Villa del Palmar Cancun

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Villa del Palmar Cancun - An Honest Review

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Villa del Palmar Cancun is a beachfront resort located in Playa Mujeres, Cancun Mexico that appeals to families, groups, and couples. They offer accommodation packages that include an all-inclusive option which covers meals at both the buffet and a la carte restaurants, alcoholic beverages (beer and liquor), 24-hour room service, and Wi-Fi. Here, we aim to provide a thorough review of Villa del Palmar Cancun.

The dining options at Villa del Palmar Cancun include a buffet, two snack bars, 3 cocktail bars, with liquor and beer and 4 a la carte restaurants. In addition, guests have access to 3 premium restaurants and a buffet at Garza Blanca Cancun, the hotel next door. Garza Blanca Cancun features a Japanese restaurant, sushi bar, and a steakhouse which are exclusive to their guests.


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The Ambience

The atmosphere in this place is happy and lively, with many amenities and activities suitable for families. There are a total of five swimming pools around the resort, including one with cabanas that only Elite members and Luxury Residence guests have access to, and one specifically designed for children that has splash pads.

You can choose from four restaurants (not including the buffet) to enjoy meals ranging from Mexican cuisine to high-quality steaks, or you can visit one of six bars on the property to grab a drink.

The Rooms

Villa del Palmar Cancun has a total of 415 rooms which are divided into 6 different categories, including spacious Suites and luxurious Penthouses. The most high-end categories have the capacity to accommodate up to 8 individuals and offer in-suite premium meals, premium liquor, and butler service.

Most of the rooms at Villa del Palmar Cancun offer stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Each room features a roomy balcony and a hammock for a relaxing experience while enjoying the warm ocean breeze. The interior of the rooms has a modern-chic style.

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The Pool

One thing I love about the Villa del Palmar Cancun is their pools. They have multiple pools, including a main pool where we spent most of our time, a children’s pool, an adult pool on the other side of the property, and a unique water bridge pool. This means there are plenty of areas for you to enjoy the water.

I was disappointed to find out that the resort’s infinity pool, which was advertised on their website, was only available to guests with a certain membership level or who booked a specific room type. Although it wasn’t a major problem in the end, it would have been helpful to know this information prior to booking, as I had imagined myself enjoying the infinity pool with a view of the beach and ocean.

The Beach

To be straightforward, I wasn’t happy with the beach at Villa del Palmar Cancun. The black seaweed was a common issue throughout Cancun, and there was a cement drop-off from the beach into the water that made it unpleasant. Additionally, someone got stung by a stingray on our first day, which made me wary of going back into the ocean. Although I’m aware that some of these things are natural occurrences, I was especially disappointed by the cement drop-off.

Based on what I understand, it is likely that there was no beach in this area prior and the one present now has been created by humans. Although I had a pleasant time at the pool, I would have preferred to spend some time on the beach.

Restaurants and Dining

La Casona Steakhouse is a great place to enjoy a gourmet meat course meal. Their menu includes options like Japanese cuts and aged & matured meat dishes. In addition, the restaurant’s award-winning wine list is available. Most guests consider La Casona to be the best dinner option.

Davino is an upscale restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine. They have a seafood bar where they serve the freshest fish made with locally-sourced ingredients. In addition, they also make fresh pizzas and bread in a brick oven daily. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.

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Zamá is a restaurant that offers gourmet Mexican cuisine for lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy their meals outdoors in a beautiful palapa while trying traditional Yucatecan dishes and contemporary gourmet flavors. Villa del Palmar guests particularly enjoy dining at Zamá during lunchtime.

Caprichos is a restaurant that serves an international cuisine buffet for breakfast and dinner. The meals are freshly prepared by the staff and served in an international style. The restaurant does not require formal dress and accepts walk-in customers only.

The Amenities

  1. The features available at Villa del Palmar Cancun are:
  2. – Round-the-clock front desk and concierge services
  3. – Babysitting services and kids club
  4. – Laundry service
  5. – Spa and gym located on the premises
  6. – Water Park and a total of 5 swimming pools

– Onsite grocery/convenience stores and gift shops.

What we Loved

  • Their all-inclusive dining plan allows you to enjoy unlimited food without worrying about the cost.
  • If you prefer being in a quieter location and away from the busy hotel strip, then Villa del Palmar Cancun is a great choice as it provides seclusion. Additionally, it is only a short 10-15 minute drive away from the city.
  • The staff’s service is excellent and friendly, and visitors are delighted by it.
  • The resort offers plenty of amenities so that you can stay within the resort premises without feeling the need to leave.

What we Didn’t Like

  • If you don’t have the All-inclusive plan, the staff may continuously offer you additional items to purchase. Additionally, the restaurants only sell wine by the bottle which could be frustrating and detract from your overall vacation experience.
  • All-inclusive resorts are at risk of running out of food and drinks.
  • Villa del Palmar Cancun is a resort suitable for families, but it also offers a great option for couples who want to enjoy their vacation without children around.
  • The resort is located approximately 45 minutes away from the international airport of Cancun.
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