First of all to Nathie85- I have stayed at more than 30 different all inclusives in Cabo, Puerto Villarta, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Antigua, The Bahamas, Acapulco, and I'm sure some I've forgotten. The Sun Palace is an excellent resort!
As with ALL resorts there are pluses and minuses.
Pluses- Top Shelf Service is the signature of Palace Resorts
Food is above average for an all-inclusive
Drinks are truly top shelf
Beach is beautiful
Pools are clean and slightly heated so they are not cold
Fitness center is in excellent condition
Convenient to the airport
Resort credit makes it a good value
Excellent Nicklaus Golf course nearby
Very good spa
Minuses- resort is relatively small
Possibly too quiet for some
Limited restaurant selection- the Italian is the best
Very Average entertainment
No night club- you have to go to the Moon Palace for it and provide your own transportation
No tennis courts
Overall we were very pleased with our experience here. It was exactly what we were looking for. It's very quiet, excellent service, good food and drinks. As some have said it is an older crowd. My wife is 46 and I am a young 53. I would say we were on the younger end of the average age. However, we were looking for total down time and we got it. We used half of our resort credits and chose a room upgrade. Ours was outstanding. We were on the 5th floor in a presidential suite. Our room had three balconies. One overlooked the lagoon. The other two faced the beach. Our room was very clean. The beds were very comfortable. Room service was prompt and flavorful. I used some of our credit to play golf. We both used the remainder for spa services, two massages each and I got a pedicure. With all of that we still had enough for a tequila package. This was our third stay at a Palace Resort and we weren't disappointed. Our other two stays were in Puerta Villarta (Villarta Palace) and Aventura Spa Palace (Riviera Maya).
Note- this is not a resort for younger people under 40 or so. If your looking for action and a lot of activity on the resort this would not be a good choice for you.
The $1500 resort credits make this an excellent value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the first couples' only resort in Cancun, Sun Palace is the perfect retreat from the every day stress. This oasis for couples lies along the coast overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Conveniently located at just 15 minutes from the airport, this property provides service and amenities of the highest level. We invite you to enjoy this old favorite in a whole new way. A stunning coast line serves as a dramatic backdrop for this recently renovated resort featuring 252 richly appointed guestrooms. Five restaurants and three bars cater to a full range of tastes and moods. Golf enthusiasts can play all year round at the nearby Moon Spa & Golf Club which houses the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in Cancun. Expert hands deliver spa services to those who seek a serene and rejuvenating experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Palace Hotel Cancun
- Cancun Sun Palace