For the foodie or the traveller looking for that little extra, consider Karisma Hotels & Resorts. Offering lavish treatment in Mexico and Jamaica with gourmet bites, fresh fish caught hours earlier, genuine Italian, Asian, and Mexican fare and cocktails as pretty as a picture, luxury is taken to a whole new level. You’ll be pampered from the minute you arrive at the El Dorado resorts, Azul hotels, Generations Resorts and Allure by Karisma: they go one step further in the 5-star experience and offer the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience®.
Turn your vacation from luxury to gourmet with a stay at one of the Karisma Hotels and Resorts: with properties ranging from the adults-only El Dorado Spa Resorts & Hotels to the Azul Hotels which have extensive kids programs, including the new “Nickelodeon Experience” at select resorts, your vacation will include exceptional service, food you’ll want to write home about, and accommodations to relax and restore. If you’re looking for a vacation that’s a little bit beyond the standard of luxury, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, looking for a romantic vacation away, or looking to treat yourself, the Karisma Hotels and Resorts program is sure to please.
CUISINE AND BEVERAGES
You deserve a week off to let top chefs cook for you, using the freshest ingredients, finest cuts of meat, and with culinary creativity and excellence. Enjoy 24-hour room service and gourmet meals at one of the chain’s many restaurants. Karisma Hotels & Resorts are a foodie’s paradise, with presentation to wow, flavours to impress and meals to feast your senses. The Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® program means you’re enjoying some of the best food in a resort atmosphere. The Gourmet Inclusive® chefs are trained at some of the top Michelin and Zagat-rated restaurants in the world, meaning you’ll eat the best of the best. You’ll experience delicious meals, beach picnics, 31 perfected Mojito flavours, and the chance to choose a catch of the day from the fresh fish market and have your haul fried up in front of you. At Karisma Hotels & Resorts, the Gourmet Inclusive Experience® allows you to truly indulge.
You’ll be taken care of so well on your vacation with the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® collection, you won’t want to return home! Enjoy 24-hour room service, kick off your vacation with a glass of champagne upon arrival, and take advantage of pool and beach butlers, ensuring your needs are met while lounging. All Karisma Hotels & Resorts also include non-motorized water sports, daily and nightly activities, live music and shows, and a fitness centre complete with sauna.
El Dorado Resorts & Spas:
These hotels in Mexico’s Riviera Maya are adults-only, catering to couples looking for romance or friends looking to be spoiled. Choose from suites boasting in-suite Jacuzzis, private outdoor showers, pool and beach butlers, and infinity pools in 2nd floor suites and relax at one of the 478 suites at the El Dorado Royale, 205 suites at the El Dorado Casitas Royale, 128 suites at the El Dorado Maroma and an intimate 133 at the El Dorado Seaside Suites.
Choose from one of 7 Azul hotels, ranging from the Azul Beach and Azul Fives in Mexico to the Sensatori Jamaica. All offering the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive Experience®, the Azul resorts are family-friendly with kids and teens clubs. For a family vacation with young travellers, consider the Azul Beach, Azul Fives or Azul Sensatori Mexico which, as of summer 2015, will feature the Nickelodeon Experience with themed restaurants, activities, and character meet-and-greets with SpongeBob, Dora, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma is a premier resort both family friendly and ready to welcome your relaxing, romantic, or friends getaway. With 144 suites, mom and dad can enjoy some alone time and gourmet offerings while the kids are in trusty hands at the Eko Kids Club. Guests 18 and over are also welcome to be treated to the facilities at the El Dorado Casitas Royale, and El Dorado Royale, which are neighbouring resorts.
Visit one of Karisma Hotels & Resorts’ four Allure properties: the Allure Bonbon, Allure Chocolat (both in Cartagena, Colombia), Allure Cafe Mocawa in Quindio, Colombia, and Allure Caramel in Belgrade. Let the Allure brand of Karisma Hotels & Resorts bring you back into the history and culture of the hotel’s cities. With stunning views and modern accommodations, the Allure hotels have it all!
TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN
If you’re looking to travel with children, Karisma Hotels & Resorts are a great option, with their Nickelodeon Experience starting this summer at all Azul Hotels. Your children will be spoiled upon arrival at any of the Azul Hotels by Karisma, too: let them sip a Slime Smoothie while you toast over champagne. Treat your children to a character breakfast, meet and greet, or any of the resort’s fun-filled activities with the Nick Concierge service, meaning mom and dad even get a vacation from planning. Is it a little one’s birthday? Invite their favourite Nickelodeon character to take part in the party at one of the tesorts offering the Nickelodeon Experience for a birthday they’ll never forget. To find out more about the Nickelodeon Experience offerings, call a tripcentral.ca travel agent at 1-800-665-4981.
A group of our top travel agents recently returned from the Riviera Maya, Mexico’s Azul Fives hotel. Here’s what they had to say:
- “I loved how close everything was; you’re always minutes away from the beach, a pool, or dining. The layout of the resort made it feel very intimate, yet it had lots of amenities and was a big resort.” – Stephanie Brucculieri
- “Loved the pool and beach butlers; I’ve never had service like that before. It was impeccable! The food presentation was also incredible, with lots of variety at buffet and a la carte restaurants.” – Stacey Levesque
- “Oh my goodness, the food was 15 out of 10! It really was gourmet, and far superior than any food I’ve ever had at any all-inclusive resort ever!” – Lawrence Solomon
- “The one bedroom suites were amazing; the size of an apartment!” – Jenn Black
Are you ready to relax, indulge, and turn your vacation gourmet?