I went to Cancun for the first time with a girl I met in Canada.
We stayed at the Rui Cancun. It was my first time at an all-inclusive. It was swank, at least back then, but who knows now.
I didn’t like the city of Cancun too much (dirty & touristy) although the beaches/water were amazing – incredible, actually. Swimming in that beautiful blue Caribbean water, is like swimming in your bathtub water. Perfect.
I later headed on down to Riviera Maya, which I liked far better – less developed, with great beaches. I enjoyed that area much more. Maybe it’s changed for the better since.
I love swimming in that beautiful blue warm Caribbean water. I also got to visit the famous Mayan ruin, Chitzen Itza (aka “Chicken Pizza”) and swam in one of the underground cenotes (cave lagoons).
I’ve returned to Riviera Maya a couple times since, although the coral reefs have virtually disappeared due to climate change.