My husband and I, along with our 8 year old son, visited the Gran Caribe over the Easter Weekend 2012. The trip from the airport took much longer than we had hoped as the shuttle service seemed very disorganized. that being said, it was likely just an off day for them. We checked in on line in advance of our trip, and that allowed us to go stright to the on-line check in desk at the resort. Check in was super quick, very pleseant. Noone tried to sell us additional upgrades. Bst of all, inspite of arriving early, we were taken straight to our room! Give the on-line check in a shot. We found it worked out very well for us.
Our room was clean and spacious. The bathroom is in need of an update however. But it was very clean. Mini bar was always well stocked. The view from our beach front balcony was great, hammock and all! Having gone at the tail end of University/College spring break worked out well. If you're there for family time, and not college-kid party time, have a look at a few online sites that will tell you what US schools are or break (and average numbers of students per week on break). Great way to plan a trip IF you are looking for something a little more tame. There were still some party-goers of the late teen variety, but all in all, we experienced no noise issues. We also timed our departure just as the larger Mexican vacationers were starting their Easter holiday break.
We love to have a few drinks and a good time, but can do without the noise when our evening has wound down!
The lobby bar was wonderful. Very spacious! Entertainment was cheesy fun. Good tunes and a nice family venue. There were a few weddings going on, and the parties took over the larger part of the lobby bar, but the service was still excellent and there was always plenty of seating.
The kids pool area was fun. It seemed that there was a decent amount of attention paid by the staff in keeping kids safe. Mind the speed of the waterslides. We did see a couple kids get hurt. But it wasn't for lack of effort on the part of the staff monitoring the slides.
The food was okay. Sunset Grill for lunch was the best meal of the day. Buffet has plenty to offer both breakfast and dinner. But we were there for les than a week. Maybe those who were there longer would disagree with the variety offered. We were quite happy. In fact, we prefered the buffets over any of the restaurants for dinner. Menus were not great, in our opinion. Especially for a child. Our son is not picky. I just found that they tried too hard to offer meals that were off the beaten path. But the service was really wonderful, as were thr drinks and dessert. We just prefered the great variety offered at the buffets.
All in all a great break. Quiet, clean, excellent service all around. Due in part to luck and good timing (a quiet room and a relaxing beach were so very needed!). But we wouldn't want to take away anything from the hard working staff!
The beach was spectacular. Loved it and couldn't get enough of being in the water! The only negative would be the size of the main pool. There were never enough seats, and the pool was probably the smallest I've seen at a resort this size. But we spent more time at the beach! So good!
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Caribe Real Cancun
- Caribe Real Resort Spa
- Gran Caribe Cancun
- Gran Caribe Real Resort & Spa
- Cancun Gran Caribe Real Resort
- Gran Caribe Real Hotel