Did you know research shows that 91% of people regularly read online reviews? Furthermore, 84% trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. Even more startling is the fact that 68% form an opinion quickly after reading between one and six online reviews. In that short of a time and without further research, they have decided their viewpoint on the matter.
So, today, my article is for the 68% out there–you know, those of you who read other people’s opinions and choose to make up your mind quickly. I want to share some real reviews from local travelers, whose names and faces can probably be easily verified in social media, and, thus, you will know they are real, not some paid influencer or another hotel competitor slamming a property in order to affect your decision.
In fact, I am hoping the researchers are so accurate about that 68% number that our phones at Monroe Travel Service will be ringing off the wall tomorrow, simply because these reviews have convinced you that Cancun is a a fun and safe escape to enjoy right now!
“There is nothing like spring break in Cancun! Our family of 3 just returned from spending 6 days in a two bedroom villa at the beautiful Fives Beach Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Everything about the resort is impressive and so very pretty.
From our room, we had to walk through a tropical forest to get to the beach, and it was always fun looking for, feeding and playing with the very friendly monkeys that hang out in that area. Although some of their 15 restaurants and bars were closed due to covid capacity being at 60%, we never had a problem finding a good meal in one of their very nice restaurants, where getting dressed up and going out was fun.
Since this is mainly a family resort, there were not alot of wild and crazy pool games happening around the hotel’s 7 pools, and this was fine with me because I really just wanted to work on my tan. Except for one afternoon of rain, the weather was absolutely perfect for that, too.
We did leave the resort to shop in the nearby town of Playa del Carmen for a little while. We also took a catamaran snorkel and sail excursion one afternoon and that was fun, and, then, one night, we went into Cancun to the world famous Coco Bongo Nightclub to see the flying acrobats and check out the party. Now that was pretty crazy. Yet, the best part of the vacation was just enjoying being at such a beautiful resort and letting the staff take care of you. I would definitely recommend the FIVES BEACH HOTEL AND RESIDENCES to any family looking for a really nice place to stay in the Mayan Riviera.
— Madelyn Wood
We had an INCREDIBLE time on our honeymoon in Cancun. The UNICO 20°87° RESORT in the Mayan Riviera was amazing, and we were so well taken care of throughout our stay. The overall service will not get a complaint from us. We would call room service to order food and they would always bring it up within a 30-45 minute window from placing the order. Our cleaning services went above and beyond every day, and Avery was extremely impressed by the turn down service every night.
Our room was great. The ocean front view was perfect, and Avery was in heaven waking up to that each morning. The food and drinks throughout the entire property were phenomenal too. The resort had a great variety of restaurants and the atmosphere at each place made it fun every night!
We spent a majority of our time at the beach just relaxing. UNICO staffs the beach really well and stays on top of their guests from a service standpoint as drinks and food were coming out constantly. The other thing I really appreciated was not being bothered by people selling stuff on the beach. There were a select few people employed by the resort that would sell excursions, paintings, jewelry, etc. but they were the only people allowed access to our beach.
From a COVID standpoint, Avery and I both said we felt safer at the UNICO than we have at any point here in the US. They disinfected every bag, we had to sanitize our shoes before getting on the bus and before entering the resort, and hand sanitizer was offered all over the place. Masks were worn by all in common areas and everyone kept a respectful distance throughout. We never had a moment where we thought we were at a high risk of contracting the virus or felt uncomfortable.
We had such a great time in Cancun and loved the UNICO 20°87°. We are already starting to look at the next place we might go, so we will be coming back your way for more guidance if you’ll take us on!
— Ty Harp
Brandon and I had a wonderful time at the SECRETS MAROMA BEACH RIVIERA CANCUN. It is the most beautiful and amazing resort we have ever been to. Thank you for telling us about it and booking our trip !
We loved the service at the resort. They catered to your every need and we especially loved the beach service. It was top notch. All the activities at the pools were entertaining every day too ! We also liked the fact that it is an adults only all inclusive resort.
We are now ready to plan our next trip but wanted a family trip this summer with our kids and thinking an all inclusive somewhere would be perfect, but it certainly does not have to be as fancy as the SECRETS MAROMA BEACH!
— Jennifer Shanas Broussard
I hope these reviews do the trick and convince 68% of you that Cancun can be a fun, safe, indulgent, and uniquely different escape. If it’s time to toss off the covid mask and grab a snorkel mask, you should think of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera as a great spring break destination that has grown up and become a very deluxe adult playground — and here is the best part. If you have a good travel agent to help show you the way, you won’t need to waste your time reading reviews and listening to strangers. Just give us a call, we will help find the resort right for you!
Dianne Newcomer is a travel agent at Monroe Travel Service. For your next vacation, please give us a call at 318 323 3465 or email [email protected] Our service is free, and we would love to send you away!
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