When Samantha and Ryan got married, they didn’t settle down. Far from it, actually. The couple began exploring the world together, searching for new adventures in more than 20 different countries. And they also began sharing their journey with others via OurTravel Passport. On their website and Instagram, you’ll find an array of inspiring photography, travel tips and destination guides.
Recently, Samantha and Ryan spent a romantic getaway at Barceló Maya Grand Resort (comprised of Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, Barceló Maya Tropical, and the all-suite, AAA Four-Diamond Barceló Maya Palace), uncovering all inclusive luxury, delicious cuisine and adventure in Riviera Maya. They called it “the perfect tropical escape.” You can read their full report here – and we got a few more details from the couple below.
What makes Barceló Maya Grand Resort different from other resorts you’ve visited in the past?
Our Travel Passport: The private beach at Barceló Maya Grand Resort is over a mile long, which makes it feel like you have a little piece of paradise all to yourself. No matter how many people are there, there’s always a spot you can find that is more secluded so you can relax under the palms and enjoy the sun and the ocean on your own.
What was the most romantic activity you experienced during your stay?
Our Travel Passport: Watching the sunset. The colors of the sky completely transformed into beautiful shades of pink and blue and the soft crashing of the waves was incredibly peaceful and romantic. We watched it every night, and we were always so amazed and just immediately felt relaxed and more in love with our beautiful planet and each other.
What was the best thing you ate during your trip?
Our Travel Passport: The churros at breakfast! Also, you can’t go wrong with the all-day soft serve ice cream.
What was the most surprising thing about Barceló Maya Grand Resort?
Our Travel Passport: We were surprised by how versatile the resort is. There really is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a couples’ getaway or a family vacation, there are so many different activities, restaurants, and even rooms to accommodate the kind of trip you’re looking for.
What tips do you have for anyone going on a Barceló Maya Grand Resort couples’ getaway?
Our Travel Passport: Book a junior suite swim up room! We loved spending some time on the beach in the morning and then heading back to our room to relax in our pool. It’s the perfect escape for when you want a little alone time together. Also, wake up early (at least once) to sit and watch the sunrise over the ocean. The sounds of the palms swaying in the wind, the birds chirping, and the waves crashing as the sun rises over the ocean is truly a breathtaking experience and there’s no better way to enjoy that than with the love of your life.
Follow Samantha and Ryan on their further adventures at ourtravelpassport.com and instagram.com/ourtravelpassport. And get further inspiration for your own Barceló Maya Grand Resort escape at instagram.com/barcelomayagrandresort.