All-Inclusive 44-Room Resort Occupies 52 Acres On Prince Of Wales Island, Alaska

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Waterfall Resort

First thing I have to say about Alaska… if you have not been there… it is amazing. You have to go. That’s all there is to it. Second thing I have to say… it’s a long way, but worth it. Third… whether you like fishing or not… it’s amazing. Oh, I already said that.

The all-inclusive 44-room Waterfall Resort occupies 52 acres on Prince of Wales Island near Alaska’s Inside Passage. Accessible only by air and sea, the resort is a century-old salmon cannery turned into a “legendary” (their word) sport-fishing resort. They are just a short seaplane flight away from Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, or 90 minutes from Seattle, Washington. At Waterfall Resort, guests can fly in in the morning and be on the water, fishing for about 20 different species of fish, in the afternoon. And when it comes to groups, regardless of the level of fishing expertise, they know what they are doing. (www.waterfallresort.com)

The 79-Room All-Inclusive Resort And Dude Ranch Is Located On 20,000 Has One Of The Top 10 Golf Courses In Wickenburg, AZ

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Rancho de los Caballeros

They self-describe themselves as “a dude ranch in the Sonoran desert”, and I guess it’s that if you think of a dude ranch also having one of the top 10 golf courses in Arizona and a spa. The 79-room all-inclusive resort is located on 20,000 acres (yes, 20k), 75 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor.
 
Besides great golf, a great spa, a super-relaxed ranch atmosphere, hearty food and friendly (and real) staff, they have trap & skeet shooting, hot air ballooning, desert jeep and ATV tours, nature programs and my favorite… lots of horses.
 
And ranked as one of my favorite team building activities of all time… Team Penning. Simple… everyone gets a horse suited to their riding experience, the group is separated into teams, and given the task of herding three steers from one big pen into a smaller pen. Trust me, it is not as easy as it sounds, and requires teamwork. Let’s just say, there is a lot of laughing and whooping going on while participants learn to co-operate (and overcome fear). It is the best. www.ranchodeloscaballeros.com

Luxury Adults-Only All-Inclusive 310-Room Resort Includes Over 20,000 Sq Ft Of Meeting Space - Panama

OK… let’s all head back to Costa Rica and turn right. Opening December 2015 – Secrets Playa Bonita Panama Resort & Spa

This adults-only all-inclusive 310-room resort has what every luxury resort in Panama should have…golden sand beaches, jungle walkways, a freshwater infinity pool and a Spa. The resort has over 20,000 square feet of meeting space (the ballroom can accommodate banquets for up to 800) and if you really want to, you can swim in two oceans in the same day.
 
Assuming you know the geography of Panama… the resort is minutes away from the colonial and shopping districts of Panama City, the Panama Canal, and the Punta Bruja Nature Reserve. Great opportunities for eco-stuff. Fun Fact… The average daily temperature in Panama is 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Ah, you say… that’s the average. True… averages can be deceptive…except in Panama. Seriously, year-round…it’s 82 degrees. I mean it might get up to 87 during the day and 77 at night… but really… it’s 82 degrees.