Thank you so much for your post. We leave next Friday to fly out Sat. at 6:00 a.m. We were a little spooked after reading some other posts on this site. We have been to Mexico before and also to Negril, Jamaica twice. I think we will be pleasantly surprised. This sounds like exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a nicer resort, but not one with 1,000 rooms.
As long as they have a beach, an ocean, and cold drinks, and access to a meal once in a while, we will be very happy. Getting served drinks while on the beach will be a gift. Now if only they would have porta potties on the beach!!??!!
Your report is much appreciated.
Marla in Lemmon, SD
IslandDJ offers some hope...what swimming for 6 and 7 yrolds? Any pools. or do we head for the beach? We are headed there next sunday.
I think you will have a great time at Sunscape. Our two 7 year olds (yes, twins) swam in the pool and and the Ocean. It is very shallow in the ocean out to the trampoline and ice berg thing that you can climb on. Our kids could walk/swim out there and then climb up on the tramp and jump around or climb on the iceberg and slide down. They did that for several hours every day and we joined in some of the time and watched the from the comfort of our lounge chairs the other time. It not more than 15-20 yards to the trampoline and iceberg so its not far from shore. One of our seven year olds played basketball and tag in the pool with some other kids and had a great time. Its plenty shallow for kids and he could get to the swim up bar with no problem and order a drink (non-alcoholic of course)
We didn't hang out at the adult pool (obviously we had 3 kids with us) which is on the other side of the hotel by itself. We walked around the area to check it out and there were about 20 adults around the pool. It was very quiet over there compared to the other side where the kids were but there was a separate bar for just the adult pool area. Seemed like a nice spot if you wanted peace and quiet and you didn't have the kids with you.
That is also where the Oceana restaurant is which we didn't try when we were there. It had just opened but it looked like a nice spot. It was outside by the pool, palm trees, a few steps from the harbor. Should be a good location on a warm night.
Have a great time.
Does anyone know how many a la carte restaurants the new Sunscape has and if there is any limitations on how many times you can use them over the course of a week?
Another question for those who've been there already...
What's the dress code for dinner in the various restaurants?...
I know dress codes are no problem for women but are we talking long trousers and collared shirts for the men?... Are any of the restaurants more casual than others?...
In other words, what do I pack for my husband besides bathing suits?...
Hi Debacker and Liz,
There are 3 ala carte restaurants at Sunscape. Italian, Mexican and Seafood. No limit on the amount of times you can go as far as I know. No reservations.
As far as dress, I think you need to have long pants and collared shirts for the ala carte restaurants. Some people dressed up pretty good for dinner but most guys had at least nice dress pants and a decent golf shirt.
Liz, tell your husband to pack for himself or he can go naked to dinner!
Unfortunately I have to ask the question---drumroll please! What did the women wear to the al a cartes? Do you think it will be that much warmer in Feb. that it is okay to wear long bermudas in the restaurants? I have spent my last vacations on the west coast so I am not sure of the temps in the Mayan R.
H. from Burlington
I'd love to agree with you about my husband doing his own packing... However, we're married 20 years and I still haven't gotton over the 'stuff' he packed for our honeymoon!!...
Can you say 'softball team jersey'? Many, many softball team jerseys complete with sponser names, very large sponser names!
But now that I think about it, there may have been method to his maddness... I've done all his packing since then...
Oops, could I have been conned?!?!?!?