Grand Velas Riviera Maya
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
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... parts about the tour also was a little cafe that the instructor took us too in the rainforest, it was so lovely and cosy and the food was fantastic, a lot of different cousines also. This tour would be great for a group of school kids as it is informative and they would learn a lot, also speak good english so the kids could ask questions and the food was fabulous. After we jumped back on the bus and headed back too the hotel.
... was eerily quiet, lit only by a beam of sunlight from a small opening at the top. As the sunlight penetrated the water below, it illuminated a sky blue colouration into the depths, revealing an array of fish under the surface. The water was surprisingly warm considering it was mainly shaded from sunlight and as we gently glided on our backs in and out of the ray of light we noticed bats discreetly dancing around the top of the cave. It was a welcome euphoria at the end ...
... were picked up from the station by Aude and Santiago, who kindly dropped us at our hotel, Riviera Caribe Maya, a few blocks away.
After quickly throwing our bags in our poolside room and changing into more weather appropriate shorts and t-shirts we walked down to the main strip, 5th Avenue, for drinks and a catch up.
Despite only being 6 hours time difference to UK we were feeling ...
... and endured the predictable music for long enough and decided there were only two options: leave or get drunker. Soraya and Suzy picked the former and headed to a different bar nearby, whilst Veronica and I picked the latter and racked up another round of tequila shots. As the night progressed the music did improve and shows got more impressive; with acrobatics and light shows. As the crowds thinned, the staff chilled out a little too and ...
... But this was surprisingly fun, simply because everyone took it seriously.
Who won? My team, of course!
Later, we swam with dolphins for the second time in a week, but this time with snorkels. The dolphins were calmly swimming around among us as we were floating around. A much more real, intimate experience. They really got up in your face, and were not scared to be patted. I even got a big, accidental slap on my leg by a one of them. They're very strong!