(Closed) Where in Mexico??

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
11267 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@amille56:  i would suggest the mayan riviera.  it’s beautiful.  the hotels are wonderful and you can do as much or as little as you want.  i would avoid cancun and playa del carmen directly b/c they are too touristy.  nice to visit for the day but not as nice to stay.   we were just there a few weeks ago and stayed in puerto morelos at the now jade.  our 2nd visit to that resort.  i would highly reccommend it.  they also have a ton of excursions available along that coast ranging from adventure, culture, scuba, ruins, etc. 

Post # 4
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sorry.. I have nothing to add… but I just wanted to say when I read the title of your post, I thought it said “Where is Mexico?” and I was like wtf?!

I have been to Puerto Vallarta and it is the nicest of the really ‘touristy’ cities, though personally I think I would want to go somewhere more remote/smalltown

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I second Riviera Maya, especially Tulum. I loved it there. It has a handful of large hotels, but so many amazing boutique cabanas/resorts as well that are beautiful, secluded, amazing.

Post # 6
31 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

i just booked our anniversary trip to the El Dorado in the Riviera Maya …the smaller one (maroma beach).  There were way too many to choose from.  For my honeymoon, I enlisted a travel agent and she was amazing (we did Sandals in St. Lucia) so I did some price shopping and dang, she came back with upgrades and pointed us to the right fit.  Will post a review when I get back, but FYI, Jennifer D at travelbyvip.com 

I looked at the Royal in Playa


Secrets and the El Dorados and ultimately the freebies from my TA and the  beach had me select the El Dorado. Message me if you need any other tips!

Post # 8
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We almost went to Le Blanc in Cancun for our honeymoon. My parents have been multiple times and said it’s the most incredible and romantic place they’ve ever been. It’s definitely spendy, but it’s all-inclusive, and EVERYTHING is top quality.

Post # 9
197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We got engaged at The Royal in Playa del Carmen and also spent a night at The Royal in Cancun. We liked them both but I definitely would go back to either of them! I also know people who won’t stay anywhere but the El Dorado and have some other friends honeymooning there in Oct. I’m a hardcore travel stalker and spend lots of time staring at beach vacations and I still kick myself for not booking Secrets Maroma for our original trip to Mexico!! I’ve run across several people who honeymooned there and they absolutely loved it! 

Post # 10
1175 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We honeymooned at a small resort in Mexico last December.  There were 120 rooms, but because it was still early in the season, probably half the rooms were empty.  It was fairly pricey because we had a cabana just steps away from the water, but we loved the intimate feel of the resort and would go back in a heartbeat.  The food was excellent (although limited in selection since there is only one restaurant), staff was amazing and knew us by first names, and housekeeping was wonderful too. If you want to check it out:  http://www.mahekalbeachresort.com/ (In person, it looks EXACTLY like the pictures!)

Post # 11
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We just honeymooned in Puerto Vallarta! We loved it. We actually stayed in a resort north of the city in an area called Nuevo Vallarta. We skipped the all-inclusive part of our hotel and opted to get food on our own. Most days we walked down the beach to Bucerias, a lovely little beach town with lots of great restaurants and taco stands. If we were to go again, we’d probably stay in Bucerias. You can still take a bus or taxi into the city, which we did once or twice. I thought it was the perfect mix of doing city/touristy things, and relaxing on the beach/by the pool. We also did a fantasitc dinner/show called Rhythms of the Night. It was a wonderful honeymoon! 

Post # 12
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

El dorado royale resort & spa = best vacation I ever had.  its in the mayan riveria, is adults only, and has delicious gourmet only restaurants

Post # 13
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

reading your description made me think of Fiance and I because that’s all we are really aiming for, too. we don’t need to be entertained every minute – in fact I don’t plan to leave our suite very much and it  seems (and I’ve heard) at Capella, Ixtapa you don’t really have to.


this is where we’re going in just a few weeks!! every room has it’s own private plunge pool and a fantastic view. i’ll let you know how it works out 🙂

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