What am I still doing in Cancun?

The adventures of an American single mommy working and playing in paradise.

Club Med Cancun beach

Club Med Cancun Yucatan


Let’s face it. I’m lucky. I get to go to resorts for free and then write about them.

I realize it’s kind of obnoxious.

I don’t take it for granted. I could never afford to pay to stay at these resorts, and I feel very fortunate. That being said, I do hope my experiences help others decide where they should to spend their precious vacation time and money.

Bebé and I recently spent a long weekend at Club Med Cancun Yucatan. This would be a great place to spend your precious vacation time and money!

I had never been to a Club Med, so I was anxious to see how it was different from other resorts and hotels. I found the two things that really stand out at Club Med are the staff and the activities.

The staff, aka GOs, are your vacation family. They eat with you, drink with you, and participate in activities with you. Many of them perform in the nightly shows. It’s difficult not to get attached to them. They even take care of your kids.

When it comes to activities, Club Med is king. Their signature activity is the flying trapeze. Yep, I said flying trapeze. Guests, even as young as 4 years old, can learn how to fly on the trapeze and participate in a show at the end of the week if they want to. There are LOADS of other activites too, like sailing, waterskiing, snorkeling, kayaking, exercise classes, and much more.

Bebé and I followed our usual resort routine, which consists of sleeping in, breakfast, swimming and activities, lunch, a little more swimming or another activity, a nap, then dinner and the show. It works really well for us.

Bebé didn’t want to stay at the kids club alone this time, so I only left him there when I went for a much needed massage.

But enough blabbing… look at the view from our room!

Club Med Cancun Aquamarina


Club Med Yucatan Aquamarina view

We had a huge balcony with a bed-type lounger on it.

Club Med Cancun Aquamarina balcony

Speaking of our room, I should say rooms, because it was a family suite, and Bebé had his own room and bathroom! Of course he didn’t sleep there, but it was still awesome.

Club Med has one of those perfect, calm, turquoise water and white sand beaches. Heaven.

Club Med Cancun beach

Cancun beach

Club Med Cancun vacation

Some reviews said the pool was small, but it really wasn’t and it was never crowded.

Club Med Cancun activities

Club Med Cancun pool

We went kayaking twice and we tried to go snorkeling as there is a reef right off shore, but Bebé is not ready to snorkel yet. He was scared.

Club Med Cancun kayaking

Even though Bebé didn’t want to stay at the kids club by himself, we went to the kids club pool every morning.

Club Med Cancun kids club

Neither of us tried the trapeze this time, but it was great fun to watch! That is a little girl about Bebé’s age!

Club Med Cancun trapeze

There is a huge Cancun sign on the beach, which makes for awesome photos! That is the resort manager standing on the N. He was always around, always talking to guests. He even participated in the nightly shows.

Cancun vacation

Cancun all inclusive resorts

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Each night after dinner (the food was really good, even at the buffet) we would have cocktails before the show. Or well, I would have cocktails and Bebé would stand on this post. It was strange, he really liked it.

Club Med


Cancun selfies


And last but not least, I just like this picture…

palm trees Cancun

Club Med is a lifestyle. People are loyal to it. Some have been all over the world to different Club Meds including places like Thailand and Egypt. Some stay for 2 or 3 weeks at a time. It’s not difficult to understand why they love Club Med so much. It’s addictive.

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