I hope I am in the right forum (I also posted under Cancun), please forgive me if not! Sorry, this is kind of long...but I need your help!
My fiance and I have been researching honeymoons extensively and he likes the Caribbean (Turks & Caicos, Nevis, Grand Cayman--for the beaches mostly and to stay at the Ritz or Four Seasons). We agree that we both want to be on the beach and to be somewhere warm.
Before researching, we kind of said no to Mexico, the DR, Jamaica...maybe because they seemed so popular? I think he wants a place with exclusivity and since it's our honeymoon, wants a very special place. There's not a set budget, but I don't want anything exorbitant, either (hence no Bora Bora). We're 29 & 31, and don't want a party atmosphere, just want romantic and a place we can remember years from now. He doesn't want overly crowded, either, and would like to spend most of the time at the resort.
After doing my own research though, I think AI places in Mexico might fit the bill of what I'm thinking of: luxurious, friendly staff, ease of dining, good food, beautiful rooms, little alcoves to hang out in around the pool, being pampered, not getting bored of the resort too easily (which I fear would happen at a smaller resort). The thing that might be off-putting for him is the size of the resorts...
I would love to hear pros and cons of both SMB and EPM, though. They both look so great to me. We'll be going the first week of November. Which would you pick and why? Do you think staying at both resorts (one for 3 days and the other for 4) would be a good idea? I personally like the idea of trying both resorts, because I feel like we'd get to experience 2 beautiful places. I read SMB has a better beach, so I think I'd want to book that for the latter part of our stay. I initially thought I really wanted snorkeling, so that would be great if it was a possibility, but just being able to swim in the ocean would be nice.
Thoughts? Please help! We're trying to make a decision within the next few days. Thank you!!