A Tale of Two Hyatt All-Inclusive Resorts in Mexico

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This blog post is a tale of two Hyatt all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. One for couples and one for families. But first, did I meet my favorite Mexico resort (perhaps my favorite resort EVER)??

 

Hyatt All-Inclusives in Mexico

Let’s first get you up to speed. Alex and her family asked my husband, me, and any other family who wanted to go with them to the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. This is a fantastic family all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico. One daughter and her family were on board with the rest of us, and we began planning. (We did a Hyatt Guest of Honor booking for her.)

I had heard about the Hyatt Impression Moxché by Secrets located in Playa Carmen, Mexico and so we decided to go there for two nights before the Hyatt Ziva Adventure. Let me say this—we should have gone for longer! You can read Alex’s review about Impression Moxché by Secrets here. It lived up to and surpassed the hype! If you want an amazing, all-inclusive, adults-only escape, save up your Hyatt points and plan to come to this Hyatt all-inclusive in Mexico.

 

My Thoughts on the Secrets Impression Moxché

  • The rooms are HUGE! They are some of the largest and most beautiful rooms I’ve stayed in. The shower is huge, and the bathroom is huge, the terrace is huge – it is a real feeling of luxury.
  • The grounds are beautiful. There are multiple swimming pools, and seating is never a problem
  • The food is delicious! Remember my thoughts about the food at the Secrets Guanacaste in Costa Rica? Everything I had here was delish. I loved the few restaurants we had time to eat at and the pop-up taco stand, and the Marquesitas (think a crunchy crepe). There is a bar and buffet on the grand level of the Impression building that has delicious snacks and treats (the financiers were my fave). The mini-bar is stocked with beverages, and there are cute bags of treats in the room, too.

 

Impression Moxché by Secrets - Hotel room

The hotel room was about the same size as my first house!

 

Impression Moxché by Secrets snack counter

The Impression Moxché had a counter full of goodies available all the time.

 

Trolley with crepe making

This was my nightly treat at the Moxché!

How Much Does it Cost to Stay at Secrets Impression Moxché on Points?

We used 42,000 Hyatt points for a two-night stay (we booked before the devaluation). It would now be double that at 42,000 points/night for off-peak and 50,000 points/night for standard. I will still come back. The room sells for about $1,000/night.

My only costs were tips for waiters and transportation to the resort via USA Transfers. We paid $80 for our private transfer, but you can pay less via taxi or shared transfers.

 

Hyatt Ziva Cancun Visit Number Three

You can read about visit one and visit two to the Hyatt Ziva Cancun. Obviously, we have a blast with family when we go there because we keep returning. It was even more fun to have additional family members with us this time!

Here are my thoughts about this visit.

  • Once again, the kids had a BLAST! Virgin Miami Vices, all the pizza and chicken nuggets they wanted, and interacting with all the staff was their idea of fun. The 6-11 year olds were especially fun to watch as they thought they owned the resort! I called them “the squad.” They were in the candy store multiple times a day.
  • We had never tried La Bastille (adults only) or Moongate, and both were really good with exceptional service.
  • I was a little underwhelmed by the other food this time. However, it is still remarkable for an all-inclusive experience. I’m sure the better food at Impression Moxché influenced this.
  • We tried out the spa for the first time, and it wasn’t cheap, however it was really nice.
  • We ran into three families who were followers which made it really special—thanks for coming up and introducing yourselves! It makes our day to hear that we are helping people.
  • The weather was rough the first few days with some rain and clouds – this is easier to bear when you aren’t paying cash for your stay.
  • We missed going to The Points Guy Awards where we were being honored as “Travel Trailblazers.” Jess represented us, and it looked so fun. We had already booked this trip, though, and absolutely couldn’t cancel on our family no matter what!

 

One girl and 3 boys with arms around each other.

“The squad” thought they ran the Ziva this time!

 

Hyatt Ziva Cancun kids activities - bracelet making

There are many fun activities for children at the Ziva Cancun, including bracelet making.

 

Cloudy view of resort with pools

Despite some rainy weather at first, we had an incredible time with family at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun.

 

Large family near Cancun sign at Hyatt all-inclusive in Mexico

Our crazy group had great fun creating memories with credit card points and miles in Cancun.

 

How Many Points to Stay at Hyatt Ziva Cancun on Points?

We used 21,000 Hyatt points/night to stay at the Ziva Cancun (again, booked before the devaluation). It would now cost me 35,000 points/night off-peak or 40,000 points/night at standard pricing.

 

Bottom Line

A tale of two Hyatt all-inclusive in Mexico was completely different at each hotel. I happened to pay the same in Hyatt points for each of them and had different but enjoyable experiences. The first was a high-end luxury experience that I would love to repeat again and again. The second was less luxury, but that was made up by creating wonderful family memories that we will laugh about repeatedly. Whatever you prefer, the best part of using credit card points/miles is that you can do it all – just like I plan to continue doing!

beach chair at secrets moxche

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  1. Liz E says:

    At all-inclusives, is it typically better to book kids on points, or book the room for 2 adults and pay a cash upgrade for them?

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