Since it's storming here, I'm doing our group vacation research for Feb 2011. 2 - 4 couples, ages 39 - 60.
We love Punta Cana, DR for its beach - great for walking on forever in bare feet and once in the water, it's all sand. This year I want to go to the Riveria Maya (for the first time).
We love - AI's, a great beach for swimming/walking, big pools, lots of bars/restaurants, nightly entertainment, and international brand drinks would be a plus. The guys like to explore, so a big resort complex would be great too...otherwise, if a trip to PDC isn't too far away, they could explore that as well?
In searching affordable vacation packages, the first few stand out:
Catalonia Royal Tulum (adults only, never done that before)
There are other resorts...but, I can only do so much research at a time before getting a headache.
Between the Riu's and Barcelo's - which beach is better?
CRT gets great reviews, we are a group that loves our cocktails and meeting new people from different places, will it be too quiet?
I'm sorry if these questions are too redundant, but I am completely overwhelmed and need your help.