Looking for a getaway that is safe, fun and filled with adventure? Try one of these great vacations.

Barnsley Resort / Adairsville, Georgia

Together is Better”

Just one hour northwest of Atlanta lies Barnsley Resort, where history, outdoor adventure and Southern comfort come together as one. Spread amongst 3,000 acres of Southern terrain, this resort-meets-playground serves as the ultimate retreat to reconnect with family and close friends. The new “Together is Better” package is designed specifically for “pod” travel, providing peace of mind, privacy and plenty of outdoor space and activities to enjoy quality time with loved ones. The package includes private accommodations in a five-, six-, or seven-bedroom Estate Cottage, each with a private bathroom in each bedroom, a spacious living room and butler-style kitchen with a full-size refrigerator and more. However, the great outdoors is where most fun will be had. Spark up some friendly competition with a private axe throwing lesson, as well as an exclusive outdoor culinary dinner for the group prepared by Executive Chef Nicolas Lebas, both included in the package. For the dinner, everyone will be able to see the chef up close in action as he works his magic to create an elevated Southern dish over a Sea Island Forge fire kettle, exclusively for the group. The package also includes a signature canvas tote bag and blanket for each bedroom, and concierge services to curate any other memorable experiences the group wishes to enjoy together. From archery and sporting clays, to a round of golf on the Jim Fazio-designed golf course and horseback rides, there are plenty of fun outdoor activities for every pod to enjoy at Barnsley Resort. Two-hour nonstop flights are seamlessly available out of IAH to ATL on Delta and United. Together is Better package requires a two-night minimum. For more information or to book, visit www.barnsleyresort.com.  

 

Caerula Mar Club / South Andros, Bahamas

Caerula in Style”

Caerula Mar Club is a new boutique luxury resort on The Bahamas' sleepy island of South Andros (population 2,000), helmed by a couple of HGTV stars who discovered an abandoned hotel on vacation and moved their family of six to the island to transform it into one of the Caribbean’s chicest new properties. The resort has six private villas and 18 gorgeous suites steps from the shoreline, restaurants ranging from an outdoor poolside bar & wood-fired pizza oven to a fine dining restaurant with ingredients sourced from an on-site organic farm, a boutique spa, and best of all….a postcard-perfect location on 10 acres of gorgeous turquoise beach where you won’t spot a single footprint. Plus private flight partnerships that make getting there a breeze (South Andros is home to its own international customs, so no stop in Nassau required!). The resort’s Caerula in Style package is perfect for travel pods seeking total seclusion with an upscale edge. The package includes five nights of villa accommodation for up to eight guests, private round-trip flights from Fort Lauderdale, all meals, and airport transfers. Rates from $40,0000. Nonstop flights are available out of IAH to FLL on United. From there, travelers will take a one-hour flight to Congo-town International Airport which is home to its own international customs making traveling a breeze. For more information, call 1-800-790-6845 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The property provides complimentary rapid antigen testing to guests before their return to the United States. 

W Punta de Mita / Riviera Nayarit, Mexico - 

Mini Takeover” 

 W Punta de Mita, a chic resort located on a secluded beach in Mexico’s coveted Riviera Nayarit, is offering the ultimate hotel within a hotel experience for small groups. Tucked away in the furthest corner of the property, guests now have the option to do a ‘mini buyout’ of the resort’s 13 oceanfront suites, which feature outdoor terraces with plunge pools, complimentary poolside cabanas, and 24/7 concierge service, perfect for travelers seeking a private paradise... with an edge. While the resort’s secluded location and open-air design already provide plenty of privacy, this ultra-exclusive experience gives small groups the best of what the property has to offer plus more. Perks include a beachfront yoga session and  a private pool day equipped with a personal DJ at the resort’s adult-only pool, the only thing separating the suites from the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. A special welcome amenity, farewell happy hour in the sand and a daily B&F credit round out this unforgettable getaway with your closest friends. Nonstop flights out of IAH to PVR are available on United. Rates start at $14,899 USD per night, plus taxes. For more information or to book, call +52 844 631 0595. 

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino / Palm Beach, Aruba

Better Together”

A tropical podcation? Sign us up! For those looking to jet off to the Caribbean with their closest friends and family members, the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino has crafted the ideal package to reconnect with loved ones. Whether guests are looking for a relaxing vacation or feeling adventurous, the “Better Together” package includes accommodations for groups up to six with three premium ocean view rooms - the largest hotel rooms on the entire island - as well as Aruba Marriott branded beach tote and a bottle of red wine in each room. To cherish the memories made on this podcation, Demian Gibbs Photography is set to capture the perfect shot with a one-hour photo shoot set on the sugar white shores of Palm Beach, also included in the package. With ten on-site restaurants and bars including pop-up beach restaurant, Atardi, plus every imaginable watersport, travelers can seamlessly find bliss and enjoy time together at the Aruba Marriott Resort. Nonstop flights out of IAH to AUA are available on United, along with one-stop connection flights on Delta, United, American and more. The “Better Together” package is available for stays through December 21, 2021. Use code ‘LPR’ to book at www.arubamarriott.com.

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