May 19, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico

Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, the vibrant tropical atmosphere coursing around you, and the cool weight of a cocktail in your hand, and ease yourself into life at the Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa. Just steps away from the golden sands of Playa Mujeres, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this beach resort will take your breath away. Villa suites complete with full kitchens, large furnished balconies, and plush accommodations will put you in comfort the minute you step inside. The relaxed modern style is warmly inviting, with white walls and bright touches, perfect for enjoying the beach and ocean views. At Villa del Palmar Cancun, the beauty of the tropics is right outside your door.

Begin your vacation with a trip to the spa, where massages, hydrotherapy, and couples treatments are a perfect introduction to Cancun. Then head down to the beach to enjoy the wonder of the Mexican Caribbean coast. Snorkel, scuba, kayak, surf, or even take a boating excursion on the crystal blue waters, as you soak in the warm tropical sun. Stroll through El Centro, the downtown area, to get a feel for the local culture as you shop at boutiques and sample delicious snacks from vendors. Take a day to visit Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan archeological site, and prepare to be amazed by the towering pyramid, great ball court, and gorgeous natural cenotes. Golf enthusiasts choose from over ten area courses, each created by world class designers, all within a few minutes of the resort. Guests enjoy special savings at Playa Mujeres Golf Club, only 10 minutes from the hotel. After a great day on the beach, or hitting the links, relax by the pool and enjoy an aperitif. Enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant, with a romantic ambiance and fine dining menu, or eat on the beach at the more casual dining venue. Then return to your villa and sink into your plush bed, dreaming of your next fabulous day at Villa del Palmar Cancun.

Location of Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa

Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa
Carretera a Punta Sam Km. 5.2 Zona Continental de Isla Mujeres
Cancun, Mexico

Nearest Airport: CUN

Amenities for Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 415 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Pool Bar
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Deli
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Spa Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Live Entertainment
  • High-Speed Internet Access
  • Pool Butler
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Gardens
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Pools
  • Outdoor Whirlpools
  • ATM
  • 5 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Satellite Television
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • In-Unit Laundry Facilities
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Whirlpool Bathtubs
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Kitchenettes
  • Fully-Equipped Kitchens
  • Private Terraces
  • Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • ATV Tours
  • Boat Excursions
  • Bird Watching
  • Golf
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Playground
  • Play Area
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Beaches
  • Market
  • Interests
  • All Inclusive
  • Beach

Reviews for Villa del Palmar Cancun Beach Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

The rooms are nice size with laundry. The pools and food are decent but can be over crowded. The beach is ok but seaweed everywhere and lack of chairs. The service is poor/rude. They never figured out how to make a margarita without sour.

Sarah B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Stayed as a couple during April 2017 for about a week. The views from the room are amazing, we booked a garden view room and still had a view of the ocean since all rooms face the water. There are 5 pools (well, 4 you can actually use... but more on this later) with both kids and adults only areas which is nice if you want to get away from kids or let children play without worrying they're going to splash someone sitting poolside. The staff are top notch at every part of the resort, with a special shout-out to Adrian the bartender, who was able to remember me by name after the first day and provided top-notch service. The beach is somewhat small, but the sand is pretty decent with few rocks and they clean seaweed every morning. Food choices are spectacular for all-inclusive, although a few of the restaurants do have 'premium' sections of the menu which are additional charges (mostly steak, lobster, and wine, and 'premium beer') The room we booked was a single king size bed, and was spacious and updated nicely. We ventured off the resort a few times during the day, the best trip being to Isla Mujeres which is a short cab and Ferry ride from the resort. Bring some cash and rent a golf cart or moped and drive around the island for a while sightseeing, visiting the turtle sanctuary, and trying some authentic local Mexican food from small shops. While all of the accommodations and lovely staff members were a definite positive, there is real room for improvement: - The first downside is the concierge presentation they hit you with before you're even allowed to go to your room. While they do a good job explaining the resort, they do try to push the "it's totally not a timeshare it's just a vacation club" (totally a time-share) on you with the promise of a free premium breakfast/discounted spa services. When we politely declined the 90 minute presentation, the concierge immediately became cold and told us to let them know if we change our minds before walking away. The rest of the trip you couldn't really get much help out of them unless you agreed to the meeting.... I know it's standard practice but if you're already paying a good sum of money for the vacation you should be able to relax and not be hard-sold on a 'vacation club.' - While the resort has 5 pools, the nicest of them (infinity pool overlooking the ocean) is roped off and only available to people who join the'vacation club or own condominiums on the premises. While we didn't dislike the other pools, we still were left with a less than favorable impression about what they though of 'normal' guests if they restrict you from certain areas. - When we were checking in we were told that there was construction going on next door as they were building another hotel. This led to loud construction noise (jack hammer, pile drivers, etc...) in the mornings and throughout the day that could be heard from our room and by the pools. There was zero disclosure on construction on the hotel's website even though it was clear it has been ongoing for several months. - WIFI is $10 a day. In 2017 this doesn't make sense. International data on my cellphone costs less. - Operating hours for bars is pretty limited and while they open around 10am, most are closed by early evening save for the one bar in the hotel lobby which is open until around 11pm. While Cancun is one of the safest destinations in Mexico, we still drove through a police checkpoint on our way from the airport that included pickup trucks with rear mounted machine guns and police in full tactical gear. Since this Hotel is a 20-25 minute cab ride away from the downtown area / hotel zone it would be nice to offer people some options for nightlife other than going to sleep without making them venture off the resort at night. Great for families traveling with kids, but not for everybody. - No hotel shuttle, either free or paid. Transportation is on you. Overall we enjoyed our stay, but I'm not sure we would choose this resort again.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked the all inclusive stay through phone marketing, so we were a bit skeptical, but willing to take the risk at such a fantastic price. We were able to add on children for a nominal fee, so we took our three children ages 10-14 along. Although, there were some minor delays getting a ride from the airport to the resort, that was quickly forgotten as we entered the resort. "Wow", upon arrival, we entered an aesthetically pleasing lobby, with a wonderful relaxing ambiance and were served with cold beverages and iced face-clothes while we checked in. We were then greeted by a concierge who gave us tips for our stay. The resort grounds were maintained beautifully, our room decor was also beautiful. We were pampered every step of the way. Our refrigerator was stocked daily with snacks and drinks, housekeeping kept our room from looking too "lived in", having the ability to order drinks and food poolside was such a treat. Our kids were able to order poolside or at the restaurants, which really added to the vacation for mom. We played pool volleyball, beach volleyball, snorkeled, took a cooking class, made crafts, and enjoyed the food from several of their restaurants (which all served delicious food, which hadn't been our experience at another all-inclusive resort). We never had any problems getting seating for dinner and were always treated like royalty. All five of us left refreshed, revitalized with great memories that will last a lifetime...hoping that the bonding, created by great memories like this will ease the teenage years to come and inspire our children to be loving, attentive parents.

Ronda G

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

My family (wife, 10 year old and 11 year old) and I stayed at VDP Cancun for ten days during the kids’ spring break in April 2017. For background, we’ve traveled to several Mexican resorts, Jamaica, Aruba and St. Kitts so we’ve been around. We’re not picky/fancy people but we do notice the nice things when we travel and appreciate them. Here’s a rundown of the resort from our point of view. Check-In: We arrived at the resort around noon. We were told that our room wasn’t ready yet but our bags were taken to a secure area and we were offered a hospitality room to change. We were given cool towels and a drink while they processed our information. I kept waiting for the hard sell on the timeshare presentation that I’ve read about but it never came. After five minutes, we were done and on our way. Room: The room we had (1603) is the one bedroom suite. It has a Murphy bed and couch in the living room as well as a separate master bedroom with a king bed. The master also has a Jacuzzi tub and dedicated shower and toilet. This became the adult half of the suite. The other half with the living room also has a nice kitchen with a full-size fridge and a washer/dryer combo. Because we have two kids and they aren’t gentle sleepers, we brought a twin size blow up mattress for my son to sleep on. In hindsight, he could have probably also slept on the couch. The setup worked out perfect with the kids in the living room and the parents in the separate bedroom. The view from the room was incredible. It looked out over the resort and the ocean towards the hotel zone. The balcony with the hammock was great. The décor in the room was also very nice. Beach: The beach is decent but not spectacular like you’ll find in the hotel zone. The sand is nice but not very deep. The seaweed comes in all day but it’s not too bad and they do a good job of removing it. The first 10 feet or so heading out into the water is a little rocky so you do a dance until you hit nice sand again. Because of the location, there isn’t a wide area to work with so everything is compressed. There are a few palapas and beach beds but all the chairs are right on top of each other. This wasn’t a big deal but if a spectacular beach is your prime concern, you’ll probably be disappointed. Beach service depends on the waiter you get. Some are great (Juan) while some, we hardly saw. As far as getting chairs, we were there when the hotel was fully booked and were able to find chairs all day. We could get a bed or palapa if we arrived early but there aren't many so you need to be the early bird to get the worm. Pool: There are a few pools onsite. One has the rain bridge you see in the pictures. Another has a volleyball net. This is the biggest one at the resort. There’s also an adult’s only pool that was usually empty and an infinity pool that is reserved only for members. There are also several hot tubs scattered throughout. All of the pools were nice enough. The one odd thing is that there is no swim up bar. I’m not a huge fan of those anyway but I can’t remember the last time we went to a resort that didn’t have one. Food: I think this was the highlight of the resort. We enjoyed all of the sit-down options. Sushi was probably our favorite followed by the steak place but the Mediterranean and the Mexican were good too. Didn’t have a bad meal the whole time. The breakfast buffet was what you’d expect…omelet and smoothie stations, bacon and eggs, etc. The dinner buffet was typical as well. It was a step below the sit-down experience though. Oddly enough, there is no lunch buffet. You either go to the Bite Bar and get hamburgers/sandwiches/salads or you go to the Mexican restaurant which has a similar menu as the dinner. You can also order Bite Bar on the beach or at the pool. Drink: There are several beer options. Corona, Modelo and Pacifico. They give you cans which I thought was a little weird but I liked it. There's plenty of frozen drink options. The booze quantity varied greatly depending on the bartender. Sometimes it was weak, sometimes strong. Not every bartender knew every drink and sometimes when you asked for one you got something else but in total it was fine. Staff: Overall, they were friendly and did their jobs to the best of their ability. Some better than others but that’s to be expected. We always leave a small tip when we’re waited on and while it was appreciated, I never felt like it was necessary. Vibe: I’m sure you’ve read before that the resort is very laid back and quiet. It is. There were a few night shows when we were there but they start at 9:00 and we were usually eating then so we missed them. We weren’t there to party so it was fine for us but this obviously isn’t for everyone. Photographer: We had family pictures taken by the onsite photographer. After an initial snafu resulted in us starting an hour late, they did a great job and we were very satisfied with their work. The price (~$250) was about the same as we’ve paid at other resorts. Negatives: #1 – I know I’m rehashing everyone else’s complaint but the constant signing of receipts at an all-inclusive gets REALLY old. I read this a lot leading up to the trip and I was prepared for it but I was still annoyed when presented with it for 10 days. When I asked one of the waiters he told me it was for inventory control. There HAS to be a better way to do this. It seems like you spend forever waiting for them to print a receipt and have you sign it even though you’ve already paid in your all-inclusive price. And then of course you feel like you have to write $0 in the total and save 100 little yellow pieces of paper so you don’t get charged for it later. I realize not everyone there has purchased the all-inclusive package so some receipts are necessary but if you’re wearing the correct wristband you shouldn’t have to do this. #2- This complaint is minor but there’s something just a little off when it comes to service and setup here. Nothing huge but some days you won’t get enough towels or your fridge won’t be restocked or the restaurant will be too busy for the staff and you’ll wait forever. But then other times it’s fine. I guess that’s why I give the resort four stars instead of five. Based on the grounds and room and food it could be a five but it’s just too inconsistent. Overall, we were satisfied with our stay at the Villa del Palmar and were sad to leave. I would consider returning (especially if they get rid of the receipts) but would also look around for next year. P.S. The Ferry: This has nothing to do with the resort itself but I thought I’d share. I kept reading before we arrived to take the Isla Mujeres ferry that comes to the pier next to resort. So that’s what we did. Unfortunately for us we spent HOURS waiting in line to get on at both ends. Stupidly we went on a Saturday when all the locals probably have off and were in line with us too. Or maybe the line is always this long, I don’t know. I just know before I plan to use that again I’m going to check first to see what the wait is and if it’s too long I’m going to the fast boat down the road.

Kakarrotos - New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Remodeling of several adjoining rooms, both below us and on either side ruined any expectation to sleep pasted 7:30 a.m. Bringing this up to the front desk resulted in a dampening of the noise level until 8:30 a.m,

BSA74 - Weslaco, Texas

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