Summer Trip – Tulum, Mexico Day 1!
We decided to book a last minute 7 day trip down to Tulum and Cancun! We arrived yesterday after a non-stop flight from Denver to Cancun….I was pleasantly surprised with my experience on Southwest Airlines, non-stop, free bags and an overall great experience with WIFI and snacks/drinks for the kids.
We pre-scheduled a private transport with Tropical Elite Tours. They met me outside immigration and baggage claim and took us right away to our private Mercedes SUV Van! While the drive down to Tulum was 1 1/2 long, the kids were able to stretch out, and take a quick power nap.
Upon arriving at the hotel – The Hilton Tulum, Riviera Maya All – Inclusive, we were greeted car side with a cool citrus towel, and welcome drink. Reception was a beautiful, open air atrium filled with over water swings to relax. The check in process was easy and we all received a handy bracelet that links us to our room account so we can eat and drink to our hearts content.
While we waited for the room to be cleaned, we enjoyed Vela – an International Buffet. Overlooking the pools and ocean in the main building, we received some much needed nourishment. Fresh ceviche, grilled Mahi-Mahi, pasta made to order, assortment of cheeses and charcuterie and tropical deserts.
After lunch we jumped in the pool, OCEAN SIDE, heated, infinity style and truly luxurious. Drink and food delivery poolside? Done!
The resort consists of 5 “Casas,” that span across the property inclosing a lagoon. One side of the Casa is ocean facing, and the other has a jungle view. We are situated in Casa 2, close to the main building/pool/restaurants/spa and gym. Casa 2 is a quick 4 minute walk to all the action. Each individual Casa also has their own pool….if you order room service you can avoid the LONG 🙂 4 minute walk to the main building and hang out in your Casa all day! Luckily, we are on the bottom floor…so we can walk straight from the room across our oceanfront patio and step into the pool.
Dinner at Mexal was delicious with fresh seafood, authentic dishes such as plantains, tamales, spicy meatballs with Mexican rice and handmade guacamole.
Day 1 was long but wonderful. The hotel staff is warm, friendly, and always smiling!
Top Highlights of Day 1:
Heated Ocean Side Pool
Delicious Food at Every Turn
Friendly, Helpful Staff
Accommodations for guests with Special Needs are everywhere, even
Remote Location BUT with all the modern amenities you need to stay connected!
Check out our photos and let’s see what fun Day 2 brings!