My husband and I went to Mexico Sept 4-8 and had the BEST time! I wanted to share some things from our stay in regards to the resort and traveling to Mexico during covid.
Mexico/Resort Covid Precautions:
-No covid test required, the only thing you need to fill out is a health form questionnaire. Super easy and quick! You’ll need it when entering and when departing! If you don’t fill it out ahead of time online, they provide them at the airport.
-Masks were required at the airport and in the lobby of the resort but not required on the grounds.
-Before entering your shuttle to the hotel (we did Amstar) they will spray down all your luggage to sanitize, you will step on sanitizing pads for your shoes and they will make you sanitize your hands before entering the vehicle. All workers/drivers any person your contact with has a mask on at all times.
-Same steps when arriving to the resort (sanitize luggage, step on sanitizing pads, hand sanitize) they had each group waiting to check in, sit in different areas and then upon check in before you sat down at the desk with the employee they wiped everything down.
-In the resort room any “high touch” items (remote, phone, tablet, hair dryer) were wrapped in plastic with a sanitizing seal.
-In the buffet area, everything was served to you from an employee. There were a few stations where you could grab your own things but the food was in individual portions with its own plate
-In any of the restaurants, before you entered the hostess would make you sanitize your hands and step on sanitizing pads. All the menus were QR codes to access through your phone.
-Technically, the government has closed all the beaches. However, everyone is on the beaches and swimming in the water. The resorts are not allowed to provide any water activities for guests but they can’t stop you from “doing them at your own risk”.
We snorkeled off the shore and just brought our own snorkel gear.
**During our stay in Mexico, it was hands down the safest I have ever felt from a covid stand point! The precautions they were taking were extreme.
Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya:
-We stayed in the Preferred Level Jr King Suite Tropical View room. The preferred level is essentially like their club level rooms. We had access to a preferred level guests only lounge that had a bar, small buffet area for each meal of the day, and concierge service.
-The resort was beautiful and the grounds were so well kept and clean. They had 2 separate pool areas:
*The main “fun” pool is the infinity pool that lines up with the beach. It had a swim up bar and had various activities going on throughout the day (exercise classes, Spanish lessons, volleyball games, etc)
*The quiet pool, I probably saw maybe 10 people total our entire stay use that pool.
-Pool and beach wait service was amazing! We had people asking us every 20 min if they could get us anything (food or drinks)
-Fitness center was closed due to covid but they had multiple exercise classes per day you could do for no additional cost (CrossFit, cycling, yoga, etc)
-It had 6 restaurants (French, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Steakhouse, Seafood)
I think we are really spoiled with our food in Chicago, but I would say the food there was standard. I mean I wouldn’t say it was really good but I wouldn’t say it was bad. The portions were decent sized. We tried each restaurant besides the steakhouse and I would say I had 1 item at each that I would say was good. (I have pictures of some of our meals we had)
They are strict on the dress code for restaurants (men have to wear pants to dinner, I saw multiple guys turned away)
-It has a spa with aqua therapy pools, I did not get any treatments while I was there but I did a walk through and it was super nice!
-They are not lying when they say you can snorkel with turtles off shore! We did multiple times during our stay.
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