It’s been almost a month since we spent a glorious week in Mexico, staying at the Generations Resort by Karisma in the Mayan Riviera. We actually won our stay there, winning at the Great Canadian Beef Cookout. It was such a wonderful trip that I couldn’t wait to share all the details. Everything was five star from the resort, the food (oh the food!), the activities for the kids and of course, enjoying the Canadian Beef Culinary Series. Enjoying Canadian beef in Mexico was certainly a treat!
Today’s post will set the scene. Be sure to stay tuned on Tuesdays in January for more on our trip and lots of food porn!
We were picked up from the airport and taken to the resort in a luxury SUV. The weather was hot so it was nice to be in an air conditioned vehicle on the half hour drive to the resort. We were met at the door with drinks and smiling faces. After checking in, we were introduced to our butler who took us to our room and showed us around. Our butlers were amazing! Ivan and Luiz took great care of us, ensuring that we had everything we needed. They were the best!
Our room was huge! There was lots of space and included a living room, a kitchen, a huge dining table, 2 bathrooms, a private outdoor shower and a very spacious bedroom. Although we were on the third floor, we also had an infinity pool right outside our balcony. From the second we got there, we didn’t want to leave.
Travelling with a baby can be hard with all the stuff that you need to take with you. The hotel took care of us in that department too! They had everything ready for us – a crib, a stoller, a playpen, a bottle sterilizer, a bottle warmer, a change table and even baby food.
The hotel boasts a Gourmet Inclusive Experience, meaning the restaurants and the food that they serve are amazing and definitely above par. More on that next week!
There are many pools on the grounds as well as a swim up bar. We spent a lot of time in the cabanas on the beach. Q was able to play in the sand or the ocean while Z napped. The beach butlers Ivan and Enrique ensured our cabana was ready for us to enjoy. They even had a cart that had sunscreen, newspapers, books and sand toys – you really didn’t have to bring a single thing!
I had a chance to check out the greenhouse that was located at the El Dorado Royale next door. It’s the first resort greenhouse in the region and was quite impressive at 100,000 square feet. The facility produces eight to ten tonnes of herbs, fruits and vegetables per month and distributes it to all the Karisma resorts in the region.
The Entertainment Team at the resort were amazing! The team of four – Alex, Oscar, Penelope and Carolina – were always there ready to have a good time. They quickly learned our names and spent lots of time with the kids, giving them loads of attention. Q got attached to all of them and still misses them.
There was entertainment every night. From acrobats to dancers to magicians, the performers always put on quite a show.
There was a lot for the kids to do, which I loved! The Eko Kids Club was a fun place for Q to go during the day and hang out with other kids. There was a ball pit, video games and lots of arts and crafts. Part of the club was Little Eko Chefs. The kids got to wear chef hats and aprons and were able to make something different every day. Q had fun making gazpacho, tortillas and even sushi. It was so great that they had this!
It was a great resort with amazing service. There is no question that we will go back!