Kirsty's summary from her trip...
Having recently spent four nights on a flying visit to Mexico, I have returned home wanting more, more, more! What an amazing destination with so much to offer people of all ages and interests.
I, like most people, initially associated Mexico with being a party destination with huge high rise hotels and 24 hour lively bars and nightclubs. How wrong I was! Cancun still has that reputation, but moving away from there, the Riviera Maya where I stayed is a world away from the hussle and bussle of Cancun. It has some amazing properties, ranging from traditionally styled boutique hotels such as Esencia and Maroma, as well as larger properties catering for couples and families alike such as the Fairmont and the luxuriously modern Rosewood. These two hotels along with the beautiful oriental style Banyan Tree, form part of the Mayakoba complex which has a fantastic PGA Greg Norman designed golf course spanning the whole of the resort.
The beautiful jungle setting of the hotels I visited and stayed at, and their eco friendly approach to the area and environment really impressed me. Opening my shutters in the morning to a view of the jungle and mangroves, was as equally, if not more, stunning than a view of the beach. However, the beaches I saw were stunning, possibly the best I have ever seen.
If you can tear yourself away from the hotels, the archaeological sites of Chitchen Itza and Tulum are an absolute must see. I found learning about Mayan civilisation and culture extremely interesting and was amazed at the intricacy of the ruins I saw. If you have children, they will absolutely love the various water parks and adventure parks available – big kids like myself loved them too!!
All in all, an amazing trip to a fantastic country with so much to see and do! I can’t wait to return! So if you fancy getting away from the big freeze that is predicted for us here in the UK this winter, consider a trip to warm, sunny Mexico and discover the amazing sights, accommodations and beaches it has to offer for yourself! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!