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VIM nightly entertainment

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Central NJ
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VIM nightly entertainment

Hi all, planning a trip to VIN in July. We have been staying at Excellence Riviera Cancun..can anyone please tell me what the area is like where they have nightly entertainment? Do they have a covered theater? And do they have a central area/main plaza where they have music or a band in the evening? Thanks for any info

Buffalo, NY
posts: 6,265
reviews: 9
1. Re: VIM nightly entertainment

yes, and yes. They have lots going on. Generally a great band plays in the open air plaza and then a DJ starts around 10ish after the band. In addiition, some nights they have a beach party where the DJ plays on the beach by the beach bar. They also have shows each night in the theater. It's a fairly lively resort IMO. We had a blast! I'd say mean age was 40 with 50% below and 50% above but those over 40 were still looking to have a good time. I am 33 and felt like we fit right in even though many were older than we were. Seemed many were parents who left the kids at home and were looking to have a good time.

Dallas, Texas
posts: 2,660
reviews: 29
2. Re: VIM nightly entertainment

Asmit summed it up nicely, we love the Plaza area that has a great bar and live music every night followed by a DJ that will play dance music. The Imperial Band would cover songs from U2 to Kings of Leon & several in between. If we get tired of dancing we'll go to Don Miguel's for some sushi or to the sports bar to play pool. Unfortunately they've never had the beach/fire show during our 3 visits but it sounds like something they started shortly after our visit there last May. They also have themed buffet nights with the occasional casino night as well as your typical theatre type shows, even some of those were impressive.

We've been 25/30, 26/31 & 28/33 on our trips there and couldn't enjoy the entertainment more than we do. Hope that helps, happy travels!

Calgary
Destination Expert
for Akumal, Riviera Maya
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reviews: 6
3. Re: VIM nightly entertainment

If you're going in July, don't count on the beach parties happening. It's turtle season from May to November, so they tend to try to keep people away from the beach at night.

Stow, Ohio
posts: 108
reviews: 10
4. Re: VIM nightly entertainment

Has anyone been recently? I think I saw on a recent TA review that the "coffee shop" is no longer open. Is this true? When I was on my honeymoon in D. Rep. the coffee house was the best part of the trip....nice and air conditioned, good drink and dessert. Hope they didnt close it for good....

Calgary
Destination Expert
for Akumal, Riviera Maya
posts: 17,832
reviews: 6
5. Re: VIM nightly entertainment

Coffee shop was definitely closed last time I was there (October 2012) and, to the best of my recollection, the sign by the door had been removed.

Honestly, it's not much of a loss - it was a bit out of the way and when it was open during my previous visits, I never saw anyone it it.

They often set up a coffee station on the Plaza in the evening where they make a bit of a show of flaming the liquer and pouring it into the coffee.

Dallas, Texas
posts: 2,660
reviews: 29
6. Re: VIM nightly entertainment

Ditto what Llisa said about the coffee shop, it was closed last May as well. We went into it in 2009 on our 1st visit and never saw any employees in there. Since our room was right behind that area in building #2 we would occasionally sit in the AC in there but that's about it. We also agree that it's not much of a loss since there are other places you can get great coffee.

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