The Oasis Sens resort (formerly Grand Oasis Playa
) in Cancun
is an all-inclusive resort. This is the Oasis Hotels & Resorts' adult-oriented property and offers a quieter, more relaxing ambiance than the other Oasis resorts, but guests have access to activities and entertainment at the nearby Oasis Cancun
. The Oasis Sens is located on a stretch of beautiful white sandy beach in Cancun's hotel zone, 9 miles from the airport and 13 miles from the Cancun city center.
Oasis Sens Features
Upon entering the Oasis Sens, the resort's tranquil and relaxed vibe is obvious. The huge abstract bronze statue of a couple and the oversize sofas in the lobby emphasize the romantic atmosphere. Though children are allowed at the property, children pay the same rate as adults, and there are no activities geared specifically towards them. Families with children will find the Oasis Palm or Oasis Cancun have more to offer them.
The Oasis Sens underwent a seven million dollar renovation and re-opened in December 2011. Along with the renovations, Oasis resorts acquired a fleet of Smart cars which are available to guests. The use of a car is included in the room rate, with an additional insurance charge of $30 USD per day. Guests will find it easy to venture out and explore with the convenient access to a vehicle.
Guest Rooms at the Oasis Sens
© Suzanne Barbezat
The romantic theme continues through the guest rooms, which are mostly white and decorated in a minimalist style, but with funky colored mood lighting running along the wall behind the bed which can be adjusted to display different colors in either a rapid pulse or a slow fade. The Oasis Sens' newly renovated rooms offer either ocean or "sunset" (lagoon) views. There are 322 rooms, many with a balcony and some with expanded terrace. All of them have air conditioning, private bath, 42" flat screen TV with cable service and pay per view, iPod station, telephone, hair dryer, vanity mirror, in-room coffee maker, alarm clock and minibar. Most rooms have a canopy king size bed; a limited number of rooms have two double beds. VIP Club rooms feature a private plunge pool on the balcony.
Dining at the Oasis Sens
The Oasis Sens offers a wide range of options for drinks and dining. The resort's Sunset Bar is a perfect place to make the transition from daytime to evening: you can fully appreciate the sunset through the floor to ceiling windows while enjoying a cold drink and snacks and live jazz entertainment. The Gran Cobá is an international buffet style restaurant with extremely well presented food, including some incredible food art. Sarape is a brightly colored Mexican restaurant with both buffet fare and a la Carte choices. Dos Lunas is an a la Carte restaurant featuring Italian cuisine, and Benazuza offers guests the opportunity to experience molecular gastronomy. There is also a sushi bar, a beach club and snack bar by the pool, as well as 24-hour room service.
Oasis Sens Amenities and Recreation
Courtesy Oasis Hotels
The emphasis here is on relaxation, but there is still plenty to do. The Oasis Sens has three swimming pools, including one infinity pool. There is also a fitness center, spa, tennis court, organized daytime activities and nightly live entertainment. Guests may make use of the golf course and many entertainment options at the nearby Oasis Cancun (3 miles away).
The Bottom Line: The Oasis Sens is ideal for couples who want the best of both worlds -- a subdued atmosphere with easy access to rowdy fun at the other Oasis properties.
Contact the Oasis Sens
Blvd. Kukulcán Km 19,5, Cancun Hotel Zone, 77500 (México)
Web Site: Oasis Hotels
Check rates for the Oasis Sens
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