I have stayed at this house three times in the past four years and have immensely enjoyed this getaway jewel! From JFK to Cancun, flights are less than 4 hours – great for when we take kids with us or a group of friends.
The weather is amazingly always perfect at this place – the ocean provides a cooling breeze in summer and in the winter it’s in the ideal 80’s, which is great to look forward to when it’s stifling hot in the summer or freezing in winter back in NYC!
Also, I’m a fitness freak and love the variety of activities available at this location: ocean kayaking, swimming/snorkeling, scuba diving, bike riding, running on golf course trails, and pumping iron at the hotel gym around the corner.
Although there are many shops and restaurants in the Puerto Aventuras community (including the famous pie shop – best Key Lime Pie I’ve ever had!), just a short drive to La Playa provides even more shopping, restaurants, and even a hookah bar and several cigar shops!
If you want to supplement your archaeology/history knowledge, several sites are within a couple hours drive. The house actually has a book on all the different sites to plan your day trip!
If you’re looking for a getaway to relax from a fast-paced job or urban environment, this is my #1 choice. Just don’t book the house when I want to book it : )