GR Caribe By Solaris Deluxe All Inclusive Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at GR Caribe By Solaris Deluxe All Inclusive Resort in Cancun (Avenida Kukulkan), you’ll be convenient to El Rey Ruins and Delfines Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Maya Cancun Museum and Aquaworld.
Make yourself at home in one of the 199 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and an outdoor tennis court. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Myself, my wife and our 21 month old daughter were so excited to have travelled to Cancun for our first real vacation. First off the people who work at the hotel are all really awesome. We never had an issue with any person. The guys at the front door were always helping carrying our luggage and stroller up the stairs. Rosalinda and Jeyson were always attentive and provided us with bottomless drinks. We did have a few issues however. There is no real milk available in the hotel anywhere, only powdered milk. My wife and I are beer drinkers, and the Modelo and Modelo Negro got really old, really quick. We were forced to travel to the Oxxo to get milk, Tecate Light and Sol. Breakfast at the cafe was always really good. We had lunch at the restaurant that is on the beach and both times we were not impressed. Not many options, portions were small, and service not all that great. Room service was pretty good depending on the night. The wifi seemed to never connect (I'm dreading my next cell phone bill). I really enjoyed the pool area and the activities at the pool. Martina has an awesome personality, and our baby really liked her. We liked the fact that we could check out the mini club with our toddler which was located at the hotel next door. We were totally bummed out about the beach being bogged down with seaweed and the wind making it pretty much impossible to get into the water (large waves). But alas, we can't control mother nature. Overall it was a so so experience. The staff is was made our vacation bearable.
We are owners at the Solaris and have had some up and down experiences over the years, but this past visit was AMAZING! We traveled from 7/27 - 8/3. We arrived super early (about 9am) and check in is not until 4. Ricardo in the members office on the Caribe side was outstanding! We requested a villa (king and balcony and two twins for the kids). He was able to track down housekeeping and got us into our room by noon:)
The Caribe side of the resort is more laid back than the Solaris side. The lobby bar on the Caribe side was always less crowded which surprised me because the bartenders that worked while we were there were fantastic! Enrique is probably hands down, the best bartender we've encountered at the Solaris. They have an espresso machine at the bar as well and the coffee is outstanding! Make sure you hit tea time at least once; they make specialty coffee's and watching them prepare your afternoon pick me up is a great experience!
As for the restaurants, both sides have a buffet spot for breakfast. On the Caribe side, it's called Cafe Solaris. If they have it, the chilaquiles are a must!! Fresh stations for eggs and omelets as well as pancakes and waffles. The buffet on the Solaris side (Los Fuentes) is larger and they also have a mole station and fresh empanadas as well. Los Fuentes was also open for buffet lunch and dinner. There is another buffet restaurant on the Solaris side (Rosemarinus) that would normally be open for lunch and dinner, but they were renovating it. Los Fuentes for lunch and dinner are alright, they have some hits and misses. It's great for the kids (especially the little ones!) We always tend to eat at Marco Polo, Venteto or Bogavante for dinner. About those places: Bogavante is our absolute favorite at the Solaris and always has been! This is one of the most relaxing restaurants on the planet! The outside is a wooden thatched deck that hangs over the beach. It's not very big and you can have an amazing eating experience while the waves role in. If they have mahi, I totally recommend it having it in their garlic sauce. Marco Polo and Venteo are the "dressy" restaurants that you need to make reservations for. Marco Polo is continental and Veneto leans more towards Italian, but both places have theme nights (as does the buffet). Some themes we encountered were wine and cheese, Italian, French, Mexican. I know this may sound crazy, but all three restaurants make amazing soups! (I know, who orders soup when it's 90 plus degrees on the beach, but trust me, you won't be disappointed:) Both sides also have a pool snack bar. The burgers on the Caribe side are better, but on the Solaris side they have sushi and fresh made to order pizza. While I don't eat sushi, my husband swears by it and tells me it's delish! Snack bar items also include wings, makings for salad, sandwiches, fruit, fries, and other items. The waitstaff around the pool is VERY accommodating and will deliver drinks to you alllll day long! The Caribe side also has the only Jacuzzi's (2 large ones) at the resort.
The Spa: they offer all types of services. Our favorite: massages under the palapa on the beach! So relaxing to hear the waves coming in while you're getting a massage! If you decide to get your massage in the spa, they have a steam room and Jacuzzi you can use before your treatment. The staff are amazing and do a great job!!!
Rooms: we stayed on the Caribe side, Our unit was 1 king with a small kitchenette (fridge -stocked daily with beer, water and soda, a microwave, sink, coffee pot some dishes and utensils). A small couch, big screen TV and walk in shower. We also had a balcony overlooking the gulf (our happy place especially travelling with kids). The adjoining room had a Jacuzzi tub, 2 full beds a fully stocked fridge as well. The rooms are clean and housekeeping does a great job every day. Just be warned....the floors can get super slippery with a mere drop of water or leaving the sliding glass door open will result in icecapades in your room!
They also offer nightly shows. We go to a few, but it's just not our bag. Each show is a different theme. Actually, each day at the resort has a different theme. Our daughter's fav, (she's 11) is kids day. They set up the Solaris pool with all types of games and activities for the kids and the show that night is a kid's show with the latest and greatest characters from your kid's favorite movies. After the show, the kids can go up on stage and take pics. The kids club is great for the little ones as well. Our daughter went a few times and you let the staff know if they can leave on their own or not. Best age range for this is 3-9. Our girl loves little kids so she likes hanging out in there and helping out:)
Safety at the resort: we felt completely safe the entire time! Our kids have grown up going to this resort and this year (they are 14 and 11), we let them have some autonomy. They wanted dinner at the buffet, we'd let them go (our oldest did have a phone with him) and we went to one of the other restaurants. They went to shows, we didn't. They would go down and have breakfast on their own as well. There was never any doubt in my mind that they would not be safe. We purchased a time share from the Solaris in 2003 and I can tell you from the day we bought it, I have seen many of the same employees every time we visit. Please keep in mind I wouldn't leave anything of value unattended at the pool, while the staff is great, some of the guests may not be so honest.
Local area: bus is the best way to get anywhere and there is shopping all over. Tours we did this time: Jungle Tour at Aqua Fun - great experience, awesome snorkeling and fantastic staff. Tulum and a visit to a cenote (fresh water swimming hole): again, great and even got a tequila tasting on the bus!! Jolly Roger pirate cruise: if you have kid loving pirates or love pirates yourself this is a GREAT experience!
I would very much recommend a visit!
Very professional and had a lot of expertise. Made sure to start off calm and slowly increase the workout intensity. Also made sure to ask how everyone was feeling throughout the exercise. Took his time but also had everyone working out to their highest capacity. I will definitely want to keep going to his various workouts. He also does yoga, Pilates and spin classes! 10/10 workout instructor!