Summer isn’t even over yet, but it’s never too early to start planning our escape from the snow, ice, and frigid weather that, we’re sad to report, will be coming soon enough. Here, three gorgeous new resorts to inspire your almost-on-the-horizon getaways.
Generations Azul Beach Resort Rivera Maya by Karisma, Tulum, Mexico
Remember the old days when you had to choose between all-inclusive and high-end? Thankfully you can get both at this resort managed by hospitality giant Karisma that uses the term “gourmet inclusive” with good reason (so you can stop picturing some sad buffet from the ‘80s). The cuisine is indeed fit for foodies, with much of the produce grown at a nearby greenhouse, and the kitchen is happy to accommodate restrictions and allergies. This property – set along Mexico’s Riviera Maya just far enough away from Cancun to give it a tranquil feel – was built around the idea of being really, family-friendly, so it’s the perfect place for taking your entire brood, the in-laws, your nanny, and your tween daughter’s best friend since it offers multi-room suites, kids’ clubs, and tons of activities for everyone.
Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, Surfside, Florida
There’s nothing like a Four Seasons, and this intimate property just north of Miami Beach is one of the most convenient of the luxe chain’s warm-weather destinations to reach – simply requiring a painless two-and-a-half hour direct flight out of Newark. While there’s another way bigger Four Seasons in Miami proper that happens to be housed in the city’s tallest building, The Surfside venue feels much more like a glamourous private club (which is was what it was originally built as back in the 1930s) with just 77 total rooms, multiple pools, its own pristine beach, lush lawns for outdoor fitness classes, and the swanky Le Sirenuse restaurant. Rooms are luxe, light, and bright with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies boasting frameless glass railing for ocean gazing.
Hotel Talisa, Vail, Colorado
OK, so you won’t exactly be escaping the snow at this one, but skiing on the stuff is much more fun than shoveling it. After a $50 million renovation, the former Vail Cascade Resort & Spa has been transformed into a refined ski-in/ski-out property with brand-new rooms equipped with soaking tubs, mountain views, and glass enclosed showers. In addition to a kids’ club program, three restaurants, and a tricked-out fitness center, you’ll want to take advantage of the onsite Alpine-style spa offering mud baths, body scrubs, and a variety of massages to help you recover from a day on the slopes ... or just a day sitting inside the hotel’s plush fireside lounge. No skies required.