Mexico Trip04 September 2018
Photo: Andy Crouch
So I have been away from this blog for a month which was due in part to a project I am on and in part due to a trip to Mexico & Dallas.
This post is entirely about the trip and not the project!
This was our first time to Mexico and we stayed in the Sensatori Resort Riviera Cancun. The hotel was right on the beach and is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff and their approach to customer service are brilliant. Our room was large, clean and well made every day. They offered a wide range of food throughout the restaurants. They also had Caribbean, Italian and Mexican restaurants on site. We tried the Italian and the Mexican, the latter of which was brilliant. Not only good food but amazing entertainment and waiters.
There was one thing which we were aware of before we flew out and that was the seaweed issue along the Caribbean coastline. There is a problem that has been affecting the area on and off for the last few years relating to large amounts of seaweed washing up on the beaches. The hotels attempt to clear it but due to wildlife in the area, it is now a manual process. Which meant that while you could sit and enjoy the beach bar and restaurant you could not swim or even get to the sea. For us, this did not bother us so much as we were happy around the pool (which was large and had plenty of room). But, you do question why the travel operators do not mention it or even acknowledge it when pressed.
On the whole, I would very much recommend Mexico from the experience we had. We are already planning further trips to see more of the country.
On the way home, we stopped in Dallas for 3 days to see a very good friend. Apart from our luggage turning up a day after us (to my wife’s horror!) we had a great time. Dallas is nothing like you imagine and you can instantly see the appeal for the many large companies moving there. We only got to see a fraction of the city but it is a mix of old and very new. The people were extremely friendly. The ladies seemed particularly taken with my son (“An English accent, blue eyes and good looks”). I will plan to return here for a much longer period soon as I felt there was a lot more to explore.