The Only Way to End Summer: An Unforgettable Labor Day Getaway

Couple sitting facing the sea on their summer holidays for the Labor day

Presented by Palace Resorts

By Crystal McCormick

In recent years, savvy travelers have increasingly looked to Labor Day to squeeze the last bit of family and romantic vacations in before bracing for the cooler months and the onset of angst-filled holidays.

Even though Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, it's not too late to satiate your craving for a final summer holiday with a quick getaway to Caribbean destinations like Mexico and Jamaica. The best part – last minute plans include amazing deals at incredible resorts in both destinations.

According to a report from Kayak, flights to Cancun continue to be among the most affordable of any international destination even in late-August, while an island-escape to Jamaica is “one of Labor Day weekend’s most affordable options.”

Whether you’re looking to say goodbye to the summer by feeling the sand between your toes, jumping into some heart-pumping adventure, or getting a taste of local culture, we’ve compiled a list of ways to make sure you make the most of your Labor Day vacation in 2018.

Soak Up the Last Days of Summer

Although it’s pretty much year-round summer in the Caribbean, for most of us, Labor Day marks the start of falling leaves, cooler weather, and sadly, fewer days at the beach.

Make the most of your last vacation of summer by enjoying all that makes the Caribbean one of the most popular destinations for a getaway. From lounging on flawless beaches to taking a dip in turquoise waters, scenic spots like Cancun and Jamaica are just the place to bid summer adieu with utter relaxation.

Spectacular Caribbean landscapes await you on the Labor day

Add a Little Adventure 

One of the best ways to enjoy your Labor Day vacation in the Caribbean is to take advantage of all the heart-pumping adventures that await.

Looking for a unique way to experience nature? Grab your swimsuit and explore one of the many natural limestone swimming holes in Mexico, known as cenotes. Want your Labor Day experience to include a tropical rainforest extravaganza?  Try channeling your inner Olympian and zip through mountainous rainforests on the Jamaican Bobsled Attraction at Ocho Rios’ Mystic Mountain.

Take Advantage of Seasonal Food

Let’s face it, eating is one of the best parts of a vacation, and one of the best parts of a season change is all of the delicious fresh local food that becomes available, especially in the Caribbean.

Whether its sampling fresh Ackee, the national fruit of Jamaica, Soursop, the large green-skinned fruit with a cottony white pulp, or feasting on fresh, succulent lobster, there’s plenty of seasonal fare to indulge in during your Jamaican Labor Day getaway.

One of the great things about booking at all-inclusive resorts like The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, is that your dining options are seemingly endless with gastronomic treats from 10 high-end restaurants, including French, Italian, Lebanese, and Peruvian cuisine.

Enjoy Some Kid-Free Time

For many parents, Labor Day is synonymous with back to school time and the beginning of the hectic daily grind of checking homework, packing lunches, and carpool lanes. All good reasons to sneak in one last getaway without the kids at a destination that epitomizes romance and exclusivity.

A Labor Day Trip to Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos makes it a breeze for adults to enjoy some R&R while taking in the breathtaking views of Los Cabos, indulging in gourmet dining, and taking advantage of the world class amenities that makes Le Blanc stand in a league of their own.

Get Your Spa On

Perhaps more than any other time of the year, Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to give your skin some tender loving care, especially after too many days of fun in the sun, sand, and surf.

From rehydrating vitamin C facials to Diamond Energy Intensive treatment, which provides luminosity, elasticity, and firmness, the renowned Awe Spa at Palace Resorts has all of your skincare needs covered, leaving your skin replenished and ready to take on the cooler months ahead.