5 Best Caribbean luxury resorts for 2017

Caribbean all-inclusive resorts are the most popular vacation of choice for most North Americans and there is little to wonder about in this respect for most of them are blessed with fine weather, amazing food and world class facilities. That said, there is a gulf in difference between budget options and the more luxurious resorts making it difficult to choose the most ideal destination for your next trip.

From Mexico to Jamaica, Dominican Republic and back, here are the 5 best Caribbean all inclusive resorts for 2017:

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Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Mexico

Mexico makes our list again and as you might expect with the Hyatt, this is a hotel of pure luxury. Offering a world class spa with ocean views, saunas, whirlpools and more, Hyatt is also one of the true masters when it comes to relaxation and pampering of any kind. Another highlight are the hammocks which adorn the balcony of every room and then the food which never fails to make feedback from satisfied customers.

Azul Sensatori, Jamaica

Seven Mile Beach is one of the finest in the world and it is here you will find the Azul Sensatori, one of the most incredible all-inclusive resorts in Negril, Jamaica. Sun baked and covered in white powdered sands, the beach is scintillating but then that’s not all the resort has to offer, for 120 deluxe rooms each have an incredible ocean view. And then there are the facilities, with onsite dance classes, cooking course, and the option of renting canoes or surf boards. Completing the rout, the Azul also has no less than six different restaurants.

Chic Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

There is a mansion in this resort, does that tell you what to expect? This is truly royalty and Chic Punta Cana is the essence of luxury. More than five bedrooms, a Jacuzzi, private pool and wine cellar make this one stand out. Aside from this there are another 300 rooms with green gardens and pools to accompany the variety of foods, from Japanese to Moroccan. Chic in Punta Cana is slightly expensive but worth every last dime.

Infinity Pool

Generations Riviera Maya, Mexico

Situtated in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, Generations finds itself on an isolated beach and has a unique selling point in that every suite has a personal butler. This really is one of the finest coastal sections in Mexico but there are also stunning infinity pools meaning you don’t even need to move from your suite to take a swim. Gourmet food is also a highlight and make Generations one of the best Caribbean all-inclusive resorts with a wide range of Mexican and Mediterranean foods on offer. Interestingly, the hotel also has a kids cooking club which is super fun.

Melia Nassau Beach, Bahamas

Melia is another luxury resort for rather wealthy and this richness extends to every part of the resort. There are two different areas, Baha Mar and Atlantis, but regardless of which one you decide upon,  the experience is just as unique as you might expect. With more than 600 rooms and a beautiful beach front setting, Melia Nassau Beach is one of the best Caribbean resorts for 2017.

You can find hotel discounts for all of the above Caribbean resorts on Hotels Etc.

5 Slightly more affordable hotels in New York

Everyone knows how New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world for accommodation but with a little bit of research and some hotel discounts from Hotels Etc, it is possible to find more affordable hotels in New York and turn the idea of visiting the Big Apple from being a once in a lifetime trip, into a bi-annual occasion. Hotels Etc are a travel club who have been negotiating incredible deals for their customers on anything from golf course membership and movie theater tickets, to cruise vacations and Hotel deals for New York.

While it will never be as low cost as a weekend vacation in Phoenix, the following hotels are some of the best located hotels in New York which are more affordable when using the hotel discounts mentioned above.

5 More affordable hotels in New york

Washington Jefferson Hotel

The Washington is hotel with an excellent location near Times Square which ensures that from the moment you arrive, the streets are right outside waiting to be explored. That being said, the hotel is located on a quieter side of the street and is a favorite for budget minded people who want to be slightly away from the hustle of the Square but then still close to Central Park, the Empire State Building and all the main shopping areas.

The interior is simple but quaint, and there is an excellent Japanese restaurant on location which offers fine sushi and teriyaki.

The rooms in the Washington Jefferson Hotel are small but they have a very respectable reputation for being clean and pleasant at the same time, with comfortable beds, cable television and free Wi-Fi.

Rooms in the Washington Jefferson Hotel start from $180.


The Jane Hotel

The Jane, 113 Jane Street, West Village

The Jane Hotel is quite unique in a sense that the rooms are designed, decorated and set out in a similar way to the cabins on an antique sailing ship. There are economy bunk bed cabins, along with the more luxurious “Captain’s” cabin with each room having the standard cable television, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

A rich history provides the backdrop for all the character this hotel has to offer and this, combined with the resident restaurant and café, make it a charming place to stay but once more, the location shines through as the major highlight for most guests.

Close to the Hudson River and in the center of the West Village in the Meatpacking district, The Jane Hotel is surrounded by shopping, restaurants and many nightlife options.

Rooms at The Jane Hotel start from $140 with private bathroom.



570 10th Ave, New York

Not only is this a centrally located hotel in New York without the enormous price tag of many other hotels in the area, Yotel is specifically targeted toward a youthful clientele with inclinations toward places or attractions which are hipster orientated. There are also communal areas in the hotel for guests to hang out which make this a great place to meet people, for those who prefer to stay somewhere a little more luxurious than a youth hostel.

It is of Japanese design and the rooms appear to have more in common with an aircraft, than it does a hotel, but it works beautifully and all rooms have bright interiors with comfortable beds, flat screen televisions and free Wi-Fi.

Yotel has one of the most sought after locations in New York situated just a short walk from the Port Authority and less than a mile from Times Square.

Rooms at Yotel start from $180.


The Leo House

332 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011

Few hotels can claim as central a location in Manhattan, with the price being offered by that of the Leo House. The Leo House will not be for everyone but for anyone hoping to save some serious cash on their next trip to New York, this hotel which is run by the extremely friendly Catholic Sisters of St Agnes and offers simple rooms for the budget traveler who wishes to be stay in a centrally located New York hotel.

The hotel has a basic restaurant, some peaceful gardens and all rooms include cable television and excellent Wi-Fi. As mentioned above, this budget hotel in New York is a great option for anyone who does not mind staying in a more modest setting, and with Broadway just a few minute walk from the front door, it’s unlikely you will be spending very much time in the hotel anyway.

Rooms in the Leo House start from $115 (without private bathroom)

Nu Hotel

85 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY

Nu hotel was the very first boutique hotel in the heart of Brooklyn, a place where many visitors choose to stay over the more touristy and packed central area around Times Square.

Staying in Brooklyn can be a much more rewarding experience for the traveler, given it is an authentic borough and living quarters for many of the average people whom work in the big city. The presence of arts and melting pot of culture also ensure a stay here provides a genuine New York experience.

Thankfully, the center of Manhattan is only a short ride away and so the variety  in terms of being able to “stay local” but then also be within easy reach of the city, can be very appealing for many tourists.

Nu Hotel has a beautifully decorated interior with spacious rooms, comfortable beds and all the other amenities you would expect in a large hotel, but rather than proximity to Manhattan being the benefit of staying here, it is the vibe and offerings of the local neighborhood which make it a great options for affordable hotels in New York.

Rooms at Nu Hotel start from $152 Queen.

As outlined above, traveling to New York does not have to be the overly expensive trip which most people decide to take, and with some research, planning and hotel discounts, there are many incredible hotel deals in new York to take advantage of when booking the adventure.

The best way to find these hotel discounts is by signing up for a travel membership with Hotels Etc, and start making huge savings today.