My husband & I stayed at the Royal Solaris in February with our 2 teenage daughters. The resort is very well maintained. The beach was amazing w/ great cocktail service by Roberto & our most favorite part of the resort. We were able to walk quite a distance both ways & my family really enjoyed the wave action. We only ate at the restaurant by the beach in the evening 1 time... it was Mexican night & the food & ambiance was wonderful! During the day, it is a great buffet. And we hit Marco Polo on the last night we were there & wish we would've tried it sooner, because we really enjoyed it. Otherwise we ate at the main buffet. Breakfast was pretty much the same each morning, but we're not big breakfast eaters anyway. A nice added feature for Valentine's Day was the heart shaped pancakes! The dinners were plentiful, different each night, & very good. Our favorite lunch spot was by the pool. There was chicken, riblets, burgers, hot dogs, cold sandwiches, French fries, fruit cups, nachos, and the best guac ever!! Right next to it was the stone oven pizza place where my girls ate at every day. Really good pizza! One day they had a chef out on the patio making paella. It was almost better than the paella that I had in Spain! :) The entertainment crew was great. My only wish was that they spent a little more time on the beach instead of the pool, so us enjoying the beautiful beach could partake in some events also. We did have a blast playing bocce ball with Oliver, but that was the only time we seen them on the beach. They did a great job for the evening shows. We have been to other resorts that start the shows @ 9 pm... hard to stay awake for them after a long day in the sun with cocktails. These started a bit earlier so we hit at least 4 of them. All quite entertaining. Our room was great w/ a beautiful view of the ocean. Cleaned every day with a towel design every once in a while. Across the road was free kayaking and sailboats and I think paddle boats too. We used the kayaks. Pretty fun! There was a pretty big hot tub that we used 1 time. I really can't say that it was "hot", but it was fine for a bit.
We did a few day trips. Day trip one was to Isla Mujeres. We took the bus to Playa Tortuga for about $1 each. There we got on the ferry to Isla for $19 each roundtrip. Once on the island, we just walked, shopped, & ate. We stayed there with our daughters in 2010, so they wanted to check it out again. Unfortunately, the north beach was pretty run down since we were there & so was the resort that we stayed at. The traveling there & back were pretty slick. The concierge actually suggested us to go to Playa Tortuga instead of Puerto Juarez which we took before & I'm glad we did it this way as it wasn't as far out of the way. Day trip two was to Playa Del Carmen. We took the bus to the bus station. Again $1 per person. Across from the bus station is a grocery store. In the parking lot of the grocery store were the collectivos. (white vans) We have used these in the past when we stayed south of Playa Del Carmen. They're cheap & a fun experience with the locals riding it also. It cost under $5 per person to ride to PDC. With the stops that we made, it took about an hour, but that is what we anticipated. We met up w/ some friends that were staying in PDC @ Senior Frogs for a cocktail. We rented chairs for the day. The kids went parasailing & jetskiing. We ate some great shrimp tacos at their resort, got a massage for $20 (valentine special), shopped, & decided to take the bus back instead of the collectivo to get back sooner. We boarded it at the bus station & it cost about $8-$10 per person I think. Once in Cancun, we hopped on the local bus again back to Royal Solaris. Again, pretty slick. We have never stayed in Cancun before... mostly south of Playa Del Carmen. I can say that my whole family enjoyed the area. We really liked the Royal Solaris & for sure its beach. Our main goal on this vacation was to relax on the beach & this resort aced it! We would definitely go back some day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel's VIKS Club offers a 6,324-square-foot recreation area for children. Supervised activities include video games, arts and crafts, and painting lessons. The mini water park features The Arch, a themed aquatic area with elephants, gorillas, zebras, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, giraffes, and a children's pool and three waterslides. The club is open morning until early evening in the winter, and morning until evening in the summer.Daily adult activities include pool aerobics, bingo, contests, fashion shows, cooking lessons, and athletic competitions. Nightly entertainment shows such as Mexican night and Latino night are produced by the resort's activities/entertainment staff in an air-conditioned theater. After-dark activities also include complimentary one-way transportation to the nightlife area of Cancún.A 300-square-meter health-and-beauty spa features separate steam rooms for men and women. Spa services include massage, body wraps and scrubs, hydrotherapy, and facials. Waxing and hair/nail care are provided by the beauty salon. Open-air massage and hair braiding are offered as well. (Surcharge for all spa treatments, beauty services, and hair braiding.)An air-conditioned, fitness center with mirrored walls contains cardio and weight machines as well as free weights. Within the resort are jewelry, clothing and gift/sundries shops. The resort purifies its water. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Solaris Cancun Hotel Cancun
- Royal Solaris Caribe
- Solaris Resort Cancun
- Royal Solaris Cancun Mexico