My boyfriend and I had the opportunity to stay at Gran Caribe Real for a week from November 29 till December 6 2013. Our experience there was wonderful. The resort was clean and the workers were lovely.
We spent most our days on the beach which was spacious, white sand and blue water. We had no problem getting a recliner to relax on. We went down with a group of almost 20 and had no problem with recliners. The water was filled with waves for most days but made it fun to splash in. While on the beach we had a phenomenal waiter; Daniel Sanchez. He continuously brought delicious drinks and even brought special mix drinks upon request when you eventually run out of ideas to drink. He was always pleasant and had a smile on his face. It was nice seeing him in the mornings on the beach. We also would recommend Alex Savilla who also made a great impression on us. He too made great drinks and was a great guy to talk to at the Lobby bar. As well, Jose, who worked various bars at the resort, was great for making shots. Just ask him to make some shots for you. He gets a thrill from mixing everything and everything. They are delicious! We recommend the liquor bouquet!
While there we also did an excursion through the hotel to Xel Ha and Tulum. I would recommend this. It was nice to get out of the hotel and see something different. It was a long day but it was a blast. We saw the ruins and then relaxed at another all-inclusive park doing snorkeling, zip lining, tubing, you name it!
The food at the resort was great. So good that I think I gained tons. We tried all of the restaurants and loved them all. They have a variety from American to Italian to Japanese to French, everything and anything. We took advantage of the free room service once a day as well. AMAZING! We ordered from a menu from the room and tried various things. When we did order it, we had breakfast which was nice because there were things on the menu that were not at the buffets. We were living the dream with this service. All you cana eat and delivered to your room!
The hotel is also situated in a nice location that you can leave the resort, which is safe, and go for a walk or to take the bus. Buses come every 5-15 minutes. We took both the R1 and R2 to get around. There are lots of hotels along the strip that you can pass. The bus is $1 USD. There are flea markets close by to check out as well.
Unfortunately the hotel does not have a night club but there are quite a few within 10 minutes walking distance. We went to Coco Bongo and had the time of our life. It was pricey, but worth it. We were entertained for 6 hours with dancing, performances and everything. The hotel had entertainment at night but we only caught glimpse of it since it usually ended by 10pm.
The room was spacious as well and had a nice view. There were two pools. It was a family oriented resort with a pool just for kids as well with a castle and slides. The hotel had a nice venue look to it. Bars throughout. The workers were very pleasant anywhere.
The only down side was we never had any towel art in our room which was disappointing. We also didn’t have our own liquor bar in our room unlike our friends (even though you really don’t need one).
Besides that, we had a blast at this hotel. We enjoyed every minute and can’t wait to go back! We would recommend this place! Enjoy your stay!
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Caribe Real Cancun
- Caribe Real Resort Spa
- Gran Caribe Cancun
- Cancun Gran Caribe Real Resort
- Gran Caribe Real Hotel