Travel Journal: Akumal, Mexico

Seen through the eyes of Todd Sheets

Who went: Candy & Todd Sheets, Susan & Blaine Sheets, Kim & Barney Roberson, and Kay & Billy Crews.


We went because: Our family enjoys traveling and spending time together.

Hotel recommendations: LuxuryBahia Principe Sian Ka’an

Where to eat: The resort’s Alux Gourmet Restaurant

Favorite dish on the menu: Fresh fruits and fish (grouper)

Item of clothing you shouldn’t leave home without: Swimwear

Local attraction worth a drive-by: Akumal public beach for the beach and snorkeling with sea turtles.

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Something surprising we discovered on the trip: The beautiful jungle scenery. We had only visited the more commercial Cancun area prior to this trip.

Insiders’ tips: Plan ahead and make dinner reservations at la carte restaurants within the resort and for excursions offered at the resort.

Worth the splurge: Couples massage at the in-resort spa.

Not worth the splurge: Day trip to Isla Mujeres. It was a lengthy drive from Akumal. And the island, although picturesque, is heavily commercialized.

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We would suggest this trip to others because: The all-inclusive resort’s staff was eager to meet our needs. It was so relaxing and beautiful, and so much fun for all.