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A Family Vacation In Paradise: RIU Dunamar

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Apple Vacations. All opinions are 100% mine.

During the winter, when I look outside and see snow everywhere, I fantasize about traveling somewhere beautiful and warm. Riu Dunamar would be a perfect family vacation spot right now, just in time to help thaw the winter chill. It opened December 2017, just in time to enjoy a relaxing, fun break from the busyness of daily life and the cold of the season. Situated on the beautiful white sand coast line of Costa Mujeres, it has vivid views of the turquoise ocean disappearing into the horizon, and Isla Mujeres.

RIU Dunamar

Riu Dunamar is a five story resort with 740 rooms and a range of amenities that can make your vacation truly luxurious, whether you are going with as a couple, family, or with a bunch of friends. Five pools and a beach with free loungers, nearby kayaking and snorkeling, and RiuLand Kids’ Club make sure that everyone in your family of all ages is happy. If you want to relax and look out at the spectacular sea views while having a drink at the pool bar, and your spouse is more interested in water sports, everyone can find what they are looking for. The kids will have a blast making new friends and doing kid stuff, including hanging out in a pool with slides just for children.

We originally made plans to visit the north of New York during the school holiday break, and a snowstorm hit. We were pretty darned cold at home, but discovered our original destination was freezing every day, with a wind chill that brought the temperature to below zero. We cancelled our trip, and now I’m wondering what I was thinking. NEVER plan a trip during the winter to a place that is even colder- that’s not a vacation! Beautiful Riu Dunamar is a real vacation, a dream getaway, and only 21 miles from Cancun Airport and 11 miles from downtown Cancun (but I honestly don’t think I’d leave this magical resort- it has everything!).

A real family vacation

There is a lot to do, and if you love water parks, Splash Water World at Riu Dunamar will thrill your family. Your children may not want to leave Splash Water World, so you can go off and enjoy the Renova Spa, or a complimentary gym, steam bath, and whirlpool. Riu FIT offers fitness programs for adults, and discotheque “Pacha” lets you dance the night away if that is how you like to shake. There are evening shows, live music, and the free night club is open six days a week, so there is something to enjoy from when you wake up to when you are ready to hit the sheets.

And the food… five on-site restaurants offer delectable gourmet meals for a variety of taste buds, including Italian and Asian. When you just want a snack, you can find them at hotel bars or the swim-up bar.

I used to travel for work and honestly would have loved business trips to take me to such a great resort. Riu Dunamar offers meeting rooms for business trips, and it’s a great way for employers to thank their hard-working employees. Hold meetings at Riu Dunamar and invite the families! After meetings, everyone can join their families can have a blast, making work a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Enter the #RIUDunamar sweepstakes

Apple Vacations is offering a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the Riu Dunamar resort. One lucky winner will win a trip for 2 adults and 2 children (sounds perfect for my own family). It’s easy to enter to the sweeps, and sharing it with friends gives you extra entries. This Apple vacation is all inclusive and the winner with receive:

– Round-trip Airfare
– Hotel Accommodations
– Round-trip Airport Transfers
– The services of an in-resort Apple Representative to ensure your stay is amazing

Apple Vacations’ Exclusive Vacation Flights are frequently among the only non-stop options to your destination and most feature convenient morning departures and evening returns so your family can enjoy the most time they can on their paradise adventure. Friendly and professional Apple Vacations Resort Representatives are there for you with scheduled desk hours at most resorts, ready to brief you on the most popular destinations and help you make the most of your visit to Riu Dunamar. It’s a vacation for Family “Dun“ Right.

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