Travel More in 2017

Make 2017 the year of YOU! Now is the time to get out and explore the places you always said you would. Apple Vacations makes it easy by offering non-stop Exclusive Vacation Flights from gateways nationwide and a plethora of all-inclusive hotel packages at the hottest spots in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central America. If you don’t make it a priority now, when will you?

De-stress on the Beach!

Wellness–it’s not a fad; it’s a lifestyle! More and more people are realizing the need to unplug and de-stress and are using vacations to do so. Taking some time out for a yoga session, some meditation, fitness, or a relaxing spa treatment is essential. Really want to feel secluded? Head to Luxury Bahia Principe Samana, Don Pablo Collection in the Dominican Republic. It’s located on its own private island!

Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana

If your 2017 New Year’s Resolution is to rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, check out Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana. This ultra-luxurious beach resort is small, only 96 suites to be exact, so escaping the hustle and bustle is no problem. The spa boasts Inox Bubble Beds and a wide array of relaxing treatments. Bonus: Each guests receives a complimentary 20-minute spa treatment and can choose from an array of organic and gluten-free dishes at the three reservation-free restaurants.

Taste Amazing Dishes in Mexico & the Caribbean

Embrace your inner foodie and eat and drink your way through some of Mexico’s best beach destinations. Puerto Vallarta is a well-known gourmet hot-spot with high-end mountainside restaurants, open air cafés, and hidden authentic Mexican gems. Restaurant Week is held during two weeks in May and Wine Fest is held in March.

Azul Sensatori Mexico a Gourmet Inclusive® Hotel by Karisma

Explore Gourmet-Inclusive® options at the family-friendly luxurious Azul® Sensatori Mexico a Gourmet Inclusive® Hotel by Karisma. The star chefs at the seven restaurants use rich flavors and fresh ingredients in every meal. Head to the Bahamas and check out Atlantis, Paradise Island. The dining choices here are off the charts. Dine like a VIP at the three Celebrity Chef Restaurants: Nobu, Café Martinique, and Olives.

Costa Rica

Go off the beaten path and go green! 2017 is the year to get out and explore what Central America has to offer. Celebrate biodiversity in Costa Rica and Panama– two of the greenest countries in the world. Costa Rica houses 5% of the world’s existing biodiversity including 28 national parks, eight biological reserves, and 130 protected areas. Panama is perfect for adventure-seekers with some of the world’s most pristine and bio-diverse rainforests, beautiful mountains, and thrilling hiking opportunities.

Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama

The choice is yours: spend your days traveling across Costa Rica and Panama on a 3-to-7-night tour, or select a hotel package and choose your own daily excursions. Go zip lining, white water rafting, hiking up a volcano…the options are endless! If you choose the hotel route, check out the new Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama, located close to some of Panama’s biggest attractions. This amazing hotel offers some of the best views of the city, mountains, ocean, and rainforests. You really can have it all!


There is no experience quite like mingling with the locals and immersing yourself in their traditions. Take some time in the next year to travel to culturally rich and diverse areas and learn about their lifestyle. Travel to Riviera Maya–rated “Best Destination” by Apple Vacationers in 2016 and explore the ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum and Chichen Itza. Amstar dmc offers daily tours so it’s easy to get out and explore these dynamite areas.

Fire Dancers in Oahu

Is there a more beautiful place in the world than Hawaii? Doubtful. On the stunning island of Oahu, you can experience the rich traditions of Hawaii’s people. Fire dancers and hula dancers will ‘wow’ you with their moves. Take a day trip to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu and learn about the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands and participate in hands-on activities. The authentic Polynesian luau will blow your mind!

Spend Some Time with Your Pals

“ManTripping”–it really is a thing! Guys: grab some of your best guy friends and get into a few shenanigans. Head to Ixtapa and enjoy a deep-sea fishing excursion, a round of golf at one of the many championship golf courses in the area, or a crazy night out at a club. Ladies, we haven’t forgotten about you: round-up your BFFs and get some R&R at the stunning YHI Spa at Paradisus Los Cabos. Celebrating a bachelorette party? There is no better place than at Breathless Resorts & Spas in Los Cabos, Punta Cana, Jamaica, and Riviera Maya. They’ll even let you take a spin at Djing!

Unwind on a Solo Retreat

While spending time with your friends or your significant other is important, sometimes you just need to unwind by yourself. Solo retreats are a great way to escape “adulting” and take some time out for you. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts offer everything you need in some of Mexico and the Caribbean’s best beach setting. Spoil yourself with a luxurious adults-only stay at one of the hotels in the IBEROSTAR Grand Collection. You deserve it in the New Year!