Looking for help in deciding which resort this year. We’ve stayed at EDR Casitas in an individual casita and everything was just about perfect. Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to duplicate that experience, plus we do enjoy going to different places. Our requirement/desires are as follows, not in any particular order except for the first one.
Room – must be large and spacious with an ocean view and a large patio/balcony. We realize that will be a $$ upgrade to the prices below.
Laid back, low key, boutique-y atmosphere
Breakfast – wide variety of healthy choices, ie; made to order omelets, etc. – buffet ok, actually preferred.
Lunch – wide variety of fresh, healthy choices – buffet ok, but an ala-carte option would be nice.
Dinner – several ala-carte choices that have a hassle free reservation system. I find it ridiculous having to make reservations prior to arrival to ensure getting one. No reservations would be ideal. Good food goes without saying.
Several smaller pools, rather than one large one where everyone fights for the “best spot”. Cushy loungers, cabanas and beach beds. No towel games.
Nice beach for walking and sunning. Does not need to be swimmable, but that would be nice. We had no problem with the beach or whales at EDRc
No loud, thumping techno music. No bothersome activities crew pestering guests to participate in “games”
Available low key activity options such as wine/tequila tasting, Spanish lessons, cooking demos, bicycles, etc.
Nightly entertainment/shows would be a nice option. We usually attend 2-3 shows.
Decent wine, decent beer
No high pressure timeshare sales tactics
The following are general prices for their standard room. If $$$ was all the same or no object, I guess Maroma would be first choice and Zoetry second, just based on what I’ve read on TA. ~ $1200+++ sure could buy some pretty sweet upgrades I’m thinking…
El Dorado Casita 5075- 5500
El Dorado Seaside 3600-3700
El Dorado Maroma 4630-4900
Royal Hideaway 3800-3900
Zoetry - 4890-5900