(Closed) Opinions needed- cabo, punta cuna, riviera maya

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Secrets Maroma Beach in Riviera Maya.  Absolutely amazing honeymoon! We were there for 10 days and didn’t get sick of it once.  I was a bit hesitant to choose an AI because of prior bad food experiences elsewhere, but this food was amazing!  I also liked that there really aren’t any upgrade options.  I’ve been to others where you feel like it doesn’t actually include anything good, but the only extra charges at Secrets was really good wine (I had the house at most meals, included, and it was great) and the super top shelf tequila (think $200+ per bottle back home).  Hope this helps!  I know it’s one of the pricier places, but to me, it was well worth it.  Plus, we did a honeymoon registry through Secrets which was really helpful.  My family thought it was a great gift option.  Lastly, we booked a package through Orbitz as it was by far the best deal.

Post # 34
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153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I HIGHLY recommend Excellence Riviera Cancun.  We’ve been there 3 times, the last time being this past May.   Here is the link:

http://www.excellence-resorts.com/caribbean-and-mexico-destinations/excellence-riviera-cancun

 

The food is always good and there is a good mixture of different cuisines.   Drinks are always good and Alejandro at the pool bar was our favorite bartender all week!   The thing about the dress code that someone above mentioned is not entirely true.   While there is a dress code for dinners, there really isn’t any for breakfast or lunch.  I’ve gone to breakfast in shorts and a tshirt and lunch in my bathing suit with a cover up.  All they ask is that you don’t go in a wet bathing suit.  But its so hot there that bathing suits usually dry in like 15 min anyway.   And for dinners I have worn sundresses, capris, nice shirts, sandals, etc. and Fiance has worn polo shirts or short sleeved button ups and long linen pants with sandals (just no flip flops).   So the dress code really isn’t THAT strict.   I’d be happy to share some pics from previous vacas too if you want to see something that isn’t on the website 🙂

Post # 36
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810 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@mu_t  for real! We are honeymooning in Punta Cana in a little over a month. I had not heard many negatives until reading this thread. Yikes. Too late now, and I think it’ll be lovely. Fingers crossed!

Post # 37
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149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@moeshawn  We didn’t really need to go outside of the resort.  We did go to Chitzen Itza, which honestly, was really underwhelming.  It was super hot and there are literally hundred of vendors all around the site trying to sell you a bunch of kitchy garbage.  Coba and Tulum (we went on a previous trip) were much nicer and actually had more to see.  We went to Xel-Ha for a day and with all the kids running around it felt more like disney world.  Would have rather taken a snorkeling trip.  Hope that helps!

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