A group of 13 of us stayed at the Royal Solaris in San Jose Del Cabo from July 9-15 & we loved every minute of it. Our age group was 20-26. 10 girls & 3 guys. Since it was such a big group of us, we brought the party wherever we went :)..After reading soo many bad reviews I was definitely skeptical but trust me; the people who write those bad reviews have much too high expectations; esp. for an all inclusive resort.
ROOMS: checking into the hotel took about 15 minutes; we didn't get the joining room we wanted but still had rooms directly next to eachother. We were greeted by a guy named "Pirate", who let us know to find him if we needed anything. We didn't have an ocean view room but we didn't care since we were hardly in our rooms at all during the day. The room size was big; we had two queen size beds. The beds were comfortable and the water pressure in the shower was amazing. The rooms were always clean since maids come every morning to clean the room, give new towels; and make the beds. Two of my friends had rooms with their boyfriends; so they shared one queen size bed and a pretty large room.
POOL: the pool is huge. very warm..we basically stayed in one area of the pool the whole week. we loved the swim up bar. they had diff. cards you could look at to pick out new drinks. they made our drinks strong; esp. after tipping $1 here & there. the waitors around the pool were also very helpful; they always cleaned up finished drinks & plates & always asked if we needed a new drink. we loved MARIO; he was awesome and always was around to get us whatever we needed. the staff had daily activities going on during the day; beer drinking contest; tequila volleyball; trivia; etc..which was a lot of fun. We never really had trouble finding chairs, a lot of people just put towels on them to reserve them & none of are things were taken while we were in the pool or on the beach.
BEACH: The beach is beautiful. Lots of vendors selling jewlery, clothing, etc. The waves were pretty powerful, however we still went in. Sometimes there was someone from the hotel who stayed on the beach & if he saw someone going too far out, he would blow a whistle to come back. The water wasn't exactly warm but we didn't care.The beach also had chairs on it, and a row of chairs with huts if you didn't want to be in the sun. Waitors also came on the beach to take drink orders.
FOOD: in order to eat at the nicer restaurants at night, you HAVE to make reservations early in the day. We only did this twice, other nights we stayed at the pool late; or just we just ate at the buffet. I didn't really like the food at the Panchos restaurant. I heard Marco Polo wasn't that good either. The food I liked the most was the breakfast; eggs, pancakes, bacon, cereal; basically every type of breakfast food was available. During the day there were buffet stations w. hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, dip, salad, pasta, etc.which was also good.
NIGHTLIFE: The Royal Solaris is located in San Jose, which is about a 20-25 minute ride into Cabo San Lucas, where all the nightlife is. The hotel does provide a shuttle service for 10$ into cabo san lucas 3x a day, however the last shuttle that leaves at 8 p.m. does not provide transportation back. On thursday night we did the bar crawl which was really fun. We paid 30$, got picked up by a huge bus at 8:45 p.m and went downtown to a bunch of bars and clubs including the Giggling Marlin, Cabo Wabo & the Zoo. The bus picked us back up at 2 a.m. On Friday night we also did the booze cruise. 35$ for a two hour boat ride around the Arch and other beaches, with all the alcohol you can drink. Another night a guy named Jay who worked at the hotel offered to take us out to a few local bars which was extremely nice of him.There is also a travel agent in the hotel where you can book other activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, etc. The town of San Jose is about a 5 min taxi ride & has a lot of cute shops for shopping & a few restaurants.
All in all, we loved our stay at the Royal Solaris. The majority of the people there were groups of families and honey mooners but we didn't mind since everyone was extremely nice and since there was so many of us, we were never bored. I definitely recommend the Royal Solaris to families, couples, and anyone of any age. We didn't mind that we were a bit far from the nightlife since we were able to eat and drink for free at our hotel the entire week. cabo was amazingg :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All-Inclusive family beachfront resort with 387 rooms in a Mexican hacienda-style, located in san Jose del Cabo, Mexico. Royal Solaris Los Cabos offers unlimited meal and beverages in our 5 restaurants, Room service (delivery fee), Dinner show at Tehuacan Theater, 4 bars, 3 pools with heather system (including relaxes & kids pools), Business center, Spa and beauty salon ($), Steam room, fitness center, hospitality rooms, on site shops. Other services include 24 hr medical service (on call) ($). Shuttle service to Cabo San Lucas ($). Weekly activities program for all ages. Tennis and basketball courts, also beach volleyball court. Theme parties and dinner shows. Junior's club (video games). Live and ambient music at the lobby bar. Kids club & Mini Water park. Scuba diving demo at the diving pool. Meeting room facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Solaris Los Cabos Hotel San Jose Del Cabo
- Royal Solaris Cabo San Lucas
- Los Cabos Solaris
- Los Cabos Royal Solaris
- Royal Solaris Los Cabos San Jose Del Cabo