My husband and I selected this resort based on it's small size and the fact it didn't look to be an overly "Westernized / big hotel building" resort. We weren't disappointed. We were truly impressed with the amazing and genuine hospitality and care shown by the staff of the Explorean! Miguel at the front desk was the first to greet us and ensured our needs or wants were met to allow us to have the enjoyable relaxing stay we wanted. Each day, we had to option to partake in activities that had been selected just for us and our interests. These included a tour of the island with tequila tasting, visiting Mayan ruins and a trip to the other side of the island and it's beautiful beaches. Other days trips included snorkeling to see the fantastic sea life. Each of our tours was led by Rocky who was both knowledgeable and entertaining. The restaurant at the Explorean was fantastic! We only ate one night at the Asian restaurant on the larger Fiesta Americana side and, although good, was nothing compared to the daily changing menu of local Mayan dishes at the Explorean restaurant. Head waiter Enrique and waiter Miguel were wonderful. Their service and attention to was fantastic! We enjoyed the option of a caffeine "pick me up" or a sweet treat from the coffee bar on the Fiesta side. Miranda, who worked the coffee bar there, was so sweet and had such a beautiful smile and personality. You couldn't help but smile after a visit with her. Most mornings there was a basket outside our room with fresh coffee and some yummy bread to start our day. This was perfect for us as my husband "needs his coffee before his coffee"! You can even have a morning smoothie made on your walk from your room to the restaurant for breakfast at a special smoothie station! Super fresh fruits and so many options! The rooms were clean and comfortable. Wifi was great at the pool or common areas but poor reception in the room (which I find is common at any resort). We spent 7 nights at the Explorean and it was perfect. We relaxed, snorkeled, ate a lot of yummy food and even rented a car to take in more of the island. You have to go to Punta Sur for the view, wild life (iguanas!) and lighthouse and to Coconuts restaurant on the other side of the island for the super fun atmosphere. Each time we returned to the resort from whatever activity or adventure we'd been on that day, it was always with a feeling of coming home and relaxing. No stress, no worries. We definitely plan to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Explorean by Fiesta Americana combines relaxation and adventure with a majestic charm that makes your visit to Mexico's largest island truly unique and utterly unforgettable. The hotel offers the same high levels of quality and service that guests have come to expect from Fiesta Americana hotels, but with a whole new adventurous style and unique flair that are exclusive to the Explorean brand. This unique hotel offers a one-of-a-kind Daily Expedition & Adventure Program. Each day offers something new and exciting to do, with guided expeditions and treks in the ocean, on the beach, around the town, and deep into the tropical jungle, letting guests learn about and explore the island while cycling, snorkeling, horseback riding, kayaking, hiking and driving dune-buggies, and it's all included in the room rate. ... more less
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