In early 2012 Oasis Hotels and Resorts in Cancun
and the Riviera Maya
announced major enhancements to their chain of properties. Multi-million dollar renovations and re-branding has left these resorts in tip-top shape and offering several new features and added amenities. Here's a look at each of the hotels and resorts in the Oasis chain to help you choose which one is best for your vacation.
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Oasis Cancun and the Grand Oasis Cancun are billed as "entertainment resorts." Here you'll find a lively atmosphere. There's always something going on, and lots of fun to be had. The resort is one of the top choices for spring break in Cancun, but is also a good choice for singles, couples and families looking for an exciting, fun-filled vacation. This resort holds concerts and music festivals with high profile performers throughout the year, so check the schedule of events on the Oasis Facebook page
and be sure to take advantage of all the happenings.
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The Oasis Sens (formerly Grand Oasis Playa), is the adult-oriented resort of the Oasis chain. Here you'll find a quieter ambiance and laid-back but elegant vibe. This is a good choice for a romantic getaway, and a Smart car rental included in the all-inclusive rate makes it easy to get out and explore Cancun
knowing that there's a tranquil place to return to at the end of a fun-filled day. Guests can also enjoy the amenities offered at nearby sister resort Oasis Cancun.
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Oasis Palm and Grand Oasis Palm are perfect for families. These resorts share an expanded kids' club with activities such as cooking lessons, a disco, movies, a games area with Wii and Xbox, activity rooms, a pool and water slide, and more. Families can opt for suites with adjoining themed children’s rooms (choose either the jungle adventure or under-the-sea theme). This resort celebrates the experience of being in Mexico with a gourmet Mexican restaurant and other enhancements to add a touch of Mexican flair so families can learn about Mexican culture together.
4. Oasis Viva and Grand Oasis VivaThis deluxe hotel is perfect for families who want to stay in an all-inclusive hotel on one of the best beaches in Cancun. The properties feature 441 rooms plus six restaurants, five bars, two pools (one infinity pool for guests staying in Grand category rooms), the Kin Ha Spa, and non-motorized water sports. Located on a prime spot in Cancun’s hotel zone, just 15 miles from the international airport and 5 miles from downtown. Within walking distance from shopping centers, bars, restaurants and the Convention Center. Two children aged 12 and under stay and eat free when sharing accommodations with two paying adults using existing bedding.
5. Oasis Tulum
Formerly the Grand Oasis Riviera Maya, the 312-room Oasis Tulum offers guests a relaxed environment in the heart of the Riviera Maya just 10 miles from the Tulum ruins
and 15 miles from Playa del Carmen
. The property is close to the theme parks of Xcaret
. Guests can play golf on the 18-hole golf course next door (a fee applies). Oasis Tulum features seven restaurants, eight bars, several pools, tennis courts, a scuba diving center, fishing activities, a Kin Ha Spa and Kin Ha Jungle Spa, yoga, a gym, and a temazcal
. Two children 12 and under stay and eat free when sharing accommodations with two paying adults using existing bedding.
6. Oasis SmartLocated on Tulum Avenue in downtown Cancun (not in the hotel zone), Oasis Smart (formerly Oasis America) is a bed and breakfast hotel, perfect for business travelers. Guests staying in the Sens category rooms can enjoy the use of a Smart car during their stay, and can also use the beach club and amenities at the nearby Oasis Palm. Up to two children under 12 years of age stay free of charge when using existing bedding in the same room as their parents.