I recently had the privilege of staying at Generations Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive resort in Mexico. After an uneventful flight we waited through the line at customs, claimed our luggage, and were met by a representative from Lomas Travel who escorted us to our shuttle (after a stop for a margarita at the airport bar because, you know, when in Mexico). From the moment you turn in you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise; the long entrance drive is lined with lovely trees and tropical flowers, letting you know you’re not in Kansas–or wherever you happen to be from–anymore. Being greeted at the door by smiling faces offering cool scented towels and a glass of champagne reminds you this isn’t just any hotel.
Generations Riviera Maya is a family friendly hotel, so there are a variety of age groups there at any given time, from couples to families. It’s a great option for multi-generational trips (hence the name), so bring the grandparents along too! One, two and three-bedroom suites are available. All amenities are provided for both adults and little ones, including cribs, strollers, baby gear, and bottle warmers.They make it really easy to have a relaxing vacation; all you have to worry about bringing are the kiddos, and Generations takes care of the rest!
The suites are over-sized, with plenty of room for either a couple or family. I was in an Oceanfront Luxury Jacuzzi Suite, with a king bed, sitting area, Jacuzzi tub, rain shower (with a heated floor!), and balcony.
Yes, that’s a pool you see right outside my balcony! The infinity pool is great for laps if you’re inclined to exercise while on vacation (I wasn’t) or to just cool off. I very much enjoyed spending the evenings out here!
There are plenty of Bali beds available if you’re more interested in reclining and watching the ocean than splashing around in the water, and the staff sets out sand toys every morning for the kiddos to play with. How cute are those kid-sized sun loungers?! There are activities throughout the resort to keep the whole family entertained, including giant chess boards, beach volleyball, pool activities and a variety of fun classes and tours. The Eko Kids Club, for ages 4-12, offers kids their own vacation spot and parents a chance to enjoy some of the adult activities on property. Kids can even participate in cooking classes designed especially for them, by MasterChef Junior Season 1 winner Alexander Weiss!
We tried three of the four restaurants on property and were impressed with all of them. Food is definitely a priority for me when I travel, so this was very good news! The staff in the restaurants is friendly and helpful, and go out of their way to remember you and what you like which adds an extra element of personal service to your experience. Dinner at Jade in particular was excellent.
In addition to the restaurants at Generations, adult guests may also visit any of the restaurants at El Dorado Royale or El Dorado Casitas Royale next door! This ensures you won’t run out of new places to try. I highly recommend staying at Generations! If you can’t wait to start planning your trip here, give me a call!