With an interactive, social, kid-friendly atmosphere, the economical GR Solaris Cancun is a more compact resort, making it easier to navigate, and caters well to families. The rooms are basic and dated, the food gets mixed to poor reviews, the spa and fitness facilities are relatively lackluster, and restaurant variety is only mediocre for an all-inclusive (there are four on-site options); but the property offers a strong white-sand beach area, a good swimming pool area just off the beach with a large swim-up bar, a separate adults-only pool, a shuttle to Cancun’s nightlife, a good kids club, a small movie theater, on-site parties (including foam parties), a good variety of nightly shows, and a fun animation team that keeps activities going throughout the day. Many rooms have balconies with great ocean views and some have outdoor jacuzzis; all come with 24-hour room service, stocked mini-bars, and free Wi-Fi. Water sports here are limited; but on-site activities include aerobics, cooking classes, dance classes, cocktail classes, rock climbing, water polo, beach soccer, and a variety of other beach competitions. Kayaks and paddle boats can also be reserved. Flaming Mexican coffee is served daily in the lobby.
Guests returning to the United States and staying four nights or more are eligible for a complimentary COVID-19 antigen test on-site, prior to departure (two people per room per stay). Additional tests can be purchased for $12 USD each (this is also the fee for guests staying less than four nights).