|Suites at Ocean Maya Royale are housed in an array of two-story villas surrounded by lush gardens.|
Although Mexico as a whole may be struggling to fill inventory for the upcoming holiday travel season, the Riviera Maya is not. In fact, Rodrigo Esponda, U.S. Midwest director of Mexico tourism, told Travel Agent that the region is “hands down” the number one spot in the country for holiday travel this year. But do not panic if you haven’t booked your clients there yet. We recently learned about an established, all-inclusive chain that may have slipped under your radar. Ocean by H10 Hotels has two impressive all-inclusive properties in the Riviera Maya that would be perfect for either small families or couples looking to head to Mexico for the holidays. Farther down the road, both properties plan to put up golf packages, special group deals, and free honeymoon and wedding packages as well.
Ocean Maya Royale
|Ocean Coral & Turquesa affords sweeping views of the Caribbean, and its accommodations.|
Overview: This couples-only resort is well-suited for honeymooners, romantics of all ages, and spa lovers. Specializing in “affordable luxury,” Ocean Maya Royale was completely renovated in September 2010 and was upgraded to an adults-only hotel this past May (guests need to be at least 18 years old). This 320-room, all-inclusive resort has three a la carte restaurants and a buffet eatery. The resort offers free honeymoon and wedding packages, and is close to the bustling Playa del Carmen. It also has an Eltra Spa and free daily shuttles to the resort city.
The Rooms: Room categories here are Maya Deluxe rooms (243), Romance Suites (3) and the Privilege Junior Suites (36). Maya Deluxe rooms are completely renovated rooms. They are modern and elegant, and can accommodate up to three adults. They come with either a king-size bed or twin beds, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and more.
Romance Suites are extra large rooms with a king-size bed and a separate living area with sofa and an additional TV. There is a Jacuzzi in the bathroom and a second shower.
Honeymoon Maya Deluxe rooms are same as Maya Deluxe, but with a tasteful decoration only available for honeymooners. There is also a Jacuzzi outside on the terrace.
Privilege Junior Suites are larger than Maya Deluxe rooms, and a seating area is included in these rooms.
All suites include “Privilege” services and amenities, including welcome gift and a bottle of wine, pillow menu, butler service and much more.
Whom to Pitch to: Ocean Maya Royale is an adults-only property ideally suited for honeymooners, and couples and adults of all ages who enjoy a quieter vacation experience.
Ocean Coral & Turquesa
|Junior Suites to Royal Master Suites, are all well-appointed.|
Overview: The all-inclusive, 584-room Ocean Coral & Turquesa, which opened in December 2007, is ideal for both families and couples. The property has ocean views in most of its rooms. There are seven a la carte restaurants and one buffet restaurant; four swimming pools, including one for children; an Eltra Spa; and six meeting rooms. Family-friendly amenities include the Miniclub Daisy, for children 4 to 12 years old, and a Teen’s Club that’s open until midnight. The resort is only 20 minutes from Cancun’s airport and 10 minutes from Puerto Morelos. The hotel also gives free honeymoon and wedding packages.
The Rooms: The room categories here are Junior Suites (193), Junior Suites with Ocean View (272), Privilege Junior Suites (80), Master Suites (25) and Royal Master Suites (14). Junior Suites are perfect for families or small groups. They are available with either a king-size bed or twin beds. They all come with sofa beds; 32-inch flat-screen TVs, a bathtub for two; a separate shower; a terrace or balcony; and more.
We were told, however, that the best rooms are Privilege Junior Suites, which have the same amenities as Junior Suites, but they also have “Privilege” VIP services and a Jacuzzi on the terrace or balcony.
The Master Suites come with a king-size bed, a separate living area with sofa, an additional 32-inch TV, a bathroom with bathtub for two and other amenities. All of the Royal Master Suites are oceanfront rooms and have the same facilities as the Master Suites, but with a Jacuzzi outside on the terrace. “Privilege” services are included in all suites.
Whom to Pitch to: Ocean Coral & Turquesa is well-suited for all couples, families and singles.