Friday, May 6, 2011

Show Us Your Life - Favorite Vacation Spots


Today I am linking up with the "Show Us Your Life Series" on Kelly's Korner. I love to travel and take the kids with me most of the time so I was super excited about today's theme. I always have our trip planned to a tee about a year in advance. I love to plan a good trip! Last year I just couldn't decide and nothing felt right for our summer vacation. We had been thinking about taking the kids out of the country, so we had passports.
I found a fabulous last minute deal to Cancun, Mexico and snatched it up. We were kind of nervous because we did not know what to expect. It was the least planned I've ever been! The kids handled customs like pros and it is a short three hour flight from Atlanta.


The Moon Palace is an all inclusive resort about 15 minutes from the Cancun airport. When I say all inclusive, I mean it. I kept waiting for hidden charges or extras, and there were none. We ate, drank, and played around the clock and were never charged one extra cent. Fabulous. It was so nice to be able to say yes to everything and not worry about a budget for a few days!


The room we had was all marble and had this fabulous tub. There was a great TV with plenty of English speaking channels. Room service and a fridge full of drinks and snacks were also included. I know sometimes the beds in other countries can be kind of skimpy, but these were very nice and had high quality pillows and bedding. Very important!


Here's the beach. Need I say more?


We did pay $20.00 a person to rent snorkels. The boat trip and guide were included. The day I took my children snorkeling in Mexico will forever go down as one of the best days of my life. I cannot tell you how beautiful it was.


The resort has several huge pools that are all connected by bridges. There is a swim up bar and several poolside restaurants and snack bars. There is also a lady that comes around to you every ten minutes or so to see if you need anything. Oh, my goodness!
I loved these chairs in the water. My husband preferred the row of chairs behind these that were under little grass huts. Something for everyone!


This is the dessert tray from one of the restaurants. There are all kinds of food. You can eat from a different country every night!


One night we tried the Brazilian steakhouse (included). There were about 15 different kinds of meat and they sliced it right at your table. All of the sides were buffet style. The kids had a ball! There is a wonderful Kid's Camp (also included) so my husband and I got to spend some alone time by the pool and a few dinner dates. The kids did crafts, played games, and had their pictures made with monkeys, iguanas, and parrots!
For the price and service, this was hands down the best vacation with kids for me. When we asked what they would like to do this year, both of them replied, "Go back to Mexico"! I guess it was the best for them, too!

3 comments:

MY LIFE WITH BOYS! said...

Hi,
Amazing vacation! I would love to know the name of the resort if you can share. Thanks!!
mylifewithcrazyboys@yahoo.com

Stewart Family said...

We have debated about taking the kids somewhere like this. Do you mind sharing more info and how you found the deal? I'm lost and have been looking for a while now. Thanks!

Brandie said...

Hi! The name of the resort is Moon Palace and there is a link on the blog post. You can book right through the site, but we got our fabulous last minute deal through Expedia. It was super easy to book the trip, flight, and any extras all together.