My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace Mexico ~2 yrs ago, and really enjoyed it, particularly the beach (I hope it's still there after last year's hurricanes). We are thinking of going back in early March, but not sure if we should try someplace new or play it safe and stay at Riu Palace again. I heard from a friend that the nearby Secrets was a great resort, and maybe more of an age-appropriate crowd for us (we're in our early 30s with no kids and found that the Riu Palace crowd was a bit older). After reading the posts, I'm a bit concerned that Secrets' beach might be rocky and a disappointment...I hear more about their wonderful pool, which is great, but we are beach people first and foremost. Has anyone stayed at both and can offer a good comparison? Secrets appears to be a bit more money, and I am trying to decide....Also, I've heard that Royal Hideaway is amazing, but is it really worth an extra $2000 to stay there and is their beach decent? It sounds so lovely, but I'm concerned about getting my money's worth with such a difference in price. Any advice/comparisons on these particular resorts would be very much appreciated.