It is so overwhelming trying to choose a resort! We are a family of three (parents and one boy who will be turning 13 just before we arrive). We are planning a trip to Riviera Maya from 11/22/14-11/29/14. We initially started looking at PDC to see the ruins, cenotes, etc. After realizing how many areas there are and how many resorts I’ve found from PDC down to Tulum, PDC doesn’t necessarily have to be our destination.
Can you please offer your advice on the best resorts in the Riviera Maya based on our interests and things we are looking for? My son is very active and loves sports. My wife and I love food and would like to have good alcoholic drinks. We are looking for a large room with a private bedroom, good food, nice beach with beverage service, lots of activities for a 13 year old active boy. Would like something a little more upscale but not necessarily luxury. I think the biggest priority is that our son can stay busy.
We were initially going to book Paradisus-La Esmerelda in PDC but I’m a little concerned about the size of the beach and possible lack of activities. Our top choices are Paradisus and Grand Palladium in Akumal. Any comments on these resorts or other suggestions? Thanks!