Resort Spotlight - Club Med Cancun Yucatan
Recently, I was in Cancun, Mexico for my bi-annual TESA (Travel Entrepreneur Success Academy) meeting. It is a network/coaching program for travel entrepreneurs where we spend two intense days masterminding. One of the great things about this in location meetings is we also have the opportunity to delve deep into the property we are staying at with resort inspection and trade learning to maintain any required certifications as sellers of travel.
Our meeting for this 1st half of the year was held at the beautiful Club Med Cancun Yucatan. Club Med has "come a long way baby" and is not the same party crowd you may have memories of from more than forty years in the business. Club Med established itself as the ground breaking all-inclusive vacation experience back in 1950. It is the only all-inclusive experience that is worldwide and the only company to have an all-inclusive in the United States. Today's Club Med, while still with its French influence from its establishment, is now predominantly a family resort with nearly 75% of its business coming from this demographic of travelers.
Club Med Cancun is perfect for the families, couples, and groups. The resort is large and spread out with basically two sides. There is a golf cart service to take you between the two areas. During my stay, we stayed in the newer section which is designated for families. The rooms were great. There are two categories: the club and the deluxe. I was fortunate to experience the deluxe, which is the higher level accommodation. The room had 2 bedrooms, a full bath with double counters, a rain head shower, and 2 1/2 baths. In the main bedroom that looks out over the balcony facing the ocean is a small living area that can be separated by drawing a curtain. The room can hold a family of 5 very comfortably. The deluxe rooms also have a mini-bar with soda and water in them.
On this side of the resort you will also find a small beach area next to a bar and restaurant (this restaurant and other areas of the resort are undergoing renovations to be completed later in the year). The beach here and on the main resort side do have beach service, so if you are like me you are in your happy place when the beach butler comes with your drink without you having to skip a beat on that bronze you're working on. Additionally on this side, known as the Aguamarina, there is a children's play area, mini putt putt, tennis courts, and water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling.
Walking over to the main portion for the resort you will find their regular rooms as well as their 5 trident area (their top of the line), main bar, shopping area, 2 restaurants, and the pool along a beautiful stretch of white sand that is lapped by multi shades of blue water. Each day you are at the resort you can choose to participate in their theme, which is easy to keep up with by downloading their handy app. Activities go on throughout the day at the beach with fun music and games. There is a theater where entertainment is held nightly. At the farthest point of the resort, on the other side of the room buildings, is the trapeze, archery, and water skiing. Activities are available at specific times daily. I had great fun trying my hand at archery for the second time. I was not too shabby I must say with 7 or 9 arrows in the target and 2 of those in the bull's eye--- watch out Katniss Everdeen, lol.
The best way to know if this Club Med or another in their line of destinations would suite you and your family is to set up a discussion with your favorite travel professional. Not all properties are designed for all vacationers. Your travel professional can help you match the right resort to your vacation desires. But, overall, I give the Club Med Cancun Yucatan a thumbs up!
Lisa Rossmeissl is the owner of Boomerang Escapes, a home-based agency located in Old Bridge, New Jersey with agents in TN, and WI. She has been a professional travel consultant since 2008 and specializes in Australia and the South Pacific. Australia, Tahiti, Fiji, and Cook Islands are among the specialist certificates she holds. Her agency’s focus is on creating itineraries with their client’s wants, desires, and budgets in mind. She and her planners believe in getting to know the traveler to ensure they have a vacation to remember. With each planner specializing in a different market area, Boomerang Escapes can offer a wide ride of leisure vacation planning.