Cancun: Are You Open to a New Experience?
Posadas Resorts invited me to bring my top agents to Cancun to experience three of their properties, and I literally could not remember the last time I stayed in the hotel zone of Cancun. I gladly accepted the invitation.
Cancun is home to 17 miles of pristine white sand beaches sitting along the rim of the second largest barrier reef in the world. Lapping along the edges of the beaches are the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. If you enjoy sand and water, you won’t find any better than in Cancun, and most resorts offer stunning views from their hotel lobbies. It’s a welcome like none other.
Cancun has been known for nightlife. The Club Zone is home to several well-known nightclubs where the music and dancing literally go on all night long. However this old party reputation ignores the modern, sophisticated Cancun that appeals to millions of American tourists today.
There are 2 golf courses in Cancun and 11 more just outside the city. Cultural opportunities abound with several Mayan sites in the area, as well as more water sports than you can imagine. Diving, fishing, jet skis, parasailing, cenote diving, swimming with dolphins, swimming with whale sharks; the list goes on and on. Zip lining, ATV tours, rappelling, the newest adventures are all readily available in the Cancun area. I’ll be experiencing the brand new Xenses Park next week; I’ve heard it’s amazing.
Cancun offers some of the best cuisine to be found anywhere in the world. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, one of my all-time favorites, is located in Kukulcan Mall. Between the airport and your hotel you will see Outback, Chili’s, Bubba Gump, Olive Garden, and even Starbucks. Need I say more?
Thinking about going all-inclusive? The vast majority of resorts in Cancun are all-inclusive. This means food and drinks (yes, even alcoholic) are included in your total price. Food quality runs the gamut in Cancun, and it always goes back to “you get what you pay for”. If you want a cheap get-away, the food will be safe and good, but nothing worthy of an Instagram picture. If you prefer 5 star cuisine it’s waiting for you in Cancun at the more upscale all-inclusive properties, and certainly worthy of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat.
Most resorts offer non-motorized water sports as part of their all-inclusive program as well, and most have tennis courts and discounts at the local golf courses. Non-motorized water sports usually include Hobie cats, snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc.
How about a massage? Spa business is booming in Cancun and there’s nothing like an oceanfront massage during the course of your vacation to make you feel fully rejuvenated. FYI Spa services are not part of the all-inclusive packages.
Are you an adult couple looking for romance? Cancun offers some of the highest rated adult only resorts in the world. All-inclusive? Yes, they are and the cuisine meets that 5 star requirement as does the service. Elegant accommodations? Absolutely, with wonderful linens, glorious décor and spacious suites.
Are you a family looking for something easy to get to, and inexpensive? Cancun offers many fantastic family friendly resorts that are well priced and often offer specials where “kids stay free”. Kids water parks, kid clubs, babysitters, it’s all there waiting for your next fun filled, sun filled family vacation.
The temperature in Cancun varies from highs of 80 degrees in January to 90 degrees in July and August. Lows vary from 67 to 77. Any time is a good time to go to Cancun. Afraid to go to Cancun during hurricane season? As I said I was there two weeks ago, there was an 80% chance of rain every day, and I did not get rained on a single drop. Since it was low season there were also no crowds. No rain, no crowds, lower prices. I encourage you to opt for off season travel whenever possible.
I have to admit, while I was floating in the gorgeous clear waters of Cancun I couldn’t justify why it had taken me so long to get back to Cancun.