Blackburn Family Vacation Mexico 2017


Thanks for letting Barefoot Destinations help with your family vacation. Per your request, I have looked at dates July 29-August 1 for 2 adults and 2 children. Both resorts are all-inclusive and will include private round trip airport transfers. Dreams Playa Mujeres is a brand new resort that opened this year. It's stunning! It has dual water slides and a play area as well as golf course and great beach. It's in Playa Mujeres, 10 minutes north of the Cancun airport. Paradisus La Esmeralda is a beautiful, luxury resort in Playa del Carmen. It also has a kids' pool and play area, but no big waterslide like Dreams. It is about 45 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from downtown Playa del Carmen by taxi. I think you will have an amazing experience at either of these. I did not include excursions yet because I wanted to see which one you chose. Pricing is different because they are in different locations and have different options.

In my opinion, given your previous amazing experience at Atlantis, I think you would enjoy Dreams more. It has more to do for the kids with ice cream parlors, pizza, and huge water slides. It's beautiful, luxurious, and brand new. I know Cheryl mentioned Playa del Carmen, so I included the 2nd option. If you choose it, I would recommend upgrading to the Family Concierge Suite. It is in a dedicated family area of the resort with your personal concierge. It gives you expedited service, they customize your stay, and help you make reservations so no waiting for dinner.


The best rates are currently published on Southwest website. There is no bundle discount with Southwest to either of these resorts. I can book these for you, but my air desk charges $30 per person for international flights. Totally up to you. These are the flights you requested, and they are actually at the LOWEST I have seen all season. If you like them, please don't wait. They WILL go up.

Departure: Saturday July 29, 2018 Southwest #317 leaving at 3:10pm arriving 5:20pm

Return: Tuesday August 1, 2018: Southwest #306 leaving 3:05pm arriving 5:25pm

Price: $2016.20 ($504.05 per person)

Dreams Playa Mujeres: All-inclusive
The all-new Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is set along a private stretch of beach only 10 minutes north of downtown Cancun, but a world away in a serene gated community. Enjoy 65,000 sq. ft. of swimming pools, a water park on-site and complimentary greens fees at the Playa Mujeres Golf Course next door

Ocean View Junior Suite: 2 Queen Beds



Balance Due:June 14

Garden View Room 2 Queen Beds:

Price: $2336.88

Deposit: $500

Balance due: June 14

Paradisus La Esmeralda Playa del Carmen: All-Inclusive
The adults only resort is on the left, La Perla. The family friendly section is on the right, La Esmeralda. They share a common middle section with a few restaurants and shops.

Garden View 2 Double Beds

Price: $2212.00


Balance Due:June 14

Garden View 2 Doubles w/ sofa bed: Family Concierge Suite

Price: $2501

Deposit: $800

Balance Due: June 14

Next Steps

Once you decide on a resort, please complete the encrypted credit card form below WITH NAMES AS THEY APPEAR ON PASSPORTS and birthdays. If you are getting new passports, please make sure the names match exactly as this is how your flights will be booked. We don't want any problems with TSA. There is a charge to change names on flights.

Please also upload copies of passports (or birth certificates) here. This allows me to match names to flights.

Trip Insurance

Please also let me know if you are interested in trip insurance. You will be traveling during hurricane season, and the trip insurance covers cancellation or trip interruption due to hurricane.

Uncompromising Elegance

Elizabeth Newkirk, Owner Barefoot Destinations, LLC


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