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Care-free luxury in Cancun with all inclusive resorts

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By Maria Mora

Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancun

Le Blanc Spa Resort, an adults only, all inclusive resort.

I used to think Cancun was only for spring-breakers, but after my last two visits, I’ve learned that it’s far more than a spring break destination. Next time I visit, you can bet I’ll be looking to experience fine luxury at some of Mexico’s top all inclusive resorts. Beyond these incredible Cancun hotels, I’m also excited about tours that offer insight into the vibrant Yucatán scenery and culture.

I love packages at all-inclusive resorts because once I’ve booked my stay at a Cancun hotel (or most any destination offering all inclusive packaging), I don’t have to worry about anything else. I can eat, drink, play, and relax, all without looking at a bill. For truly exquisite R&R, consider some of Cancun’s luxurious adults-only, all -inclusive resorts.

With double Jacuzzis in every room and a stunning pool, Le Blanc Spa Resort caught my eye. The resort has an upscale, modern look. The all-inclusive packages include tours to local Cancun destinations, including the Mayan ruins at Tulum. If you visit Tulum, wear a bathing suit under your clothing and bring a waterproof camera for great photo opportunities at the cliff-side beach.

Excellence Riviera Cancun is larger and offers more on-site activities. With six huge pools, it’s almost like a giant theme park for adults. I’m tempted by the eight international restaurants located on the resort property, especially Asian-themed Spice.

Don’t forget to look into local events and activities when you book your all-inclusive vacation. Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has a rich cultural heritage and fantastic destinations for active travelers, such as water parks, fresh-water Garden-of-Eden-like sink holes (known as “cenotes” to the locals), and ruins galore. This spring, be one of the first to go snorkeling at Cancun’s first Underwater Museum, full of life size-sculptures that form an artificial reef under the sea.

If you’re looking for a luxury vacation with all-inclusive perks, find out which Cancun hotel is right for you. If you’re like me, the hardest part will be deciding which resort you love the most.

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Maria Mora is a memoir blogger and wannabe photographer. She travels extensively throughout Florida and the Caribbean with her two young sons.

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Posted on: May 31, 2010 | Tags: | Category: All Inclusive ResortsCategory: Beach VacationCategory: HotelsCategory: Mexico Vacation

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