Subject: Re: All-inclusive resorts
Hello, Ziners:

I've just returned from a short trip to Playacar, south of Cancun, in Mexico. It was my granddaughter's first Mexico trip, altho at age 5, she's a seasoned traveler with 7 trips to Oz & 1 to Italy in her memory banks.

We chose an all-inclusive resort, Viva Azteca & I have to say, it fit the bill perfectly. Her parents could dance away the night under the full moon while she & I had a quiet evening. Never having chosen an all-inclusive resort, I was sceptical. How good can it really be? But food was on offer practically all day as were un-ending fill-ups of any kind of beverage. Perfect with a 5-year-old in tow, well, the food part anyway.

Absolute highlights for Kylie & me were our swim with dolphins & float of the underground rivers at Xcaret. I hope to get a short travelogue of our adventures posted soon.

>From what I deduce from her parents, highlights for them were the same, plus the romantic couples massage at the ocean's edge, tiki torches & full moon included.

Have any others been surprised at the ease of an all-inclusive resort? Or disappointed? As a confirmed hosteller, I was prepared not to enjoy a resort setting. Well, it pays to be open-minded.

Gail In Eugene but never for long