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Aventura Spa Questions

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Aventura Spa Questions

How bad is the no beach and only having a lagoon. Is there a lot of walking to beach, room, restaurants, etc... How is the food and are the restaurants air conditioned. Are the pools cool in December. Can you walk out to the highway to get a collectivo easily. How does it work for the resort coupons? How easy is it to visit other Palace resorts and which ones would be the best. Anything else would be appreciated.

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1. Re: Aventura Spa Questions

If you like sand, then Aventura is not for you. We had no problems with the lagoon. In fact we like it better than the beach, because there is no sand to get into all your stuff. You actually are walking on crushed "stone". And if it is windy out, the waves crash over the lagoon walls, which is really cool. There is alot of walking, but it is so nice out, we didn't care. THey do have golf carts that will pick you up and take you lobby to lobby. Depends on where you eat. We always liked the food. Favorite is Mundaca .Can't remember about the air conditioning. We have been there at the end of March both times, so it is always hot then. You can get a taxi right at the lobby. There is a bit of a distance from road to lobby. Very easy to visit other Palaces. Closest is Playacar, Cozumel and Moon Palace. Going up into Cancun is an hour ride. Playacar is only 20 minutes and then you can take boat over to Cozumel.

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Agree with beachboysbabe except La Hacienda was my favorite restaurant. All the food was good to us but food is subjective. Really liked the lagoons; no sand everywhere and no pounding waves or undertow to worry about. Between the golf carts and the shuttle bus that ran between the lobbies when we were there never had to worry about getting around. The only restaurant I remember that might not have had A/C was El Greco. You can walk to the main road but it is a pretty good hike.

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Doodlejb- We were there in August, extremely hot, and humid. December is much cooler. To answer your questions in order

1. The lagoon was ok, we didn't use it, due to the massive heat, the water was warm. Were pool people anyway, and that was beyond good enough for us. We usually go to Beach Palace in Cancun, we were there in June, and had our beach fix. Plus you can go to Playacar Palace if you want a real nice one, for a day.

2. You may or may not have a lot of walking depends on which bld. you are in. We had Oceanview room, in Clarin bld, in the middle. Except when we went to Cove Palace side, we didn't walk more than 5 minutes anywere. You can take a golf cart from lobby to lobby, or walk. I think it was pushing 10 minutes if we did walk. Not as much as a problem as you would think it is.

3. Food was good, only one not Aced is El Greco, which in Aug was El Volcano. We had lunch in there first day, and never went back. But Dec, is different, much cooler, not going to be any 90+ days, with heat index over 100 like we had.

4. I cannot help you with heated pools, in aug they all had natural heat (laugh)

5. Walking out to the freeway will be a hike, I am guessing 0.50 miles from the Aventura lobby door.

6. Resort coupons? You mean Palace bucks? If so it's real easy to use them, just book everything the second you arrive. Don't procrastinate, or you will loose out on days and or times you want. Spa was real easy to book, we spend (err wife spend) $1035 palace bucks in there. She had 1 or more appointments 4/7 days. We spend $1504/$1500. We also went to Coba on a tour. And wife got a $300 jewelry store certificate. She bought a chain with that.

7. Shuttle bus that leaves every morning around 8am or so from Cove palace lobby. The bus goes to Playacar Palace, they have a fantastic beach, then up to Moon Palace, a connector bus goes all the way to Beach Palace. But you won't really have the time to enjoy past Moon, not enough time. Shuttle bus is daily. Which one is the best? Subjective, I like em all, but most people get off at Playacar, for shopping at 5th ave, and then over to the hotel for lunch, and there pool/beach area.

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4. Re: Aventura Spa Questions

Pools are definitely not heated. We were there in early January and they were certainly "refreshing" lol. But the weather was cool at that time so that may have had something to do with it.

We also always stay in the middle buildings and don't find it much of a walk anywhere.

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