One of Moon Palace’s Most Unique Features

Moon Palace’s Kids club is called The Playroom, but that’s really a misnomer. It’s actually several different playrooms, plus indoor and outdoor playgrounds. There are several activities here that are truly unique and I haven’t seen anywhere else. Like the Mini Salon:

How cool is that? So your fashionista can be walking the runway while your tomboy hangs from the jungle gym, all in a supervised environment.

-Funjet Insider Jessica

Unbelievable Manatee Encounters

Regular readers of this blog know how much I love dolphin encounters. At Xel Ha Ecological Park I may have found something even neater. Meet the park’s two rescued manatees:

As you can see from the smile on my face, this is a fun activity for all ages. Relaxing by the pool is nice, but excursions are a great way for families to make memories together. What kid wouldn’t want to meet a manatee? Or a dolphin…or a parrot. Learn more about Xel Ha’s family friendly activities on their blog.

-Funjet Insider Laura

RIU Pools in Punta Cana

RIU Resorts has 5 properties in Punta Cana, all within the same complex—Riu Bambu, Riu Naiboa, Riu Palace Macao and Riu Palace Punta Cana, and the newest, Riu Palace Bávaro. Although you won’t have access to all the amenities of the other resorts (especially if you’re staying at Riu Bambu or Riu Naiboa), RIU’s exchange program means you can check out the pools at all the resorts. How many pools are we talking about? Watch the video:

You could stay for a week and never swim in the same pool twice! If you’ve stayed with RIU in Punta Cana, share your favorite pool in the comments below.

-Funjet Insider Laura

La Panza es Primero

One of the highlights of a day in Puerto Moreloss is lunch at La Panza es Primero, a luchador-themed overlooking the beach.

Kids (of all ages) will love the colorful wrestling-themed decorations and the chance to pose in a lucha libre mask in front of the restaurant’s famous luchador mural. You can take photos to post directly to Facebook to show what a fun vacation you’re having, and take home a mask as a souvenir of the day (masks here are a better deal than buying from street vendors).

The food’s great too. Their fish tacos and generous margaritas are popular. For more adventurous eaters, try the Mariscos Molcajete for two. It’s a rich seafood stew of shrimp, octopus, squid and fish served in a hot stone bowl.

Have you been to La Panza es Primero? Share your luchador photos below!

-Funjet Insider Laura

Theme Days at RIULand

These days, most resorts and hotels boast a kids club, but few put as much thought and effort into their kids program as RIU Resorts. RIULand tries to focus on outdoor and group activities, and has different themes for every day of the week.

In addition to Piratesland treasure hunts and RIU Olympic game days, other theme days include children’s games from around the world on RIUWorld Day, and Ecoland Day, where kids will get to explore the resort’s natural surroundings.

-Funjet Insider Laura

Family Luxury at Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma

“Family luxury” isn’t an oxymoron, especially at Azul Beach Hotel, by Karisma. In addition to proving baby equipment like strollers and bottle warmers, the resort itself is designed with families in mind.

The family accommodations at this boutique-style resort go above and beyond. For families with little ones, there are Fischer-Price Family Suites that include Fischer-Price toys and Little People decorations—even pint-sized Little People bathrobes!

For families with older kids, there are Family Swim-up Suites, oversized suites that comfortably accommodate families with up to three kids and have direct pool access from the terrace.

Have you stayed at Azul Beach with your family? What were some of the highlights? Let us know in the comments.

-Funjet Insider Laura

Le Blanc’s Third Floor Pool

Dare I say it? I think I found the best pool in Cancun.

This pool is probably one of the reasons TripAdvisor travelers voted Le Blanc Spa Resort the best resort in Cancun and the best romantic resort in Mexico. The view is unbeatable, and it’s so serene you’d never know you were in the middle of Cancun’s Hotel Zone.

So, is this the best pool in the world? Savvy travelers, what other pools have you been to that have to be experienced to be believed? Let me know in the comments below.

-Funjet Insider Jessica

Relaxing with Yoga at Le Blanc

There are no bad views at Le Blanc Spa Resort. It’s situated between the Caribbean Sea and a tranquil lagoon, which means you can always find a nice quiet spot for relaxing, whether that means yoga or just soaking up the sun.

If you’ve been to Le Blanc, let us know where your favorite relaxation spot is in the comments below. Or just keep it for yourself!

-Funjet Insider Jessica

Complimentary Hydrotherapy at Le Blanc Spa

The word “hydrotherapy” comes from Greek and means “water cure.” On a spa vacation, that means a combination of hot and cold water treatments that both relax and stimulate. It’s a great ritual to start—or end—your trip. And one of the many wonderful things about Le Blanc Spa Resort is that their fantastic hydrotherapy circuit is complimentary for any guest.

Le Blanc’s hydrotherapy circuit starts with the sauna or steam room. From there, take some time to relax in a warm Jacuzzi and then finish it all off with refreshing cool shower.

-Funjet Insider Jessica

What Makes a Honeymoon Suite Sweet?

There’s many reasons Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun was voted the most romantic resort in Mexico by TripAdvisor travelers. One of those reasons is the resort’s amazing honeymoon suits. Take a look in the video below.

The Royal Honeymoon rooms were designed with romance in mind. Each room has a double whirlpool with a view of the Caribbean. And don’t forget about the 24-hour room service!

-Funjet Insider Jessica