There must be hundreds of all inclusive resorts in Mexico. We've been to three of them. They are very similar in certain ways, different in others. We liked each one for different reasons. Check out the pix first. The punch line is at the end.
So here we go....
Huatulco - January 2009
This was promoted as a 5 star resort. I don't know what goes into determining a rating and a quick google search indicates that there is not a consistency among raters, so what one rating agency thinks is a 5 star, another may not. In any case - someone decided this is a 5 star resort.
The pix are coming up - check them out.
These first pix were taken from our room one of the first evenings we were there.
He went wandering around the hotel the last morning we were there to take some shots from different places in the hotel.
Here are some pix of the inside of the hotel.
This is me in the keyhole shaped pool below our room.
There is a series of restaurants under the rooftop patio. The patio only seemed to be used for special occasions (wedding receptions for example). The pool there is only decorative and seemed to be attractive to seagulls that often perched along the edge of it. It's only a foot or so deep.
The pix coming up were taken from our room.
We were in Manzanillo for one week, but it straddled the end of November and the beginning of December. Like magic, on December 1, Christmas decorations appeared everywhere, including the lobby of the hotel. It seemed odd to me because it was so hot, no snow. It just didn't seem like Christmas - it just didn't "seem right"!
This is the lagoon - the only ocean where swimming was possible. Alhough the hotel is near a nice looking stretch of beach, swimming was strongly discouraged due to undertow. So we didn't see any beach swimming along "our" beach.
Here's the lagoon again.
Here's the beach. Lot's of swimming going on here. It is calm up to about lunch time when the wind comes up. I went kayaking one morning and it was lovely. I also grabbed a boogie board one afternoon and did some "surfing." I didn't do much swimming here. The sand is very fine and the waves churn it up enough that the water is not very clear. I know, I'm a princess - I like swimming in clear water. If something is going to eat me, I want to see it coming!
2 - Dreams - Huatulco