A New Look At Cancun Area Hotels Part 6

And last but certainly not least!!!

NOW SAPPHIRE

 

LOCATION:  Riviera Maya

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT: 35 mins

Lobby:  Palapa, Mayan style

Rooms: Built in 2001. 486 rooms offer Junior Suites or Preferred Suites – King or 2 Doubles.  Private check in for Preferred category/upgraded amenities/separate pool.

Recommendation – Preferred Suite with Oceanfront Patio – nice patio area, very oceanfront!

Spa:  Just finished renovation!!

Pool:  4 pools – Main / Teen / Kids/ Preferred club – adults only

Grounds:  Nicely landscaped, rustic Mexican feel

Restaurants:  6 restaurants / 6 bars / 1 buffet

Beach: Safe, nice wide white sand beach, some sea grass on beach

Clientele: Couples and families, especially with teens – offers Kids Club/Explorer Club/Cove zone

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

Wi-Fi included in preferred categories.  Charge in Junior Suites.

Golf: Contract with Iberostar – 20 minutes away

Nearby shopping: Puerto Morales – 20 minutes away

What are the advantages offered by this property? Nightclub with shows/theatre.

Personal Observations:  Nice 4 star Mexican style resort.  Preferred area on beach.  Liked the Preferred Club Oceanfront category with patio and Jacuzzi.

EL DORADO CASITAS ROYALE

 

LOCATION:  Riviera Cancun

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT: 25 miles

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY:   4 ½ Star.  All-inclusive, Adults only.  Age 18+

Pool: Each cluster has its own pool.  In addition there are several main pools that can be used by the casita guests.

Restaurants:  8 restaurants.

Beach: Nice beach but they do have man-made reefs out there that are somewhat unattractive.  I wouldn’t let that deter clients from this beautiful property.   They have lots of free cabanas on the beach and they offer couples massages on the beach.

Health Facilities: Full fitness center with modern equipment

Activities & Specialty Vacation Programs: Honeymoon package which includes a Romantic Candlelight dinner on the beach, champagne in the room upon arrival, couples ½ hour massage, guaranteed king-size bed, special in-room towel arrangements daily.  For those not purchasing the package they would get a Romantic Turn Down service and Romantic bath setup with flower petals and champagne.

Clientele: Varied but lots of honeymooners and under 50 group.  I did see clients of all ages throughout the property.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

Nearby shopping: Playa Del Carmen 20 minutes away – cab fare is $25 each way.

What are the advantages offered by this property? Although it’s a large property it offers a lot of dining and entertainment options.  I enjoyed the property very much.  It has a great vibe and energy and there’s always something happening.  Great property if your clients want activity or if they just want to chill and relax by the pool or at the swim-up bars.

EXCELLENCE RIVIERA CANCUN

 

LOCATION: Riviera Maya

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT: 12 miles (25 minutes)

Property type:  4 ½ star.  All-inclusive, adults only low rise property

Lobby: Large Hacienda style lobby. Clients greeted by name and congratulations if celebrating a special occasion.

Rooms:  Have Excellence Club 2 story Rooftop terrace suite, Excellence Club honeymoon Ocean Front suite with or without a rooftop terrace.

Pool:  2 extremely large ocean front pools in addition to pools facing the back of the property near the spa.  You can see a pool from just about anywhere on the property. There are a few swim up bars and there are also lounge chairs set up in some of the pools so you can keep cool.

Grounds: Very large expansive property, very lush and tropical.

Restaurants:  9 different restaurants with different cuisines (Mexican, French, Italian, Lobster House, Steak House etc…). 8 open any given day. One closed each night on a rotation. .

Beach: Very nice large stretch of beach cleaned of seaweed each day

Health Facilities: Medium size Gym & expansive Spa offering 60 different treatment options

Activities & Specialty Vacation Programs:  Honeymoon/Anniversary – Complimentary Wedding packages available for those staying 7 nights or more in an Excellence Club room.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: Nearby shopping in Puerto Morelos (20-25 minutes driving)

What are the advantages offered by this property? Personalized service with 2.2 employees per room; spacious, nicely appointed rooms with swim-up pool access option. Clean beach. Lots of restaurant choices for this all-inclusive option with lobster offered at no additional charge.  Large outdoor theater with nightly entertainment.

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