a traveler from Travelocity.com
on February 11, 2011
For 5-stars you expect the very best; and at the Ritz Carlton in Cancun that is what your get!! We were there right before Christmas--and the hotel was beautifully, unusually decorated for Christmas! We had adjoining rooms which were ocean front; and the rooms are substantial each with it's own balcony behind an impressive sliding glass door with a metal framed divider pattern. Out the room door (inside the hotel) was a thirty foot Mayan obelisk that was part of a huge landscaped atrium with hanging vines and rising (10?) stories. The Gulf as seen from the room's exterior balcony is an incredible blue-green: and your view includes the entire courtyard of the hotel below. We saw a wedding take place at poolside below. One of the restaurants is at poolside and right beside the pounding surf. You sip on your margaritas while the night breezes comes in off the Gulf of Mexico. There are many large swimming pools of varying depths. The fine dining was very well attended; and another restaurant offered treats of Mexican food dishes. If you want the best; pay the extra cost and stay here. You will not be disappointed!!
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