NoOb going April 13th to the 20th 2013, advice please

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  1. CTspec.B

    CTspec.B Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Hey everyone my name is Jay and my wife and I will be going to Cancun for the 1st time in a couple weeks. Our favorite place is the Divi in Aruba however for my wife's spring break (since she is a teacher) we decided to book the GP since friends of ours referred us there. The reviews online are wishy washy but as stated I take those reviews with a grain of salt just like I did with the Divi in Aruba and we LOVED that resort. We are actually going back to Aruba in August for our 2 year anniversary.

    Anyhow I am 34 and my wife is 29 and we are not crazy partiers but we have hears the GP is a good time. I actually just found out a friend of mine Dikfore (Noah) is staying at Temtations the 11th to the 18th which is kinda funny.


    We plan on staying on the resort mostly as this is more of a relaxing vacation than our adventurous Aruba vacation however we do plan to get off the resort 2-3 days max during the week we are there.


    I am pretty sure I wana get over and see Isla Murejes one day do some shopping with her, rent a golf cart or waverunner not 100% sure yet. She wants to either swim with Dolphins or sea turtles however I only see one dolphin place and it seems very ehhhhh commercial/touristy. We were going to go to the Myan Ruins however we are not very artsy people and would rather not take an entire day to see old rocks and walk around (no offense).


    Do you guys have any idea's of good (safe) excursions we can either book out of the GP or with the GP?



    Jay
     
  2. ScorpioMCN

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    Hi Jay

    Welcome to GP - we'll see you probably on the 13th..we go home on the 14th.

    About 3 yrs ago we booked a dolphin swim trip at our hotel to go to Wet 'n Wild (just south of Cancun hotel zone - there are others but they are a much longer drive)...about $110/each it was a fun - I'm sure you'll enjoy it. With that price you get full use of the park for the day - lots of water slides and a wave pool. If you want video or pics of your swim with the dolphins it's expensive - like $10 per pic; much more for video ...my gf at the time bought everything - all pics and video ..cost was $265 add'l!!!

    The pirate ship cruise is pretty fun too - you can book that at the hotel too as you can anything else...you board the one of the 3 pirate ships at the pier ..price includes dinner and all drinks on the boat are included...think it's about $60-$70/person.. add $10 if you want lobster.

    Mike
     
  3. CTspec.B

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    Hey thanks alot Mike, we will look into those things
     
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    oh yeah... i forgot i heard the pirate cruise was pretty cool to try...
     
  5. tigerjohnni

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    i went on a excursion, snorkeling thru cenotes and in a bay, cant think of the name, but when you arrive they usually have your travel rep with all kinds of excursions...you may also want to go out one night to checkout coco bongo's..its like a las vagas show type of club, really cool..its usually 45dols/person includes all drinks, a short bus ride to downtown canucn, think its still $1 each way...R1 bus! look it up!
     
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    I'd say stay on resort except for shopping and an Isla Mujeres trip! :) ..... and maybe a boobs cruise if you are adventurous! :)

    Do Isla Mujeres on your own though. It's cheaper.

    Swimming with the dolphins is fun. I did it at SeaWorld in California. The prices ^^^^ listed are fairly similar to SeaWorld. I think pictures were $15 each. So it seems like a good deal.

    Personally I LOVE renting wave runners. I only do it from aquaworld. I'm too chicken to do it on the ocean side.... i stick to the lagoon! lol.

    On the way to the old boring sites..... there are cenotes where you can snorkel. I'd actually be more interested in cenotes that the sights. lol.
     
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    I knew hammie would chime in.. :)

    I've already informed him of the boobs cruise and TTR day passes... ;)

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    a day pass at TTR is a must. the dolphin swim is awesome though, if you do it, do the foot push, the captain hook cruise is a fun time also.so many things to do so little time
     
  9. silver&gold

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    I have read of the day passes for TTR. How much is a day pass and how late can you stay? Can you stay through dinner and party at Patty O's that night?
     
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    Te pirate ship cruise Is really nice I've been there last year!!! But same show ! So I'll not going back :)


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    I'm just surprised Noah has friends. Lol
     
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    Its $75 for a day pass, and that gets you access from noon - 1am.

    Don't be... I had to buy my insurance from him first... :icon_sad:
     
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    geezzz, he wares mutant ninja boxers and pasties one time, thats no reason to think he wouldn't have any friends. lol
     
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    Temptation is a really fun place, cant say if i'd get a day pass for it though. i actually stayed 7 nights there with my wife 2yrs ago and it was one of the best times ever. Met alot of fun cool people, I thought the food was good, the rooms were comfortable (2 24hr porn chanels included..lol) Also had theme nights in Nice shoe's club, also had strip tease shows (men & women strippers). One of the strippers(woman..lol) actually pulled me up on stage and got a little crazy with me (wife said to do it, but then got a little jealous.. stripper was practically sitting on my face... lol)..I'd say definately go downtown cancun where all the bars are, its fun down there, its like a big party down there (coco bongos is a must, even if you dont drink much) cancun is a safe place. i've also been on the pirate dinner cruises, they were fun. I've also been to the foam dance party at the grand oasis, that was a blast (was single then though)...I've even been outside of the cancun tourist zone, to a gentlemans strip club called Black Jacks....Cancun an the yucatan penisula is way better than Aruba in my opinion...you can just relax, party, adventure excursions, whatever you want your vacation to be and its alot cheaper than Aruba thats for sure!!!
     
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    You should be glad we'll be missing lingerie night on the 18th this time.. (We'll be there for it on the 11th).. Because my outfit this time is WAYYY more traumatizing than my ninja turtle boxers were... I'll make sure we take pics this time though.
     
  16. CTspec.B

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    thanks for the info guys I will look into this coco bongo's thing and the pirates ship thing before we go.

    Noah is a good guy yes I do insurance for him and his wife but I knew him before that through the Subaru community.

    If anyone here in Connecticut wants an insurance quote I am your guy !!!;)
     
  17. dikfore

    dikfore I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    this guy.. Never gives up... I'm amazed he doesn't sell used cars and wear plaid.
     
  18. CTspec.B

    CTspec.B Enthusiast Registered Member

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    LOL its how I can live such a baller lifestyle with toys and vacations

    Plus my name isnt Joe Hawley and I do not sell Mazda's
     
  19. NormaSnockers

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    Oh please, like that's the only time he's done that. Lol

    There's just no getting away from Hawley is there? lmao
     
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  20. CTspec.B

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    No, Joe Hawley is everywhere !!:sofa: