I've read so many trip reports, searched the forums, and I've even made a spreadsheet comparing resorts, yet I cannot pull the trigger and decide on a resort!
I will be traveling solo with my 2 kids (9 and 7) this summer, we don't need long walks on the beach, we don't need gourmet food, we don't need a "party" atmosphere. The kids do need some activities (ones that we can all do together are fine; we don't need babysitting/kids club) and we need to accommodate some food allergies. The kids love to swim, and would like to try snorkeling (nothing too heavy duty). Not sure how much time we will spend at the beach as DD is hit or miss with sand (sensory issues).
We would do Family Concierge at Paradisus La Esmeralda, or we would choose Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe or Iberostar Maya. IB and Barcelo have really mixed reviews. A friend stayed at IB and said it was great, but the reviews are not great and I'd hate to spend $1K more on a vacation that ends up being a disappointment.
Has anyone stayed at all of these with kids? I'm leaning toward Paradisus, but wonder it I should go with the bigger resorts.