We had a wonderful time in the Royal Solaris timeshare in Los Cabos, Mexico. This journal contains comments about our experiences, and possibly recommendations for those planning a trip to this timeshare/area.
by schutnik on January 22, 2006
Best Things Nearby:Downtown San Jose del Cabo (15 min walk from resort), Downtown Cabo San Lucas 25 min ride on a shuttle from resort) and surrounding area, beaches, night life, shopping and etc.Best Things About the Resort:Beautiful pool, endless fun activities provided by the entertainment team, excellent food, the ocean viewResort Experience:From the airport in, we were picked up by the resort shuttle. When we came out from the customs area, there were several people that rushed to the door yelling the names of different resorts. One yelled "Royal Solaris" and we thought that was our shuttle driver. However, this was a trick to get us to talk to a sales person, who proceeded to invite us to a tour of some other resort and promised free stuff for showing up. He also asked for a $20 deposit. Be careful and don't give anyone money. Go outside the airport—that's where a shuttle driver waits for you.
At the resort we were greeted and promptly checked-in. The resort is beautiful and well kept. We were impressed with how clean everything was, including our room. Our room had a view of the pool, and we could also see the ocean from the balcony. Most of morning and early afternoon entertainment took place by the pool. We were impressed with the entertainment events, and enjoyed both participating and watching others take part in different fun activities; including water aerobics, cooking lessons, bingo, ping-pong, and many fun games with prizes.
Every evening there was a different show/activity. There is a theater in the main building, and that's where the shows took place. There was a movie night, karaoke night, casino night, and Mexican fiesta. The Caribbean Night dinner show was the best. For food we had lobster and steak dinner, and the show were fabulous.
The resort has four restaurants. Two of them, Mexican and Italian, require reservations. The other ones offer buffet menus. We tried the Mexican restaurant once and it wasn't spectacular. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets were great with a wide variety of food. There was also a bar by the pool that served burgers, hot dogs, nachos, french fries, salad, and fruit throughout the day. You could also get drinks all day at the swim-up bar, at the beach bar, or at the lobby bar.
The beach was nice, but not swimmable because of strong currents at that part of the ocean. However, some people did go in the water. We played beach volleyball a couple of times. Also, for an extra charge you could rent a jet ski, or go on a horse back riding tour along the beach. There were vendors at the beach selling jewelry and t-shirts, but they didn't disturb vacationers.
The resort provided a short-lunch cruise for no extra charge. It sailed from the Marina at Cabo San Lucas and we got to see the Arch and the Lovers' Beach, and we stopped for snorkeling.
The travel agency at the resort offers tours around the area. We tried the beach-and-desert ATV tour. It was a lot of fun, I would highly recommend trying it out.
The resort offers a shuttle service to downtown Cabo San Lucas. It costs $10 per person, round-trip. The regular, one-way taxi ride is $35.
Unit Type: Studio
Amenities: Very Good
Unit Satisfaction: Good
Family Friendliness: Very Good
This is a unique botanical garden that is dedicated to conservation of cacti and other succulent plants from all over the Western hemisphere. Of the plants on display, many are rare or endangered in their native habitat. The setting is unique in terms of architectural design and plant display. The garden is small and takes about 25 minutes to walk around. It is about 15-minute walk from the Royal Solaris resort. Royal Solaris also offers tours to the downtown San Jose del Cabo that include visiting this unique Botanical Garden.
The shuttle took us to the Marina at Cabo San Lucas. It is about 30- to 35-minute drive from the Royal Solaris. We boarded the Cruise Ship and sailed to the Arch and Lover's Beach. We saw some sea lions along the way, but didn't get close enough to take good pictures. The boat stopped at Lover's Beach for about an hour for snorkeling, and lunch was also served at the time. Lunch included light Mexican appetizers, and drinks were available throughout the whole tour (margaritas, pina coladas, beer, soda). The whole tour was about 4.5 hours. The entertainment also included a couple of games/competitions, with prizes awarded to the winners.
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