By Judy Koutsky..
Looking for a place where mom and dad can soak up some high-end luxury while the kids are being entertained in state-of-the-art Mayan activities? Welcome to Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa (coralbeachcancunresort.com). Sitting on the banks of a beautiful white-sand beach, the property has 602 all-suite ocean front accommodations, each with a private terrace facing the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and lagoon-like pool. For those seasoned travelers with discerning taste, stay at the Grand Club level, the top two floors of the property, which provides lavish services and above-and-beyond amenities—like private culinary dining experiences–both pool and beachside, as well as a dedicated lounge and a 24-hour concierge service.
For mom and dad, be sure to relax at the 40,000 square foot Coral Beach Gem Spa, which offers creative treatments inspired by gemstone therapy. For the ultimate in relaxation, try the 90-minute 10-step Hydrotherapy Ritual. It will not only leave you completely relaxed, but your sore muscles will thank you.
While the parents are relaxing in the spa, send the kids to the brand new, $2 million, 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art Coral KidZ Club. It’s considered one of the top children’s programs in Latin America. The high-tech club has more than 40 indoor and outdoor activities—enough to keep even the highest-energy child entertained for hours. Outdoor zones feature a Mayan themed playground, Explorer Ship that includes a “Sprayground,” as well as a rock climbing wall, basketball court and traditional Mexican sidewalk games. Indoor activities include a kids cooking class, taught by the executive chef of the resort, as well as Xbox and Wii play-systems and Mayan games that teach the kids about the culture through interactive play.
When your appetite kicks in, be sure to dine at Le Basilic, one of only a few restaurants in Mexico to hold the AAA Five Diamond distinction, it serves up a French-Mediterranean menu, utilizing local, fresh products. For traditional Mexican food, try Joya where a 10-piece Mariachi band creates an authentic experience. For great views, try Isla Contoy which offers a yummy seafood dinner beachside. Vina del Mar, which overlooks the water, offers the most stunning views.
So whether you’re looking for great food, top-notch entertainment for your kids, or a spa that will blow you away, Fiesta Americana fits the bill.