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by Gerri Mom
Rural Ridge, Pennsylvania
November 10, 2007
From journal Cancun Getaway
syosset, New York
October 22, 2007
From journal You can in Cancun
Raleigh, North Carolina
October 8, 2007
From journal Fiesta Americana Cancun II
May 14, 2007
From journal Cancun in May
by Bob Y.
Bellport, New York
February 1, 2007
The whole experience was incredible: the service and staff were great and the location is perfect, right in the heart of the Hotel Zone and walking distance from restaurants, flea market and storefront shopping, and those famous Cancun nightclubs. The resort is right on the water, with a panoramic view of the northwest part of the strip leading to downtown Cancun to the west and Isla Mujeres to the east. At night you can sit out on the beach (excellent security, so you feel safe but not bothered), hear the gentle waves caress the shore, and watch the sunset, then relax as the lights come on across the water and the stars appear above with a gentle breeze, cooling off the 80-degree January night. It doesn't get any better than this.
The best restaurants nearby are "La Joya," two hotels away in the unbelievable Grand Coral Beach, the world-class flagship hotel of the Fiesta Americana chain. Make sure you go when the "Mexican Ballet" is performing. This restaurant was recommended by Travel Channel on their "Best Mexican Beach Resorts" program, as was that hotel itself, and it did not disappoint us in the least.
"Alfredo Di Roma" is less then 5 minutes away and is the strip's best-kept secret. It's an amazing Italian restaurant with impeccable service, atmosphere (with romantic music playing softly in the background), and amazingly reasonable prices. We had three glasses of wine for me, two cocktails for the wife, an appetizer, two incredible dinners, coffee, and spectacular desserts, and our bill, including a 20% tip (not required but much deserved), came to just under $100 for the two of us.
This was our second trip to Cancun. We went in 2005 before the hurricane and were amazed at how this destination has not only completely recovered from that disaster, but has actually improved. We will go back every year.
From journal Cancun, January 07
Elk Grove, California
December 30, 2006
From journal Week in Cancun 2006
December 23, 2006
From journal First Time to Cancun
December 22, 2006
The bath was awesome, with a sliding glass door and jets! We had to wonder about the water room/bathroom, though. There was, what appeared to be, an area with a ledge that you could sit on in there. Through the whole vacation, we joked about what it could be for. We took a picture of it for laughs.
The bed was very comfortable and nice. Every day the maid came in and cleaned! We have never had this in any of the condos that we stayed at before, without an additional charge.
If you're looking for a resort with a huge beach, this is definitely not it. We had more fun at the pool, which was beautiful and very nice. The beach, if you want to call it that, was just big enough for the chairs and shade huts that were part of the resort. Keep in mind that the "beach" is considered public in Cancun, so you will have folks pandering T-shirts, jewelry, etc., while you are lying there relaxing. We also had a situation where some locals took up residency at the beach area, played loud music, and were generally rude all around. We had to move to the other side to avoid them.
The restaurant was excellent, and we would highly recommend it, especially for dinnertime. At night you can eat and look out over the ocean, and it is very beautiful and peaceful. One night after eating we found some locals fishing right there. They were pulling in amazing numbers of fish with their nets. Everyone was very friendly at the resort, and the service was superb.
From journal Fiesta Americana Cancun
October 17, 2006
From journal Cancun in September
West Jordan, Utah
October 3, 2006
From journal 30th Wedding Aniversary