New Resorts Open On Time

Both the Riu Dunamar and Hotel Xcaret Mexico are open for business, just as promised.  From what I have heard, there are the usual soft opening issues–getting some elevators to work at the Riu, some communication issues at Hotel Xcaret (limited English speaking from some staff), a la carte restaurant limitations with a less than full house, but these are not out of the ordinary issues given a brand new resort opening.  A pleasant surprise is the water park opening at the Riu (I didn’t even know they had adult waterslides).

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New Hotel Xcaret Opening Soon

Looking to try out a new all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya?  Check out Hotel Xcaret, an “All-Fun Inclusive” resort located at km. 282 near beautiful Xcaret Park.  This all-suite resort with 900 rooms offers a new concept–unlimited access to several Riviera Maya parks and attractions including Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses, and tours to cenotes, Chichen Itza, Coba, and Tulum ruins.

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Drone View of Dreams Riviera Cancun

One doesn’t hear too much of Dreams Riviera Cancun anymore; it’s a great resort with beautiful guest rooms and lots of dining options.  For those of you unfamiliar with the resort, or to those of you new to this particular Dreams resort, here’s a bird’s eye view of its layout and exterior amenities.  What do you think?

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How to Get Around Puerto Aventuras from the Dreams Resort

Here’s a short video of the environs of Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa.  It is hosted by Christine Turner, a travel agent who has visited the resort a multitude of times and produced many resort videos.  The video shows approximately where the gated community of Puerto Aventuras is in relation to Playa del Carmen, as well as how to go about getting from the resort to the stores/restaurants and larger beach area in town.

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Ocean Riviera Paradise Resort Layout

If you’re wondering what the overall layout is like at Ocean Riviera Paradise, take a look at the following video which was made just before the resort opened its doors several months ago.  While the resort has been accepting guests since December 2016, the Casino has not been completed to date.

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Lazy River Video at Dreams Playa Mujeres

My son took this video with his GoPro at Dreams Playa Mujeres; it gives a pretty good idea of what the lazy river experience is like in the tube.  Hope you like it!

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Riu Palace Las Americas Jr. Suite Video

If you are interested in the changes which have occurred at Riu Palace Las Americas after their renovations, here is a short video highlighting the Jr. Suite amenities.  Take a look and tell us what you think!

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Riu Palace Las Americas 2016 Renovations Video

Want to take a look at Riu Palace Las Americas renovations which were completed the latter part of 2016?  Watch my latest resort video and tell me what you think of the renovation.

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Dreams Playa Mujeres Preferred Club Jr. Suite Ocean View Room

Here is video #3 in the series of videos about Dreams Playa Mujeres.  I stayed in an upgraded room, Preferred Club Jr. Suite Ocean View, in building #7 on the 4th floor.  Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Dreams Playa Mujeres Part 2, Main Pool, Waterslides, Water Park, and Lazy River

Here is part 2 of my video series on Dreams Playa Mujeres focusing on the main pool and the water park amenities.  Let us know what you think of the resort; watch for part 3 which is a video on the Preferred Club Jr. Suite Ocean View.

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