I've been to a lot of all inclusives with my family but this will be my first time going with my husband on our 10-day honeymoon.
We looked at St Lucia and other places but they seemed not to be as luxurious and "polished" as Mexican resorts and since we are going for 10 days, i wanted to have more than one restaurant to eat at so we don't get bored. So we have all but decided on Mexico for that reason.
The PROBLEM: We can't decide between Secrets Maroma Beach and Valentin Imperial Maya!
At SMB we found a great deal on Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View with a soaking tub on the balcony (it looks awesome) - but it's still $1400 more than a swim out or ocean view room at Valentin Imperial Maya. Is it worth it?
SMB is one of the best rated AI hotels in Mexico/the world so it seems like a no-brainer, but the pool area looks a little small and crowded and not very peaceful and private for a honeymoon - can anyone advise on this? Would we be better going for a swim up room so we get our own more private little pool area, or are the swim up pools busy also? The food at SMB seems to be better too, judging by reviews.
VIM doesn't look as fancy, over the top luxury but I love spread-out resorts and walking around lush garden paths etc. and VIM seems to have all that. The pools look way bigger but again less fancy. The beach apparently isn't as good as SMB but it still looks stunning to me in any photos I've seen.
I just cannot decide between these two! I don't want to feel claustrophobic at SMB since it's a lot smaller in area than I'm used to with AIs but I don't want to compromise luxury either, especially with the awesome deal that brings the usually crazy expensive SMB into our budget!
We can either pick one resort to go to for 10 days or maybe we could split our time between two resorts (5days VIM 5days SMB etc. - they're 10 miles apart). Is changing resorts during honeymoon a good idea or not? Can anyone advise what to do