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Posted By: belgianbrewdog

Day visits to resorts - 08/24/13 11:13 PM

Could anyone tell me about day visits to resorts? Are most open for tourists to drop in for the day and use the beach and pool in addition to the bar/restaurant?

Any specific recommendations or favorite resorts?
Posted By: Capt. Hollywood

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 12:23 AM

Most resorts will let you use their facilities if you are buying, either at the bar or restaurant. Registered guests will obviously have priority over lounge chairs etc. Bring your own towels. Don't bring a cooler.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 04:34 AM

Cooler ??? In 15 yrs I have NEVER seen anyone with even a 6 pk much less a cooler walking around. In addition, I have never seen any resort require ID of anyone using beach chairs. Have I missed something ?
Posted By: Capt. Hollywood

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 04:56 AM

Ramons has signs clearly posted that read "Beach chairs are for guests only, you may be asked to show your room key."

Go down to Boca del Rio beach on a Sunday and you will see plenty of coolers.

It's a San Pedro thing, you wouldn't understand.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 05:11 AM

"Its a San Pedro thing. You wouldnt understand"

Dont let your ego trip you up old timer. Ive forgotten more amout SP than you will ever know.

Oh, BTW, Boco Del Rio is not a resort.

Another know it all pet monkey.




Posted By: Capt. Hollywood

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 05:13 AM

Whatever you say part-timer.
Don't drink and post.

Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 05:31 AM

You must be looking in your mirrow, rum punched. Part timer??

Hahaha ! Ask around dip stick.

Before I forget, Ramon's has signs all over town..... no one reads them either...... dip stick.
Posted By: Capt. Hollywood

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 05:36 AM

Someone asked a legitimate question. Why must you always feel the need to interject your asinine misspelled comments? Before Marty locks this post, I'm done with you. You're not worth the effort.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 05:38 AM

Home land Security???? That explains a lot !

Go to bed and sleep it off.
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 10:34 AM

If you want to be guaranteed a welcome at beach, pier and lounging-pool in a super-fun location consider a trip to Rojo Lounge --- the place is purpose-made for day-trippers to enjoy. You will find fab bar-food in a beautiful environment - and as a food and/or beverage customer you are not only welcome but encouraged to enjoy the surroundings.

I can make a long list of resorts that are primarily aimed at hosting overnight guests, so don't just rock up and expect all of them to serve you. If they look "private", assume they are.
Posted By: belgianbrewdog

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 12:08 PM

At age 60, my days of "rocking up" are fond memories. My wife and I are perfectly happy lounging pool/bar side (without a cooler). I had read SanPedroscoop's article on visiting X'tan Ha and thought it would be a fun day visit.

Instead of a long list of resorts for overnight guests, how about a short list of resorts that welcome day-trippers like us? We've been coming to the island for about 10 years now, but shamefully have never ventured further north than the Palapa bar. Just trying to expand our experiences with the island.

Thanks for any and all advice.
Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 12:47 PM

Shucks at age 60 you're just starting to rock! Your next adventure awaits you in the wild and beautiful north.

Some nice spots to check out ---

Ambergris Dive Resort (public beach bar and pool in Mata Grande area - formerely known as Sundiver)

Rojo (north of Mata Grade)

Portofino (just south of Mexico Rocks)

X'tan Ha (north of Mexico Rocks)


Trips further north - very-very much worthwhile -

El Secreto (lunch and pool basking unbeatable)

Tranquility Bay (over-water restaurant and great swimming from the deck).

Posted By: Diane Campbell

Re: Day visits to resorts - 08/25/13 12:54 PM

Oh and probably Grande Caribe - restaurant by pool makes me think drinking, eating and hanging in the sunshine there could be fine -- perhaps Chris can confirm?

Add Ak Bol to the list as well.
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