We are thinking about visiting Cancun in October for a few days. We have gotten some good rates at the Gran Melia and also at the Melia Turquesa which is all inclusive. Has any one ever stayed at either of these hotels and how is the all inclusive. We have never stayed at an all inclusive before. When we usually travel we stay at Marriotts so we want to know if these hotels are compareable.
We stayed at the Gran Melia before it became A.I. optional. It's an absolutely gorgeous hotel with a great swimming pool and beach. The food at the restaurants was also pretty good. Never stayed at the Turquesa but walked through the lobby and pool area. The property looked very nice but I also read several negative comments on the Turquesa on the "Trip Advisor" web-site. Based on my experience at the Gran Melia, I would definitely return there over trying the Turquesa.