My husband and I stayed at the Sun Palace for 4 nights in June 2008 for our honeymoon. The first night of our trip was spent in a sub-par family resort and we switched to the Sun Palace the next morning. From the second we walked into the lobby we knew that we were going to enjoy the rest of our trip! Everyone is so nice and willing to help with any request.
We had a room on the top floor, in the smoking section because we hadn't booked our room ahead of time, but we never smelled stale smoke and the view was incredible! We had the standard room with the double jacuzzi towards the back of the room and got a lot of use out of it. The bed was comfortable and we loved the huge shower! The only bad thing is that the toilet area doesn't provide much privacy.
We spent most of our time on the beach, playing in the ocean, and relaxing in and by the pool. One day we took advantage of the included tours and went to Chichen Itza. We had a great time! It was REALLY hot there but the tour guide was interesting and helpful and the lunch and shopping stop was fun as well. When I accidentally left our camera on the bus the staff at Sun Palace worked quickly to contact the tour company to get it back, even after the tour guide said that if you left something behind you would likely never see it again.
The food at the resort was really good, I don't think I've ever eaten so much on vacation. We usually had room service for breakfast, ate at the pool snack bar for lunch, and tried a different restaurant each evening for dinner, and had a fourth meal delivered to our room later. I would recommend eating outside at the buffet for breakfast over room service (which was still good). My favorite restaurant for dinner was the Thai place.
On our final night we had the "honeymoon dinner" which was amazing! When we got back to our room there were some towel swans, the jacuzzi had been filled and there were rose petals floating in the water, petite-fours, and a flower. Very romantic!
The weather was always good during the day, most mornings it would rain and one night there was a big thunder and lightning storm which was fun to watch moving in.
The beach is large and nice, we enjoyed using the boogie boards in the waves, which were always on yellow or red flag but still ok for swimming. What I loved the most was the lack of kids, once we left the horrible first resort we saw maybe 3 the whole trip.
All of the pools were really nice, we preferred the quiet pools but the activity pool never seemed to get too crazy, just fun energy. The pool and beach servers were always fast and friendly.
We loved Sun Palace so much that we are going back in December to celebrate our 1st anniversary (late) and my college graduation. We can't wait!!
- 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