Southwest Vacations Bundle Deals – Is it worth it? Destination: Cancun, Mexico

If you are anything like me, you love to find a good bargain deal and will research until you have the ultimate best deal available. Typically if I want to buy bundle deals I use one of my favorite go to’s Expedia, but this time around I decided to try a new route.

Price:

I found a deal for a 3 day all inclusive trip to the resort “Grand Oasis Cancun” in Cancun, Mexico. The total price originally was $1398.22. (For 2 people) & with a promo code of $150 (I told you guys I love deals) bringing the grand total to $1248.22 for double occupancy – $624.11 per person. Stay with me now, I know i just threw a bunch of numbers at you. Here is all what was included.

  • Round trip flight from FLL to CUN
  • Resort stay for 3 nights
  • All meals and drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic)
  • WIFI – A DEF MUST!
  • Entertainment provided by the resort
  • Private beach access

Arrival:

Oasis was located 18 minutes from the airport, so respectfully so as soon as we exit the terminals there were taxi companies bombarding you with their deals for round trip hotel transfers. Each company offered different incentives. Free WiFi here. Private transfer there. “We’ll buy you dinner!” Okay maybe not that far but you get it. Completely over whelming.

My advice to you would be, while booking your trip buy the airport transfer deal offered as well. Typically they are cheaper than what is being offered at the resort/hotel.

Check In:

Finally, transported to the resort I then proceeded to the check in process where I received my all inclusive wristband & room assignments. Surround me was a plethora of desirable fresh danishes and water for the wait. The check in process was smooth for the most part – the worst part was the wait. I flew in Easter weekend so there were many check ins by the time i arrived. Check in time is at 3pm and there was a $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night environmental sanitation fee that was collected at check in. Basically, it went towards the ground keeping and beautification of the property.

The Room:

Sunrise from the balcony of my room.

After taking about 10 minutes to actually find my room because I’m map reading illiterate (& obviously clearly too independent to ask for help) – *cues “Independent” by Lil Boosie* I entered my adorable – yet satisfying room.

I was booked for a “grand room” that came with a king sized bed, typical amenities that you see in any standard hotel room:

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Cable television
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Data port
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Internet access
  • iPod docking station
  • Iron
  • Ironing board

The balcony, which was my absolute favorite part of the room was simply AMAZING. It overlooked the back side of the resort property that also lead to the private beaches and roof tops of the nearby restaurants.

Food:

The resort had a total of 10 restaurants and 12 bars/lounges throughout the property. Food ranging from international to Mexican to Brazilian Steakhouse & even Italian. Whatever you could possibly think of eating, it was there.

Breakfast was buffet style but they did have eggs to order for your omelet and sunny side up egg pleasures. Ranges of traditional Mexican items as well as the standard American items. Endless cereals, danishes/pastries, yogurts, fresh fruit. EVERYTHING. For dinner my favorite restaurant i tried was definitely at “Il Forno Dos Lunas” an Italian restaurant. The portions were small so I did order 2 entrees so that i was full.

Entertainment:

As if the beautiful private beach and unlimited booze wasn’t enough, Oasis also had more things to keep you occupied throughout your stay with them. From the basketball court, 9 hole golf course, soccer field, getting a massage at the spa, Oasis definitely kept you busy if needed. I spent most of my time on the beach, the swim up bar at the pool, relaxing in the hammocks and Kinky the night club for my weekend turn up. For families who had children, there was also children activities available. Recently they also built a new casino in house that had both slots and card tables. If you didn’t book any excursions with your trip, it is totally okay because Oasis had more than enough there for anyone’s liking.

My Rating:

Overall I would give this experience 4 out of 5 stars. I had an amazing experience being that it was my first time in Mexico. The staff was super friendly, the property was extremely beautiful, house keeping met all of my needs. The only thing that I probably would have wanted better was the food quality. Although, I do understand that cooking for large groups of people is hard and there are dietary restrictions you should adhere by. But for the price and for all that was included I was blown away by everything. For that, I thank you Oasis for the memorable experience I’ve had with you as well as my complete trip with Southwest Vacations as a whole.

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