From the moment we arrived, we were taken care of in high style. Yes, like many all-inclusive vacation properties in the area, they would like you to spend a couple hours touring their property in hopes that you will buy a future package from them, but that is certainly optional. If you are sure that is not what you want to do, just be ready to explain that when you first arrive, or go ahead and check it out - it's your call.
The lobby sets the stage for the rest of the property - sleek, clean, and polished, and just steps beyond the lobby you will be on the the white sand beach, toes in the azure blue ocean, just beyond the infinity pools. Rough life!
Cushioned beach and pool lounges, 'round the clock beverage service, poolside food and snacks, plenty of shade umbrellas, and an abundance of lounging options exist in the outdoor pubic spaces.
The sleeping rooms are spacious, clean, and filled with every amenity you can think of. The bed was comfy, sheets soft, plenty of pillows, and the air-conditioner ran quietly. We certainly appreciated each of these things. Room service meals can be ordered or arranged for any time, and we especially enjoyed our coffee and breakfast service served by the lovely Victoria, each morning.
Our room included a lovely double lounge and settee on the private deck, which we enjoyed as we chose to relax and watch the sunrises and sunsets - each a blessing to witness.
We did not venture off property, except to spend some pool time, and to dine out at both the Cancun Palace and Beach Palace which are both a quick taxi ride away ($10). (When staying at a Palace property, you are free to spend the day at any of their other properties as well.) This added variety without having to make any real big decisions each day. We were there to relax and unwind, sightseeing was not on the agenda for this trip. It might be good to know that the ocean currents just off the beach were strong, and therefore red-flagged up and down the beach strip. This maybe because of the season, but it is good to know, in case you are expecting to spend time swimming or boogie-boarding. You are better off swimming in the pool and walking the beaches.
We are foodies, and yes, after the fifth day - we were ready to enjoy a different selection of offerings, but really - the food at each restaurant was attractively presented and tasty. Not five star, but certainly 3.5-4 star and it is ready and waiting for you at anytime, and should you request wine, the entire bottle is sent to your table.
Note: We had some reservations about going to Mexico, as the media continues to stress the potential dangers, but our trip took place without any reason for concern or sense of danger. We did stay on the hotel strip, but as far as we could tell it was as safe as most any place else. We did not see or hear of anything to be concerned about.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As the first couples' only resort in Cancun, Sun Palace is the perfect retreat from the every day stress. This oasis for couples lies along the coast overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Conveniently located at just 15 minutes from the airport, this property provides service and amenities of the highest level. We invite you to enjoy this old favorite in a whole new way. A stunning coast line serves as a dramatic backdrop for this recently renovated resort featuring 252 richly appointed guestrooms. Five restaurants and three bars cater to a full range of tastes and moods. Golf enthusiasts can play all year round at the nearby Moon Spa & Golf Club which houses the only Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in Cancun. Expert hands deliver spa services to those who seek a serene and rejuvenating experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Palace Hotel Cancun
- Cancun Sun Palace