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Old Jan 27th, 2002, 10:22 AM
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Looking for nontouristy, uncrowded beach with nice resort

Does such a place exist in Mexico? All the hotel websites I look at show properties with hundreds of rooms. I like smaller hotels/resorts, with nice rooms, on a beautiful beach. Is there any Mexican beach resort that would fit this bill? (I usually go to the Caribbean and there I like islands that are not overly developed).
 
Old Jan 27th, 2002, 10:32 AM
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If it is adults only you might want to look at El Dorado Resort and Spa or El Dorado Royale.
 
Old Jan 27th, 2002, 10:44 AM
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fran
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Joyce, where are these places?
 
Old Jan 27th, 2002, 01:39 PM
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El Dorado Royale is 30 minutes south of the Cancun Mexico Airport, near Puerto Morales, El Dorado Resort and Spa is about an hour South of Cancun Airport, near Tulum.
 
Old Jan 27th, 2002, 05:42 PM
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Villa Montaña: www.choice1.com/villamontana.htm
 
Old Jan 28th, 2002, 08:10 AM
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On the West coast look at: Hotel Costa Careyes & Tamarindo, both north of Manzanillo. Or Hotel Villa del Sol & Casa que Canta in Zihuatenejo. Las Alamandas & Hotelito Desconocido south of PV. Look at www.differentworld.com for hotels like you are describing.
 
Old Jan 28th, 2002, 08:16 AM
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Try this site for info.
http://mytravelboard2.com/playa/index.html
 
Old Jan 30th, 2002, 06:42 AM
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Robert
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You might want to consider Isla Holbox off the nothern shore of the Yucatan. As of now, not very developed but go soon--before it looks like Cancun or Playa del Carmen!
Do a web search and you will find them. Not easy to get to but worth the trouble.
 
Old Jan 31st, 2002, 06:05 AM
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try the Caribbean side of Mexico
http://CasaTropical.com for info, pictures and links
 
Old Feb 16th, 2002, 07:27 AM
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it does exist, i just got back, check out my trip report for cozumel/playa azul

playa azul hotel, small (60 rooms) awesome beach right there, great snorkling right there, food is good - not great, but there are plenty of rest in town that will solve that
they have classical music playing in the am for breakfast, sundays is the only crowded day on the beach ( the owner allows the staff familieis to come to the beach for the day)
clean rooms, some with jacuzzi on balacony, quiet quiet quiet - dont go there to party,
 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 02:58 PM
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We would not recommend the El Dorado Resort and Spa. Just returned Feb 26. Although the snorkelling off the pier, may be fine, but the beach is very rough and corally. There are a lot of problems to be worked out at this property (including security, food quality and availability of services--eg no bicycles, pedal boats that sink due to holes). Check out the posts at:

http://www.mayanriviera.com/forums.cfm//Forum_ID/51933911/Thread_ID/72592292/STARTROW/1

Beware of any online opinions and reviews of the EDR&SP prior to Feb 2002--the hotel has declined. Hopefully they will rectify the problems and return to their former 4 star status.

Here's a site we came across that might help in your hotel search:

http://www.ramproductions.com/survey/showall1.asp?title=OVERALL+RESORT+RATINGS+-+All+RESORTS

Good luck!

Don and Brenda

 
Old Mar 19th, 2002, 07:42 PM
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Casa Turquesa Hotel in Cancun. I know you're Cancun is a tourist trap but this is one of the premiere small boutique hotels with the prettiest beach and water. It is upscale and the service and facilities are top notch.
 
Old Mar 20th, 2002, 09:05 AM
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Hi there, I just read the post about the el dorado resort and spa and it didn't sound good, but what about the El Dorado Royale it sounds great and it's a 5 star hotel. Please if anyone thinks this is a great place to go please let me know, I only have 6 weeks to plan this vacation. Thank you so much!
 
Old Mar 26th, 2002, 11:50 AM
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Club El Moro in La Paz on the Baja peninsula, Mexico. Everything you describe, except the most beautiful beaches are not right at the hotel but rather a short drive north or south from La Paz. www.clubelmoro.com
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 04:45 AM
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We recently returned from Huatulco, which lies south of Ixtapa and even further south of Acapulco. They have been trying to develop this area more, but even the resort area has maintained its charm. Among the larger resorts, there exists many small hotels as well. For more info, try this website: www.tomzap.com, I've posted a trip report there myself. Monica
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 04:47 AM
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Fran: Forgot to mention that Huatulco is a 7-hr. drive from the main city of Oaxaca.

Monica
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 06:55 AM
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Although I have never been, you may look into the MAROMA resort located near Playa del Carmen/Mayan Riveria. It might be what you are looking for.
 
Old Mar 27th, 2002, 09:26 AM
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Has anyone been to the Aventura Palace? We're going the first week of May for my boyfriend's birthday. He's really excited since we've been reading up on it. The pictures look great. Do you know of any other web sites I could go to get real pics. of real people on their vacation there?
 

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