Family Friendly Vacation : Mexico


16th Mar 2015

We just returned from a wonderful week in sunny Mexico, where we stayed at an all inclusive family friendly resort called Azul Fives which is just outside Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean Sea. The weather was hot and mostly sunny during the daytime and comfortably warm evenings, which I loved (no need for sweaters here). The resort Azul Fives was the perfect all inclusive for our family, our 23 month old daughter was able to play and swim in the pools and her most favorite activity (right now) explore. The property is beautiful and well tended to, so walking around the pathways was an enjoyable and peaceful activity that kept our Sweet Pea so happy. There were also lots of friendly families with small children to keep Sweet Pea interested and engaged.

Another plus for this resort was the food and drinks, we were all impressed with the different restaurants we could enjoy. Our favorite restaurants for breakfast were La Brasserie and smoothie/coffee bar Kafeina, for lunch The Poolside Grill (go early to avoid waits) and for dinner the brand new Meso Tapas and Koh Thai (it’s an extra cost to sit outside in the bamboo cage – pictured above – but we had a lot of fun and it sounds like a hot tub with the bubbling koi pond). The service at the restaurants can be frustrating at times because a lot of them are brand new but we found the staff to be friendly enough to make up for it, and we were on vacation meaning we had no where to be so patience was key. Also leaving a tip helped because it is an all inclusive the staff appreciated the gesture. All the restaurants had high chairs or booster seats to accommodate Sweet Pea, which makes eating a whole lot easier.

The rooms were nicely decorated and roomy. We had requested the baby package (free service) which included a crib and stroller along with items we didn’t need anymore like bottle warmers, a baby bath and monitors. We definitely felt comfortable bringing our daughter to this resort. The only thing we had to be concerned with is the floors in our room, they got slippery when wet so I’d advise some grippy footwear and wiping down after showers. Same with the pathways, if it rained (which it did very briefly and only a couple of times) they became slippery, so again grippy footwear and caution is a good idea.

What really made our trip was the wonderful company we had, Jeff’s parents met us at the resort. It worked out great because they got to enjoy their granddaughter while we were able to relax – a win-win. Everyone was grateful to be together in such a beautiful place. Many laughs were had and plenty of joyful memories were made, the kind you talk about long past the actual trip. We highly recommend this resort for a relaxing and fun family vacation.


2 Responses

  1. The only thing missing was Grandma Wendy! :)

  2. Great photos and wonderful memories!

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