I am currently booked into a Junior Suite at the Grand Sunset Princess, but after reading so many bad reviews I am seriously considering a switch to the Grand Sirenis Mayan Riviera in Akumal, which has very good reviews as far as I can tell.
I have to make the choice by tomorrow at the latest. So far my sister and I are planning to go to Chechen Itza, Hidden Worlds, and Xcharet as excursions. I love snorkeling so I want a hotel with a nice beach but that also has lots of shade on the beach and by the pools since I sunburn very easily. We are 31 and 26 years old and are looking for a relaxing trip with lots of exploring and water activities.
Can anyone make a recommendation to me as to what to do? We can't really afford to upgrade to a Platinum suite, and all of the good reviews for GSP seem to have come from platinum guests.
Is it much less convenient to be in Akumel? Are the excursions and airport transfers going to cost much more and will we be much farther from Chechen Itza? Is the Grand Sirenis worth the extra travel time?
This is so challenging...and I appreciate the help of anyone who writes back.
We really want the best vacation possible while still being somewhat conscious of our overall costs.