We returned a few days ago to a very cold and miserable UK and already I wish I could go back. The hotel is lovely albeit we never saw the Colonial, Tropical or Palace but I didn't really feel the need to.
The gardens are beautiful with colourful flowers and wildlife everywhere, they are kept so immaculate by the staff too.
The staff are all very friendly and always said 'Hola' even without tips. Some of the reviews I have read say the staff are unfriendly, however, when you witness the way that some of the Americans actually treat them and speak to them, it is hardly surprising that the staff are not very friendly in return!
We stayed in a very spacious room in the Sayil building, we were on the top floor with a nice view of the gardens and could just see the sea. The bed was huge and so comfortable! We had a good size bathroom with a great shower.
The beach was absolutely stunning and the sea was like a bath and crystal clear water. Even on a couple of windy days where the seaweed appeared, the staff cleared the beach in the mornings and it wasn't bad enough to put you off going in the gorgeous sea. We bought fish food from the shop on our last day and fed the fish and had loads of them swimming around us, it was great!
The pools are nice too however, we didn't really spend much time in them as the beach was so gorgeous.
The buffets were good and had a good choice but as with all buffets, got a bit samey after a week. We booked all our A la carte bookings on our first day as they get booked up quickly. The steakhouse and spanish were my favourite.
We did a lot of trips to Xel-ha, Chichen Itza, swimming with Dolphins which was amazing, and snorkelling with the turtles at Akumal. We also got a taxi to Tulum which was very nice too and has a lovely beach to cool off when you get too hot.
We had a lovely holiday overall and I wish we were still there! We met some lovely people too and have some great memories.
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