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Mayan Palace

A September 2004 trip to Riviera Maya by pkolev

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Mayan Palace

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Overview

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The Mayan Palace (a.k.a. the Grand Mayan) is amazing. The rooms are very nice and the pool is beyond description. You have to see it to believe it. They have activities by the pool all they long and they also have night shows at the restaurants. We didn't spend much time in the resort because we wanted to explore the area. I greatly recommend the eco-park called X-Caret. The entrance fee is US but it's absolutely worth it. We went there with a shuttle we took from Playa Del Carmen. Total transportation was about US-4 per person. At X-Caret you can swim in underground rivers which is even cooler than it sounds, you can stretch on a hammock on a rock overlooking the ocean, check out a Ma...Read More

Mayan Palace

Hotel

Mayan Palace Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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We got this room as a bonus vacation through RCI so it cost $170 for the week.
The resort is amazing. The rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen is well equipped and has a large refrigerator. We even had a waffle maker, and although we didn't have an oven, there was a stove-top. The pool is huge and gorgeous. I can't even describe it, you have to see it to believe it. You can lounge in a very private cabana by the pool if you get there early enough to stake out one. The whole place is decorated in Mayan style and it is very beautiful. The staff was courteous and spoke good English.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 22, 2004

Buffet dining

Restaurant

The breakfast buffet  Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Our first night at the resort we went to the buffet dinner at one of the restaurants. It was the one in the big glass building overlooking the pool. I can't remember its exact name. The cost was $30/person but the food was great. Jumbo shrimp, veal, fajitas, a bunch of other things and a huge desert selection. Drinks were not included.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on September 22, 2004

Mocambo Seafood & Grill

Restaurant | "Mocambo Seafood & Grill"

Mocambo restaurant Photo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
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Mocambo seafood restaurant is located right near Coral Beach, where you buy the tickets for X-Caret. If you get off near the Plaza Forum bus stop, you can ask around and people will direct you. The place is great. There is outside seating practically on the sand, and there is a great view. The food is very good and at great prices. The staff speaks English.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 24, 2004