Beautiful Cancun, our first international adventure!

This past December (December 2021), our family went to Cancun, Mexico for a destination wedding. We stayed at the beautiful Hyatt Ziva. This was my first all-inclusive experience, we’ve always swayed more towards cruises. Well, the Hyatt Ziva provided how great all-inclusive resorts can be.

Our flight to Cancun:

To date, this was the longest flight our children have been on, and we came prepared! As always, they had their Kindle Fire loaded up with downloaded shows. Once you have Netflix or Disney+ downloaded to your device, you can download shows so they can be watched when there is no access to wifi. This kept them occupied throughout the flight. And who can watch a movie without snacks? I packed all of their favorite snacks, saved me money, and kept them quiet!

The bride and groom provided us with a van to get from the airport to the resort, so this was a smooth process for us. Upon arrival, we were greeted by employees and greeted by spectacular views! This resort had it all! Spacious pools, a swim-up bar, endless frozen beverages (our daughter is now obsessed with virgin mudslides!). The food options were endless, options included: American, Asian, a steakhouse, tacos, a buffet, and more! I almost forgot our kid’s favorite spot, the candy store! Endless amounts of candy and ice cream (endless amounts of sugar! haha).

Hotel amenities:

The resort also had a kids club with both indoor and outdoor activities. We didn’t attend it often, as we were with family, and the kids wanted to be with their cousins. There were daily poolside games and shows. You could swim with dolphins and rent a jet ski for an additional fee.

In conclusion:

Overall, the Hyatt Ziva had a great deal to offer, from food to fun. I do have to say, I feel that if we had bad weather, I am not sure that there would have been much to do. Whereas, on a cruise, I feel like there is always something going on! However, I would do an all-inclusive resort again, can never say no to some relaxation!

This trip opened our eyes to the type of experiences we want to provide for our children. They still talk about Cancun, play ‘Cancun’, and ask when we will go back. We want them to hold on to these memories and create so many more while growing and learning as individuals. Since this trip occurred before we started our blog and this is my first international-themed post, I am going to leave it at this and say, thanks for reading and I hope you continue to follow us on our journey!

Check out some photos below!

We found this fun sign right off the ocean. Although we’re far, I love this family photo!
Morning reading from our ocean view balcony!

2 thoughts on “Beautiful Cancun, our first international adventure!”

  1. That looks amazing and it’s giving me inspiration to perhaps go there in the next few weeks. I’m currently traveling through Mexico and I’m staying in Oaxaca at the moment. But I’m thinking about go towards Cancun as well. This post is really helping me decide. Thank you!


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