All-Inclusive Cancún Vacation at Trendy, Beachfront Resort
This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-night stay in a Vibe guest room at the 4-star ME Cancún
- All meals, snacks, and select alcohol at five restaurants and seven bars
- For 5-7 night options: $500 in resort credits, including a $200 spa credit, $50 toward use of a Bali bed, $50 toward room upgrade (subject to availability at check-in), $100 toward barefoot romantic dinner, $50 toward exotic rides experience, and $50 toward dolphin ride experience.
- For 4 night options: $300 in resort credits, including a $100 spa credit, $25 toward use of a Bali bed, $25 toward room upgrade (subject to availability at check-in), $50 toward barefoot romantic dinner, $50 toward exotic rides experience, and $50 toward dolphin ride experience
ME Cancún is located in the heart of Cancún’s Hotel Zone, but guests don’t have to leave in order to experience some of the city’s best nightlife. With beachfront DJ parties, VIP bottle service, and electronic music piped into the interior, there’s always something going on at this all-inclusive resort. In 2009, its 10,000-square-foot Suite ME was chosen as the setting for MTV’s Real World Cancún, a reality show known for its lavish settings and over-the-top partying. The rest of the property also caters to a hip clientele, with chic décor and a bustling social scene.
ME Cancún’s Vibe guest rooms sport custom lighting, wall-mounted plasma TVs, and paintings and furnishings by Mexican artist Yuri Zatarain. All rooms also feature oversize windows with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. You’ll also find dazzling water views at the 11,000-square foot Yhi Spa, which offers aromatherapy massages, facials, and body masks.
During the day, guests gather around the resort’s adults-only pools to soak up the Caribbean sun and sip on frozen cocktails. A credit towards a plush Bali bed ensures you’ll have a personal spot to relax. Here, the Beach House restaurant—the site of the famous weekend DJ parties—serves Mexican fusion fare on a deck overlooking the waves. At night, the action picks up at one of the sleek bar areas.
As part of the all-inclusive package, guests dine for free at any of the resort’s five restaurants. The Water Grille serves South American specialties in a modern oceanfront setting. At Silk, you can enjoy teppanyaki-style dishes amidst mermaid sculptures. For a romantic dinner, head to its sister restaurant Salt, which serves gourmet Mediterranean fare in a candlelit dining room.
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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