Friday, June 24, 2016

Family Vacation in Cancun!

Hello!! Iced coffee for me today on this hot summer day! What are you drinking?

My family and I just returned from a family trip to Cancun! We had a great time! Partly because this is the first trip in a long time that no one got sick while on the trip. Yes, a very low standard, I know. But this is huge for my family. Someone always gets sick.

We stayed at the Royal Islander which is part of the Royal Resorts (check them out!). What is that, you might ask? Well, it is actually a time share. We used to own one at another resort called the Royal Mayan, but its lease ran out and the hotel and property it was situated on, returned to the Mexican government. Anyway... my mom still has a unit in the Royal Islander and she invited us to join her and my aunt this year. There are too many of us stay in her unit, so we rented our own. Why do you care and why am I trying to sell you a time share? I'm not! You can actually stay there as if it were an all suites hotel! It is quite a nice setup. And there are several Royal Resorts in Cancun and even newer ones stretching southward into the Mayan Riviera.

The room is great because you have a suite with a kitchen, a living room and nice balcony.  Check out the Floor Plan! There is also a lock-out room that resembles a standard hotel room that can be added to your room to accommodate more people. There were 6 of us and we were very comfortable!
Beautiful sunset from our balcony

Lobby at the Royal Islander

Facing the back of the lobby 

The Royal Market
They have a small market there with just about any necessities. It ranges from basic groceries and toiletries, to post cards (does anyone still send those?!?) and magnets, to sunscreen and basic medications. So, if you forget something, there is a good chance they will have it. As an added bonus, before you arrive, they offer a 10% discount via email if you preorder groceries. And they deliver them to your room, so when you enter, they are already there. I love that, because we drink bottled water while we are there and lugging bottles of water around this fairly expansive resort can be a bit much, especially if you are dressed in airport clothes and hot and exhausted!

Pottery Painting! 
Painting pottery here is one of our favorite things to do in the afternoon. They have a big selection of things to paint. You can charge it to your room card, and paint a little each day or all at once. Once you are finished they spruce it up from you, and glaze it. You can pick it up the day after you finish. Just be sure to leave enough time to pick it up!

Another beach view. You can see all the umbrellas available!

I have no idea what they used to right welcome on the beach with, but they really try to make you feel just that, welcome. 
You can get a massage outside. (I didn't want to get too close, there was someone in there!)

Sports Desk
The sports desk is great! They have pool noodles and towels and other things to use at the beach and the pool. 

A view of the Islander from the beach side. 
The following are self-explanatory. Views of the pool(s) and swim up bar. 

Trash and recycling
I know this seems silly to point out, but they have these everyone around the resort. I appreciate that they recycle. I feel so wasteful drinking bottles of water all week. I normally use a Thermos Insulated Water Bottle with a straw. I love this thing, I use it everyday! This one is from Mighty Nest, as I have had a hard time finding them elsewhere lately.

They also have laundry facilities. It had limited hours, but a very nice lady in there to assist you. You had to put it in and move it yourself, but it was a welcome service midweek. Below are the hours of operation.

And finally, a map of the two resorts. They do have two other resorts in Cancun, the Royal Cancun (original, right?) and the Royal Sands. There are other resorts further south, as I mentioned before as well. But the Cancun, Sands, Islander and Caribbean have a shuttle service that will take you around to all of the Cancun Royal Resorts. They also have a restaurant across the street from the Islander and the Caribbean called, Captain's Cove, that is very popular because of its location on the lagoon. 

Map of the Caribbean and the Islander 

List of restaurants at these two resorts
There is so much more to tell you about Cancun if you are interested! But this covers the Royal Resorts where we stayed. Please feel free to ask away in the comments if you want to know more. Anyone want to hear about what we did while we were there?? Let me know!


© 2016 Moms' Coffee Date All Rights Reserved

No comments:

Post a Comment