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This captivating, newly built resort is located on the pristine Mexican shoreline adjacent to the amazing eco-archaeological Xcaret Park. With 769 rooms, featuring authentic colonial Mexican architecture, the Grand Xcaret offers both comfort and elegance. The resort's expansive subterranean river that forms channels through the cobblestone street, the Mayan ruins on property, the Mexican gondolas, and the salt water pool, are just some of the unique features that create a unique vacation experience. The resort also offers an extensive variety of activities for you to enjoy from dance lessons, eco-tours, archery, to relaxing treatments at the world class spa. Steps away and connected to the resort is the ecological wonder called Xcaret Park. Each guest receives complimentary one-day entrance to Xcaret Park (US$62 value).

 

 

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AREA DISTANCE INFORMATION:

 

Distance from airport: 45 minutes to Cancun Airport

Distance from beach: The property is on a man-made beach

Distance from downtown: 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen

Local transportation: Yes

Car rentals: Yes

Parking: Yes

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I went to the occidental grand on july 'cause the photographer I booked has an studio there.. the hotel It's really beautiful!!! but I didn't get to see the beach, I heard it's man made, have you been there?

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No I havent but Ive seen many pictures of the beach and yes it is on the small side and it is a manmade lagoon. We live about 3 miles away from the beach now, so the beach part of the vacation is not a big deal to us. We are actually looking more forward to spending the week in the pool than anywhere else. That is why I love both the Occidental Grand Xcarat and the El Dorado... They both have amazing pool choices.

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I initially e-mailed the groups manager at the Occidental by mistake which might be why it took her so long to reply to my confusing wedding proposul. Anyway I finally e-mailed the wedding cordinator for the resort Edith this afternoon and she e-mailed me back with in hours. Yeah!!!!

Bad news is she didnt have much info for me as they are putting together new wedding packages and their 2008 stuff isnt out yet. Anyway. she did at least send me a couple gazebo pics. Ok so I tried to post them and the pics are too big. So if any RM brides are interested in seeing them PM your e-mail address and I can send them to you.

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I just came across this on The Knot and thought I'd post it - it is something I'd want to know if I were looking into this resort! Maybe it's common knowledge, but better safe than sorry ...

 

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It doesn't have a real beach, only a small man made one on a lagoon, here's a pic of the beach

 

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No, its pretty common knowledge if you go over to trip advisor. This is our wedding resort and they are known for their pools and their wildlife and landscapeing more than their beach. And for guests who do need that beach day they say the best beach in Playa Del Carmen is like a 10 minute cab ride away!

I live on Cape Cod and am about a 5 minute car ride from my fav beach and spend A LOT of time on the beach so the beach aspect of the resort is not really that important to me. I cant wait to jump in a pool!

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Hi All,

 

I found this site while trying to find more information about the resort. If you scroll down to the center of the page, it has links for more pictures and it also has virtual tours. It looks really nice. Also - when you open up the virtual tours link, there is another link inside that window to even more pics. You have to allow pop-ups though.

 

Occidental Grand Xcaret - Riviera Maya Mexico

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