What can I say? It’s work!  I was invited by my Director to represent our company at the Karisma Awards 2010 in Mexico which took place at their El Dorado Royale property in Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

With more than a mile of sandy beach and all the luxuries you can dream of, combined with an emphasis on personal attention to your every whim, this was an ideal opportunity for me to experience a luxury 5* Adults Only all inclusive holiday and at the same time, to collect our award.

Needless to say, I said yes, I WILL go!

Location of El Dorado Royale is superb for holiday makers who wish to  explore the delights of the Riviera Maya & Cancun, the latter being a 40 minutes taxi ride away while the vibrant town of Playa Del Carmen is less than half that distance away.

On arrival at El Dorado Royale, I was greeted with a smile, a refreshing towel and a welcome cocktail. The décor and overall atmosphere of the resort provided for a relaxed yet upscale environment with lush landscaping.

My suite was an Oceanfront Jacuzzi Junior Suite which was just a few steps away from the beach, offering superb views of the Caribbean Sea.

The room had air-conditioning, an expansive. And my favorite – definitely Kampai, which specializes in authentic Oriental cuisine.

A majority of my evenings began in the Martini bar. My hot tip – sample the chocolate martini – it is heaven. The evening entertainment at Guacamayas bar is of a high quality, the bar having swings and comfy chairs next to the entertainment area and stage – the live shows varied each night from Acrobatics dangling terrace with a hammock, four poster bed, ceiling fan, double Jacuzzi in the corner. The bathroom was a good size with walk in shower, color cable TV, daily stocked minibar, and other amenities

The restaurants at El Dorado Royale are stunning. Fantastic, themed décor means for that split second, you can imagine yourself dining in France, Italy, Mexico etc… dependant upon which of the 7 restaurants on offer you choosefrom the ceiling above to magic, dancing, singing shows to crowd participation was very entertaining to watch.

This hotel has so much to offer with so many activities and facilities there is something for everyone here. I enjoyed the sandy beach and due to the sandbags that protect the beach this hotel was great for snorkeling as the water is so clear.

While in Mexico, I was afforded the opportunity of visiting other hotels in the Karisma group, namely El Dorado Seasides Suites, El Dorado Maroma Beach, Azul Beach, Azul Fives & Sensatori. Each of these fantastic resorts has it’s own characteristics and unique features.

Finally, I would like to say a big WELL DONE to all my work colleagues and to Karisma Resorts,  a great partnership which has culminated in our company lifting the presigeous award of  -  Top Independent Agency- United Kingdom.

Feel free to call me on my direct line (08444 999 341) and I will be only too willing to assist in finding the perfect hotel for you.