It’s no wonder Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton had a love affair in Puerto Vallarta while filming “The Night of the Iguana.” With green-shrouded mountainous landscapes and verdant jungles vying for attention with a stunning bay and a charming city complete with cobblestone streets, I had a love affair of my own with the destination, and my home away from home was the perfect complement to all that beauty—the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.
Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach Cancun Resort & Spa is not an all-inclusive property like other Fiesta Americana resorts in Mexico. However, the property is offering a credit package through December 2015 that includes $1,000 in resort credits that guests can use for experiences around the property, from dinners to excursions.
It doesn’t look like a Riu, at least not one of the larger ones in the Caribbean. But in recent years Riu has branched out, opening smaller resorts and city hotels (Miami in February, and soon, Times Square), and the 258-suite Riu Palace St. Martin makes the family tree even more interesting.
I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this startup tour operator that debuted last year selling vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico, and which is headed by industry veteran Steve Gorga—he’s CEO and president—and was founded by Elyse Elkin. But we wanted to know what made them so “exclusive” and why “group” when they also sell FIT.