We stayed at the Sian Kaan from Feb. 26-March 5. While the resort seems geared toward couples, my lady friend and I (both seniors) had a great time! The adults only aspect of the resort is wonderful. On those occasions that we ventured across the street to go to another restaurant (more on that later), I felt as if I were in Manhattan -- very crowded with strollers, people, lots of hub-bub.
But there was no real reason to leave Sian Kaan. The food -- oh, the food -- on the buffet yet! It was delicious! I, for one, loved all the salads in the little cups. Everything was fresh and perfectly seasoned. Ana the greeter always had a smile on her face and Faustino Lorice took very good care of us at breakfast and lunch. On several occasions, we tried other restaurants at the other properties. However, had we gone to Alux on the Sian Kaan property earlier in our stay, I never would have ventured anywhere else, except the buffet, of course. Alux is, by far, one of the finest restaurants I've experienced, and I consider myself a food snob. Outstanding!! Try the pheasant cannollis. And Iran took very good care of us.
We went to the private beach a couple of times during the afternoon, but I enjoyed the pools more because it wasn't so crowded and while the ocean water looked beautiful, I was afraid it would be too cold. The weather during our stay had its ups and downs.
My friend took advantage of swimming with the dolphins which she enjoyed very much. I played golf and while the rental clubs left a great deal to be desired (check before you leave the clubhouse. First they gave me left handed clubs then the grips on the second set apparently had been beset by moths!), I had a great time. When I return, I'll take my own clubs and play more often. Great fun!
Two things for the It-Would-Have-Been Nice department: It would have been nice if the hotel offered an option of two queen sized beds in the junior suite garden upgrade, which is what I thought I paid for. It ended up that my friend and I had to share the king size which turned out all right. Second, it would have been nice to have the room equipped with drawers of some sort. However, Angelina at the front desk was, indeed, a little angel in helping us straighten out our room angst.
We had a great, relaxing time and I would recommend this property wholeheartedly!
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