Guest post – Randy, Canada
Arrival – We were upgraded from the Oasis Palm Beach
Rooms - Room was gorgeous, we asked for and received an ocean view room. Unfortunately hot water was inconsistent and despite the fact that we tipped, we had a hard time getting the maid to clean our room (we had to call several times – it was like pulling teeth to get housekeeping over). But to be fair, that may have been due to the fact that my friends slept in every day until noon, when the maid came by in the morning they would send her away. So housekeeping had to make a special trip to clean our room. But for a 4* they should be able to clean our room within an hour or so of us requesting it, and they didn’t.
Restaurants - Excellent! The a la carte restaurants and sushi and pizza were fantastic! I really recommend eating at the a la cartes all the time. The buffet was decent, but not special.
Bars – Wonderful, and plenty of them! I’m just a cerveza drinker myself, can’t comment on the mixed drinks.
Beach and Pools - Pools were spectacular, and so was the beach.
Grounds - Very pretty grounds
Activities - Unfortunately, I’m not the person to judge bacause I think activities are really annoying in general and I prefer that there not be any at all. I would have loved to relax by the main pool, but couln’t because of the “Animation”. For pete’s sake, we are on vacation to relax, I can’t fathom why these resorts think we want to be “entertained” by noisy aerobics classes, bingo games, etc. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, the infiniti pool on the other side of the resort is better.
Tours – I dodn’t take any tours from the resort. I was there to do some serious diving, every morning I went with Ben from Mayan Aqua Dive for a two-tank dive and the diving was great (and I’ve dove Cozumel, Bahamas, etc so I know good diving when I see it). On the last day, got a ride with some friedns to Xel-Ha, a natural waterpark in a lagoon. It’s $75 US but worth it – nice snorkelli
Conclusion – Overall, a good resort. not perfect, but perfection is very rare
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