Palace Resorts announces the addition of a first rate dolphinarium at the brand’s signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Part of the resort’s multi-million dollar enhancement project, the attraction is managed by an expert team of trainers from Dolphin Discovery, members of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association, with facilities in Isla Mujeres, Cozumel, Puerto Aventuras and throughout the Caribbean. This latest addition to Palace Resorts’ awe-inclusive offerings will allow guests the unique opportunity to safely swim and interact with eight friendly dolphins, in a state-of-the-art, saltwater aquarium that is more than 37,000 square feet in size.
Starting at $129 per person, visitors to Dolphin Discovery will participate in a 15 minute orientation followed by an unforgettable adventure under the supervision of knowledgeable trainers who will assure a pleasant and fun-filled 40 minute experience for both guests and the dolphins. Available up to five times a day for 10 to 15 guests at a time, visitors will participate in an educational program where they learn about these highly intelligent mammals before suiting up with a life jacket, goggles and snorkel to engage in activities with the dolphins that range from belly rides to feedings. Fun for guests of all ages, children under the age of eight years old must be accompanied by an adult.
The attraction will offer three types of experiences for guests: Dolphin Encounter, Royal Swim and Ultimate Dolphin Swim. The Dolphin Encounter is ideal for families, with the opportunity to swim with the dolphins and receive warm handshakes, hugs and kisses. The Royal Swim is a dynamic program which includes the famous foot push, where the dolphins swim underneath the guests and gently push them to the surface by their feet. The interactive program also features the dorsal tow, where two dolphins offer a ride of a lifetime, pulling the guest with their sturdy dorsal fins. The Ultimate Dolphin Swim offers free time with the dolphins, a peek at the friendly mammals through submarine views and a belly ride.
“Moon Palace strives to provide our valued guests with the ultimate all-inclusive experience. From our wave-simulator, FlowRider, and the new dolphinarium to our chic on-property nightclub, Noir, and our mouth-watering dining offerings, there is truly something for everyone at Moon Palace,” said Gibran Chapur, executive vice president, Palace Resorts. “As with all of our attractions, the Palace team worked tirelessly to ensure that every facet of the new Dolphin Discovery experience surpasses expectations, and will provide our guests and new residents with the best and most memorable dolphin encounter available.
Located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore and nestled between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach, Moon Palace Golf Spa & Resort offers guests more than 2,400 waterside and garden view rooms or golf villa suites. Luxurious accommodations are complemented by two children’s pools, one Golf Club pool, six Jacuzzis and four swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures include a new wave simulator, a water sports marina, sporting activities and a fully equipped fitness center and Connection Zone Kids Club. Travelers enjoy a variety of international cuisine at 15 restaurants, premium beverages and nightly entertainment at 16 bars and lounges.