BY PAT BURNS
Looking for a resorts that caters to all generations? Situated just outside of Cancun, Mexico the Riviera Maya, Caribbean Coast has become one of the world’s most popular multi-generational vacation destinations. It is also, notably, one the hotbeds of all-inclusive resort scene. Soft, white sandy beaches, water that boasts marvelous color effects, which change to different hues of blue. From sky blue to green and then to the famous Caribbean turquoise. The blue skies filed with puffy clouds reflecting the sun and holding the humidity until the rain pours out from them. Sounds fabulous, doesn’t it?
Don’t hate me but, recently I was invited to join a small group of boomer bloggers to visit Karisma’s Generations Riviera Maya Resort and provide a review of my experience. Even though I had a cold I managed to take on the task and I’m glad I did.
The resort being quite picturesque was so appealing to this assignment and having the chance to meet and mingle with other writers was a real treat. They were fun and all had such interesting life stories.
Ocean Views Abound
Each and every room at Generations has an ocean view. When I first read about the resort I had hard time imagining how it would have room’s only one side of the property but, they did.
Every room faced the Caribbean Sea and they accommodated this by having the rooms long and narrow. Additionally, every room had a balcony. The balconies on the first floor opened onto the swimming pool and all the rooms on the second, third, and fourth floors had an infinity pool accessed off their balconies.
There’s lots to do!
Generations offers their guests a full array of activities to fill every minute of every day. Whether it’s sports, social or spiritual activities or endless eating and drinking – it can be found on the property. Had I been feeling better, I would have participated in the stretching class on the beach, taken a lesson on making Guacamole, done Aquagym and picked up tips on towel decorations.
With that said, there are some points that are important to note for grandparents like myself. For those of us with some limiting mobile abilities, Generations was not as friendly as I would have imagined. Especially knowing that their marketing efforts are towards multigenerational families.
Generation’s staff spoke English quite well and they were very pleasant which certainly added to the enjoyment of the stay. Anyone looking for a destination offering lots of sun and fun, plenty of alcohol, all levels of activates for adults and kids … Generations is a great resort. Just make sure you have stable health, good knees and plenty of sunscreen.
About the Author
Pat Burns is the co-founder of the Orange County Children’s Book Festival; a film reporter, Regional Editor of GRAND Magazine, author of Grandparents Rock®, and the happy grandmother of four.