First a little background: My wife and I are in our mid twenties. My best beach vacation thus far has been to Aruba, specifically Eagle Beach where the low rise hotels are and the beaches are quite empty. I hate high rise hotels and too many tourists during the day, which you can find in Aruba's high rise area. The Aruba forum directed me to Playa del Carmen as another great destination. However, my research gives me the feeling that Playa is too crowded for us. And I hate being approached on the beach by vendors, which is a deal breaker for me.
This led me to Tulum. My biggest fear at Tulum are bugs at night. Are there any beach low rise hotels/Cabanas without bugs? I can put up with fewer amenities like lack of electricity, but I simply hate bugs. If not, can someone recommend another city/hotel in Maya Riviera. We like to go explore, and need to be near good restaurants (no AI).