I stayed at the Grand Sirenis Mayan Beach Resort and Spa last week of April and first of May 2013. Its a good 45 min from the airport, arrived in the middle of the night coming from Edmonton it was nice to arrive in the deserted airport in Cancun and not be bothered by the time share people. The check in was a bit slow only one person there at 3:00am then they have a scam to get your luggage to your room...wont let you take it with you. I had to complain to the front desk 45 minutes once in my room( at 4:00 ish) cause I had medication in my luggage (dumb I know but...).The Hotel is beautiful...but before I go on about that ....Let me tell you one thing I learned, I try really hard to avoid spring breakers or groups of high school grads... thought I did.BUT somewhere in the world in this general time of year it is spring break and this was for the Spanish University "Kids" who graduate...and I thought the Quebec and Ontario kids are crazy... however the place is big enough and if you dont go to the disco which is really far away at the end of the property you dont hear it. But they are crazy, I was young once so as long as I can sleep I can deal with it...The beach really sucked.... rocky,high waves most days of my 2 weeks you could not go in the water... too rough. I have been to Cuba many times I think maybe you have to trade off food or beach. This hotel is really nice in many aspects, awesome coffee shop for am latte, good food.If my memory serves me you sign up for the other restaurants on check in but none really stick out my mind. Im not a foodie so thats where Im coming from, I know others are but I dont really care too much about it, I always find something to eat I thought the food was great here in the buffet.
Nice spa, you get a free morning trying it out, that was cool all the different water baths and saunas. The place where you get a massage outside is so nice there is an energy there thats just awesome,I didn't get a massage only walked around the area when no clients were there , took pictures and thats my screen saver...really cool.The gym was good too actually, but I ran outside in the early am. Until I found around the corner of the front of the hotel there was a Crossfit gym owned by a Canadian guy who worked in Animacion, it was cheap for a week $20 unlimited classes. These classes changed me forever, had never done Crossfit.... I thought I was fit!!! that place kicked my butt, I came home and changed everything about my workouts. It was great. The hotel is clean and comfortable though the structure of the buildings makes echos like slamming doors, drunk spanish kids seem louder at 4 am but...I took earplugs.
The entertainment was really good....though I think its better in Cuba even a crappy hotel has gorgeous talented dancers. There were 3 singers who were so amazing WOW. Shows were good really.The pools were really nice and crowded cause the beach sucks, entertainment was good during the day.The activites move around to the different pools.
Went to a show in Playa Del Carmen its a whole night of lip synching performances COCO BONGO I think , it was cool it was $100.00. Packed in like sardines and never in Canada would you see a night club so unsafe... if there were a fire and you had to get out forget it. But...I didnt die and lived to write this, even(hopefully)saved a Spanish drunk girl on the bus who was so sh--faced her friend left her on the bus. We had to argue with the bus driver to drop her off at the next hotel that was really part of the one she was staying at...and get security to get someone to take her into the lobby. Bus Driver was going to take her back and call the police...just didnt feel okay about that, they are probably sick of that behavior...but we did that cause there were some guys on the bus who creeped us out saying they would look after her...
I wouldnt go back to this hotel because of the beach and am gong to Cuba this year. I might try Mexico again next year but need a better beach.
Went shopping in Playa Del Carmen one day ...take off your wrist band they figure out where you are by that and try to scam you saying they are from the hotel, come see my uncles store etc...I hate that, they really bothered us , my friend who is of spanish decent and was annoyed and could understand the rude things they were saying about us.I know they have to make a living...but still dont have to like it.
I think Ill try Cozumel next time if I go again to Mexico...
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