Adventure Travel
October 10, 2018
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Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving is mere weeks away, and the holiday provides a perfect reason to collect your family and spend some quality time
together, reflecting upon all that you are grateful for. Read below for our favorite Thanksgiving destinations this year, then contact
your West University Travel Advisor to start planning your vacation!

Jumby Bay Island – Antigua

Jumby Bay, the luxurious private island off the coast of Antigua, has planned a truly one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving celebration. From pumpkin-painting to rum-tasting, a Turkey Trot race to a Thanksgiving Feast, guests will enjoy a number of seasonal activities at the resort. The weekend kicks off with a Thanksgiving-eve cocktail party and ends with a post-Turkey Day Sailing. All of this is in addition to Jumby Bay's usual amenities which include three tennis courts, a newly enhanced spa, two white-sand beaches, complimentary bicycles, Nanny Service for infants, and Explorers Camp Jumby for the kids.

Ventana Big Sur – California

For couples looking to take advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday as a time to relax and recharge, look no further than Ventana Big Sur. Long a sanctuary for authors, artists, and Zen-seekers, Big Sur is the perfect place for a restorative getaway. Set amid 160 forested acres on the rugged Pacific Coast, this rustically romantic resort offers wine & cheese receptions, daily yoga & Tai Chi classes, and rooms with fireplaces and private balconies. Dine on Pacific seafood caught by local fishermen, free-range meats, and fresh produce from local farmers. Pamper yourself at Spa Alila, which offers treatments rooted in ancient Asian methods. Leave Big Sur feeling refreshed and renewed after your serene Thanksgiving getaway.

Avanti Chalet – Colorado

A seven-bedroom private home in the heart of Vail Village, Avanti Chalet offers ski in ski out access to the slopes, as well as restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment all within walking distance. After a day on the mountain, unwind in the jacuzzi, shake up a drink from the wet bar, play a game of foosball, or watch a movie in the media room. The chalet also has a private gym, sauna, and a personal concierge ready to assist you with any request!

The Plaza – New York

There's no place like New York City to celebrate Thanksgiving. With a stay at The Plaza, you will be in the prime location to view the famous Macy's Day Parade. After watching the balloons float past the windows of your room, head down to the storied Palm Court, New York's premier destination for afternoon tea. The Plaza also offers the European-inspired Todd English Food Hall, The Rose Club, and The Champagne Bar, as well as the posh Guerlain Spa and fitness center. The refined elegance, French decor, and white-glove Butler Service of The Plaza all combine to ensure that your stay at this iconic hotel exudes luxury, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy.

Royal Island – Bahamas

Do you want to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday but don't want to leave your extended family behind? Make the trip a multi-generational one and invite aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and more by booking Royal Island, a private island oasis with five villas located on pristine sands surrounded by miles of untouched turquoise sea. Enjoy your own private staff, private chef, beach club, outdoor movies on the beach, spear-fishing, and every thinkable water activity! A stay at Royal Island would be sure to make this Thanksgiving one that your family won't soon forget!

Ready to plan your Thanksgiving vacation? Reach out to us here at West University Travel! We can give you more information on the hotels mentioned above, or help you find a different destination that may be a better fit for your travel needs. What are you waiting for? Stop on by, enjoy a cup of coffee with us, and let’s talk travel!

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