I have been researching Riviera Maya/Akumal and had narrowed it down to the Grand Palladium if we go there. However, I wanted to compare a few hotels closer to Cancun since my hubby has never been there and might want to see the nightlife there too. I just care about getting away and relaxing with out the kids but i want to compare some resorts. The things that are important to me are a nice and pretty beach that we can swim in with some shade/ palapas or beach beds, GOOD food- I like to eat at a la cartes every night if possible. We will be there for 4 nights. I also would like a decent pool w/ swim up bar or pool service. Some nightlife would be nice but not crazy parties. We are married, 40, and celebrating our 10 yr. anniversary without kids. I like luxury but don't have the budget for it. We found a great deal with an upgrade to the Royal Adults only section at the Palladium for $1665 total airfare and hotel from Houston for hte two of us and that is our max. I have found the RIU Cancu, Dreams Cancun, Cancun Caribe Park Royal Grand, and Fiesta American Condessa to be the only other resorts in Cancun that are the same rating and around hte same price or less. Any other suggestions or should we stick with the Palladium for the price?