A GRAND TIME IN MIGHTY MEXICO
A little bit Mayan and a whole lot indulgent, the new Occidental Grand Flamenco Xcaret
south of Cancun expands Mexico’s mushrooming Riviera Maya.
Designed around several ancient ruins, including a Mayan church, the 769-room all-inclusive wows guests by the numbers: 13 restaurants, 13 bars, 5 pools. Tour the neighboring archaeology-meets-nature Xcaret theme park, famed for its dolphin-swim programs and a seven-mile swim-inviting river that winds in and out of underground caves. From $110. (800) 858-2258, www.grandflamencoxcaret.com