Explore and Relax - All Inclusive Vacation at Akumel Mexico

Let’s take the fun to MEXICO in this December! Have you ever wondered what it would be like if we vacation at a 5-star all-inclusive resort as a group? It would be 24/7 fun consisted all the meetup activities with only your imagination as the boundary! Please note: You will need a passport for this event. RSVP AS +1 if you have a traveling buddy. If not, write on the comment area for a traveling buddy. (Price: $1047)

Here is an overview of all the fun activities: Boating; Fishing; Aerobics on site; Basketball on site; Bicycle rentals on site; Golf - driving range; Golf lessons on site; Kayaking on site; Parasailing on site; Sailing on site; Scuba diving on site; Snorkeling on site; Swimming on site; Tennis on site; Volleyball on site; Windsurfing on site; Beach volleyball on site

Here is how we will make it happen together! This event will be a three - stage process:

Stage 1: Gathering Interest (Define travel window + Group Size) 
DONE ---- December 13th, Friday to December 20th Friday, 2013

Stage 2: Book the vacation (Buy the vacation package) <------WE ARE NOW IN THIS STAGE
A. Book the vacation in accordance to the details below. Travel windows is December 13th to December 20th. It is up to you to purchase the vacation package.
B. Please update your RSVP accordingly. New participants are welcome throughout the whole time till the day we leave for the resort. Just book the same resort for the same period the group is there for (rate might be different). December 13 - December 21



Resort Name: Grand Bahia Principe Tulum All-Inclusive, Playa del Carmen, Akumal Mexico

Price: $1047 There are two methods of booking, Both methods require a traveling buddy to take advantage of the cheap rate.

1) Living Social Deal is available through Wed 25th of Sept
Requirement: you need a buddy as it is $979 for seven nights per TWO persons ($490 per person); $497 for flight, and $60 round trip for hotel transportation from airport
Note: flight needs to be booked separately if using Living Social

2) Alternatively, Expedia deal is available here and although there is NO EXPIRATION date, rate might fluctuate.
Requirements: you need a buddy to get the cheaper double occupancy rate. With flight included (choose nonstop), it is $986 per person as of Sept 21st, and $60 round trip for hotel transportation from airport

Here is the Flight detail. 

Hotel Details: 5 Star (rated 4.4 on Expedia)

Dining: 9 bars + 4 restaurants --> All alcoholic drinks included; 3 à la carte dinners per week stay, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort.

The recreational activities (fee may apply): Boating nearby; Fishing nearby; Aerobics on site; Basketball on site; Bicycle rentals on site; Golf - driving range on site; Golf lessons on site; Kayaking on site; Parasailing on site; Playground on site; Sailing on site; Scuba diving on site; Snorkeling on site; Swimming on site; Tennis on site; Tennis lessons on site; Volleyball on site; Windsurfing on site; Beach volleyball on site


Stage 3: Travel and Have Fun (Vacation in December)
A. For people who can’t get a family member or friend to drop you off at the Airport, please arrange for carpool here so parking cost at the airport can be shared.
B. The vacation plan is to start off by occupying a huge section of the plane on the plane ride there, and then kick it off for a week at an all-inclusive resort: eat, drink, and play all we want on a tropical island! The bigger the group we have, the more fun it gets, and the more leverage we have over the travel companies to get a good deal on the money we pay for vacation package and local activities. 

This event will take place rain or shine! Oh wait, it is going to be at MEXICO, so it will be warm, sunny, and shining the whole time we are there during December!

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  • Lois & J.

    We are leaving on Friday. Not too late to join us ;-)

    December 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea! Hopefully this sort of trip happens again sometime!

    December 11, 2013

  • Yelena

    Hi, dear Lois Li,
    I've returned from my trip overseas 3 days ago. I'd like to join the group for AKUMEL vacation IMMEDIATELY but I still have no TRAVEL BUDDY!
    Hope for your help,
    best to everybody,
    Yelena Stolyarova.

    November 21, 2013

    • Lois & J.

      Unfortunately, no one has joined this event yet that is available for coupling. I will notify you if there is anyone new who has joined.

      November 21, 2013

  • Andrew

    FYI, the promo code BEST10 will take an extra 10% off if purchased through living social

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Yelena

    Dear Lois Li, hi again,
    thank you for immediate reply.
    Of course, I wouldn't like and afford to travel SOLO, so I need YOUR help in finding TRAVEL BUDDY for me first and foremost.

    The more, I will be ABSENT in the country beginning October, 14 (for a month), thus I'd like to pay for my vacation package WITH GROUP
    (not SOLO) BEFORE my departure overseas if it's POSSIBLE.

    Thank you once more,
    stay in touch, please,



    September 24, 2013

    • Lois & J.

      Hi, Yelena. I will keep you posted as people join the event to see if anyone would like to couple up :)

      September 24, 2013

    • Yelena

      Hi, Lois Li, thanks for readiness to help:it's obvious to me that finding travel buddy is the principal item for e right now. Best, Yelena.

      September 24, 2013

  • Yelena

    Hi, Lois Li,
    I need GREATLY direct (first-hand) contact (PERSONAL cell, E-mail) with you or somebody else from the group, because

    1) I have urgent questions and can't receive replies in real time through Meetup Connection (AA Adventure Club);
    2) I'm going to be out of USA beginning October, 14 till end of November.


    Waiting for your reply,


    September 24, 2013

    • Lois & J.

      Hi, Yelena. You are welcome to contact me. However, it is essential that you acquire a travel buddy first. Unless, if you would like to travel based on a solo rate (a few hundred dollars more expensive), I would be happy to show you how to book and pay the package online!

      September 24, 2013

  • Yelena

    Hi, everybody! Now I'm with the group but this comment is bound up with my main, personal problems. I'm middle-aged Russian woman, moved to US some years ago, not FLUENT in English, never booked vacation packages or requested carpool myself. So I need some kind person from the group to be my personal guardian beginning Stage 2.
    Is anybody agree to help me in person?
    If so I need personal contacts (cell and E-mail) for communications.
    My E-mail: [masked], cell:[masked]-0261.
    Returning to our Travel to Akumel, Mexico, I need potential roommate to afford the vacation and carpool.

    Waiting for somebody to be my volunteer help!

    Best to everybody,


    September 23, 2013

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