Vacationing in Cancun, Mexico

Stan Loomis has been an avid traveler all his life. He enjoys going on vacation with his family and exploring the world around him. One of his favorite destinations he has visited is Cancun, Mexico.

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As one of the top vacation destinations throughout all of Mexico, filled to the brim with endless activities to partake in, glorious beaches to spend hours at, and an array of incredible restaurants and nightlife opportunities, it is no wonder why so many people head to Cancun, Mexico year after year. Whether you are traveling as a couple, with a group of friends or with your entire family, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in Cancun. The following are some ideas on what to fill your days with next time you find yourself in this beautiful resort town:

Explore Chichen Itza

If one of your goals while in Cancun is to get a better feel for its rich history and heritage, then you will not want to miss out on an exploration of Chichen Itza. It serves as a large Mayan archeological site as well as one of the most notable landmarks of the Yucatan.

Dig Your Toes In The Sand

If the beaches of Cancun are not already on your list, then make sure to add them right away. Turquoise waters and soft sand paired with the perfect climate will have you relaxed and soaking up that hot Mexican sun in no time at all. If you want to do more than just that, head into the water and enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and even jet skiing! Head to Playa Delfines to get away from the crowds or enjoy some local company at Playa Tortugas.

Have Some Fun At the Interactive Aquarium

If you are in fact traveling with little ones, then this is an excellent opportunity to take a break from the hot sunshine and get an up close and personal look at some of the beautiful marine life at Cancun’s Interactive Aquarium. You and the kids will enjoy the many touch tanks, dolphin swims and exciting shark feedings while there.

Spend A Night Out On The Town

If you do not have to worry about any kids while on vacation and are looking to enjoy a night out on the town, Cancun will far from disappoint. If dancing, conga lines, acrobats and live performances are what you are after, then head to Coco Bongo for all of that and so much more. If you want a more relaxed atmosphere, you will be glad to know there are plenty of beachside and in-town bars that are ready and willing to serve you up a mean margarita.


British Virgin Islands (BVI)

Stan Loomis on BVI Boat Trip

Stan Loomis often charters boats with his family to the British Virgin Islands.

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is the Loomis’ favorite vacation spot of all. They have racked up a total of thirteen trips and intend on many more.

One of the reasons Stan Loomis favors this destination is that he is able to visit the island via boat chartering.

He loves sailing his yacht and competing in multiple races that are held at the islands each year.

A few years ago, Stan Loomis took his wife and kids to BVI, where they experienced yet another memorable vacation.

The British Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean and contain more than fifty islands, not all of which are inhabited. The main islands include Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke.


Tortola is the largest of the islands and accounts for 80% of the BVI’s 25,000 citizens. The island was formed by volcanic activity and therefore consists of sharp peaks and mountains. In addition, minor earthquakes are common. Plentiful beaches make Tortola a popular destination for sailing, scuba diving, surfing, and other water sports. Stan Loomis found that the underdeveloped Josiah’s Bay provided the best surf without being too crowded.

Virgin Gorda

The plush lifestyle the island provides makes it the perfect location for billionaires and stars to settle down. The island is much less commercialized than the rest but still provides beautiful sights, restaurants, villas, and more. Stan Loomis enjoyed hiking over the giant granite rock formations of the Baths to Devil’s Bay.


This island has a desert style landscape that provides a unique, mysterious experience. Its name comes from the Spanish word “drowned,” as it has sunk more than 300 ships in the past. Stan Loomis loved diving on the shipwrecks and snorkeling in beautiful blue waters.

Jost Van Dyke

Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the main islands and remains untouched by development. Still, more than 7,000 boats pass through the island’s port annually. Stan Loomis relished the relaxing atmosphere and free-spirited locals.

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