Good beach and resort in Mexico

Aug 10th, 2004, 10:52 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 209
Good beach and resort in Mexico

I am tentatively planning a trip to Mexico for February. I have been doing my research, but still have lots of questions. I'd like to stay in a nice resort (at least four stars, with v. good service) with a fitness room and spa. Don't want to be someplace where there will be a party atmosphere or lots of kids. Since it'll be Presidents' Week, I don't know if this is feasable. I plan to spend most of my time on the pool and on the beach. Any ideas? Comments on Ceiba del Mar--also does anyone know where Ceiba del mar is located??
beth23 is offline  
Aug 10th, 2004, 12:03 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 91,606
Don't worry most college students can't afford to stay at 4/5* resorts (really)! Sorry don't know what area of Mexico your post refers to.
suze is offline  
Aug 10th, 2004, 12:32 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,869
It's in Puerto Morelos less than 1/2 hr from Cancun.
I have not been there, but it looks VG.
Most posts here have highly recommended Royal Hideaway in Playa del Carmen.
Please let us know about your experience.
M
M
mikemo is offline  
Aug 10th, 2004, 12:48 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 52
www.tripadvisor.com

has alot of feedback on mexico hotels

cancun is overpriced and the food and drinks are expensive
cariocagirl is offline  
Aug 10th, 2004, 01:33 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 5,869
cariocagirl,
amen!
Frm SMdA
M
mikemo is offline  
Aug 11th, 2004, 10:02 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 78
Definitely check tripadvisor.com. i have heard great things about ikal del mar, royal hideaway and ceiba. i have stayed at the ritz-carlton in cancun, and it is also wonderful with a lovely beach (altho cancun isn't really my top choice otherwise).
CircleK is offline  
Aug 11th, 2004, 01:56 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,777
After having just stayed at a few different places on the Riviera Maya, I have to say that there's a reason Cancun is so popular. The beach on the hotel zone is as beautiful as any I've ever seen, only topped in that area by the beach at Tulum. It's expensive place to stay, but lovely. We stayed at the incredible JW Marriott.
Ceiba del Mar is a very lovely hotel, but the beach is not the best right there...
Little_Man is offline  
Aug 12th, 2004, 04:49 AM
  #8  
TC
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,859
Suze, You must be kidding about those college students not being able to afford 4 or 5 star resorts. The spoiled, rich kids on daddy's credit card are the very worst during spring break!
TC is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:37 AM.