Hi guys. I want to thank everyone in advance for their help and input. I have become a Trip Advisor addict and my honeymoon won't be until next June. I have decided on the Riviera Maya region and have narrowed my search down to a couple places. At first I was looking at the Royal in Playa. There seems to be a ton of good reviews, but it seems kind of "cramped" to me in comparison to some other resorts. For instance, the pool area in the middle..when I look at pictures, it seems as though there is people everywhere. I also have read many reviews that say the beach is not very good. Before I rule out the Royal, could someone address my concerns?
The two that I'm really looking at is The Excellence RC and Valentin. Both seem to have good reviews, while the Valentin is newer and much larger. I have searched through the postings and read some comparisons, but it seems to be 50-50. My fiance and I will be first timers to an AI and I'm sure we won't be disappointed with any of the resorts I'm looking at, but I want to make the right choice as you only get one honeymoon:)