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The Most Romantic Beachfront Hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico

Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon or looking to spend some quality time with your sweetheart, a beachside vacation is often a go-to choice. Mexico and the Caribbean are packed with stunning hotels along the ocean, but not all offer the romantic atmosphere many couples want. With that in mind, we sorted through hundreds of hotels…

8 Awesome Honeymoons for $2,000 or Less

Beach at Royal Hideaway Playacar, Playa del Carmen/Oyster The tradition of traveling after a whirlwind wedding is something many couples look forward to. However, shelling out loads of cash for a honeymoon, especially after emptying out your pockets for a wedding, is less than ideal. Couples, on average, spend around $4,466 for a honeymoon, though…

Plastics Are Killing Our Oceans. How Is the World Fighting Back?

edwardhblake/Flickr Picture blue skies, pristine white sand, the crashing sound of surf, and the call of a seagull overhead. The images of a perfect beach day are so engrained in our cultural consciousness that putting them in print is almost unnecessary. But unfortunately, in many parts of the world, this serene scene is quickly becoming…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort Club Upgrades

The best part of booking an all-inclusive vacation is that everything — food, drinks, activities, and accommodations — is supposed to be included in the rate. But have you ever checked into an all-inclusive resort and noticed that some guests have access to otherwise restricted restaurants, premium alcohol, luxe pools, more comfortable beach chairs, and…

8 Affordable Wellness Retreats

Now hear this: Wellness isn’t just for well-to-do one-percenters. Increasingly, self-care has become accessible to everyone, whether that’s through a free meditation app or a bike-share program. But there’s one aspect of health and wellness that still feels reserved for the ultra-rich — the restorative getaway. Plenty of seasoned travelers think that a sunny, unplugged…

The 11 Most-Loved Hotels on Oyster

There are tens of thousands of reviewed hotels on Oyster, but certain properties are consistently popular with our readers. We took a look at the hotels that received the most favorites (the heart icon next to the hotel name, which allows travelers to save it to their profile), and decided to share them with you.…

Top 8 Caribbean Resorts With Adults-Only Pools

While some Caribbean resorts fall squarely in either the adults-only or kid-friendly section of a Venn diagram, others find their way in the middle, overlapping slice, offering a little something for both groups. At the following eight Caribbean resorts, you’ll find amenities suited to families, as well as adults-only pools (and other designated areas) for…

5 Fun Things to Do With Your Family Around Punta Cana

Water Park at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana/Oyster Punta Cana is one of the most popular beach getaways in the Caribbean. The plethora of affordable all-inclusive beach resorts, access to the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, and relatively short three-hour flights from Miami make the sunny destination an ideal spot for families to relax…

10 All-Inclusive Resorts With Awesome Water Parks

Along with frolicking on a beach, splashing around in a water park tops any list of classic summer activities. These aquatic playgrounds — complete with winding waterslides, relaxing lazy rivers, suspended buckets of water, and interactive playscapes — offer a fun way to beat the heat. Fortunately, there are a number of hotels that house…

Hotel Face-Off: Excellence Punta Cana vs. Excellence El Carmen

Aerial View of Excellence Punta Cana/Oyster If you’ve been researching the best adults-only luxury hotels in Punta Cana, you’ve likely come across the sister properties Excellence Punta Cana and Excellence El Carmen. The two beachfront beauties are almost neighbors — you can get from one gated entrance to the next in a five-minute drive. However,…