I'm considering the Catalonia Royal as one of my top three choices for my boyfriend and I's vacation next April. It sound so relaxing and the beach seems lovely! I just have a few questions that I cannot find much information on while searching these forums. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I am also considering Catalonia Maroma or Sandos Playacar. Food, beach, and relaxation with some fun nightlife to mix in are important to us, along with room quality.
What time does the pool close? I read a review that it closes at 6 every night but that just seems a little odd. I love taking late night swims before bed so I really hope it's open late!
How is the beach for walking? I would like to explore the beach, not looking to walk crazy far but is it at least a mile each way?
How much is a cab from the resort to downtown Playa Carmen? I also read a review about an included trip to Coco Bongo (a must see I've heard) with transportation, is this true?? It was a very recent review from July.
Do all the room balconies have hammocks or is it just the upgraded deluxe?
I read somewhere about fish fry's on the beach, or bbq's beach side some nights, is this true or is that only at the Catalonia Maroma?
One thing I love about the Maroma is the crepe restaurant! I looooove crepes, are there any served anywhere at the CRT?? lol
What is the difference in cab fare from the airport for the CRT and the CPM?
And is it easy to book excursions here or should I use local vedors for that?
I'm wondering if its cheaper to rent a car then pay cab fares, since we would like to go into PLayacar for nightlife and try some local restaurants there or in Tulum/Akumal, I heard there was once free shuttle to Playa but it must still be gone right?
Any preferences on the resorts I mentioned to CRT? I am leaning for this one but there are little things each other has that this one doesnt, like more nightlife, the crepes at CPM or the Jacuzzi rooms at Sandos with close proximity to everything (and more chances to see monkeys I heard),