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Honeymoon in Playa/all inclusive

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Honeymoon in Playa/all inclusive

Hi! Need suggestions for places to stay for honeymooners??? Looking for something on the beach, fun but relaxed.. First timers in Mexico! Any opinions on AI? Thanks :)

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D'you want to be IN Playa del Carmen or just close?

If the former, then I'd suggest the Royal Playa del Carmen. If being close is good enough, then look at Royal Hideaway. Both are adult only resorts and get great reviews and lots of repeat guests (always a good sign) but they are on the higher priced end of the spectrum.

If you like a lot of night life and plan on clubbing and/or bar-hopping most nights, then you should stay close to PdC. If the two resorts mentioned are bit too spendy, then look at any of the resorts in Playacar.

If you don't need shopping and nightlife on your doorstep, then there are plenty of other great resorts both in Cancun (Excellence Playa Mujeres, Live Aqua) and scattered throughout the Riviera Maya (Valentin Imperial Maya, El Dorado Maroma, Catalonia Royal Tulum or any of the Secrets resorts) that would be lovely. They would, however, involve a taxi ride to "civilization", so you're going to have to balance out the potential of a less expensive resort with higher transportation costs throughout your stay.

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2. Re: Honeymoon in Playa/all inclusive

Thanks so much! Great info! We will be in Mexico for a month so we're going to split our time around the places you mentioned :) thanks again

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3. Re: Honeymoon in Playa/all inclusive

AI's suck

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Be very careful with your research as all beaches are not equal. Personally I think the beach at the Royal sucks compared to the Hideaway. Why not experience many towns by staying non AI for part of the time?

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Beach Palace and Plyacar Palace are both nice AI's both on good beaches with a fun crowd and things to do nearby if you want to leave the resort!

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So.. We're not going to go with AI.. We are both to adventurous! What could you recommend in playa that's not AI? Good beach, nice room (with jacuzzi if we can and balcony) close to everything??? So playacar is the main area? Sorry if I sound stupid but just have no idea! Don't have much care for price range if the hotel is good quality but don't want to pay extreme prices, thanks!

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7. Re: Honeymoon in Playa/all inclusive

nothing in the reviews appealed?

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8. Re: Honeymoon in Playa/all inclusive

Money no object - then look at the El Taj condos. More budget friendly - Playa Maya.

Playacar is NOT the main area. It's located just south of Playa del Carmen and has good beaches (many say better than PdC itself). This is where you'll find several Riu AI hotels and the Royal Hideaway (another AI).

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