Just back from trip to Grand Mayan. The kids had a blast and so did the parents. The resort grounds are amazing and the staff were great. The pools and views are amazing. If you have kids this resort is a must visit. I have 2 active boys and they never got bored.
The best thing is the Turtle Sanctuary. Check with the Kids Club for tickets and you can release turtles in the evening. 27 pesos. Kids under 6 are free.
There are some negative reviews out there but do not let that discourage you. This is a quality resort but you will pay money for the location and quality. Remember that you will be in a tropical paradise. You will pay extra to eat and drink.. If you are used to eating at McDonalds, this place in not for you. I live in Portland OR and a quality dinner will cost you a lot. I also have kids so they love eating at Izzy's buffet because they can get it themselves, cost $12/adult and the quality leaves something to desire. We went to a breakfast buffet on the Mayan grounds and the buffet cost $20/adult with a discount for kids. Freshly made to order omelets and crapes and a great food selection. Cost was more than Izzy's but a better buffet and in an amazing location. Try this one out, I laid on the beach and watched the cook open flame a full Red Snapper for me. The cost was about $30 a kilo or about $15lb. This I thought was well worth it for the meal.
I had drinks a few weeks ago in downtown Portland OR, the view was great and the area amazing. Costs were $9-12 per drink. I had drinks last week at the Grand Mayan pools and Restaurants. Costs were $9 per drink but the view, temperature, and the pools were to die for. Try to check prices for a drink in Hawaii. Once again if you drink at the local pub back home, the cost for a drink here may seem expensive. You can also go shop at Walmart to offset some of the costs if you want.
I agree the timeshare presentation is long and timeshare scams ruin the adventure but you decide ahead of time if you want the gifts for the time. Plan for 4 hours of time but an hour of that is for breakfast. Read about the presentation from Amandatrip here on trip advisor. I agree 100% with her review. They promise the world and deliver a piece of poo with no amenities. To get everything they promise will cost you 100k. My warning is to not buy there are other better timeshare companies out there. If you do buy make sure you review your paperwork that night, it is likely VIDA the timeshare company left some stuff off. You have a few days in which to cancel.
I also agree with others that they make it very hard to leave the resort. If you believe the timeshare people, in the future this will only get worst. There will be a main arrival or departure area even longer away from the resorts and the roads to get a cab or bus. If you want to leave the resort be ready to walk a lot even to get a taxi.
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