As El Cid Resorts prepares to reopen its houses in Mexico pursuing the Covid-19 outbreak, Mark Hakansson visits Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Seaside Vacation resort to uncover more about this one particular-of-a-form place
The phrase ventus originates from the Latin for wind, and as you glance out at the breeze skipping more than the Caribbean Sea, the waves cooling the resort all around you, it’s uncomplicated to see the place the builders acquired their inspiration from.
As I recline in one particular of the hammocks dotted alongside the beach front, a gentle gust rocks me from aspect to aspect and I choose that the resort was named nicely.
Ventus at Marina El Cid has a gorgeous Caribbean appeal, with its laid-again sense and encompassing palm trees.
The resort sits on the amazing Riviera Maya coastline encased by lush tropical forests and coastal jungle.
El Cid Ventus is found future to its sister resort, El Cid Marina, and they in shape with each other to form an all-inclusive maze of amazing gardens and winding buildings.
There are 290 suites in Ventus and five hundred in the Marina.
The resort is found in the gorgeous Puerto Morelos location, which sits involving Cancun and Playa Del Carmen on the Mexican coastline.
The Club Platinum rooms, the place I was accommodated, have amazing sea views and an special particular company which consists of your possess butler.
They can prepare a Cabana on the non-public beach front space, reserve you the finest table in any of the places to eat or even infuse your area with aromatherapy scents right before you drop into bed soon after a very long working day on the beach front.
The lounge space for Platinum visitors features stress totally free check out-in, a top quality spirits bar and complimentary accessibility to the net desktops.
Wi-Fi is offered all around the resort for a cost of $30 for each gadget for these who need to have to continue to be connected, but provides a excellent justification to shut off from the wider globe and appreciate the El Cid Ventus practical experience.
The adjoining Marina Vacation resort lends by itself more to family members with remarkable h2o characteristics, diving pools, a young children and teen club which mothers and fathers can consider gain of as they practice morning yoga sunshine salutations at the conclusion of the pier.
There are bike rides, volleyball, h2o polo, cooking lessons and a lot of more things to do that everybody can consider gain of.
The several swimming pools snake through the resort there’s a kids’ pool, an action space, an infinity pool, an older people only pool and one particular even boasts a swim up bar!
You can consider a passionate sunset dip in one particular of the two substantial incredibly hot tubs as the attentive bar personnel to produce your alternative of consume, the margaritas, and daiquiris are a certain favourite, or even a shot of ‘Mexican Water’ – tequila!
The beach front is compact but perfectly fashioned, with loads of recliners, cabanas and hammocks to select from.
It does put up with from a fair sum of seaweed, but this Sargassum is a massive issue in most of the Caribbean at the second, the good news is substantial nets collect the vast majority of it.
From the marina you can check out the next most significant coral barrier reef in the globe, the Yucatan Peninsula.
By simply just renting a snorkel and mask, you will uncover the magnificence beneath the waves.
This reef is inhabited by more than five hundred species of fish and 60 amazing species of coral, it would be unachievable to depart dissatisfied.
Other things to do offered from the marina involve scuba diving, Hobie cat sailing , windsurfing lessons and kayaking.
There is an fantastic seafood restaurant also which overlooks the harbour and its a lot of yachts.
The resort provides loads of superb possibilities for foodies.
One particular of my favourites is Mercado de Dolores, a New York type market the place you can select from various unique cuisines, but the ceviche, seafood and nearby Mexican specialities aren’t to be missed and the creperie is a firm favourite.
Personally, I discovered the Mexican fajitas with corn tortillas fantastic and as most of the stations change menus every day, you are often spoiled for alternative!
For an all-inclusive resort the French speciality restaurant, Ile De France, provides fantastic eating like nowhere else.
The menu was intensive, nine starters and thirteen mains to select from, which include a few styles of duck on offer.
The Duck a l’Orange was a particular favourite, but was surpassed by the rack of lamb with asparagus and parsley.
The resort prides by itself on getting capable to cater for all allergies and foodstuff intolerances although nonetheless delivering prime excellent possibilities.
The non-public eating rooms in the French and Italian places to eat offer a more personal environment for these trying to get a more particular touch.
The eating practical experience is manufactured so much more pleasurable by the heat, form and attentive ready personnel.
Even so, if getting a break and eating in non-public is more your type 24-hour area company is incorporated in the all-inclusive deal.
Acquiring to the resort from Cancun airport is an uncomplicated twenty-minute taxi experience, and is situated only a twenty-minute wander from the charming city of Puerto Morelos.
The personnel are fantastic, extremely helpful and often greet you with a smile, a hand on their heart and a helpful “Hola!”
There is a thing in the wind at Eld Ventus, and it’s a thing nicely really worth examining it out.
A lot more Information
El Cid Resorts will be reopening its houses throughout Mexico in the coming days as the place reanimates the tourism sector in the wake of the Covid-19 shutdown.
Uncover out more about Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Seaside Vacation resort on the official website.