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Review of Club Med Cancun, Mexico

Posted By Gary Whelan on 1 November 2012

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A flying visit to Mexico!

An all-inclusive, very family-friendly, long haul holiday option and I would not consider this for anything less than a week for a family holiday especially if you are not on direct flights.

The first thing that struck me was the setting - classically beautiful Caribbean beaches with one ideal for the active (windsurfing, lasers, surfing etc) and another for chilling out. I had a go at waterskiing with limited success and bottled out of the trapeze school. However, there are so many options for things to do that kids and adults are spoilt for choice.

Rooms have either Ocean or Lagoon View and there are loads of interconnecting rooms for families. They are well appointed and generous in size – definitely 4*. My room overlooked the freshwater lagoon and, as something of a twitcher, this provided a variety of birds and a lovely peaceful vista.

I must admit I was dreading having to review the food. So often I have felt that all-inclusive means quantity over quality but this was a big surprise. First night in an a la carte with T bone steak cooked to perfection, second night a lavish buffet and third night another a la carte restaurant serving Mexican fusion food (not sure what it means but tasted great!). Choices were delicious for breakfast and lunch too.

The other factor that concerned me with all-inclusive family holidays is that you do not get to see the country but Club Med do make this fairly easy in Mexico with a variety of well done excursions (at extra cost) - I went to world renowned Chitzen Itza – fantastic!. It is worth mentioning that many hotels run these excursions but the excursion company will often pick up at a number of hotels. This is not the case with Club Med so you minimise your travelling time and maximise your time at your destination.

Any niggles? Just a a few minor ones. The first is that none of the rooms for families have baths. This did not bother me but it might if you have very young kids. The second is that you must accept that although the British are very welcome, the bulk of visitors are American or French.

If you have tried Mark Warner or Neilson but want perhaps better food and mostly accommodation, a new and exciting destination and to get away from such a `British feel` then this is for you!

Don’t hesitate to contact me, gary@quovadistravel.co.uk or call on 01279 639600 to discuss options for your family.

Gary Whelan

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