3 Things to Consider When Booking a Vacation in the New Normal

November, 2020

Whether you prefer all-inclusive luxury, chic boutique, or more, there are certain doubts on everyone’s mind prior to booking near-future vacations such as, how vacations in the new normal will differ, when the best time is to book, and so on. Ready to take the plunge? Read on for a round-up of things to keep in mind:

The new normal requires constant maintenance and disinfection of all areas

Why: making travel plans generates even more excitement than before

The fact is, when it comes to our annual dose of travel, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and this year has been a travel dry spell for many. Although there is still a certain degree of uncertainty when it comes to booking, there is a lot to be said for simply starting to make travel plans. Not only does it get us into an optimistic frame of mind, it might also inspire us to really do the research before choosing the perfect destination.

Whether you have managed to squeeze in a vacation this year, or you have been more cautious to click on confirm–brainstorming and comparing resorts is enough to get the endorphins flowing.  

Not to mention the fact that this a good way to stave off the winter blues. 

Where: resorts with the highest standards offer the best preventive measures

When it comes to making up for missed vacations, it is well worth diving into the details of all the preventive health measures in place, whether you choose an all-inclusive luxury resort, boutique hotel, or other. Bear in mind that resorts renowned for having high standards are most likely to have the most comprehensive and transparent measures in place, and which will generally be specified on their websites. 

The Purely Palace program for example, consists of 264 detailed actions and constant audits to ensure their implementation. Highlights of such actions include: a Purely Palace seal placed over every door, to be broken by checking-in guests only, following a deep room sanitization process by an expert team; digital check-in via the Palace Resorts Appobligatory staff hand-wash pause every 30 mins and/or before handling food; luggage disinfection on arrival, and much more.

Delve deeper: Check out the preventive measures included on the website of the resort you have your eye on, and compare them with testimonials and experiences of guests who have recently stayed at such properties.  

Our professional sanitizing procedures mean you get to vacation safely in the new normal

When: Expect unprecedented Black Friday travel deals

Whether you are looking for a “New Normal” end-of-the-year escape or a refreshing trip to kick off 2021, you are likely to find extra-special savings, complimentary deals, or more by browsing vacation options this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 

These eagerly-awaited shopping dates are nearly here again, and this year you can rest assured that the travel deals will be out of this world, as well as being predominantly online.  

One thing is for certain; however, wherever, and whenever you choose to make up for missed vacations–they are likely to be the best ones you’ve ever had! 

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J Curtis
Dallas, Texas

#BestServer of our entire stay 7 night vacay

I want to give a BIG shout out to Fernando for his #TopShelfService. My family and I have been on vacation for 7 nights at the #SunriseMoonPalace and his service was the perfect example of why you would come to this resort. If you enjoy Indian cuisine, this is your spot! Enjoy


Swimming with dolphins was wonderful: they were humanely treated and not mobbed by tourists.

Overall great experience: the rooms, food (many options were available), drinks and service are all great. Grounds neatly kept.
However, the beach and water has a lot of trash in it (beware, swimmers).

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We celebrated our daughter’s graduation from Dental school and my birthday May 23-30. From start to finish we had a great week! The accommodations were fabulous, the restaurants were excellent and the service was over the top!