Beach Retreats— the best of the best

Our Most Beloved Beach Retreats 

There are so many matchless resorts on blissful beaches to choose from, it’s hard to make a short-list. But, disclaimers aside, here are just a few of our Maritime Travel favorites. 

Beach Retreat: Beaches Negril, Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica
Recommended for you by Ashley Sheppard, Bridgewater, NS


Voted many times over as one of the top beaches in the world, Negril’s Seven-Mile beach is legendary for its spectacular sunsets, silky white sands and sparkling turquoise waters.

“Seven Mile Beach is one of the top-rated beaches in the world and Beaches Negril is situated on one of its nicest stretches. This gorgeous resort is one of those special places that appeals as much to adults as to kids.”

Ask Ashley


Beach Retreat: Iberostar Mojito, Cayo Coco, Cuba
Recommended for you by Charla Selfridge, New Minas


Sugar-fine sand, crystalline turquoise water and gentle sea action make the gorgeous beaches of Cayo Coco the perfect place to enjoy safe swimming, water sports and long beach-walks.

“Iberostar Mojito is definitely a good choice for travelers on a budget who aren’t picky about the little details and want a nice beach getaway with friendly service, decent eats and clean, comfortable accommodations.”

Ask Charla


Beach Retreat: Secrets Maroma Beach, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Recommended for you by Jane Hunt, Clayton Park, Halifax, NS


Dubbed a miniature Eden by those in the know, Maroma Beach is a calm oasis of warm azure waters, pure white sand and lush tropical foliage.

“A fantastic beach and impeccable service—you have arrived! Seriously, Maroma is one of the top-rated beaches in the Caribbean and this lovely Secrets resort fits seamlessly with its surroundings.”

Ask Jane

Beach Retreat: Playa Costa Verde, Pesquero Beach, Holguin, Cuba
Recommended for you by Sheila Doherty, Kings Place, Fredericton


A kilometer-long stretch of fine white sand, Playa Pesquero is protected by a coral reef and framed by cliffs and lush vegetation, creating lots of natural shade.

“This resort offers great value in a truly lovely beachfront setting on Playa Pesquero.”

Ask Sheila