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Enjoy an unforgettable, worry-free vacation at the best-kept secret in the exciting Riviera Maya of Mexico: Tnakah bay, Chemuyil Bay and Tulum coast are the Freedom Paradise and are located on a secluded, long stretched, white sand beach, surrounded by gorgeous nature and the sparkling Caribbean Sea.
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Freedom Paradise is the world’s first size-friendly holiday resort. It has just opened on the Riviera Maya, among the palm trees, alabaster beaches and clear Caribbean waters south of Cancun in Mexico. The resort’s name and concept connotes chubby heaven where everyone is fat and fabulous, but I was dubious. Is Freedom Paradise an idyllic place for a big beautiful holiday, or is it a ghetto where fat people console their misery over an open bar and all-you-can-eat buffet?
You don’t have to be fat to stay at Freedom Paradise (but it helps). There isn’t a Fat Guard at reception wielding a tape measure ensuring guests meet minimum girth requirements. But prepare to be shocked. I was when I saw a fellow female guest who weighed in the region of 30 stone and was forced to confront my own prejudices. Fat people can be terribly judgmental about other chubsters. I found it difficult, beyond the folds of flesh, to see the person underneath. Once I got past the surface, the rewards of holiday friendship with Nicki from Michigan were instant.
We share similar interests and were both taunted by the same names at school. A friend told her about Freedom Paradise; Nicki loves swimming but hates the teasing whenever she wears her bathing suit in public. Over a few margaritas, Nicki told me how her mother put her on diet pills at the age of nine and refused to let her eat the same meals as the rest of the family. Nicki went on to become a compulsive eater; she is currently at her heaviest and gets professional help for her problem. For her, Freedom Paradise’s name says it all.
Everything you would expect at an all-inclusive resort is here but is adapted for fat people. All staff are trained in ‘size awareness issues’, and are friendly and accommodating. But it is ironic that the native Mayan people are short and of slight build – next to guests, they look Lilliputian. The air-conditioned rooms are smaller than I had expected, but Freedom Paradise has been adapted from an existing resort and the rooms originally had double beds; now they have reinforced king-sized ones. Bathroom doorways have been widened, and the showers are huge. Ground-floor rooms open on to a private patio overlooking the pools and sea, with wooden lounge chairs and a supersize hammock. I confess I didn’t try the hammock; I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get out!
The public areas are size-friendly too. In the outdoor dining room, extra-large chairs are painted in bright Mexican colors. In high season there is a buffet and five restaurants; during my low-season stay, only two were open along with the poolside barbecue. The chef creates a mix of Mexican and gringo fare: enchiladas or omelets for breakfast, tacos with mole sauce or rib-eye steak for dinner. Though delicious, the portions were on the small size; I hope this was more to do with local standards rather than a covert slimming operation.
Poolside sun loungers are made of sturdy wood, and some are double size – suitable for one supersize guest. Tables and benches are hewn from tree trunks and support even the plumpest. One of the four pools has in-water seats next to a sunken bar – sipping a pina colada in my XXL bikini has never been so easy! The same bar also has oversized swings made of thick planks of wood and super strong rope instead of bar stools. I lazily swung back and forth in the Caribbean breeze and contemplated my ample rolls of flesh… which is exactly what one of my fellow guests was doing.
Eduardo is a charming thirtysomething Mexican who readily describes himself using the acronyms invented by the size acceptance movement in America. He is an FA (Fat Admirer) and a BHM (Big Handsome Man). Visiting Freedom Paradise was the first step for Eduardo in admitting he likes larger women.
I quickly became the object of his unrequited affection and an offer of marriage was in the sea breeze. We agreed to remain friends and shared a few platonic evenings together over cocktails instead. His friend Humberto offered moral support, and by the end of the trip was converted by the wiles of BBWs (Big Beautiful Women).