I would love to get everyone's opinion about choosing a resort in Mexico based on the following details:
My soon-to-be-wife and I are planning to go on our honeymoon in August of this year. We are looking for more R&R than partying but don't mind being at a busy resort as long as we can retreat to our rooms. We would like a decently sized room with a nice ocean/sea view, private plunge pool, and a nice furnished terrace to be able to enjoy meals on. We do plan to spend a good portion of our time in our room so privacy is very important. I'm not gonna lie, I do like the idea of a double shower and a jacuzzi but it isn't a deal breaker...I mean it is a honeymoon afterall ;)
Pool area is not that big of a deal to us but we would like a nice beach, and by nice I mean fairly clean sand and clear waters with ample loungers and daybeds to relax on. Water activities would be nice too, such as snorkelling, sailing, kayaking.
For meals we would like variety so that we don't get sick of the same menu (esp fiance, she can be a picky eater) but we don't want to sacrifice quality for quantity. Room service is important so I would like a resort that includes that...I guess I should mention that we want an AI resort and we prefer AO also.
We would like themed nights and/or nightly entertainment with at least a couple bars to hang out in and socialize. Activities would be nice but again, not a deal breaker.
I have been doing some extensive research and have been actively going through the TA forums. I will give you and idea of the rooms/resorts I have been looking at;
Infinity Jacuzzi Suite at El Dorado Maroma - not sure how private the plunge pool is though
RTT at Excellence Playa Mujeres - since we are going in August Im worried about rain making the terrace useless...and the pool is more like a tub
Oceanview Penthouse at The Beloved - not much in terms of night life and limited dining options.
Patio Suite at Blue Diamond - again, limited night life and dining options..also the layout of resort isn't ideal but its tolerable but I must say the suite is spectacular
I know I have a fairly specific list of requests...I can't help but want to make the honeymoon perfect. Everytime I feel like I've found the resort I read something that makes me think twice about it lol.
I am not sure how much it rains during the month of August...if it helps we are planing on going in the beginning of the month.
I am open to any suggestions of other resorts...our budget is between 6-7k for flight and room for the both of us.
Hopefully the TA members can help me bite the bullet and pick a resort