Are you looking to take your team on a beach trip? In this special spotlight episode, Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth list down their top ten tropical hotels fit for incentive trips and large group destinations. They share all the details you need to find the right venue for your team and make planning your program easier.
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Top 10 Tropical Hotels for Incentive Programs & Large Groups
Here is a list of top ten tropical hotels for incentive trips and large groups from Andy McNeill & Todd Bludworth:
- Atlantis in Paradise Island and The Cove
Atlantis offers different tiers for different functions: there’s the original property, then there’s The Cove, which is a more high-end destination within the property. It has 3,800 rooms and 600 luxury suites with floor-to-ceiling ocean views. They have two private beaches, a separate pool for adults, and a waterpark. Fish by Jose Andres is one of their great restaurants where you can get some of the best seafood on the island.
- Hamilton Princess Beach Club in Bermuda
With this smaller property, you can do a complete buyout that has 400 rooms. It’s over a hundred years old but offers wonderful state-of-the-art suites that are beautiful with a Bermuda feel. The hotel also has a curated art gallery. Located in the heart of the capital city of Hamilton, it’s only a five-minute walk from the hotel to shopping and luxury.
- Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
You don’t need a passport to enjoy the island experience. They have 388 rooms, including 84 suites and poolside and ocean-front villas, two miles from the pristine Isla Verde Beach. They also have the 15,000 sq ft Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, named the best casino by USA Today.
- The Boca Raton
The Boca is a classic hotel built in 1926. It has over 900 sleeping rooms on 200 private tropical acres. If you have golfers, this is a fantastic property with a beautiful championship-level golf course on the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary used exclusively for the guests and its members. They also have the 50,000 sq ft award-winning Spa Palmera, inspired by Spain’s Alhambra Palace.
- Baha Mar
The Baha Mar has three hotels: Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood. Between those properties, they offer over 2,200 sleeping rooms and 284 private residences, a 100,000 sq ft casino, and a 30,000 sq ft spa. The resort is 1000 acres on the island of New Providence in The Bahamas, an ideal spot for massive programs.
- Fairmont Mayakoba
The hotel has 401 sleeping rooms on 240 acres. They have the El Camaleón golf course designed by Greg Norman, unlike any other in the world. Nearby, you can explore the ancient Mayan civilization with fantastic ruins, and the resort offers many tours and classes so you can keep your group onsite. They also have a great program for restoring a nearby endangered coral reef.
- Fontainebleau Miami Beach
One of the largest in South Florida, with over 1500 rooms and 12 restaurants and lounges. It’s got tremendous history and has been featured in countless films and TV, including Goldfinger, Scarface, The Bellboy, and The Bodyguard. You don’t have to leave the hotel to find the hottest clubs in Miami with LIV, an 18,000 sq ft exclusive club experience. If you’re looking for a top Chinese restaurant in Florida, the hotel houses an award-winning modern Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan.
- Atelier Playa Mujeres
If you’re looking for a great high-end incentive location, this one’s for you. The 431-suite property has a downloadable app that takes you through the entire experience. It has eight restaurants on site and has very strong pet-friendly services.
- Hotel Xcaret México
This hotel merges sophisticated amenities with the Mayan jungle and brings you very close to nature. It includes transportation to Xcaret natural parks, so it is an immersive experience in the natural habitats. The Teatro del Río offers a five-course pairing menu and live traditional music and entertainment. There are 900 suites throughout these five buildings.
- Grand Velas Los Cabos
An all-inclusive property everyone is talking about. It is on the West Coast, on the Sea of Cortez. It has 304 ocean-view suites, where every suite is an ocean view. The location offers excellent amenities, including many adventure tours: ATV off-road adventures, outback adventures, and camel safaris.
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