Which Resorts Require Biodegradable Sunscreen?
Are you suffering from B.A.D.(Beach Addiction Disorder) and constantly dreaming about a warm tropical paradise by the beach? So are we!!
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The Hopetown Harbour Lodge in Abacos, Bahamas is ideally located in the heart of Hopetown, Elbow Cay. Using the resort's facilities as your home base you can venture out on snorkeling and SCUBA tours, visit the famous candy striped lighthouse, walk the romantic secluded beaches, or simply relax by the pool in the warm sun of the Bahamas. There are restaurants and stores within walking distance. We highly recommend renting a motorboat and cruising around the Abaco backwaters... it's a beautiful, laid-back paradise. Direct flights to Marsh Harbour in the Abacos are available daily from South Florida.
The Reef Resort stands out on Grand Cayman as the only resort with all beachfront suites. Every unit has sweeping views of palm trees, the private white sand beach, and of course the spectacular turquoise Caribbean Sea. It's located away from the crowds on the island’s east end, so you’ll enjoy a truly serene tropical escape. The Reef is a family-run resort offering the best in Cayman island accommodation and amenities – spacious suites and apartments and full resort services and activities. Along with a 1,600-foot stretch of private Cayman island beach and friendly island staff. The Reef Resort is an excellent choice for mixed diver/non-diver groups, couples and families. Diver guests have access to the best of Grand Cayman diving with Ocean Frontiers, while non-diving guests can laze around the 1600 foot beach front with two swimming areas, two freshwater pools, or playing beach volleyball and tennis. Plus, Barefoot Man performs his live island music here regularly!
Located on eleven lush acres along Maui's fabled Kaanapali coastline, Kaanapali Beach Hotel offers a guest experience that genuinely reflects the beauty of Maui's people and culture - an experience which has prompted the readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine to vote it as one of the world's "Best Places to Stay", and "#1 Best Value Hotel in Hawaii" according to Travel & Leisure Magazine. This hotel features unobtrusive low-rise architecture with 432 rooms surrounded by tropical gardens. Amenities include two restaurants, spa salon and swimming pool. But it's the little touches around you that gives the ambience. With Hawaiian quilt designed bedspreads, tropical furnishings and original art, you'll never feel like you're in a pre-packaged chain hotel.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll down the Avenida Isla Verde, as your senses delight in crashing ocean waves, gentle sea breezes and the welcoming sights of this hotel. Ideally located on eight acres of prime beachfront Puerto Rico property in beautiful Isla Verde, and just minutes from historic Old San Juan, The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan Hotel, Spa & Casino offers:
*416 well-appointed guestrooms including The Ritz-Carlton Club Level, one Ritz-Carlton Suite, five one-bedroom Executive Suites, and four Garden Suites, *Five exceptional restaurants including Laurent Tourondel's BLT Steak and Il Mulino New York, *30,000 square-feet of conference and banquet facilities including an 11,840 square-foot ballroom, *12,000 square-foot Caribbean spa with 11 treatment rooms, *24-hour casino
Experience the ultimate in luxury, privacy and oceanfront, island living at the Villas at Banyan Bay. A family oriented resort, located on Ambergris Caye in Belize, the villas feature two bedroom accommodations with commanding panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and the Great Belize Barrier Reef. This resort features a full-service restaurant, dive shop, gift shop and concierge service - all just a mile and a half south of San Pedro. Belize became famous for its diving in the 70’s with the visit of the “Calypso” and Jacques Cousteau’s team to the Blue Hole. Offshore Belize is scattered with hundreds of tiny islands and atolls. Belize is a dream destination for a dive vacation and a must for any serious diver.
Discover 12 stories of impeccable design, full-service, state-of-the-art conference facilities, and 124 luxurious Fort Myers Beach Florida hotel suites - right on the beach. Indulge in the sparkling swimming pool and bubbling whirlpool spas, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy water sports on DiamondHead’s pristine, sugar-white beaches. It's located within walking distance of Fort Myers Beach’s exceptional entertainment district, also known as Main Street, which is packed with boutiques, bistros, arts and crafts, and one-of-a-kind shops. Rent a bike or take the trolley bus to explore this beautiful island.
Regularly-scheduled vacations are necessary to recharge your batteries. Plan your tropical getaway vacation today! Mexico, Belize, the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, South Florida, South Texas, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Panama, Jamaica, Aruba, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Caribbean cruises are some of our picks for a memorable tropical excursion! Take your family to a favorite beach resort to enjoy relaxing on the beach or by the pool, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, golfing, sight-seeing, and various outdoor activities.
Mexitan all natural products are perfect for effective protection from the intense tropical Caribbean sun rays...they're eco-friendly and biodegradable for use in eco-nature parks. Chemicals used in name-brand traditional sunscreens can enter the environment and be harmful to coral reefs and other living organisms (see publication link below). Many nature parks, Mayan ruins, and snorkeling locations require use of sunscreen that says "Biodegradable" right on the label...Mexitan is the answer!
Be sure to apply sunscreen as directed on the label when vacationing in tropical climates! The sun is much more intense when you're south of the USA and closer to the equator. Many vacations have been spoiled by sunburn and related heat exhaustion. Use extra caution by limiting your time in direct sunlight, and apply sunscreen frequently, especially when swimming or perspiring. It's a good idea to additionally wear sunscreen on exposed areas such as your eyelids, lips, bare scalp and hairlines, and the bottom of your feet. Reflective sunlight can cause sunburn even if you're in a shady area or on cloudy days. Consider offering use of your sunscreen for application to fellow travelers whenever you notice they are unprotected and exposed to potential sunburn.
It's not recommended to apply Mexitan lotion too heavily. For best results, apply a moderate amount so it'll rub in better. If applied too heavily there can be excess lotion that may appear to flake and crumble off. This is common and you can brush off any excess lotion and it will not diminish the UV protection. Mexitan is a "physical" sunscreen that works by reflecting UV rays away from your skin, as opposed to traditional chemical sunscreens which absorb UV rays.
Also, have plenty of biodegradable Skedattle bug spray with you at all times on your tropical vacation. Especially during rainy season in the tropics, and when the wind is calm in the evening hours, mosquitoes and other biting bugs can make you miserable. Apply Skedattle spray as directed to help protect your skin from bug bites.