Beach is amazing. It's a great walk up and down the strip. If you go down far enough you'll find the spots that rent boogie boards and jet skis right on the sand. The water is warm and inviting. The sand has lots of pretty seashells you can dig for. Plenty of lounge chairs for you to lay and relax with a drink in your hand. There are lifeguards on duty and guards that watch the beach at night. We got caught trying to take a dip after dark and were shooed away.
The pool water was freezing..but if you're in a place with a beach like Cancun, who wants to use the pool anyway?
Entertainment..wasn't really any. We didn't really stay in the hotel at night but there was always a small group gathered around the only bar area that was open at night. I think theres a dj each night though who tries to spark up some silly game or karaoke. If you're big into entertainment though, this place definitely isn't for you..
There's only two restaurants; a buffet style and a regular menu one. The buffet got kinda old after a couple of days..food was always of similar variety and much like any buffet it also got cold quick. We didn't get any attention when we ate on the buffet style, although service at the restaurant was spectacular. The restaurant you needed reservations to but the food was awesome for both lunch and dinner. After we discovered this little spot we ate there for the rest of our stay. And it's right on the beach so you get amazing views! I am a huge eater so I would've enjoyed a couple of other restaurants to try out. On a positive note they did have a good selection for vegetarians!
The drinks were alright. They had this banana drink I stayed with most of the trip until I got sick of the sweetness of it..so I switched to wine.
Grounds seem to have been well kept, but I didn't pay too close of attention to them.
The room was very well kept. We had an awesome view of the ocean from our balcony.
We took a couple of excursions..didnt buy them from the hotel but instead traveled by bus and met a local travel agent who's got a shop next to a liquor store. The trip we took to isle de muter was so awesome..it's the cutest little island. We rented a couple of scooters and drove around the island and then ate at this awesome falafel joint. We got the same trips that people had purchased from the vendors in the hotel for probably 80% less..they were definitely ripped off in that aspect.
Make sure you visit the shops right across the hotel for inexpensive souvenirs...and most definitely take a walk down to senior frogs! We walked and took the bus to numerous locations..if you ever decide to try the local flee markets don't give in to their prices..One guy tried to sell us tshirts for 30 bucks and I got him down to 2 dollars and a free shot glass. There are a couple of sellers though where I paid extra because they do depend on tourists to make their living.
Staff was friendly overall. Check in took a while because there was a long line. Make sure you tip well..and don't forget about leaving a couple of bucks for the maids...they're always forgotten.
When booking just keep in mind you get what you pay for. Me and a girlfriend wanted to get away and we booked this trip a week in advance for an amazingly low price..so for the price I never expected to get a 5 star hotel. And as long as there's a clean bed for me to sleep in and a sandy beach for me to lay on I'm happy.
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