BelleVue Beach Paradise
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We had a pleasant flight to Cancun, although Robert had his spanner taken off him (the one he found in the road in Houston) at the airport. We got the transport ok to the Beach Paradise Hotel our home for 8 nights. We checked in and unpacked totally, bliss! the room was great, large double bedroom, lounge area and en-suite. It had great views over …
Graduate from university of Washington historical major, study form the book is not enough for a student who is extraordinary interested in ancient culture and remains. My first stop is Mexico, the remains of Maya empire. Before i fall in love with Chichen Itza, let's enjoy some sunshine and beach~!
Introduction of ...
... simply through breathing, inflating and deflating your lungs. I said before, whilst we were on the boat, that if I saw a turtle I would probably cry. I never thought that we would actually see one... let alone TWO! Ahhhhhh it was amazing, a dream come true! The first was just casually munching away, and then swam away up towards the surface, with the sun providing an unbelievable background. Outstanding!
... boat glided across miles and miles of azure water, with a cloudless sky of the same color, we saw lots of wild life. We saw several pairs of sea turtles having sex. That was educational. We saw a magnificent manta ray leap out of the water belly up. It soared through the air uninhibited and free. After the initial shock of mantas jumping in the air and gliding through the water right next to us, we got used to it. They were everywhere. Our guides explained how manta rays were ...
Next we were off to Palenque, stopping along the way at Agua Azul (blue water) but because of all the recent rain it was more like brown water, still quite impressive but not really picturesque. Palenque is a Mayan city which existed 300-850 AD. It was very beautiful because it was surrounded by the jungle, we actually walked in to the jungle a bit to see the howler monkeys. Apparently it only took 12 years to build the Temple of Inscriptions (which is very ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BelleVue Beach Paradise Cancun
Don't go there!
My husband and I stayed there for the honeymoon. Our first room had a broken showerhead, faulty safe and a cracked window. It took them two days to move us to a different room. The staff was rude. The buffet food left a lot to be desired. The "nice" restaurant that served dinner was pretty good. There are plenty of other hotels in Cancun that are nicer and just as reasonable. I definately would NOT recommend it to anyone!
Being Nice is Good
"Being nice is Good". This is what the Bellhop said as he brought our baggage to our 8th floor Suite that had a panaramic view of Cancun beach for miles. The oversized balcony gave a 270 degree view and was right over the beach and pool area. The room was beautiful, clean and very large. The Staff was helpful and friendly.
The food was good, but we're not used to spiced tea or the other fruit juices, so we just drank water and Coke.
I do understand how some people have bad trips, not just here, but everywhere. There was one Redheaded Lady that was so rude.
We had about a two hour wait for a room, but just enjoyed the atmosphere and waited until they got to us. Had a wonderful time and will do it again.
I went to the Yalmakan Hotel in '97 and it was worth what we paid so when my fiance and I wanted to go on vacation in May '02 I said we should go there again. I was wrong!!!!
Lots of Fun!
We absolutely had a great time at the Yalmakan! My husband and I brought three of our kids on this vacation, and it was wonderful. There were activities constantly. No time to stop, unless of course, you wanted to. With the kids though, it was great ( ages: 15, 12, & 7). For once, we didn't get the "I'm Bored!" speech. They are doing a lot of updating, and that is only going to make your stay that much more pleasurable. The only thing I wasn't comfortable with would be the elevators. The food was magnificent. The pool bar is always nice, but for the kids, they really thought that was something. If your going alone or especially if your taking the kids, this is definately a place to stay. The people were excellent. LOL, Babyboo
My husband and I traveled to Cancun in late June, 2002. We read all of the negative reviews on the internet and were prepared for anything. We got there late and were welcomed by the coolest staff ever. The rooms were very clean and really pretty. They are old, but...you're in Mexico!!! We went to Las Vegas last year for our honeymoon and stayed at the Bellagio. We know what luxery hotels should be. This was far from it, but it was excellent for the price. The all-inclusive aspect was the best part. The food is GOOD, people! The entertainment staff was very attentive and very sweet. They have activities every night and take you out to a club in a group, if that's what you want to do. We are in our mid-20's, so take that into consideration. All I know is staying in stinky hotels all throughout college and being able to afford something like the yamakan was very nice. We had a great time!!!
My fiancee and I stayed at the Yalmakan for about a week, (May 11th-17th), and were thoroughly UNimpressed. Luckily the accomodations were complimentary because of them overbooking us last year. We still had to pay for airfare and we were ready to come back before our stay was scheduled to be over. Everything the previous respondants said is true...terrible food, dilapidated facilities, unfriendly staff. This vacation has almost caused us to completely write off Cancun.
There are better hotels
Yalmakan is just a very average hotel. Facilities are somewhat run-down, and the staff is somewhat indifferent-kind of like you find here in New Jersey. We have stayed at Crown Paradise and Royal Solaris and find them far, far superior. This hotel is a cheap hotel, perhaps better for kids on a budget. With so many hotels in Cancun, pass this one by.
I was not impressed!
My husband and I just came back from our Honeymoon in Cancun at the Yalmakan, and it was pretty bad. The hotel is old, and it is showing it's age. The phone never worked, the electricity went out for a couple of hours, and the food was horrible. There are 3 places to eat: a cafeteria-like buffet that was only open 2 out of the 5 days we were there, a pool side buffet that noone was ever manning, and therefore, you could get a hot dog bun, but no dog, and finally their restaurant. Wow. That was the worst. It took 2 hours to get a coke from when we sat down, and the food wasn't even edible.
We loved Cancun, and will go back, but not to the Yalmakan.
The hotel is one of the older hotels in Cancun. The rooms were very clean and roomy, but old and in need of work. The staff was great, we had a great time with them, but the food was terrible. We were there for 2 weeks on an all-inclusive trip, but after a few days we gave up and ate out the rest of the trip. We have been to Cancun numerous times and with all the choises in hotels and prices, I would look elsewhere for a more enjoyable trip.
Entertainment Staff Rule
It was my first time out of the states and I felt like I belonged there. Everyone was so friendly. I was very impressed with all the fun activities the entertainment staff made for us all. I didn't want to leave. When I turn 18 I am definitely coming back to the Yalmakan Resort.
THank you Junior,Armando,Fernando,Katie,and Brenda for a wonderful time. I miss you guys.