I have been reading this forum, & found lots of answers, so hope some one can answer the following questions for me.
We are a group of 13, brothers, sisters & spouses. We are all in our 50's & 60's, and have never taken a vacation all together. I got us reservations for 3rd week of January, 2006 for the Mayan resorts, 2 exchanges through RCI - 1 at the Grand Mayan, 1 at the Palace. I rented 2 units at the Sea Garden. All units are 1 bedroom. The RCI reservationist said we couldn't all be at the same one, but that it was all on the same site, & we could travel freely between the. I have now read that this is untrue, only Grand Mayan guests have access to all 3. I have also read here, that many people are dismayed with the Sea Garden. This is supposed to be a gold crown resort with RCI, along with the Palace & Grand, but apparently isn't.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get us all upgraded to the Grand? We had thought to make it our meeting place, because the units are supposed to be much larger, & they have full size refrigerators-better kitchens all around.
Are the beds as hard as I have read? Does the resort have the egg crate toppers on request? Are the living room beds comfy enough for us to sleep on?
Does anyone know the cost of golf on the resort? Is there a discount for guests staying there? Is it a nice course? What would the challenge level be? My brothers like to play golg, although I don't play myself.
What about the on site spa? What services do they offer, & at what cost?
I know not to say "yes" to the time share people - any other cautions?
How much is the taxi to Sam's Club for groceries? Also, is there a big difference in prices between it & the grocery store at Paradise Village Mall?
For anyone who has eaten at the restaurants at the resort, are there any favorites? How does the cost differ from one to another? I am intrigued by the "fiesta nite" offered at the resort. Which nite is this, & what is the cost per ticket?
I think by reading taxi prices/resort offerered transportation, it would be cheaper for us to get multiple taxis for the trip to the resort. How many people can ride in 1 taxi?
How long does check in take?
Thank you all for any help!