Mitch’s Travel: Royalton Riviera Cancun hosts first ‘Just for Laughs Resort Week’

Royalton Riviera Cancun

Royalton Riviera Cancun

Ready to giggle, snicker, whoop and chuckle? Royalton Luxury Resorts has announced its inaugural “Just For Laughs Resort Week,” a comedy event in partnership Montreal-based entertainment group Just For Laughs, which produces the world’s largest annual comedy festival. This Nov. 8-14, comedy’s crème de la crème, including a Saturday Night Live alumnus, will take over Royalton’s newest addition, Royalton Riviera Cancun, for seven days of non-stop laughter and light-hearted fun.

Complimentary to all resort guests, the weeklong event will feature stand-up comedy performances, busker-style sidewalk shows, and “sleight-of-hand” workshops. Noted headliners include Saturday Night Live’s Jim Breuer, Last Comic Standing’s Alonzo Bodden, Vegas magician Ben Seidman, and more soon-to-be announced Just For Laughs comedians.

“This partnership brings guests a uniquely entertaining experience to enjoy the world’s best comedy without ever having to leave our luxurious all-inclusive resort,” said Francisco Jorge, general manager at Royalton Riviera Cancun, in a news release.

“We’re thrilled to bring our popular entertainment to Royalton Luxury Resorts vacationers in Cancun,” said Christine Melko-Ross, vice president of operations and business affairs for Just For Laughs. “As one of the top comedy brands in the world, we produce festivals and large-scale tours across North America. This time, we’re very excited to pack our bags and head south with some of our funniest alumni for the inaugural edition of Just For Laughs Resort Week – which we’re confident will be the first of many.”

At Royalton Riviera Cancun, luxury accommodations range from family-friendly suites to adults-only rooms at the boutique hotel within a hotel, Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun. All guests can enjoy Royalton’s All-In Luxury™ offerings, which include reservation-free gourmet dining at nine restaurants, free WiFi throughout the resort, and an onsite à la carte Royal Spa which features a hydrotherapy circuit and full selection of pampering treatments. For an enhanced experience, the resort offers the Diamond Club®, which includes a room upgrade and amenities such as personal butler service, an exclusive beach area, a mini-bar restocked daily, and more.

For more information or to book your next vacation, visit www.royaltonresorts.com/en/riviera-cancun or contact your travel agent.

Mitch’s Travel: Spring on Calabash Cove Resort & Spa’s limited-time “Friends Share” referral promotion

Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, Saint Lucia, West Indies

Calabash Cove Resort and Spa, Saint Lucia, West Indies

Nestled on a gently sloping tropical hillside that gives way to a secluded, pristine beachfront on the northwest coast of Saint Lucia, luxurious Calabash Cove Resort & Spa is one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets. For a limited time, when you tell a friend about this heavenly hidden oasis and when they book their stay, you’ll each save 50% off our best available rates on your spring or summer escapes with the resort’s “Friends Share” referral promotion! The “Friends Share” referral discount applies to the accommodation rates only with a stay of three or more nights in a Swim-Up or Sunset Oceanview Jr. Suite, or five nights in one of the resort’s Water’s Edge Cottages. All stays at Calabash Cove include a full island breakfast served in the resort’s scenic Windsong Restaurant or the privacy of your balcony or patio overlooking the Caribbean Sea.

“This is one of the best promotions we’ve ever offered,” said Calabash Cove managing director Konrad Wagner in a news release.  “We so often hear from guests that they can’t wait to come back, so we want to help them make that happen and allow them to invite their friends to experience a thoroughly relaxing getaway in our little slice of paradise.”

The boutique hotel’s charming, beautifully appointed accommodations each offer spacious luxury and unparalleled ocean views from the privacy of your porch or balcony. Choose from handcrafted teak and mahogany Water’s Edge Cottages right on the beach, unique Swim-Up Suites and luxurious Sunset Ocean View Junior Suites. All accommodations feature private Jacuzzis and many offer private plunge pools, hammocks and outdoor rain showers. In addition to its spectacular accommodations and service, Calabash Cove offers world-class amenities such as a secluded white sand beach with a custom-designed boardwalk – perfect for a romantic sunset stroll.

The resort’s Carefree All-Inclusive plan is available as an add-on to the discounted promotion rate and includes all meals and beverages, daily specials, premium drinks, over 20 wines from the wine list, an in-room bar, room service with no delivery charges To take advantage of the “Friends Share” referral promotion immediately, both guests must book their stays for travel by Sept. 30, 2015. The stays must be linked with the promo code FnF50, but the stays do not need to be at the same time. With rates starting at $227 per couple per night in high season, booking this incredible once-in-a-lifetime deal is easy. For more information, contact 800-917-COVE (2683), email reservations@askmeaboutcalabashcove.com, or visit www.calabashcove.com.