The Oasis Cancun is an all-inclusive resort located in the Cancun hotel zone on a beautiful stretch of beachfront. The resort has one large pyramid-shaped building at the center of the resort, and four rectangular shorter buildings. This is the fun property of the Oasis Hotels & Resorts chain, offering an "entertainment resort" concept with a lively atmosphere. In-house performers provide constant entertainment: there are singers, clowns, acrobats, rollerbladers, mimes, and flash mobs, as well as live DJ in the beach clubs, nighttime shows and exclusive concerts.
This all-inclusive resort is popular with spring breakers, but is also a great option for families and couples. Adults looking for a quieter, more romantic getaway will prefer the Oasis Sens, and families who want lots of amenities for the kids should look into the Oasis Palm, but couples, families and groups of all ages who are looking for a fun Cancun vacation will enjoy the entertainment and happy vibe offered at the Oasis Cancun.
From the moment you step through the doors and are greeted by a singing quartet welcoming you to the Oasis Cancun, you know it's a fun place. As you walk through the resort you may run into actors in character. During my stay I had a fairly long conversation with a 1940s aviator (I think it was Antoine de St. Exupery, though he never introduced himself formally), and I was serenaded by a young man in the elevator. Some other guests were not so lucky: when they took the elevator they came across a vampire who ominously warned them not to disturb his slumber.
Dancers, actors and circus-type performers are always wandering around making for interactive fun throughout the day and into the evening. Nightly shows include a trapeze show in the center of the pyramid building, a Michael Jackson look-alike show and live DJ.
The Oasis Cancun resort also puts on big name concerts: I attended a Kool & the Gang concert when I was there in January 2012.
Other high-profile performers who have performed at the resort include Gloria Gaynor, Melanie Fiona, Janelle Monáe and Rosana. The resort also hosts annual jazz and country music festivals. For information about upcoming concerts and events, check out the Oasis Hotels & Resorts Facebook page.
Guest Rooms at the Oasis Cancun
There are 3 classes of rooms at the Oasis Cancun: Oasis, Grand, and Sens. All rooms are furnished with either a king or two queen-size beds, have a terrace or balcony, air-conditioning, TV with cable and pay-per-view. The Sens is the highest room category and offers access to all the restaurants and amenities offered in the other classes.
The most basic category is the Oasis; there are 959 rooms at this level. The 305 Grand rooms and suites have a bath tub in the bathroom, 42" flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, mini bar with water, soft drinks and beers. The 228 Sens category rooms include free internet access and in room safe, upgraded minibar and room service menu, access to a private VIP lounge with exclusive concierge, 20% discount on non-medical spa services, VIP Sens amenities, and a complimentary in-room welcome gift.
Dining at the Oasis Cancun
There are many options for dining at the Oasis Cancun.
This all-inclusive resort offers guests two luxury gourmet restaurants, five specialty restaurants, three buffet restaurants (one which is for Grand and Sens category only), as well as four casual eateries, and a la carte room service for guests staying in Sens and Grand category rooms.
Oasis Cancun Amenities and Recreation
The Oasis Cancun has two beach clubs offering lounge chairs, food and beverage service, live DJ daily and other entertainment. The resort's full service Kin Ha Spa offers a full menu of beauty and body treatments. There is a gym, a 9 hole par 3 golf course on the premises, tennis courts, shops, seven convention rooms, a business center, and a quarter mile long swimming pool.
The Bottom Line: Along with all the usual amenities offered by high-end all-inclusive resorts, the Oasis Cancun offers a fun experience with an extensive range of entertainment offerings.
Contact the Oasis Cancun
Address: Blvd. Kukulcán Km 16.5, Cancun Hotel Zone, 77500 (México)
Web Site: Oasis Hotels
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