Good morning everyone, my husband and I have traveled to Cancun once before. We travelled in June of 2006 and stayed at the Barcelo Tucancun. We liked the beach at this property (beach is a top priority) as well as the proximity of the downtown bar/restaurant/shopping scene. When return this time, however, we were hoping to stay somewhere that has better food and drinks and perhaps caters more towards adults/couples. In terms of rooms, we would love somewhere we could get an oceanview room, but won't be in the room much, so are willing to be flexible here.
We have read reviews on the The Royal and the Sun Palace, but these are a bit more than we were hoping to spend. We also checked out Secrets Silversands but think we would prefer to be in Cancun where it's easier to explore off the resort than in Playa del Carmen. I was hoping there are some Mexico travelers out there who might be able to recommend some great AIs in Cancun with a great beach, great food, great drinks, and wonderful amenities. We like resorts with a lot of options in terms of restaurants and bars. Again, we would prefer adults-only, but realize there are not many of these and this might not fit the budget (<$3,000 w/ flight for 8 nights), so we are open to family-friendly resorts as well.
Thank you in advance for all of your suggestions! We appreciate your expertise!