A Grand Choice for Luxury Mexico Family Vacations

By Nancy Schretter, Editor

Mexico’s Caribbean coast is a popular choice for family vacations. In fact, the greater Cancun area is currently the number one international family vacation destination for U.S. family travelers. The region is known for its beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, family-friendly resorts and reasonably priced direct flights.

One of the biggest issues for families is determining the best place to stay for their vacation, particularly for multigenerational groups. Choosing accommodations with plenty of room to spread out and privacy for family members is one of the keys to a successful family vacation. Having activities that will please every age group and interest is critically important as well. That’s why many upscale families are heading to Grand Residences Riviera Cancun for their family and multigenerational vacations.

Located in Puerto Morelos, Grand Residences is the recipient of TripAdvisor’s 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award and is ranked as the top property in the area. This world-class five-star resort is located just south of Cancun in idyllic Puerto Morelos. Located just thirty minutes from Cancun International Airport, Puerto Morelos offers a serene environment for discerning families who want to relax together and get away from the crowds.

If you’re planning an upscale family or multigenerational vacation, here’s why Grand Residences Riviera Cancun should be your family vacation destination of choice:

Plenty of Luxurious Family Room.  Grand Residences is an excellent choice for those seeking magnificent villa-style accommodations with all the amenities of a world-class five-star resort. Affiliated with Leading Hotels of the World, Grand Residences is the perfect home away from home. The resort offers 103 massive ocean-view suites and all are beautifully decorated. The property’s one- to four-bedroom suites are great for families and multigenerational groups, featuring well-appointed kitchens, pull-down Murphy beds for kids, in-suite washer/dryer facilities, opulent bathrooms with rain showers and soaking Jacuzzis, and large outdoor terraces with Jacuzzis. These fully furnished terraces are the ideal spot for reading and relaxing, adding another element of luxury to the property’s magnificent accommodations. Some suites feature their own private pools which are perfect for families. For those seeking the best sea views, oceanfront suites are available as well.

Something For Everyone.  Once at Grand Residences, it’s often hard for families to pull themselves away from this beautiful property. It’s the perfect playground for both kids and adults. The resort features four pools, excellent dining options, tennis courts, a world-class spa and salon, state-of-the-art fitness center, sports desk, activities station, bicycles, a large adult-supervised kids’ club, teens’ club, a gourmet market and much more. An in-house travel agency and concierges are also available to help families plan a wide variety of sightseeing trips, adventures and excursions.

Kid-Tastic Programs and Amenities.  Families with kids of all ages are sure to be happy at Grand Residences, since it has all the features kids and teens crave. The resort’s pools are huge and kid-friendly. The wide sandy beach is protected by the reef offshore, making it a perfect spot for kids to play. The resort also offers an activities-packed daily kids program for ages 4-12 and a teens’ program as well. Grand Residences goes out of their way to make their youngest guests feel special. Children two years of age and younger receive a stuffed animal at check-in and kids 3-6 years old get buckets and shovels to play in the sand. In addition, every child in the room receives a personalized cookie as part of turndown service, usually on the first night of arrival. Babysitters are also readily available and arrangements should be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Delectable Dining.  Families staying at Grand Residences are in luck, since the resort’s on-property dining options are excellent. El Faro Grill offers delicious fresh seafood and steaks in an intimate, well decorated setting. The restaurant features special theme nights as well. Families who wish to have meals in their suite can take advantage of the resort’s 24-hour room service or pick up ingredients for meals at the Natural Foods Gourmet Market on property. Specialty foods, snacks, fresh baked goods, and a range of wines and spirits are available for purchase there, too.

Posh Pampering.  It’s not just children who get spoiled at Grand Residences. Guests of all ages are completely pampered as well. Service throughout the resort is exceptional. The warm and friendly staff members are always attentive, quickly getting to know guests by name. Grand Residences understands that attention to little details is an important part of the luxury vacation experience. Thick fluffy towels envelop chairs poolside and staff members frequently come around with deliciously flavored popsicles, fresh fruit sticks and Evian spritzers. Little gifts are delivered to suites each night with turndown service. Spacious bathrooms in each suite are equipped with a full range of Bulgari hair care and bath products. Vases of fresh flowers can be found in every room – simply delightful.

World-Class Watersports.  Grand Residences and the Puerto Morelos area is a paradise for families who love watersports. The spectacular Mesoamerican Barrier Reef located right offshore. This massive barrier reef system is the largest in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest on earth. Snorkelers and divers come from all over to explore this pristine underwater world and see its abundant marine life. The Sports Desk at Grand Residences provides snorkeling equipment and guided snorkeling and diving excursions are easy to arrange. Catamaran and boat excursions are also available and adventurous certified divers can try cenote diving near Grand Residences as well.

Bucket List Experiences.  It’s also possible to snorkel with massive whale sharks near Cancun during the summer months. Grand Residences can arrange these whale shark boat tours for guests and these thrilling encounters are not to be missed. Other exciting day trips include excellent sport fishing, golf at twelve championship courses nearby, and family visits to the region’s popular parks including Xcaret, Xel-ha and Xplor.

Authentic Appeal.  For families who want to explore the area, the authentic fishing village of Puerto Morelos is only a quick bike ride or leisurely beach stroll away. Stop in at beachfront El Merkadito for delicious fresh fish ceviche, fish tacos and other delicious dishes. The restaurant’s atmosphere feels like something right out of a Jimmy Buffett song and fish fresh from the sea is delivered to the kitchen daily. Small shops featuring locally made products surround the town square and a handicrafts market is nearby as well.

If You Go:

For more information about Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, visit their website at www.grandresidencesrivieracancun.com.

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