We just returned from Ocean Breeze Resort, we were there March 19 to 26, 2012. This resort is a boutique resort which has a sister resort called the Mayan Palace and is in the Mayan, 30 minutes from Cancun and 20 minutes from Playa Del Carmen. It is very clean, modern and the staff will go out of their way to accommodate you. The Transat reps are extremely helpful with any questions you have. The resort has a 'no cash' policy and although you are always asked your room number when you order drinks or meals and sometimes have to sign (your signature will be digitally copied upon your arrival), not every restaurant or bar within the two resorts are all inclusive for Ocean Breeze guests and this can be confusing sometimes. At the Ocean Breeze, everything is included. At the Mayan Palace which you take a shuttle to, there is the Beach Club, just behind the Havana where everything is included between 12:00 and 5:00 pm. They offer beach service however the wait staff are not too anxious to come to the beach so be persistent with them once you arrive and make sure they come to you, not you walking into the restaurant to get drinks or food. The beach there is rocky so I would highly recommend water shoes. The other restaurant at the Mayan is called De Lago's. It offers all inclusive from 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm and features a theme buffett every night with excellent entertainment shows at 8:00 pm. It is excellent. Thursday nights are a Mexican Night and you have to buy tickets for your meal. At the Mayan Palace, you can eat at the other restaurants however, you will have to pay or have it charged to your room. The swim up bars are not all inclusive to Ocean Breeze guests however, you can purchase drinks ($6.00/beer). There is also a store that you can buy food, beer, wine etc. The Ocean Breeze offers room service in the evening until 10:30 and you can have food and drinks brought to your room. There is wireless internet, cable tv, a/c, balconies, lotion, shampoo, soaps and bottled water. Some of the rooms have fridges but not all of them. The hotel will exchange your US dollars into Pesos. They will also break down your larger bills into smaller ones for tip money. There is a coffee shop in the main lobby where you can get fruit, yogurt, coffee, canned pop and bottled water and that is all included. The restaurant by the pool offers excellent meals. There is a buffet breakfast every morning with almost anything you desire as well as ala carte lunches and dinners. There is a bar by the pool where they offer all kinds of drinks and top shelf liquor. The wait staff are fantastic! There are shuttles that come every 30 minutes and will take you to and from the two resorts but they stop at 10:30 pm. Don't miss the last shuttle!!! From the Ocean Breeze lobby, you will take the shuttle to the Mayan lobby and then get off and wait for your next shuttle to either the pool or De Lago restaurant. The shuttle that takes you to the Ocean Breeze will have an orange sign on the front window which co-ordinates with the orange schedule that is posted at both the main lobby and pool area. You can book a shuttle to Playa Del Carmen for $5.00 per person and it is on a schedule. A taxi to Playa is zoned at $225 pesos. We went to Xplor and it was $278.00 for two people and was extremely crowded with long waits and was not good value for money. The buffet was less than desirable and there was no alcohol. I would highly recommend XelHa. Much cheaper and you have a good variety of food and drinks, alcohol or not and it is included in your price. All in all, this is a very good resort with good value and they strive to please. We felt very safe, clean and well taken care of.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A true paradise awaits you in Mexico's Riviera Maya. Ocean Breeze Golf Hotel offers you and your family complete relaxation in an unforgettable vacation experience. The beautiful white sand beaches and our kind staff will make you feel like royalty.Enjoy absolute comfort and first class service in an enormous complex shared between three hotels, where you will find a spa, a golf course, a swimming pool, a beach club and much more. You won't want to leave this amazing place! ... more less
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