I can't believe that me of all people am asking this (I've been to cancun/riviera/playa multiple times... But I'm having to hardest time finding the "right" resort. I want to stay in Cancun, by the shops. I want a room that's not outdated, and a beach that is beautiful (no seaweed, stayed at the moon palace once and transferred right away to the sun palace) I am already booked to stay at ME Cancun. But after reading the reviews I am scared to death now of having a horrible EXPENSIVE time there. I read they even charge for bottled water! And $5/day for maid service annnd $5 per person for room service. I even upgraded to the ocean view room, but apparently you $$$REALLY$$$ need to upgrade at that resort or you'll get well liquor, slow service, etc... I'm in my 30's, I like a fun upbeat resort with pool entertainment, but I just can't seem to find a resort like I want. The reviews have me so indecisive. I'll read 5 great reviews, and then one so awful that one would never want to step foot on the resort! I don't want to stay at a place where there will be hundreds of small kids running around.
Basically here's what I am asking for help with...a resort that:
Beautiful beach no seaweed
Great drinks (meaning not watered down, no up charge for Bacardi, absolute...)
Great service staff
Isn't going to cost thousands of dollars (or I would have just upgraded to another room at ME)
Thanks to anyone that can offer any assistance.