We just returned from Sun Palace in Cancun, which was a 10th anniversary trip. We stayed at Sun Palace due to it's adults only policy. Nothing against kids, but we wanted a quiet vacation. We arrived via thier free airport transfer and were greeted at the door with the doorman getting our luggage and presenting my wife with a flower. We were escorted to check in and were handed a glass of champagne. Check-in was simple and although we arrived much before the 3:00 check-in time we were able to store our luggage and use the facilitites. We had brought bathing suits in our carry-on for easy access. The property is beautiful, with infinity pools wrapping the beachfront and a very nice beach. The waitstaff brings drinks to the pool area and the beach, which has very nice lounge chairs and ubrellas if you want them. We tried all four of the on-site restaurants for dinner. The food was good, not great, but it is all included and we ate well. The breakfast buffett was well stocked and we never left hungry. We ate lunch at the pool side restaurant every day we were at the resort for lunch. The $1500 resort credit is great. It allows flexibility in what you want to do. We chose to use $300 at the spa for a couples massage, which was wonderful, the dolphin encounter, which couldn't be beat: very interactive with the anaimals and everyone, in small groups, got to do all the activities with them. The dolphins are at Moon Palacae, so we spent the day there and had dinner at their Brazillian steakhouse restaurant, before returning to Sun Palace. We also used resort credit for a special romantic dinner on the beach for our anniversary, wich included filet mignon, grilled shrimp and champagne. The evening entertainment was fun, not Vegas quality, but nice. Two of the nights they had baby turtle releases. The sea turtles were laying eggs on the beach, and to preserve them, a marine biologist collects and hatches the eggs and the hotel guests got to release a baby turtle into the ocean. We had 170 babies one night and 117 another night. We did some scuba diving outside the resort, although they do have that as an activity from Cozumel Palace. Very nice dives from Cancu, Cozumel and the cenotes. Overall, the staff is extremely friendly, most speak very good English if your Spanish is not too good, and they cannot do enough for you. Tipping is not required, although we had a couple people that were great to us all week and we took care of them. We left very happy (not to leave) with the resort and will return to Place resorts again. Of the other Palace resorts, Moon Palace is very large, which some we talked to did not like, but we enjoyed it there, Beach Palace is a younger crowd and one couple had moved from there to Sun palace due to noise. Sun Palace is a mixed crowd of all ages.
- 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