The holiday season is upon us and this year might just be the perfect opportunity to try something new. How about something with all-inclusive amenities, beachfront settings, and outstanding entertainment? Anyone who’s ever gone away for the holidays can tell you, there’s nothing like it. No stress, no cooking, no traffic – just relaxing fun in the sun.

But going away doesn’t necessarily mean you want to leave the holiday celebrations behind, right? Well, we found two resorts that are delivering the best of both worlds. Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit are perfectly combining an all-inclusive vacation with an extra special holiday experience for travelers of all ages.

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Enjoy the holidays in paradise with special amenities, festive events, and unforgettable celebrations. Planned months in advance, the staff at these Velas Resorts will have a variety of Christmas-themed activities planned, ideal for families with kids. You and your family can participate in cheerful events like writing letters to Santa Claus, a picnic party with a show, and a workshop with a surprise appearance from Saint Nick himself.

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To make your hotel suite really feel like home, Christmas trees will be available for purchase to decorate and place presents under. Plus, on Christmas day, special menus will be prepared in all of the gourmet restaurants to create a truly memorable celebration with a traditional feel for you and your family.

You can also expect a similar level of extravagance for the New Year’s celebration as well. And hey, there aren’t many better ways to ring in the 2017 than with a multi-course dinner at one of the Velas Resorts’ restaurants, a champagne toast, and fireworks.

Aside from the holiday celebrations, you just can’t go wrong with these resorts. From the cenote-style pool and the lavish spa tucked away in the property’s jungle to the AAA Five Diamond award winning restaurants such as the Cocina de Autor, every detail of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya is meant to provide a truly resting and pampering vacation experience.

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Similarly the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was recently recognized as one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Mexico by U.S. News & World Report for showing that time and time again, they are willing to go above and beyond with personalized service. Set aside Mexico’s golden coast, this gorgeous property boasts phenomenal suites, a stunning infinity pool, and exquisite cuisine