A key part of a travel agents job is the ability to give you honest and first hand advice on the resorts we offer for all inclusive travel. Sure, you can read about it online, but there’s nothing quite like stepping off the plane and into the warm Mexico or Caribbean air for the first time. And while pictures speak a thousand words, we prefer to give you first hand advice on the resorts we work with the most. That’s why from Sept 18-21 Dreams Vacations turned off our computers and phones and headed down to Cancun and the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Luck was on our side when the Iberostar Grand Paraiso, one of the top adults only all inclusive resorts in Mexico, agreed to host our company. Upon arrival we were generously upgraded to oceanfront rooms right on the beach! But our work didn’t start at check in, we started the minute we cleared customs and headed out those airport doors.
Our first stop was the Iberostar Cancun, a family friendly jewel. Luxurious and grand the Iberostar Cancun is sure to please any family with children. With a small waterpark right next to the main pools, keeping an eye on your little one’s is a breeze at this open family friendly resort.
The Riu Palace Peninsula was second on our list and this is yet another new resort that offers the ultimate in luxury. Choose from the regular junior suites for a family friendly experience or upgrade to the adults only villa’s and enjoy the child free pool and location.
Next we headed to the new Secrets The Vine for lunch. Adults only luxury at it’s best, enjoy top shelf everything, no wrist bands, no reservations and accommodations with ocean views that will take your breath away.
Our last tour on our first day in Mexico was the Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita. Known for their holistic spa and wellness techniques this stunning boutique style all inclusive resort is perfect for those seeking rest and relaxation.
Day two had us up bright and early heading first to the adults only Valentin Imperial Maya. An impressive resort that’s just the right price and offers a lush jungle feel. Perfect for those adults only travelers looking for a good deal for a honeymoon or anniversary getaway.
Our next stop was the more moderate Ocean Coral and Turquesa which turned out to be our Diamond in the rough! Offering modern rooms, never far from the beach and ocean, this family friendly resort boasted an amazing kids and even a teens club. Benefits like no dinner reservations required, the unique Route 66 bar/restaurant and only a 15 minute ride from the airport, the Ocean Coral and Turquesa is value for the money at it’s best.
We enjoyed visiting the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun next. Another Am resort property offering wonderful pools, accommodations, unlimited luxury and a great kids club. The choices were endless and with a wider more than longer layout you were never far from the beach here.
We ended our afternoon with a stop by the Dreams Riviera Cancun, the premier Dreams in the Riviera Maya. High end family luxury is what you will find here with modern rooms, a beautiful beach and the all features the Am brand is known for, no dinner reservations, top shelf drinks and personalized service.
After a quick break at our host resort, and a nap for one or two of us, we headed to the luxury Secrets Maroma Beach resort for dinner. One of the best in adults only all inclusive travel, if you are looking for a pristine beach this is the resort for you!
Our final full day in Mexico was spent enjoying the pool, beach and sunshine. I’ve only been home for a little over two weeks and I’m already ready to go back!