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St. Kitts – An experience like no other…

Intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. St. Kitts is uncrowded and unspoiled, famous around the world for excellent preservation of its ecosystems. Nature lovers will want to wander through the lava formations, tropical forests, and seaside lagoons. This tranquil island full of natural beauty boasts exotic black and white sand beaches and an emerald-green rain forest. Hike to Mt. Liamuiga, a dormant volcano on the northeast coast.

Resorts we love

St. Kitts Marriott Royal Beach Casino

St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino captivates you from the moment you first gaze upon it, immersing you in the culture and atmosphere of this relaxing and romantic Caribbean island. Located in the very heart of Frigate Bay, a special area set aside for resorts and luxury homes, this hotel is surrounded by the Royal St. Kitts Golf Course and is intertwined with the exuberant tropical foliage and exquisite Lake Zuliani. This spectacular resort rests in a natural beauty that promises an unparalleled island vacation experience.

Ocean Terrace Inn

Located atop a magnificently landscaped plot of land overlooking the natural beauty of Basseterre Bay and Nevis, the newly-renovated Ocean Terrace Inn offers vacationers with all the nuanced tropical charm one could hope to find in a Caribbean getaway. The tranquil gardens and private atmosphere of Ocean Terrace Inn provide the perfect environment for honeymooners, and the clear waters of nearby Turtle Beach meet the horizon in mesmerizing arrays of color at every romantic sunset.

Timothy Beach Resort

Timothy Beach Resort is the only hotel in the Frigate Bay area that sits directly on the calm, Caribbean beach. Set on a half mile stretch of golden sand, this resort lies three miles from the airport and less than a mile from the capital city of Basseterre. Lush tropical landscapes and breathtaking oceanfront views frame this cozy hideaway. A lovely tiled pool overlooks St. Kitts’ azure waters and newly constructed seaside decks provide easy access to snorkeling and the beach. Timothy Beach Resort is perfect for families. 60 air-conditioned rooms ensure supreme comfort.

Contact Traveline at 1-888-700-8747 for more information.





Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

Ideally situated on the picturesque palm-studded, sugar white Playa Bavaro beach on the eastern coastline of the Dominican Republic, Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana offers adults all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®.

Guests will immediately be embraced within an extraordinary environment where luxury illuminates every detail and our high level of personal service is unmatched. To ensure your romantic escape is everything you’ve imagined, every detail of your stay will be flawlessly provided and superbly attended to. From the fine quality linens to the daily refreshed mini bar and the unlimited premium brand beverages to the pool and beach wait service. You’ll be immersed within a world of stunning architectural design coupled with resplendent views of the lush gardens, crystal-clear Caribbean Sea and dazzling swimming pools.

Punta Cana, named one of the Top Destinations in Mexico & the Caribbean by the 2011 Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, is a tropical getaway featuring miles of palm-studded white sand beach and crystal-clear waters.

This tranquil, romantic haven in Playa Bavaro is like nothing else you’ve ever experienced before.

What’s Included

Guests will be treated to elite services, superior accommodations and a wide array of amenities with all the privileges of Unlimited-Luxury®.

Take a dip in our free form swimming pool. Order a refreshing cocktail – Our pool and beach wait staff is at your beck and call. Practice your two-step with our complimentary dance lessons. Get your heart rate going at our full-service fitness center. Enjoy a live performance at the indoor theater. It’s all this and more at Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana.

  • Welcome cocktail and cool towel
  • No wristbands
  • 24-hour concierge and front desk service
  • 24-hour Unlimited-Luxury® room service
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • Unlimited premium and domestic brand beverages
  • Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day – boasting 10 restaurants and 14 bars including lobby, piano, music lounge and sports bars.
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • An expansive free form swimming pool woven throughout the property showcasing picturesque garden and ocean views
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Swim-up pool bar
  • Non-motorized water sports including kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, beach and pool volleyball
  • Daily activities including water aerobics, billiards, and dance lessons, just to name a few!
  • Two clay tennis courts
  • Nighttime entertainment including live performances and shows
  • Indoor theater
  • Fitness Center & cardio-conditioning facility – providing a full range of weights, treadmills, lifecycles, step machines and cross trainer
  • All taxes and gratuities

Live like Royalty

All 373 spacious guest rooms and suites reflect a modern, Caribbean-inspired décor with a wealth of luxury furnishings and amenities. Beginning in your room, guests will find a solitude they desire and the level of luxury they require.

With an exterior Jacuzzi, 24-hour room service, plush bathrobes and slippers, Secrets Royal Beach provides all the necessities to ensure your home away from home has everything you’ve ever imagined and more. Your very own haven awaits at Secrets Royal Beach.

Unlimited-Luxury® – A new and better way to have it all.

All guestrooms offer the following:

  • A king or two double beds
  • 24-hour room service
  • Furnished balcony or terrace with exterior Jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Nightly turn down service
  • Full marble bathroom and shower with double sink
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Daily refreshed minibar with beer, soda, juice and soft drinks
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Flat screen TV
  • Coffee & tea maker
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Work desk
  • Magnetic key door locks
  • Wireless internet access*
  • All guestrooms and suites are non-smoking.

*Available at an additional cost.

Dining & Drinks

We offer a variety of cuisine to suit any discerning palate from gourmet fresh seafood to Pan-Asian delicacies. Our chefs use only the freshest local ingredients and the finest imported delicacies to make every meal a true culinary experience. Plus, no reservations are ever needed. Room service is available to your room 24 hours a day.

For an especially intimate evening, request a meal privately served by the sea.*

*Available for an extra fee. Must be booked in advance through the concierge.

Featured Restaurants

La Riviera

  • A buffet-style restaurant serving a variety of local and international cuisine, featuring spectacular ocean views
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress Code: Casual

Seaside Grill

  • Authentic à la carte restaurant serving grill specialties in a seaside setting
  • Open for dinner only
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegance


  • Fresh gourmet seafood in an elegant atmosphere.
  • Open for dinner only
  • Dress code: Formal

Additionally, guests may enjoy gourmet dining at Now Larimar Punta Cana:

Carnival International Cafe

  • Main buffet restaurant featuring a variety of local and international cuisine
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Dress Code: Casual


  • An outdoor buffet restaurant serving grilled favorites
  • Open for lunch and dinner
  • Dress Code: Casual


  • A menu serving a variety of gourmet à la carte Italian specialties
  • Open for dinner only
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegance


  • Enjoy gourmet à la carte French cuisine in an elegant atmosphere
  • Open for dinner only
  • Dress code: Resort Formal


  • Enjoy Pan-Asian cuisine featuring Tepanyaki tables in an elegant atmosphere
  • Open for dinner only
  • Dress code: Casual Elegance

Bluewater Grill

  • Enjoy grilled specialties in a seaside setting.
  • Open for dinner only
  • Dress code: Casual Elegance

Barefoot Grill

  • Delicious burgers and hot dogs served beachside
  • Open during the day

Please note, each restaurant rotates being open throughout the week. Please check with restaurant for specific operating times.

The Art of Pampering

Enter our world-class Spa… An alluring world of transcendent comforts.

Every treatment blends the traditional with the innovative to promote optimal health and well-being. Whether you prefer a rejuvenating facial or relaxing massage, we offer a variety of spa treatments to choose from. Our expert staff will provide you with an elite level of service to ensure your every need is personally cared for.

Secrets Spa by Pevonia*

The newly renovated Secrets Spa by Pevonia is 17,000 square feet with 18 treatment rooms including special areas for couples with hydro massage showers and tubs. A relaxation room offers guests a calming ambiance and brides can now prepare for that special day with a magnificent wedding powder room. A hair salon offers manicures and pedicures as well as haircut and styling services. If you prefer the heat, we have a Swedish sauna and mixed steam room.

Our state-of-the-art gym facility has an indoor aerobic stretching area with bicycles, treadmills and elliptical machines. A spectacular outdoor common area offers a yoga area and hydration center. Cool off with our outdoor rain showers or plunge pool as part of the Hydrotherapy circuit. The sounds of the waterfall pools will be sure to relax you while you lay back in the Jacuzzi.

*Additional costs apply

Tee off in Paradise.

A perfect getaway to the wonderful Playa Bavaro is just not complete without teeing off for a round of tantalizing golf. Secrets Royal Beach is surrounded by some of the most extraordinary golf courses in the world, all featuring stunning views of lush vegetation, sugar-white beach or the azure Caribbean Sea.

Punta Blanca Golf Club

Designed by Nick Price, the Punta Blanca Golf Course is an ideally situated, inland course to provide an exciting game for golfers of all skill levels. The course was strategically designed around natural wetlands featuring wide fairways and large bunkers.

Rate: $95 USD per person

Rate Includes:

  • Tee times from 7:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Air-conditioned roundtrip transportation
  • Golf cart
  • Practice balls
  • Food and non-alcoholic drinks

Club rentals, golf lesions and non-players are an additional charge.*

Cocotal Golf & Country Club

Six-time Spanish Champion Jose “Pepe” designed the Cocotal Golf & Country Club following the natural terrain on what was once a coconut plantation. Strategically placed trees, bunkers, mounds and gently rolling terrain provide well-defined fairways and greens for golfers of all ability levels.

Rate: $125 USD + $20 USD (tax) per person. Minimum 2 players.

Rate includes:

  • Air-conditioned roundtrip transportation
  • Greens fees and guaranteed tee-off times
  • Golf cart
  • Use of driving range plus bucket of balls
  • Bottle of water
  • Caddy is optional and is an additional charge
  • Available: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

*Pricing and availability are subject to change at anytime. Please contact the concierge for more information.

Other nearby golf courses:

  • 18-hole golf course “La Cana” located 25 minutes away from Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
  • 18-hole golf course “Catalonia Caribe Golf Club” and 9-hole course “Catalonia Cabeza de Toro” located 5 minutes from Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana

So Many Ways to Play

From dazzling days to evenings of magic – do it all or nothing at all. There are so many different ways to play. Float around in the expansive, free form swimming pool or catch some rays on a chaise lounge by the pool.

Secrets Royal Beach offers a variety of beach, land and water activities each day including snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, Spanish lessons, dance lessons, water aerobics, billiards, big screen movies on the beach, bowling* and more.

When night falls guests are treated to an array of nightly entertainment options. Catch a live performance at the indoor theater. Try your luck at the on-site Casino. Take part in the weekly theme nights by the pool or beach. Head over to Now Larimar and grab a cocktail and watch the game at Scores Sports Bar or dance the night away at Eclipse Night Club.

Caribbean Oasis*

Want the best spot on the beach? Reserve a bali bed and enjoy a day full of pampering with personalized attention and service. Beverages, food, towels and more served to you bed-side.

  • Private Butler attending to your every need throughout the day
  • Refreshing cool towels
  • Natural juices, coffee and tea
  • Unlimited premium brand beverages including champagne
  • Menu with a selection of gourmet choices for breakfast and lunch
  • Appetizers and snacks served throughout the day

Horseback riding, fishing, golfing and more are all available nearby at an additional cost.

Nearby attractions include:

  • Historic Altos de Chavon
  • Higuey
  • Saona Island
  • Catalina Island
  • La Romana

*Available at an additional charge. Must be arranged with the concierge in advance.