ME Cancun Not Quite Ready for Visitors Despite Re-Opening

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’s Beach Club Reopens

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.

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Moon Grand Posts Security

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.

Grand Section of Moon Palace Opens New Amenities

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

Riu Palace Las Americas Resort Review (Post Renovation)

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.

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Riu Palace Las Americas Jr. Suite Video

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!

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Riu Palace Las Americas 2016 Renovations Video

Want to take a look at Riu Palace Las Americas renovations which were completed the latter part of 2016?  Watch my latest resort video and tell me what you think of the renovation.

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Rebranding of Gran Caribe and Gran Porto Resorts

To those of you familiar with Panama Jack products (sunglasses, tanning oil, beach clothing, etc.), it may be of interest to note that Playa Hotels and Resorts has partnered with said company in order to launch Panama Jack’s brand into Mexico’s all-inclusive market.  Both the Gran Caribe and Gran Porto Resorts will be rebranded with the Panama Jack name (Panama Jack Gran Caribe/Panama Jack Gran Porto)–the resorts will officially use the name in the last quarter of 2017 following a multi-million dollar refurbishment.

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Drone Video of Royal Hideaway Playacar

Take a look at Royal Hideaway Playacar from a drone’s perspective–this was taken prior to the renovations, so a few outdoor spaces may look a tad different here than what the resort currently looks like (re. Deck and Grill outdoor space specifically).  Have you been here since the completion of the renovations, and, if so, how does it compare?

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Azul Fives Drone Video

Found another drone video of a Riviera Maya resort, this time it’s Azul Fives by Karisma.  Since this video was published Jan. 2015, it doesn’t have some of the newer renovations, but it gives a good bird’s eye view of the overall resort.  Take a look!

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