Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe
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This morning our Aquaworld shuttle bus picked us up from our resort at 10.15 to take us snorkelling around Isla Mujeres. It took us to a dock where we collected all our snorkelling equipment and boarded a boat which took us out to the reef.
On the way the boat took us through the mangrove tree water ways. It took about 30 minutes until …
This morning before brekky we went for a nice long stroll along the beach. It never gets old. All the resorts including ours are so big! I would love be able to go in and look through them all. The ocean water is so warm on your toes its super enticing... you just want to jump in! Once again crystal clear waters and a beautiful blue sky.
Last night Blake took a small step backwards not sleeping so well and waking up feeling great so we took it easy for a while lazing about before going to have some breakfast. This morning I was finally able to get my monies worth at the buffet - it had 3 different sections with so mich to choose from. Fresh fruit, salad, cereal, yogurt, cold meats …
Thank god we both woke up feeling alot better than the day before - especially being Blakes birthday we didn't want to be bedbound. It would of been pretty suckie otherwise!!
After our early night the day before we woke up with the sparrows. 6am! Waaaaay too early!
We spent some time in the morning skyping with our families before …
This morning both Blake and I woke up with crook guts... nothing like a bit of food poisoning to kick off our trip to Mehico.
Our flight to Cancun was only 2 hours which made it sound bareable... we made it! But it wasn't overly enjoyable. Customs was fairly lax so it didn't take us long to get through. We sorted out our shuttle to our …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Park Royal Cancun Caribe
Great week even with teenager
Second trip to Cancun stayed week at the Hyatt Caribe, in one of their villas. expensive but very cool. amenities of hotel but felt separate, own private beach with nice palapas and great surf. Spent many days doing virtually nothing. Teenage son went clubbing every night and loved it. Good restaurants in downtown Cancun, less expensive than on the hotel strip. Parilla is good value. on strip Distilleria very good, Maria Bonitas only fair.Bus is great value and puts you very near everything.
Enjoyed staying in the Villas
Instead of the hotel proper, my wife & I opted for a stay in the "Villa" section. The villas could best be described as clusters of small houses on the hotel grounds, but separated from the main hotel building. Our villa contained three private units with a shared entrance and hallway. Each unit had a small outside deck with lounge chairs for sun bathing. Our unit was clean, roomy and comfortable, with air conditioning, a refrigerator and a safe for valuables. The sink had a sign on it saying the water was filtered. I guess it was true, because we drank it and neither of us had any stomach problems. Most of the villas had a superb view of the ocean, but our view was partially blocked by another villa in front of ours.A villa room was a bit more expensive than a regular room, but in my opinion worth it for the following reasons. The main building seemed to have a fair amount of young vacationers that were prone to being loud and boisterous. The villa section was quiet and peaceful. The villa section also had a small pool & jacuzzi that was separate from the main hotel pool. Another perk was the 'Club Villa', which was a small private lounge with tables, chairs & couches that was available only for guests staying in the villas. Free of charge, each morning they offered continental breakfast, in the afternoon a light lunch, and in the early evening cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. The only food I ever had to pay for was dinner each night!The Hyatt itself is centrally located, close to many of the best restaurants & shopping, the beach is beautiful, and the staff was efficient and friendly. I would definitely stay there again, only next time I will insist on an unobstructed ocean view!
I thought this hotel was overall great. My one true complaint was that room service was terrible. The hotel: It's ideally situated in the lagoon. Right infront of the hotel is a bus stop and it's only a short walk to several to Pat O'briens, The plantation house, and Outback steakhouse.The Pool: Fairly sized (Bigger then most but smaller then some). It was relatively empty at all times and was surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs. (They actually were cushined)The Beach: White sandy beach with almost no rocks in the beach. There were several huge boulders but they just added to the scenery.The room: Fairly sized and spotless. The maid did an awesome job keeping the room clean. She mopped and even folded the ends of the toilet paper rools into fancy seashells.The bathroom: Small in size and in need of refurbishing. The toilet needed to be flushed twice, and the shower kept changing temperature whenever someone else in the building turned on their faucet. We also had a drainage problem with the shower but never once did it get to the point where it merited a complaint.Payphones: The hotel has one payphone. It charges an arm and a leg. If possible by the TELMEX phone cards from the store and use the payphones immediately outside the hotel.Tennis Courts: 3 tennis courts in perfect conditionThe shops: The cafe was extremely pricey ($5.30 for a small bottle of water), there was a designer shop as well which was equally pricey (mostly Versace, armani, etc..). There was a souveneer shop which seemed to have a beautiful collection of things from the flea market. It was fairly priced and there was no need for negotiation. Lastly there was a small convienience store and that too was fairly priced.RoomService: This was my one true complaint. Food took forever to arrive, the waiter had to make 3 trips to verify signatures, etc.. For the most part they seemed to be very unmotivated.
Older hotel, but quite nice.
The Hyatt Caribe shows a few signs of age (having been built in the mid 70s, it's old by Cancun standards), but is still quite nice. It was very clean and the staff friendly. Housekeeping did a thorough job, and the linens were crisp & white. Outside, the pool and sundeck were nice, making up for a somewhat small beach area. We stayed from Feb. 2 - 7th, '03, and the tide closed the beach off on both sides. The photos on the website show a larger beach and much lower tide line. There are maybe a dozen large rocks just off shore. The rocks along the beach line were actually quite beautiful. The ocean was very rough though; we had one good day when you could go into the water for more than a quick dip. The food was delicious, even at the outdoor snack bar. Servers took our orders and we only had to leave our lounge chairs to take a bathroom break. The grounds and gardens are gorgeous, complete with wildlife; a peacock and his hens wander about the grounds, as do several iguanas (one must've been 20" long). The Hotel is within walking distance of the Flamingo Plaza, which has a small mall and several nice restaurants. Plus, 2 of Cancun's nicer restaurants are a few minutes walk away (Lorenzillo's and The Plantation House). We didn't try the hotel's Blue Bayou; as expensive as everything was, we didn't want to spend a fortune at the hotel. At the beach/pool, drinks ranged from $3.00 for a beer to $7.00 for an 10 oz. Mudslide. The breakfast buffet was around $16 dollars per person. The minibar was ridiculously overpriced, so we didn't use it. Except as a cold beer exchange ;-) The expense was really the only downside, though.
We had booked into another hotel, which didn't have anyroom for us! The Hyatt took us in at no extra charge. We had a deluxe room with a terrace (the terrace was wonderful). Accomadations are very nice. The service was awesome. The hotel is very quiet, we went in the bar several times and we were the only ones presant!The one drawback here...............they are big on selling timeshares for thier villas...it became quite a pain in the butt - to the point that we would change directions when we saw certain staff approach us.This would probably be a very nice spot for a Honeymoon - quiet, peaceful.
Beautiful hotel and beach
Stayed Jan 22-27 2003. Had a great time. The hotel was very clean and beautiful. The staff was very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend the Regency Club rooms. The Hyatt Cancun Carib is a great mellow place to stay with one on the best beaches in all of Cancun. The pool was to cold but the ocean was perfect. Food was good, especially the Blue Bayou, but as to be expected priced on the high side. A quick ride on the bus and you have your pick of great restaurants at a reasonable price. If your looking for a rowdy hotel than stay somewhere else. If your looking for a relaxing vacation this is the place. We will definetly stay there again.
Exactly what we wanted
My wife & I stayed at Hyatt Cancun Caribe 2nd week of January, 2003. Stayed in the Regency Club, and took a two room suite. $290 per night, which included breakfast & the evening 6-8 pm drinks & snacks. They never were represented as a 6 star facility, and frankly, we didn't want one. This was to be a sun, swim, sleep, shop, sightsee trip.........not an exercise in hotel opulence. We stayed in the separated Regency Club duplex units because we didn't want to be down a long hotel hall with rows of doors, elevators, etc to get down to the beach & pools. We really enjoyed the place. Our room was 75 feet from the water! Sitting out nights on our private patio was lovely and very romantic. The staff was very nice & comfortable to work with. The facility was relaxed---not a "Wild-On" party till you puke crowd. We had never been to Cancun before, but got what we wanted. We especially took advantage of the 6-8 pm evening drinks & snacks that were included in our room price. Beer, wine, margaritas, pina coladas are free---all you want. Snacks were enough for us to be a dinner! So our only food bill for the week was going out for lunch! Everybody has their own tastes & expectatons for a vacation. I did a lot of research, knowing what we wanted, and found it at the Hyatt Cancun Caribe.
Hyatt Cancun Caribe is definitely not a 6 Star Luxury Hotel as advertised
Just stayed Hyatt In November. Hyatt Cancun Caribe was described to us a a 6 Star Luxury All Inclusive package. It definitely was not. We took family and friends with us and bragged about how great it would be. Hyatt's rooms were very average, bathroom old and small. We were supposed to have bathrobes and had to call and request them. Our room had a mini-bar but we would have to pay if you used anything, which didn't make sense, because we were all inclusine. My sisters room did not have a mini bar. The pool area is nice but very boring, no music. Drinks started at a small bar outside and it would take forever to get waited on and you had to sign your life away for drinks, food, towels all day long, not only were you waiting for drinks, food, etc. you then had to wait for the bill to sign, even thought you were not paying. The one bar inside could have been nice, started closing at 10:30 p.m. The Blue Bayou was advertised as a great restaurant with blues/jazz music. The restaurant was nice, but now music the whole time we were there. What a disappointment. The beach area was nice in front of the resort. But on all this was a average place and I would not have paid what we did for this trip. Would not recommend this resort.
Cancun- Very relaxing
I had a great time in beautiful cancun. The beaches are powder white, the water is sparkling blue... I enjoyed it more than Maui. I went with my cousin and a very good friend of ours.
DO's: Check what time you can check in to your hotel. Our flight arrived at 7 in the morning when we got to the hotel they said we couldn't check in until 3pm. This totally sucked we were so tired and wanted a room to rest in. Our hotel was so great that they told us to keep checking with them and we got a room by 11am.
Watch out for time shares especially when they call themselves a "club". We fell into one but at least we got a free breakfast.
Don't: Buy pesos at the airport the rate is horrible buy your money at a bank they have the best rates.
Hyatt Cancun Caribe was wonderful it was clean and very small. The staff was very friendly and attentative. All the rooms were ocean view and the beach was always clean. We got EP style and most of the time ate at the buffet which cost about $22US (dinner) per person pricey, but well worth it some nights were seafood, steak, or mexican.
We visited the Hyatt Regency and found that our beach was a lot better(and our food).
Activities: We went to "La Isla de la Mujures" we rented a golf cart and visited a turtle aquarium. We saw baby turtles and huge turtles. Later on we we swanm with dolphins which was awesome and worth the $105 US. You also have to visit CHichen Itza the mayan ruins were awesome we did our through apple vacations and they were wonderful the bus was comfortable and the staff was friendly.
The only irritating part about Cancun is the shopping. Vendors hassle you all the time. Don't be fooled by the deals they try to throw you most of them are trying to rip you off. If you don't like a price just say no as you walk away they'll lower it. If you want cheaper prices Market 28 is in "El Centro" which is downtown. We actually noticed that our hotel had prices just as good as downtown so we did some of our shopping there. Don't get up set if the forecast says it's going to rain it passes fast and cools off the days.
Overall,I highly recommend Cancun it's very relaxing and calm.
A great quiet place
We stayed at the Hyatt Cancun Caribe in APril for our honeymoon. We had the EP plan=didnt want and All-inclusive, there are so many great places to eat in Cancun. (Lorenzillos for Lobster across the street) ALL ROOMS at the Hyatt are Ocean view with balcony, & marble baths. An upgrade to the 2 story villas will put you beachfront...wonderfully large balconys right on the beach. This is where we stayed and we loved it. The villa buildings also had separate small pools with jacuzzis. But we mostly used the beach..it was very nice, not as crowded as the larger pool and the palapas near the villas were readily available for shade. The food was very fantastic at the hotel's Blue Bayou restraunt, very romantic & elegant with a ivy and water running down a wall. The beach grill is the BEST for lunch...authentic quesedillas, pico de gallo, guacamole and a ice cold Corona...I crave it now!!
Overall we loved the quiet, low key atmosphere and class accommodations. No pounding music, pool games or spring breakers here!