Posted by: wingstravel | March 26, 2013

Cancun Ambassador in Cancun

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So the Cancun Ambassador finally was able to visit his destination of Cancun! My girlfriend, Lauren, and I had a lovely stay at the Moon Palace Resort, just minutes from the Cancun International Airport. Overall, the trip was great! The resort was laid out very well, and grounds were well kept. The service was great! Everywhere we went, we were greeted with a smile. Even the landscapers who were taking care of the grounds would say ‘hola!’ as we passed by.   The resort is huge, spanning about a mile from end to end, consisting of 3 sections, the Sunrise, the Nizuc and the Grand.  If you are in the middle section, the Nizuc, like we were, you are right in the middle of everything.  It’s about a 10 minute walk to either section.  So really it’s not bad at all.  And for those that wish not to walk, they have a bus going to each section about every 10 minutes or so from each lobby.  But the walk right alongside the beach is great, so I highly suggest that! 

The resort caters really to anyone.  Families, couples, even singles.  There is enough activity for any age group, that no one should be bored here.  The resort houses about 2400 rooms, but with the resort being so big, you wouldn’t notice the amount of people there.  It’s very spread out, and they have lots of restaurants and bars to choose from, so there’s really no issue of overcrowding. 

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The food at the Moon Palace, in my opinion, was very good!  The first night we utilized the 24 hour room service, where we had a nice array of food to choose from.  The 2nd night we went to one of the 3 Italian restaurants on sit, La Gondola.  The next two nights were at the Steakhouse.  The first night wasn’t enough, that we had to go back for a second time there!  I’ve never had so many choices of steak before, I was in heaven!  T-bone, porterhouse, filet, pork, ribs, wings….for those that know me well, know I fully enjoyed myself here! 

The resort featured many bars as well, including about 6 swim up bars, a nightclub lounge, a sports bar, lobby bars and what they called the Swing Bar, which has swings instead of bar stools.  Very cool idea!  They also had a beach swing bar on the beach, but were for the Concierge and VIP guests. 

Entertainment was good throughout the day.  The staff got everyone involved, from salsa dancing lessons, to scuba lessons, to a mixology lesson.  At night, they have something at each section of the hotel.  Karoake, a Michael Jackson show, and even a beach party!  Plus, there is a huge stage at the Sunrise side where they will hold concerts. 

One day we were able to venture off the resort and travel to Isla Mujeres for a catamaran tour.  The launch point was only about a half hour from the resort, so very reasonable.  The tour was awesome, except for a little sea sickness and sun burn…ooops!  But the island was very cool, and seemed like a very laid back, care free place.  I would stay on the island for a week, or rest of my life, in a heart beat!

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The only down side to the resort I would say, is the water and seaweed.  The water is the not typical turquoise blue, except for a few spots.  And the beach is constantly covered in seaweed right near the water’s edge, but the resort does have clean up crews daily trying to get ride of it.  The sand is very soft and white, which is very nice, but the water wasn’t the best. 

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The rooms at the resort were very nice, with each room housing a double jacuzzi, balcony or terrace, large stand alone shower, in room wine, and liquor dispenser!  Our location of our room was awesome!  It looked right out over the pool and the ocean.  Just ask for Alcatraz or Bambu buildings in the Nizuc section, and you’ll be set! 

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So overall, the trip was a blast!  This was my 10th time to Cancun, and I must say it was certainly one of the better trips I’ve had there!  The resort was fantastic and the people made it that much better!  We made some great friends and great memories, and I will certainly suggest this resort to anyone.  I want to thank Travel Impressions and Cancun Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (aka Cancun Travel)!  They hooked me up with a great resort!  So until next time, your Cancun Ambassador signing off!

Ryan Christoff, Travel Impressions and Cancun Ambassador

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