by Whitney Rife
All Ritmo Cancun Resort & Waterpark, formerly the Sea Adventure Resort & Waterpark, is a water wonder world for families. The Cancun resort surrounds a huge water park, featuring a water tree house, slides and an area for younger children. The pool has three inlet Jacuzzis, too. After spending time in the pool, kids can dry off on the playground’s swings and inflatable rides. Parents and teens may want to use the soccer or tennis courts. The whole family will have a blast playing miniature golf, right on the grounds.
All-inclusive rates cover all meals and activities. Rooms and suites are spacious with a Mexican decor. All units have balconies, while Junior Suites have a sunken living room. Sea Adventure hosts five onsite restaurants, including a dinner theater that the kids will love. The resort runs Kids Club and plans activities for the whole family. Try an array of water sports, dance classes and beach soccer. Nearby, the marina offers many ocean sports activities, and a golf course is only a short drive away.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite water park
- Kids' Club
- Dinner theater
- All Inclusive Rates
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Children Programs
- Game Room
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Onsite Dining
When it comes to all inclusive properties, I don't expect great food quality or even a super comfy bed. But this resort took it to a new level. The food quality was very very poor with very limited options for picky kids to enjoy some food. My oldest would eat their burgers, which are pre cooked and then just tossed on the grill for a minute to warm it back up. Hot dogs were way over cooked and extremely low quality and my youngest who survives on hot dogs would not touch them. The flavor of the foods were lacking and their dinner meals were often very small portions and again, were not of high quality. The snack bar was closed outside the main pool all but on Saturday and would have to go inside the restaurant to get lunch for the kids. Would usually have to request yogurt for my youngest as he wouldn't eat any of the other food they had. In the main food area there were many times I'd spot a roach in the bathroom area. Food grade is a huge F.
Now, it is off peak season so I understand it's time to do renovations and there were some going on. Not a big deal and it's a good sign that they are looking to improve the resort. This is an older resort so I knew that it wouldn't have all the features of one of the newer mega resorts in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. We did like the smaller size of the resort which made it easy to get to the different areas.
Don't forget to bring mosquito spray with you as they were absolutely horrible when we went there, but that's not the fault of the resort so I cannot blame them on that. I did find a dead grasshopper outside my patio on the walk way (was on the ground level) and it was left there for more than 24 hours before I took a sand shovel and tossed it away so I didn't have to keep telling my kids that he's just taking a nap.
The area around the resort doesn't feel super safe and I'd highly recommend staying on the resort or taking a shuttle/taxi into town or for excursions that you do. The beach is nice and small and even though there is a lot of seaweed, the workers are constantly working on grooming the beach and cleaning up the seaweed. The shelters that they have are in fairly poor condition with most having large holes in them which are not good when seeking shelter from a rain shower.
The beds are very firm, but I expect that at pretty much any hotel these days and not very comfortable. The safe that we had was old and we had to have them come and fix it one day because the electrical tape they put on the battery door came loose and a battery popped out so we had to have them open up the safe to get into it. The worker fixed it again by putting even more electrical tape on the battery door. I made sure to keep an eye on it and had to push the tape down on it repeatedly to keep it there.
Now, being that my Spanish speaking skills are very poor, I have to rely on English to communicate with the staff. It seems that the majority of the visitors here do not speak anything other than Spanish which meant that many of the workers also spoke little to no English. The bartenders were great for the most part, but the selection of beer was just limited to Dos Equis and the quality liquors were few and far between.
The event staff was great with entertaining the guests. I have zero complaints about them.
Went to the resort for a family vacation I was wowed by the effort and care shown for the children and parents alike the staff for activities were just amazing going up and above there duties...
All.in all a great holiday
Food wasn't the best and to the taste of out children but on the whole we enjoyed our holiday A+ for effort friendless and politeness amazing