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Shoulder season, the best time for a well-deserved vacation in the Caribbean

A Warm Escape
Before the Year Runs Out

This year is quickly coming to a close, and while many might be tempted to use the autumn season as rest break between more seasonal trips, savvy travelers will take advantage of what is known as shoulder season to get back to Palace Resorts.

And for good reason.

Summertime and the holiday season are the main attractions when it comes to booking trips, but the sweet spot between peak travel and low travel seasons – also known as shoulder season – makes sense for a variety of reasons. 

Whether you are considering the Riviera Maya, Los Cabos or Jamaica, shoulder season at Palace Resorts comes with cooler weather, less crowds, and more chances to take in local culture and customs.

Late fall/early winter travel is as easy as it is rewarding and here are 5 reasons why you should skip the pre-holiday stress and pack your bags for an off-season resort getaway.

Caribbean travel with black Friday

1. The Weather is Hard to Beat

Winter creeps in, leaving behind spotless, sunny skies and average temps somewhere between 75 and 85 degrees in the Caribbean. Whether you book a snorkeling adventure at Cozumel Palace, learn to stand-up paddleboard at Moon Palace Jamaica, or simply take a dip in the Cerulean waters at Beach Palace, there are a number of fun-filled water activities for you to soak up the year round sunshine.


2. A More Authentic Experience

During the high tourism months in Mexico and Jamaica, the sheer number of visitors seems to outweigh the local population, and it might be harder to spot the unique aspects of the destination.

Whether eating local delicacies at off-the-beaten-path restaurants or exploring historic attractions like Chichen Itza, when fewer tourists are around, you’re more likely to be clued in to the culture and traditions of the Caribbean than you are during peak season.

3. Better Travel Deals

The offseason usually means better deals for all your travel related activities, and who couldn’t use a little extra dough this time of year? Travelling in late fall/early winter can potentially save you a fortune.

When booking your all-inclusive getaway at Palace Resorts, signature amenities and luxurious accommodations are at your fingertips. Make sure you also take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials when they pop up.


4. Less Crowds, Less Stress

When choosing to travel during the shoulder season, you bypass long lines for popular attractions, like the archaeological sites of Tulum, or being surrounded by hordes of tourists lounging beachside.


5. Recharge and ramp up for the Holidays

Sneak in a wintry Caribbean holiday, relax by the pool, and rejuvenate your skin with a Moon Palace Awe Spa treatment, like the soothing Ceutical Facial. Then, be sure to show off that luminous skin as you sing along with the ageless Backstreet Boys, and discover the delights of the Christmas Village at Moon Palace Cancun.


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  • BJRD

    Wilmington, North Carolina

    Excellent entertainment staff

    We spent a week at Beach Palace, Cancun with our family. The entertainment staff kept us busy and entertained all week. Pool volleyball, Zumba and yoga. Trivia games every day and lots of nightly entertainment. Fun for kids and adults.

  • Tahira R

    Bradford, United Kingdom

    Fantastic Hotel

    It’s the first time we have visited Cancun and stayed at the Sun Palace Hotel, we will definitely be going back again. I couldn’t have asked for a better hotel. It was just truly amazing. The food was great. The hotel staff were so polite and friendly.

  • Art H

    Bluffton, South Carolina

    Moon Palace All Inclusive

    Wow! What a week this Is truly a five star resort. If I heard it from one, I heard it from all servers, "Its my pleasure to serve you". The resort's rooms were upscale and the food and food service was five star. We will definitely go back next year.

  • Lizzieoneill

    Altinkum, Turkey

    Wow! What a hotel

    Amazing, staff are wonderful and the beds are so so comfortable, I'm trying to find out what the mattress is so I buy one! I will definitely be back! Oh and try the Bob Marley cocktails (yeah man).

  • Harry S

    Lee's Summit, Missouri

    Amazing Resort!

    I have stayed at many very nice hotels, but the Le Blanc Spa Resort is my new favorite. This hotel is indeed worthy of their Five Diamond rating! The overall service at the Le Blanc is EXTRAORDINARY! From the pool servers to the butlers, we never waited for anything!