2 friends and I stayed at the Shangri La Caribe for a week in January. As others have stated, the grounds are beautiful and the location perfect.
The food was more than satisfactory. Even the dinners, which many have critisized, were much better than I was expecting. My friends, who both work in upscale Montreal restaurants, found the dinners very good as well. I really don't know what people expect for a dinner that's included in the room price but I have eaten in expensive "fine dining" restaurants that I did not enjoy as much.
It was most definitely the nicest spot that we saw in Playa del Carmen. It truly is a shame that this hotel will be demolished to put up condos, which are a dime a dozen around there. I wish the new owners would rethink their plans and realize how unique and inviting this hotel is and be proud to keep it the oasis it is. But, the almighty dollar beckons I guess.
I really hope that I can make it back there before it closes and enjoy it one more time. Playa del Carmen is nice but it is the Shangri La Caribe that I would return for.More
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