We had a fantastic time!..
Found it to be a bit smaller than Cancun but learned to love the proximity of all the activities within 10minutes walking distance. The GO's were exceptionally fun and it was great to see a couple of the GO's we met at the Cancun Club Med resort... Mehdi and Jose Luis were all over the resort making sure everyone was having a great time. Christian kept things lively at the night shows especially during the limbo contest where he kept screaming "Security!" everytime a lady was going under with a skirt. They kept the activities varied, encouraged participation among the visitors and the shows were very entertaining... The most professional productions of all the Club Meds I've been to. The GO's were a tireless bunch of young people with great attitudes, lot's of enthusiasm and fantastic linguistic skills switching from english to spanish and even sometimes to french.
Mehdi, the chief of the club was so helpful in securing a reservation when I kept forgetting to sign up for the Specialty restaurant. Everyone went out of their way to make sure everyone was happy and taken care of.. from the kids to the adults. Stephani was an amazing lady with so much energy, teaching yoga, zumba and toning classes all in a row... And then coming back for toning and fitness in the afternoon! At night she went on to perform in the rope spinning circus act that just blew me away! All the GO's worked tirelessly during the day, performed in shows at night, and then late into the night to practice their routines for the next night. I have to hand it to them for making the resort super fun and applaud them for the hard work.
I heard the circus team was fantastic in encouraging participation as well as the archery, sailing, tennis and especially the circus team. The photo team worked tirelessly to capture everyone in the resort. They took reservations for photo sessions, and although the price was a bit costly, it was was a good excuse to have a photo perfect for the end of year Christmas cards and a chance to see our kids! The kids had a ball hanging out on apart with us with their own age groups. The sailing and snorkeling excursion by Picante cruises was really fun with a added bonus of spinnaker sailing at the end with a fortunate catch of fresh fish that they prepared into sushi mixed with lime and cucumber. The Dophin excursion was great, also though we opted out since we did it in Cancun already.
It was a great place to just sit back and relax on the beach or get up and participate in many of the activities. I loved that there was a place to eat almost any time of the day. If Encanto wasn't open, the Miramar was.. And their were two bars open almost all the time.
The only downside was the that our favorite sun song had been replaced by "Titanium". And that because this was more of a young family resort, there wasn't as a disco for the older crowd. But on the flip side, that led to more wholesome activities such as playing pool, foosball and card games for the teenagers, who during the high season also have an organised kid's club groups. * Warning for those with kids older than 12, the pre-teen and teen groups only have official Teen clubs only during the high season at the height of summer. Not sure about winter and easter? You need to check with Club Med about that.
Anyway, my 12 and 15 year old had a ball hanging out with their new friends, so we had time on our own and they had a great time exercising a bit of independence with a check in once in a while at various times by mom and dad. It was also a smaller resort so a bit easier to find them on the premises.
Buffet had some hits and misses in the food department but had a great variety so everyone was able to find something that they liked. The one dinner on the lawn that was lavishly decorated with white table clothes and white lanterns fit for a wedding served the best of the best food that had been served during the week. With that a trip to the bar for a cocktail and and the daily evening dance out on the deck, it was easy to get caught up in the party atmosphere and easy living lifestyle of the resort.
All in all we had a great time, met lots of fun families from all over the states and would definitely return again!
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