As always, I need to rely on TripAdvisor to make my next vacation choice! Last summer, my hubby and I went on our honeymoon to Playa del Carmen, for the first time! This June, we would like to head to Cancun for a little more "lively" environment. We MIGHT have some friends with us coming, or it might just be us two. We are 25 years old, we are teachers, so we like to relax, however, we like to have fun as well! Our typical trip would consist of laying by the pool, ocean action and maybe one or two day trips/excursions. We are looking for something AI since neither of us have ever stayed at an AI place and think it would be more convenient if we have others traveling with us. We will still like to venture out and try other places as well! :) (I'm hoping there are some authentic/hole in the wall places you can eat at in Cancun still)?
With all of this being said, I need hotel suggestions! I LOVE the idea/look of Live Aqua, but the cost is a little more than we are hoping. We would like to stay around 1,100/person. Is this do-able? From what I have found online, it looks like it is? I also looked into Temptations which seems great, but a little "too rowdy" maybe? I like the idea of the RIU resorts, but have no idea how to tell them all apart! In PDC we stayed at the Royal Haciendas so we are familiar with the Royal Sands and like it, but I heard the AI there is still iffy since they just incorporated it last year.
If you could give me ANY input that would be great, since we would like to book soon! :) Thanks so much for all your help!!