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Cancun Travel Guide: Where To Stay

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FYI: This will be the first of two posts about Cancun, with this one focusing specifically on the resort life.

Oh, Cancun! How little we knew about you until we set foot on your white sandy beaches! Truth be told, our knowledge base of Cancun was limited to visions of happy-go-lucky college kids living their best lives during Spring Break. Therefore, when the opportunity to visit Cancun was presented to us, we jumped on it, eager to either confirm or dispel the “party city” narrative.  A fortnight ago, we unclasped ourselves from the tight embrace of our Texan winter, traded winter boots for flip flops and set forth on our Cancun adventure.

We would be in Cancun for just shy of one week; therefore, a comfortable place to stay was high on our priority list.  After a little research, we chose the Oasis brand of hotels and resorts for our accommodation needs.  Our decision was mainly influenced by their all-inclusive perks and their properties close proximity to the beach. For the purposes of this post, we will focus on the five properties that we had direct experience with.

Tip: The all-inclusive perk means that food and drinks are included in the room price, but some restrictions may apply. Additionally, each room has a mini-bar at no additional cost.

We stayed at the Grand Oasis Palm Resort, located in the ‘Hotel Zone’, an area that has rows upon rows of beachfront hotels and resorts. Grand Oasis Palm Resort, referred to as the Family Resort, has amenities that cater to everyone from toddlers to senior citizens. The ambiance is family-friendly and chock-full of good vibes and great times.

Upon check-in, (which by the way is strictly from 3 pm)we were provided blue wrist bands that gave us access to all the restaurants, bars and all amenities at the Grand Oasis Palm property. Additionally, we had access to all the other Oasis resorts and could enjoy their unique amenities at no additional charge. We only needed was a day pass from our primary resort, and we would be able to head on our merry way to explore the other locations. Grand Oasis Palm is right next door to Oasis Palm resort, so not much effort was needed to access it. The other resorts we toured, namely Grand Oasis Sens, The Pyramid at Grand Oasis and Grand Oasis Cancun were only a short bus ride away. We loved the fact that the Oasis resorts cater to all manner of clients; each resort has its own unique selling points. Some of the amenities like Coffee &Me were present in all Oasis properties, while other amenities were specific to certain locations. Variety is the spice of life, right? Each property had a myriad of restaurants and bars to choose from, catering to pretty much every palate. There was an option of buffet-style dining or plated meals. We indulged in a little bit of both and enjoyed both experiences. The food was delectable!

 

Let’s break down each resort based on the amenities on site, why don’t we?

Grand Oasis Palm 

The following are the amenities on site:

  • 16 restaurants, 10 bars
  • Gym
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Kids Zone
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Wi-Fi (at an additional cost)
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Beach Loungers
  • Cabanas (at an additional cost)
  • In-room childcare (at an additional cost)
  • Marina on site
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna and Steam room
  • Personal motorized watercraft
  • Playground 
  • Racquetball/squash, and volleyball, and outdoor tennis court
  • Yoga classes/instruction and fitness classes
  • A full-service spa that is open daily and offers massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include facials, body wraps, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.

 

Oasis Palm

It is less luxurious than Grand Oasis Palm; however, it is still a lovely place to stay. The following are the amenities on site:

  • 11 restaurants and 7 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pools
  • WiFi in the lobby
  • Free children’s club
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking
  • Free golf
  • Playground 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Children’s club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free(

Grand Oasis Sens (The Pleasure Resort)

It is referred to as the ‘Pleasure Resort.’ It has the following amenities:

  • 12 restaurants and 2 beach bars
  • Fitness center
  • Free beach cabanas
  • 3 outdoor pools and 2 spa tubs
  • Full-service spa
  • Free parking

The Pyramid at Grand Oasis (The Luxury Resort)

It is referred to as the ‘Luxury Resort.’ The following are the amenities on site:

  • 20 restaurants and 3 beach bars
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf course
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Free children’s club
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Conference center
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Childcare at an additional charge
  • Playground
  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Grand Oasis Cancun

It is referred to as the ‘Entertainment Resort.’ The following are the amenities on site:

  • 18 restaurants and 20 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Golf course
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Free children’s club
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Self-parking

Would we stay at the Oasis Hotels and Resorts again? That is a resounding yes! We loved the overall experience- the staff, the ambiance, the amenities, the locations, the vibe. We loved it all! We highly recommend all-inclusive resorts. You would be surprised by how fast expenses add up when your food and drinks tab is separate from your hotel room price.  Speaking of food,  let’s take a moment to talk about all the food we ate. There were no holds barred! Lol. Thankfully with all the walking we did around the resorts, we didn’t have to worry about packing on unwanted pounds.

 

Note that the Oasis resorts have a wide variety of room styles to fit your specific preferences and budget. We recommend getting an ocean-view room if you can like we did.  We had an unobstructed view of both the ocean and nearby lagoon. Nothing beats waking up to the sights and sounds of the ocean. Ah, nature in all its unadulterated glory!

In summary, we LOVE the myriad of amenities offered at each of the Oasis resorts we experienced in one form or another. We LOVE that they cater to all manner of clients. Is an adults-only resort your cup of tea? They have you covered! Are you seeking a family-friendly experience? They have you covered! Is entertainment your priority?  They have you covered! Are you all about a luxurious experience? They have you covered! Your choices are limitless, fam. We enjoyed our Oasis experience immensely and we will definitely be staying at more Oasis resorts in the foreseeable future. Dear #OasisLovesU: we love you too. Thanks for the good times!

Fast Facts

  • Strict check in at 3 pm and check out at 12 pm
  • The official Oasis hashtag is #OasisLovesU
  • Book your stay directly on the Oasis website and enjoy discounts, especially when you choose their package deal.

That’s all for now folks. Stay tuned for the second part of our Cancun travel series!

 

 

 

46 thoughts on “Cancun Travel Guide: Where To Stay”

  1. Ho-LEE moly! That is one spectacular post. These pictures have me itching to head to Cancun. It would be such an amazing getaway.

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    • So glad to hear that you are inspired by the post. Thanks for your lovely feedback.

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  2. I’ve never been to Cancun, but I’ll be bookmarking this post for when I go. Plus, those outfits! Each new photo was some serious fashion inspo! That orange dress, then the red + that swimsuit!!! We need links!!!

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    • Aww thanks so much for the lovely compliments. I will be sure to share outfit links in the next post.

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  3. Looks like you had an incredible stay – 16 pools in one hotel – WOW!!

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    • Yes, we had a phenomenal time! Cancun is definitely the place to be. 🙂

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  4. Cancun is fantastic, isn’t it? The resort you stayed at looks so beautiful! I have been to Cancun and to Tulum before and stayed in some wonderful resorts too.

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    • Yes, it sure is! We haven’t been to Tulum yet, but we plan to go soon.

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  5. Great guide! As per my mood anywhere in Cancun will be lovely but your guide makes it even better. Also you two look so beautiful on the photo, totally outshine the place

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    • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. You are too kind. 🙂
      Thank you as well for the great feedback on the overall guide.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this. The place looks a nice selection to travel and stay.

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    • You are welcome! Yes, it is definitely the place to be.

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  7. This place is a must! this will surely be added on my bucket list. thankyou for sharing this

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    • You are most welcome! Yes, it is definitely a must-visit destination!

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  8. Thank you for your awesome reviews! I trust reading your opinion over Travel Advisor, any day! I loved all those places; Cancun is so beautiful!

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    • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment. Yes, Cancun is breathtakingly beautiful!

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  9. My husband and I went to Cabo for our honeymoon and while we had an amazing time, I have always wanted to see Cancun. I would stay at any of the Oasis resorts you reviewed. They all look so nice and have to love the amenities!

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    • Yes, all the Oasis resorts are phenomenal! We have not been to Cabo yet, but it is high on our visit list.

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  10. Omg the looks amazing, I could do so do with relaxing st that resort right now. Your pics are so vibrant and just look at the sea – I’m already in love with cancun and I’ve not been yet

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    • Wow! Your feedback is amazing. Thank you! So glad to hear that you are inspired to visit Cancun too.

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  11. I went to Cancun a few years ago and loved it. I can’t wait to go back again soon.

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    • That’s awesome that you enjoyed your Cancun experience too.

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  12. I didn’t stay in Cancun when I was in Mexico but I appreciate the tips. I like the sound of the Palm, and your photos are inspiring me to return too!

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    • SO glad to hear that you are inspired to go back! Thanks for the lovely feedback.

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  13. Great post and review on Cancun. I have not been yet but I can’t wait to go. Thanks for sharing.

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    • You’re welcome! We hope you can visit soon.

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  14. Wow! Such a stunning destination. I love how you have taken some beautiful photos of yourselves and your tips are so helpful too

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    • Thanks so much for the lovely feedback. It is such a stunning place to visit; glad that it came across in our post.

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  15. We have been to cancun many years ago. Your pictures and writeup was so well presented. I now want to go back.

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    • Thanks for the great feedback. Glad to hear that you are inspired.

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  16. What a beautiful escape! I love your photos too…so bold and colorful! Thoroughly enjoyed this virtual guide and now I’m ready to pack my bags and go visit!

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    • Oh yay! We are so glad to hear that. Thank you for the wonderful feedback as well.

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  17. omg!! that view from the balcony is amazing! the weather looks amazing and the food as well. I can’t wait to book holidays!

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    • It is such a stunning place! We hope you will consider visiting too. 🙂

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  18. Great photos! Love the colors and big smiles! Cancinema is on my bucket list now.

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  19. your pictures speak a thousand words! What a marvelous wick trip y’all had! Makes me in the mood for a vacation!

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    • Thank you for the great feedback I’m glad you found the post insightful.

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  20. Sounds a nice place to spend a holiday. Thanks for sharing

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