We went there for our honeymoon back in 2010 and had a great time.
You can check out my thread about it here.
Our amazing honeymoon to Cancun- Secrets Silversands!!
I knew before I got there that this was not a 5 star resort. We could not afford a 5 star resort. I’ve never been to an all inclusive resort before so my expectations weren’t that high. My husband has been to one in Jamaica. He thought Silversands was great! For the price, I would definitely go back to Silversands.
Like I said, if you are expecting a 5 star resort, you will probably be disappointed. I expected a 4 star resort so I was very happy with our honeymoon. Also, we wanted to go to an adult only resort. So Silversands worked with our budget and our requirements. (adult only, all inclusive, out of the country, 7 days, Under $2500)
If I could do my trip again, I would definitey go back to Selvatica for ziplining! LOTS of FUN!
The second excursion to Tulum was fun, too! It included ziplining activity, too.
Also, it rained for the first 3 days. We pretty much stayed in our hotel room. I wish I would have gone down to the lobby because they had indoor activities. We were bummed out because of the rain. Also, if there are forecast of rain, I would immediately go to the excursion desk and book an excursion. We didn’t do it the first 3 days because we thought it was raining everywhere. Well, we were wrong. On day 3 of the rain, we book a trip to Tulum. Which is about an hour south of the resort. The weather was perfect. Just because it’s raining on the resort, doesn’t mean it’s raining everywhere else.
When you get to the resort, they tell you to stop by the excursion. Don’t wait like we did. You usually can’t book excursions on the same day. So you have plan in advance or sign up for trips as soon as you get there. Selvatica tours has a website that you can prebook your tour. I would do this if you plan on going on an excursion in the first couple days of your trip.
Now I’m not saying that you won’t have fun at the resort. You will. With the beautiful pools, the activities, the food, the beach and the bars, you’ll be busy. But if you want to explore Mexico, try an excursion.
Oh, definitely check out tripadvisor.com. Some reviews you have to take with a grain of salt because negative people will always leave negative reviews. Like I said, I knew what to expect.