The Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa is located in Playa del Carmen about 40 minutes south of Cancun International Airport.  They offer a water park, cenotes and Mayan Ruins on site.  They also have a family friendly timeshare vacation promotions that specializes in young families!

Ways To Save On Your Sandos Resort Stay

Save Even More On Sandos Resorts!

Ways To Save Even More

As a marketing professional I am always looking for reviews, guest bloggers and website links!  If you are a small business owner you’ll probably relate.  Below are some ideas as to what I would consider a possible trade that would get you a bigger discount.

Royal Elite & Sandos Resort Reviews

I am always looking for feedback on the Royal Elite Vacation Club and Sandos Resorts.  I love this resort chain and am always looking for new and exciting information to share with my readers.  There are many things a person could do here.  You could review your stay in general or pick something specific like the Eco Tour at Sandos Caracol.  

You could just fetch menus and other resort correspondence that I have still not gotten from my resort reps.  Things like the room service menus, spa services menus, wine menus and a bunch more.  These also change by year and the last ones I have received are from 2016!

There are monkeys and other critters that I have written about and could use more videos and written content on.  There are some interesting Mayan Myths that could be written about and expand on.  Heck, there are fish, turtles birds and other things that no one has written about and are all game for a better deal!

Now a final thought here is, if we make a deal keep it!  I have had over a dozen families swear they would produce something and they have not.  If you fail to produce our deal you have to pay back or won’t get the refund promised.  Also your work should be of good quality.

Guest Blogging On Fun Things To Do

I am always looking for content and writers of content.  If you like to write and can create blog style posts, you have something to trade!  I have several sites like the one you are on and I Want To Travel To.  The latter has or needs content around fun things to do and see in several demographics (Cancun, Cozumel, Los Cabos).  

If your a blogger or writer reach out to me and lets see what kind of deal we can make to help each other out.  I actually have a longer article about this found here:  (Write for us)

Link Building Resources

This is one of the most valuable things you could have to offer!  I am a web strategist and looking to build links to several web resources including this one.  Your website does need to meet some requirements and the better your website is the more you have to offer and bargain for.

As a side note here…  I have several websites and they have good value (high rank).  If you are in the home services industry I have a site that is incredible and would boost you in the search results.  So to sweeten the deal I would link to you through my home services company website and you could link to one of my two sites in tourism.  You could do that through some form of article about your 2019/2020 vacation.

So the way this would work depends on the niche of your website, age of your site and the overall value that my research tools put on your content.  You would also need to keep the article or link active forever or for a time that we negotiate on.

Got Another Idea?

I am a sole proprietor and always looking to expand and become more!  If you have an idea, let’s chat!  Even if your a competitor I am willing to speak with you.  Above all things I look to protect my interests and the interests of the resort and consumers that I serve.  Serve being the keyword here!

Sandos Caracol Eco Restaurants

Sandos Caracol Eco Restaurants

Discover Your Options For Food At Sandos Caracol Eco!

There are many options for breakfast, lunch and dinner not to mention snacks and a drink!  Sandos Caracol Eco has 8 restaurants with 6 of them being specialty restaurants.  There are 9 bars and snack houses too!

Brazilian Rodizio Restaurant at Sandos Caracol

Sandos Caracol Eco Kids Club

Sandos Caracol Eco Kids Club

Sandos Caracol Eco Xcalacoco Entertainment Videos

Sandos Caracol Eco Xcalacoco

Site Map & Directory

Sandos Resorts: Planning Your Experience:

Sandos Resorts General Links:

Sandos Playacar Resort Links:

Sandos Caracol Resort Links

Sandos Cancun Resort Links

Sandos Finisterra Resort Links

Discover Fun Things To Do In Cancun Mexico:

(Thousands of videos organized by category!)

Discover fun things to do in the Cancun Mexico mainland area. (Full Directory Here) 

Or choose by popular fun thing to do below:

Discover Fun Things To Do In Cozumel Mexico:

(Thousands of videos organized by category!)

Discover the fun things to do on Cozumel Island. (Full Directory Here)

Or choose by popular fun thing to do below:

Discover Fun Things To Do In Los Cabos Mexico:

(1000+ videos organized by category!)

Discover the Things To Do in the greater Los Cabos area. (Full Directory here)

Or choose by popular fun thing to do below:

Discover Playacar Mexico

Save up to 70% on Sandos Resorts through their timeshare promotion

Sandos Resorts offers a full access timeshare vacation promotion where you can save while learning about their resort membership program.  You get a huge discount and a real savings that averages at $1000 per family!  Have a look at their program and save on your stay at the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort.  Book direct through a certified Sandos Resorts Smart Travel agent!

Playacar: A Directory To Everything Here!

Playacar MexicoAre you looking for a very secure area to spend your next vacation?  Playacar Mexico was designed for just that, scared insecure vacationers.  Playacar is located just south of Playa Del Carmen and is a gated secure are that you have to go through security to get into.  Even better than that is the independent security that each of the resorts offers it’s guests.

Videos:  A general video playlist of everything Playacar.

Videos include the Xaman Bird Aviary, Xaman Mayan Ruins, the general shopping area, Playacar Beach and the pro golf course.

Background Of Playacar Mexico

Playacar Mexico is a gated community that was started in 1979 and consists of 2 phases.  Phase One consists of High end housing which includes some of the most expensive beachfront property in the area.  Phase two consists of Phase 2 a large golf course, more houses, condominiums, a bird aviary park, small shopping area and all inclusive resorts.  Phase two is the larger part of the playacar development.

Phase one has just one entrance and exit which has a security checkpoint.  Phase two has 4 entrances and exits which are also guarded.  The main entrance to phase two is off of 10th avenue.

The beach front area in front of both phases is approximately 2.5 miles and has few public access points.  If you are not staying in Playacar phase one or two, then you will have to walk down from Playa Del Carmen (north of the development).  The phase two side of Playacar has the big hotels and resorts which are mainly all inclusives. 

Each resort and hotel has their own security and they own the beach chairs throughout the area.  There is no public service here for those that are not staying in the corresponding hotel or resorts.

Playacar has security at the entrances, within the resorts and roaming throughout the entire development.  The roads are nice to bike, walk and run and are well maintained throughout the development.

Playacar Hotels & Resorts:

There are a over 2 dozen resorts & hotels in the gated city of Playacar.  They include all inclusives and non inclusives.  Some appear to be in construction as they were listed for sale.  In most cases I did not post the realtor or sales site as that will soon come down.  If you find a link to a property and I don’t have it, post it in the comments below.

Playacar Villas, Apartments & Homes

Here is a list of all the villas, apartments and homes that are for rent throughout Playacar.  You can find many of these on AirBnb and VRBO.  If the property had a website I listed it for your review.  These place come fully furnished and have extra amenities like pools and everything needed to live short or long term.  Definately check as each one will be different and unique.

Playacar Bed & Breakfasts

Looking for something a little more personal with a homeowners touch?  Bed and Breakfast are a great way to experience home while away.  Here is a collection of B-n-B’s located withing the Playacar Mexico division.

Playacar Condominiums

There are a few condos or condominiums inside Playacar.  In fact, they are still building some towards the back end of Playacar.  Where I could I added links so you could check them out.  In many cases the main property did not have a website.  In many of those cases I found the next best link and shared it.  Many of these larger condo systems have unit that are for rent on AirBnB.  Those would be listed above in the villa, apartment and homes section.

Playacar Other Things To Note, See & Do

Here is a collection of the many stores, services and shoppes within the Playacar division and a few just on the outskirts.  Where possible I have included links to their websites and in English if possible.  Have a look at all the things you can find in Playacar Mexico.

Google Playacar Map

The map below is fully interactive and will allow you to see where all the above places are actually at.  The entire Phase Two area is actually a circle with roads that come off that circle and dead end.  The Phase One section is all the way to the right and close to the ocean.  It is a single road that runs north to south.  Playacar is located 50 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport.

Hard Rock Campo de Golf Playacar Mexico

The Hard Rock Golf Course is an all inclusive golfing experience located inside the Playacar complex.  The course was designed by Robert von Hagge and is a Riviera Maya 18 hole par 72 course.  They offer club rental, shoe rental, golf carts and several other amenities.   Here is a YouTube Playlist of all 18 holes!

Looking To Plan A Wedding In Playacar Mexico?

One of the nicest areas of beach in Playacar is located in front of the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa.  If you are looking for a place in Playacar to plan your wedding or even the renewing of your vows, Sandos Playacar should be an option you look into.  I have written a post about the many options you have before you customize to your personal taste.  Check it out here:  Playacar Weddings 

Looking for more videos?

Here are a few other collections of videos related to the Playacar Phase One & Phase Two complexes.

Nick Price Golf Course (Grand Coral Golf Club) Playa Del carmen

Save up to 70% on Sandos Resorts through their timeshare promotion

Sandos Resorts offers a full access timeshare vacation promotion where you can save while learning about their resort membership program.  You get a huge discount and a real savings that averages at $1000 per family!  Have a look at their program and save on your stay at the Sandos Resorts.  Book direct through a certified Sandos Resorts Smart Travel agent!

18 Hole Golf Course By Nick Price Located Just Outside Of Sandos Caracol Eco

Was Grand Coral Golf Course now renamed Gran Coyote Golf Club.  New website link to be announced soon!

Do you love golf experiences?

Grand Coyote Golf Club LogoThere is a par 72 golf course designed by Nick Price to the immediate west of Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa!  It’s called the Grand Coral Golf Course and it’s one of the top golf courses in the Cancun area. 

Nick Price has said that this is the most player friendly course he has ever built!  Winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence and boasting an 86% like rating, this is a must do for golf lovers visiting the area.

Grand Coral Golf Course Club House

(Carretera Federal Puerto Juarez Km: 294+700, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico)

The GRAN COYOTE GOLF Course Club House offers a bar, restaurant, pro shop, spa, gym, pool, terrace and snack bar.  Spend some time before or after your tee time and enjoy lunch, dinner or a cold drink.  

2020 Public Rates (USD)

Winter Season (Nov 1, 2019- Apr 30, 2020) – Hours Rate: 

Morning Prime Time 7 am – 11 am $190.  Afternoon Twilight 12 pm – 4 pm $135.  Juniors (17 yrs. & under) Anytime $115.

Summer Season (May 1, 2020- Oct 31, 2020) – Hours Rate: 

Morning Prime Time 7 am- 11 am $160.  Afternoon Twilight 12 pm- 5 pm $120.  Juniors (17 yrs. & under) Anytime $90.

Want To See This Amazing Golf Course?

Have a look at all 18 holes of the Nick Price Golf Course in Playa Del Carmen!

Here are some additional details:

Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya Details:

Opened: May 2011 Course designer: Nick Price

Holes: 18, Par: 71

Type of course: Championship

Type of grass: Paspalum Platinum

Carts: Club Car Precedent

Rental clubs: Taylor Made


Shared golf cart, 1- 500 ml bottle of water, tees, divot repair, ball marker, and fresh face towels.

Round trip shuttle van transportation for tee time reservations of two or more players paying regular rack rates, use of locker rooms, safe deposit box and beach club access.

Extra Services:

On course food and beverage cart service, 19th hole clubhouse restaurant, practice area (driving range, putting green, and sand bunker), golf lessons by PGA Professional and assistant instructors, main club house restaurant with panoramic view of 18th hole with outdoor terrace for large group events, tournaments, and weddings.

The image below is a little out of date but there was a link to some deals available and so here it is:

Valid – November 1, 2019 – October 31, 2020.
All rates described above are per player per round. These are public rates in US dollars and include all taxes. All rates are subject to change without prior notice. Rates listed above include the green fee, shared golf cart, warm-up range balls, 1-500ml bottle of water, tees, divot tool & ball marker, and fresh face towels. Round trip shared shuttle service is included for 2 or more players booked at the same tee time. Shuttle service must be reserved at least 1 day in advance.

➢ First tee time at 7 am in both winter and summer seasons ➢ Twilight starting at 12 pm in winter season and summer season ➢ Appropriate golf attire required. ➢ Same day replay is subject to availability at a cost of $48 (per person) ➢ Course maintenance dates are subject to change, please contact the Director of Golf ➢ Food & beverages are not included in the green fee rates ➢ Rental clubs (Taylor-Made): $55, (Taylor-Made M2): $75. ➢ Rental shoes (Foot Joy): $20. ➢ Practice Range: Pyramid of 90 balls $10., Unlimited $20., per day. ➢ Rider fee: Extra Cart $48.


Individual tee times (1-15 players) may be booked up to 60 days in advance and preferably 24 hours prior to the game at +52 (984) 109-6025 or

When booking a tee time the client needs to provide the exact date of play, preferred tee time, first and last name of the players, and rental needs. For group reservations (16+ players) please contact Glenn Doyle,

Pro Shop Hours: 6:30am – 7:00pm

Cancun Transfer & Car Rental Options: (Uber, Shared, Rentals & Exotic)

Save up to 70% on Sandos Resorts through their timeshare promotion

Sandos Resorts offers a full access timeshare vacation promotion where you can save while learning about their resort membership program.  You get a huge discount and a real savings that averages at $1000 per family!  Have a look at their program and save on your stay at the Sandos Resorts.  Book direct through a certified Sandos Resorts Smart Travel agent!

Discover the many options you have for transfer across the Cancun area:

(Taxi apps like Uber, shared transfer, private transfer, luxury transfer).

Uber Transfer App In Cancun:

***As of July 12, 2019 Uber has NOT restarted in Cancun Mexico!

Several articles have stated that the announced date of July 6. 2019 may be set back by up to 2 months!  The bigger question may be do you as an American or Canadian want to risk your life or family’s life by getting into an Uber in Cancun?

Videos Related To Uber’s trouble In Cancun!

(Warning: Some videos are graphic & contain violence!

Why do they pick on Uber?

Uber offers some of the cheapest rates for a taxi ever seen in the transportation industry, including Cancun. 

There are many benefits and issues with Uber that consumers, drivers and other local service providers have.  Here are a list of the positives and negatives of the Uber App system.

  • App Driven E-hail Car Service
  • Cash Less Transactions
  • Drivers/Passengers Rate Each Other
  • Opens Market For Employment
  • Less Expensive, Upfront Consistent Pricing
  • Drivers Log In & Out As Needed
  • Driver Owned Vehicles
  • Extremely Convenient For Consumers
  • Affiliate Or Referral Program
  • Transport From Many Locations
  • Different Service Tiers Available
  • Multiple Passengers Same Price
  • Older Cars Not Allowed
  • Clean Drivers Record
  • Immediate Service (Under 10 Minutes)
  • All Drivers & Passengers Insured
  • GPS Tracking All Rides
  • Surge Or High Demand Pricing
  • Trip Cancellations
  • Less Experienced Drivers
  • Not Commercially Licensed
  • Low Fairs Hurt Drivers
  • Driver Responsible For Their Own Repairs
  • Drivers Work Harder For Less
  • Traditional Taxis Go Out Of Business
  • Poor Customer Service
  • Poor Driver to Uber Communication
  • Computer Not Human Driven Automation
  • Poor Driver Benefits
  • No Safety Training For Drivers
  • Subcontractor Not An Employee
  • Uber Denies Liability When Shit happens
  • No Taxes Withheld
  • Driver Pays For Gas

Is It Safe To Take An Uber In Cancun Mexico?

So far to my knowledge there have not been any serious injuries to passengers taking Ubers to and from locations in Cancun.  There have been reported attacks on Uber Drivers though.  Several passengers have been held up and caught up in incidents between Uber and taxi drivers.

There are others options for you to choose should you worry about these the conflict between Taxi;’s and Uber.

Other Taxi Apps In Cancun:

Included here would be the many areas associated with the Yucatan & Quintana Roo provinces.  Areas include Merida, Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, Cozumel, Akumal, Valladolid and Coba.

Here are some other options to consider!  Not all these options are available in Cancun but they do have a presence in Mexico and are expected in Cancun before the end of 2020!

Cabify Or Easy Rideshare Taxi App

Another 2019 option for a rideshare taxi app is Cabify or Easy.  They seem to be less known but a more accepted transfer option in Cancun.  Get the Easy/Cabify App on Google Play here.  Looking for the Apple version of Easy/Cabify, go here.

There are a bunch of reviews for the Cabify/Easy Taxi Cab App but they are mixed in that they included over 30 countries and 130 cities.  Hard to tell which reviews are just for Cancun and the areas around Cancun like Playa del Carmen, Playacar, Tulum and Cozumel. 

Check out the Main website for Cabify here.  You can also visit the old Easy Taxi website here, but it is not in English and renders funny.

A few features about the app would be the ability to share your ride details to a friend for added security and pictures of the driver that is picking you up.  The app will also show you the mak, model and plate number of your ordered taxi.

Looking for more information?  Check out Cabify/Easy on Wikipedia.

InDriver Rideshare Taxi App

InDriver was founded in Yakutsk, the coldest place in the world, Siberia.  They are also expanding quickly throughout the Mexico market.  You can visit the InDriver Taxi App website here.  Get the Android InDriver App here or the Apple InDriver App here.

Learn more about on the InDriver Wiki page here.

DiDi Rideshare Taxi App

DiDi is a fast expanding taxi app that is considered a competitor of Ubers.  There main market is China but they are expanding quickly throughout Mexico.  Visit the Official DiDi website here. 

You can get the Apple DiDi App here or the Android Google Play DiDi App here.

DiDi offers a slew of services and is now hiring representatives in Mexico.  Visit the DiDi Linkedin page here for details and current listings.  DiDi offers services like Uber plus bus, taxi, bike and more.

Lyft Rideshare Taxi App

Looks like Lyft is not in Cancun or Mexico.  They appear focused on the USA and Canadian markets only.  I personally like Lyft over Uber and have only ever tried these two.  In Denver Colorado, Lyft is my favorite service to use in getting around.  In Daytona Beach Florida, Lyft is really hard to get if at all and Uber is king there.

Here is the full list of cities with Lyft!

Nesko Rideshare Taxi App

Nesko has partnered with taxi drivers in Mexico to help them recover the ground lost to private taxi services like Uber and Cabify.  You can pick up the Android version of Nesko here or the Apple version of Nesko here.

You can also visit the Nesko Blog here or the Nesko Wiki page here.

Currently, Nesko is operating in the countries of South America and Central America which include Ecuador, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Mexico.  Nekso is planning to expand its services to cities within the USA and Canada soon!

Nekso currently has offices in Venezuela, Panama, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Toronto. 

Taxi Naranja Rideshare App

The Taxi Naranja app is created by the current taxi union or syndicate in Cancun.  You can get the Taxi Naranja App for Android here or get the Apple version of Taxi Naranja here.  Visit the Taxi Naranja Website here.

On Wednesday March 13, 2019, two hundred new fully equipped taxis were released onto the streets of Cancun that the governor says will offer greater safety to users.  These new taxis have 360 degree cameras and GPS systems.

There is also a second website to note here with a full directory of contacts and this local Mexico number: +52(998) 689-1143 . 

A second name for this group is Orange Taxi!

Cancun Taxi Or Shuttle Services:

There are a bunch of taxi services that you can hail, shuttle services that have shared transportation or private transfer for the whole family.  Here are a few of those options!

ETransfers Private Transportation

eTransfers offers a very reliable & economic private transportation services.  They offer several transportation options including an economic option and luxury transportation.  Some of their services include free drinks and snacks plus they have drinks available to purchase before your arrival.  They also offer an open transportation service where you can tour an area rather than just head to a destination.  So if you wan’t to go explore a destination but don’t have an specific place to go, you can go around and around for several hours and just see the sites.  They have service in: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum & Puerto Vallarta.
So if your traveling to any of these destinations, get your private transportation with these guys!   Check out their TripAdvisor Profile and see for yourself if they are the best option for you.

Happy Shuttle Cancun

Happy Shuttle Cancun claims to have the cheapest rates for transfer in the Cancun area.  The current prices posted on their website in July 2019 offer a per person rate of $12 for shared transportation that would include downtown Cancun and the Hotel Zone.  Here are the prices for private transfer:

Happy Shuttle Cancun Transport

USA Transfers

USA Transfers offers private transfer throughout the Cancun area including the airport.  They also have an app!  You can get the android USA Transfers App here and the Apple USA Transfer App here.

I have been promoting them for a few years now and have a full post including videos here:  USA Transfer Cancun

You can also check out their other site:  Entertainment Plus Cancun Excursions


Cancun Luxury Transfer With Driver:

Luxe Transportation

Luxe Transportation offers a deluxe private transfer in fully loaded Cadillac Escalades ESV’s.  Their vehicles are equipped with all the extras to make your travel experience relaxing and pleasurable.  Each vehicle is also equipped with Wifi Internet, BOSE surround sound, on-screen entertainment system and air conditioning with independent passenger control.

USA & Canada: +1-866-922LUXE | Mexico: +52 (984) 111 1096

Cancun Limo Luxury Transfer

Cancun Limo offers a lot of high end options for transfer from and around Cancun.  They have an impressive fleet of vehicles including:

  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Suburban
  • Bus - (60+ Passengers)
  • Volkswagen Crafter
  • Mercedes Benz Sprinter
  • Lincoln Cartier
  • Five Hundred Limo
  • Chrysler 300c Limousine
  • Hummer (12 passenger)
  • Expedition Limousine
  • Tundra Limousine
  • Sienna Limousine
  • Party Buses

Cancun Luxury Car Rental Services:

Exotic Rides Cancun

Exotic Rides in cancun offers a full line up of high end autos you can rent!  They also sell a race car experience where you can do 3 to 5 laps around Cancun’s Autodromo in a super fast car.  Here is their line up!

Christmas, New Years & Easter (Spring Break) Timeshare Vacation Promotions

Looking For A Timeshare Deal That Allows Travel Over Prime Holiday Dates?

I have been in this industry for 7 years and in that time I have found only one vacation club that is dependable and consistently allows their promotion to be booked over a holiday week!

(2 adults & 2 kids)

(2 adults & 2 kids)

(2 adults only)

(2 adults & 2 kids)

Get full access over the holidays of Christmas, New Years, Easter or Spring break at Sandos Resorts in trade for you qualifying under some terms and attending a resort sales presentation. 

Experience this themed resort chain and save on your super peak stay! 

Get your fist 5 nights all inclusive at up to 70% off!

Come and learn about the Royal Elite Vacation Club and all the amenities and options available to you and your family through their travel club membership!

Choose a resort above to learn more about a holiday stay at Sandos Resort for a fraction of the cost!

Choose Sandos Playacar, Caracol or Finisterra for:

Holiday (Dec 20th, 2019 – Jan 5th, 2020)
3 Nights $599
4 Nights $799
5 Nights $999

Holiday (Apr 4th – Apr 19th, 2020)
3 Nights $599
4 Nights $799
5 Nights $999

Choose the Sandos Cancun Luxury for:

Holiday (Dec 20th, 2019 – Jan 5th, 2020)
3 Nights $899
4 Nights $1,199
5 Nights $1,499

Holiday (Apr 4th – Apr 19th, 2020)
3 Nights $899
4 Nights $1,199
5 Nights $1,499

Mayan Legend of Chechen & Chaca Trees – Sandos Caracol Eco

THE MAYAN LEGEND OF THE CHECHEN AND CHACA TREE: The Chechen Tree and the Chaca Tree are often found growing near each other and are most commonly found in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. The Chechen tree is poisonous and the Chaca tree has a nectar to neutralise the poison if you happen to have touched the Chechen tree. There is a famous Mayan legend that explains the appearance of these trees and why they are found together. The Mayan legend tells of two great warrior princes who were brothers of enormous strength and skill but of completely different nature. The younger brother, named Kinich, was kind and merciful and loved by all, while the elder brother, named Tizic, was sullen, and drew strength from the hate and anger nursed in his heart. As legend has it, they both tragically fell in love with the beautiful Nicte-Ha. The brothers declared a battle to the death to see who she would choose. The battle was longer and more hideous than the world had ever seen. The Earth was torn and the Heavens went into hiding. Eventually both brothers died in each other’s arms. In the afterlife, they begged the gods for forgiveness, and a chance to return to the world of the living and see their beloved Nicte-Ha once more. The gods granted their wish and Tizic was reborn as the Chechen tree, which seeps black poison from its branches and burns anyone who touches it, and Kinich was reborn as the Chacah tree, whose soothing nectar neutralises Chechen’s venom. They solemnly watch over Nicte-Ha, who having died of grief, was mercifully restored to life as a beautiful white flower.