Each options includes:
- Round-trip airfare from Atlanta (ATL), New York (JFK), Cincinnati (CVG), Nashville (BNA), New Orleans (MSY), Charlotte (CLT), Raleigh (RDU), Richmond (RIC), Memphis (MEM), Columbus (CMH), Baltimore (BWI), Chicago (MDW) or Philadelphia (PHL)
- 4-, 6-, or 7-night all-inclusive deluxe room accommodations with balcony at the 4-star Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort
- All meals, including gourmet a la carte lunch and dinners, and drinks at four onsite restaurants
- Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle-boating, sailing, windsurfing, and assisted scuba diving in the pool
- Two tennis courts
- 24-hour room service
- In-room complimentary WiFi
Hotel at a Glance: Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort
The 4-star Sandos Cancun Luxury Experience Resort sits on a barrier island in the middle of Cancun's Hotel Zone. The resort faces the Caribbean Sea to the east and Nichupte Lagoon to the west, so there are always spectacular water views and water-sport activities. Despite its location in one of Mexico’s most-popular partying destinations, the all-inclusive hotel caters to adults and couples, discouraging rowdy groups. This means you can enjoy the resort’s amenities—including three infinity pools, a 15,000-square-foot spa, and four restaurants—in peace.
- Snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing: are all included in the all-inclusive package
- Room with a view: Guest room balconies overlook the Caribbean and the Nichupté Lagoon
- Indulge in a luxury spa treatment: such as a “Polynesian Dance” massage or a cacao charm body wrap
- Eclectic dining options: include molecular modern cuisine at Seasons, sushi at Gaijin, and the international breakfast buffet at Zango.
- Two rooftop tennis courts: are free for all guests with prior reservations; tennis balls and rackets are included as well
Cancún: Cool White Sands and Mayan Relics
Located on a barrier island shaped like the number seven, Cancún's Hotel Zone juts into the Caribbean Sea at the northeast tip of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. With the sea on one side and freshwater lagoons on the other, it's a popular spot for sailing and snorkeling. Although the beaches and barrier reefs are a major draw, the geography is equally enticing further inland, where you can dive into an underground river or take a speedboat through a mangrove jungle.
Cancún pulls in millions of visitors each year, so escaping the crowds and the party atmosphere isn't always easy, but a visit to Playa Delfines offers a chance for sunbathing in relative seclusion. Resorts have yet to encroach upon this stretch of sand, and it's especially popular with surfers.
The stone columns of El Rey Ruins, an ancient Mayan site dating back to the second and third centuries BCE, lie within the city’s Hotel Zone. Believed to be a royal burial ground, the archaeological site is also home to wild iguanas that lounge in the sun and read Tom Clancy novels. For a Mayan-themed daytrip, take a 1.5-hour drive from Cancún down the coast to Tulum, a pre-Columbian walled city located on a bluff overlooking the sea—one of the Yucatán Peninsula's most visited Mayan ruins. The Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, is only a 2.5-hour drive from Cancún.