loved the Cancun Palace
My sister and I just came back from the Cancun Palace, and I've got to tell you it was one of the best hotels Ive stayed in. The hotel looks like a Palace and was very very clean. The service was excellent and the hotel was in the center of the strip. My sister was having a great time sporting alot of Margarita and tequila, because it was unlimited drinks galore. If you go to Cancun stay at the Cancun Palace you would not regret it. A word of advice be careful of those timeshares. Do the timeshares if you want to only to get the free tours. You are under no abligation to purchase any timeshares. Good luck.
Cancun Palace An Excellent Choice
Just got back from Cancun yesterday evening. It was an excellent trip. Can't say enough good things about the Cancun Palace (In fact all the Palace resorts were beautiful). Everyone was cheerful, happy, and ready to please. We initially had a double room but when I asked for a King they moved us the following morning. Rooms were clean and well appointed, we had a great oceanview from the 7th floor. Food was abundant and very good. We never found ourselves lacking for different types of entree's. Tipping was appreciated but rarely expected, and we did tip above the all inclusive but in small amounts ($1 - $2) which made the servers even more attentive the next time they saw you. Drinks were weak initially, but a well placed tip and a little conversation with the bartender or waitress produced a well mixed drink. The people from Funjet were excellent as well. When they pitched tours outside of the one's included in the package, it was very low key and they were not pushy. Transfers were arranged and generally on time. Flights were generally on time with no major delays due to security. Customs was as expected.The tours that we took - Tulum and Isla Mujeres were just OK. In many cases it's easier and cheaper to do them on your own. For instance there was an unscheduled stop at a souvenir shop on the way to Tulum, and the vendors were all over us as soon as we stepped off the bus, very few of the tourists bought anything and most seemed a little miffed at the delay. The tour to Isla Mujeres was fun while we were on the boat, but the "swim with the shark" was disappointing in that they had a nurse shark in an ocean pen and they took your picture holding onto it. My wife and I wanted to play "Free Willie". The snorkeling trip on this tour cost an additional $14 each and again was disappointing. The strong current pushed you along and the mandatory life vests didn't allow an experienced snorkeler to do any diving. The reef was in bad shape and the fish although interesting were not paa Mujeres tour would have been valued at about $ 50-60 each. But my wife and I went back on our own using the bus system and the ferry at a round trip cost of about $8 each. And we had a much more relaxing and enjoyable day in doing so. If we ever go back, I would also avoid the "Spring Break" crowd and hotels that cater to spring breakers (The Oasis). Most of the college kids were well behaved but as is the case there are always a few that spoil it. Drunk, obnoxious, loud, poor manners, and no idea on how to respect the locals. Luckily at 10:30 each night most of them boarded a bus to go on one of the planned drinking binges at the clubs. Don't get me wrong, I love to party as well, but we rarely went down to the lobby until we knew they would be leaving. The beaches were excellent, with nice waves, but a strong undertow. Lifeguards kept a watchful eye. On Cancun itself, very few thongs and no topless from what we saw although both are allowed at the beach. On Isla Mujeres though, thongs and topless were more the norm across all age groups. There were many more Europeans on this island and it was much more laid back and relaxing. The surf at Playa Norte was more tranquil, less wind and waves, and overall my wife and I really enjoyed our time here. So I guess that's it in a nutshell. Great trip, no problems. Oh by the way, I wouldn't recommend anything on the north end at this time, lots of construction, traffic, less than attractive properties.
go cheap go carefree with all inc.
have been in cancun and playa del carmen many
times and have never been dissapointed. with either
all inc plans. the palaceses sun palace cancun
palace, golden crown paridise and other all inc.
i have also gone very cheap and had great time.
you can eat very cheap there if you look around
Tropical huts in an Ecopark... great pool & view!
I did NOT stay here, but we visited 2 times, as part of the Palace Resorts "stay at one, visit all of them" package.
From what I saw: the hotel "rooms" are actually individual huts (air conditioned!), with private balconies; each had it's own hammock. VERY tropical and VERY secluded; this is the kind of place you'd go for a honeymoon -- however there were alot of kids around so it seemed kid-friendly.
To get around the park, it's wise to hop onto one of the golf carts (if you can find one) going by. If not, you'll be hoofing it; but if ya hoof it, you can stop & check out all the scenery (flowers & wildlife) along the way.
Gotta add: XpuHa's pool cannot be beat. Just perfect. Huge enough for seclusion off in your own corner, had a really neat showering-off area, and the bar! The best Banana Monkey's you'll EVER taste! The snorkeling lagoon was incredible... clear, full of fishes & even a manatee! The Ecopark itself had all sorts of birds & reptiles & big colorful fish.
The restaurant was a lot higher-class than the one at Cancun Palace; it was also a buffet-style place, but they had SUSHI here.
XpuHa also has it's own private beach; it's nothing like the wild'n'crazy beach at the other resorts! It was totally cordoned off, had straw umbrellas stuck in the sand, and some rocky parts of the beach (which made for some very cool photos).
Cant Wait Til Next Trip To The Palace
Cancun Palace was a great time.The staff was very friendly,and the entertainment and scheduled events were the best.The crowd was very diverse which made for a memerable time.Great get away for the young and old!
Cancun 'Palace' Hotels
I have seen brochures containing The Moon Palace and Aventura Palace hotels. It says in the write-up that you can use the other hotels facilities within the Palace chain.
Which hotels would you recommend out of this chain. It would be my honeymoon and mainly a chilling out holiday but the first time that my wife-to-be has been abroad so i want to make it a really nice hotel.
thanks in advance
RE: Cancun 'Palace' Hotels
I've never been there but I've heard nothing but good things about the Moon Palace. It's a little bit outside Cancun (south) but I don't think it would be a bad place to go if you just want to relax on honeymoon.