I am planning our annual anniversary trip and have decided on an AI in PC for end of April 2015. This will be our first time to PC but we’ve stayed in a few different AIs over the years for family vacations – Mexico and Costa Rica. For Thanksgiving 2014 we are returning to our favorite AI so far - the Palladium Riviera Maya - for the variety of things to do day and night and solid food, drinks and service. We’ve also enjoyed Carib Real (destination wedding), Barcelo Maya (upgraded to club premium), and Barcelo Tamarindo. I loved most everything about the Barcelo Maya – especially the pools being so close the beach – but I found it incredibly boring after dinner. I never found any live music or anything in the bars/lounges, etc. The adult kids loved the disco and such, but I prefer a more lively before/after dinner atmosphere.
Ok, since this trip is just my husband and me, I wanted to splurge a little on something a little more lux and romantic. Our “want” list:
Lively/fun atmosphere – bars/lounges after dinner
Good drinks – I don’t need top shelf but do want good international brands
Relatively easy to get shaded chairs at beach and pool
Price under $5k total flying out of DFW
Newer/updated rooms if possible
Air conditioned eating areas
My list so far, in no particular order:
Majestic Elegance, Royalton, Royal Suites Turquesa, Excellence – am I missing any others?!
I’ve been scouring the boards for days and still not sure which of these would be our best fit. We aren’t super picky so I’m sure we’ll have a fantastic time wherever we go, but wanted to check with you experts out there if you feel any would be better suited for us than the other. Thank you!!