We peaked in a room, and it also looked similar to our room at the Aventura Spa Palace. There was a king-size bed and a double Jacuzzi tub elevated so that you could see out the window while soaking. They have very nice-sized balconies with a hammock and lounge chairs (much bigger balcony that ours at Aventura).
The resort is a bunch of "huts" that have been placed within the jungle environment. It is not at all manicured, but tucked in amongst the thick foliage and trees. It feels kind of like you're in the middle of the jungle and all the buildings are made to look like huts. It's also considered an eco-park, so you can visit monkeys, wild cats, alligators, flamingos, and birds (giant aviary).
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by Uncle Phil
Brooklyn, New York
November 7, 2008
From journal New Jersey Trip
May 31, 2005
From journal Cancun (Puerto Adventuras), Mexico
Vineland, New Jersey
February 1, 2005
The food is phenomenal, and I can't say enough about the friendly service and hospitality of the Mayan people. How they accommodate so many people with such individual attention is a real tribute to this resort.
There is entertainment scheduled every night and a band that plays in the lobby. Also, while eating, you are serenaded by mariachi bands and strolling guitarists.
The resort is spread out, and there are bikes available and a shuttle service to all of the restaurants, the pool, lagoon, etc. There are rafts, towels, snorkel equipment, kayaks, and paddle boats available for free, as well as some tours. It is so nice to spend the whole week eating, drinking, and playing without going into your wallet or being apprehensive about what the trip is going to end up costing you.
Children are allowed there, but because of the set-up, we were never bothered by them. I would go back in a heartbeat and recommend this resort to anyone wanting to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Mexico.
If you want nightlife and the party scene, visit one of the other Palace resorts in Cancun proper.
From journal Mayan Paradise
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
December 7, 2004
From journal Mayan Riviera paradice
December 6, 2003
From journal Xpu-Ha Palace
July 15, 2003
The area has a spectacular beach and offers a playground area in the sand. The entire grounds are a jungle setting and there are individual two-story huts rather than a hotel building that most resorts offer. I do wonder with the jungle setting, if the mosquitoes get bad in the evenings. I would be interested to find that out prior to staying here. The grounds are large so a lot of walking is required. One path that goes past the beach ventures out into an area with a lagoon and river and on the other side, an inlet at the ocean. Both areas are available for snorkeling and the river offers kayaking. Xpu’Ha employees are at a hut near the area providing snorkels (these you get to keep), masks, fins and life vests. Life vests are required or you won’t be allowed to snorkel. On the walk from the hut to the snorkeling area, make sure to wear your shoes. We left ours in the cubbies provided at the hut and regretted it on the walk. The path is not smooth and some of the stones are sharp and protruding from the ground. It was difficult getting there and back for sure. The river didn’t sound very inviting to snorkel in, so we headed for the inlet in hopes to see beautiful fish. We weren’t disappointed. The entire area was filled with amazingly beautifully colored fish. Bring your underwater camera as you’ll have many chances for pictures here. The waves from the ocean were crashing against the inlet walls so the water isn’t calm, but it’s not too bad in the half of the inlet near the dock. When you get near the area where the water’s rushing in, it’s very rough.
The resort offers three restaurants: Ragazzi, Bambu, and El Mariachi. The lobby is totally open air under a palapa and buildings are scattered about through the entire area. If it rains, you will get wet because there are no covered areas between the huts since it’s not a typical hotel setting. It’s far away from town, about two hours. It’s 1.5 hours from the Beach Resort. From what the guests said, you’ll either love it or hate it here.
From journal Cancun a Second Time Around