What do you think about Cancun next spring? We would be going during spring break which is big bucks. I am worried about the surrounding areas still be rough due to Wilma. I know the hotels should be fine but..... Any thoughts?
I have a timeshare at the Gran Melia Cancun and they are not expected to be up and running until April - Cancun's infrastructure is not the most efficient under normal circumstances, so I have no idea how long it will take for electric and utilities to be back in operation. I have heard mixed reports that the airport may not be operational for a couple months, not to mention that most of their beautiful beaches are gone. I think you may just have to wait a couple months before you decide. I certainly hope that they get things fixed soon, so that those wonderful people can get back to a normal life.
I would keep a watch on www.tripadvisor.com, click on cancun and then go to their forums, they have people that live near Cancun that will be posting info on the site.
Cancun is very important to the Mexican economy. I would expect that they will make repairs to that city a high priority. I wouldn't worry. You've got a number of months before the trip.
Looks like a lot of progress has already been made, so I bet it will be a go way before Spring Break. I hope I can plan a trip as soon as my hotel is back up and running.