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Where to stay and what to do?

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Where to stay and what to do?

Hello, my husband and I are planning a vacation at the end of May to somewhere tropical - not sold on any place yet. We are in our twenties and have a budget somewhere around $5,000. This is what we are looking for:

- Somewhere that's within walking distance of a town, restaurants, bars, etc (and safe enough to walk around)

- Preferably all-inclusive and adults only

- We like to drink and have fun, but not too much fun

- We also like to snorkel, fish and sightsee

- We plan on spending a lot of time at the pool with a drink in hand

- We want to be pampered - no condos where we have to cook or clean up.

- We expect nice clean modern rooms and excellent service

What suggestions do you all have as far as where we should go, stay and do?


Richmond, BC
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1. Re: Where to stay and what to do?

There are only 2 adult only resorts that are located within walking distance to Playa Del Carmen - Royal Hideaway (located in a Playacar community south from PDC on a better beach out of these two) and Royal Playa Del Carmen (this one is located right in town). There is no snorkeling at any of them. There are other adult only resorts in the area but you would need to take a taxi to get to PDC (with the cost between $15-20 each way).

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2. Re: Where to stay and what to do?

How about Dreams Puerto Aventuras? It is 2 or 3 blocks from the town of Puerto Aventuras with restaurants, bars and shops. Very safe to walk day and night. It is all inclusive. It is not adults only but has a separate pool that is adults only (on opposite side of building as family pool) and has an adults only restaurant. Has great snorkeling right in front of the resort. The whole place was remodeled in 2009 and the service there is excellent. They also have top shelf liquor. The view on the ocean side is 180 view of the ocean. You can see the lighits from Cozumel and the cruise ships. We have stayed there 2 times and the second time was our honeymoon. We will definately stay there again.

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3. Re: Where to stay and what to do?

That is super helpful - thanks so much!

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