My husband and I have been traveling to Mexico for 38 years. This was a third trip to the Yucatan. We do not normally stay in large resorts areas but due to the late arrival of our flight from san Francisco we decided to spend our first two nights in Cancun. We selected the Hotel and resort Bacaratte because of it's oceanfront location, it's size and from the photos and reviews. We were not at all disappointed.
When you stay at this resort you truly feel that you are in Mexico not some glitzy Miami property. We were a little skeptical at first, but we were pleasantly surprised to find a handsome large spacious looby with "great room" with soaring ceilings, comfortable seating, bar, library and even a pool table. Yes, it is a little worn but all the spaces are charming. The exterior has been recently painted and the pool area, swim up bar and oceanfront chaises and sun beds a nice retreat. This is the type of "boutique" hotels before the phrase was invented. It is a "Hacienda Style" with rooms on only three levels. Our room the first night, a standard room, small but clean. It included a outdoor patio and Jacuzzi. Yes, we saw a few chipped tiles and furninshings or amenties that could be modernized, but again, this is Mexico not Miami or worse Disneyland. We were happy to be there. It almost felt like it was our Villa as there were few guests. The staff especially Juan-Carlos, Daniel, Henry (and the front desk guys and housekeepers names that I have forgottent) treated us like family. The next night we had booked the "Honeymoon Suite". While it does not look exactly like the pictures, we think it is better. This suite was huge, with vaulted ceilings and windows, cove lighting, a leather sectional, a kitchen, two balconies and a jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. Our stay was very comfortable and we chose to spend our last night before flying out there so that we could swim off the beach (which we could not do at Isla Mujeres) and just sit/lay on the sun beds soaking up the last rays of our Yucatan vacation and the great Pina Coladas which Daniel delivered to us on the beach. In the morning we had a wonderful American breakfast which was included with our room at a very good rate. I want to commend the management on the improvements made so far and look forward to seeing more room improvements. The hotel is also a block from the local bus stop so getting into downtown and the northern hotel zone was cheap and easy. Conveniently right across the street was a shopping Mercado, convenient store, farmacia, bank (ATM) and Margaretville. We had a kitchen in both rooms which we were able to stock with plenty of snacks and drinks. The little taco restaurant next door had great tacos and excellent mole.