My girl getaways must involve a beach. This year’s girl getaway was a needed rest and relaxation. After a few trying and busy months it seemed as if the girls wanted nothing to do but fly away like Lenny Kravitz. That is what we did when we decided to book our trip this year at the Beach Palace Resort. The Beach Palace is part of the Palace Resorts. I had heard great things about the resort over the years, but it took visiting it to understand the fascination. It is truly a phenomenal all-inclusive luxury destination in the heart of Cancun Beach District.
Mexico has been in the news a lot lately. We compared notes before we left on how many people told us “don’t go.” But, what many people do not realize is that there are parts of Mexico that are extremely safe. We prayed, kept it moving, and knew we would have a good time. If I took the news to heart of everyone telling me not to go to Mexico, I would have missed out on the beauty that is the Beach Palace Resort.
A few stats on the Beach Palace. It was completely rebuilt after a hurricane in 2005. The hotel has twenty-four presidential suites, four restaurants, and a large conference center. Weddings are big in Mexico and the Beach Palace has a wedding deck with breathtaking views of the lagoon or the ocean. Beach Palace also has exchange privileges with the other Palace Resorts in the area, including the Moon Palace and Sun Palace. I think one of the top perks of the hotel is free Wi-fi and free calls to the U.S. My work means I need Wi-fi and it is nice to know I am not being charged some ridiculous rate for internet. Beach Palace is a ten-minute walk to La Isla Shopping Center with stores such as Zara, Zingara Swimwear, Sunglasses, and duty-free shopping .
We arrived at the resort after a very long travel day. What the girls and I have figured out is that the girls trip starts at the airport. I flew to Houston to meet up with my girls, we enjoyed the lounge, and all caught the same plane to Cancun. Immediately upon exiting the airport we could feel stress, work, and worry evaporate. The heat and the thought of the beach was calling us.
Upon arrival at the hotel our mouths flew open. The lobby was huge and we could see a beautiful open dining room and the beach. The lovely Ana at the front desk answered all our questions and provided us with alcohol-free versions of the hotel’s trademark beverage – The Signature. A lovely mix of pina colada and cranberry. Ana advised to add vodka or Malibu Rum on the beach. We all nodded in unison. We will definitely take your suggestion. Give us an hour.
After our first visit to thebeach we headed back to our room to prepare for dinner. Well, we planned to head down for dinner. We never made it. After the travel, we decided to do something we never do. We ordered room service. As we waited on the terrace over looking the lagoon, drinking wine, we came to the conclusion that we would hit the restaurants the next night. The room service food blew us away. The Thai Chicken Salad with zesty dressing had so much flavor we were mad we didn’t order the full portion. A perfectly grilled fish was the finishing touch to our great meal and the end to our first night at the Beach Palace.
More on the Beach Palace next week! While you are waiting start planning your visit.