We all travel differently. My family always loved beach vacations. We went to Bermuda, had a beach house in Narragansett, RI, and came down here to Florida (we lived in Rhode Island) to enjoy the warmth during winter. My husband loves the mountains, skiing and anyplace with a chill in the air and sports to participate in. I thought it would be fun to offer up vacation choices based on your astrology, because….well, why not?
Key Traits: Capricorn is an earth sign, so getting out into nature is the place to be for the zodiac’s goat. They want to be somewhere with lush scenery like a rainforest or a tropical island. They also enjoy places that allow them to relax and take in the scenery, but have enough activities to keep them entertained.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
Calling all Capricorns! This Earth sign symbolizes the first creature that emerged from the sea and ascended the mountain – so you’ll feel right at home lounging on the beautiful honey brown beaches and exploring the exotic landscape of St. Kitts. Capricorns desire the perfect balance between relaxing while soaking in the scenery and pushing themselves to their limit – and at St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino, you’ll get the best of both worlds! Have the adventure of a lifetime, zip-line through the Kittian rainforest or enjoy an exhilarating hike up Mount Liamuiga, the island’s dormant volcano – and when you’re ready to relax, head to the beach with an island-inspired cocktail, indulge in a spa treatment, or roast s’mores at the beach bonfire.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club – Sarasota, FL
As the zodiac’s fish, Pisces love a good beach. With turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, a swim-up bar, toes-in-the-sand dinners, and water sports meeting their needs, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is the ideal spot for this water sign to take a plunge. This picture-perfect beachfront resort has everything they need for a fun-filled vacation with nine restaurants and bars, live music and entertainment, a lively casino, a free-form pool with cascading waterfalls, an adults-only pool, tropical palapas ideal for beach lounging, and delicious Aruban cuisine. But even a water sign like Pisces can get restless after lounging around for a few days. Not to worry! Just minutes away from the property, the resort’s concierge can arrange SUP yoga classes, beach tennis, kite or windsurfing lessons, and snorkeling or ATV excursions to explore the island. Aruba’s motto is ‘One Happy Island’ and any Pisces who visits is sure to have a happy dip… er, trip!
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
For those water-sign Pisces who can’t get enough of ocean vibes, Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa offers the perfect near-water escape with views of the ocean — and possibly hunchback whales splashing in and out of the water — to be enjoyed anywhere on property from the newly renovated open-aired lobby space, in any guest-room or suite of choice, to the outdoor restaurant Las Casitas. Activities centered around water like the hotel’s snorkeling, swimming and kayaking excursions to hidden beaches of Mexico, seasonal whale watching and a sea turtle release program, all offer cues for mental wellness, serenity, and overall significantly heightened positive vibes. But for true leisure inspired by H2o, guests of the resort can experience water-focused treatments inspired by ancient traditions of the Huichol culture at Ohtli Spa. Treatments like the “Rebirth” Therapy session is performed in a pool of warm water, and is focused on meditation and relaxation. Your therapist will guide you through a series of rhythmic water movements (swaying you from side to side in the water) that relax your mind, muscle tissue and joints, allowing you to gradually drift into a meditative state. This is your oasis, dear Pisces!
Playa Largo Resort & Spa
Key Traits: Those born under the Aries zodiac sign are curious, energetic and enthusiastic individuals, who want to initiate and make things happen rather than be mere spectators. The need for excitement pushes them into new territories and makes them extremely action-oriented.
Just 80 miles east of Seattle, nestled between the lush Cascade Mountains is Suncadia Resort, a 6,400-acre oasis chock-full of endless adventures and a front row seat to some of Mother Nature’s best views. Put the “wander” back in wanderlust by visiting this sprawling retreat- where you can get the best of rest and recreation in the Pacific Northwest. Four lodging options let guest pick from the cozy 18-room Inn, the main Lodge, or rent one of the condos or luxury homes to live it up like a local- all with access to the surrounding forest. Get your day going by hitting the 40-plus miles of exploratory trails or try out one of the seasonal outdoor activities like a wintertime snowshoe and brew tour that takes you through the forest to the historic town of Roslyn for a flight of local beers. If summer adventure is what you crave, opt for motorized scooter rides to the neighboring towns or a fly-fishing tour that starts with freshly made breakfast along the Yakima River. In need of a break? Visit Swiftwater Cellars, the resort’s onsite winery, for a tasting of the local wines and an artisan meal made with ingredients straight from the property. End the day by cozying up at one of the many fire pits located throughout the property where you can roast marshmallows al fresco or visit the Glade Spring Spa for a dip in one of the hot soothing mineral baths- making it the perfect place to indulge your wanderlust.
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
Adrenaline-junkie Aries can get their adventure fix with activities such as zip-lining, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and hiking to the La Fortuna waterfall. Just minutes away from all the action, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa is a haven for adventurous travelers who want to play by day and spa by sunset. Spread across 900 acres of primary and secondary rainforest near the Arenal Volcano, the resort envelops guests in a maze of lush green and exotic flora with thermal springs and cascading waterfalls naturally heated by the volcano’s magma. Open air spa bungalows where treatments are rendered to the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife are the perfect way to unwind after a day of exploring the tropical rainforest.
In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just 60 miles outside of Atlanta, Barnsley Resort is a 3,000 acres resort-meets-playground that Aries can retreat to. Those born under the adventure-seeking trait can get their adrenaline pumping by horseback riding through the mountains, hiking through trails, yelling ‘pull!” while shooting clays over a pond, learning how to fly fish, playing a round of paintball or golfing on the 18-hole Jim Fazio golf course. After a day of excitement, guests can kick it back in the resort’s cozy cottages or new 55-room Inn, roast a s’more over the outdoor fire pits and enjoy a cold one.
Key Traits: Taurus is the zodiac’s luxury-lover who appreciates the finer things in life, like a leisure spa day and high thread-count sheets. This Earth-sign also enjoys a soothing and relaxing escape surrounded by nature or lush landscape, just as long as they can make their facial treatment. Don’t forget the champagne!
Luxury-loving Taurus who enjoys the finer things in life will feel right at home at Il Salviatino, a lavishly refurbished Renaissance villa set within the sloping hills of Fiesole, yet only a stone’s throw away from the Florence city centre. Surrounded by a lush private park, this 15th century, 5-star villa and hotel possesses some of the most stunning views of the Tuscan capital. Taurus adore comfort and like being surrounded by pleasing, soothing things. Along these lines, they also favor a good meal and a fine wine which can be found at La Cucina, the hotel’s restaurant serving up authentic Italian dishes and aperitifs made from their very own organic vegetable garden. But what about luxurious spa treatments? Taurus can choose among many treatments including soaking in a freestanding ancient Roman tub during a ‘Champagne Bubble Bath’ under original ceiling frescos. Doesn’t get much more luxurious than that! As if the luxe amenities and lush backdrop weren’t enough to satisfy this Earth sign, they can join a certified truffle hunter and his dog to review the basics of this coveted ingredient before embarking on an experience that explores the secret world of the Tuscan truffle through the local forest. Time for Taurus everywhere to indulge on their perfect escape.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
Taurus babies are the first to appreciate the finer things in life, therefore those born from April 20 – May 20 will find ultimate bliss at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco — a once 16th century convent turned five-star hotel sitting 11,000 feet above sea level in Peru. Tapping into a Taurus’ love for nature and mesmerizing landscapes, the luxury hotel is an ideal homebase for guests to explore Inca sites in the Urubamba (Sacred) Valley and one of the 7 new Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. It’s no secret this bull sign loves to unwind by cooking and consuming fine cuisine, and with Peru being one of the world’s meccas for gastronomy, JW Marriott Cusco’s takes the Chef’s Table to a whole other level, not only treating their guests to an unforgettable meal, but also offering a hands-on Peruvian cooking seminar with Executive Chef Thais Rodrigues. All these activities will surely take up most of the day, but Taureans won’t have to miss their favorite leisure time activity (luxury spa treatments, of course) because the hotel’s spa is open until midnight! Inspired by the Inca’s calendar and their magic rituals, the Spa honors this ancient culture, blending authentic local elements to create the perfect place to balance energy and inner peace — ultimately satisfying the Taurus traveler’s evident need to self-indulge and be pampered.
Key Traits: Gemini’s love an opportunity to talk and socialize, and they thrive in this type of environment. They can thank the planet Mercury for this. The perfect trip for Gemini includes booking a flight to an exciting city where they chat up the locals, learn a new language, and enjoy a cultural night life.
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
City meets beach at this thriving metropolis where the scene almost rivals New York, yet is surrounded by beaches reminiscent of the South Pacific. Fun-seeking Geminis can experience Casco Viejo, Panama City’s hippest neighborhood and UNESCO protected district to mingle with locals, as well as please their adventure-seeking side with a visit to the Gamboa rainforest to swoon over the sloths at the sloth sanctuary. Or simply relax beachside with friends and a cocktail in hand. Geminis are in need of constant buzz and desperately need to be kept busy making Panama City a go-to destination. With The Westin Playa Bonita as their homebase, located on a mile long stretch of beach, Geminis have direct access to the beach, are surrounded by lush tropical rainforests and just fifteen minutes from bustling Panama City. The resort offers ultra-luxe accommodations with three sweeping oceanfront infinity pools, a chic, indoor-outdoor Executive Club Lounge with a full-bar and spacious suites with private balconies and views of ships waiting to enter the Panama Canal
Opal Sands Resort & Sandpearl Resort
Two is always better than one! For Geminis looking to appease their indecisive, dual-natured personalities, head to Clearwater Beach and enjoy beachfront sister properties Sandpearl Resort and Opal Sands Resort. If you can’t make up your mind, only a short picturesque stroll down the beach is in your way. As an air sign, Geminis have an affinity for exploring new places and learning new things and tend to be quite the social butterfly. They can indulge their curiosity at Sandpearl Resort, take an organic cooking class with the Chef, chat with other guests while roasting s’mores by the fire-pit, or explore dozens of trendy breweries in the area along the St. Pete / Clearwater Craft Beer Trail in a private ride with 14 friends. Geminis are known to make great artists, so tap into that creative side at Opal Sands Resort. The resort’s unique architecture and stunning artwork provides a place that also serves as inspiration.
Lido Beach Resort – Sarasota, FL
Gemini’s love an opportunity to talk and socialize, which is why they should book their stay at Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, FL. Not only does the beachfront resort specialize in sunsets, Sunday Brunch, and all things R&R, the hotel’s newly renovated Tiki Bar, where the mix of locals and Lido Beach experts (this place sees a ton of repeat visitors) offers Gemini’s plenty of chances to embrace their inner socialite. Live music sets the mood for epic nightly sunsets, and for an extra treat, have the resort arrange “dinner in the sand,” where they’ll actually carve out your table and serve you right on the beach. Out-of-the box experiences like this will keep a Gemini on their toes, satisfying their interest for new and exciting experiences.
Key Traits: Cancer is the zodiac’s more conservative sign that finds comfort in staying at home, so when they do leave home they enjoy traveling to serene locations that have the essential elements for a quiet getaway. As a water sign, those born under Cancer are very intuitive and feel at peace by the water.
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa
Choosing a hotel might be hard on Cancers, who are natural homebodies, unless they head to the heart of Italy’s most beloved region, Tuscany, where they can find the tranquil Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa nestled on a hill of an expansive 600-hectare estate that overlooks the ever changing colors of the mountainous Serchio Valley. The property offers a spa, two restaurants, on-site cooking lessons that teach guests how to hand-make Tuscan staples such as fresh pasta, and a variety of off-property excursions ranging from visits to local biodynamic wineries, remote medieval towns, and more. For the Cancers who feel the most at peace by the water, they can take in nature’s beauty at the pool, as it offers a full 360 degree breathtaking view of the valley and surrounding charming villages of Barga.
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and Marriott Cancun Resort
For the Cancer who prefers traveling with close friends and family to maintain some of the comforts of home, there’s no better place to visit than sister properties JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa and Marriott Cancun Resort. This family-friendly destination is the perfect place for the Cancer crab who feels at peace by the water and is ready to indulge in their appetite, by day they can bask in nature’s beauty while taking a dip in the pool or heading to the Cenote Azul for a natural limestone experience. Then by night, the whole group can opt for any of the authentic international dining experience while toasting to it all with the finest tequila Cancun has to offer.
Key Traits: Leos are famous for their big personalities who love celebration and excitement. It’s the sign of the sun, the leader, and the thespian. Outgoing Leos will most enjoy a party destination where they can be their bold selves, maybe capture a little spotlight, and dance the night away.
Key Traits: Virgos tend to admire the details, so every experience is an opportunity to learn for them. This Earth sign can be a bit of a health nut, so a trip that offers an escape from the city to enjoy the beauty of nature while breathing in the fresh air is right up their alley.
Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel
The Virgo is known for its active and adventurous personality, unable to sit still, and always preferably surrounded in mother earth’s beautiful nature. That’s why Virgos will find their happy place at Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel, a property set on the shore of Quexil Lagoon in Guatemala’s Jungle of Petén. Spread across 200 acres of lush, private reserve, the 19-bungalow suite hotel offers the perfect blend of luxury and eco-tourism with activities that include tours to the famous UNESCO ruins, trekking, bird watching trails, kayaking and 4X4 ATV tours through the jungle, and a brand new museum holding some of the most exquisite Mayan pieces in the world — giving Virgos plenty of opportunity to explore and learn (two must-have components to all their travel experiences)!
Key Traits: Artistic and stylish, feel most complete when coupled, love beautiful people and enjoy cocktail parties, theater, opera and ballet. Libras need a romantic city full of history and culture.
Art Ovation Hotel – Sarasota, FL
Inspired by Sarasota’s thriving culture and arts scene, Art Ovation Hotel made its debut in April 2018 on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Perfect for Libras, who are known for their artsy and stylish ways, the 162-room boutique hotel is located in the heart of downtown Sarasota, surrounded by an enviable number of art galleries, theaters, and restaurants. Designed to fully immerse guests in the creative and artistic experience, the property’s cultural curator partners with local artists and performers to offer guests a full 360° experience into the world of arts, providing creative guest experiences such as paint and sketch classes, origami sessions, art-influenced yoga, live performances, music lessons and exhibits art throughout it’s public spaces. Art Ovation also offers a robust Artists in Residence program featuring both establish and emerging artists, exclusive access for guests to enjoy area events and experiences, in-house art curators, in-room leatherbound sketchbooks, art supplies and ukuleles (for private jam sessions), and more.
Key Traits: For Scorpios it’s all about finding things that no one else has discovered yet and exploring all of the hidden gems a destination has to offer. And because Scorpio is a Water sign, they particularly enjoy unwinding near the water.
Casa Palopo – Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Casa Palopóis located in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala — a hidden gem that taps into the Scorpio traveler’s interest of “off-the-beaten” path destinations. From first landing into Guatemala City, crossing through the popular town of Panajachel, and then taking a small boat ride to one of Lake Atitlan’s 12 villages, Santa Catarina, Scorpios will get a thrill from the journey alone that leads to this luxury hotel. Since getting here is only half the adventure, those born into this water sign find true pleasures at this 15-room boutique property, as it is perched right along the shore of the lake where captivating views of the water, three surrounding volcanoes, and twinkling lights from the Mayan towns can be appreciated from all corners of the hotel. Other hotel perks and amenities include an incredible infinity pool, international cuisine at the open terrace 6.8 Palopo restaurant, in-room spa treatments, and a cozy living room and guest rooms adorned with original paintings and artifacts.
Key Traits:As the zodiac’s traveler, you are prone to restlessness and always looking for your next big adventure. Curious and energetic, Sagittarius is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, free spirit, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes.
AC Hotel Columbus Dublin
Sagittarians take pleasure in learning about different cultures and exploring new places, so venturing off to lesser-known cities is right up their alley. A short 20 minute drive from Columbus, Ohio lies the Irish-inspired city of Dublin where the fire sign can discover the city’s vibrant art scene, express their energy at Pins Mechanical Co. with old-school games, duckpin bowling, and a craft beer garden, and walk through Historic Dublin lined with charming boutiques and eateries. The perfect contrast to the 19th century architecture, is the new AC Hotel Columbus Dublin where the free-spirited Sagittarius can lay their head down at night. Decked out with sleek interiors, modern amenities, and a stylish rooftop bar serving Spanish-inspired tapas and hand crafted cocktails, the hotel is the perfect home base for touring the quaint, Irish-inspired destination while keeping things fresh for the ever adventure-seeking Sagittarius.
NYAH Key West
NYAH (pronounced NIE-yah), an acronym for “Not Your Average Hotel,” is a boutique, adults-only hotel transforming the traditional travel experience – just the name of the hotel alone already has Sagittarius written all over it. Located just a few blocks from Key West’s iconic Duval Street and historical seaport, NYAH offers a “Build Your Own Room” concept in which rooms can be customized to meet the specific needs of guests. The versatile furniture can be configured to accommodate a single traveler, a pair of vacationing friends, or a bachelorette party of six, without any added fees. In addition to the hotel’s unique accommodations, NYAH features complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi, 4:20 happy hour, three pools, two Jacuzzis, and several wrap-around rooftop decks that overlooks Key West’s tropical paradise. There is no doubt that this unique, fun, communal vibe will attract a Sagittarius’ free spirit mind.
Situated in the heart of South Beach off the famed Collins Avenue and 16th street, Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami is the ideal launch-point for the Sagittarius looking to travel solo to the buzzing city of Miami. Just steps from the beach and less than five minutes from Lincoln Road, guests will go beyond the wall of the hotel to explore the complete lifestyle Miami has to offer. Travelers can head to DECK Sixteen a buzzing day-to-night social hub serving Spanish-Mediterranean fare, sangria and locally-made artisan baked goods before hitting the beach with full-service access including towels, lounge chairs, umbrellas and food and beverage service. After a day of checking out the town, guests can head back to mingle at the hotel pool deck overlooking the South Beach skyline and Atlantic Coast.