as told by Liz Bondelid, E-Commerce Merchandising Coordinator
Turquoise waters, all-inclusive, tropical gardens, palm-studded beaches… Being brand new to the Apple Vacations Marketing team, I’ve been swooning over these spectacular terms all week. I was lucky enough to be invited to join the team after an internship during my last semester of college. But the perks of the Apple Vacations internship weren’t limited to coming out of college with a full-time job; I’ve also come into the job having already accrued a three-night vacation to the destination of my choice.
Being a bit Europe obsessed (understatement), my vacation time and money has never gone towards relaxation on a beach. My first instinct was to pick a destination where I could rent a car and explore local sites. Then I realized I’ve never had a relaxed vacation. Maybe it’s the “go go go” complex we Americans tend to have, but how often do you just unwind completely and soak in the world around you?
After four years of books and studying and constant movement, I decided I was due for a capital-V Vacation—four days of lying on a beach, margarita in hand, soaking up some warm golden rays. But with so many options before me, how on earth does one narrow down the options?
After pouring over the brochures I brought home, and going starry-eyed in presentations on destinations, I’ve decided that for my first real Vacation, I want total peace and relaxation, warm cerulean water, and great food. Based on those criteria, the hotel that’s recommended to me over and over is Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. Impeccable service, stunning beach, and beauty every way you look.
What do you think, my new friends? Where do you go to relax completely? What hotels are you dying to see?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!