I have to say we are very picky and travel ALOT. There are good and bad points about this all inclusive hotel. Mostly good. However...if you are looking for true 4 or 5 star dining, the fact is you are rarely going to find that at any all inclusive resort. My honey and I stayed at la blanc in cancun and that was pretty close I must say. If you are the average every other year traveler you may even be impressed at the palace. We were sick of the food after 24 hours. While there is plenty of it...it's bland and greasy. We ended up leaving the resort 3 times for meals. The rooms and resort is very clean. We were club premium level and would totally recommend if you are impatient and dislike lines like us. We ended up at this resort as it was chosen by another family that asked us to join. All in all we were 5 families, 19 people ages 9 to 50. We brought an 18 year old and 2 19 year olds with us. Our "kids" had plenty to do, see, eat and drink. They loved it. It was really the 6 13 to 17 year olds that the resort lacks in entertainment for. Once the pool games are over, there is NOTHING for the kids to do! No teen club, no arcade, no beach party dance, no family dance NADA!! There is a huge empty dance club (jaguars) on site that you would think had something for this age group.
For those of you familiar with the towel game at the pool...warm up...game on! 6:30 in the morning the chairs poolside at the palace are gone....we had to go to the lowere next door pool 5 of 7 days. The good news was their pool was more fun than palace which had minimum entertainment. No water aerobics at palace. Other resorts we have been to have full constant pool entertainment....tequila volleyball, sexy legs competition, yoga, stupid races. The pool entertainment at the Barcelo is a 1 compared to other resorts unfortunately. Also, the palace is the only resort of the 5 with poolside service if you like drinks delivered.
We rented a golf cart which was fun. Went to spa. Parasailed. All pretty good
I would recommend to families with young kids or older. Not in between. Adults only...go else where such as an adults only place. Don't expect outstanding food and you won't be disappointed. Very school lunch or cruise ship like.
Hope that helps .... Writing this on plane as we just left resort...sorry for typos
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