Ocean Coral and Turquesa Summary
Ideal for: Couples looking for a property that is affordable but also feels upscale and has a great location.
Both properties, Ocean Coral and Turquesa, are ideal for family weddings wanting an upscale feel at a more affordable budget.
Firstly, it opened in late 2007, and these all-inclusive family-friendly resorts are located at Punta Coral, just outside the town of Puerto Morelos in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Cancun is only 30 minutes to the north, and Playa del Carmen is 30 to the south.
Furthermore, guests have a multitude of options at mealtime. The primary international buffet restaurant, Casa del Mar, serves three meals a day. Hacienda Los Girasoles serves Mexican specialties for dinner only. Sensai serves Japanese cuisine and has a sushi bar and teppanyaki tables in a modern setting. Ritrato d’Italia is a trattoria serving classic Italian dishes. Villa Marina serves seafood, and international specialties and The Score is a sports-themed American restaurant serving burgers and snacks during the day. There are also two snack bars for a quick bite between meals. Finally, guests congregate in the afternoons and evenings at the Tapas Bar for light snacks and cocktails.
When it comes to the bars, your guests won’t be disappointed. The lounge is the hot spot at night, with a sophisticated lounge setting ideal for conversation and mingling. Other options include the Chill Out Bar, Mike’s Coffee (open 10 am to midnight) and the Lobby Bar with free Wi-Fi access.
So, Ocean Coral and Turquesa have four swimming pools, a children’s pool, tennis courts and a fitness center. A daytime activities program gives guests plenty of opportunities to exercise and play different sports. The Miniclub Daisy provides complimentary childcare during the day. There is a watersports center with windsurfers, snorkeling gear, and sailing equipment—all included in the rate. Scuba diving, tours to local Mayan ruins and other recreational centers are available for an extra fee. The on-site Metamorphosis day spa offers a range of relaxing and treatments, plus a thermal bath, sauna, and steam room.
Also, nightly shows feature live performances at the resort theater. Shopping is available in several boutiques and a convenience store. Groups can congregate in the hotel’s convention center, which houses four meeting rooms and two large theaters. Guest rooms and suites feature fun, functional contemporary decor that brings more than a pinch of piquant South Beach charm to the Riviera Maya. They are not overly broad, but they are more significant than the digs up the beach at the Barcelo.
Furthermore, guest rooms and suites feature fun, functional contemporary decor that brings more than a pinch of Riviera Maya charm. Standard rooms are one king or two queen beds, stocked minibar, digital safe, flat-screen satellite TV, air-conditioning, and private balcony or terrace with views of the ocean or the hotel grounds.
Comparatively, the newer Privilege units boast better bath amenities, more diligent service, access to a private lounge and preferential reservations for the a la carte dining rooms, as well as private locations at the beach and pool.