After traveling as a family for years, we know there are 3 things you need to consider when choosing a hotel: who you’re traveling with, how much you want to spend, and what your main objective is while you’re there.
The first thing to define (your travel buddies) is the easiest. Once you know who wants to visit the same place you do, start making a list of places that would be suitable. Family-friendly, adult-only, under-30s are just some categories you can start googling, and eyeing up the companies offering vacations suited to your group.
It’s important to work your budget out first especially if more than one person is paying, to then base your search on this. It’s always worth leaving more spending money available than you expect too, just in case you discover an amazing attraction when you arrive at the destination that you hadn’t budgeted for.
Thirdly, and probably most importantly, decide on what your mutual objective is for this trip: to relax, reboot, have fun, discover new places, detox, visit relatives, tick off your bucket list, sightseeing… Once you know this, you can start making decisions about location and activities.
If you decide that you need to tick off a few sites and experiences on your bucket list, a train ticket to see all of Europe could be an option. This can be done with a month-long open ticket or choosing individual destinations one by one, half the fun of this kind of trip is the planning! When choosing your hotels for a bucket-list trip, look for hotel chains that will happily receive you at any hour of the day or night.
If you want to visit relatives but book a boat hole nearby so you can have a bit of space to yourself, think primarily in how much time you plan to spend there. It may be easier to rent a villa with several rooms and invite them to stay with you rather than driving back and forth to their homes, though it may be much more economical to simply book a simple hotel room and call on them every day for breakfast.
For those with the main objective of relaxing or detoxing, reserving a spot at Excellence Group Luxury Hotels & Resorts is one of the best choices you can make. If you’re looking for quality and exclusivity, these resorts can cater to every whim imaginable and do so with a level of service that is just priceless. For family groups, consider Finest Playa Mujeres and for couples holidays, look into Beloved Playa Mujeres.
As soon as you start pricing up flights, get started on the list of 3 things you need to consider before booking your trip. There are so many options out there and almost everything can be reserved online, so there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find something perfect for whoever you’re traveling with.
This last bit of advice seems counterintuitive: once you’ve booked, paid and are on the plane, forget about the rigid plan and take every day as it comes! Stick to the agenda as much as possible but never at the expense of your enjoyment. Sometimes we lose ourselves in the planning and forget to recharge while we have the chance.