, ,

Yvonne’s Mexico Blog – 2014

I was lucky enough to be invited on the Caribtours educational visit to Mexico. We stayed at a variety of wonderful hotels and visited many more. We travelled out with Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy class for the 10 hour direct service to Cancun, we sampled the V Lounge at Gatwick Airport and viewed Upper Class on the flight.
We were treated like royalty at the Fairmont Mayakoba, where we stayed for 2 nights. This hotel is situated on the Riviera Maya, 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen. This hotel is unique in that it is built around mangroves, the beach, and a golf course, the resort is perfect for all ages and with the legendary Fairmont standard you have it all. The resort had 5 swimming pools, 3 restaurants, children’s club and a fab spa. If you want a bit of Mexican authenticity you won’t go far wrong with Dreams situated in Tulum. Just a few minutes drive from the Tulum ruins- which is a must see! 


Fairmont Mayakoba beach…

We stayed at Paradisus Playa dele Carmen La Perla with its sister hotel , La Esmerelda, both are all inclusive hotels. La Perla is adults only so if you want a busy, high class hotel with every facility this is the one for you. Next door is La Esmerelda, which is fabulous for families with very spacious accommodation.What a treat- we stayed at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, this is a delightful boutique hotel, with an authentic Mexican experience. Fabulous location with rooms to match and the staff work hard to make sure every guest has a wonderful time. Secrets Maroma Beach is just further along the beach from the Belmond a large hotel with every facility can recommend this hotel.

Imagegen (3)

Paradisus Playa Del Carmen – La Perla hotel room…

Other hotels we visited were Esencia- a small hotel on a lovely beach. The Viceroy Riviera Maya an adult only hotel in a jungle setting, super rooms and friendly staff here. The Royal Hideaway is near Playa del Carmen with a grand entrance has a colonial feel about this hotel, will accept children from teenagers, so no young children here. Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, a very Mexican feel to this hotel and rooms. Our final night was a drive up to Cancun to stay for a night at Le Blanc Spa Resort, as the name suggests a very white hotel, superb location on a gorgeous beach. The rooms are quirky and modern with TV’s in their bathroom mirrors. There is a fantastic spa here which is popular with guests. Cancun Airport is modern and efficient. It has a large duty free area with bars and restaurants all very compact so no long walks to the departure gates.

Mexico is the new Caribbean –  call me for advice and of course, the very best prices for your next holiday to Mexico.