We stayed at the Omni.
I gather from asking around that yeah, it's getting back to normal, though there are a lot of cranes to be seen, as more properties are going up and some are being renovated.
In the end, we decided we are much more likely to go someplace different each vacation than we are to head back to the same place, though we'll dive Cozumel, probably next year.
Gotta say, the video I saw on the big screen in the dive shop when she started up with dive talk with some people was, to say the least, stunning. I had some doubts about how I'd take to Cancun and was on the fence about the dive stuff, as in I could take it or leave it. Well, I will dive, and sooner rather than later, and really, as long as there is a beach like the beach there, I'm going to be just fine. 10 days, rather than a week, is the likely approach next time; I really do want to get to the ruins and into the jungle a bit.
I got the sense that a huge percentage of the guests had stayed there before (like my girlfriend) and had received the email about the all-inclusive deal, which definitely was a deal. So management's approach seemed to be of the net-dragging variety, figuring you do a wide enough sweep you're going to catch something.
FWIW, it's a very family-friendly place; the kids had their own pool, and all the pools had great shallow wading areas. I was quite impressed, but any money I am likely to part with for such a thing is going to be going at a place that has a mountain that gets snowed on.
No matter. I plan on winning the lottery this year, clearing the way for the house in Hawaii and the condo in Whistler.
Uh huh.On that note, it was cool to see on the day we were leaving a man pushing his kid around in a stroller, wearing a POWDER t-shirt.