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Moon Palace All-Inclusive Resort In Cancun – A Review

27 Jun Moon Palace All-Inclusive Resort In Cancun – A Review

Moon Palace All-Inclusive in Cancun - A reviewMoon Palace All-Inclusive in Cancun - A review
Moon Palace Resort in Cancun

Moon Palace All-inclusive Resort is a part of  Palace Resorts . I got the chance to stay at Grand Resort, the newest resort of Moon Palace. And trust me, it really is a palace a huge palace, bigger than a university. You can take a bus to get from place to place. That’s how big it is. It will be hard to not get a sun bed there because there are five different kinds of pools as well as a huge area to sunbathe on the beach.

The Room


We stayed in a Superior Deluxe Resort view. We had two double beds, Jacuzzi a nice bathroom, tv, mini bar etc. You can get upgraded to get an ocean view. 




Moon Palace resort is huuge so you can take a bus every 20 mins to wherever you want. Sometimes they come more often than that too.


Relaxation pool

This pool is perfect. If you want to chill and don’t want to stay at beach or adult pool, this is the pool for you.  Chill Latin music and Los Taco restaurant with a friendly staff.



Alberca de Adultos -Adult pool

The adult pool is amazing. You will have a lot of space and you can choose a room at the back, sunbed or sun chairs. This is not a pool for early birds, people usually come here around noon when DJ starts playing music. You can drink everything you want and also order food to where you sit.




Swim Up Bar – Caribenño

At this bar you can swim up to the bar and have your drink in the pool. It is in front of the Caribenño restaurant and is very close to the beach. I think this pool area was too hot for me and liked the beach area more. 

The Beach

The beach is long and beautiful, but the sand is nice as long as you stay at the resort. I saw people swimming in the ocean but it didn’t look so nice as it was a lot of algae as you entered the ocean.

I loved to chill on these beds when the sun was at it strongest. We were there in May so it was really hot. You can get beds with shade and you will have the nice ocean breeze as you won’t have near many of the pools.




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The Restaurants

Lounge bar Caribeño terrace

This is where you can chill by the ocean there are lots of sun beds where they will serve you to with drinks etc.


Habibi – Lebanese Restaurant

This was one of my favourite restaurants. The food was absolutely delicious. Great staff and definitely a good option for breakfast as the buffet in the Grand Lobby building.


Lobby Bar

This bar is usually open quite late and I absolutely love the details in the ceiling.

Le Chateau – The French Restaurant

This is the fanciest restaurant at the whole resort where you have to dress up really nice.






The Peruvian Restaurant

The staff at this new restaurant were the greatest. They were so nice and really took care of us. My favourite restaurant of the whole resort.


The Ladies Room

Don’t worry about space for makeup and change this is a dream bathroom for the ladies, absolutely gorgeous.


Unique nightclub

I loved this nightclub. It was only open on Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays when we were there. I experience no dress code what so ever. We saw people even dancing in pyjamas. It was a great vibe with a variety of music everything from the 70s to current, you can also ask the DJs for song wishes.

How was it, really?

This was my first time at an all-inclusive resort. My boyfriend was lucky to win it at his job. I liked it a lot. If I have to point out something negative I would say that it is a little too big for me, the distances are very large. The staff also avoided you a little bit more if you didn’t give them tips. If you have already checked out but allowed to stay until your flight goes, don’t expect to get served unless you ask specifically.

Overall it is a place of a dream. A great resort for groups, work trips and Spring break. We stayed only 4 days, which I think was enough. It is more common to stay a week and longer. The resort offers day tours to the Cenotes, Playa Las Mujeres, Chitzen Itza, diving and snorkelling trips. 


  • Jojo
    Posted at 07:01h, 28 June Reply

    So many pool options! I would love that haha I am an early person and would probably be hanging out at that adult pool you mentioned not getting busy until noon.

    I can see how too much can be overwhelming. But it’s okay! Pick your favorite spot and stay there haha

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 11:49h, 28 June Reply

      so true. The pools were the best , pools for any types 🙂

  • Andrea Berkholtz
    Posted at 10:44h, 28 June Reply

    That glass ceiling in the bar looks amazing! It looks like a Chihuly sculpture! The food looks pretty impressive too 🙂

  • Patricia
    Posted at 11:01h, 28 June Reply

    I’ve never done an all-inclusive resort, but I can see why this one would be popular. I do love that you have so many options for restaurants within the resort and that you an switch between the beach and the pools. Also, that jacuzzi tub in the room looked amazing — it would be the perfect way to unwind after a long flight.

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 11:50h, 28 June Reply

      it is really a dream and good to stay in such a big place on your first time so you can figure out what you like 🙂

  • Paige W
    Posted at 14:41h, 28 June Reply

    So many great options of things to do! I wouldn’t like the massive amount of space between things either. Although, it looks like a paradise regardless. I would love to try out the Peruvian Restaurant!

  • Laura
    Posted at 20:05h, 28 June Reply

    This resort looks gorgeous! I’ve actually never had an all inclusive experience – maybe this place will be my first!

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    Posted at 22:00h, 28 June Reply

    The Moon palace looks like a great place to relax and rejuvenate, in short have a great time in Cancun. The restaurants look amazing and seem to serve some spectacular food. The place seems to be an epitome of elegance and comfort.

    Posted at 23:35h, 28 June Reply

    You know I LOVE all-incl resorts for beach destinations/lazy trips. I just book it and then spend all day well just exploring the resort. I guess thats why they are so big coz if you have few days at hand, just spend it exploring the resort 🙂 Good to know you guys won this stay – how incredible is that? The food looks so appetizing as well.

  • Janna
    Posted at 02:27h, 29 June Reply

    I’ve never really stayed in an all inclusive resort but I know for sure Mexico is one of the best places to do it. I might visit this year so I’ll definitely look into this. Thanks for sharing!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 06:20h, 29 June Reply

      that is awesome, maybe you get to check it out 😀

  • Reshma
    Posted at 14:15h, 29 June Reply

    The Moon Palace looks fascinating! Luxury is always blissful, right? 😉 This huge hotel with shuttle facility reminded me of Shangri La, which also was similarly too big, in Cebu. Great to know that you had a blast!

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 05:36h, 03 July Reply

      I would love to go to Cebu. Big resorts are fascinating 😀

  • Susan R
    Posted at 17:58h, 06 July Reply

    We’ll be staying at the Moon Palace in Jamaica which is part of the same group so I found this very interesting reading! I’m hoping they have an adult only pool there too as it’s not mentioned on their website

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 03:50h, 07 July Reply

      lucky you. They might not mention all of the pools on the website. Hopefully, it will be. Enjoy your stay there 😀

  • Agness of Fit Travelling
    Posted at 06:04h, 12 August Reply

    Such an amazing resort! Thanks for the awesome review! Cancun seems stunning. When’s the best time of the year to explore it?

    • thevikingabroad
      Posted at 14:53h, 17 August Reply

      I would go from around February to August to avoid storm season 🙂 We went in May, it was perfect.

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