Only pups on their very best behavior may get a chance to shop de la Renta on site. Tortuga Bay has the distinct honor of being home to Oscar de la Renta’s first resort boutique. The 1,000 square foot store is a fresh take on destination luxury retail; repeat guests certainly enjoy diving into the timeless vision of this legendary Dominican designer.
Come dinner time, choose between multiple AAA Three and Four Diamond Award-winning restaurants or in-room dining. Be sure to save a day to give yourself over to the master therapists at the resort’s impeccable Six Senses Spa. Holistic techniques and their unique Six Sphere Philosophy are sure to rejuvenate both mind and body.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Riviera Maya
Hola Mayan Riviera! Banyan Tree Mayakoba brims with soulful hospitality, right down to welcoming pets at this breezy Caribbean eco resort. Just north of Playa del Carmen, Mayakoba is a short drive from both vibrant beach communities and secluded jungle ruins. Imagine six miles of freshwater canals connecting three top tier hotels: Banyan Tree, Rosewood, Fairmont. In a savvy move toward experiential holidays with our furry best friend, all three resorts at Mayakoba welcomes pets.
Our favorite of the three is Banyan Tree Mayakoba, a resort that sets the gold standard in eco luxury for the region. From botanical splendor both wild and strategically placed, this grand resort evokes elegance and boundless natural beauty. Sprawling guest villas are all over 3,000 square feet – lots of room for playing tug with Tank the Terrier – and open up to lush terraces with private swimming pools. This 5-star resort is conveniently located near El Camaleon Golf Club and Tres Rios Ecopark. Savor an endless choice of dining options, from shared plates at seaside Sands to sumptuous Thai dishes at Saffron, and save an evening for the striking modern Mexican cuisine at Oriente.
The resort’s complimentary beach shuttle makes getting to the surf and sand a breeze. Sample creative cocktails at one of the three lounge bars or two poolside bars. After practicing your swing on the golf course, pamper yourself with a spa splurge, as wellness innovation is one area where Banyan Tree has always excelled. As night falls, slip between Egyptian cotton sheets after an aromatic soak in the deep outdoor tub big enough for two.
The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Situated on 144 acres stretching sea-to-sea from the Caribbean to the North Sound, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman certainly boasts an impressive footprint. Pets are welcome here, and catered to with aplomb. With a plum position on Grand Cayman’s infamous Seven Mile Beach, the resort has been a draw for high profile guests from its inception in 2005. Who can resist the Greg Norman-designed golf course, the Nick Bollettieri tennis program, or the Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment activities? We certainly couldn’t.