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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2015, 10:59:55 AM »
Thanks for sharing.  That's nuts.  I've obviously seen recommended hotels but never seen a Chabad single out a hotel to tell travelers to essentially boycott it so people must have had some out of the ordinary bad experiences there...

Nizuc's reputation in my circles is very good, however I don't know if people stay there for Shabbos.

I can personally speak only about Banyan Tree, and I found them to be very accommodating of kosher.
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2015, 11:23:50 AM »
Seems Chabad has beeef (And i like the Cancun chabad peeps), claim they are discriminatory to jews/shabbos peeps... http://www.koshercancun.com/about-us.html
Seems worth an email to Rabbi Druk to ask what happened there if you actually want to go there.
I can't imagine spending that kind of money for a hotel room that's not an OWB though. Especially as Mexican service is generally subpar.
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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2015, 11:28:51 AM »
Seems worth an email to Rabbi Druk to ask what happened there if you actually want to go there.
I can't imagine spending that kind of money for a hotel room that's not an OWB though. Especially as Mexican service is generally subpar.
mexico is so much closer than most OWB destinations

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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2015, 09:09:55 PM »
mexico is so much closer than most OWB destinations

Yeah but there are tons of places to stay in Mexico for WAY cheaper, even private villas with pools, he was saying that it doesn't justify that high expense.

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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2015, 12:26:46 AM »
Yeah but there are tons of places to stay in Mexico for WAY cheaper, even private villas with pools, he was saying that it doesn't justify that high expense.
Where is a place for cheaper with a private pool?

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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2015, 04:36:21 PM »
Where is a place for cheaper with a private pool?
If you dont care much about the tropical area, I would suggest you go rent from airbnb a nice house with a private pool in LA, Miami or Orlando even for much less, all with good kosher options too. can rent for a bit more in malibu on or down the block from a beach.

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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2015, 07:13:36 PM »
If you dont care much about the tropical area, I would suggest you go rent from airbnb a nice house with a private pool in LA, Miami or Orlando even for much less, all with good kosher options too. can rent for a bit more in malibu on or down the block from a beach.

+1  Palm Springs and Phoenix has tons too.

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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2020, 10:23:16 PM »
Seems Chabad has beeef (And i like the Cancun chabad peeps), claim they are discriminatory to jews/shabbos peeps... http://www.koshercancun.com/about-us.html
looks like it was deleted, what was the story? am booked there for this week.

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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2020, 10:30:18 PM »
looks like it was deleted, what was the story? am booked there for this week.
Seems worth an email to Rabbi Druk to ask what happened there if you actually want to go there.
I can't imagine spending that kind of money for a hotel room that's not an OWB though. Especially as Mexican service is generally subpar.
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Re: Banyan Tree Mayakoba
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2020, 12:43:43 AM »
It's 5 years later.  I believe that they are very accommodating to jews now.  Its like the st regis bal harbor of cancun.  Full of heimish people all the time