Viva Mexico

Sarah McCarthy 10 September 2012
I was extremely lucky to have the opportunity to travel to Mexico and experience first hand what this amazing destination has to offer.

Because the majority of my business is organising Honeymoons, Weddings and that "special occasion" trip, I was very eager to see if the 5 Star Luxury properties that Mexico boast lived up to their reputation.

I don’t usually delve into detailing individual properties when writing travel journals, however as Mexico is such a popular destination with my past and present clients I simply have to give you a brief synopsis of my favourites.

5 Star Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa – stayed at this property for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. I loved the entrance to this hotel and the walkway down towards the pool and beach. Also loved the room layout, it was different and really worked. There was a great buzz to this resort and the live music in the lobby in the evening followed by nightclub was excellent for entertainment. I was lucky to see a wedding down by the beach, it looked amazing. All in all very good experience and would highly recommend to couples, groups and families alike.

5 Star Secrets Capri Riviera Resort & Spa - Beautiful property with a Italian feel to it, the beach was quite narrow but that will not deter me in selling this property. Again I loved the layout of the pool area and the 2 beach front restaurants. The lobby area and restaurants had a definite “WOW” factor. A huge plus for this property is its location, only 10 minutes in a taxi to downtown Playa Del Carmen.

5 Star Zoetry Paraiso De La Bonita - Stunning property. 10 out 10 of for all aspects. A truly very special hotel which focuses on well being with a luxurious feel & a very intimate atmosphere. The Suites are stunning, all ocean front with fine quality decor throughout. I would be very careful when recommending this property, whilst I would recommend to honeymoon couples, I feel that it would be too quiet for younger clientele.

5 Star Secrets Maroma Resort & Spa. The minute I entered the lobby I knew I had "come home". This is one of my biggest selling properties for weddings and honeymooners. All I can say is “WOW WOW WOW”. The personal service is second to none and it’s also located on an award winning beach. This is the one property that continues to wow my clients and exceed expectations.

Of course it doesn’t stop at the hotel experience; Mexico has loads to offer in terms of activities, excursions, historic sites etc. We swam with dolphins which was surreal. We visited the Mayan Ruins, as a lover of all things historic this was a highlight for me.

We spent a day at Xcaret, world famous ecg-archeological site. It boasts Mayan ruins, a dolphin show, horses, a farm with tropical birds, butterflies, bat caves and a stunning beach. We went snorkeling in the famous caves and the well known underground river. With over 53 activities to enjoy it is a great day out.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. I just can’t wait to plan my next trip.