Post # 1
We are planning on honeymooning in Cancun/Riviera Maya area in June – we can go for about 10 nights at an all-inclusive resort, but not as nice and not as many good reviews, or about 7/8 nights at a resort like Secrets Maroma Beach or an Excellence resort which have great reviews. I know 2 nights longer doesn’t sound like much and that is why I am leaning much more towards the nicer resort, but I can just imagine myself on that last night wishing we had more time! What do you think?
Post # 3
If it’s only a difference of two nights, I would say go for the nicer resort. You would probably wish you had more time at the end of your honeymoon regardless.
Post # 4
Nicer hotel. It’s always nice to be pampered. Plus you can always take a long weekend vacation if you feel that you haven’t had a long enough honeymoon a few months later.
Go get spoiled girl!
Post # 5
I would go for the longer one personally!
Post # 6
For the first time in our lives we stayed in a really fancy hotel for part of our honeymoon, and it was amazing. Worth every penny, and it really was perfection for both of us after the wedding. Nicer resort all the way!
Post # 7
IMO, it’s better to go for a shorter time (7/8 nights is actually perfect!) then for 10 nights in the “wrong” hotel. You may want to stay longer after the nice hotel, but that’s just a sign that it was great! If you are having a bad experience at the less expensive hotel, you will find 10 days wayyyy tooo long.
Post # 8
@Mrs.Firefly1: totally agree. Splurge on the nicer resort.
Post # 9
I think it depends on what the “less nice” resort is like. I went to an all inclusive in Punta Cana and it was amazing! The nicest hotel I’d ever seen and they provide you with so much to do. Not to mention that the ability of having a wide variety of easily-accessible food in a foreign country is very appealing to me. I would go for the longer stay. But that’s just me.
Post # 10
I agree with the rest of you, 7-8 nights is plenty! You’ll never want to go home after a wonderful trip with your honey, anyway. You might as well splurge on a place you might not afford for a regular vacation.
Post # 11
It’s your honeymoon. treat yourselves to the nicer resort.
Post # 12
I would go for the nicer resort. Like you said it’s only two days shorter. Also, personally I would only want to spend that amount of time at a resort. My girlfriend went on a two week honeymoon (all at one resort) and by the second week was wanting to go home or at least somewhere else. They repeated the shows, food, etc. on a weekly basis.
Post # 13
I voted longer stay, but after reading that it would only be a matter of two extra days, I say splurge on your dream resort.
Post # 14
I just got back from Cancun and stayed at The Royal In Cancun. This resort had HIGH HIGH ratings but I was ready to leave after about 3 days and didn’t like the hotel zone. The resort was “great” – the food was abundant, staff was EXCELLENT, and rooms were luxe. But there was no privacy. The hotel zone is busy and that wasn’t my style. Our balcony had no privacy, as our neighbor was three feet aaway and the people above (some dudes) would come out while I was on the balcony hammock and stare at my boobies. Cancun felt like Miami.
So with that said, if you’re into the party folks and being around a lot of people – stay at the all inclusive. But with reviews that aren’t stellar, I am hesitant that you’d like it. I actually would have liked to eat at the restaraunts on the lagoon side of the street rather than our resort.
Riviera Maya is a different story – all of my friends who vacation there love it and, as I understand it, there aren’t as many people. That might be a place you could stay longer at.
Post # 15
I would for sure go to the nicer one rather than the longer one. Personally I’d rather be sad that we couldn’t stay for two extra days, than be sad the entire vacation that our resort wasn’t as nice as we wished it would be!
Post # 16
i think it depends how picky u really are. for me, the less nice resorts are usually fantastic for me, just have the beach there in the riviera maya would be all i need. so i would probably opt for the longer stay
then again being pampered is also fun. maybe make a pros and cons list to help u decide.