Check in was good, we got there early and they held our bags and gave us bracelets so we could go grab some food and drinks.
check in was fairly easy, a bit confused when the front desk person gave us a run down of the schedule.
The concierge was very friendly actually the best person at the front desk!
When we first got to our room, we had NO towels and the room smelled off bug spray or something. Worse of all it was soooo hot! A/C on high was barely blowing any air. After calling the front desk 2 times and a bit over an hour we had the towels and A/C taken care of.
The whole hotel seems to not use much A/C, mostly just leave doors open during the daytime for air to go through.
Coba (buffet)- food was mediocre. one time they sat us at a table and it was crawling with ants!! The drinks they offered were on ice but always room temperature. For breakfast the omelet (made to order) station was the best thing there.
Benazuza- BEST FOOD OFFERED in the hotel. We were offered a free trial/sample menu breakfast and dinner.... we made the dinner reservation right away after check in. we thought we could just make the breakfast reservation later but that was totally wrong. they fill up really quick so make sure you make a reservation for this restaurant as soon as you check in. We got upgraded the day after our reservation so we didnt get to try a few of the dishes that comes out for the vip. The lady in the bar was absolutely lovely and friendly. The server was ok, not the nicest person, but got the job done. All the dishes that came out were unique, small and delicious and the presentation was also done very well. Its a pre-set menu.
Muerdeme Mucho Mexican- food was okay. lots of communication problems with the servers there. They couldnt explain anything on the menu.. basically just read it back to us. the chips with salsa and avocado was good.
Moonlight Italian- the shrimp spaghetti was good. but other than that we thought the food was pretty horrible. Service was really good though. When we asked about something instead of explaining they just brought it to us.
Mr. Wimpy snack- hamburger, hot dog, panini. we only tried the hamburger it was good. not exactly a hamburger though...
Happy Chicken- the fried chicken was tasty! its the better food out of the other restaurants.
Sushi- there was soy sauce all over the table under the table mats so constant bugs around. it was okay but i wouldnt really recommend it.
The box (tapas) - another place you can try with a reservation. the cheese platter was good with a glass of wine and the desserts were good. but the food well... we left most of it.
Mare i think has the best drinks!!!
we didnt really drink at the bars much so other than that dont really have much to say about the bars.
KINKY club- entertainment was exciting. lot of the nights felt like we came to a strip club. Mi Amore the drag queen was awesome loved him!!! the drinks were so weak and mostly juice. i could drink about 5 and not even be buzzed. If you want a nice buzz stick to beer or shots.
Activities we did the water volley ball and aquaerobics. was a lot of fun. we're usually more on the shy type but they got us really into it and had a lot of fun! We always tried to catch the other classes such as stretching, bocca and dance classes but it never started on time and we always seemed too early or missed it. Found out later it was due to no one really showing up for it.
Its more of a couples place, not a crazy party scene. by around midnight or latest one everything is pretty much done. so if you really want to party it up probably good to plan to leave the hotel.
If you didnt eat by 10:30pm your pretty much out of luck. you have to pay for room service or again leave the hotel.but if you can wait for the morning the buffet opens back up at 630am.
UNIQUE VACATIONS sold out of the oasis hotels.....
well they talked us into it saying its not a time share. we went... we ended up staying at oasis viva basically the whole day! didnt even get to eat lunch. We ended up buying into it. not sure if its a scam or what still.... everything we were told by our sales guy was pretty much false so far. He gave us an email address saying "write to me anytime with any questions and I'll get right back to you" well we wrote to him several times he wrote back once and never again. After down paying a bit over 7k and another payment due soon... we still havent gotten answers back. Still trying to find out what we bought into!!! anyone else read this that signed up please write to us~ email@example.com. we cant find any reviews or comments online about unique vacations online. we did get an upgrade to a ocean view room which was much cooler and a free cab ride back to the airport... but hopefully thats not what the 40k were gonna end up paying was for. If any supervisors from oasis reads this part of the review please have someone from unique vacations take care of our problem. we've been dealing with them for 2 weeks now and still slow response! Very stressful and upsetting.
The hotel itself is lovely, clean and the layout was done very well.
Make sure you take a lot of dollar bills for tips. because even if its already paid for and included... they expect it and a lot of them well deserve it. They take better care of you when you tip.
The beds on the beach... you have to pay for it... NO ONE uses it... no water activities are offered... they have a few at viva though from what we were told.
We bought a wave runner excursion inside the hotel... and they have it at the beach right in front of the hotel, but we had to go to a different hotel to do that... which we didnt like so much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Oh yes - I'm sexy, sensuous... And adults-only resort that's romantic, relaxing and a little risque. Warm and inviting. Follow your bliss and learn my secrets -from my foodie-friendly gourmet dining experience to my exclusive Sian Ka'an preserve, a true Shangri-La, a lost paradise on earth". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sens Del Mar Hotel Cancun
- Oasis Playa Cancun
- Cancun Oasis Playa
- Grand Oasis Playa Cancun Mexico
- Oasis Playa Hotel In Cancun
- Grand Oasis Playa Hotel Cancun