Post # 1
My fiance and I have decided that we’d like to go to Mexico for our honeymoon, but there are so many touristy spring break vibe areas, and we’d like to avoid those. We want to go somewhere where we can have a gorgeous view of the ocean, calm, peace, and just be married. 🙂 Suggestions bees? Did anyone go to mexico and hate it as a honeymoon destination? Any hotels you recommend? We’ve heard puerto vallarta is a nice town, anyone been?
Post # 3
@amille56: i would suggest the mayan riviera. it’s beautiful. the hotels are wonderful and you can do as much or as little as you want. i would avoid cancun and playa del carmen directly b/c they are too touristy. nice to visit for the day but not as nice to stay. we were just there a few weeks ago and stayed in puerto morelos at the now jade. our 2nd visit to that resort. i would highly reccommend it. they also have a ton of excursions available along that coast ranging from adventure, culture, scuba, ruins, etc.
Post # 4
Sorry.. I have nothing to add… but I just wanted to say when I read the title of your post, I thought it said “Where is Mexico?” and I was like wtf?!
I have been to Puerto Vallarta and it is the nicest of the really ‘touristy’ cities, though personally I think I would want to go somewhere more remote/smalltown
Post # 5
I second Riviera Maya, especially Tulum. I loved it there. It has a handful of large hotels, but so many amazing boutique cabanas/resorts as well that are beautiful, secluded, amazing.
Post # 6
i just booked our anniversary trip to the El Dorado in the Riviera Maya …the smaller one (maroma beach). There were way too many to choose from. For my honeymoon, I enlisted a travel agent and she was amazing (we did Sandals in St. Lucia) so I did some price shopping and dang, she came back with upgrades and pointed us to the right fit. Will post a review when I get back, but FYI, Jennifer D at travelbyvip.com
I looked at the Royal in Playa
Secrets and the El Dorados and ultimately the freebies from my TA and the beach had me select the El Dorado. Message me if you need any other tips!
Post # 7
@loving_life: Hahahaha your comment made me laugh so hard.
Thanks for all the suggestion bees!!! Love your help 🙂
Post # 8
We almost went to Le Blanc in Cancun for our honeymoon. My parents have been multiple times and said it’s the most incredible and romantic place they’ve ever been. It’s definitely spendy, but it’s all-inclusive, and EVERYTHING is top quality.
Post # 9
We got engaged at The Royal in Playa del Carmen and also spent a night at The Royal in Cancun. We liked them both but I definitely would go back to either of them! I also know people who won’t stay anywhere but the El Dorado and have some other friends honeymooning there in Oct. I’m a hardcore travel stalker and spend lots of time staring at beach vacations and I still kick myself for not booking Secrets Maroma for our original trip to Mexico!! I’ve run across several people who honeymooned there and they absolutely loved it!
Post # 10
We honeymooned at a small resort in Mexico last December. There were 120 rooms, but because it was still early in the season, probably half the rooms were empty. It was fairly pricey because we had a cabana just steps away from the water, but we loved the intimate feel of the resort and would go back in a heartbeat. The food was excellent (although limited in selection since there is only one restaurant), staff was amazing and knew us by first names, and housekeeping was wonderful too. If you want to check it out: http://www.mahekalbeachresort.com/ (In person, it looks EXACTLY like the pictures!)
Post # 11
We just honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta! We loved it. We actually stayed in a resort north of the city in an area called Nuevo Vallarta. We skipped the all-inclusive part of our hotel and opted to get food on our own. Most days we walked down the beach to Bucerias, a lovely little beach town with lots of great restaurants and taco stands. If we were to go again, we’d probably stay in Bucerias. You can still take a bus or taxi into the city, which we did once or twice. I thought it was the perfect mix of doing city/touristy things, and relaxing on the beach/by the pool. We also did a fantasitc dinner/show called Rhythms of the Night. It was a wonderful honeymoon!
Post # 12
El dorado royale resort & spa = best vacation I ever had. its in the mayan riveria, is adults only, and has delicious gourmet only restaurants
Post # 13
reading your description made me think of FI and I because that’s all we are really aiming for, too. we don’t need to be entertained every minute – in fact I don’t plan to leave our suite very much and it seems (and I’ve heard) at Capella, Ixtapa you don’t really have to.
this is where we’re going in just a few weeks!! every room has it’s own private plunge pool and a fantastic view. i’ll let you know how it works out 🙂