Riviera Cancun keeps me coming back again and again. It offers natural, cultural and ecological wonders that delight me with every new encounter. It’s rare for me to want to visit a place repeatedly. I strongly believe that there is too much out there to return to the same spot over and over again, but I have an exception for this incredible area. My recent trip was to Grand Residences Riviera Cancun and its extraordinary beauty mesmerized me, but it was the unique indulgences that made an unforgettable vacation. From the tranquil hideaways like the terrace hot tub and the private yacht to the exclusive experiences like tequila tasting and swimming with whale sharks, I was captivated once again by Riviera Cancun.
When I walked into my suite, I was greeted with an open, airy living room equipped with two single murphy beds and a dining room. The dining room would be large enough for my entire family and the rich colors filled the room. A bottle of tequila waited for me on the counter with two fresh limes and two shot glasses. (A shot of tequila was a great way to ring in my trip to Mexico.) I rounded the corner of the entryway to the massive, gourmet kitchen with stainless steal appliances and granite counter-tops, a half bathroom and laundry room. Then, I entered the spacious bedroom with a king-sized bed and a single murphy hide-away bed, a full bathroom with hydro-massage tub, rainfall shower, dressing area and duel vanities. I was blown away! You could have one heck of a party at this place. It was the extensive, private terrace with a gigantic soaking tub that truly made my jaw drop. Waiting for the tub to fill was like opening a present on Christmas. The bath salt smells filled the air and the bubbles were like dreamy clouds in the air. I laid in the hot, bubbly tub for over an hour listening to the waves and gazing at stars.
The encompassing amenities continued outside of the suite as well. We experienced a private yacht charter that cruised the sparkling Caribbean waters. Our hosts provided unlimited cocktails and snacks while we chatted and relaxed on deck. We were treated like celebrities yet it’s a service offered to all guests.
Also offered to guests is tequila tasting at Heaven Beach Bar. We learned about the culture and history of tequila and as I sipped my Blanco and Reposado I gained a new appreciation for its taste. Tequila doesn’t have to be a shooter with the sole purpose of getting hammered; it can be refined and enjoyed slowly.
While the experiences were already “grand”, they got even larger with an opportunity to swim with whale sharks in the ocean. My favorite unique experience offered by Grand Residences was swimming with the gentle giants of the sea. It’s difficult to put into words the magnitude of this adventure. Swimming next to something of that size as it gracefully moves through the water is unforgettable. It is engraved into my brain, filling the deep crevices with every detail.
The charms of Riviera Cancun engulf me every time I visit the region, but this trip, with its extreme relaxation juxtaposed with extreme adventure, has left me shaking my head in awe. It’s like taking everything I dream about and packaging it all in one neat little box. How can I ever accept ordinary after this?