I posted this on the Quintana Roo forum but think I need this more specific forum so am posting it again.
I am a female "older" mom with an active 17-year old daughter. We have spent 6-7 spring breaks on the Mayan Riviera, but I won't tell you where so as not to prejudice your advice. I want your suggestions for a 4-5* AI with beach volleyball, soccer (if possible), and other activities for my girl and peace and quiet areas for me.
She does not enjoy snorkeling or other ocean activities, but I love them. I know some places are better for snorkeling than others. She isn't keen on sitting around at the pool for very long, although at times she has enjoyed it. I like the pool area, but I tire of constant activities, rowdy music blasting from the loud speakers, and activities staff yelling into the microphone all day.
Last time, she spent almost all day playing beach VB and beach soccer, which she liked a lot. I, however, found it difficult to find a place for me to settle down. They even were playing music on loudspeakers down at the beach, which is a real shame.
Swim-up pool bar is a must; top shelf liquor not so important, although I do like a good mojito. Ice cream stations desireable.
Evening entertainment quality and/or discos not so important (I am not fond of Vegas-type shows and tend to go to bed early, and she doesn't really know the difference). Large pool with some variety a plus. Day-time entertainment staff who get along with shy but athletic teen girls a plus.
Quiet room essential for me to sleep happily.
Thank you very much.