Sweet dreams in Mexico

Suzanne Barney on 31 March 2019
This is my third visit to Cancun/Riviera Maya. The Yucatan peninsula was created as a resort for 3 main reasons:

1. The best snorkelling outside of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia 2. Historically there are a few Mayan temples in the areas 3. Great weather and beaches

I was interested to see how the destination had changed since I last visited. Especially after Katrina (in 2008) devastated most of the coastline so most of Cancun had to be rebuilt. I must admit the overall quality of hotels has surprised me as this trip exceeded my expectations.

This area is very popular with Americans and Canadians, with us Brits being the minority. A great destination for weddings or a tropical getaway without breaking the bank.

We stayed at 5 hotels in our 7 days in Mexico so we could sample the different hotels, style and ambience. The hotels are also different in layout and design all very high quality. There was a good variety of food with plenty of ala carte restaurants unlike a lot of hotels that rely on buffet. The food was of a high standard - I would say that I haven't not had this quality of food anywhere in the Caribbean. The spas were excellent with hydrotherapy pools and places to relax and unwind. Generally, the hotels were large with around 400 rooms but there was enough space for them not to feel crowded or soulless.

Every room we stayed in was spacious with everything taken care of; coffee machines, irons, flat screen TVs, hairdryers and if you like, a jacuzzi on the balcony. They have these in abundance or splash out on a swim up room. All the latest technical gadgetry (especially in Breathless) or swimming with turtles (Akumal) there was something for everyone.

We stayed at Dreams Riviera, Breathless, Secrets the Vine, Secrets Maroma, Secrets Akumal – individual blogs to follow on each property!