Overseas travel can be exhausting (cue the violins). Vacation time is precious, so you want to soak up as much as possible in the time you have away. Often times you come home overstimulated and frazzled (aka the holiday hangover).
Here’s an idea. End your mainland USA adventure with 5 nights of R&R in Cancun. Lay like a lizard in the sun, sip cocktails and reminisce about the fabulous holiday you’ve had.
Let me entice you with the view from our balcony at the Royal in Cancun.
The Royal in Cancun is an adults only all-inclusive resort. It boasts 8 restaurants, 7 bars and 24 hour room service. There’s a spa, a fully equipped gym, multiple pools and a pristine beach on your doorstep.
Margaritas at 9am on the beach? Totally acceptable. Frozen grapes by the pool? That’d be lovely thank you.
The only time you need to put your hand in your wallet is to tip the staff. Everything, I mean everything, is included.
You could take a tour of the Mayan Ruins, play golf or swim with dolphins, but honestly, why would you leave the resort?
As is the case for most resorts in the Hotel Zone, there is a timeshare situation going on. After reading plenty of reviews on tripadvisor, we knew what to be aware of and dodged the sales pitch.
Our stay was ridiculously indulgent, utterly relaxing…and more affordable than you might think!
I snagged a great deal on expedia at $350 per night for the Royal Junior Oceanfront Suite. That’s the per room rate, not the per person rate. Seriously. I couldn’t believe it either.
It’s a 5hr direct flight from Los Angeles to Cancun. We paid $129pp each way with Virgin America.
The airport can be intimidating, so I strongly recommend you arrange transfers in advance. We booked a private shuttle with Best Day.
Insider’s Tip – Don’t miss the Chef’s Plate private degustation dinner, the teppanyaki at Asiana and the Tapas at Pintxos.
Off you go now and fill in an annual leave application. Do it!