Staying at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in Riviera Maya

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Earlier this year, Siya and I were invited to Mexico to take part in the #BarceloStories campaign with several other bloggers and vloggers. Of course we couldn’t say no as Mexico is one of our favourite vacation spots and filming our experiences is what we love to do most.

We spent a week at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in the Riviera Maya, which is approximately 13 km from Playa del Carmen and 67 km from the Cancun airport. The Riviera Maya is one of the hottest destinations on the planet, and with good reason. This slice of paradise has everything you’d want for your getaway vacation. The many shades of blues and greens that make up the ocean waters will captivate you, the white silky sand will comfort you, the cuisine will make your tastebuds dance, the friendly locals will make you feel at home and the countless activities will keep your days fully booked if you choose to.

The Occidental Grand Xcaret combines a fully preserved natural and cultural environment within an all inclusive resort. It has 700 rooms, 10 bars, 11 restaurants and tons of daily and nightly activities and entertainments to keep you busy throughout your entire stay. It welcomes singles, couples and family making it a great vacation spot for all.

Siya and I got to experience another first while staying at the resort, and that was participating in a massive foam pool party.We have been to foam parties before, but none like the one that the resort put on. They clearly know how to give their guests a good time.

We enjoyed relaxing at the resort and indulging in all the delicious food and cocktails that our hearts desired. However, we always make sure to get outside of the resort for some fun. Since the resort is located in such a perfect location, there is plenty to see an do within only a short drive away.

A must experience when in Mexico is to visit the cenotes. A cenote is a natural pit or sinkhole, created from collapsed limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath and were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. There are 6000 cenotes in Mexico, giving you many to choose from.

The area that surrounds the resort has some of the most amazing places for snorkelling or diving in Mexico. Make sure to rent yourself a pair of snorkels and fins and get in that water. You’ll be amazed at what you discover.

Where is your favourite vacation spot?

Kristen Sarah is a full-time traveller, tiny home owner and adventure junkie. She has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcha of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe.
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2 Comments

  1. Rose Jacobson
    November 5, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Excellent! Loved the videos and great write too

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