Last summer, I had the opportunity to take a press trip to Cancun, Mexico. One of the most marvelous parts of the trip was staying at the ridiculously FAB Ritz Carlton Cancun. The place was beyond amazing. So, it’s no surprise to me that it was one of only SEVEN hotels in Cancun that recently received the prestigious 2012 AAA Five Diamond Award. It’s the only Ritz Carlton Hotel in Mexico and each of the 365 rooms has an ocean view AND a private balcony or terrace. Here was my view:
And the food? Good grief. I will never forget one of the dinners there. Imagine being on the beach. I mean DIRECTLY on the sand. On a warm August night. In a cabana that is transformed each night into a dining room. So close to the ocean that you can hear the waves. Then imagine the servers bringing you this:
Yes! The fist picture is of ONE of the appetizers. A seafood platter: Alaskan king crab legs, Jumbo shrimps, oysters, chilled Caribbean lobster tails, and tuna tartare. The second picture is the main course. New York steak, Chilean salmon and grilled chicken breast. All on one plate. I REFUSE to show you the sides and dessert. I don’t want you to completely hate me.
Again, no surprise to me about them receiving such an award. Well done, Ritz Cancun! Well done!
Disclosure: I was a guest of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau during this trip. They provided my travel, lodging, meals and activities. All opinions are my own.