All-Inclusive Vacation at Four-Diamond Resort in Cancún’s Hotel Zone
Included in the vacation:
- Round-trip airfare from one of eight departure cities
- Six or seven nights all-inclusive standard accommodations at Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe, a AAA Four-Diamond winner
- All meals and snacks
- Unlimited domestic and select premium beverages
- 24-hour room service
- Stocked in-room mini bar
- Nonmotorized water sports at a nearby marina
- Daily activities and nightly entertainment
- Hotel taxes and gratuities<p>
Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe
On a thin barrier island just outside of downtown Cancún lies the city’s Hotel Zone, a lively strip lined with open-air bars, miles of beaches, and nightclubs that stay open into the wee hours. It’s a popular destination among out-of-towners, and the 4-star Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe puts you right in the heart of all the action. The all-inclusive resort sits on a stretch of white-sand beach along the Caribbean, where you can swim, sunbathe, or challenge friends to a game of volleyball. There’s even a semi-private beach with thatched palapas that are reserved for Cancún Caribe guests.
A few steps from the main beach, the freeform infinity pool is a nice spot to swim or relax in a submerged lounge chair. Head to the swim-up bar for a tropical drink, free as part of the resort’s all-inclusive plan. For even more fun in the sun head 3.5 miles south to AquaWorld Marina, where guests of the resort get free access to kayaking, windsurfing, and other nonmotorized water sports.
Fuel up throughout the day at one of four onsite restaurants that carry buffet and a la carte dishes inspired by Mexican, Asian, and Italian cuisine. You can also grab coffee and paninis at a charming cafe in the main lobby. High above the resort, an open-air rooftop lounge serves premium drinks amid views of Nichupté Lagoon.
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.
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