This was just a quick girl’s getaway. My daughter and I decided we needed a few days of sun and fun to help us regroup so we can power through another brutal Michigan winter. We picked the Beach Palace Resort because we have stayed at the Moon Palace twice and enjoyed it but wanted something different and close to the airport so we didn’t waste a lot of our limited time transferring back and forth.
Random Resort Ramblings:
- Reservations are not required at the restaurants, so that was nice compared to some of the huge all inclusive resorts that require preplanning. We were seated immediately each night around 7 pm. We ate in Tequila (The Mexican Restaurant), Bocelli (The Italian Restaurant) and The Smokehouse Grill (The Steakhouse). All of the food was good. Bocelli was very good. Breakfast and lunch we ate in the main restaurant or the snack shop poolside.
- Our room was sealed when we entered and we did not utilize housekeeping during our 3 night stay. I did bring Lysol and Clorox wipes and wiped things down myself just for extra peace of mind. The hotel also provided a kit of supplies in the room.
- We had a lagoon view room, which was perfect to watch the sunset at 6:30 each night. The ocean side offers sunrise views. We had 2 double beds, a large jacuzzi tub in the room, a large balcony with a lounge bed and double sinks. Counter space in the bathroom area was limited. There was a stocked mini fridge and liquor dispenser, plus a bottle of wine and coffee maker.
- Another favorite sunset spot for us was the rooftop pool bar, where they have 2 pools and 2 large Jacuzzis to enjoy along with stunning views.
- We enjoyed open air massages on the beach while listening to the waves crash in for $45 each for 30 minutes. They were fantastic and just what we needed to relax and unwind.
- The beach was beautiful white sand with very little seaweed. It was windy during our stay, so the waves were crashing in. Lifeguards were on duty.
- They had limited daytime activities poolside (Zumba, water aerobics, bingo, beach volleyball) and a nightly show.
- Drinks were wonderful and liquor brands varied by bar. My daughter learned how to make amazing spicy margaritas and bloody marys during our visit. My mojitos were perfection.
- We did a little shopping in the gift shop and used my credit card to get the best exchange rate. My daughter loved the spa-ey air freshener scent that they use throughout the resort and they sold it in the gift shop as a spray and a reed diffuser, so we got both! Now our foyer at home smells like a vacation.
- We tipped in USD everywhere and no one complained. I’ve been reading that the Mexican government is requiring that pesos be used by tourists, but it was not an issue at the resort or at the Cancun airport.
Overall, I would rate Beach Palace a solid 4 ½ stars. The food was good, the drinks were cold and the service was outstanding. Every single person we encountered went out of their way to make sure that we were happy and well taken care of. Occupancy was very low…I would guess around 25%. Beach Palace is a good option for really anyone looking for a long weekend getaway. We had no complaints and would return without hesitation. The sun was warm and the drinks were cold…what more can a girl ask for? Questions? Ask away in the comments or shoot me an email at email@example.com