5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip) Sail Date: December 15, 2008 Ship: Holiday Cabin Type: Inside Traveled As: Family (young children) Reviewed: 9 years ago
Our cruise to Mexico on the Holiday was perfect, the best for such a great price! This was our second cruise on this boat and will no longer be with Carnival in November. I would recommend this vessel to anyone! Great vacation, great price!
Xcaret had been recommended, but it is pricey...we rented a jeep for 100 bucks and went to a beautiful secluded beach, toured the villages in Tulum, went to the ruins in Tulum and then to the Grand Cenote. If you want to avoid the 50$ parking fee at the official Tulum ruin site, you can take a side road and park for free...entrance costs are $5/person! The side road we took is where we found secluded beaches and lots of "spas" and high end hotels. I took some of the most beautiful pics here as the water is turquoise, green and blue with bunches of coral on the white sandy beaches. Traveling the road to the Coba ruins will take you to the Grand Cenote...$8 gets one person into the Grand Cenote where you can swim in underwater caves and see some of the most beautiful water and fish! We took our 4 kids (youngest 5 years old) and everyone enjoyed swimming here. We packed our own goggles and saved a bunch on snorkel equipment.
The shopping is plentiful! But, I would recommend going into the island and checking out all of the shops before you get talked into buying a higher priced item "for cheap". I bought a beautiful dress and found one just like it off the strip for half the price.
Pros: The service was excellent, friendly staff, incredible food
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