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Bebé and I recently spent a long weekend at Beach Palace Cancun. We were really looking forward to it, but then some things happened that threatened to ruin the visit… Bebé, thanks to an accident while playing soccer at school, had to have stitches in his chin, which meant he wouldn’t be able to swim. Then he came down with the flu the day before we were supposed to check in, and had a temperature which was some times up to 102-103 degrees.

However, we didn’t want to give up our wonderful long weekend at Beach Palace, so we pushed through and made the best of things.

We had stayed at Beach Palace once before, in 2014. Bebé was so little… look!

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Maybe the next time we stay there he will be taller than I am!?!?

We arrived Friday night, and Monday was a Mexican holiday, so we stayed for three leisurely, luxurious nights.

Instead of a blow by blow report. I would like to tell you why we love Beach Palace Cancun

The Rooms

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The rooms are huge. I have lived in various apartments that were way smaller than the rooms at Beach Palace. Our room also had a huge balcony overlooking beautiful Nichupte Lagoon.

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Rooms are fully stocked with everything you could possibly need including an alarm clock, Smart TV, a Double Whirlpool Tub and a mini-bar stocked with sodas, bottled water, juice and beer. There is also a liquor cabinet and a bottle of red wine, free WiFi (throughout the resort), 24-hour room service, a hair dryer and a flat iron, bathrobes (our room was missing the slippers), a safe, a coffeemaker, a telephone (with free unlimited calls to the U.S. and Canada) and an iron and ironing board.

The beds are sooo comfortable and the blackout curtains really keep the room dark in the morning.

The Pool and Beach

It does not get much better than Beach Palace’s beach. It is very wide and the seaweed is long gone.

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There are tons of chairs and umbrellas available. On this particular day it was too windy for umbrellas but they put them up the next day.

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There is also a Beach Palace sign which is great for vacation photos (my OCD wanted to straighten out the letters and move them further away from the chairs).

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There is one large main infinity pool, with two smaller pools on either side, one with a water slide and the other with a swim-up bar. I love the huge arch which frames the Caribbean and is used to display a large screen at night.

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One of the best things about the pool is this young man, Faride, everyone’s favorite waiter. He was cheerful, kind and attentive.

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Sky Bar on the roof has two pools, two hot tubs, two swim-up bars, and offers spectacular views of the Caribbean and Nichupte Lagoon.

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The Restaurants and Bars

Hooray for all-inclusive food and cocktails!

Beach Palace has 4 restaurants, a delightful coffee and sweets shop, 24-hour room service, a sports bar and 3 swim-up pool bars.

Tequila is the resort’s main buffet restaurant. It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. At breakfast, be sure to ask Gabriela to whip up your favorite kind of eggs. I requested “huevos divorciados”. They were delicious!


Wok is an Asian restaurant. We ate there the first night, just like we did in 2014, and they even put us at the same table!

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Boceli serves Italian. I ordered the carbonara and it was spectacular. I also tried Bebé’s pizza and it was very tasty.

Italian restaurant Beach Palace

Terraza, located on the terrace of Boceli, is a steakhouse. I was intent on dining there, since last time we weren’t able to, but my mission failed! The wait was too long and we wanted to go to the show, so the last night we had dinner at Tequila.

Each restaurant  offers a children’s menu. Tequila had a kid’s section on the buffet as well.

Sweet & Coffee was basically our mothership. This, well, sweets and coffee shop, served coffee and tea, ice cream, crepes, cake, cookies… we got something every single day. I recommend their iced coffee, dulce de leche crepes and vanilla cookies.

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One of the great things about Beach Palace is that they serve food at the pool. Many resorts don’t do this. I ate lunch right on my lounge chair both days.

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I had a few cocktails by the pool as well.

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We spent time at the Stadium Bar every evening playing ping pong and pool, and the first night they had the Michael Jackson show there because it was very windy and sprinkling. They also have live bands there many nights, but kids aren’t allowed in after 10:00 pm.

I will say that I did miss the door knob hanger tag that used to be in the room. You could place a room service order for breakfast, specify the time you wanted it to arrive and hang it on the doorknob the night before. That may still be possible through the room service menu on the television, but we never used that. When we ordered Bebé’s lunch through room service we placed the order by phone.

The Activities

I used to love just lying around by the pool or on the beach all day, but those days have been over for quite awhile now. Unfortunately, children don’t like to lie quietly on a lounge chair all day. Luckily Bebé is getting bigger so I don’t have to be involved in all of his activities, but I do like to throw the ball or participate in some of the resort activities with him.

At Beach Palace you can be as bored or as active as you want to be. They offer a full program of daily and nightly activities and a kids club, called the Playroom.

There’s yoga, paddle board yoga, beach volleyball, beach soccer, Zumba, cocktail classes, bingo… the fun never ends!

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Since Bebé couldn’t swim much he did spend some time at the Playroom each day playing Xbox.

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He also played beach soccer a couple times.

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We loved the shows! Many resorts offer the same shows as all the others, but we saw two new shows at Beach Palace and both were fantastic. The Aladdin show was all singing and dancing and we both loved it. It was funny and colorful.


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I also really enjoyed the Brazilian Samba and Capoeira show, but the drums were SO loud that Bebé had to plug his ears the whole time.

Bonus Points: The Lobby

I am a sucker for a beautiful lobby and think Beach Palace had made some changes to the lobby since our last visit. It’s gorgeous!

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Once again Beach Palace Cancun and Palace Resorts did not disappoint! We say, “Si señor!” to Beach Palace Cancun!

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