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Hot Spots for a Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

by Aoife O'Riordan

May 2, 2022

© Caribe Hilton


Spend Memorial Day weekend somewhere providing much-needed relaxation, adventure and sunshine. Consider these destinations for a weekend trip this Memorial Day weekend.


Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Situated minutes from the center of historic Old San Juan, Caribe Hilton features oceanfront swimming pools, the renowned Zen Spa Oceano, on-site snorkeling and ‘snuba,’ and 11 on-site dining venues. The hotel lies right on the ocean, allowing guests to enjoy and unwind at the property’s secluded beach. Caribe Hilton’s restaurants range from international cuisines to local dishes like arroz con frijoles. Guests can also sip on a piña colada, the popular cocktail invented at Caribe Hilton.


Hyatt Centric

© Hyatt Centric Las Olas


Hyatt Centric Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For a more laid-back alternative to the busy beaches of Miami, Hyatt Centric Las Olas sits near some of Fort Lauderdale’s best beaches, museums, cultural institutions and galleries. The hotel boasts an eighth-floor pool and bar called Elev8, offering skyline views and unique murals. The hotel’s restaurant, Harborwood + Harborwood Bar, opens directly onto Las Olas Boulevard, welcoming locals and visitors to indulge in some tasty dishes like blackened mahi tacos, pan-seared Atlantic salmon and the Harborwood Signature burger. Hyatt Centric Las Olas also features a speakeasy called 901. Evoking pre-Prohibition vibes, 901 takes guests to another century with elevated cocktails and a full gourmet menu.


Barnsley Resort

© Barnsley Resort


Barnsley Resort, Adairsville, Georgia

Barnsley Resort allows guests to immerse themselves in the great outdoors on its more than 3,000-acre property. On May 28, Barnsley will host an array of activities, including archery, axe throwing and air rifle shooting. Barnsley Resort features an on-site beer garden and will host its popular Barbeque, Boil & Brews May 28 for guests to enjoy brisket and craft and domestic beers. In addition to a session on grilling over an open flame and a dive-in movie night at the pool, Barnsley Resort offers many exciting activities this Memorial Day weekend.


thompson Zihuatanejo

© Thompson Zihuatanejo


Thompson Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Thompson Zihuatanejo lies on the beachfront of this small fishing village, offering the perfect escape for groups, couples and individuals seeking a few days of relaxation. For this Memorial Day weekend, the resort invites guests to take advantage of its Redemption package, named in honor of reclaiming the past two years of travel following the pandemic. In addition to greeting guests with tequila and pozole upon arrival, guests will also take part in a cooking class with chef Javier Cerillo, embark on a private yacht trip to La Saladita beach, and enjoy a session at the resort’s spa for two.


Quintessence Hotel

© Quintessence Hotel


Quintessence Hotel, Anguilla

Situated on the British Virgin Island of Anguilla, Quintessence Hotel sits above Long Bay Beach and features nine unique suites, each uniquely decorated. The hotel also boasts a spa, tennis courts, French-Caribbean fine dining and a museum-quality art collection found throughout the property. Guests can enjoy butler service and a four-to-one staff to guest ratio, allowing for guests to enjoy every amenity offered at the hotel.


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