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Moon Palace Golf & Spa
Resort - A to Z Inspection

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The following is David's professional opinion from a recent hotel inspection and client's feedback.

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Ambiance - I really liked the Moon Palace. Walking around the grounds you got a sense of a good mix of ages. You won't get that tropical feel of the grounds like other Mexican resorts. I think when you look at the all that is has to offer it has great value now competing with the newer properties. Plus this is a great resort for honeymooners with the jacuzzis in each room.

Beach-The beach unfortunately collects a lot of seaweed. They do their best to skim it off everyday but mother nature seems to win the daily battle. The water is soupy with seaweed so if beach and ocean is of top priority this might not be the best fit.

Charges (extra) - Spa treatments, golf, hairdresser and motorized water sports would be extra.

Distances- In the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. This is the closest property to Cancun Island so it is not unrealistic to be able to get up to Cancun and enjoy the nightlife. They have a shuttle to Cancun that is free of charge.

Entertainment on Property -Varied entertainment and activities during the day and evening.

Fitness Area - A great fitness center with treadmills, stepping machines and weight machines. Pretty well equipped.

Food-The are 10, yes count them, 10 restaurants, 3 are ala-carte of which are Oriental, Mexican and seafood. This is a great choice for large families since you want choices and even though the other main restaurants are buffet style, there is enough variety. There is no limit to the amount of times you can eat at any of their specialty restaurants.

Getting Around-Taxi is the key but it won't break the bank if you want to go into Cancun. They do offer a free shuttle to Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

moon palace poolInternet Access -There is wireless access from the rooms and lobby, plus a small business center with PCs. This is a great benefit if you need to stay connected while on vacation.

Jackets and Ties- Keep them at home, but bring slacks and polo shirt for dinner in the A la Carte restaurants. Why is that the guys have a dress code and the women do not? Not an opinion, just musing.

Kids- There is a kids club but I would say not as structured as some of the other resorts. I saw a good mix of young kids and teens at the resort.

Little Known Fact-Palace Resorts offer free wi-fi and free international phone calls back to the United States. This is a great benefit!

Medical Services-On site medical services.

Negatives- For some people, the resort might be too large and not have the Mexican ambiance that other resorts might have. It is all personal preference for I know many people who love Moon Palace and go back there more than once.

Nightlife- They have evening theme parties.

Opportunities-Palace Resorts has a fantastic wedding package, one of the best in the business. Also, Palace Resorts offers free day tours, shuttles up to Cancun and Playa del Carmen and Wet and Wild Water Park which is a great value.

Pool-Not technically an infinity pool but pretty darn close. I like the fact you can sit at the pool and stare out at the ocean and not get sand up your shorts! They even have an indoor pool which is not the norm. This is a pool persons heaven!

Protection-In room electronic safe.

moon palace beachRecreation-If you love tennis, they have 6 courts and golfers, you are next to a Jack Nicklaus designed championship course. All the motorized and non motorized water sports one could want and even a putt putt course.

Rooms-Here is what I really liked about this property. All the rooms are fairly good size and have a jacuzzi! My suggestion is to be over in the Sunrise Section if you want to be closer to the sports book, nightlife and disco and the Nizuc section if you want to be closer to the kids club.

Shopping-Small gift shop on property. Plenty of shopping in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Terrain-Intertwined with lush grounds. You won't feel like you are in the jungle but then again you won't feel like you are a condo complex in Ft. Lauderdale either.

Tipping-Not required but for as with any service industry it just really helps.

moon palace roomUpdates-Great place for a destination wedding!

View-The way the property is designed, the ocean view rooms actually look out over the pool that looks out over the ocean.

Weather-December through May are the driest months. September through November are the wettest months

WOW Factor-The rooms and large pool really seal the deal here.

X-Y-Z-Everyone hypes their hotel ranking and I will not overstate things. This is a good solid 4 star property that has enough for everyone.

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"Just the Facts"

Hotel Location

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Moon Palace is on a 55 acre plot of land only 10 minutes from Cancun International Airport and 15 minutes from Cancun Island. This secluded resort complex is on Cancun`s south shore, between mangroves and a pristine beach.

Address: L-7A MZ. 40 KM 340
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Local Phone: 011-52-998-88-16000
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-635-1836
Fax: 011-52-998-881-6001

Hotel Facilities

Moon Palace  Rooms
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Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (17 miles)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 1     Indoor Pools: 1
Swim-up Bar
This hotel offers a spectacular pool area, the largest in Cancun. Features include a massive swim-up bar under a palapa roof, submerged lounge chairs. There are also two indoor pools with 1 jacuzzis.
Golf: ONSITE
Golf Club at Moon Palace ~ 7165 yd par-72 Jack Nicklaus Signature course is now open!Playacar Golf Club ~ next to Playa del Carmen, 7,202 yd Par-73 championship course was carved out of the jungle.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: 250 Moon/150 Playacar
Cart Fee: includes shared cart
Club Rental Fees: 30 STEEL/40 GRAPHITE
Caddy: Optional, per group $30
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 6
Outdoor Courts: 6
Lighted Courts: 6
Court Fee: Complimentary.
Racquet Rental Fees: Complimentary.
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Jet Ski / Wave runner: Additional Charge
Water skiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge

Hotel Details

Moon Palace  Lobby
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This magnificent beachfront property features an exclusive, secluded location among 55 acres of lush tropical foliage. Each room features a double jacuzzi and private balcony, strategically placed for spectacular views of the enchanting Caribbean.

The Moon Palace features the largest swimming pool in Cancun, an indoor pool w/jacuzzi, an amphitheater, an exciting selection of nightly theme shows, 10 delicious restaurants, and 7 bars serving domestic and imported beverages.

Beach: The Moon Palace is nestled along a stretch of beach surrounded by beautiful coral. Perfect for snorkeling.

Check-in: 3:30 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 2031
Year Opened: 1996

Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express

Dining
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Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort features 1 meal plan options:

All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All-breakfast buffet, lunch menu, dinner a la carte or buffet

There are 10 Restaurants at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort:

Palapa
Pelicanos
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A Grill and Barbecue restaurant serving a barbecue dinner with live music, plus snacks, soft drinks, juice, beer, and cocktails.
La Gondola - An indoor restaurant serving a breakfast and lunch buffet, and Italian and International cuisine for dinner.
Café Manglar - An Italian restaurant serving a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Night Owl snack service.
Mo Mo No Hana/Peach Blossom - An a la carte dinner restaurant serving Oriental Cuisine. There is a semi-formal dress code at dinner.
Los Arrecifes - A indoor restaurant located poolside serving a Mexican breakfast buffet, an International lunch buffet, and a Seafood dinner buffet.
Los Caporales - An a la carte dinner restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. There is a semi-formal dress code at dinner.
Palapa Norte Fragata - Located by the pool, serving buffet snack service and dinner.
Palapa Barracuda - Seafood Restaurant serving lunch and dinner. There is a semi-formal dress code at dinner.
Bugambillas - A buffet restaurant located in the main building serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Palapa Delfines - A Mexican taco bar.

Activities & Entertainment

Moon Palace Golf
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Daily Activities & Entertainment:

Scheduled Tours to Mayan Ruins and Area Attractions, Beachfront Reef Snorkeling, 2 Fitness Centers, 2 Basketball Courts.

Nightly Activities & Entertainment:

Evening Theme Parties (Latin Show, Hollywood Show, Hollywood Show, Tropical Show, Mexican Show,Cats,Moon Vision Show,Beach Party)

 
Children's Programs
Moon Palace Kids
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There are supervised activities at the Kids Club.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 to years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room

Babysitting Fee: Not available.
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Not available.



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