the Reef Playacar to the Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda!
Was looking online and found that we could stay at the BBGE for only another $115 more than what we paid for our trip to the Reef.
I know the Reef is a much smaller hotel, limited dining ameneties, smaller beach and the reviews lately have not been good, but when we booked it was the only one that was in our price range. The air fare was the problem when we booked, but prices have dropped so now other hotels fall within our range.
I know that the BBGE is much bigger, has many more dining options, my guess the beach is bigger and they offer more options in the way of alcoholic beverages (Reef only offers one beer that's draft and the liquor choices were limited).
One of my concerns is the proximity of the two hotels. I do not want to be very far away from PDC. I beleive that the Reef is north (?) of PDC and only a 10 minute ($5 cab ride). Which way is BBGE and what would it cost to go to PDC. Also another concern was that we could not walk very far down the beach staying at the Reef. Anyone know how far we could walk, in either direction from BBGE? Would we be able to walk to PDC from the beach?
I know lots of questions, but I'm just not sure so looking for some advice from others that have traveled to this area before and know about both hotels, area....
As always, any advice is appreciated.