First of all, I am so happy that Hurricane Dean did not do the damage everyone feared it would and that my beloved Cancun is OK. Secondly, if anyone is interested, I posted a trip report of the Cancun Palace for our stay 8/9 - 8/16. It is located in the Cancun Hotels section. We arrived home prior to Dean (as we did 2 years ago prior to Wilma - I guess I am lucky). Thanks to everyone here for all the great tips! Now I can start planning next year's trip!