The popular resort destination of Cancun welcomed back its first guests to resorts yesterday after reopening to tourism.
As of June 8th, Cancun, Playa Del Carmen, Tulum, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel offically reopened to tourists according to the Mexican Government’s ‘traffic light’ system.
According to officials, the northern part of the state of Quintana Roo was downgraded from red to orange which meant the region had a lower risk of Covid-19 infection.
A video posted to Facebook by The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun showed the first guests being welcomed back by hotel staff.
The first guests to return were a mother and son arriving to dozens of staff clapping while a band played local music and fireworks welcomed them as they walked through the entrance.
One of the most noticeable changes from the start of the video was all of the staff were wearing face masks.
Before reopening, Moon Palace Resort set the stage with a rigourous sanitation program introducing 140 preventative measures with what the hotel is calling their ‘Purely Palace‘ program.
Some of the changes guest will see at the resort:
- removal of the buffet
- hygiene kits in rooms
- staff wearing masks
- social distancing markers
- spaced pool chairs
- plexi-glass dividers at check in
- swim-up bar closed
- luggage sanitized at check in
The buffets may be gone, but half prices hotels in Cancun will definitely make up for it.
The Hotel Associations of Cancun, Puerto Morelos & Isla Mujeres, the Riviera Maya, Cozumel, and the Grand Costa Maya are working together to launch the #Come2MexicanCaribbean campaign, starting June 15.
Perks include two free nights for every two nights paid for by guests.