I hope this doesn't show as a double post, but i can't seem to find my post anywhere on the boards.
I *think* we have narrowed our choices down to these 2 resorts for a 4 night stay....though there are so many to choose from, it's quite daunting!
The price for a Level Adults Only suite at Melia is the same price as a luxury garden view at the Paradisus Real, if I pre-pay now. From reading, it seems that people think the Paradisus is a bit of an upgrade from the Melia, but the new rooms at the level look pretty nice.
We are a couple in our mid-30's who don't have kids, though I kids don't both us really. Most important to us is beach, which seems the same at both, calm nice water. We also like a nice pool for an evening dip. After that we are about a comfy bed and room with a balcony--close to ocean is ideal, though not going to pay for that this trip... so garden view will have to do.
Other things that matter:
-Proximity of bars to the beach/pool so we can get drinks during the day
-Quality of food and i guess ease of getting reservations
-Some nightlife would be nice but we don't need a huge party
-Nice grounds and don't mind walking for 10-15 minutes to eat, but our room being near the beach and pool is a priority as well as close to at least one place to get drinks.
any advice on what to choose?