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Vacation Diary: Cancun, Mexico

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I am sharing some images from my family vacation to Cancun, Mexico as part of my monthly Travel posts. I have always thought of Cancun as a Party city/ Spring break central for college kids but even with these reservations I decided on a family vacation there. Boy was I wrong and all my assumptions put to shame, lol.

Cancun exceeded my expectations in every way! From the  crystal blue warm Caribbean waters, to the local cuisines and top notch hospitality, just to name a few. Taking my own advice, we booked this trip for the earlier part of the year (off-peak season) because it is inexpensive and less crowded too. (Read about my travel saving tips here.) We saved on hotel cost, flight and our meals just from doing this. We selected the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach for many reasons.

#1 We were traveling with our kids, so a good Kids club was something we wanted to keep the kids occupied and give us alone time.

#2 We didn’t want to venture too much outside of the hotel, so we picked a beach front hotel.
#3 We wanted a top notch/highly reviewed hotel with restaurants on ground. Le Basilic, one of the restaurants on ground,  is a AAA Five-Diamond French Mediterranean restaurant.
#4 This was for me, lol, a top grade spa:)
This hotel offered this and much more. Again we went off peak so we paid way less than the average nightly rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We spent a day in Tulum, Mexico which is about 2 hours from Cancun on a free excursion. Its a must see if you are a history buff. The Mayan ruins in all its glory and it doesn’t hurt that there is an amazing beach there too. It rained on our trip to Tulum, so I couldn’t take as much pictures as I would have I liked.

 

 

My 6 year old had way too much fun with this Snake, lol

I had the best spa experience of my life (to date) at the Gem spa in our hotel. They had a 10-step hydrotherapy (90 minutes) ritual which came complimentary with a spa service (I booked a massage.) It was truly an experience I would never forget. Thank you for reading. Have any travel questions? Leave a comment or send me an e-mail.

One of the hydrotherapy steps

                                                       Shop my Maxi skirt here and other vacation fashion below

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10 Comments

  1. March 16, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    Looks like you all had a great time. You slayed every single outfit. And YAS to travelling off peak….one gets to save a lot that way.

    • March 17, 2016 / 1:06 am

      Lol, I know you know the drill @off season travel. Thanks dear!

  2. March 17, 2016 / 3:47 am

    Wow! Wow!!! Wow!!! The pics are so beautiful. I just want to take a vacation with my family right now. You look so fit Titi (for a mother of two). Who shall deliver me from this 4-month pregnancy of fat? *runs of to drink lime water*

    Precious Core Blog

    • March 17, 2016 / 5:13 am

      Thank you Precious, really appreciate your kind words 🙂

  3. March 17, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    This looks like MY kind of vacation! I had the same reservations about Cancun but had an amazing time. Lovely outfits and your family looks wonderful as always! Now off to read your tips on how to get the biggest bang for my buck!

  4. March 18, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I am so glad to hear that cancun can be an amazing family getaway. The pictures are oh so beautiful. I want to hear about how you got that free excursion to Tulum lol. Looking forward to seeing your next adventure.

  5. March 18, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    Lovely lovely pictures. You are so beautiful

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