All-Inclusive Vacation at Family-Friendly Resort in Cancun
The trip includes:
- Round-trip airfare from CVG, JFK, ATL, BOS, BWI, MDW, LAX, MCI, DTW, STL, DAL, MKE, MSP, or BUF
- 5- or 6-night all-inclusive stay in a sunset-view room at Grand Oasis Palm in Cancun
- All daily meals (buffet breakfast/lunch/dinner or a la carte dinner)
- Access to ten restaurants with buffets and a la carte specialties, plus the restaurants at a sister hotel
- Access to nine bars, including swim-up bar
- All drinks
- Unlimited access to the onsite gym
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Complimentary use of paddleboats, kayaks, and surfboards
- All gratuities
The Grand Oasis Palm sits on its own private beach on the north side of Cancun’s hotel zone. Unlike other properties nearby, this all-inclusive resort is decidedly kid-friendly—little ones can enjoy water slides, a buffet with kid-approved foods, and even a supervised overnight camp. It's not all about the small fry, though. Adults flock to the resort's 10 restaurants and the onsite spa; there's also unlimited golf at a sister property’s 9-hole course.
As part of the all-inclusive package, you’ll have access to a long list of activities including soccer, basketball, and volleyball. There’s a state-of-the-art gym onsite and tennis courts at the sister resort, located 20 minutes south. Those looking for a more relaxing afternoon can lounge by the resort’s massive pool or head to the spa for a body wrap or hot stone massage.
Each of the resort's 10 restaurants has a different culinary specialty. Choose from Veracruz seafood at La Bamba, Italian classics at Dos Lunas, or an alfresco dinner of Mexican tapas at La Cantina. Later, check out one of the 10 bars or a dance show. At the end of the night, retire to a sunset room with water views and flat-screen TVs.
Cancún: Cool White Sands and Mayan Relics
Located on a barrier island shaped like the number 7, Cancun'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 speedboat through a mangrove jungle.
Cancun 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, lies 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 day trip, take a 90-minute drive from Cancun 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 Cancun.