Any info on the Grand Mayan ??? or post it on another area forum ?????
Try doing a search in the regional forum. Its usually on this forum, but sometimes get posted on RM or other local ones.
If you have any specific questions I know there are many of us who have stayed there.
I tried the RM forum & got no replies My post was.... We are staying at the Grand Mayan in late September. We read a lot about the resort on TA . Lots of good info . Any insider tips from people who have stayed there ? Can we e mail the concierge this far in advance ..asking for buildings 1 - 7 but what floor is best ?? also transportation from the airport ??? Rent a car ??? taxi seems expensive & shuttle may not be the best bet . Where to eat ?? in the resort & off site . Any excursions ?? We always put out tons of info when we vacation and any input will really help us have an enjoyable stay. THANKS
Just saw this and will try to help on a few ?'s. We have stayed here 3-4 times in recent years and will be back this November. Appreciate it NOT being all-inclusive like so many of the places down there. Contact concierge via email and they can arrange for you to be picked up at airport at no cost. Follow their directions as the time-share sharks are a bit much.There is a cost for return from the resort to airport. We have stayed on all floor levels and like them all. Lower # buildings are preferable just because they are closer to everything. Do some of the free activities at the resort like Zumba, yoga, stuff you would like to try for free. Happy hours prices are OK and you most certainly can have supplies in your condo for your use when needed. OK at pools if you are not obnoxious about it. We have eaten at all the places on site and were pretty much happy. The Italian is special, the lunch place near the pools and lobby (blue fish or something) very good, and the place next to the golf course for breakfast or lunch. Prices are OK especially if it ends up tasting great. Shuttle goes into Playa from the resort every few hours for about $5 a person. And $5 per to get you back and this is your best deal. Great places to eat in Playa from expensive to very reasonable depending on your wishes. Try the arrachera steak dinner if you find it. And like skirt steak. We have mostly done cenote swims, all of the ruins, not the bigger theme parks. Puerto Morales 5 miles north is cool and has a world class reef. We take the Collectivo there for $1-2 a person and it is a fun adventure in itself. It is safe. We do numerous massages while there but not at the resort. Too expensive. Should be about $25 per hour on the beach in Playa plus a tip. If you like massages a lot, get to Jungle Spa in the jungle at Puerto Morales. This is a great adventure/ experience and what we are looking forward to the most. Find them on-line for more details. The resort will give you info, ask ?'s of them and guests, and they do offer trips from the resort for a bit more than usual but it is very convenient and pretty much worth it. It is all good if you want it to be. Hope this helps.
Pretty good stuff from Mulli. The Greenbreak is the golf course restaurant and a good place for breakfast. If you are an owner you should be able to get discounted rounds of golf from the timeshare that grab you at check-in. You can get a free bfast (la propina not included) and a discount on charges at checkout if you sign up for the spiel. Figure 4 hours if you do go and practice saying no thanks! The resort is cash free, keep all of your receipts. The evening before checkout get an itemized copy of your bill so you can reconcile things. The shuttle to PDC drops you off near the Mega/Walmart. Always a good idea to purchase beverages, snacks, etc. El Fogon is across the street toward 307 from the drop off. It's a good place for Mexican dishes. Do go snorkeling in PM. Try out tacos.com or for a special meal check out John Gray's.There are flamingoes and crocodiles at the resort. Also, lots of iguanas and an occasional coati. Lots of birds. The grounds are beautiful, walk around. Enjoy!
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