Originally Posted by primavera
Thanks for the advice Bonnie! Since I have read this thread from the start I know how you feel about kids LOL. I wanted to give my guests the option to bring their kids along if they wanted to (right now it seems as many of them want to leave the kiddos back home though). I feel a lot better about Gran Porto after your reply, I can be picky when it comes to traveling and hotels so nice to hear from someone who also have a lot of travel experience. How is the beach at Gran Porto? Can guests use both resort facilities?
Hahaha...well well well..kids..my mom said when it is mine, it will be different. You can see the album on my facebook and photobucket for pics of Royal and Gran Porto. The beach of the Gran Porto is a public beach..just like the Royal one. It is not the nicest one, if you want nice beach, Cozumel has better ones. But both hotels are located at 2 blocks away from the 5th Avenue, I walked around after dinner every night. There are a Mega (Mexican version of Target) and a Walmart near by, so it is very easy to get supplies for wedding favors or OOT bags stuffs. The Royal guests can use the Gran Porto's facilities, but there is no need, because the Royal is much nicer than the Gran Porto, more restos, more choices. The 2 restos (a mexican and an italian restos) at the Gran Porto are nice too, but can't compare to the Royal's restos. The Gran Porto's guests have to buy a day pass to access the Royal, but sometimes, they offer very good deal for Gran Porto's guests to upgrade to the Royal. I got offered at $30 per night/per room. The reception menu is the same for both resorts as well. You can PM me, I can send you the menus.
Seriously, there are so many nice resorts in Mexico, you will have a hard time to choose the right one!
Gran Porto Pros:
Gran Porto Cons:
You can hear kids everywhere (if u go during summer /holidays)
Hotel is a bit old, so...not so modern decor