Simply the best… “cool” pool!

As family vacation season is upon us, if you want to ensure that you are in a resort that has a pool that keeps the kids (and kids at heart) happy, then read on.

When asking fellow employees what resort have you stayed at that has a “cool” pool the same two names consistently came up. Again, Iberostar Paraiso Lindo and Maya is a top choice!  In addition to the amazing main pool network there is both Mayan themed wave pool and a fun lazy river.  Between, the main pool, wave pool and lazy river you will need to remind yourself there is a beach.

Another top choice for “cool pool” is the pool at Grand Sirenis in Riviera Maya. Grand Sirenis main pool has been described as very peaceful and beautiful, and they also have a lazy river pool for some relaxation.  It has a slow current and snakes thru the entire property. You could hop on an inner tube with margarita in hand and drift all day!

Tell us, what Apple Vacation have you been on that had your most favorite pool?

Riviera Maya Hotel Reviews

dreamspuertoaventuras-066More reviews from our Florida sales rep, Everton, escorting his first FAM trip to Riviera Maya.

Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya – This resort has 960 oversized junior suites, 3 beautiful pools and a huge lazy river that wraps around the report! The resort also features a beautiful and large open-air theater with nightly entertainment, and 8 a la carte restaurants (reservations required). They have a Kids Club with a “cushioned pool” which is a cool feature for the kids. This Resort features a new MASSIVE Spa with a Salt Water Floatarium. All the spa treatments that are available were stunning. Apple guests get an exclusive beach party twice a week, which is a great Apple exclusive. The resort also has Mayan ruins on site.  This property is truly amazing!!!

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa – This resort has 7 floors, which makes it the TALLEST building in the Riviera Maya.  Stunning ocean and lagoon views!  The coved beach is perfect for families with younger children. The water is crystal clear with no high waves! This makes for great diving and snorkeling.  They offer an adults-only pool area with pool bar and restaurant.  The hotel is located in the heart of Puerto Aventuras with shopping and dining!  You can even swim with the dolphins’ right across the street. The food was great and so was the service! The Preferred Club, which is the entire 7th floor of this resort, is a great option for an upgrade.

Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun – The food, service, quality and staff of this resort can’t be topped!  As with all AMResorts, free non-stop transfers are included when booked with Apple Vacations. No wristbands, dining restrictions or dining reservations are required.  24-hour room service is available. Resort offers 291 rooms and suites, 6 restaurants and a massive newly built Spa by Pevonia. This resort offers a complimentary shuttle to and from Playa del Carmen once daily.

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun – This beach was WOW! It was just amazing and breathtaking, the ULTIMATE beach in Riviera Maya!  The best beach I saw. This is an adults-only resort with 412 suites, 6 restaurants and 6 bars. They offer 24-hour room service, beach service, pool service, top shelf liquors and American beer.  If you want room service, but don’t want to have to be disturbed? Not an issue, each suite boasts a “Secrets Box”. The staff can place your order in the box from the hall and you can retrieve the order from inside! This was a unique and cool feature! Great selling tool!

A Review of Grand Sirenis from Erin Miller

Grand Sirenis is a 5 Golden Apple Resort just north of Dreams Tulum.  If you are staying at this hotel, I would recommend adding the non-stop transfers to your vacation package, so you can get to this spectacular resort in about an hour.

This resort is great for groups, couples, honeymooners and families and offers plenty of activities during the day and evening for both children and adults. One nice feature here for families is that they have a lazy river on site and they also provide the rafts! Another good feature at the Grand Sirenis is that they actually have Mayan Ruins on site, so you can experience the ruins right at the resort!

Exclusive just for Apple Vacations guests is that they have weekly parties on the beach with dinner and entertainment!