The Occidental Allegro, which had also been run under the name Holiday Village White Sands Resort after some kind of management agreement with First Choice Vacations of the U.K. It appears that the agreement was terminated after about 1 year of a 5 year deal.
There were a couple of stores plus car rentals right across the highway.
The main desk, lobby, and there's a store on the left.
I'm not sure whether these people are time share or tour reps, but they are placed at the exit from the lobby onto the grounds.
The main restaurant.
That's the door to the business center & where guest relations is found.
The entertainment area.
I'm pretty sure this is no longer in use, but I don't have any specifics as to whether it still exists or has been removed.
This areal rope climb wasn't included in the all inclusive plan. I don't know what it cost to use it or whether it's still an extra cost activity.
The water slides have to be very popular with kids (of all ages).
That's a big water canon in the middle for water fights with people on the slide complex.
Most of the center area from the beach to the rope climb is pools & restaurant / bars.
A play area for kids.
I think this area is the kids club.
The next batch of photos were taken down at the far end of this pool.
The dive shop is right down the sidewalk.
The Royal Suites VIP area, which is not included in the standard package.
Restaurant for Royal Suites members.
This is a leftover from the old layout. There is now a big pool with the water slides where the number 18 is placed.
This store is in the lobby.
There's a hammock on the balcony of all units.
Looking towards the Allegro from just north of the Grand's property line.
There's very little rock or turtle grass along this stretch of beach.
That's the pier at the Allegro.
Getting close to the southern edge of the Allegro property.
The next set of photos should give a pretty good idea of what the beach is like at the Allegro.
This (in my opinion) is the best section of beach any of the resorts have. It is free of ironshore & there isn't much grass in the water.
It's pretty obvious that the majority of the beach floor here is sand, or more accurately a sand like substance made from the weathering of bits of coral, shells, limestone etc that has been ground down over time.
Some of the included watersports gear available.
Dive Palancar HAS BEEN REPLACED BY PRO DIVE as the on site dive op and their shop is on the south west corner of the property.
Looking south along the beach towards the Grand.
Although people think of it as sand the beach is actually a mix of broken down coral & shells, and it's both cool to walk on and very soft so you really work your toes & ankles.
There's a short debris area just as you enter the water (washed in by the waves) but once you get out a few feet it's a nice soft bottom.
This is the page from the Grand but I'm pretty sure the same services & prices will be available at the Allegro
This is the map they are still supplying, but it doesn't reflect many new additions / changes to the grounds.
I've added these photos to show the changes I saw. There may be more but these are the important ones.
This is the section where the rooms are closest to the beach. The buildings with 60 series numbers are for the Royal Suites upgrade.
This area houses the main restaurant, front desk, business center, and spa, plus the parking lot.