(Closed) Riviera Maya Honeymoon-December-Advice!!

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@bryant07:  I won’t be much help, but we are going to the El Dorado Casitas Royale (I believe it’s just a different section of the resort) December 9-15th. I think we are planning on doing some golf, fishing + the Xcarat park. We are very excited, and it looks like such a fun resort and area:)

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I have been there and it was wonderful! There is horse back riding and snorkeling. There are towns nearby like Playa Del Carmen for shopping, and places to swim with dolphins nearby. It is a very romantic hotel and you will love it! There are a few hotels nearby that are kind of more up-beat. If you are looking for a party or just a night out you can get visitor passes to them for the night. I would recommend going to the Palladium. The live shows are amazing and the disco is a blast! Not sure where there are any New Years celebrations, but I am sure if you ask the hotel they will give you any information. I hope you have a great trip!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@bryant07:  OMG that’s exactly where we’re honeymooning in 2 months and can’t wait. Actually we’re staying in the Casitas suites but the entire resort looks beautiful and my travel agent spoke very highly of it. I don’t have very much input at the moment but can definitely let you know in 2 months.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@bryant07:  sounds beautiful.  we like xel-ha and xplor.  xcaret is supposed to be really nice too.  there is so much to do and see along that coast.  you will never be bored.  i would go to playa del carmen too and walk along their “5th ave”.  it’s fun.

i guess it depends if you like adventure, culture, shopping, etc. 

http://www.viator.com/Riviera-Maya-and-the-Yucatan/d770-ttd?page=1&topx=1-15

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@bryant07:  I haven’t stayed at El Dorado Royale but I’ve been to both Cancun and Playa del Carmen.  I’m not sure what kind of activities you’re looking for, but a few of the things I really enjoyed was my trip to Chichen Itza (we also stopped at a cenote), going to Coba and then repelling down a cenote, kayaking in a river and doing some hiking (this was through Ecotours I believe) and Tulum was really beautiful (the beach there was fantastic!).  I’m a big fan of seeing any kind of ruins as you can tell.  We also went to Isla Mujeres one day my first time there and had a lot of fun renting a golf cart and driving around.  We found this amazing restaurant right on a cliff.  The food was great and the view was spectacular.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@bryant07 We just kind of explored on our own. The hotel will call a cab for you and you can just tell the driver where you want to go. There are cabs in Playa Del Carmen that you can hop in and get back to your resort. The horseback riding is on the beach, and its so much fun. If you speak with the concierge at the hotel they can help you plan excursions and give you information about things you can do outside of the resort. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@bryant07:  Read reviews on Trip Advisor. They’re usually pretty good.

I’ve been to the Mayan Riviera twice now.. it’s a lovely place. My suggestion would be to pack lots of heartburn and stomach pills. Sexy, I know.. but trust me, many people get sick when they go to Mexico. I went to a 5-star resort last time and both my bf and I were sick. My friends got sick on their last trip. If you can get that vaccine for traveler’s tummy, you should as it might help.

I avoided drinking the water and took all the precautions they tell you, but just in case, it helps to pack something!! I don’t think it’s a food quality issue or anything.. just different bugs I guess.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@bryant07:  xplor is more active.  there’s zip lines, underground caves that you can paddle through on a raft and swim through and a vehicle that you drive through the jungle.  we went there when it first opened.  they include a lunch buffet.

xel-ha is a bit more relaxed but still a lot to do if you want.  i’ve been there 2x.  i love the snorkling and the lazy river in the tubes. there’s a lot of restaurants and bars at this park all included in the price too.

http://www.xplor.travel/

http://www.xelha.com/

 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We stayed at a different resort in Mayan Riviera, but we did the Xcaret and Xplor. Loved both of the excursions. Lots to do at Xcaret…underground river, aquarium, a number of different buffets, beach, swimming with dolphins or sharks. The show at night is amazing and worth the entire day there. Xplor is great if your like more active activities. There is ziplining (ALOT of walking/stair climbing, but an amazing experience), paddling, underground river and ATV riding. We had an absolute blast!!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

This is old, but helpful! Any new advice?!

 

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