This was our first time all inclusive. We really didn't know what to expect. We spent two weeks in the Adult Select section because it had everything we wanted -- beautiful beach, premium alcohol, WiFi, unlimited ala carte, adult only areas and good value. We had no complaints. We would definitely go back.
Two cautions. One the buffet food is plentiful but not very interesting but there is always something to satisfy everyone. Make good use of the ala carte or take a 35 minute walk on the beach into the city and eat there. We didn't eat in town but it was an option if we got bored enough. And second caution is the adult area is an easy, flat 10-12 minute walk to the beach. Walk to the beach, walk back, walk back for dinner and entertainment, walk back. And dont forget something or you'll have to walk back again. That does get old after awhile. There is a cart that goes back and forth all day. It goes about every 15 minutes.
The resort is beautiful. The grounds are immaculate. The employees are incredibly hard working. I originally was not pleased about people saying to bring some money for tips but the employees work so hard we happily got more money to give for tips.
The beach is wonderful soft sand (no water shoes needed) and shallow water. Great for all ages. The land next to the resort is wild beach with a nice little lagoon and man made barrier that has a few fish to snorkel (angel fish, Sgt major, jacks, tangs etc). For real snorkeling you'll have to do an excursion
We stayed at XCARET from Dec 4 - 11, 2014. Had a great time. Hotel was great, but it required alot of walking to get around.
we were disappointed that the stay did NOT include some type of discount at the XCARET Park which was next door and cost $99 a day. If we had brought a Master Card Credit Card we could have had 2 days at the park next door for the $99, but the hotel website did not indicate this. Time Share folks at the hotel tried to get you to see their 90 minute presentation for a weeks stay at the hotel. The hotel is huge, clean and the staff are all friendly. The shows at the hotel were o.k., but very very loud. We left early at the Michael Jackson show because it was tooooo looooooouuuuuud.
You could view the dolphins (free) and we had to ask several of the hotel staff before getting a straight answer. The beaches and day time activities were all great. at the park next door, but the directions on how to get there were not very good
We would recommend this hotel to our friends, vbut would advise them of the above items.
Harry from Virginia.
we have a great holiday during mid July-13. Great facilities, awesome pool, outstanding staff. Super clean rooms and above all, their staff were highly committed to make our stay the best. Food was also high standard, and great variety.
We have to attend a presentation of their time share system, which I did not buy.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone with family and also couples.
GG from New Zealand
Nestled in a pristine nature park in the Riviera Maya. Hacienda Tres Rios is a Luxury All Inclusive Caribbean resort forty …More
"Nice resort about 45 minutes from Cancun airport"
Secrets Capri has a good location; beach is OK but not superb; high winds restricted parasailing and kayak activities during our stay; meals were all very good and the wait staff was also very good; appreciated the adults only hotel; all guests were friendly, respected each other, and seemed to enjoy the resort.
We enjoyed a wonderful 2 weeks at this hotel for our honeymoon. The hotel itself is built in the Mayan Style in beautiful landscaped gardens. The hotel staff were fantastic, they couldn't do enough for you and always with a smile. The restaurant was good with fresh food. The ruins are short 15 minute bicycle ride away as are stunning beaches up the coast. Tulum town is also 15 mins away by bicycle, offering many bars, restaurants and gift shops. There is a huge choice of tours and day trips to the surrounding area - Sian Ka'an is not to be missed, nor Coba Mayan ruins or the various cenotes. Holiday of a lifetime :)
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