Grand Mayan Riviera Maya, Mexico

10,500 eXpectations Points, 9th May 2014, Hotel Unit Sleeps 2

Where to stay this week in Mexico had us completely stumped. There is quite simply some fantastic choice to be had in Mexico and the resorts are generally of a very high standard. What calls for a little more consideration however is that since the resorts are catering for a predominantly North-American audience, many operate a mandatory all-inclusive policy for which there is an additional fee. So, weighing up the value of each one, looking at what is included and reading reviews etc can take a little bit more time to be happy you’re getting the very best holiday to suit you. There are some great deals to be had, some of the offers through RCI saw savings of £500+ on just one weeks holiday when comparing like-for-like with packages available online. However, to keep things simple and straight forward we’ve opted to stay at a The Grand Mayan Riviera Maya which does not operate a mandatory all-inclusive package.

Grand Mayan Riviera Maya

Poolside at Grand Mayan Riviera Maya
Poolside at Grand Mayan Riviera Maya

Enjoying a fantastic beachside setting set midway between Cancun and Playa Del Carmen, Grand Mayan Riviera Maya is an RCI Gold Crown resort which has also been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Out of over 1700 reviews on TripAdvisor a massive 1400 rate the the resort as either “Excellent” or “Very Good”.

Our “Hotel” unit is spacious and furnished to a high, comfortable standard with marble flooring.

The resort boasts a fantastic wealth of facilities to keep you and your family occupied and content throughout your stay! Starting with activities for the little ones…The resort has a huge elaborate pool which has daily activities whilst the beach has a trampoline and rock wall. Under the shade, the activity stand lays on arts and crafts for younger children whilst indoors there is of course a games room.

For the whole family the beachside setting provides pristine waters great for snorkelling whilst the unspoilt surroundings have nature trails with a bounty of exotic animals to enjoy as well as a sanctuary for flamingos and crocodiles!

Golfers will delight in the 18-hole El Manglar Jack Nicklaus cours