Tell your clients to start their married life together with a splash of paradise amidst Mexico’s gorgeous landscapes—from Cancun to Puerto Vallarta. Travel advisors, romance specialists, and tour operators fill us in on why saying “I do” in Mexico is such a grand idea.
For most visitors, almost all routes lead to and from San Jose, a central and interior city—ringed by low mountains and a profusion of flowers and greenery—that is high enough (3,600 ft.) to be chilly at night. It’s also a casual place where it is said that “no one wears a tie except first-time tourists and clerks.”
If you get lost driving around Anguilla, your sense of direction (how to say this tactfully?) is not really good. This tiny island whose name means “eel” in Spanish, measures just 16 miles long and three miles at its widest point, so there only is one main road. While we’re at it, there are only six stop lights on the entire isle, which is all that’s needed for such a small island whose population, please note, totals just over 13,000.
Anguilla’s accommodations are an integral part of the island’s tourism product. Whether your clients choose to stay in a five-star resort, luxurious villa or at one of the island’s unique Charming Escapes properties, there’s an accommodation that fits their style and budget. Quaint inns, guesthouses and intimate bed and breakfasts are another option to share with your clients. Many are managed and staffed by Anguillians, so not only are they enjoying a unique accommodation experience, they are also getting to know the people and their culture more intimately. We’ve listed the properties available throughout the island and classified them under these three distinct categories. You can get more information at ivisitanguilla.com.
No jury would convict your clients if, upon setting foot in Anguilla, they never left their resort or villa; the resorts and villas on this island really are that good. But whether people are curious about the history and culture of the island they’re visiting, or eager to sail with the wind or swim with the fishes—of which Anguilla has multitudes—this little isle offers a surprising bounty of wonderful things to see and do. For even more things to see and do, visit ivisitanguilla.com and click on the “activities” section.
Once upon a time, before there was a Food Channel, Anguilla raised the bar for sophisticated dining in the Caribbean, and its restaurants continue to set the standard today, some 30 years after the initial opening of Malliouhana Hotel. Clients will thank you for recommending the following culinary experiences.
Virtually all the events in Anguilla have a quality that’s sometimes elusive in our modern, commercialized world: They are authentic rather than staged to attract tourists—yet at the same time, the Anguillans are genuinely happy to share these celebrations with visitors. Following are some highlights of the calendar year; for events that don’t have their own website, visit ivisitanguilla.com/on-island-festivals-and-events.
Paradise got closer—a lot closer—this spring.
The east wing of the Guadeloupe butterfly—the two bridge-connected islands that account for most of this French department’s territory—Grande-Terre has more hotels than any other island in the archipelago, and its low-lying terrain makes it easy to get around.
Sprawled along beautiful Panama Bay, modern Panama City is a lively place, perfectly blending Old World charm and 21st century sophistication in first world infrastructure that includes a dynamic nightlife, a delicious restaurant scene, and the only rainforest in the world within city limits.
While the country’s promotion slogan proclaims that Panama is “more than a Canal,” the country surely embraces one of the world’s most important waterways, an engineering triumph that traverses Panama at the narrowest point between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.