Just booked a 5night stay @ Riu Santa Fe for mid Jan with another couple. Price we got out of Vancouver BC to Cabo was $2700 per couple, (hotel/airfare/taxes all in) @ Santa Fe or $2975 at the Palace. We opted for Santa Fe since it was brand new and it seemed like a promotional price. Have not seen to much pics or reviews @ Santa Fe and am curious to see if this was a good pick over Palace. Palace seems to be getting strong reviews recently. I have a hotel change clause which will allow me to change hotels for a small fee before a certain date.
Any advice/input from people who have recently just came back from Santa Fe or the Palace? For $275 per couple is it worth the switch back to Palace?
I have been informed that you can use ammenties/services @ Santa fe if you are a Palace guest but not vice versa. Can you use Palace ammenties with a wristband flip as I have read on forum?
Otherwise can we just sit around the Palace pools/bars with our own drink glasses if we are Santa Fe guests?
Finally are the grounds/pools/service etc much better @ the Palace compared to Santa Fe?
Your input/info will be greatly appreciated.