The waterpark also contains a Kidz Klub containing a zero-depth aquatic playground allowing tots to stay cool. This playground consists of spilling buckets, misting jets, spraying fountains, water canons and geysers and a giant raining mushroom.

RESTAURANT/FOOD OPTIONS

  • Coconut Walk — Offering American cuisine. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Silk — Offering Asian cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required. Calabash — Offering Caribbean cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.
  • Capri — Offering Italian cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required. Jerk TreeHouse — Poolside restaurant offering Caribbean cuisine. Serves lunch and light fare daily.

NEARBY OFF SITE ACTIVITIES

HILTON ROSE HALL RESORT & SPA, JAMAICA

OVERVIEW

  • Deemed the best all-inclusive hotel in Montego Bay Jamaica, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is set on 400 acres of the historic 18th century Rose Hall tropical estate. The resort depicts the charm and hospitality of the island with an exclusive oceanfront location accessing white sandy beaches. Fun for all ages, Hilton Rose Hall offers a variety of water sports with an on site water park.

AMENITIES

  • RECREATION AMENITIES: Snorkeling on site, Golf driving range on site, Golf lessons on site, Golfing on site, Tennis lessons on site, Volleyball on site, Beach volleyball on site, Kayaking on site, Parasailing on site, Yoga classes/instruction on site, Pilates classes on site, Playground on site, Fitness classes on site, Sailing on site, Boat tours on site, Basketball on site, Scuba diving nearby, Hide recreation options.
  • OVERALL AMENITIES: All inclusive food, including three meals per day, plus snacks, Beverages, including all non-premium brand liquor, draft beer and wine by the glass; Free Wi-Fi; Non-motorized water sports, Kids Klub programs and activities, Unlimited access to the fitness center, Sugar Mill Falls Water Park, Unlimited access to the internet cafe, Shuttle service to the neighboring shopping and historic attractions, Gourmet Dining, Children under 5 stays for free, Beach activities, Pool Concierge, Aqua Tours, Tours & Excursions.
  • HOTEL AMENITIES: Lazy river Waterslide, Outdoor pools, Fitness facilities, 24-hour front desk, Poolside bar, Porter/bellhop, Express check-out, Free self parking, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Free valet parking, Computer station, Private beach, Conference space, Meeting rooms, Hair salon, ATM/banking, Concierge services, Gift shops or newsstand, Snack bar/deli, Designated smoking areas, Shopping on site, Pool umbrellas, Outdoor tennis courts, Airport transportation (surcharge), Golf course on site, Tennis on site, Karaoke, Rooftop terrace, Free water park access, Beach umbrellas, Billiards or pool table, Grocery/convenience store, Beach cabanas (surcharge), Concerts/live shows, Tours/ticket assistance, Evening entertainment, Coffee shop or café, Beach sun loungers, Free WiFi, Pool sun loungers, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), Children's club (free), Nightclub, Safe-deposit box at front desk, Ballroom Banquet hall, Reception hall, Beach towels, Television in common areas, Arcade/game room, Wedding services, Garden.
  • FAMILY/KIDS: Kids Club & Teen Zone, Babysitting Services, Family property, On-site private beach, Free water park access, Free WiFi, Outdoor tennis courts, In-room childcare (surcharge), Free cribs/infant beds, Grocery/convenience store.
  • ADULT AMENITIES: Nightclub, Bars, Unlimited liquor.
  • ROOM AMENITIES: Air conditioning, Egyptian-cotton sheets, Refrigerator, Furnished balcony, Coffee/tea maker, Connecting/adjoining rooms available, Daily housekeeping, Shower/tub combination, Phone, Free bottled water, Memory foam mattress, Towels provided, Linens provided, Free local calls, Free toiletries, LCD TV, Hair dryer, Iron/ironing board, In-room safe, Room service (limited hours), Free cribs/infant beds, Satellite TV service, Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge), Free WiFi Blackout drapes/curtains, In-room childcare (surcharge), Desk Deep soaking bathtub, In-room climate control (air conditioning), Premium bedding, Separate sitting area, Wheelchair accessible, Down comforter, Hide room amenities.

WATERPARK DETAILS

  • With fun for both adults and kids, Sugar Mill Falls Water Park, located on the compounds of the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa, contains cascading waterfalls, lagoons, a lazy river and three terraced pools.
  • The largest waterpark in Jamaica, it also contains a jungle garden perfect for kids with a rope and wood suspension bridge, and built replicas of the ancient Rose Hall plantation aqueducts.
  • The waterpark comes with a swim up bar with the offer of requested pool concierge services.
  • Other water park features include: 280-foot water slide, Lagoons and waterfalls, Live music each day, Daily family activities, Three secluded spa tubs, Kid friendly zone, Poolside concierge service, Private cabañas butler service (charge).

RESTAURANT/FOOD OPTIONS

  • Fresh — Buffet restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
  • Luna Di Mare — Specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.
  • Three Palms Restaurant — Specializes in Caribbean cuisine and serves dinner only with an open bar. Reservations are required. Open select days.
  • Seaside Bar and Grille — Specializes in seafood and serves lunch and dinner with open bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.
  • Mangoes — Specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch only with open bar. Open daily.
  • Room service (during limited hours) is available.

NEARBY OFF SITE ACTIVITIES

NICKELODEON HOTELS AND RESORTS PUNTA CANA

OVERVIEW

  • A five star vacation destination, Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana is the first resort of its kind in the Caribbean.
  • They promise an experience of a lifetime for all guests, with upscale accommodations with playful decor to bring out your inner kid. Karisma is built on personalized service with a friendly staff ready to supply every need of their guests.
  • Located just 25 miles north of Punta Cana airport, the resort is situated on the golden sands of Uvero Alto Beach.

AMENITIES

  • PROPERTY AMENITIES: Free parking, Free High Speed Internet (WiFi), Pool, Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room, Free breakfast, Beach, Tennis court, Babysitting, Parking, Free internet, WiFi, Public WiFi, Lazy river, Infinity pool, Outdoor pool, Private pool, Bar / lounge, Restaurant, Swimup bar, Poolside bar, Water park, Children Activities, Kids club, Airport transportation, Shuttle bus service, Conference facilities, Banquet room, Meeting rooms, Spa, Concierge, Non-smoking hotel, Butler service, Dry cleaning, Laundry service.
  • ROOM AMENITIES: Ocean view, Non-smoking rooms, Suites, Family rooms, Air conditioning, Housekeeping, Minibar, Flatscreen TV, Smoking rooms available, Private balcony, Room service, Safe, Refrigerator.
  • FAMILY/KID ENTERTAINMENT: Character Dining, Nickelodeon Place, Aqua Nick (waterpark), Character Central, Just Kidding (clubhouse and art studio), Nick Nacks (gift shop), Plaza Orange (pop ups and parties), Sports Hub.
  • FAMILY AMENITIES: Children's pool, Playground on site, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), a Children's club (free), Supervised childcare/activities (free).
  • MAIN AMENITIES: 208 smoke-free guestrooms, On the beach, 9 restaurants, Full-service spa, Outdoor pool, Free water park, Free children's club, 2 outdoor tennis courts, Free beach cabanas, Airport shuttle, Terrace, 24-hour front desk, Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • ENTERTAINMENT: Land activities: Bicycling, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Fitness facilities, Outdoor tennis courts, Sauna, Spa tub, Steam room, Fitness classes on site, Playground on site, Snorkeling on site.

WATERPARK DETAILS

  • Rated in 2017 as the number one water park, Aqua Nick contains a lazy river, water slides, splash pads, and spray grounds.
  • The park also contains water cannons and allows guests to take part in mass slimming or poolside meetings for Slime Time photo opportunities.
  • Aqua Nick also has a Nickelodeon game show and character inspired Splash Mob show for guests entertainment.

RESTAURANT/FOOD OPTIONS

NEARBY OFF SITE ACTIVITIES

JEWEL RUNAWAY BAY BEACH & GOLF RESORT

OVERVIEW

  • Located in Runaway Bay Jamaica, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort is surrounded by Jamaica's lush foliage and scenic mountains.
  • An all-inclusive resort, Jewel Runaway Bay offers innovative swim-up suites, an array of authentic dining venues, water park and world-class spas.
  • With ocean-front views, the vibrancy of the Jamaican culture and ongoing live entertainment, Jewel promises to exceed expectations.

AMENITIES

  • RECREATIONAL AMENITIES: Water activities: Kayaking, Sailing, Snorkeling, Windsurfing, Land activities: Fitness facilities, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Access to 18-hole golf course, Golf open for guests ages 18 years old and older, Golf green fees, Transportation to golf course, Nightclub, Game room, Pool, Spa tub, Full service spa, Shopping onsite, Golfing nearby, Mountain biking onsite, Fitness center/gym, Hiking/biking trails nearby, Spa services onsite.
  • FAMILY/KIDS AMENITIES: Number of outdoor pools, Outdoor pool, Babysitting or childcare (surcharge), a Children's club (free), Supervised childcare/activities (free), On private beach, Free WiFi, In-room childcare (surcharge), Outdoor tennis courts, Laundry facilities, Arcade/game room.
  • ROOM AMENITIES: Air conditioning, Blackout drapes/curtains, Hair dryer, Private bathroom, Free toiletries, Flat-screen TV, Cable channels, Coffee/tea maker, Refrigerator, Balcony or patio, In-room safe, Iron/ironing boards, Connecting/adjoining rooms available, Desk.

WATERPARK DETAILS

  • The Jewel Lagoon water park offers activities for all ages.
  • Their offerings include: Private cabanas for rent, 5,000-square-foot oceanfront sundeck, Dining area with full-service bar and grill, Zero-entry beach lagoon with geysers, Pirates Ice snow cone hut, Two splash-down pools, Kids gang slide, Lazy river with rock grottos and waterfalls, Speed slide and family raft ride, Stage featuring music daily, Multi-level kids slides and splash zone.
  • Private lockers are also provided at the water park.

RESTAURANT/FOOD OPTIONS

NEARBY OFF SITE ACTIVITIES

YOUR RESEARCH TEAM APPLIED THE FOLLOWING STRATEGY

To conduct our research for the requested information pertaining to the four given hotels we visited personal hotel web pages, as well as travel and business websites. We first visited the personal web page of each mentioned hotel which gave us information pertaining to the services and amenities offered, dining and food options, and an overall view of the hotels. Travel websites such as Hotels.com, Expedia and Trip Advisor also provided us with information about the hotels including listed amenities as well as popular activities close to each resort. Business pages such as Yelp, Business Insider and Bloomberg also verified the information provided.
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December All-Inclusive Vacation 2

The all-inclusive vacation resorts of the Caribbean Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort, The Grand At Moon Palace Cancun, Grand Bahia Principe Coba, and Royalton Riviera Cancun all include family-friendly vacation packages. Each of them has amenities that serve the whole family, with many that focus specifically on entertaining children. All the requested information on these four resorts can be found in rows 7-9, columns B-I of the attached spreadsheet.


BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS RESORT

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  • Is an inclusive resort in Turks and Cacos, for a family vacation and the #1 World's Best Beach according to Trip Advisor's Traveler's Choice Awards.
  • The Resort's amenities include 10 freshwater pools, 4 whirlpools, 1 scuba diving pool. It also includes PADI-Certified scuba diving, snorkeling, Hobie Cats, paddle boards, kayaks, professional instruction for water sports, beach volleyball, basketball, pool tables, and many other activities.
  • The dining options include unlimited dining at 21 restaurants.

THE GRAND AT MOON PALACE CANCUN

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  • This luxury resort has 2,000 accommodations, each with whirlpool tubs, 24-hour room service, top-shelf drinks, free WIFI, CHI-branded amenities and complimentary calls to Continental US, Canada, and landlines in Mexico. This all-inclusive family vacation resort has over the top amenities for kids and adults.
  • The amenities include fitness centers and spas, 30-hole golf course, plus mini-golf, multiple pools, including a giant one with water slides, Flowrider machine, Double Wave Simulator and swim-up bar, world-class entertainment and nightlife, and many other activities.
  • There are multiple dining options at over 20 restaurants and bars that use local ingredients.

GRAN BAHIA PRINCIPE COBA

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  • This resort is one of the best hotels in the area and offers a wide range of activities and facilities for the whole family.
  • Amenities include recliners, beach umbrellas and towel service, a mini-bar with water, soft drinks and beer, a 24/7 International Entertainment program for adults and children, organized games and activities, WiFi in the lobby, one of windsurfing daily, tennis, snorkeling, catamaran, kayaking, and many other activities.
  • This resort has gourmet restaurants with menu items for every member of the family. Guests can choose from Japanese and Peruvian fusion, Fresh Mediterranean Cuisine, and many other types of cuisine.

ROYALTON RIVIERA CANCUN


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