Put travel on your 2020 bucket list, and book some family time at one of these brand-new hotels and all-inclusive resorts. From the much-anticipated new LEGOLAND NYC property to Caribbean resorts that cater to all members of the family, we’ve got the list for you. Scroll through for major travel inspo, and book your getaway today!

LEGOLAND New York Resort—Goshen, NY

Wave the stars and stripes and start counting down to the fireworks! LEGOLAND® New York Resort will hold its bricktastic Grand Opening celebration on July 4, 2020. LEGOLAND New York Resort will be the largest LEGOLAND theme park Merlin Entertainments has ever built, with more than 50 rides, shows and attractions across seven themed “lands” on 150 acres. When it opens on July 4, 2020, LEGOLAND® New York Resort will introduce the LEGO® Factory Adventure Ride featuring the world’s first use of on-ride tracking technology. By identifying the attributes of guests and mapping their position in the virtual space, the ride transforms riders into LEGO® Minifigures right before their own eyes!

You'll have to wait until 2021 to stay on-site at the property as the LEGOLAND New York Hotel will open the following year.

Online: legoland.com

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The Westin Anaheim Resort—Anaheim, CA

Across from DISNEYLAND® Resort and adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, the Westin Anaheim Resort will be a stunning retreat for families vacationing in Orange County. In the heart of the Anaheim Resort District, this newly constructed 618-room hotel is a great central launching point for all Southern California adventures with Huntington Beach a short drive away and both Los Angeles and San Diego within two-hours’ drive from the hotel. Enjoy new guest rooms with Westin Heavenly Beds® for a great night’s sleep, a concierge lounge plus four innovative and exciting restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar with amazing panoramic views of Disney’s fireworks.

Online: marriott.com

photo: Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts—Riviera Maya, Mexico

You won't be able to wait until 2020 for the brand-new Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya to open its doors. It will offer 276 oceanfront swim-up pad suites and flat suites, plus four sprawling Nickelodeon-themed signature penthouses (including your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants) perched on the top floor of two modern six-story buildings. All-inclusive luxury means you'll spend lots of time at the 500,000-square food Aqua Nick, which includes a lazy river, water slides, a splash park, an interactive water playground for toddlers and mini relaxation pools. 

Onlinenickresortrivieramaya.com

Hyatt Place Boston Seaport District—Boston, MA

Located in the rapidly-growing Seaport neighborhood along South Boston’s waterfront, Hyatt Place Boston Seaport District is expected to open in the spring of 2020 with 297 guestrooms. The new upscale select-service hotel will provide guests with close proximity to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Fan Pier, Liberty Wharf and more. Additional hotel amenities will include a rooftop lounge, free breakfast for World of Hyatt members and a 24/7 menu with freshly prepared food.

Online: hyatt.com

Hotel Drover—Fort Worth, TX

Located within the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, Hotel Drover is a $100 million, four-star, Marriott Autograph Collection boutique hotel and rustic resort named for the legendary Drovers, who herded cattle along the Chisholm Trail. Hotel Drover will feature 200 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, as well as 15,000 square feet of meeting space and a dramatic, elegant barn for weddings, meetings, and social events. Hotel Drover will boast a true western aesthetic, marrying handcrafted elements with genuine Texas hospitality. The hotel’s backyard will offer fire pits, a lushly landscaped pool area, and paths to stroll Marine Creek.

Online: hoteldrover.com

Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection—Kamuela, HI

Opening on the tranquil, scenic shores of the Island of Hawaii, the newly-reimagined, family-friendly Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection is set to debut in January 2020—as Auberge’s first in Hawaii. Boasting contemporary guest rooms and suites, five private bungalows, five restaurants and lounges, three pools, a signature spa, a wellness haven, active pursuits, cultural programming and an interactive Holoholo Kids Circle, families will want for nothing as they delight in panoramic Pacific views and revel in Auberge’s gracious service. Taking advantage of Mauna Lani’s storied and sprawling land, the educational and fun kids' programs range from cultural immersion, athletics and wellness, to culinary classes, movies under the stars, moonlight storytelling and navigation.

Online: aubergeresorts.com

LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel—Winter Haven, FL

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is inviting brick fans to #VacationLikeAPirate in 2020 with the announcement of the “Year of the Pirate” including the grand opening of LEGOLAND® Pirate Island Hotel. Located just 130 kid-steps from the theme park entrance, LEGOLAND Pirate Island Hotel will feature 150 LEGO-filled rooms (including four suites), a heated pool (complete with LEGO soft bricks to build in the pool), hundreds of LEGO models, in-room LEGO treasure hunts and exclusive character experiences. Similar to the popular LEGOLAND Hotel, each room will include two separate spaces: a kid’s sleeping area and an adult area.  

Online: legoland.com

The Lytle Park Hotel—Cincinnati, OH

Opening early 2020 in downtown Cincinnati, The Lytle Park Hotel, part of Autograph Collection, is an imaginative collaboration between two historic buildings and the celebrated Lytle Park just outside its doors. The property will feature 106 oversized guestrooms, including 18 two-bedroom suites that are perfect for families. Cleverly blurring the lines between park and hotel, The Lytle Park Hotel will boast a central wine and cocktail bar, a fine-dining Italian restaurant and lounge, and Cincinnati’s only four-season rooftop bar and event space offering views of Lytle Park, downtown Cincinnati and the Ohio River.

Online: marriott.com

Rosewood Little Dix Bay—British Virgin Islands

Long regarded as one of the world’s greatest getaways, Rosewood Little Dix Bay will re-open in January 2020 following a four-year closure due to the 2017 hurricanes. Inspired by its natural setting, the exclusive resort has been reimagined for today’s ultra-luxury traveler with 80 new guestrooms, suites and villas that will offer a level of refinement unrivaled in the Caribbean. Spanning 500 acres on half a mile of beach, the resort will include four distinct dining venues, two pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and Sense®, A Rosewood Spa set high on a bluff at the cliff's edge. A family-friendly destination, Rosewood Little Dix Bay will offer a wide array of activities including a tennis center, Rosewood Explorers Club, hiking trails, watersports and beach drops.

Online: rosewoodhotels.com

Royal Uno® All Inclusive Resort & Spa

Opening in December 2020, the Royal Uno® All Inclusive Resort & Spa is a beachfront resort located in the Cancun Hotel Zone. This all-inclusive resort welcomes guests of all ages, and will have five new restaurants serving international, Mexican, Italian and Asian cuisine and offers all kinds of fun including a kids club, plus a kids' water play area, a family room for video games, and more. There are 540 new rooms in total and options include one-and two-bedroom suites with either a private ocean view terrace or balcony, queen or king-size beds. Guests can kayak and sail on the lagoon, and there are plenty of daily activities to keep everyone busy.

Online: royalunoresort.com

Omni Viking Lakes—Eagan, MN

Omni Viking Lakes Hotel is scheduled to open on the Viking Lakes campus in fall 2020 in Eagan, Minnesota. The four-star, full-service 14-story hotel will include 320 rooms and suites offering guests first-class accommodations with Omni Kids Crew. The Kids Crew program brings the personalized Omni experience to the youngest guests: Upon check-in, children receive a backpack filled with fun items designed specifically for them. The backpack includes an activity book with stickers, an e-book, crayons, binoculars and a small tabletop game. They’ll also receive milk and cookies delivered to their guest room on the first night of their stay. Omni is also launching a Junior Chefs menu in 2020 (Think unique menu items for kids like breakfast tacos, rainbow yogurt breakfast bowls, a Chinese takeout dish and Jenga French toast). Located adjacent to the Minnesota Vikings’ brand new headquarters and practice facility, the design of Omni Viking Lakes Hotel features elements inspired by the American-Nordic landscapes and the dynamic and unpredictable character of its climate.

Online: omnihotels.com

Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel—NY

The family-friendly Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is set to be one of the tallest buildings in Manhattan's enchanting Flower District. Set on the former site of New York’s beloved Antiques Garage flea market, the hotel pays homage to the area’s vintage appeal with an immersive “secret garden” design concept. Encouraging guests to “look and look again,” whimsical touches are sprinkled throughout the property, including more than 50 hidden bunny icons. With 341 guestrooms and spacious suites, the property is near Manhattan attractions like Hudson Yards, the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden.

Online: marriott.com

Dockside Inn and Suites—Orlando, FL

The 2,050-room Dockside Inn and Suites will open in 2020 as the second wave of Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. This coastal-themed hotel is also a value property, with rates starting at $76 per night. Inspired by sand, sea and breathtaking sunsets, this retreat has a coastal vibe and comes with all the fun and convenience of staying with Universal—including awesome hotel guest benefits. With plenty of standard rooms and spacious, two-bedroom suites that sleep six, it’s a great spot for families of any size to base their Universal vacation. 

Online: universalorlando.com

Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-Sobro—Nashville, TN

At Hyatt House Nashville/Downtown-Sobro, guests can make themselves at home in the heart of Music City. Slated to open in early 2020, the hotel will feature 217 extended-stay rooms with full kitchens or spacious one-bedroom suites spanning 454 square feet. The hotel will be located minutes from many Nashville landmarks, Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, trendy restaurants and high-spirited honky-tonks. Hotel amenities will include complimentary breakfast for guests at the Omelet Bar, small bites and shareables at the H Bar, an indoor pool and grab ‘n' go snack at the H Market.

Online: hyatt.com

The Gordon Hotel—Eugene, OR

The Gordon Hotel in Eugene, Oregon will be opening in October 2020, will have a significant focus on art and design, and will strive to engage guests with first-hand experiences. A focal point of the lobby will be an "art bar" stocked with art supplies like pencils, watercolors and clay, along with an industrial sink for cleaning up after fits of inspiration or family time creating a unique souvenir. Also, guest hallways will feature local art and interactive pieces, like strings of colorful postcards from previous guests.

The new property will feature 82 rooms and complement the nearby existing 5th Street Public Market (a mainstay in the community) with an additional market alley showcasing local and regional food, beverage and retail shops, including a collection of experiential, craft-focused vendors; an adjacent co-working space; and a rooftop bar with sweeping views of the downtown Eugene skyline.

Online: obiecompanies.com

The Frenchman's Reef Marriott Resort & Spa—St. Thomas

2020 will bring the return of the Frenchman's Reef Marriott Resort & Spa and a new, adjacent resort under Marriott's Autograph Collection, Noni Beach, a St. Thomas Resort. The resort complex located on the Caribbean Sea will provide several distinctive dining experiences for families and singles. The Frenchman's Reef Marriott Resort & Spa, dramatically situated atop a harbor-side cliff with panoramic ocean views, will boast 384 guest rooms, including 28 spacious suites, three resort pools including an infinity edge pool with swim-up pool bar, a state-of-the-art luxury wellness spa, and 85,000 square feet of extraordinary indoor and outdoor event space. The family-friendly resort will have ample activities for kids that will teach them about the environment and how we can help preserve it. There will also be activities for the whole family to enjoy making a stay at Frenchman’s Reef unforgettable.

Online: marriott.com

Conrad Punta de Mita—Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

An architectural beauty surrounded by palm trees, tropical blooms and the turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean, Conrad Punta de Mita provides stunning views from anywhere in the resort. Guests can relax in a coastal-chic guest room, sink their toes in sandy beaches and indulge in premier dining and endless activities. Families will especially love the three outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts and 24-hour indoor/outdoor fitness center along with land and water activities for all ages.

Online: conradhotels3.hilton.com

The Ranahan by Welk Resorts—Breckenridge, CO

Opening January 2020, The Ranahan by Welk Resorts is located on six acres of a scenic bend in the stunning Blue River and minutes from the historic town of Breckenridge. The brand-new, ranch-inspired resort pays homage to town’s history as a mining and ranching community through native stone and timber design. Even the name Ranahan is derived from the “Ranny,” the term for a top ranch hand or a good all-around cowboy.

Families will enjoy spacious one- and two-bedroom villas with fully-equipped kitchens, a living room with a flat-screen TV, balcony or patio and fireplace. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, lively indoor/outdoor pool complete with slide and splash pad, hot tubs, fire pits plus barbecue stations. The resort’s prime location is across the street from Breckenridge Golf Club and within easy access to skiing, bike trails, fishing, shopping and dining and much more.

Online: welkresorts.com

Hotel Cerro—San Luis Obispo, CA

Hotel Cerro will be the first full-service, luxury hotel to open in the college town of San Luis Obispo. The property has a variety of room types, from double queens to spacious suites with flexible sleeping arrangements that are great for families. It has a rooftop pool and deck with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The countryside is one of the big attractions of SLO—it has miles of bike paths, hiking trails and family-friendly beaches in nearby Avila Beach and Morro Bay, not to mention stunning Montana de Oro State Park on the coast.

Online: hotelcerro.com

Kimpton Bozeman—MT

Located in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman, Montana, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants will turn the National Guard Armory building into a 122-room hotel with a signature restaurant, a speakeasy featuring music and live entertainment and 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The new Kimpton will also feature a concert hall designed to attract top musical performances, as well as a rooftop pool and bar, where guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the Bridger Mountain Range.

The hotel’s location will attract a broad spectrum of outdoor enthusiasts, with Yellowstone National Park as well as Big Sky and Bridger Bowl ski resorts at its doorstep. In addition to Bozeman’s premier outdoor offerings, which extend to incredible biking trails and fishing adventures, the city is also home to a vibrant art and music scene.

Online: ihg.com

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee—Greensboro, GA

The family-friendly waterfront retreat’s multi-million-dollar renovation has begun and will spring new life into the luxury guest rooms and suites, Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge Level, and guest experiences—all capturing the spirit of effortless lake life. A special focus is being placed on the resort’s youngest guests with the construction of a shorefront family pool and a brand new Ritz Kids center nearby, serving as home base for all things fun. 

Online: ritzcarlton.com

Holiday Inn Express Trier Hotel—Germany

Holiday Inn Express® Trier is a modern hotel situated on the shore of the River Mosel. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary healthy breakfast in its comfortable breakfast room, then enjoy a 20-minute walk along the river to the city center. The city center is the oldest city of Germany which offers multiple sights and many attractions including the oldest city gate “Porta Nigra”, the old thermal bath as well as the Dome. As with other Holiday Inn Express properties, breakfast is complimentary.

Online: ihg.com

Joie de Vivre and Destination Hotels Beach Resorts—Oceanside, CA

Expected to be completed late 2020, Oceanside’s brand-new Joie de Vivre resort and its sister property by Destination Hotels (both by Hyatt) will make up what will be the largest beachfront development on the San Diego coastline in over 20 years. Fronting Oceanside’s historic pier and sandy beach and within easy walking distance to restaurants, museums and shopping, both properties will offer families a stunning location from which to experience a Southern California beach vacation. 

The Joie de Vivre hotel will feature 160 guest rooms and suites – most with private, ocean-facing balconies. Amenities include a restaurant, expansive rooftop pool, meeting space and a public garden. The property also will be the new home for Oceanside’s beloved “Top Gun” house, named for its appearance in the popular movie from the 1980s. Dating back to the year 1887, the historically-protected Queen Anne Victorian is being meticulously restored to its original splendor and will re-launch as a curated food outlet.

Oceanside’s Destination Hotels resort will boast a residential, upscale beach house feel with 226 guest rooms and suites, most with full or partial views of the ocean. Noteworthy amenities include a signature restaurant, an indoor-outdoor bar lounge, a luxury spa, an elevated 9,000-square-foot pool deck and extensive event space, including a poolside living room and terrace. 

Online: hyatt.com

Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun—Mexico

Set to debut March 1, 2020, in the exclusive resort enclave of Mexico’s emerging Costa Mujeres, just north of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun will offer guests of all ages an upscale and unforgettable all-inclusive vacation. The resort will feature 898 luxury suites, as well as an all-star line up of activities and adventures for travelers of all ages. Children are sure to enjoy the Stars Kids Club, a unique kids club program designed to spark the imagination of younger guests or have a blast at the new JUMP trampoline park. The whole family can channel their inner PGA player at the mini-golf course, wind down the lazy river, zoom down slides at the water park or test out their surfing skills on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Keeping with the Planet Hollywood lifestyle, the new-build resort will be reflective of the iconic '90s brand boasting authentic Hollywood memorabilia and curated entertainment experiences.

Online: planethollywoodhotels.com

Under Canvas—Acadia, ME

The ultimate glamping vacation, Under Canvas, creates an immersive escape that connects travel and nature and encourages being Outside Together. Guests of all ages can fall asleep under the stars, wake up to the sounds of nature and enjoy a day of endless activities amongst incredible views of America’s most iconic national parks and monuments.

NEW for 2020, Under Canvas Acadia, 75 lodging tents set on 100 acres, will comprise of more than 1,200 feet of coastline just a short 35-minute drive to the acclaimed Cadillac Mountain Trail and Acadia National Park. 

Online: undercanvas.com

Legacy International Center Resort & Spa—San Diego, CA

Legacy International Center Resort & Spa is located in the heart of San Diego’s famed Mission Valley. Featuring a 126-room hotel and conference center, an International Experience Center, and a 500-seat performing arts theater, this one-of-a-kind resort will become one of the region’s premier family-friendly destinations.

The International Experience Center will feature a dramatic 18-foot-tall interactive globe that gives visitors the chance to learn about different cultures. The Legacy Center’s flight motion simulator attraction will include a thrilling 4-D, 100-seat motion theater, conceived by former Disney Imagineers, where guests can experience “Wings Over Israel,” a full sensory “hang gliding” tour of Israel complete with sights, sounds and scents.

Online: legacysandiego.com

Bitter End Yacht Club—British Virgin Islands

Set your sights for the British Virgin Islands in late 2020 to visit Bitter End Yacht Club after extensive renovations that were the result of the 2017 hurricanes that hit the islands. In the 2020 winter season, Bitter End will debut all-new world-class marina facilities complete with a two-story, open-air marina complex and lounge with expansive views of the North Sound and setting sun. Later in 2020, the club will introduce enhancements to the nautical village including yacht management programs, a casual beachfront restaurant and bar, private event space and an epicurean market for provisioning. Following on the heels of the marina and waterfront rebuild, the resort development will include a variety of unique accommodations and hospitality amenities.

Online: beyc.com

Creekside Hotel—Copper Mountain, CO

Construction has already begun on a new 127-room hotel with anticipated completion as early as Fall 2020. The four-story hotel, located on a portion of the Chapel parking lot near Copper Road and Ten Mile Circle will consist of 127 guest rooms offering a mix of two queen beds, king beds and suites. With a spectacular panorama of Copper Mountain and the Sky Chutes, the Creekside Hotel will feature an outdoor patio nestled along West Ten Mile Creek complete with fire pits and hot tubs, giving guests a chance to unwind and soak in the views after a day on the slopes. The hotel will be a significant new addition to the resort’s Center Village and will provide easy access to unmatched Colorado adventure.  

Online: visitcoppermountain.com

Alaia Belize

Alaia Belize, Belize’s first Marriott International Autograph Collection property, is opening December 2020 on Ambergris Caye’s San Pedro Town (dubbed La Isla Bonita by Madonna). The beachfront community resort will sit on over 20 acres and feature a hotel, as well as two- and three-bedroom condominiums and oceanfront villas available for purchase. Alaia will boast world-class amenities for the whole family, including a beach club, rooftop suspended pool and lounge (a first for Belize), full-service spa, fitness center, kids club, dive shop and live art gallery with family-friendly activities.

Online: alaiabelize.com

The Ben West Palm Hotel—West Palm Beach, FL

The Ben West Palm is shaking up the hospitality scene in West Palm Beach as it gears up for an opening in mid February 2020. As the first water-facing hotel in the downtown area, the highly anticipated property will be the ideal launch point for an unforgettable South Florida family vacation. Drawing inspiration from the Ben Trovato Estate, Byrd Dewey’s South Florida home that helped put West Palm Beach on the map, the hotel will reflect its roots with whimsical details throughout the property, like sliding bookcases and edgy fixtures intended to be discovered by guests and visitors.

The hotel will welcome all members of the family, including the four-legged ones, with pet-friendly offerings that include bath amenities like a plush bathrobe to match the human’s, and a special menu for canines. Other family-friendly offerings will include an interactive F&B program that includes weekly chef-led tours to the local green market, where families can pick up a wicker basket at the lobby and follow Chef Andre’s lead to the freshest produce of the day and enjoy a family meal back at the hotel. For a day of exploring, visitors can hop on one of The Ben’s colorful bicycles and pedal to the beach, wander through Rosemary Square and end the day back at the pool, where the kids can enjoy a dip and mom and dad can take in the views with a glass of wine in hand. 

Online: thebenwestpalm.com

photo: Hyatt

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

All ages resort Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana will be part of the greater Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara complex. Located on Juanillo Beach in the private community of Cap Cana, the grand opening date is set for March 2020. In addition to multiple pools on property, there is also a water park that is being built with both kids and adults in mind (large slides, lazy rivers and a splash pad for the little ones). Food and beverage offerings will span fast food, Italian and Asian/Mongolian among others along with an old-school diner offering everything from a robust selection of coffee to ice cream sundaes for kids. 

Online: hyatt.com

The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences—Dubai, UAE

In 2020, the 43-story The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences will deliver a new generation of luxury with dramatic architecture, a 1.5-mile private beach, 35 world-class restaurants, a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the ocean and 795 lavish guest rooms and suites and 231 residences. Adventurous families need only travel next door to its iconic sister hotel Atlantis, The Palm for access to Aquaventure Waterpark with the Middle East’s longest river ride, Lost Chambers Aquarium with 65,000 marine animals, Wavehouse with the world’s first 3-axis rotation VR simulator and more.

Online: theroyalatlantisresidences.com

Villa Copenhagen—Copenhagen, Denmark

An architectural landmark turned luxury hotel, Villa Copenhagen, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts will open its doors in April 2020, offering 390 guest rooms and suites. Set in the century-old Central Post and Telegraph Head Office, Villa Copenhagen holds a prime location next to the famed Tivoli Gardens and the Meatpacking District. Families can enjoy the outdoor heated pool, the private rooftop garden and the uniquely designed courtyard, which will serve as a vibrant social space. Also unique to the hotel are its genuine connection to the city’s history, interior green spaces created to promote calm, well-being, and sociability, and traditional Danish and international dining options.

Online: preferredhotels.com

Amrit Ocean Resort & Spa—Singer Island, FL

Set on eight acres of oceanfront in Palm Beach, Amrit Ocean Resort & Spa is ideal for a relaxing family getaway along the coast of Florida. The resort will feature coastal design elements across the 153 guest rooms and 34 grand luxury wellness suites with floor-to-ceiling windows to soak up the unobstructed ocean views from its Singer Island location. Families will also find solace in the 11 penthouse residences (each with private rooftop terraces), ideal for multigenerational families. For parents focused on wellness, relaxation is available throughout the resort from an infinity pool steps from the shore, a four-story spa, and, private beach cabanas, and a full-service salon.

Online: preferredhotels.com

Half Moon—Montego Bay, Jamaica

In early 2020, Half Moon, one of the Caribbean’s most iconic resorts, will open a stunning new luxury hotel experience. It will feature 57 spacious accommodations, two restaurants, three bars, a Salamander Spa, a vegan café, an expanded beachfront with a natural swimming cove, an infinity-edge swimming pool and a market café. These enticing new offerings will join the existing amenities that have made Half Moon Jamaica’s top resort, including a golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and the Sugar Mill restaurant, which is consistently ranked as Jamaica’s best.

Online: halfmoon.com

Now® Natura Riviera Cancun—Mexico

Opening January 2020, the all-new beachfront resort situated on a white sand beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea offers 537 elegant rooms and suites. Now® Natura Riviera Cancun features a modern design surrounded by lush nature including a lazy river, waterfalls and a grotto bar. Guests can enjoy the brand’s signature Unlimited-Luxury® experience, where everything from reservation-free gourmet cuisine to top-shelf spirits is included. Activities and thrilling entertainment for families include an infinity pool complete with a waterslide, a Rollglider aerial ride, and the Now Spa by Pevonia® designed to look like the region's remarkable cenotes.

Online: nowresorts.com

Cuyama Buckhorn—New Cuyama, CA

Cuyama Buckhorn is a hotel in the Santa Barbara County area known as the “Hidden Valley of Enchantment.” It’s a classic motel getting an incredible revamp from two LA designers and is set to be completed in late Spring 2020. The vibe is Stone Barns meets Marfa, meets something like Scribner’s Catskills Lodge. Right now rooms are open on weekends (the café/restaurant is fully open); the pool/bar area and additional rooms, lobby, etc. will be completed in the spring. The road from Ojai to New Cuyama is the only unmarked Scenic Highway in North America—it's a great California road trip to take with kids. The property features double rooms that can comfortably sleep four, and the restaurant features classic dishes using fresh ingredients from farmers in the area. Parents and kids alike will enjoy the pancakes for breakfast or the Buckhorn Burger for lunch and dinner.

Online: cuyamabuckhorn.com

—Kate Loweth

Photos courtesy of the properties. 

 

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