Temptation Cancun Resort opened its doors yesterday for its “soft opening”; the resort has been closed since fall 2016 for a complete renovation. As is typical of many soft openings, there are several areas of the resort which are in the process of being finished including the following: Continue reading
Secrets Maroma continues to work on guest room renovations. Work began in May 2017 and will continue until Dec. 17, 2017. While the resort has tried to avoid booking guests into buildings being worked on, there have been a few isolated reports of people being placed near ongoing renovations. Guests are encouraged to contact the resort concierge for guest room building placement should there be any concerns about renovation noise.
With only 3 weeks left to go until Temptation Cancun Resort’s reopening on the 15th, there may be a small problem in the works. Rumor has it that work on the resort has been temporarily halted by a judge due to public bicycle lane damage (from the renovations). While witnesses on the scene deny that work has been halted, it remains to be seen whether this judge’s order will have consequences to the resort’s reopening date. Even if the resort opens on time, renovations will still continue on some upper level tower rooms (including Penthouse Suites) and public spaces such as one or two restaurants. The pool has recently been filled with water, however, which is always a good sign. For those of you wanting to take a chance and book a room so soon after its opening, the resort is “sold out” for several weeks after its official opening date. I’m taking this to mean that all available rooms that have been finished (who knows what that total will be, however) are sold out, not the entire resort since tower rooms are not all completed.
Azul Fives by Karisma, an all-inclusive optional resort in the Riviera Maya, is now referred to as Azul Beach Resort the Fives Playa del Carmen. It just completed its latest Villa, #19, and the pics look outstanding. Here is a sample:
There has been a lot of confusion and lack of communication coming from the resort concerning ME’s recent renovations. While the resort has re-opened (just prior to June 10), there is still ongoing construction, some of it major, with only limited services and amenities available–even the rooms are still being worked on with only limited access to them as a whole. While I haven’t been to Cancun since March 2017, I have followed ME Cancun’s progress (or lack thereof) on social media and here is the scoop: Continue reading
ME Cancun by Melia issued a statement yesterday that their beach club will be reopening June 10, 2017. Since their statement didn’t specifically say the entire resort, I am guessing there are parts that are still undergoing renovations. I will check further and see what is going on.
Since much of The Grand at Moon Palace (the newest addition to Moon Palace) is now completed (the water park is still not done, however), the resort has decided to limit those from the Nizuc and Sunrise sections (non-timeshare members) from entering the Grand section. For non-members, it looks like the only way to see the Grand section is to book one of its rooms, otherwise you will be turned away by security. Members who haven’t upgraded their membership to include all of the Grand section can still access the Grand without a day pass until Oct. 2017.
For those interested in how the Grand section of Moon Palace is doing with its construction of new amenities, here is the latest info. New openings include the following: Continue reading
Ever since the renovations were completed several months ago at Riu Palace Las Americas I have been chomping at the bit to go back and check out what had been added, painted, replaced, removed, and relocated–I wanted to see whether the beautiful resort I had visited several years ago was still basically the same or in what ways it was now different. Since I had seen the transformations done to Riu Cancun, Riu Playacar, Riu Mexico, and Riu Yucatan, I had some initial trepidation that my beautiful Las Americas with its Mediterranean charm had perhaps turned into a modern day glitzy Vegas palace.
If you are interested in the changes which have occurred at Riu Palace Las Americas after their renovations, here is a short video highlighting the Jr. Suite amenities. Take a look and tell us what you think!