Blue Bay Club **** AI

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  1. peg6897

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    Jakif...as you have read, the BBC is a good family place. I went for the first time, alone, last year. I like to drink and have a good time and I was able to do that there. There were quite a few partiers there that went because the BBC is less expensive than BBG. I guess it depends on what you're looking for. I spent alot of time on the deck, just laying in the sun. I also took the shuttle to BBG, went to XCaret, and went to the dinner shows that are offered. Again, I went alone so I was a bit hesitant to get too far away, but since I am going back to the same place again this year, you have to realize that it's a good value. And, there weren't that many kids there to disrupt my peaceful drinking time :D !
     
  2. mexijon

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    We just returned from a two week vacation at the BBC and it was very nice. Although the air conditioning was down in the lobby bar and dining room. We would just take the free shuttle bus to the BBG which had air conditioning and a better selection of food. The shuttle operates until about 10 at the BBC and 10:30 at the BBG. There is a city bus, the R13 which will take you to Walmart but sometimes operates inconsistantly. If you use it to get to Walmart you can take the R2 or R15 to get you to the BBG where you can take the free shuttle back to the BBC.
    When you arrive at the BBC they will try to get you to go to a welcome breakfast where you will get the hard sell time share pitch. We were warned by other guests and never attended it. They will tell you it's not a time share pitch but it is.
    We signed up to go deep sea fishing and paid $150 for me to fish and my wife to go along for just the ride. Roberto told me that it was a 28 foot boat which had bathroom facilities. It was not 28 ft. and had no facilities. A couple from Paris became very sea sick and we had to return to port. Saul did arrange for me to go for free the following Friday but we never left the bay and we caught 11 barricuda. It wasn't deep sea fishing and could not compare to Acapulco deep sea fishing.
    All things considered we had a beautiful vacation but left the BBC in the early afternoon and went on day trips or hung around the BBG where the food selection was much better. I think the rooms are better at the BBC and the atmosphere and food are better at the BBG.
     
  3. mexijon

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    I forgot to mention a couple other things about the BBC. They have no internet service. The BBG does but it's $5 for 30 minutes. A better solution is to go to Walmart where you can get 30 minutes for 80 cents.
    When you arrive you will receive 3 fine dining coupons for each week you stay. If you take some other guests to dinner as your guests and they in turn take you as their guests and you can maximize your fine dining. Also you will have to get to the front desk at 8:30 am to assure your reservation they go fast. Our favorite was the sea food restaurant at the BBG. The Oysters at the BBC does have a cool little light show when you order the flamming coffee though and the food is good.
    Also bring or buy some large insulated mugs. They give you a 2 cup coffee pot in your room and with the mugs you will find a nice coffee, capichino machine on the landing between the dining room and the lobby where you can fill your mugs and only make one trip in the morning.
    Have fun, the staff at both hotels are great and will bend over backwards to insure you enjoy your stay.

    Adios,
     
  4. peg6897

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    What about the new pool? As nice as the pics posted? Last year they had internet, across from the reception desk...is that gone? (Was hoping to send pics back to the poor souls still at work). I was there last year & never got a time-share pitch. I think they only give it to couples/families. Is the ferry still near the beach or were they able to get it out? I'm glad you had a good time. I guess it's what you are going for. Fun, partying at BBG, relaxation at BBC.
     
  5. mexijon

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    Hey Peg,
    They didin't have internet service when we were there. The Cozumel Car ferry is still beached just north of the hotel. The air conditioning in lobby bar and dining room were not fuctioning but you can still go to the BBG when it gets hot. One night when we were going to eat at the seafood restaurant all the power went out and a couple next to us said their room had been robbed at the BBG. We paid $2 a day for a room safe at the BBC and nothing was missing for the two weeks we were there. We always leave a tip for the person who cleans our room and are room was spotless and they even left notes thanking us and turned the towels into Swans and elephants. As I said before the staff are wonderful. You have to forgive the lack of air conditioning as the hurricane did a great deal of damage and they are working hard to rapair the damages. You will have fun as the weather is beautiful and the area has much to offer. We did have fun and enjoyed our vacation there and you will too. The pool was great but looses sun after about 3 pm so mornings and early afternoon is the time to be there.
     
  6. wassy

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    hey me and 6 6 friends are cuming ova from th uk in may, is th hotel far from th nigh clubs?
     
  7. Klaw

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    BBC is quite a ways from the clubs.

    There's no bus that runs out there so you'll have to take a taxi.

    I'd say it is a good 20 minutes by taxi at least to the clubs..maybe a bit longer if you hit traffic.
     
  8. GMC.UK

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    hi all,this is my first post!im an stayin at the bbc in march 4 spring break(cant wait).i was just wondering if any1 knows what the colour ai wrist bands are this year?and if any1 has any ideas on how i would/could acquire a extra(just in case :lotsoflove: )
    thanks
    GMC.UK
     
  9. Klaw

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    The wrist bands don't chnage from year to year.

    If you are a first timer you get blue...reater gets silver and timeshare gets gol or red depending on where you purchased your timeshare.

    You can't get an extra anywhere.....if you lose yours they charge you $50.

    BBC is quite a ways from the clubs and bars and it's tough to sneak someone in.

    I really wouldn't try it because either you or the person with you will have to pay a for the taxi ride back to wher they are staying.

    The buses don't run out to BBC.

    Karan
     
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    thanks 4 the advice,it was helpfull!50$ is a bargin, if i coinsidently lose my band,get another, then find it again!obviosly if they are 2 be any guests, they wouldnt be staying long(in&out,lol,or so 2 speak)!anyway i have read most of your reports reguarding the bbc& bbg,and i cant wait 2 get there!maybe c some of you people about cancun!
     
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    is there any1 out there gonna be at bbc this march!other than my mate and i!we are both 23,and understand its gonna be quiet(the way i like it easy days and mental nights).
    just wondering if any1 has any info to help us get a clue as 2 what we can expect when we arrive?

    thanks all
     
  12. Scott in NH

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    Just for the record...as of Feb 2006...The Cozumel car ferry is off of the beach and the internet access is up and running (two terminals in the hall to the right of the lobby as you walk in to the hotel).
     
  13. Burkeman

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    Well, I knew they would move it eventually, but I thought it would be a good scene for pictures, but not going till November... Oh well.

    Besides, I figured I would finally try the Quote thing, I got it!

    Next I will figure out the ticker thing, just got to find the right post....
     
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    Anyone been here recently and got any upto date news on the hotel ? :lol:
     
  15. Scott in NH

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    For anyone that is interested, here are a few pics of the hotel post Wilma.

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    New Pool

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    Hotel from the Marina

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    Looking south from the beach by the sun deck

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    Looking north from the beach by the sun deck
     
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    is that the new pool in the BBC? do i sneak a swim up bar?? :?:
     
  17. Scott in NH

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    Yes, that is a swim up bar that seats about 6. If you sit there, they will wait on you.
     
  18. Meunus

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    Re: Blue Bay Club

    Does the air conditioning in the rooms work good? We heard since the huricane they have not.

    Bob
     
  19. Scott in NH

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    When I was there in February, the air conditioning worked fine.
     
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    :D Hi there, I have returned from a 2 week stay at the BBC and loved it!

    When we first arrived, we were put in the accomodation across the road, which was more like self catering apartments (apparently there are no requests for sea view etc) To be honest it was nice, but we preferred to be in the hotel where all the amenities were. Although it was much quieter over there. I was asked to be moved into the actual hotel and was moved immediately.

    The room was huge, overlooking the sea, with a massive kingsize bed, air conditioning was so good, you woke up freezing in the middle of the night!

    The hotel was beautiful, clean and well air conditioned.

    We were offered free transfer to be moved over to the Blue Bay Getaway, and being young (20's) decided to go and have a look first - yes, there are more pools, resteraunts and to be fair the buffet was bigger (not necessarily better) but we arrived there at 11am and there was no beds left, no shade - in my opinion the beach was over crowded and much smaller than the beach at BBC.

    We were shown the rooms, and they were standard in comparison to those at BBC, and with a possibility of facing a busy main road. I personally didnt think the hotel itself was as breathtaking as BBC.

    The entertainment (day) was very rowdy and very 18-30 tack, it just wasnt for us - we much prefer to relax on the beach in the day time - there wasnt much chance of that there, if you could get a bed.

    For these reasons, we decided to stay at the BBC - although it was a 20 min ride on the free shuttle bus to the BBG, we prefered to relax in the day then travel out to all the comotion in the evening.

    To be fair there was plenty of entertainment at the BBC day & night, and we really enjoyed it - every evening at 10:30 the staff took you by coach to a different nightclub, usually $40 with an free bar all night, with waiter service (you wont get this if you go on your own) so you arent stood at the bar all night. But you do have to get a taxi home which never cost us more than $10, and if you share it with another couple its even cheaper. Not bad for a 40 min taxi journey - in UK that would cost you around £50!

    We ate mostly in either the buffet or the outside snack place (which was turned into an Italian in the evenings) and every day we found something enjoyable to eat - although it can be repetative by the 2nd week, but we are not fussy eaters, although the chefs will cook you something you request, if you ask them.

    My only complaint about BBC & BBG is their management of the specialty resteraunts - you are given 6 vouchers, to use at either BBC or BBG and told you can book on the day between 8.30 - 11am. Dont be fooled. Every day people were queing from 8am, sometimes earlier - and what they dont tell you, is they are only allocated 5 sets of places for each resteraunt (there is only 1 at BBC) and as 1 person can book for numerous people, you get up early and queue from 8am, be 3 in the queue and still told they are fully booked!! There are also timeshare people who get first refusal, before paying guests.

    In two weeks of getting up at the crack of dawn, and standing in queues, I only managed to eat twice in a speciality resteraunt - and this was not an isolated case, many of the guest in the BBC, were in the same position.

    Some mornings, you could arrive at the desk at 8:15 and be told they are fully booked (even though they are not meant to take bookings before 8.30)

    The chinese resteraunt at the BBG was also closed on Sun/Mon each week, but they do not inform you when a resteraunt is to be closed - so you could queue up and only be told when you get to the desk. Moan over!!

    Other than that, I had a wonderful holiday at the BBC, and would definately go again.