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    Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    My finance and I went to a travel agent today and we decided to go to Mexico for our honeymoon. We got some good deals down there. We were looking at 4 or 5 nights there. The area were looking at is 40 miles south of Cancun. They are all All Inclusive resorts. These prices reflect 4 night stays

    I was wandering if anybody been to any of these. Any info will help us decide which one to stay at

    Dreams Puerto aventuras resort and spa, around $1700

    Dreams Tulum, around $1900

    occidental Grand Xcaret, around $1950

    The Royal Playa del carmen, around $2199

    Just wandering what people thought about these


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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    Haven't been to any of those specific ones, spent my honeymoon at the Aventura Spa Palace in Playa del Carmen. Which is close, so I have the following tips to offer.

    1. Make sure it is adult only. We went to a resort at Xcaret for a day to snorkel, there were kids everywhere and it was much noisier and less relaxing than where we were.

    2. Don't plan on doing too many of the day trips. We went on a couple, but more because we felt we needed to. We had the most fun just hanging out at our resort. We went to the Tulum ruins one day, which was fun, and snorkeling another.

    Thats about all I got. It was nice down there, and we say often that we want to go back.



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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    About 5 years ago we stayed halfway inbetween Cancun and Tulum for 1200 a person for 6 days. We went through Apple vacations. If it has plenty of beach room and more than one pool. itll be nice.


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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    The Ruins were great, and a day trip to Playa was nice, but id stay away at night. A lot of "lurkers" eyein ya the whole time.


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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    stayed at the Barcelo Palace resort in Riviera Maya just south of Playa. 5 Star resort. The beach, food and service was outstanding. they also had great shows at the resort in the evening.



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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    My wife and I honeymooned at El Dorado Royale in Tulum. Definitely go with an adult-only resort, and stay for as long as you can. It's nice to have several days to take advantage of the all-inclusive resort and relax, but it's nice to have several days to get out and sightsee. We stayed for a week, and it wasn't long enough!



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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by MNclone View Post
    Haven't been to any of those specific ones, spent my honeymoon at the Aventura Spa Palace in Playa del Carmen. Which is close, so I have the following tips to offer.

    1. Make sure it is adult only. We went to a resort at Xcaret for a day to snorkel, there were kids everywhere and it was much noisier and less relaxing than where we were.

    2. Don't plan on doing too many of the day trips. We went on a couple, but more because we felt we needed to. We had the most fun just hanging out at our resort. We went to the Tulum ruins one day, which was fun, and snorkeling another.

    Thats about all I got. It was nice down there, and we say often that we want to go back.
    We spent our Honeymoon there. Absolutely fantastic place. I agree with the two tips above.



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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    The Royal Playa del Carmen is about a 1/2 block from 5th st/ave. It the long strip of restraunts shops and everything. The beach at the royal is nice but not that big and that area is a rocky in areas. But its a really nice place...we stayed at the sister hotel across the street for a bit less Gran Porto Real, most of the rooms at both hotels are facing the street and it is a public street so I highly suggest not getting a ground floor room.

    Iberostar resorts down there are really nice and really big, nice big beaches.

    Let me know if you have any questions.



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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    Moon palace is nice




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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    This is where we stayed. The buffet was ok, but the specialty restaurants were phenomenal. Nightly entertainment(which was very good as well) and a night club. 3 or so pools.

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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    Stayed here a couple years ago. It was pretty awesome.

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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    Just got back from Playa and we stayed at Rio playacar. It was nice. All inclusive but we got tired of eating all inclusive buffet style rather quickly. I'm not real a very big buffet fan anyway. Be sure to eat at Karens on 5 th ave. So good we at there twice and the service was outstanding. And rememeber, don't drink the water:>



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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    We spent our honeymoon at El Dorado Seaside Suites. It was a smaller adults only all inclusive. The really nice thing compared to other all inclusive resorts was every evening meal was in a restaurant. They had like six on the resort and since it is smaller they don't have the buffet for the evening. The beach was a little rocky but we had a swim up suite so didn't spend much time at the beach anyway. I had a friend that looked into Dreams Tulum and was pretty impressed by it. They were supposed to stay there but the travel agency screwed up the reservation so they went to El Dorado SS and the agency picked up the difference. Wherever you decide on, relax and enjoy your time there (It's not quite the same when you get back home )



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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    Quote Originally Posted by farmrmac View Post
    Just got back from Playa and we stayed at Rio playacar. It was nice. All inclusive but we got tired of eating all inclusive buffet style rather quickly. I'm not real a very big buffet fan anyway. Be sure to eat at Karens on 5 th ave. So good we at there twice and the service was outstanding. And rememeber, don't drink the water:>
    Or eat the ice, regardless of what Sammy says. I found that one out the hard way.


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    Re: Anybody been to all inclusive resort in mexico? Need help

    You won't be disappointed in any the options you have to chose from.

    check out
    Playa del Carmen, Mexico's Virtual Guide Book : Playa.Info
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    Playa del Carmen Business Directory, Maps & Reviews | Riviera Maya, Mexico | In The Roo

    They have forums with the same software as this one, they are searchable, use them and they have all the info you ever need.

    If you decide to go non inclusive, let me know, I can suggest some awesome places and hotels.

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