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Luxury magazine 2018 APPLE_Digital

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Description: Luxury magazine 2018 APPLE_Digital

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INTRO A RESORT VACATION: ALL ABOUT LUXURY Intricate itineraries, travel logistics, budget tracking, wrangling fellow travelers — sometimes vacations are anything but relaxing. Instead of going at it alone, consider a resort destination. Located in some of the most beautiful tropical locations in the world, a resort stay blends personalized service, upscale touches, lavish perks and unique offerings, resulting in a luxury vacation that provides a level of relaxation that goes beyond the average trip. Here are a few ways that a resort vacation provides a next-level luxury experience:2 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES from Amstar DMC can organize the entire outing, from Perhaps the greatest change in leisure travel transportation to food and beverage, so all you have to this century is the evolution of luxury all-Is there anything more luxurious than leaving your wallet do is show up and enjoy. inclusive resorts. Catering to distinct marketbehind? All-inclusive resorts allow you to pay up front for most segments, you’ll find all-inclusive resortselements of your resort stay — such as food and drink, daily LOTS OF OPTIONS designed exclusively for adults or couples, asactivities and live entertainment — so you can forget about well as those catering specifically to familiesdollars and cents and savor every moment of relaxation. One way to truly enjoy your vacation? Make sure days or millennials. Foodies, wine connoisseurs, include the things you want to do. Resorts offer a vast range wellness buffs and eco-conscious tourists willEASY UPGRADES of options designed to suit many travel preferences, from have no problem finding a luxury all-inclusive multiple pools and restaurants, to spa and wellness centers, resort that fits their niche.With a wide range of vacation packages available — and to on- and off-site adventures, ensuring every guest leaveseach one offering a variety of posh perks — resorts make it refreshed in their own way. With a wide selection of high-endeasy to find the level of luxury that best suits your budget, restaurants featuring local and internationaltravel style and vacation requirements. ON-SITE KIDS’ CLUBS AND SITTERS delicacies masterfully prepared by world- class chefs, as well as elaborate buffets andPERSONAL AND ATTENTIVE SERVICE An upscale date night or a kid-free day at the pool provide show-cooking, the quality of culinary delights parents with a peaceful few hours. Resorts have on-site will impress even the most upscale traveler.From the moment you arrive, a sense of calm and relaxation kids’ clubs — for a range of ages — where trusted staff Top-rate service, abundant amenities, livesets in. Personal butlers, concierges, pool and beach keeps kids active and entertained with games, activities entertainment, recreational activities andwaiters and other resort staff genuinely care about ensuring and arts and crafts. At night, a roster of trained and vetted unlimited premium brand drinks are allan exceptional vacation experience, whether you’re babysitters are on hand to take over for an hourly fee. included in the price you pay up-front.indulging in poolside beverages, multi-faceted excursions, State-of-the-art spas rival the best in the U.S.daily activities or live nightly entertainment. EXCLUSIVE UPGRADES and Europe, and jacuzzis on your balcony or terrace, pillow menus, personal butlers,UNIQUE EXCURSIONS See more blue from your ocean view. Step out of your suite mobile resort apps, 24-hour room service and and into your private plunge pool. Bask on a private section pool and beach wait service have become theFew things leave the day-to-day behind like experiences you of beach reserved exclusively for VIPs. Discover a whole new norm, not the exception.can’t find at home — think a luxury sunset sail, swimming world of exclusive benefits with affordable upgrades, fromwith dolphins, a zipline adventure or a guided tour of transportation to accommodations to off-site excursions. Apple Vacations was among the firsthistoric archaeological sites. On-site Resort Representatives vacation companies to introduce all-inclusive vacations to the U.S. market. Today, we are the nation’s #1 seller of the all-inclusive product, where one affordable package price includes it all: round-trip airfare, airport/ hotel transfers, hotel accommodations, meals, drinks, snacks, entertainment, activities, gratuities, taxes and more. For a luxury all-inclusive vacation experience, contact your travel agent or visit APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 3

Affordable Caribbean LuxuryOn the eastern side of the island, discover Punta Cana, often referred to as the CoconutCoast. No resort here is higher than the highest palm tree, and there is no shortage ofpalms on the 30 miles of white sand beaches. Nearby Cap Cana features theCaribbean’s largest inland yacht marina and the Punta Espada Golf Club.The upscale paradise of La Romana on the southeastern coast features the resortarea known as Casa de Campo. Visit Altos de Chavón, a replica of a 16th century Mediterranean village. La Romana is oftenWhere the Atlantic meets referred to as the Pebble Beach of thethe Caribbean, Dominican Caribbean for its world-famous golf.Republic is known best On the northern coast, Puerto Plata’s lushfor its endless stretches landscape combines sea, mountains, valleys,of white sand beaches, rivers, and beaches. Jutting from the northeasternworld-class golf and vast shore, the Samaná Peninsula remains a secluded,array of luxurious resorts . paradisiacal escape of beaches, coconut plantations, and rainforests. Thousands of humpback whales visit Samaná Bay every year.The Apple Advantage:• #1 Worldwide to Dominican Republic• Non-stop Exclusive Vacation Flights to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata• Airport/Hotel transfers includedSee your travel professional or visit AppleVacations.com4 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

CONTENTS RESORTS Breathless Resorts & Spas Page 6 Barceló Hotel Group Page 10 Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya Page 14 Majestic Mirage Punta Cana Page 22FIND YOUR Dreams Resorts & SpasLUXURY Page 26We’re highlighting 5 all-inclusive brands and destinations DESTINATIONideal for a luxury vacation — find out more about each inside. Los Cabos Page 12 EXCURSIONS Amstar DMC & Worldstar Page 28 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 5

RESORTSBREATHLESSRESORTS & SPAS While any vacation at Breathless Resorts beaches and warm ocean breezes provide a& Spas is an upscale experience, the resort’s memorable backdrop for each resort’s vibrantUnlimited-Luxury® experience offers VIP status, entertainment. From afternoon pool basheswith endless gourmet dining, limitless premium to late-night DJ sets to themed parties, eachbrand beverages, nightly entertainment and resort’s curated calendar is packed with one-24-hour room service, among additional perks. of-a-kind events. Guests can also visit theFor even more of an escape, guests can join the resort’s chic lounges, gourmet restaurants andxhale club, which comes with all the features state-of-the-art nightclubs to savor gourmetof Unlimited-Luxury® along with an upgraded food, well-crafted premium cocktails and asuite, personalized butler and access to private vibrant scene.clubs and pools. The social atmosphere continues across The ease of the Unlimited-Luxury® and the resorts, with everything from exclusivexhale club experiences allow guests to savor champagne bars to giant 35-person Jacuzzis toall that the adults-only Breathless Resorts & fire pits positioned around the resort, perfectSpas have to offer. With locations in Mexico, for sipping a cocktail and taking in the tropicalthe Dominican Republic and Jamaica, beautiful air. Cheers to that.6 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

The suite life: Suites feature luxe details at every location, from marina and ocean views at Breathless Cabo San LucasResort & Spa to private terrace whirlpools and swim-up access at Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa. The Luxe Life At your fingertips: In-room tablets allow guests quick access to resort information, on-site event details, room service, spa bookings and a web browser, making it easy to customize your perfect day and night. Primp and pamper: Couples, groups and solo relaxation seekers can refresh with a visit to the world-class spa, where body, massage and facial treatments are paired with fresh juices and drinks from the Lush Spa Bar. Get social: Weekly creative events — think fashion shows, special DJ sets and Gatsby-themed parties — offer lively on-site entertainment, while 24-hour access to room service and select restaurants keep guests sated at the beginning and end of a fun night. APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 7

AMENITIES 2 3 1IN THE DETAILS Private jacuzzis, 24-hour butler service, in-room champagne — resorts go above and beyond with amenities that give guests the VIP treatment. 54 6 1 While lounging at one of the six pools at the adults-only Royal Hideaway Playacar, butlers are on hand to ensure all guest needs are met. 2 The travel experts at Amstar DMC can help book every aspect of luxury sailing adventures, speed boat jungle tours, swimming with dolphins and other excursions. 3 Bali beds at the pools and along the beach at Royal Hideaway Playacar provide a luxe and personal place to relax. 4 The Junior Swim Out Suite at Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort features a private, furnished terrace with a semi-private pool. 5 The well-appointed rooms at Barceló Bávaro Palace include modern design, sweeping views and state-of-the-art technology. 6 Los Cabos is home to a variety of luxury resorts with top-tier amenities — including unparalleled views.8 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE


RESORTSBARCELÓHOTEL GROUP With four different hotel brands and locations A city getaway is well suited for those whoin lush tropical surroundings, the Barceló Hotel want less sand and more sidewalk — andGroup is an oasis for all types of travelers. close proximity to the bustle of a metropolitanThough the different hotels offer different hub. Located in historic Santo Domingo, Elfeatures, luxury comes first at every one. Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, sits near the city’s cultural, historical and financial district, Situated in the vibrant Riviera Maya, the all- with amenities fit for the business traveler, suchsuite, all-inclusive Barceló Maya Palace has three as conference and event rooms outfitted withspectacular pools, six beachfront restaurants advanced technology. When it’s time to clockand upscale features like rain showers and out, on-site restaurants, a luxe spa and well-Premium Level suites. Don’t miss the new U-Spa appointed rooms and suites provide the perfectWellness & Fitness Center, a 33,000-square-foot place to that includes a gym, sauna, steam baths,immersion pool and spa to pamper your mind The all-inclusive Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort,and body. located in Punta Cana, is ideal for travelers who want unique and exciting activities. Kick back Also located in Riviera Maya, the luxurious at one of the resort’s five swimming pools, orRoyal Hideaway Playacar offers a child-free take in a lush spa treatment. When you’re fullygetaway for adults. The 18-and-over, all- relaxed, enjoy a vibrant, Vegas-style show; tryinclusive resort has pools, white-sand beaches your luck at the 24-hour on-site casino; or headand a spa, but it’s also a gourmet getaway. There to the nightclub to dance the night away beforeare six à-la-carte global restaurants, including retiring to a suite, outfitted with a Jacuzzi tub.Mexican/Caribbean spot Spices and award-winning Asian-fusion restaurant Azia. Or, trust With Barceló Hotel Group, you’ll havethe chef with La Mesa del Chef (The Chef’s a variety of beachfront resorts and cityTable), a private, multi-course, interactive fine- hotels to choose from, whether you are ondining experience available at the innovative a limited budget or seeking exclusive luxuryrestaurant Las Ventanas. accommodations and experiences.10 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

Regal rooms: Royal The Luxe Life Hideaway Playacar provides a plush place to retire, as rooms are Sea it all: Barceló Maya Palace’s Dressel Diver’s Club outfitted with hardwood furniture, offers on-site scuba diving and snorkeling lessons, marble bathrooms, a minibar and as well as jet ski and deep-sea fishing excursions.complimentary fruit. For added luxury, look to rooms that offer views of the (Additional fees may apply, but can be discounted when tropical gardens or the sea, or have purchased in advance.)whirlpool tubs and terraces. All rooms come with express personalized Let’s play: Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort has check-in and check-out, adding professional-level amenities for guests who like to play, including tennis courts, beach volleyball, a fitness to the VIP experience. center, a soccer field, a semi-professional baseball field, on-site mini-golf and an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect P.B. Dye. Culture vulture: Situated in the heart of Santo Domingo, El Embajador, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, provides a modern and elegant jumping off point for exploring the city’s rich history, including old monasteries, churches, forts and colonial neighborhoods. APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 11

DESTINATIONLOS CABOS Situated at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, want to relax, the ocean provides the ultimateLos Cabos is best known for its two unique backdrop for kicking back and taking in the suntowns: Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. and surf, while thrill-seekers can see the sightsWith the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Sea from above with a zipline adventure.of Cortez on the other, the area boasts miles ofgolden sand and shimmering blue waters that Onshore, the 20-mile corridor between Cabogo beyond the standard beach. In fact, 19 of San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo features athe area’s beaches have been given the Blue variety of luxury resorts — complete with VIPFlag distinction, a renowned eco-certification amenities — situated near championship golfthat means they are clean, accessible and safe, courses. The area’s lush spas offer next-levelwith high-quality water and a commitment to relaxation with healing treatments that blendmaintaining local ecosystems and shorelines. ancient and modern techniques, and top-tier restaurants serve gastronomic delights made The immaculate Los Cabos beaches are with local ingredients and paired with localperfect for exploring through a wide range of wines and spirits. Puerto Los Cabos, at the baseactivities, including snorkeling, whale watching, of the Sierra de la Laguna, creates a luxurioussport fishing, horseback riding, parasailing or gateway between San Jose del Cabo and thecruising on a luxury yacht. For visitors who rugged East Cape coastline.12 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

The Luxe Life Shop ‘til you drop: From designer clothes to handcrafted goods, Los Cabos offers a range of shopping experiences. Find luxury lines like Salvatore Ferragamo and CH Carolina Herrera at the waterfront Luxury Avenue boutique mall. On Thursday evenings from November to June, downtown San Jose’s Art Walk beckons visitors to stroll through the Art Gallery District while sipping wine and dining at area restaurants. Local fare: At world-renowned restaurants, chefs use local fruits and vegetables, locally sourced proteins and fresh-caught fish to create world-class menus. Pair dishes with local spirits like tequila or mezcal, or sip local wines from the Valle de Guadalupe wine region, located just north of Los Cabos. Chic exploration: Charter a luxury yacht and take in the area’s natural beauty — including the iconic El Arco rock formation at the tip of the peninsula — from the comfort of a plush yacht. Or hop on a catamaran to observe whales that migrate here from Alaska from December to March. Sea life: Areas like Cabo Pulmo National Park and the East Cape have been declared marine sanctuaries, allowing coral reefsand marine life to grow and flourish. See it up close with a snorkeling excursion, where the pristine water allows for crystal clear views. APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 13



RESORTSUNLIMITED-LUXURY® (LEFT TO RIGHT) TRADELL: SHIRT: PENGUIN; SPORTCOAT: BONOBOS; POCKET SQUARE: THE TIE BAR | ALEXANDRA: DRESS: ZARA; CUFF: RIVKA Secrets Akumal Riviera FRIEDMAN | TIFFANY: DRESS: ASOS; BANGLES: KATE SPADE | CHRIS: WHITE Maya’s Unlimited-Luxury® SHIRT: J. CREW | CRYSTELLE: DRESS: ZARA | BRIAN: PINK SHIRT: J. CREW program means that guests can enjoy everylast moment of pampering, thanks to limitless access to gourmet food and top-shelf spirits, 24-hour room service, poolside wait service and access to a wide range of daily activities — including fun on the stunning beach —plus nightly entertainment and more. CHRIS: WHITE SHIRT: ZACHARY PRELL; HAT: J. CREW TRADELL: NAVY DOT SHIRT: H&M BRIAN: NAVY POLO: HUGO BOSS CRYSTELLE: SWIMSUIT: TARGET; SUNGLASSES: RAY-BAN PHOTOS BY MARIA PONCE CHRIS: SWIMSUIT: ONIA; SUNGLASSES: JACK SPADE16 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

ALEXANDRA: SWIMSUIT: J. CREW; POOL TIMESUNGLASSES: MARC JACOBS The resort’s threeTIFFANY: SWIMSUIT: VICTORIA’S SECRET different pools haveSWIM; SUNGLASSES: GUESS vibes to fit any style, from the mellowCRYSTELLE: SWIMSUIT: SPLENDID; Relaxing Pool to theSUNGLASSES: COACH energetic Social Pool to the expansive Infinity Pool. All have an attentive staff on hand to provide guests with an optimal experience. Two outdoor whirlpools offer relaxation with a view. APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 17

RESORTSTIFFANY: SWIMSUIT: J. CREWALEXANDRA: SWIMSUIT: BLEU ROD BEATTIE SOOTHING SPA Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya’s Spa by Pevonia® gives guests 18,000 square feet of tranquility, with a menu of treatments including facials, massages, body wraps, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and salon services. Couples can indulge side-by-side with a private dual massage, or enjoy services with an ocean soundtrack during a beachfront treatment.18 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

PHOTOS BY MARIA PONCE CURATED EXPERIENCES The attentive 24-hour concierge service at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya can create magical, memorable experiences, from beachfront dining to excursions unique to the area. They handle the details so guests can sit back and enjoy. TIFFANY: DRESS: AKIRA; EARRINGS: GORJANA APPLEVACTARATDIOELLN: SSH.CIROT: MZA/CLHUARXYUPRREYLL-;MSHAOGRTASZ: BIONNEOB1O9S

© 2018 Aruba Tourism Authority One escapeFrom pristine white-sand beaches ready for relaxation to dramatic coastlines inviting you to explore, Arubahas something to make everyone happy. And with over 90 different nationalities on One happy island,Aruba is a culinary paradise. Hop on a direct light to the island with the most sunny days in the Caribbean.Plan your trip to One happy island today.20 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE one happy island

FEAST FOR FOODTHE SENSESDine on gourmet fare, sip on deluxe 1drinks and dance the night away at 2resort restaurants and bars, which offerepicurean delights, memorable late-nightfun and every flavor in between. 3 4 5 1 With fresh produce in abundance, Los Cabos is home to many memorable restaurants, including Flora Farms, an organic farm with a restaurant, bar, grocery store, cooking school and spa. 2 Majestic Mirage Punta Cana has eight different restaurants, including a cafe, sports bar and 24-hour eatery, plus a wine tasting room with global selections. 3 The jaw-dropping Sofrito restaurant at Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa is one of 11 different gourmet dining experiences, which also include a café, beachfront grill and communal table restaurants for a social meal. 4 Portofino at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya serves a traditional Italian menu paired with an extensive wine list. 5 The Chef’s Table at Royal Hideaway Playacar’s Las Ventanas restaurant offers an interactive dining experience, as the renowned chef creates 6 to 12 creative courses in front of guests, who can interact with the chef throughout the evening. APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 21

RESORTSMAJESTICMIRAGEPUNTA CANA The five-star Majestic Mirage Punta Cana — welcome cocktails, aromatherapy pillows, plushthe only all-suite hotel in the Dominican Republic robes and slippers and a surprise check-in gift —— pairs Caribbean breezes and white sand to elevated services like personalized check-in/beaches with 1,000-square-foot luxury suites, check-out, 24-hour butler service, an in-room barrelaxing pools, gourmet restaurants, an exquisite with a complimentary bottle of champagne uponspa and exclusive services. arrival, waived golf course fees and access to the numerous adults-only areas. These include eight Whether traveling as a couple, in a group private pools and private beaches, all completeor with family, guests at the all-inclusive resort with Bali beds; three exclusive bars and oneare treated to a luxury experience. Guests may exclusive adults-only restaurant for breakfast andchoose Swim-Up Suites, offering direct access lunch a la carte; access to beachfront lounges,to one of the many pools, or Ocean View Suites, with cocktails and light fare; and access to aall offering both an indoor bathtub and an concierge who can book everything from dinneroutdoor Jacuzzi. Sky View suites come with a reservations to upscale spa services.rooftop terrace, including an outdoor Jacuzziand sunbathing area. Naturally divided from the Finally, because Majestic Mirage knows it’sresort’s kid-friendly Family Club (all ages), the hard to leave the lap of luxury, complimentaryMirage Club (adults 18 and over only) features late check-out is available to Mirage ClubMajestic Supreme Service, an array of exclusive members, allowing guests to savor every lastperks that range from posh details — think minute of paradise.22 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

The Luxe Life In the club: For next-level luxury, book a Mirage Club suite, with an in-room bar, 24- hour butler service and aromatherapy pillows, plus private swimming pools and beaches (complete with Bali beds), exclusive oceanfront lounges and a restaurant and three bars designed only for adults. A grown-up getaway: While Majestic Mirage boasts several family-friendly features, the resort skews toward adults. Five of the resort’s hotel buildings are designated adults-only, with pools, beaches, lounges, bars and restaurants catering to guests 18 and over. Family fun: Those traveling with kids need not sacrifice luxury. The Family Club includes a private check-in lounge and exclusive concierge lounge just for families, with a selection of snacks and an on-hand family concierge. The Splash Kids Club — located between the Majestic Colonial and Elegance resorts at the Caribbean Street and just a short walk from the Mirage — is ideal for ages 4-12. It’s fully staffed and has variety of waterslides, mazes and games. When it´s time for date night, babysitting is available for a small fee. Plus, all adults (18 and over) at the Family Club have access to all Mirage Club facilities.Game on: For travelers who like to get moving, Majestic Mirage offers tennis and basketballcourts, two running tracks, a state-of-the-art gym, daytime sports activities at both the pool and the gym, and unlimited green fees at the Punta Blanca golf course. Plus, the 24-hour sports bar offers a fun place to kick back. APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 23

SPA 2 1 5 3 4TIME FOR 1 Couples can indulge in side-by-side massages in a secluded area at theTRANQUILITY world-class spa at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Resort & Spa. 2 The state- of-the-art U-Spa at Barceló Bávaro Palace features a range of health andWhether heading to the on-site spa with a partner, wellness treatments, plus open air and thermal pools, perfect for takinga group or to enjoy some alone time, luxe touches in a hydrotherapy treatment. 3 The spa at Barceló Maya Caribe offers aand top-tier treatments provide guests with the tranquil backdrop for treatments like massages, facials, body wraps andultimate escape. more. 4 The U-Spa at Barceló Bávaro Palace sets a serene scene with soft candlelight, relaxing music, incense and nature sounds. 5 Ocean views24 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE provide a naturally stunning backdrop for massages, facials and other body treatments at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa.

Experience Luxury Experience LuxuryFrom unparalleled service and exclusive amenities to upscale accommodations and a la carte dining at eight all-inclusive properties in beautiful oceanfront locations of tFhreomDoumnpinaicraalnleRleedpsuebrlvicic, eMaenxdiceoxcalnudsiJvaemamaicean,itLieusxutoryupBsachaialeParcinccoipmemmoadkaetisonlusxaunryd aanlauncfaorrtegedtitnaibnlge aetxepiegrhiet naclle-i.nScpluesciviael tporuocpheertsieinscinlubdeeabuutitfluelrosceeravincfero, n2t4-lohcoautriornosomof stheervDicoem, niingichattnimReeptuurbnldico,wMnesxeicrovicaendanJdamwaaiictear,sLounxuthrye BbaehaicahParinndciaptethmeaskwesimlumxiunrgy paonoul.nDfoisrcgeertntainbgletreaxvpeeleriresnccaen. Scphoeocisael tforoumchheosteinlcsliundiedyblluictlelorcsaetirovnicse, ,fa2m4-ihlyo-ufrrieronodmly rseesrovrictsew, nitighhstptirmaweltinugrnwdoatwenrpsaerkrvsicoer aadnudltws-aoitnelrys eonnctlhaevebse. ach and at the swimming pool. Discerning travelers can choose from hotels in idyllic locations, family-friendly resorts with sprawling waterparks or adults-only enclaves.Dominican Republic · Mexico · Jamaica APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 25Dominican Republic · Mexico · Jamaica

RESORTSDREAMSRESORTS& SPAS Family travel is a luxury experience at Dreams Resorts & Spas, where family-friendly services blend with upscale amenities. With resorts in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Panama and Puerto Rico, the Unlimited-Luxury® experience is a simple and stress-free way to enjoy the scenic beaches, unique activities and vast resort options available to guests. Unlimited-Luxury® includes elegant accommodations, meals at an array of different gourmet restaurants, limitless top-shelf spirits and access to myriad recreation options. Plus, access to 24-hour room and concierge services mean guests are always taken care of, whether booking spa treatments, arranging a tee time or memorable excursion or seeking out a midnight snack. Couples, groups or families looking for the next level of luxury can upgrade to the Preferred Club — the resort’s highest level of luxury and personal service — which includes all the perks of Unlimited-Luxury®, but adds an upgraded suite, access to a private lounge, special concierge services, preferred resort status and other amenities. But it’s not just about adults. Dreams Resorts & Spas caters to kids of all ages, too. The Explorer’s Club provides fun activities for kids 3-12 (and is included in the Unlimited-Luxury® package) while the Core Zone Teens Club offers daily activities and nightly social events for ages 13-17. Clubs are staffed by trained, Red Cross-certified supervisors, so parents can rest assured their kids are well cared for while enjoying the ultimate luxury — alone time. 26 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

Go green: Guests can tee off at three 18-hole professional golf courses nearby during their stay at Dreams Los Cabos Suites Golf Resort & Spa: • Club Campestre San Jose Golf Course • Cabo Real Golf Course • Puerto Los Cabos Golf Course The Luxe Life Smart travel: Looking for an eco-friendly vacation? Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa is the first destination in the world to earn the EarthCheck Gold Certification for their commitment to sustainable tourism. Spa sourcing: At Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, guests can visit the Spa Pantry to make their own products from local plants and herbs with help from an expert, then take it back to a jungle cabin for a relaxing treatment. Tranqil time: Dreams Las Mareas offers the Dreams Spa by Pevonia®, with unique treatments like a hydrotherapy circuit and 10 therapy cabins for both individual and double cabins.APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 27

EXCURSIONSAMSTAR DMC& WORLDSTAR As a destination management company, and alleviating vacation stress. AdventuresAmstar DMC provides unique adventures spotlight the unique cultural and geographicalin some of the most scenic destinations in features of each destination: Cruise throughthe world, including Mexico, Jamaica, the Riviera Maya on a luxury sailboat, enjoy anDominican Republic and Costa Rica (with sister ocean spa experience in Punta Cana, explorecompany Worldstar DMC serving Hawaii). sea life through snorkeling in Los Cabos, swimTheir impressive offerings elevate any trip, with dolphins in Puerto Vallarta, take in thecombining access to one-of-a-kind activities Montego Bay culture with a guided tour, explorein tropical locales with exclusive touches. Hawaii’s natural landscape and so much more.From booking transportation to coordinating Decide your dream activity and Amstar DMCactivities to providing gourmet food and drinks and Worldstar DMC will take care of the rest,during certain outings, they organize every so you can focus on one thing — enjoying yourdetail, tailoring each service to individual clients dream vacation.28 APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE

The Luxe Life Upon arrival at your resort, you’ll be greeted by a Representative from Amstar DMC, who will guide you to your hotel transfer. Private deluxe transfers are available through Amstar. Representatives are available throughout your stay to acquaint you with your destination and recommend the most exciting excursions from the most reliable vendors. For the ultimate in luxury, work with our local Amstar experts to create tailor-made itineraries. Exceptional excursions: With more than 600 world-classexperiences, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re seeking peace and quiet, new areas to explore, jaw- dropping views or heart- stopping thrills. Resort Representatives are provided by Amstar DMC, an independent destination management company operating in resort and providing services to Apple Vacationers. Excursions are operated by local independent suppliers. Consider the nature of the excursion to ensure it is appropriate for your age and physical condition. APPLEVACATIONS.COM/LUXURY-MAGAZINE 29

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