My company does various incentive based trips annually, and I was lucky enough to score an all expenses paid trip to Cancun, Mexico this year. Alyssa had just renewed her passport and it was a great opportunity to break it in. It was just a quick weekend trip, but thankfully not a super long flight from Atlanta.
Our flights were taken care of. Our room was taken care of, and it was an all inclusive resort. Where could we go wrong? Customs. In Mexico. That’s where. It took us an hour and a half on a Friday afternoon. The lines wrapped throughout the entire room. They advertised new, automated machines, but they were all roped off and not being used. Maybe they haven’t worked out the bugs yet.
We stayed at the Grand at Moon Palace. It was a beautiful resort. We were greeted with flowers and fresh towels to fresh up with upon our arrival. We had drinks and snacks available while we waited to check in. I was getting a little hangry by that point so a margarita and a sandwich were definitely needed. We received a personal golf cart tour of the resort (and I’m glad we did…the place was HUGE) and were taken to our room.
The room… what can I say about the room? Honestly, I don’t know how we lucked out with the room we got, but needless to say, it was bigger than our first apartment together. Highlights included: a Jacuzzi in the bedroom, our own personal pool right outside the patio door, and an unlimited supply of beverages (read: dranks).
Our only real complaint was the food. We weren’t expecting fine dining, but the food left something to be desired. I guess that’s the downside to all inclusive. You get a lot of quantity, but not necessarily quality. Room service and restaurant food was meh. honestly, our best meal was off property during a snorkeling excursion about 15 minutes down the road.
We spent the weekend with a lot of margaritas (best from the swim up bar, duh), sunburn, a few naps, and an amazing snorkeling adventure. We really wished we had a chance to explore the ruins of Chichen Itza and Tulum, but the timing of the excursions didn’t work with our schedule for the weekend.