Close your eyes (well, read the rest of the sentence, then close your eyes) and imagine the ocean breeze through your hair, luxurious surroundings everywhere you look, and every single person in your family having the vacation THEY wanted. From the littlest ones to teens to even you, mom and dad. No, really, close your eyes and imagine it, because this type of vacation actually exists at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun.
Recently, 50 Macaroni Kid Publisher Moms were hosted at this family-friendly resort, on the Caribbean Sea, in Cancun, Mexico. Between us, we were able to experience everything this resort has to offer from kayak tours and one-of-a-kind dining to late night dance parties and relaxing by the pool. I'd love to give you a play-by-play of our trip, but I believe a picture says a thousand words, so I'd like to show you (and scroll down for a short video highlighting the trip).
FAMILY-FRIENDLY? YOU BET!
I'm writing this for Macaroni Kid Snoqualmie Valley-Issaquah-Sammamish, which makes the family-friendliness part of the trip pretty important to you (and if a couples getaway or girls weekend is more your style, you can find that here too). Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun caters to families above and beyond most all-inclusive resorts. They offer premium accommodations, amenities and services, all at a resort that seems huge, yet somehow quite cozy and extremely easy to get around, even for the little ones.
FROM BABIES TO TEENS, AZUL MAKES VACATIONING FUN FOR EVERYONE
The resort's littlest guests are nicknamed “Azulitos.” The Azulitos Playhouse and outdoor water park are located in the family section of the resort. This is where I was lucky enough to stay. The resort has created an environment, full of activities like arts and crafts, games and themed events, where each child feels included, entertained and where they can make new friends and awesome memories. The Playhouse also has a My Gym Children’s Fitness Center, for kids ages 4-12 to enjoy daily classes and programs. The facilities include ropes, parallel bars, trampolines, springboards and big floor pads.
What about your teens? Azul has the Extreme Breeze Teens lounge for ages 13-17. Teens can watch movies, play video games, make new friends and so much more. Worried your teens won't see the sun? They even have daily outdoor activities, like a rock climbing wall and volleyball, to keep them active.
We know that traveling with babies and toddlers can make a vacation feel more like a relocation, but as part of the Karisma Gourmet Inclusive® Experience, Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun provides such essentials as strollers, cribs, pack & plays, bottle sterilizers, a toy-lending menu and more, to use during your stay! Gerber baby food is available in all restaurants and from room service. Natural baby food can also be prepared by request. If you're anything like me, just reading this last paragraph made you want to learn more. Here's the website: Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun.
KIDS ARE BUSY, NOW WHAT ARE YOU TO DO?
Parents can unwind in many ways at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun:
- Laying in a cabana by the ocean or at the adults-only pool
- Morning yoga by the ocean
- Tequila tasting or the Moet and Aperol Spritz party at the adults-only pool
- A couples massage on the beach
- A quiet kayaking tour in the Caribbean Sea
- A special date night at Le Chique, a AAA Five Diamond restaurant and winner of "Best Restaurant in Mexico" by Travel + Leisure México, and personally one of the most unique and palette-pleasing meals I've ever experienced!
WHAT TO DO AS A FAMILY
With six sparkling pools, the ocean just steps away, and a concierge service ready to help you set up local excursions, you will not be at a loss for things to do. There is literally something for everyone at this resort. Along with food options varying from Mexican and Italian to Spanish and Caribbean, even the pickiest eater will find their favorites at the food displays.
NEW KARISMA RESORT COMING SOON
In 2020, Karisma will be opening Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, and we got a sneak peek at this gorgeous location that will soon be a hot family vacation destination.
Think green ... as in slime that is! And everything you, and your kids, love about Nickelodeon. Mix that with a water park that will blow your mind, and that every room is a swim-up suite, allowing for pool and lazy river access, right outside your sliding glass door, and we're just skimming the surface of what's to come at the new Karisma resort. All this, and the same service and luxury amenities that Karisma is known for. I truly cannot wait to visit after it opens! It will be fun for kids of all ages!
STILL NEED CONVINCING? CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO OF ALL THE FUN
For more information on this luxurious family-friendly option for vacationing, please visit the Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun website.
Fine print: The opinions given in this review are mine and only mine. I was not paid for them, though I was hosted at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Cancun, along with 49 other Mac Kid Publisher Moms in July 2019.