My family frequently travels to the Playa Del Carmen area. We have stayed at The Royal about 6 times and love it. I was so tempted to book mine and my fiancee's honeymoon there, because I am a creature of habit and knew we wouldn't be disappointed. However, my family convinced me to try somewhere different and book the only other place I considered - Secrets Maroma. I always wondered why it has been #1 on Trip Advisor for so long. The reviews make the place sound like heaven, so me and my fiancee decided to take a chance and book 2 weeks there.
As a result of spending more money on our honeymoon than we budgeted for, I decided to go with the standard junior suite partial ocean view room. I am starting to have regrets and wondering if we should have booked at least an ocean view. Having a clear view of the ocean is nice, but not very important for us. I just don't want to be stuck with a room far away from all of the main areas. I tried calling the company that we booked with to see if we can upgrade, and they said that in order to do this, we would have to cancel and then re-book our vacation.... another $1300 after all of the cancellation fees!! No way!!
Those that have been to Secrets Maroma, are we going to be disappointed with a standard room? Please advise!