GOV is to close

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  1. Steve

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    I've been hearing rumours from several different sources for the last month or two but it seems pretty certain now that GOV will be closing and reopening as a family resort under the Dreams brand run by AM resorts.

    Please don't send me any PM's about this I don't know anything more than posted here and am simply posting links from official sources. I will also be out of contact for a while as I am flying to the UK tomorrow for a wedding.

    Here are two snippets from official travel sites released today:

    Grand Oasis resort in Cancun to convert to Dreams brand - Travel Weekly

    AMResorts to Reopen Grand Oasis Viva as Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa | Travel Agent Central
     
  2. MardiGrastoCancun

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    Interesting. I guess this will be our first and last visit to this property.
     
  3. Liquid Slap

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    I wonder if it's too late for me to switch to a different resort now. I'm 16 days out..

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    Glad we didn't book already. Probably back to the Golden. They are about $500 cheaper anyway.
     
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    Where is Golden? Kinda bummed about this move. We had a great time here and were going back in March for our anniversary. Any suggestions?
     
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    My hubby and I have been to Golden and found it to be very low key almost borderline boring. TTR can be out of control at time but at least they have the quiet pool and with a swim up bar. You just may consider making the jump.
     
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    What a waste. Oh well they only did a half ass job anyways. But losing the competition for Temp doesn't help any of us.....
     
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    We are in the same boat. We are 12 days out. I am going to have to have an extra drink when I get there. Ya, More booze. I feel better already.
     
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    This explains a lot. We just got home yesterday from 10 days at GOV. At the beginning we told everybody from CCC, it was great meeting everybody, that we would come back if the price was right. In that time we actually went to Isla Mujeres to spend a night just to get away from the place. Couldn't understand how much the place had changed. Anyway, spent the last 2 days there and all we could do was laugh, because we were actually looking forward to going home. We took pictures of the line at the omelet station, 20 deep and the line to get in the restaurant, 40 deep. No seats in the restaurant. We were gonna do a trip report, but didn't have time and didn't know how to explain it. Also hate to say this, but the best entertainment in the afternoon was Chinos on the microphone making fun of all of us for being at the seniors citizen center. The place had tons of potential but management was horrible. I feel sorry for the few good servers that we met.
     
  10. Tim and Alysia

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    does anyone know when they will be closing to remodel. We are going june 3-10
     
  11. Bryan21178

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    I hope they give me a full refund for the money I have put down planning a wedding there next April.
     
  12. tanyaandshawn

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    this sucks !!!!!
    We are going to be there in about 7 days....
    we were already planning a return trip for our anniversary !!!
    I really hope this is just talk and not a done deal....
    CHEERS to anyone that is there now and Double Cheers to anyone that is going to be there while we are there ( may 13th to the 20th )
     
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    Hope TTR will welcome back Sarah 69!
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    Closing is scheduled for September. No firm date in September has been announced publicly. So if you are scheduled to go during the summer go and enjoy whatever is left of the resort.
     
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    No the re-opening is scheduled for September. Not the closing.
     
  16. Tim and Alysia

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    Thats what I thought. It would be nice for them to tell you when they will be closing. We are coming June 3-10.
     
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    Yes, it's official. Here's the press release posted on Tripadvisor: Dreams Sand Cancun - Cancun Forum - TripAdvisor

    I'm sad. If they'd gone all-out on the adult concept, I think this really could have been a beautiful, fun place to go. It sounds like the whole Oasis chain is poorly managed, though. Reports of bad food, unfriendly staff and bumping go back for at least a year for every resort in their chain. The management responds to every review, but never seemed to have actually improved any of those things.
     
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    We're out!!! Cancelled the hotel and booked TTR.
    Would have loved for GOV to make it and be a sexy alternative to TTR. Guess it wasn't meant to be!
     
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    We switched to TTR last night. Even if the resort is open in July, being there while they are in the process of renovating/switching over has no appeal for us.