Let the Festivities Begin!

“Festive at Wymara” Extended Stay Offer.

Wymara Resort & Villas | Turks & Caicos


Bring on the holiday cheer!  With consumers turning to travel as a means to reconnect with themselves, their families, and nature, Wymara Resort & Villas welcomes guests to experience the holidays at the newly renovated Grace Bay Beach retreat. The award-winning resort redefines luxury in the Caribbean with a modern renovation of its 91 island-inspired guest rooms and suites, where the ocean’s bright blue hues are a prominent accent against the white-sand inspired color palette — a look inspired by Wymara’s opulent villa portfolio. Located in a gated community overlooking protected waters, Wymara Villas sleep up to nine guests each, and are fully equipped with designer kitchens, two swimming pools, and a cascading deck that leads to a private swim platform with direct staircase access into the turquoise water of the shallow bay. This holiday season, Wymara Resort & Villas invites guests to enjoy an extended “Festive at Wymara” retreat with four complimentary nights for every 10 nights booked, inclusive of daily breakfast, for stays December 20, 2020 to January 6, 2021 — available at both the resort and villas. Travelers can also rest easy with flexible cancelation policies up to 7 days prior to arrival.

Entry requirements:  A negative Covid-19 PCR test result from an accredited lab, and travel authorization via the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal.

Conrad Punta de Mita | Punta de Mita, Mexico


The brand new Conrad Punta de Mita said ‘hola’ to Mexico’s paradisiacal Pacific coast when it made its grand debut in September, elevating the Riviera Nayarit experience with expansive amenities that include three serene pools, brilliant culinary concepts, and a 10,000 square foot, Garden-of-Eden like spa. Situated inside the prestigious Litibu gated community, on a two-mile-long stretch of beach, the 324-room property invites travelers to an intimate* holiday warm weather escape with a robust program of fun and traditional Mexican holiday activities and experiences. Among the highlights, the resort will host a traditional Huichol shamanic energy cleansing ritual before a grand Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) dinner, a Santa Claus special appearance and performance, a pre-hispanic Mexican show, and unveiling of the New Years Resolution board where guests will be encouraged to attach their resolution to be blessed by a shaman on New Year’s Day for a renewed step into 2021. Additional activities include a local chocolate tasting and tequila pairing experience, Mexican Kremes (a festive traditional carnival with food, drinks, activities, and games), artisanal fair, and Beach lawn New Year’s Eve party and fireworks. As an added bonus, Conrad Punta de Mita invites travelers to enjoy its attractive ‘Hola Holidays’ package which offers 4th night free, a $200 USD resort credit, and early check-in/late check-out, for stays November 15 through January 9, 2020. For more information, visit https://www.conradpuntademita.com/offers/.

A Very Mexican Holiday

W Punta de Mita | Riviera Nayarit, Mexico


Travelers seeking a trendy & tropical escape this holiday season should visit W Punta de Mita, a chic, indigenous-inspired resort located on a secluded beach in Mexico’s culturally rich region of Riviera Nayarit. The property features two oceanfront pools, an incredible surfing program, a locally inspired, full-service spa, and F&B outlets ranging from Jean Georges’ renowned Spice Market to a beachside vintage Chevy truck where fresh ceviche is made to order. Guests who want to celebrate the holidays in style can save when they stay longer. Book five nights or more and receive 30% off your stay (more than $475 in savings!). Rates from $714/night. Valid for stays from December 19, 2020 through January 3, 2021. To book, call +52 329 226 8333 or visit www.marriott.com/pvrwh.

“Warm & Cozy”

Barnsley Resort | Adairsville, GA


Tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains lies Barnsley Resort, a 3,000-acre retreat for families and loved ones to celebrate the holidays. Throughout December, the Manor House Ruins, gardens and village green come to life each evening with more than one million twinkling holiday lights, strung along the exterior of the cottages, Woodlands Grill restaurant and more. The holiday lights are complemented by multiple well-appointed Christmas trees located across the grounds. While the resort’s signature activities will be available for travelers to enjoy throughout the holiday season, including golf, horseback riding, clay shooting and archery, a variety of festive workshops will also take place to help travelers get in the holiday spirit, such as gingerbread house making, ornament decorating, wreath making, and more. The resort’s online Calendar of Events lists all upcoming events, including details on specially prepared Christmas dining experiences. Be sure to take advantage of the Warm & Cozy winter package, which includes a signature Barnsley Resort logo blanket – perfect for use while toasting up s’mores in a cottage or at the outdoor fire pits – and $100 activity credit. The package is available for travel from Saturday, November 28, 2020 – Thursday, April 1, 2021. For more information or to book, visit www.barnsleyresort.com.

Christmas Madness in Mexico

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


It’s been a crazy year. Trade in snow for sand and celebrate the holiday on the Pacific coast of Mexico at Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Nestled on a sandy strip between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Banderas Bay near historic downtown, the recently renovated resort caters to guests looking to indulge in a tequila tasting led by the resort’s own tequiler paired with local flavors, a treatment at the Ohtli Spa- inspired by Huichol traditions, and and of course, some R&R by the newly upgraded (and PV’s largest) infinity pool. For a festive touch, the Christmas Madness offer includes a deluxe accommodations for two, daily breakfast, and a Christmas meal. Rates start at $295 USD per night. A minimum four night stay is required. Includes gratuities and tax. Use code XCX.

Betting on More Fun in 2021

Hotel Ranga | Iceland


For those already looking ahead at the New Year, this hotel wants you to play the odds. It’s no secret that every trip to Iceland is an exciting gamble; the weather can be unpredictable and you may or may not see the Northern Lights. Although this is part of the country’s charm and what makes it truly an adventure. This year, Hotel Ranga is betting on more fun in 2021, and providing a stellar offer of one night free when guests roll the dice and book a future trip to the land of fire and ice between now and the end of the year. The offer includes accommodation for two (2) for four (4) consecutive nights (fourth night for free), daily breakfast, a welcome cocktail upon arrival as well as access to the hotel’s geo-thermal outdoor hot tubs, its high-tech stargazing observatory and a Northern Lights wake up call (if luck is on their side). Guests who book this package will also receive an upgrade (yet another wager) if available. Available to book now through December 31, 2020 for travel dates from January 1- May 30, 2021 and between January 1, 2022 – May 30, 2022. Rates start at 320 € per night (pay for three nights and receive the fourth night for free for a total of 960 €). Cancellation 24 hours prior to arrival. Subject to availability. Email hotelranga@hotelranga.is or call +354 4875700.