Post # 1
I’m attempting to book our Mexican honeymoon and I am feeling…overwhelmed!!!
Has anyone stayed at a resort that they absolutely LOVED? We haven’t even pinpointed yet where we would like to go. From what I can tell, we just need to point our finger at the map to find a nearby resort. We are thinking of doing all-inclusive, but I’m not sure on that either! (Haha)
We’re just looking for somewhere romantic, semi-secluded (without being scary!), and beautiful. Not really on much of a budget…I’d love to hear your suggestions!
Post # 4
Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya! Beautiful resort, good buffet food, nice rooms (though very open-concept in regards to the bathroom, you gotta be reeaal comfy with each other!) and GORGEOUS natural-looking beach. Think white sand but with beautiful rock formations here and there. I went with the Boyfriend or Best Friend in May of 2012 and it was AMAZING! Grab a beer or a fruit smoothie and chill out down the lazy river!
Post # 5
Oh and DEFINITELY do all-inclusive! Saves not only money but also a lot of hassle! It’s nice to literally not have a care in the world.
Post # 6
My fiance and I are getting married in Puerto Vallarta next year at Dreams PV. We’ve gone there twice in the past year because we love it so much. It has a private beach and every room has an ocean view; it is absolutely stunning. The staff is amazing and the food is awesome! Plus it has more of a couples feel so there aren’t kids there just to get smashed and be assholes. The city itself is SO neat and super easy to get to and safe. Puerto Vallarta is certainly different from the Cancun side but we definitely prefer it.
Post # 7
@squigglybaby: Excellence Cancun!
Post # 8
Excellence Playa Mujeres! It was absolutely AMAZING and Darling Husband and I can’t wait to get back!
Post # 9
for cancun/riviera maya – the ones with no reservations for restaurants are always good (otherwise it can be a bit tedious being told you are allowed 3 dinner reservations in the week and the rest of the time you HAVE to go to the buffet)
i liked the excellence canucn like a pp said – beachfront waiter service (i drank a LOT of sparkling wine hahaha) activities during the day (we tried air rifle shooting as my husband wanted to, which was bizarrely far more fun than i expected). great food, adults only. only negative was the wedding – it rained for 2 out of 3 days on our mini honeymoon after our Destination Wedding elsehwere hahaha
and OF course, people wer eplaying the towel game. but there is no hotel anywhere where they don’t
have also heard great things about dreams (family friendly i think) and secrets
for puerto vallarta – Darling Husband and i LOVED the palladium hotel, we went a few years ago. absolutely lovely. i guess its a chain so must be in other places too
i like all inclusives more than boutique hotels providing the food is decent and with a good variety. in hotels like excellence – theyre expensive but well worth it
Post # 10
Absolutely loved Secrets Maroma Beach. Quick flight, total relaxation. No complants.
Post # 11
I have never been to an all inclusive, but my boyfriend’s family owns a travel agency in Aukumal, just south of Cozumel so we go a lot, and I love it! You are going just at the end of sea turtle hatching season, so you should definitely do a lot of beach walking!
Post # 12
Moon Palace – in Cancun. It’s pricy but worth it. It’s considered a little more “Upscale” but the service is great and everything is well-organized.
My most recent favourite though is “Gran Bahia Principe Tulum”. I had a BLAST here every single day and night.
Post # 13
Thanks for the suggestions, girls!
I finally booked it – Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun! We actually got tired of looking for the “perfect” resort and just settled on one. From what I can tell, it’s rated about in the middle of the range that we were looking at – nice, but not overly luxurious as we won’t be spending a whole lot of time in our room. I can’t believe how affordable it is!!! I had budgeted about twice as much as we actually spent on hotel + airfare so we will be able to make it even more enjoyable by not being limited on extra activites. SO excited!!!