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Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand

Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand

Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand

Hot sun, pristine, white sandy beaches, and kind people. These are the memories I take with me of my recent trip to Cancun.

Thanks to the generosity of Royal Holiday, I was able to spend four days at the Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand, an all-inclusive hotel perched steps away from the warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

From the moment I arrived I was welcomed with beaming smiles and courteous assistance. This and the stunning weather never changed throughout my stay.

Although I’m usually the sort of girl who likes to stay in small, homey establishments, searching out great restaurants and secluded beaches, there was something utterly relaxing about having everything I needed in one beautiful location.

Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand

I could sleep peacefully at night with my balcony door open to the ocean breezes and not be afraid of intruders disturbing me.

I never needed to worry about finding a place to eat. Twenty-four hour room service and several restaurants and cafes ensured I never, ever went hungry. Although they offered many types of cuisine, including Asian and Italian food, I was happiest sticking with the local cuisine. I still dream of their ceviche and homemade tacos.
Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand

I snoozed on the beach, rode the waves, and  the handmade crafts in the hotel shop, but my favorite day was spent on an outing to Xcaret, a fabulous eco-park about an hours drive from the hotel. There we swam through an underground river, watched fantastic Mayan dances in exquisite costumes, and stood inches away from vivid parrots, scary sharks and friendly stingrays. One day was not enough to see all the amazing performances, explore the ruins and wander the many paths through the jungle, and I strongly recommend the 2-day pass.

Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand

Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand is a friendly, safe and beautiful place for a vacation. Close to the city for those who love shopping and an active night life, and only a short drive to places like Xcaret, Tulum and Chichen Itza for those more interested in history, culture and the outdoors.

*This stay was provided to the writer by the resort.  This in no way affects the editorial content of this piece.

* All photos by Krista Bjorn © All rights reserved

I am a wood-burning artist, goat farmer, writer and photographer of all things food, travel, and lifestyle. Born in Canada, raised in the USA, and shaped by my European roots, I now live on a goat farm in Queensland, Australia with my husband, where I celebrate anything that leads to healing, thriving, and loving. For more visit: Rambling Tart

This article has 8 comments

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  2. Janyne

    Wow Krista! It all looks so beautiful. I think this might be the perfect place for a second honeymoon for my husband and myself. I can’t wait to swim in the underground river too!! It sounds wonderful 🙂

  3. Corinne @ Gourmantic

    So lovely and pristine. I want to be on that hammock!

  4. Krista

    I’m so glad you like it, Janyne! I hope you and your man get to go very soon! The underground river was just marvelous. 🙂

  5. Krista

    Thank you, Corinne! Isn’t that hammock perfectly wonderful? I’d love to be there too, swaying gently, basking in the sunshine. 🙂

  6. Margo Millure

    It looks beautiful. I especially love the blue hammock and china. So relaxing and seems to go with your overall experience at Park Royal! Ah, a girl can dream. 🙂

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    Today, I went to the beachfront with my
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