Which would you choose? Your comments on either resort is appreciated.
I'm looking to come back to Cancun in the Spring or Summer with a small group of friends and we want your input! We’re in our late twenties and early thirties. We will probably relax during the day, taking it easy, spend time at the beach/pools, etc. We're not looking for a party resort. We don't really care about night entertainment at our resort. I'm sure we'll go out on a few nights to some of the clubs.
Sandos Cancun for 1 week with return non-stop airfare for 2 = 1544 CDN /person
Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe for 1 week with return non-stop airfare for 2 = $1385.00 CDN /person
Why have we narrowed it down to these two resorts?
-Location, location, location!
-Resorts aren't “too big”
-Seems like both resorts have decent food
-Both resorts seem to receive very good reviews
-Both properties appear well-kept and appear to have decent sized clean pools
Food is important to us, as is price. Live Aqua ($1777), Secrets of the Vine (1987), The Royal in Cancun (2063), etc, are somewhat more expensive and out of our price range. Sandos is even pushing it a bit past my personal comfort zone, but I have read so many good things about the food at their resort that I have decided to consider it.
I spent a day at the Hard Rock Cancun and was so disappointed with their food. I could only order burgers, hot dogs, fries, or disgusting pizzas at their pools (the worst pizza I've ever tasted in my life!). There were no other options for lunch, unless you ate at their buffet. No sit-down restaurants open at lunch time. Buffet selection was good, but taste was bland and much of the food was dried out and cold. While their resort amazed me, their food kind of affected my day there. I also have stayed at the Hyatt Regency Cancun and had no hot water in the mornings of every day of my stay.
What snacks/foods can be ordered beside the pool?
What snacks/foods can be ordered for room service?
Do they both have decent food at their buffet?
What are the differences between the sit-down restaurants and what times are they open at?
Is there a Mexican restaurant/snack bar and if so what time is it open?
What time does the bar close?
How are the drinks and selection of drinks?
Would you describe these resorts as better suited towards couples, friends, or families?
Are the restaurants or lobby air-conditioned?
Are reservations for the sit-down restaurants a pain?
Can you order ice cream by their pool?
Is there a snack or deli place to grab food or snacks on-the-go?
Thanks for your input!Edited: 3:25 am, September 23, 2013