There's something calming about the sight of a white sandy beach and the turquoise-blue water of a tropical paradise like Cancún, Mexico. It's one reason why Cancún has become such a popular vacation destination, and frankly the sight never gets old. It's the perfect tonic if you need to relax a little to escape the daily grind, and it's also the ideal setting if you're looking to let loose and party.
I recently spent several days in this tropical paradise at the Cancún Caribe Park Royal Grand courtesy of Royal Holiday. The Park Royal Grand is an all-inclusive resort located close to the bars and shopping areas of Cancún. As you can see from the photos, the resort is located on an ideal stretch of the beach, with all the amenities you would expect from a Cancún resort. When you're in such a beautiful location, you want to stay at a place that lets you enjoy the natural beauty, but also enhances the experience. That's exactly what I found here at the Park Royal Grand. The pool was amazing, the gorgeous beach was right there, and you had all the good food and drinks you needed to enjoy your time there.
I've been to other resorts in Cancún, and most of them offer a buffet that's available most times during the day without a reservation, along with restaurants on the property where a reservation is needed. The Park Royal Grand offered both options, and I was very impressed with the food. The buffet was excellent and was located in a beautiful open area with views of the pool and the ocean. I would have been happy eating there for most of the meals, but the restaurants were excellent as well. From Asian cuisine to Italian cuisine, the resort offered excellent options for elegant dinners. La Concha was also an excellent option for lunch with incredible panoramic views and amazing fresh seafood. The conch salad is amazing!
The rooms were great, and you can see from our photos the incredible view from the balcony in my room. I was able to get some great sunrise photos one of the mornings while I was there. The new building at the hotel has 116 units and suites, each with a private balcony or terrace with ocean view. Some of the best features included 24-hour room service and a mini-bar stocked with beer! Keep in mind that all of this is included in the all-inclusive package. It's great to be able to go down to one of the two Jacuzzis late at night and just grab some beers from your room. There's nothing like a cold beer to go with the warm, tropical breeze late at night in Cancún.
The resort has other amenities including three tennis courts and an amazing spa. I was treated to a great message while I was there! I also liked the fact that it was so close to the Cancún nightlife. Naturally, this feature is critical to the Bullz-Eye audience!
The Park Royal Grand is one of the many properties operated by Royal Holiday. Royal Holiday is a vacation club, so it works something like a time share but you have access to all the properties around the world owned or operated by Royal Holiday. They have plenty of resorts in Mexico and other tropical locations, but the club also offers options in cities like New York and Paris. They also offer cruise options which is truly unique for this type of vacation club. For this reason, Royal Holiday is known more as an "Experience Club" where you aren't limited to one type of location. As great as Cancún can be, most of us like variety and flexibility. With over 150 locations around the world, you get tons of amazing options, so check them out.
But, even with all those options, I suspect Cancún will be near the top of your list, and you can't go wrong with the Park Royal Grand.