For clients who love beach life, cruise life and everything fun in the sun, margaritas have a way of creating a beach vacation vibe, all year long.
So ‘Fin’s Up,’ fellow Parrotheads, because we’re venturing to Margaritaville Beach Resorts.
Margaritaville, famously associated with the talented singer Jimmy Buffett, has become synonymous with a unique tropical lifestyle. From the catchy tunes to the iconic phrases like “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” Margaritaville has captivated travellers across Canada itching for an island escape.
Now, under the expertise of Karisma Hotels & Resorts, Margaritaville’s all-inclusive resorts, known as Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts, can be found exclusively in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Marilyn Cairo, VP of Sales for Karisma Hotels & Resorts, said the best word to describe the Margaritaville Island Reserve resorts is “fun,” highlighting their social setting.
“It’s a very social atmosphere,” said Cairo. “If you like hanging out by the bar and striking up conversations, it’s the ideal setting for it.”
All three resorts offer an array of dining options, including themed restaurants such as Frank and Lola’s and JWB Steakhouse, each with its own unique menu and ambiance. One standout feature is the LandShark Brewery, the only two in Mexico and the Caribbean, where guests can enjoy live music, sample craft beers, and savour iconic menu items like cheeseburgers in paradise.
The resorts also boast unique features, like the Joe Merchant shop, where guests can customize their in-room refreshment bar. With assigned points based on their length of stay and room category, guests can shop for their preferred beverages and snacks for a personalized in-room experience.
“We pay homage and reference Jimmy Buffett all around the resort, from the restaurant JWB as his initials to the Joe Merchant shop,” said Cairo. “Jimmy Buffett fans love uncovering all of these little details, but even for guests who aren’t as much of a fan, it’s not going to hurt their experience. They just think ‘oh, that’s a really cool touch.’”
Although they all share the same theme and vibe (and bottomless margaritas, of course), Cairo said each Margaritaville Island Reserve Resort caters to different travel preferences.
“Our resorts offer a balance between entertainment and relaxation. We have something for everyone, whether you’re young or young at heart,” said Cairo.
They are really taking Jimmy Buffett’s lyrics ‘growing older but not up’ to heart, eh?
The Original Island Getaway in Cancun
Welcome to the original Margaritaville Island Reserve, located in the vibrant paradise of Cancun!
This island escape is where the all-inclusive Margaritaville magic all began, inviting clients to channel their inner beach bum and embrace the laid-back spirit. Picture this: sandy toes, crystal-clear Caribbean waters, and a refreshing margarita in hand, just the way Jimmy Buffett intended.
From lively entertainment that will have them dancing like no one’s watching to mouthwatering dining options that will satisfy their cravings, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cancun promises an unforgettable vacation filled with laughter, relaxation, and plenty of fun in the sun.
“At the Margaritaville Island Reserve resorts, guests can truly be themselves and enjoy a carefree vacation,” said Cairo. “It’s all about embracing the Margaritaville lifestyle and having a great time.”
Cap it at Cap Cana
At Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, guests can have it all with the Wave and Hammock sections. It’s like having your margarita and drinking it too!
For families craving non-stop fun, the Wave is a splash-tastic paradise. Dive into the family pool where kids can make a big splash while parents soak up the sun, and the water park is a kid’s dream come true with exhilarating slides and water features that will make them say “wheeee!”
But if your clients are seeking some R&R without the pitter-patter of little feet, Hammock is the perfect oasis for them to put their toes in the water and their… butt in the sand.
They can choose to relax by the Hammock pool, sway in the tropical gardens, or quench their thirst with a drink from the swim-up bar. It’s all about kicking back and enjoying the good life.
And let’s not forget about pampering! The St. Somewhere Spa whisks guests away to a world of bliss, with rejuvenating treatments that will leave them feeling like they are walking on sunshine. It’s the perfect way to recharge before diving back into the margarita-filled adventures.
Whether they are a wave rider or a hammock lounger, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana has a paradise playlist ready. Here, they can savour the sweet life with a side of salt and a splash of fun!
Shake it Up in the Riviera Maya
Clients who are ready to soak up the sun and savour the Margaritaville lifestyle will love the newest addition to the Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts family: Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya. This tropical paradise in Riviera Maya is all about relaxation and good times — with a touch of Jimmy Buffett’s signature sass.
“The Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya is our newest addition, and it has created quite the buzz among fans eagerly anticipating its opening,” said Cairo.
Travellers can unwind in spacious suites and beachfront villas that offer stunning views of the turquoise waters or get their feet sandy and dance to live music performances on the beach all day, where the party never stops.
For those seeking a little pampering, the St. Somewhere Spa is their ticket to bliss. Guests can treat themselves to a massage that will melt away their worries or rejuvenate with a refreshing facial. It’s like stepping into a Margaritaville state of mind where relaxation is the only item on your agenda.
Canadian travel advisors will find the Margaritaville Island Reserve Resorts particularly appealing for their clients. With convenient non-stop flights on Air Canada from major Canadian cities and 60 connectors across the country, reaching these tropical havens is a breeze.
Plus, in honour of the group’s newest resort, exclusive promotions in partnership with Air Canada Vacations offer savings of over 50 per cent on select packages to Margaritaville Island Reserve Riviera Maya this summer.
Even more enticing, travel advisors can benefit from double points on all Margaritaville bookings, which can be redeemed for free stays at Karisma properties.