See if there are any vacancies at ti's sister resort, the Now Jade. When staying at either Now Resort, you have full exchange privelages with the other Resort. In other words, while staying at the Jade, they can go to the Sapphire and use all the pools, bars, restaurants, ect. at no charge. They just can't sleep there and they are not far apart at all....Edited: 17 September 2011, 10:53
Great suggestion but too expensive for my crew!
Excellence Riviera Cancun (adult) and Dreams Riviera Cancun and Ocean Coral & Turquesa (includes kids) are the resorts immediately around Now Sapphire. Now Jade is 4 miles south. Hacienda Morelos (Prev called Carmen Hacienda) is 2 miles south of Sapphire. A fairly good hotel (basic but clean) is Villas Latinas, also 2 mi south (~$65/night). Rentals like Casita Blanca and Abbey del Sol (both 1.3 mi south) will give the best bang per buck, and are in the $100/night range in late Jan.Edited: 17 September 2011, 11:12
Great info BillLee. Thank you!! Do you know if there is inexpensive bus transportation on that strip? jddm-Mayan Holidaze is in January.
Are you sure about the full exchange priveleges between the Now resorts ? I thought you could only visit the sister resort for dinner that had been previously arranged by the concierge. Has this changed ?
Looks like a 4 day rock concert, but you're safe, jddm, it's in January. By "safe" of course I mean you're safe like I'm safe, can't imagine spending my relaxing beach vacation in January (I'll be out of there before the 'dazers arrive next door!) with throngs of screaming teens on the beach every night and possibly a spring break atmosphere during those days. Unless, of course, one is a big fan of Lance HerbStrong or the Disco Biscuits..... :)
Anyone know about the campground on Acamaya Reef? Really just need to know how far it is from the Sapphire and if there is cheap transportation. Cost is right, $15/nt/person!!
Camping at Acamaya Reef is good option, because it is only 1/4 mile by beach south of Sapphire. (A bit longer by road because the road loops around ERC). Here's a pic of the area taken from my room at ERC 3 weeks ago:
It's in the vicinity of the lawn in the left side of the photo.Edited: 18 September 2011, 02:40
I just looked at a pic I took in May 2010 of the camping area. It's on white sand, in a protected area about 150 feet from the shore. Only one tent was there, so I'm guessing it's not always crowded with tents as the their website photos show. The area is very safe.