An economical, kid-friendly option on the northern outer fringe of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, the Grand Oasis Palm caters well to families on a budget, especially those with younger kids. The resort is situated on one of Cancun’s smallest and least impressive beachfronts (this factor has a strong negative effect on the Overall Beach Resort Rating, bringing it from the lower B to the upper C range), timeshare sales pitches can be a nuisance, the gym is so-so at best, the restaurants are mediocre overall, and the rooms are somewhat basic (and not all have balconies); but the property offers a kids club called the “KiddO Zone” with a kids-only eatery and video games, a kids pool with a pirate ship and mini-sunbeds, waterslides, a multi-sport court, an adults-only cigar bar, and a calmer sea for swimming than much of Cancun. A good portion of the pool and beach areas is shaded by palm trees (a pro for some, a con for others), but the pool itself is quite nice. The Master Suite accommodation is a step above (in both price and quality); it boasts plenty of space and a large furnished balcony. Activities include banana boat rides, jet skiing, parasailing, beach volleyball, and kayaking. Dance classes, yoga classes, Zumba and Pilates, and cooking classes are offered on-site as well.
Complimentary on-site COVID-19 antigen tests are available prior to departure for guests traveling to the United States (minimum three-night stay required for eligibility).