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Christmas family holiday in the sun. Moon Palace is a gigantic resort located near the Cancun airport, but sits apart the Cancun hotel zone. It offers tons of activities for families, including a golf course on site. There were even too many restaurant choices to try them all in a week!
As usual it's an early morning last minute scramble before we get to the airport. Why are we going to the airport? Cause we're going to Mexico amigo! Let's see if I remember all the important things: ~Don't drink the water ~Stay away from frozen mixed drinks (=ice =water) ~No salad, no fruit without peel (=washed with water) ~Brush teeth only with …
M O O N P A L A C E T I P S Here they are - all tips I have relating to the Moon Palace Resort & Spa. This is everything you need to know if you plan to go! I have followed the reviews for almost a year before it was finally our turn to go. Water faucet Watch out the "C" stands for "caldo" and means warm. And it's not just warm, but burning …
... diving and a whaleshark trip which was unbelievable! There was 100+ whalesharks and we were also blessed to see not one, but more like 10 mantas. The photos speak for themselves!!!
For tims arrival night I booked a fancy all inclusive resort - Secrets the Vine - it was amazing! Sadly Tim got delayed so he was late arriving but we still made the most of the night of luxury!
We then took a string of collectivos to reach ...
... funnest club I have ever been to. We managed to get express tickets to jump the mahooosive queue, and again got our own table, but this time with a waiter bringing us any drink we asked for. All night, they showed different entertainment, including tributes to The Beatles, Queen, Elvis, Shakira and more, then a battle off between the green goblin and spider man, and an appearance from the mask. Very cheesy, but very fun, and worth every penny we paid to get ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Cancun
It was the best time of my life. My husband and I went there for our honeymoon and could not have asked for anything better. The staff was at your beck and call, it was relaxing, and fun. The pool was the best, I may have been on the reef of the ocean but that pool made up for the loss of the clear blue waters. We visited the other palace
resorts for that. I would recommend the Moon Palace Sunrise to everyone I can. Great 6 star hotel!
We were in Monn Palace in peak season, in August, when usually all families take vacation, so place looked like huge shopping mall. Facilities and services are outstanding, and exceed by far all another 5-star hotels in Cancun area , as far as we heard or saw. Food is good during breakfasts & lunches in Mexican restaurant only, the rest remains to be improved to 5-star level, for sure. The dissapointement was so-called a'la carte dinner which was just a joke due to very limited choices and overcrowded surrounding. Waiters offen forgot the orders content and did not really care about you, since we were too many. Oriental restaurant was especially bad in this regard, they could not even serve the bottle of vine, just by glasses with 1/2 hour waiting time. We expected some exclusivity from 5-star environment, instead we were surrounded by folks that were dressed very casually, if not to say something worse. After waiting for order for about 15 min. we just turned around and walked away. We ended up going everyday to Cancun's restaurants in order to really have good times, otherwise you would spend all dinners in cafeteria alike environment. Pools and small reastaurants-palapas are wonderful, the surronding gardens are fantastic, but pools are too shallow for big folks. Staff is unbelieveably freindly and helpful in any respect, we were treated as royalty by everybody. Rooms are very good and clean, especially if you leave $2 for maid to dress the room up. Drinks in all bars and restaurants were OK , but with very little alcohol content, you should tip bartender $5 or so to get real stuff, yet the service was outstanding. All "from-hotel" free excursions were very good, especially trip to Isla Mujeres, which turned in to real fiesta. tennis coutrs are the best I ever played in my life.
Just got back from a wonderful Honeymoon week at Moon Palace (Nuzic side).
Ocean front room with double Jacuzzi was great. Staff was so helpful and went out of their way to answer questions.
Food was good (10 restaurants to choose from) and the service was super. Pool was out of this world and the grounds were amazing and well maintained. Beach was ok but water is not blue like Cancun Palace.
Overall stay was great and we can't wait to go back...
Honeymooners look elsewhere
Food is very average and there is a problem with flys on the food.
The pool is huge, but it is only waist deep and just as hot as the air.
The beach at he resort makes Lake Erie look nice.
Lock up ALL items of value, especially on your last day or two, as things may end up missing.
This is not an adults ony resort. There are just as many kids as adults.
ATV tour is not worth your time or money.
Remember to not swim with the dolphins as they are kept in pools that are too shallow for them to cool their skin, making it blister.
I would highly recommend the Moon Palace - it was a great place to stay! The food and accommodations were great - and the pool was amazing!
Stayed at the Moon Palace twice before, and will be going back this spring. A great quiet resort, very few kids, most of the guests are between 25-50. Resort is not on the strip its about a 20 minute bus ride to downtown. Stay at the Moon and theres free transportation and use of the facilities (food and drinks) at the other Palace resorts. The Moon is a BIG resort, depending on where your room is located, you may have some walking to get to the pools etc.... Beautifully landscaped with tropical plants and flowers.
An AWESOME vacation!!
We stayed at the Moon Palace Resort from 1/27-2/3 and had the time of our lives!! The food, drinks, tours and the people there in general were so amazing! I am already looking forward to going back there! We did get to travel out to the Beach Resort which had a nice beach, but the food, workers and the grounds of the Moon Palace were much better! We were very pleased that we decided to stay at the "secluded" resort instead of on the Hotel Strip. We would have been bored in a day down there!!
The Ideal Vacation
Family spent Christmas 2001 @ Moon Palace Resort.
Our first all-inclusive experience; it was worth the money and it was great! Tours, food, drinks, accomodations, service, relaxation, fun, all met or exceeded expectations. None of us became ill. Few rude people and these happened to be other American tourists (sadly, from the East coast). Moon Palace was safe and secure for our children. While great in general, it was perfect for family. By staying at Moon Palace, since one has automatic access to all seven or eight of the local Palaces, we experienced different sections of beach as well as the higher-paced life along the Hotel strip (Moon Palace, while easily accessible to and from strip, is thankfully also isolated and more private). I highly recommend Moon Palace.
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I must say this was the best all inclusive resort I have EVER stayed at! The Moon Palace is out of this world! The food is excellent, 7 restaurants to choose from! The staff is excellent! The pool and grounds are amazing and the most beautiful sight I have ever seen! The great thing is when you stay at 1 Palace Resort you get to use all 7 Palace Resorts for free! This was great because the Moon Palace is 20 minutes from the hotel zone in Cancun, so one day we took the free shuttle to the Cancun Palace used their beach, and ate lunch there then headed to shop for the rest of the day! I highly reccomend this resort, or any Palace Resort! Here is who I booked with they had the best rates anywhere!