Please be very careful at the airport. They are very friendly and want to help but their intention is to get you to a time share
Don't take any deals for excursions.
Unique Suggestions: I guess if you are interested in a time share and have the time or want to spend the time looking
I'd just make sure its a place your familiar with.
Don't be victimized by people selling time share condominiums, you pay them $20 for a free breakfast and entrace to one of the nature preserves but they will not let you go easily until you buy a time share. The sales talk is very sweet and they entice you with freebies but unless you really are interested in buying a timeshare then just be stern and say no thanks.
Ater arriving in Can Cun Airport we were greeted by a friendly travel agent and asked what we would like to do while visiting....he then suggusted , for a set price which seemed very affordable,a brochure that met our needs for the mere price of $75 CASH. (that should have been a warning signal!) but we were not to tell our Hotel as they get "competetive"....the clincher as we found out, ....yes you have a free breakfest....but for over 2 1/2 hours listening to nothing but TIME SHARING garbage!! Remember...nothing is free!!
Unique Suggestions: Politetly decline and keep walking!!!!!Go straight tou your transportation that is to take you to your Hotel....get nasty if you have to!!!they can be persistent!!!!!
These people look official with photo ID at Cancun airport and trick you into coming with them as if they are transportation to your hotel. My elderly parents were confused and went to the time share meeting and had the free breakfast. They were hassling my parents and my foreign born mentally disabled (psychiatric/dementia) told the man she didn't understand and wanted to go, as they were low in money and only in Cancun for 3 days. The man started saying she lying and he knew she understood he was selling timeshares. My mom had just recently got out of the hospital in the USA for suffering psychosis. My father finally got them to bring them back to the hotel but the man forced them to pay $10 each for the free breakfast (and transportation $ whatever that was) and was very rude and yelling at them. THIS SHOULD BE BANNED! THESE PEOPLE SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED AT THE AIRPORT OR HOTEL LOBBY. PRICES ARE RAISED HIGH ANYWAYS FOR TOURISTS WHILE THE REST OF MEXICANS LIVING IN CANCUN LOOKED HORRIBLY POOR!
Unique Suggestions: Don't eat their free food and tell them leave you alone and take you back.
Fun Alternatives: Try to arrange with the hotel legit transportation and get details of driver, etc. These people were tricky and had sign for the hotel so we thought it was legit transportation to hotel. Protest to Mexican Government ban this scamming of tourists! Really sad we can't get it right in the world by now!
I purchased a seven night vacation at The Royal Cancun during a timeshare presentation for Royal Resorts (aka: Interval Servicing Co Club Internacional de Cancun ). Upon returning home from vacation 5 days later, I went online and discovered I was charged double the rate to stay at this resort.
I immediately contacted customer service and cancelled my stay at The Royal Cancun and Contacted Visa to dispute the $375 down payment I was charged. I was assured by Royal Resorts that my account would be cancelled, I would owe nothing and receive my down payment back. A month later I received a bill in the mail from Royal Resorts. I contacted customer service again and was assured it was only a mistake and I owed nothing, at this time they mailed a letter to me showing my account was closed and my account balance is $0.
I begin to think I am finally out of this scam until a month later when Visa calls to inform me that my down payment still has not been refunded. I call customer service again and again and keep getting the run around and am told someone will call me back (which never happened). Upon my last call to customer service they finally tell me they have no plans on refunding the down payment I made.
I now have to go through the Federal Consumer Protection Commission to try to get my money back from this scam. Please beware Royal Resorts cares nothing about there customers and only about ripping people off!!!
Unique Suggestions: Keep your money in your wallet!!!
Fun Alternatives: Avoid Royal Resorts Cancun Mexico. They will rip you off!!!
Timeshare, timeshare, timeshare. almost all hotels have a timeshare trap. "Just do our one hour ORIENTATION to the hotel" is what they tell you and it's a timeshare trap with high pressure sales tactics. Luckily, the Omni doesn't have that problem.
Unique Suggestions: If you get sucked into a timeshare trap (usually solicited from a street vendor working that hotel's property) take full advantage by getting the free drinks, t-shirts, etc. Just tell them that you are in the process of purchasing a new home and until the approval is through you can't make any other financial decisions.
Fun Alternatives: Just say "NO"!
When you get through customs at the Airport beware. People are there giving you advise about where to go waht to see etc. Then they ask you for about $40.00 to go to the Moon Palace hotel for breakfast and to look round the hotel. although we paid our money we did not go. This could have been legitimate, but we lost our money anyway.
Unique Suggestions: Do not give them any money, in fact ignore them and go straight through arrivals to your tranport to your Hotel.
Anyway, we went there and try to enjoy. Here is my gorgeous sister (hehehe) in a 'promotional shot'.