#WIN an All Inclusive Family Vacation to Mexico at IBEROSTAR | #GIVEAWAY | ends 12/2

This post brought to you by IBEROSTAR. All opinions are my own.

In April 2015 I was honored to visit IBEROSTAR Paraíso Maya in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

After visiting a five star all inclusive resort, I’ve realized this is the only stress free/relaxing way to take a vacation especially if you are traveling with children.

Now you have the chance to visit as well!

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Continue reading & then enter to win a 5 night stay at the IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya for your family of four or less!

When I visited I put together a list of reasons to vacation at IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya – here are just a few!


The surf and sand are always a big draw for me. The sand on these beaches is so soft and inviting. The surf was fairly calm while I was there but the sounds when coming in were so relaxing. The incredibly vibrant blue of the sky and greens of the water are so inviting. I could spend the entire day on the beach and be a happy girl. I saw many children enjoying their time digging, building, and burying things in the sand as well as splashing in the water.

IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya - with kids


Does the sand annoy you? Is it difficult for you to relax while your children wander the beach? No worries! IBEROSTAR has a children’s splash area that is shallow and tons of fun! If you want to get wet as well you have NINE pools (some with swim up bars) to choose from. Enjoy a waterfall, float on the lazy river or just bob around in the pool all day. The main pool also has fun activities throughout the day to get the party started.


After a long day of taking it easy nothing hits the spot more than a delicious meal. With two buffets and five specialty restaurants to choose from you can find anything from steak, to seafood, to an authentic Mexican taco meal! You will easily find quick meals like hamburgers and fries (on the beach, too) or sit down for a fun Japanese meal (with a show).


ALL-INCLUSIVE (free drinks)

Unlike the “all inclusive” benefits on a cruise, IBEROSTAR is truly ALL-inclusive. Drinks are unlimited and available for no extra charge. Visit one of the six bars for a before/after dinner drink (or just because). During our time at the Snake Bar they also served us fresh warm popcorn with our drinks. Drinks are also served with lunch and dinner. I didn’t get a photo of it, but I also enjoyed the coffee shop as well. They serve everything from Americanos to Mochaccinos as well as fresh snacks like cheesecake and “back home” sandwiches… all included.

I was impressed to find that IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya has a room set aside for your children’s feeding needs. For a very small nominal fee you have free access to this kitchen that is stocked with just about everything your baby/toddler would need. If you have a special need, be sure to request it before arrival so that it will be available for you when needed. This service is invaluable to traveling parents. Not only is it a hassle to transport baby food(s) but it can be a time suck at TSA. During my last flight I saw a family being detained while each and every baby food item was swabbed down for testing. 


Sometimes… you just don’t want to leave your room. Long days in the sun can take it out of you. No problem! Room service is available for FREE.



You don’t intend to spend a lot of time in the room, but when you do you want it to be comfortable. The family suite is just that, very comfortable (check out our IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya). Having a sitting area for the kids to play with their toys or eat their room service goodies at is invaluable. It makes it feel more like a second home instead of a closet with a bed in it.


If you are looking for a little after hours entertainment you can always go to the evening show (changes nightly). There was a particular show that was a circus theme with fun high flying acrobatics. The Galaxy Club offers after hours entertainment for both teens and adults. The club was open from 8-10 pm for kids ages 4-17 and from 11 pm to 3 am for adults only.


Traveling with the kids can be both fun and exhausting. Thankfully places like IBEROSTAR understand! With a kids and teen club available during the day you can grab a few minutes of grown up time while they enjoy kid oriented activities. During our tour we even ran into a kid’s club employee that was there with a small group of children enjoying a little pool time!


The five-star all-inclusive IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya is the perfect place for a family vacation and now your family can win a trip there!

–          Giveaway winner will receive a 4 person family vacation for 5 nights at the IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya. Winner must travel 1 year from the date the winner is announced. Flights are not included.

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o   IBEROSTAR Paraiso  Maya

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o   Booking Window: NOV 2 – 30, 2015

o   Travel Window: NOV 2, 2015 – APRIL 30, 2016

o   10% discount off best available rate



  1. Cheryl Stahler says

    This place sounds like heaven! What a great place to go to just lie in the sun and relax for a change!

  2. Sarah VM says

    I like that Iberostar Paraiso Maya Hotel has 5 specialty restaurants, 2 buffet restaurants, and 6 bars.

  3. Melissa M says

    I love the kids club!

  4. Adrienne Ellis says

    Woo hoo! Looks amazing!

  5. Adrienne Ellis says

    Ps – I love all the pools and splash pad!!!

  6. Tina M says

    I love that there is so much to do with children!!!!! This place looks PERFECT for a family vacation!!

  7. Crossing my everything. This place looks incredible.

  8. Cindy B says

    Love that there is a beach and NINE pools! We love playing in the water on vacation.

  9. Jeanna says

    I love that it’s kids friendly and for a very small nominal fee you have free access to this kitchen that is stocked with just about everything your baby/toddler would need! We would do the Children’s Splash park first!

  10. We are a family of beach lovers so exploring the beaches of Mexico as a family would be amazing. My husband and I have never traveled outside the US with our children and a vacation like this would be amazing for our family! We would enjoy one of the two buffets first.

  11. Stephanie Mendez says

    Omg the pools look amazing if I were to win I would freak!

  12. I love that they have so many pools! I love traveling but I *hate* fish, so I love when places have nice pools!

  13. I need a reason to get a passport! Looks kid friendly and amazing!

  14. Sandy Weinstein says

    the beaches are beautiful, great food to enjoy, all inclusive drinks and food, nine pools so can get away from the kids, free wifi and room service and lots of activities….and i love they have a gym as well. i would walk around and site see and check out all of the things to do and make a list of what i wanted to do.

  15. Tamra Phelps says

    I think I’m most impressed with how kid friendly it seems. So many resorts are not, you know. They say kids are welcome, but when you get there, you find nothing really meant for kids.

  16. Steven weber says

    9 pools? that would keep us busy for a long long time.

  17. Rachel says

    I really like that room service is free if you don’t feel like going out for the night.

    • Rachel says

      We would definitely check out the splash pad first.

  18. Kristen says

    Free room service and nine pools? I’m in!!

  19. kelly mcgrew says

    the modern, sophisticated, luxury of the rooms is fantastic! a true dream vacation!

    i would love to go to Mexico in January!!

  20. Sounds like heaven! We love Mexico and would love an excuse to go again soon!!

  21. Katrina says

    The fact that it’s all inclusive is the best part, and the first thing I’d do is jump in the pool and go swimming!!

  22. Michelle StPierre says

    I love that it is beautiful and did friendly!!! The first thing I would do is smile and walk along the beach with my husband and 2 kids. Thank you for the chance. This would truly change our lives. Good luck everyone.

  23. Jonathan says

    The children’s splash park! My son loves the water and the splash park is a great and safe way for him to have fun in the water. Especially so during the winter months here where the pools are all closed.

  24. Vivian Sun says

    Kids club sounds amazing!!

  25. I’d first get a drink and then pull up a chair on the beach! It’s raining here in Seattle and I need some sun!

  26. Andrew Hall says

    I went to Cancun in August. We had a great time. My wife and I are looking forward to going back with our kids and grandsons someday.

  27. rajee says

    love all the pools and kids club

  28. tina m says

    The entire resort sounds/looks AMAZING!!!! I would hit the pools and and the beach first (with a drink in hand)

  29. Shannon K says

    all of the pools!

  30. I love he sound of all inclusive! Also the 9 pools sounds amazing! And free room service? Sign me up lol! ?

  31. Kelly says

    I like that they are kid friendly.

  32. Angela Saver says

    I think it sounds amazing with so many pools, along with the beach! The first thing I would do is go to the beach & walk on the shoreline!

  33. Cassandra Eastman says

    As a mom of 3 what sounds amazing to me is the all inclusive food!!! This would be so relaxing for our entire family. We would go snorkeling first!

  34. Crystal W says

    The beach looks so pristine and beautiful I think I’d just stay on it until they kicked me out!

  35. Lauren says

    I like the included room service!

  36. Eileen Richter says

    I have never done an all inclusive vacation. Being in ONE place and never having to leave to figure out where to eat, drive, go to places that are all “timed out” so your vacation is a huge schedule…we have never done this. Getting out of the cold and enjoying a TRULY relaxing few days without ever leaving a resort…that would be heaven!

    • Eileen Richter says

      First thing I’d do is not even unpack. Go down to the beach and grab an umbrella drink. I’ve never been able to do that before!

  37. KHowlett says

    We just returned from Iberostar in the Mayan Riviera and want to go back! Great beach. Great pool. Great rooms. Great activities. Loved it!

  38. Helen McCallum says

    I won a holiday to Tunisia last year but could not travel as the govement stopped all flights after the shootings on the beach.

    would be great to win the holiday in Mexico. I have been to three other Iberostar Hotels and all have been fabulous, Cala Barca in Cala Mondrago Majorca , Coral beach in Marbella and Jardin Del Sol in Santa Ponsa Majorca. Every one had fantastic staff
    great foodand entertainment, would recomend Iberrostar hotels to everyone.

  39. Andrea says

    I absolutely LOVE Iberostar and am a loyal brand supporter! I would be most excited to experience the Mayan history and local culture. Coming from Canada, I’d definitely be heading straight to the beach with a cocktail in hand. After that, experience some delicious Mexican cuisine. Bags can be unpacked later 🙂

  40. Victoria La Mon says

    The food is always the thing I look forward to on holiday, and having stayed at the Iberostar before I know the food is great! Went to Mexico for my honeymoon eight years ago, would love to go back and take the kids 🙂

  41. Kate says

    I entereed!

  42. Thuy Vu says

    The beach sounds amazing.

  43. I love that it’s such a family friendly resort!

  44. I have been thinking what I would do first or what sounds amazing and…. SLEEPING IN. Does that count? No just kidding, walking the beautiful property!

  45. Kelly says

    I love that the resort is kid friendly! Personally, I can’t wait to take a nap by the pool.

  46. The all inclusive ness sounds amazing and the rooms look great. I’d probably hit the pool first!

  47. I love that it is a great vacation spot for my whole family!! We need to get away from the every day hustle and bustle to enjoy each other!!

  48. I love that it is all-inclusive and family-friendly! We would be so happy just to get away and relax at the pools.

  49. maria says

    Everything sounds amazing!! The beach, pool and tropical drinks…. can’t make up my mind. lol

  50. The fact that it’s family-friendly is what captures my attention the most! One of the first things I’d try would be the food. I love trying out different kinds of foods (and restaurants) when traveling.

  51. Omgosh, everything looks incredible, how could I choose a favorite?! Mine might be the lazy river… but our 2 kids will love the splash pool! Up first… a refreshing drink on the beach 🙂

  52. Alice Chase says

    What a wonderful vacation spot! Love the pools & all inclusive. It makes it a vacation for me because I don’t have to keep telling the kids no trying to stay on budget.

  53. Alice Chase says

    What a wonderful vacation spot! Love the pools & all inclusive. It makes it a vacation for me because I don’t have to keep telling the kids no trying to stay on budget.

  54. It’s terrific that’s all-inclusive. I don’t want to worry about what might or might not be charged, this is much simpler. I’d love to learn more about their childcare.

  55. Kecia says

    I love how kid friendly it is! I would probably head to the beach first.

  56. I love the idea of all inclusive! I would alternate between the beach and the pool! 🙂

  57. I would check out the dining options first! 🙂 I like food, what can I say?

  58. Lisa says

    The fact that it is all inclusive and family friendly

  59. The nine pools and beautiful beaches sound great, plus the fact that they are all inclusive and kid friendly!

  60. Becca says

    I love the worry-free vacation that comes with an all inclusive.

  61. Tara says

    I love the kids activities! With 3 kids, that would be amazing!

  62. Robyn says

    This sounds like a heavenly vacation. Something for the whole family to enjoy. But most especially time for mom to relax LOL

  63. Ellen says

    The Riviera Maya is one of my top three favorite places in the world … thanks for transporting me back there mentally!

  64. Honestly, it all sounds so amazing! I think the best thing for me would be the gorgeous beach and sea. I would love to be able to just sit on the beach with a good book and a frosty drink for days! 🙂

  65. I am most excited about ALL INCLUSIVE!!

  66. Christine L. says

    The one here you described sounds amazing! I have been to Mexico once before and it was a wonderful trip. Would love to go again and beat the winter cold!!

  67. I love all the kids activities and the fact that it is all inclusive for sure!! I’d definitely hit up the pool and splash park with the kids first.

  68. Kenya F says

    The fact that its all inclusive! i don’t have to think about money..except for tipping! Also their resorts look gorgerous!

  69. Sarah L says

    I like the beach and the all inclusiveness of it.
    Thanks for the contest.

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