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May 26, 2004
As you can see from the pictures on the Palace Resorts website, it’s a fairly rustic looking place. That’s only partially true. They look like adobe bungalows with thatched roofs. The buildings are arranged in small groupings of about six units. Each unit had two rooms in it, one upstairs and one down. Make no mistake about it: those are real thatched roofs. Each room was well appointed with a double Jacuzzi tub, twin sinks, king-size bed, TV, and a balcony with a siesta bed and hammock on the deck. The TV reception wasn’t bad either. . . Direct TV with mostly English shows. For the Spanish programs, something to think about; subtitled TV isn’t a bad way to grab a lil’ more Spanish.
There are four restaurants/eateries on the property as well. I must say, I don’t know what it’s like during peak season, but while we were there, we never had to wait for a table in any of the restaurants. This was not the same at the Aventura Spa Palace on the day we visited them. The food was very good, but not fantastic-ooh-aah-great.
Some things to consider if you’re thinking of going to this resort:
1) If you’re going to be in a hurry and time-bound on things, go somewhere else. Don’t rely on the golf carts to get you somewhere rapidly.
2) The tram service (golf cart-people movers) aren’t on a fixed schedule and they fill up. You have feet. . . you can use them.
3) This is not the party resort. That’s an hour up the road in a small place called Cancun or the closer destination would be Playa del Carmen. This place is nice, slow, mellow, and quiet-ish.
4) Relax, relax, relax, relax. You’re on vacation in the tropics, for Pete’s sake. Act like it!
The beach was very nice indeed. There was white, soft sand with palapas and some palm trees to provide shade. There was also very close access to Ragazzi and its bar. The time we were in that area of the resort, it didn’t look like it was overly crowded and everybody appeared to have enough space to loll around in. Remember, though, this was not during peak season.
From journal Xpu-Ha, May 2004
potomac falls, Virginia
March 1, 2003
From journal xpu ha