We arrived Saturday evening after a 4.5 hour flight on Air Transat. It wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting, based on my own previous experiences and those of others. Leg room was better (I'm 6'1"), beverages were plentyful, even complimentary champagne and wine with the meal. The meal itself wasn't bad at all, I wasn't even expecting one.
After the usual clusterf*ck at the airport (watch out for the TimeSharks!) we were on our way to the Palladium. One stop and 50 mins later we arrived at the resort. Check-in was painless, we have an ocean view room on the top floor of building 2 overlooking the pool. Service is great, no complaints. The buffet food is good, we haven't tried any restaurants yet, but plan to try the Mexican one tonight.
I love the layout of the resort, and the open air facilities. I stayed at a Cancun resort once and everything was enclosed and stuffy.
One thing I didn't read on here was how much they rape you for sunscreen in the gift shop. We forgot to get some before leaving, so we were forced to pay almost $25 for a bottle!
We spent yesterday on the beach, it was bright and sunny. Today is a little cloudier, but very warm. Tomorrow we will be taking the "chicken bus" (as our signature rep called it) into PV. Later in the week we may rent a car for some out of the way sight seeing.
Until next time.... Adios Amigos!