It was more of a culture shock than anything. When we stayed at the Aventura it was at 3% occupancy. We had everything to ourselves and it was very quiet (especially the Spa side). After riding the hour and some up to Cancun Palace, we walked into a hotel that was at full capacity. It was really loud and there were kids everywhere. All the beach chairs were taken and there was only the one pool. The safe in our room was broken and took 2 hours to repair.. they couldn't move us because the hotel was booked.. It was just too much after 5 days of pure pampering.
The Cancun Palace was really nice in that it was close to all things Cancun- it just isn't the sleepy resort feeling that the Aventura is/was.
I never got to the Sun Palace. We did go to Playacar Palace one day and it was beautiful. The beach there is STUNNING and totally worth the cab ride from Aventura. Matter of fact, I'd HIGHLY recommend a trip up to Playa Del Carmen one day if you're a beach bunny or a shopper. All the shopkeepers will haggle, and never take no for an answer once you've decided a price..
We also went to Xpu Palace. It was ok, but reaaaally really spread out and didn't have that luxury feel that ASP provides. They did have great snorkeling in their cenote and the nature park was kind of fun.
Originally Posted by sxcT
Great idea on the "trick"!!
What was wrong with Cancun Palace? Have you been to Sun Palace? We plan on having our honeymoon there.