"My family of 5 stayed at this property between Christmas and New Year's. It is not part of the Mareazul Condos, but rather the Nick Price Residences. Both are contained on the Grand Coral Resort property, along with a Beach Club and a 5 star hotel. This condo is a 15-20 minute walk to the beach, but the Mareazul condos and the hotel are directly on the beach. Great walking and bike paths throughout the whole complex, but this unit does not offer bikes, which is too bad. There was a beautiful pool, never busy, directly in back of this condo and also the club house for the golf course. All the basics are available, with the exception of beach towels, a hair dryer and a clothes dryer. Those items WERE advertised in the condo's description so, although it may not seem a big deal, we did not pack them and were disappointed to find out differently. Especially the towels. We ended up using the bath towels for BOTH the beach and bathing, only to find out there was no clothes dryer. Hanging them outside to dry didn't work with the humidity :-( We made do, but not having some of those advertised basic items was a huge inconvenience. We were not able to connect with the rental rep until the end of our stay, although emails regarding the missing items were sent. WiFi is VERY sketchy at this condo, which was fine by me but not so much for my teenagers, especially in the evening. Drive into Playa del Carmen was a short 10 minutes. We also drove to Tulum and Xel Ha eco park, which were no more than 40 minutes. We ate at the Beach Club twice for lunch and the food was good--pizza, burgers, fish, salads. Margaritas were wonderful. If you sit on the chairs at the Beach Club, they want you to spend at least US $10 per person. The beach is beautiful- powder white sand, clear water. A few days there were waves, but nothing too intense. Overall, we did enjoy our stay at this condo, but would have appreciated knowing its proximity to the beach and also that it had no clothes dryer. A welcome packet left in the condo with info about the area, where various amenities are, where to dispose of garbage, Beach Club information, restaurant info, etc would be a great idea. We had to feel our way through all of it. I also think if the owner made bikes available to renters, it would be a wonderful plus!"
Guest: Shelly P.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 3, 2017