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List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

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List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

On a scale of 1-10. This was a previous topic that was closed due to inactivity in the past 6 months but a good way for people to get a feel for the various resorts.

Mine:

Crown Paradise - 8 (pre-hurricane) Fun place, lots to do, liked the adult only pool

Golden Crown - 9 (pre-hurricane) - great beach, friendly staff, no need to book ala cartes (adults only)

Golden Parnassus -6 (formerly Golden Crown - post hurricane) Beach sucked, service wasn't as good but this was before they did the beach restorations

Excellence Playa Mujeres - 9 - beautiful resort, swim out room

Grand Sirenis - 9 - beautiful, great location, great snorkelling, lazy river etc. Have been here twice.

El Dorado Seaside Suites - 9.5 - beautifil smaller resort. Excellent services, adults only, ala carte with no reservations required. Beach is very shallow with lots of coral.

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Grand Sunset Princess -9.5- resort was beautiful and the staff was fantastic!!!

Grand Serinis- a solid 9- great staff,food was great! we went back a second time and was just as good!

Grand Excaret-9- as well. Loved this resort for the wildlife everywher and the staff was awesome! Food was also very good :)

Grand Bahie Principe-7- It was years ago but the food wasn't great. The resort grounds were lovely .

Sandos Caracoal - 8- We were there the year they had the fire so things were a little up in the air but we had a great time and the staff were fantastic even it some of the resort did burn down :)

Blue Bay Grand Esmerelda - I'll let you know ! Are heading down August 8th!!!

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Barcelo Maya Tropical - 9 - Pools are huge, separate pool for volleyball, basketball, food was good, great water park for kids, nice beach, used free water trikes, kayaks, etc at Barcelo Maya Beach next door.

Ocean Coral & Turquesa - 8.5 - Tables in the buffet restaurant (and some others) had horizontal bars that we hit our knees on every time we tried to scoot up to the table (ouch). Not enough water activities or availability to start a game on your own. Food was good, master suite was HUGE, but the sofa bed was terribly uncomfortable.

Blue Bay Getaway (Temptations) - 7.5 - Food was ok, rooms just ok, bed was hard as a rock, very adult only.

El Dorado Royale - 9 - Adult only, very quiet, food was good, rooms are really nice, beautiful grounds, huge resort - long walk to get around, beach is nice but there were huge sandbags in the water, not much to do at night.

Cancun Palace - 9.5 - Made us glad we became Palace Members. Not 10 because of the room size. Beds are comfortable, Love the beach, location, food, service, activities, spa, $1500 promotion, nice kids water play area.

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3. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

To many resorts to mention over the last 20 or so years but the best I have ever been to without a doubt has been the Grand Velas.

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4. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

Grand Velas 10

LeBlanc Spa Resort 9

El Dorado Seaside Suites 8

Secrets Capri 7

NOW Sapphire 7

LIVE Aqua 7

Iberostar Grand 7

El Dorado Royale Casitas 6

Excellence Playa Mujeres 6

Beach Palace 5

Barcelo Palace 5

Edited: 26 June 2011, 14:15
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5. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

Secrets Maroma Beach - 10

XCaret Grand - 10 (had kids with us - always better)

Secrets Silversands - 9.5 (second visit)

Aventura Spa Palace - 9.5 (honeymoon)

Excellence Playa Mujerus - 9

Secrets Silversands - 7 (first visit)

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6. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

I would think any reports more than five years old would be meaningless data.....

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7. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

I forgot Zoetry which I would give a 7.

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8. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

Le Blanc - 9

Iberostar Grand 8.5

Royal Hideaway Playacar 8

Secrets Maroma 6

Excellence Riviera Cancun 6

Iberostar Tucan 5

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9. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

Aventura Spa Palace (1st) - 10

Moon Palace - 9

Aventura Spa Palace (2nd) (wedding) - 11!! :0)

Playacar Palace - 8

Catalonia Riviera Maya - 8.5

EDSS - 9.5

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10. Re: List the AI resorts you have been to in Mexico and rate them

I will have to check out Grand Velas reviews. I have never heard of it before.