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Traveling To Mexico With A Tween (A Successful Trip For All) – Forbes

Summary

The property has a massive pool in the center—a great spot for families to relax and play.

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Anyone traveling with a tween knows it can go either way. My son and I have traveled together many, many times—we have fabulous memories of dog sledding in Finland, witnessing the Northern Lights in Alaska, swimming with the manatees in Florida—but on the cusp of turning 13, my son wasn’t sure traveling with mom was stil…….

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The property has a massive pool in the center—a great spot for families to relax and play.

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

Anyone traveling with a tween knows it can go either way. My son and I have traveled together many, many times—we have fabulous memories of dog sledding in Finland, witnessing the Northern Lights in Alaska, swimming with the manatees in Florida—but on the cusp of turning 13, my son wasn’t sure traveling with mom was still fun.

We were heading to Mexico for a long weekend, since he had a few days off from school.

We flew into Cancun—a quick, short flight from New York—and landed into what in the past has always been a sunny warm destination, but this time was chock full of clouds and rain. Hmmm, as much as we travel and as many times as we’ve been to Cancun, rain was surprisingly rarely an issue. I guess we were lucky and that luck was about to change. I was slightly nervous about what the next few days would be like.

We were staying at the Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, about a 30-minute drive from the Cancun airport. Our driver picked us up outside the terminal (one of the benefits of staying at the Grand Residence is that every traveler gets a private airport pick-up and drop-off). We climbed into our comfortable air-conditioned SUV and guzzled our cold water and headed to the resort. The driver was super nice and chatty and I quizzed him about excursions we should do during our stay. We wanted a combination of relaxation at the hotel and active adventure in the area.

The Grand Residence is located in Puerto Morelos, a sleepy town situated halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Our plan for arrival was to hit the pool, but the weather did not cooperate so instead we decide to chill in the room.

The Rooms at the Grand Residence

The rooms are spacious, so families can spread out

Grand Residences Riviera Cancun

What is really nice about the rooms at the Grand Residences is that they are all suites. We stayed in a master suite which had a master bedroom with a king bed, a massive bathroom with a separate shower, an oversize tub and a double vanity. The living room was very spacious with a dining room table that comfortably seated eight; a kitchen area with a full-size fridge, stove, sink, dishwasher; and a living room with two couches, a coffee table, large TV and two murphy beds (great when traveling with a tween who wants to be in a separate room from mom). The suite also had a separate powder room off the kitchen. The master suite was spacious and welcomed in any …….

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/judykoutsky/2021/11/18/traveling-to-mexico-with-a-tween-a-successful-trip-for-all/