(Courtesy of Passover Listings) Kosher travelers looking to get away this spring or summer to Mexico need look no further than a handful of resorts in Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas operated by the AmResorts Collection.
The Dreams Natura Resort and Spa, a family-friendly hotel in Cancun; Secrets, a unique, adults-only experience in Vallarta Bay, Puerto Vallarta; Breathless Riviera Cancun, an all-adult beach playground; and adults-only getaways Secrets Riviera Cancun and Secrets Puerto Los Cabos offer all-inclusive vacation packages, ideal for those looking for ocean views, white sand beaches and endless activities in paradise not too far from home.
“The destinations where our hotels are located are on the best beaches of Mexico,” AmResorts representative Doris Kamkhaji said. “And because many Jewish people come to our hotels, our staff knows how Shabbat and kosher work and have years of experience catering to observant couples and families. Our mission is all about giving travelers the best vacation possible.”
Vacationers from Los Angeles, Florida and New York, among other cities with large Jewish populations, visit these acclaimed and luxurious family-owned resorts, which offer a range of amenities and attractions: heated infinity swimming pools, thrilling water slides, mouth-watering gourmet restaurants featuring international cuisine, kids clubs, live shows, fitness centers and diverse beach activities, including volleyball, dance classes and aqua aerobics.
And with spas offering rejuvenating body and facial treatments, soothing hydrotherapies, massages and salons, the opportunities for carefree relaxation are aplenty. Indeed, whether you spend your day snorkeling in the crystal clear water or reading a breezy summer novel as you tan on the beach, these hotels are the perfect way to unwind and give yourself the vacation you deserve.
“From bars to nightclubs, coffee stations to ice cream stations, everything is all-inclusive,” Kamkhaji said. “People visit our hotels knowing everything is taken care of for them. Anything they could possibly want out of a leisurely vacation on the beach is accessible to them.”
All-inclusive means the food, premium beverages and 24/7 room service are included in the upfront costs. A standard room costs approximately $300 per couple, per night. Each of the hotels has approximately 500 clean and spacious rooms.
For those who want to read reviews of the hotels written by those who have stayed there, you can visit myjewishlistings.com, a Jewish business directory of kosher vacations, travel and more. “They are the Yelp for Kosher travel, kosher vacations and kosher restaurants,” Aryeh Katz said.
One reviewer who stayed at the Dreams Natura Resort and Spa, a kids-friendly resort inspired by the surrounding Mayan jungle, had this to say: “Our family loved the water slides, lazy river and pool entertainment. The kids were always doing something, and so happy. The staff was amazing, kind and helpful at any time.”
Another reviewer who stayed at Secrets, an adults-only getaway, shared: “This offered the perfect romantic experience for me and my husband. We loved staying here, enjoying the endless day and nighttime activities. Definitely recommend this for couples looking for one-on-one time in beautiful surroundings.”
These hotels draw vacationers looking for a week away from their daily routines, and they attract those looking to be married surrounded by natural beauty.
“We have lots of weddings at these hotels,” Kamkhaji said. “The beaches are very beautiful so people want to get married there. We constantly hear from people who have their weddings here how memorable it was for them. And obviously the photographs here look amazing.”
AMResorts Collection, one of North America’s fastest-growing luxury leisure resort companies, is the operator of these family-owned hotels. Several properties within the AMResorts Collection are recipients of the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award. The AMResorts Collection provides hotel brand management and marketing services to seven resort properties across Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Europe.
Jewish travelers heading to Dreams Natura Resort and Spa in Cancun may also want to visit the Chabad Center of Cancun, providing a home away from home for all observance levels. The Chabad Center is about a 40-minute drive from the hotel.
For more information about the AMResorts Collection resorts, visit www.myjewishlistings.com.