The Grand at Moon Palace, Cancún, Mexique

The Grand at Moon Palace is an all-inclusive hotel located 14 km from Cancún International Airport, a 20-minute drive from the city center. It is considered luxury with all kinds of accommodation; all rooms have whirlpool for two people, balcony, large bathroom with dryer, dining area, desk, flat screen TV, coffee maker, mini fridge with a wide variety of drinks, dispenser with other alcoholic beverages, bathrobe, slippers, safe and bottle of wine upon arrival and chocolates and snacks that are refilled daily; in short, the great comfort! You also count with 24-hour room service. There is a souvenir shop, a hairdresser, 24-hour front desk, a buffet, several restaurants and bars, a nightclub, theater, conference rooms and large spaces for events. Among the activities, you have water sports, golf, spa, bike rental, several pools, water park and private beach. Staying at this hotel you can visit the other hotels in the chain except The Blanc, you can enjoy the facilities and services of each hotel. The property has a system that gives you a credit equivalent to $ 1500.00 which can be exchanged for excursions, romantic dinners, spa treatments, etc .; you must stay a minimum of 3 nights to have them.

Tips

As the property is very large, you will find stops of small carts that will take you from one place to another. The shuttles pass very often. You can also use these shuttles to visit the two nearest establishments: Sunrise and Nizuc. There is also a free bus service. If you want to visit the other hotels that are further away (Cancun, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres), you can take a taxi by reserving it at the reception. You will have a flat rate for the round trip.

If you want to eat something anytime you want, there’s a cafeteria opened 24/24 that serves sandwiches, cookies, tea, coffee, chocolates and also a good variety of icecream.

Avithos, Kefalonia, Greece

Avithos is a quite beautiful beach with crystalline waters located 12km southwest of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. It’s very near to the village of Svoronata. The beach consists of reddish sand and an impressive mountain backdrop. It has nice facilities and it’s considered among the best ones in the south coast of Kefalonia. There’s lot of vegetation around. This is a beautiful and quiet place to go with children. There are a couple of places where you can have delicious meals from the local cuisine. From Avithos Beach, you can see the tiny islet of Dias and the small church that stands on top.

Tips

Avithos Beach is still a quiet place where you can have a nice day without too many people around you. It’s quiet and safe to go with children and the sea is very good for them.
There are hostels, bed & breakfast, resorts or apartments to rent.
The beach is appreciated specially beacause it’s very, very clean.

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Saint Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lesser Antilles

Saint Kitts is an island in the Lesser Antilles and together with Nièves form the State of St. Kitts and Nevis. Originally called San Cristobal because it was Christopher Columbus that discovered it and baptized it in his name. The island is of volcanic origin and the highest peak is the volcano Liamuiga (1131 meters); which is currently asleep. Between its main cities are Basseterre, Sadlers, Cayon and Sandy Point Town. The island keeps a peculiar character since the time of slavery; a colony of African vervet monkeys or green monkeys, a large free-ranging colony. The economy of the island comes from agriculture, especially sugar cane and its drifts and tourism. The island has sixteen beaches.

Tips

If you visit the island during your cruise, the best way to get a glimpse of the island is to take a taxi, the driver will tell you a bit about the island’s history and show you the more interesting places and if the weather allows you, you can finish your day with a swim in one of its beautiful beaches.

If you want to visit the fortress of Brimstone Hill (1690), classified National Park and inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage, plan a minimum of half a day. It is the ideal place to make beautiful pictures of the neighboring islands and the north of Saint-Christophe. There is a historical museum set up in the citadel’s barracks.

There is also a small two-story tourist train that runs slowly, allowing you to take pictures or videos. You will be accompanied by live songs and depending on who you will have your excursion with, there is also the possibility of a guide in different languages. Alcoholic beverages (with rum, of course) and a few non-alcoholic beverages will be served during the journey.