I am on the fence about where to celebrate my wife's 40th birthday. It will be our first childless trip in 7 years. I was all ready to book ERC for June 15th-20th, however I have been reading negative reviews about the beach compared to other resorts. While I understand everything else (food, drink, pools, service, etc..) is top notch for an AI resort, my wife is a beach person. I've been to Punta Cana 3 times and while I understand that beach at ERC is not even close to that quality, is it still nice enough and calm enough for a beach person to enjoy (quality of sand, clear water, room to stretch, etc)? If it were entirely up to me, I'd choose ERC, but I want my wife to be happy with the beach.
Was favoring Secrets Moroma Beach for this reason until I saw the price. Any other high quality AI resorts on better beaches (on the Riviera Maya) you would recommend? Thank you so much in advance.