How did you pick your resort in Mexico? There are well over 300 choices so it can be overwhelming to choose. Here is what I did:
I built a spreadsheet so I could analyze the data. The spreadsheet listed hotels in Mexico, Aruba, Jamaica, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda as well as some others in the Caribbean. I put in columns with hyper links to each hotel so I could quickly look at them when I wanted to make comparisons. I also had hyper links for YouTube videos, and local attractions. There are columns for star ratings, costs, special notes, Pro’s, Con’s and reviews.
I did this for every hotel that I remotely liked. Then I color coded them in red green and yellow for a rating system. After I did this I showed it all to my wife. The first thing she said was how gay I was for doing this. Not nice!! The spreadsheet really helped us narrow it down. You could quickly compare costs and star ratings AND if you forgot what the hotel looked like you could click on a link and it would bring your right there.
After weeks of reviewing and reviewing and reviewing we narrowed it down to the Royal Suites Yucatan at the Palladium and the new Hard Rock spa in Rivera Maya. Two completely different types of places. The one thing that kept pulling us into the HR was the unlimited resort credit they are offering right now. Its $3600 USD for a 2 week stay. That is a BIG credit.
In the end we chose the Palladium. It was huge with lots of walking available. Very natural the way it is set into the jungle. It had big pools, a big beach and the suites offer butler service. The butler service was something I wanted for my wife. It’s our 25th anniversary and I wanted her to feel special.