Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are trying to plan a Labor day weekend trip to Cabo, but I am so torn on where to stay! I’ve read a few of the older threads, but I was wondering if anyone had gone recently and would recommend their all inclusive resort.
I LOVE the ME resort, but it’s not all inclusive :(. Riu Palace is also on my list, but I’ve heard that it’s a pain in the butt to get reservations for dinner? or all meals? If anyone has stayed at the Riu resorts I would love to hear if you had any issues with getting reservations or well, food in general because Darling Husband and I like to eat! 🙂
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Never stayed at the Riu in Cabo but I have stayed at the Riu Palace in Negril, Jamiaca and Maya Riviera, Mexico and they all have a standard because they are Riu properties. You can only book a la cartes the morning that you want to go. They start taking reservations at 8am but lineups start about 7:45 ish…not a big deal, you get up go down to the Lobby and make your reservation for that night and go back to bed or whatever you wanna do. Both properties were incredible, TONS of food (there were 2 buffets in Jamiaca and 3 in Mexico so LOTS of food) plus your a la cartes I think they both had 5 a la cartes….. food is always available all day and both had 24 hour room service that was free. You wont regret a Riu property we always travel to a Riu or Iberostar (which are just as amazing)!
Post # 4
Have you checked out Zoetry? It looks gorgeous and gets great reviews! I’ve never been to Cabo so can’t recommend anything from personal experience, but we’re going there for our Honeymoon. Based on what I’ve been reading online, Cabo isn’t really the place for AIs, since they have so many great restaurants in the area. So we’re just staying at a regular resort, will probably eat some meals there, and some off property.
Post # 5
Don’t think I can be much help to you for all inclusive resorts in Cabo, but having just spent 7 days there on Memorial week…I can definitely recommend eating out, it may be cheaper and give you a chance to explore and sight see. We stayed at the Wydnham on the Marina, next door was a bar that served a decent breakfast for about 4-6 dollars and tacos were fantastic (Al Pastor and shrimp ones were the best!)….also in Cabo there are many, many restaurants along the marina that you can explore, also we found an awesome place called Pancho’s that was next to another place called (Maro’s…more on this later) that served the best breakfasts you could think of… and inside or more like alongside the Mall there are some restaurants , which is great too….they even have a great movie theater inside of the mall….movies in mexico are about $4 bucks….really a great deal…..we ate at Maro’s which is know for their lobster and their signature drink (Margarita and Corona, called Mother’s milk…lol)….I would say stay and get the breakfast but explore your options for dinner by having dinner someone else….we managed to spend about 40 dollars a day on food and drink between the 2 of us for 7 day period…..also remember that food and drink is served at the bars on the beach….we hung out a lot at the Mango Deck on the beach they had 2 for 1 deals and served food….all the restaurants we went had the option to pay in US Dollars and Pesos.
Post # 6
I’m going to Couples Swept Away in Jamaica end of Aug…I ALMOST booked RIU Tropical Bay Palace but after reading a lot of people complaining about having to wake up super early and line up at 7:45 am to make dinner appts that wouldnt even be guaranteed for the time you want…(they only can give so many ppl the time they want so some reviews stated they ended up with a late reservations which made them grumpy), I decided since i’m going to do AI, I want to go all out…. and I know im going to be having some jetlag, so i will want to sleep in, and not have to worry about setting an alarm clock to make dinner reservations for a place i’m paying money for AI…so thats how I made my decision.. Also, i did a lot of research to find that with some resorts the transporation is already included in the package but with RIU, you gotta pay extra…In the end, CSW only turns out to be a little more but easier so I dont have to worry as much about booking stuff separately….Also I was interested in the beach section of where the resort was located being more beautiful..hehe..But if you’re an early bird or wont be jet lagged or dont think itll be a big deal and its a good deal for you and Fiance then go for it…!
Post # 7
Thanks girls!! Yea, I think we’ve given up on the idea of all inclusive. We like to drink so we figured we’d drink our money’s worth and eat out anyway. Since from what I read drinks are expensive!But now reading how cheap food really is there, I think I will forget all inclusive!!
We are just worried about getting around, and if it’s safe to walk around to look for food?
@dianeanthony: YES! the waking up to get a number to make reservations for dinner was very unappealing to us as well.