Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort ***** AI

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  1. Michael F.

    Michael F. Moderator/1st CC Member Registered Member

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    Congrats on your choice! How long are you gonna stay? If it's for a week or more, def. do two excursions: Chichen Itza and Isla Mujeres.

    Chichen is one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites, and is considered one of the "Wonders of the World". Don't miss out on this one, especially if the day trip is free!!!

    Isla Mujeres has the potential to be loads of fun, especially if you try to be extra adventurous and depart from the plan once on the island and leave the "beach club" area to explore the island at your leisure. Just be sure you find out where your tour departs from the docks further north, so you still get the free ride back.

    Shuttles to/from the hotel zone I suppose should be back fully by the time you have your vacation, as the Cancun Palace and other Palace resorts there should be open by then. These are normally stops for the shuttle in addition to stops at one or two of the shopping centers in the area. Plan in advance what days you want to do certain activities (Chichen, hotel zone, Isla Mujeres), so that you can arrange these the day you arrive at the resort. Shuttle space now is apparently by reservations only, so schedule this arrangement ahead of time.
     
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    laura1957 Newbie Registered Member

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    Moon Palace Feb 2-9, 2007

    We will be there from Friday 2/2/07 until Friday 2/9/07. Thanks for the suggestions - Chichen will be tops on the list for my husband, Isla Mujeres for me!!

    I think he is also set on the sail and snorkel? tour. I would love anything that has to do with a boat of any kind. I am really not much of a swimmer at all - but the sailing part sounds great! We also are not "beach" people, we are much more pool people. But we do love walking along the beach. The seaweed or seagrass sounds perfectly okay to us as long as there is sand to walk on.

    So it looks like Chichen Itza, Isla Mujeres, Sail and Snorkel, and maybe another mayan site. I know that sounds like a lot to cram into what amounts to 6 whole days but I think we will try it.

    I do understand that as long as we prepay the all-inclusive fee that we can reserve the tours over the internet before we actually get to Cancun. And that with 30 day notice they will pick us up at the airport (both to and from airport is included??)
     
  3. Michael F.

    Michael F. Moderator/1st CC Member Registered Member

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    It may depend on the agent/agency you are buying through. For our plan, transfers were included.

    Unless the MP has changed in some way since I was there last it is 100% all-inclusive (AI), so there there shouldn't be any extra fee to purchase AI status. It's part of the plan already.

    Arranging tours and shuttle prior to your arrival there is ideal. Gets you to the head of the line so to speak vs. peeps who have to wait until they get to the resort to do so.
     
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    Moon Palace

    Hi Everyone!

    We've been reading through the many great posts and especially enjoyed the trip reports that janie has done! I hope the Moon Palace resembles the properties that she's visited!

    We are looking forward to 5 days at the MP in January, 2007 and am very interested in people's thoughts/suggestions regarding the restauants, activities, etc. at MP.

    Can't wait to get to Cancun :cool: , but still wishing for a white Christmas in MN :!:

    :xmas TO ALL!



    Rich
     
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    r&k in MN Newbie Registered Member

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    Moon Palace Video

    Lee,

    Thanks for the great views of the MP in your video :!:

    We are looking forward to checking it out in person in just 13 more(hopefully short) days and just seeing the sun, sand, pools, etc. makes it seem that it isn't so far away!

    What were your favorite restaurants at the MP?

    Any other suggestions or "don't miss" recommendations to see/do at the MP?

    Thanks Again,

    Rich
     
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    Your very welcome!! Always helps having a view from someone who's been, I know it helped me....

    You wont go wrong with any of the resturaunts at Moon Palace they're all in my opinion of a VERY HIGH standard, my favourites were....

    Palapa Barracuda (Steak house) - Sunrise Poolside
    La Góndola (Italian) - Sunrise Adjacent to lobby
    MoMoNoHaNa (Oriental) - Sunrise Adjacent to lobby

    Also a must visit are the two resturants on the Golf complex, which you can get a golf buggy too as transportation, these are;

    La Trattoria (Italian Dinner a la carte 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
    Bambu (Oriental restaurant featuring dinner a la carte from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm)

    Both of these are subject to a dress code but are amazing...

    Hope this helps, but as I say the food as a whole is superb!!!
     
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    Just back from the Hilton and Moon Palace.

    Favorite restaurant was the Asian - you must order the fried ice cream. It was the best dessert at the Moon Palace. Brazilian was very good as well. The Italian was just average for food in our opinion, but the service was awesome in every restaurant and everywhere! I'm been to 6 resorts in the Cancun/Riviera Maya area and the service at the Moon Palace was tops! Here's some photos if you're interested.

    http://www.shockwave.com/rd/photojam4/?3897681/1169259901066_434
     
  9. Michael F.

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    I sooo miss the Moon Palace. Thanks for sharing...
     
  10. YamYamMan

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    Wonderful, those picture do the Moon Palace all the justice and then some... Just want May to hurry round now so I can go back
     
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    golf suite location and kids question

    Hi..I have not been to the Moon Palace in about 4 years, and I usually go in Sept or Oct...so we usually have very few kids there...How is the kid situation? Also my travel agent booked us at the Golf suites.. I am having a hard time getting an honest answer from them about the distance from the main sunrise pool and lobby to the golf suites..Can you please tell me how far they are? Any other tips?

    Thanks in Advance.... we are going 2/6 - 2/13

    Wayne
     
  12. Michael F.

    Michael F. Moderator/1st CC Member Registered Member

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    I am aware of at least two CC members staying in the golf suites, but can immediately recall the name of only one. Send a PM to Danirose, as she's def. been there. You may have read some of her TR earlier in the thread?
     
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    mp

    This is a repost from CP forum:

    This is about the kitchen tour at Moon Palace as of 3/6/07

    Well this may be the last report because we leave tomorrow. But I just had to share some surprising facts. The Moon Palace and Sunrise employ 3500. All of the food for all of the Palace hotels is prepared and processed under the Sunrise. All of the pasta is handmade here. All of the beef is from Mexico; all of the seafood is from Mexico except salmon which is from Chile. All vegtables etc. is also from Mexico. All of the laundry from all of the palace resorts is done under the Sunrise. Very exciting tour. All was very clean and there are many preventatives against any cross contamination. Each meat is processed in a different area; beef, pork and chicken. Each room has its own color coded utensils. Twice a month a doctor comes and inspects the workers and the facility. Workers processing the meats are allowed no short hair, moustaches or beards. When they greet each other they do not shake hands but bump fists or elbows. Of course there is much more - it was very interesting. Nick
     
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    Michael Jackson show

    A couple of nights ago we went to the Michael Jackson production done here at the Moon Palace. Let me tell you that this is not to be missed. It is now on Monday nights at 8:15. Come to the MP for dinner and take in the show. Many shows in Mexico can be hoky but this one is a winner and it is free to guests. It lasts about an hour and covers the main creations in MJ's career. MJ's dancing is really excellent and the sound system puts you there. We have two more days before we are back to Colorado which, of course, is now going to warm up and give us a beautiful spring.
     
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    I was just looking at Lee's video on YouTube and I see that he "stole" one of MY pictures for his vidoe.. FANTASTIC!! I'm flattered. I'm a celebrity now!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    I did hope you dont mind :wink: Was such a great pic!!!

    I used a few others as well as my own to do that vid
     
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    Lee,

    I don't mind at all. You did a fantastic job putting that together! After looking at the video, I'm wondering if we should be staying there again next month instead of the CP. :lol: I love them both!


     
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    I think we'll head down CP for the day when we go in May as long as they still run the Palace to Palace bus??
     
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    My husband and I are planning a trip to what we call paradise again... Moon Palace... and I can't wait! We are planning on going from Dec 27th to Jan 3rd. Has anyone stayed here for New Years and do they do anything special. We would pefer to stay at the resort for New Years Eve but if they do not do anything special we may have to venture into downtown Cancun to party :)
     
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    Despite the Rain...

    My husband and I stayed at the Moon Palace in December. It rained the whole time we were there. But since the hotel is linked by walkways we hardly got wet at all. When the rain would stop we were able to enjoy a ton of restaurants... awesome golf!!!

    And the room was exquisite.


    --Lindsay