Post # 1
My fiance and I want to go see the Mayan ruins for our honeymoon. We’re the adventuring type, so we want to see the ruins, go for a hike in the jungle, maybe go snorkeling, that sort of thing. We want all-inclusive because we don’t want to take a bunch of money with us, and we want the convienance of pretty much everything being at the resort. We also have a small budget. (less than $3,000) So, what’s the best resort you’ve stayed at?
Post # 4
oo probably way out of your budget though.., i stayed through a timeshare
Post # 5
Look further south than Playa Del Carmen, maybe the Adventure Spa palace. Not sure what the prices are but a friend honeymooned there and had easy access to all the excursions.
Post # 6
We stayed at the Grand Palladium Kantenah in the Riviera Maya (it’s actually a chain of 4 resorts in one – the Kantenah, Colonial, White Sand and Riviera – and you have access to each of the resorts amenities) and we had a FABULOUS time. Close to everything, not a lot of kids and wasn’t too expensive. Great food, gorgeous beach, beautiful rooms. I would recommend the Kantenah since it had the nicest beach and was the quietest out of the 4 resorts. Check it out!
Post # 7
One of my friends just got back from her honeymoon in Mexico & she said her trip was $2800 (including flight tickets, all-inclusive, & she went on 2 excursions). She went through a travel agent.
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Hope this helps. I’m definitely going to look into it myself.
Post # 8
Secrets Maroma Beach was incredible! We went for 9 days staying in a Preferred Club for $3900 with everything…could have been much less had we stayed for a shorter period and in non-preferred. I posted a recap on my blog:
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Post # 9
Check out Dreams Tulum – it got great reviews and Darling Husband and I plan to go there next year!
Post # 10
We stayed at Princess Grand Sunset it was amazing $2,600 and close to many activities.
I highly recommend Coba (only ruin pyrimad you can still climb).
Post # 11
Yay! Date twin 🙂
I am getting married in the Riviera Maya, at the Barcelo Maya Palace. there are 4 different resorts on the same property and they all are gorgeous. They range from 4 to 5 star.
I can’t link stuff here at work but if you google it, you will find it easily.
Post # 12
@ORella2012: As far as budget goes, it depends on the time of year, how long you want to stay, & where you’re flying from. For adults-only resorts, we love the El Dorado, Excellence, Royal & Secrets properties. You also want to make sure you have easy access to many of the sites that you want to see & decide what other aspects are important to you (e.g., smaller, more intimate property or larger resort). Depending on your wish list, you should be able to find something. (Sidenote: do adults-only whenever possible for a honeymoon. There is nothing more UN-romantic then a bunch of kids running amok on the beach while you’re trying to relax [or around the pool], climbing on bar stools at a swim-up bar or going bonkers in a restaurant. Ugh!)
Post # 13
My friend just got back from a stay at Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun and raved about it. Also, I’ve done a lot of comparison shopping online, and I’ve found the best rates at http://www.b2cvacations.com. And finally, I agree that you should choose an adults-only resort – makes a huge difference when you’re on a honeymoon! (Come to think of it, I’m not sure the Now Sapphire is adults-only. Darn.)
Post # 14
@FMM: I second this!! We stayed at Princess Grand Riviera which is the identical other side of Sunset! Very beautiful resort.
Post # 15
I second Barcelo Maya Palace!! I was there for a wedding and its AMAZING!!!!
Post # 16
My husband and I went to the Excellence Riviera Cancun and I really can’t recommend it highly enough. We’re extremely picky about quality and this place was just absolutely top-notch, had a great time.