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Cancun, Mexico – April 2016 – Audra Kennedy

Where did you travel?
Cancun, Mexico Cancun Hotel Zone and Playa Mujeres

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What dates where you there?
Tuesday April 12 – Saturday April 16 2016

How long did it take you to get there?
Flew out of Atlanta airport – flight was 2 ½ hours transfer to my hotel in hotel zone was approx.. 30 min

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Have you been there before?
NO, I wanted to get to Mexico so I was really excited to go on this trip.

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Tell a little about your trip.
I actually booked myself to arrive very early the first day so I could experience the resort as a guest would experience it. I also wanted to see/experience the Cancun airport to be able to help my clients move quickly as possible through the airport and to their transfer.
I stayed at the Fiesta Americana Condesa – which is a “no frills” family resort.
Each day we did site inspections of resorts in the area. On the first day we did site inspections at Paradisus Cancun: it smelled so great right when you walked in the front door!
This is a family property, but they also have an adults only side of the resort so it would be a good option for a couple traveling without children. One thing that was great about this resort is they have guaranteed room options for handicapped. There is shopping and restaurants across the street.
Next we went to Hard Rock Cancun which is also a family friendly resort. One nice thing about this resort is that a family of 6 traveling together can have the option of adjoining rooms making it a Rock Suite. Hard Rock is also a great place to have a destination wedding and get treated with Rock Star Royalty.
Then we went right next door to Secrets The Vine which is an adults only property. This property was a less active more quiet property. One thing that I loved here was that they have a spin cycle class that has glass front overlooking the ocean.
We then went north to the tip of the hotel zone. Hyatt Zilara Cancun an adults only resort.There is a wonder Corner suite on the ground floor that has a swim up pool. The pool has active and relaxed sides so you have options depending on your mood. They do have an authentic Mexican restaurant on site with a mariachi band 3 times a week.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun which is right next door is a family friendly property but also have an adults only tower with Jacuzzi on the balcony and adults only pool.
This resort has dolphin view suites that overlook a dolphin pool. There is a beautiful gazebo for weddings and a sky gazebo for events or weddings. They also have a microbrewery onsite and have 3 in-house brews that change monthly.
The second day we did site inspections at LIVE Aqua which is a part of the Fiesta American Properties. This property is very relaxing with very few activities the average age is 35 – 65 yrs old. 96% of their menu is gluten free and the chef will come out and personally interview those with food allergies (with a 2 week notice).
We then went to Playa Mujeres area and did site inspections at Beloved which is a family friendly boutique resort. They will put a family of 5 in the same room without having to get two adjoining rooms.
Next door is also Excellence Playa Mujeres an adults only resort. They have a lazy river that wraps around the property. It is situated on 2 miles of white sandy beach. There is a main stage with nightly entertainment.
Again right next door is Finest Playa Mujeres. Finest is a family property. They have kids clubs and a mini kids waterpark on site. There is a gorgeous two-story roof top terrace with private plunge pool and outdoor shower.

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What was your favorite part?
My favorite part of the trip was the opportunity during a “free day” to experience Secrets The Vine as one of my clients would. I was able to get a day pass and no one on property knew that I was a travel agent, so I did not get any “special treatment” BUT now I know that all my clients that I send to Secrets The Vine get SPECIAL TREATMENT! We met a couple staying there and they had spent the morning deep sea fishing and brought back a 50 pound tuna and the poolside kitchen cooked it for them for their lunch and they shared it with me. Talk about VIP treatment! Can’t get fish any fresher than that!

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