So this was a first trip to Cancun, I am in my early 20's and if you're looking for a fun place to go where you can relax, party, take your family, be with your significant other... this resort honestly has it all.
I went with one friend but we made so many more being there. Wonderful atmosphere at a very competitive price.
I suppose I will start talking about all the good things and then talk about the few things that needed improvement (trust me, there weren't many).
Honestly... fantastic. The buffet was plentiful and carried a wide variety of different foods. There was a different theme every day and loads of fresh fruit. My absolute favorite was BBQ night. The group that we went with, none of us ended up getting sick to our gastrointestinal tracts at either end, so well done to the kitchen staff. All the condiments you'd need are there, mayonnaise, ketchup and for us Canadians maple syrup. We only dined at one of the three a la cartes, the Spanish, this was amazing and certainly worth the 2 minutes it takes to reserve it. It was easy to reserve and no you don't have to be there at the crack of dawn to do it.
The staff was wonderful, always helpful and smiling. We offered modest tips to our cleaning staff and when the staff would go above and beyond and they were very gracious. The staff is very fluent in both English and French (as well as the obvious Spanish). The rooms were cleaned very well and the front desk was very quick and helpful. The bartenders, the waiters, the entertainment staff all wonderful.
The hotel is in a great spot, the beach is a little small, but it was never overcrowded. There was a good amount of people at the resort and always somewhere to sit on the beach. There was a lobby and a beach bar, both really quick to get you drinks. The one thing I loved about this hotel and Cancun was the night life. There were several families there and it is easy to do so because the party in Cancun isn't at the resort, it's at the clubs. It was great to give the families the peace and quiet as most of the busses to the clubs left around 10:30 PM and most people don't return until 3 or 4 AM giving families time to sleep.
The hotel has a great pool, always very clean. The beach was always very clean and seaweed free. Bathrooms were all fantastic, never once had a problem with any sort of lack of cleanliness.
We stayed in a standard room and it was beyond our expectations. The safe is free of charge and it is very secure (needs your key cards to open and close it). The beds were comfortable and the rooms were quite soundproof I found.
If you like going out dancing, or having a good time in general... Cancun is certainly the place to be. The entertainment is out of this world, if you go with the hotel it's VIP access everywhere and the hotel staff really do look after you making sure you have a good time (and no not only if you tip them). It's the experience of a lifetime and highly reccomend the City bar or Coco Bongo clubs.
The gym was great. I wasn't expecting it to be as well stocked and air conditioned.
The music was fantastic for the first few days, however at night time it would be nice to hear a little more pump up music past 6PM, at least until 10. It's really not the end of the world, and if you really want to, just go hangout by the beach bar instead.
NIGHT TIME ENTERTAINMENT:
I'm not saying it was bad, just repetitive. The staff works really hard to put on a great show, the only small improvement that could be made would be something other than a song and dance show every night. Perhaps some comedy or audience involvement. Anyway, the entertainment was pretty good other than that.
That's it, go to this resort. If you want to go to Mexico they have so so much to offer.
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