Beach Retreats—the best of the best

Our Most Beloved Beach Retreats

There are so many matchless resorts on blissful beaches to choose from, it’s hard to make a short-list. But, disclaimers aside, here are just a few of our LeGrow’s Travel favorites.


Beach Retreat: Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Recommended for you by Christi Penney, Carbonear


Set on a secluded peninsula with over a mile of private lapped by the turquoise waters of Montego Bay, Secrets Wild Orchid has all the charm of an island retreat.
“A fantastic beach and impeccable service—you have arrived! Guests staying at Secrets Wild Orchid have free flow access to Secrets St. James right next door, offering lots of appeal to couples seeking sun-filled adventure on an island paradise.”

Ask Christi

Beach Retreat: Royal in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Recommended for you by Erica Stagg, Labrador City


Known as one of Mexico’s top beach destinations, the lively town of Playa del Carmen boasts several beautiful sandy beaches. The Royal in Playa del Carmen has a picture-perfect location at the end of the town’s main shopping street, but also on a pretty beach of its own.

“This is an absolutely beautiful resort. I would return in a heartbeat and have no hesitation recommending it to clients in search of the ultimate romantic escape with lots of fun in the mix!

Ask Erica


Beach Retreat: Barcelo Bavaro Palace, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Recommended for you by Darlene Caines, Manager, Clarenville


One of the six outstanding beaches that comprise the sandy paradise that is Punta Cana, Bavaro Beach delivers a delicious slice of coastal heaven and clear, turquoise water that changes hues as it approaches the shoreline.

““My top pick for family fun! There are activities and amenities for all ages – from the teen disco and mini-golf to the fully loaded water park. And the beach is just gorgeous!”

Ask Darlene


Beach Retreat: Royalton Hicacos, Varadero, Cuba
Recommended for you by Lori Pike, Bay Roberts

Located on Varadero’s pretty Hicacos peninsula in the northern end of legendary Varadero Beach, Royalton Royal Hicacos delivers an upscale adults-only vacation experience. 

“Exclusively for adults and great for couples, this resort delivers excellent service, wonderful spa treatments and some of the better food to be had in Cuba. The beach is great for strolling, too.”

Ask Lori