Thanks in advance for your time! I'm travelling with a group of 8 women (total) to this area in March 2014. We're planning to celebrate our 40th birthdays. Our original must haves were
-smaller resort, villa type accomadations
-close to cultural excursions
-great food and drinks
-under $2000 per person.
We'd really like to get as much bang for our buck as possible. A 5 star if possible, but know that we'll likely be looking at 4-4.5 star. We're starting to realize that maybe we should be looking at bigger resorts that offer more...well, more everything I guess and maybe considering resorts that aren't adult only. Our reason for an adult only resort was mostly based on not having to spend time in pools with lots of little kids splashing us. Oh, and as one of the girls said "I'm on vacation, I don't want to worry about whether I can say F&!K at the pool". lol.
Some that we've been considering are the Grand Bahia Properties (Coba, most likely), the Ocean Maya and the Grand Sirenis. We're coming from Nova Scotia (if that helps).
Any thoughts on any of the above? Any that you might suggest that we take a look at? As you can see our "musts" may not be as "must" as originally thought. The idea of shopping on site and a lazy river sound really fun, but probably won't be available at smaller, adult only resorts.