Playa del Carmen Journals

Mexico '06

A May 2006 trip to Playa del Carmen by Mrs. King

Dorado Royale (El ) Photo, Playa del Carmen, Mexico More Photos
Quote: If you want luxurious accommodations, exceptional service and good food, then you have to visit El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort!

Mexico '06

Overview

El Dorado Royale Photo, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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This resort is like Must See TV! You must see it, experience it, and live it in order to believe it.Beautiful marble floors, elegant chandelier, clean, exceptional service, proper personnel that's always ready to serve you at any given moment. Truly, truly remarkable. The all-inclusive fee is a little pricey but it's well worth it. You get what you pay for. Check-it out, though! You'll be glad that you did.Quick Tips: Bring plenty of small US bills when you come because everyone is big on tips. They don't bombard you or awkwardly stand there waiting for a tip but they certainly do appreciate it!Best Way To Get Around: If you're the adventurous type, then ...Read More

Dorado Royale (El )

Hotel | "El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort"

Dorado Royale (El ) Photo, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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This resort is awesome! Seriously, everything about it is high-end. The service, food, activities, rooms; you name it, they have it!

We did our research before leaving, and found everything to be exactly as we had seen it on the web.

When you walk into the lobby, it's like a breathe of fresh air. The smell is very aromatic, much like a powder fresh scent. Walking into the lobby reminded me of the Febreze commercial where people open and close the door just to take it all in again!

Believe me, it's well worth it! See it for yourself - take a look at our pictures.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 26, 2007

Dorado Royale (El )
Playa Del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Dorado Royale

Restaurant | "El Dorado Royale's Resort Restaurants"

Dorado Royale Photo, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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All of the onsite restaurants at El Dorado Royale were excellent! There was the La Fondue, D'Italia, La Isle & Copucana (?). Delicious.

Breakfast and lunch were pretty much buffet style but for dinner (which each restaurant, with the exception of one) required reservations of which your personal concierge takes care of for you.

Every meal that we had was gourmet style. Very good food. You could tell that the Chef takes pride in every dish he/she creates. Very seldom did we eat out side of the resort.

Their dining is very highly recommended and is also included in the all-inclusive pricing.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 26, 2007

Dorado Royale

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

ATVs

Attraction

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The ATV tour is awesome! I'm certain that my husband enjoyed it more than I did. I think its the thrill of the chase that gets the adrenalin going!

This was a very good tour. Not much sightseeing but really just riding the ATVs. The men get very competitive here, so wives hold on!

This was the last excursion we went on but the best of them all.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 26, 2007

ATVs
Rancho ATV
Playa del Carmen, Mexico 77710
+52 (984) 8731626

Ruins of Chichen Itza

Attraction | "Chichen Itza (Mayan Ruins)"

Ruins of Chichen Itza Photo, Chichen Itza, Mexico
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This tour was very good and educational but you better be in store for an all-day excursion. We were picked up as early as 7:45am and returned back to the resort at 8pm. It's a 2-hour ride to Chichen Itza and along the way, other sightseers are picked up from the various resorts along the strip.Our tour guide, Tortuga (AKA Turtle) was really good and funny. He reminds of George from Seinfeld because he's short and stocky. He's very knowledgeable about the area and entertaining at the same time with his stories.He has this saying "Ah, chihuahua!" when something sounds crazy to him. It kept me laughing the entire time. The tour overall was good to see bec...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 26, 2007

Ruins of Chichen Itza
Tinum
Chichen Itza, Mexico

Isla Mujeres

Attraction | "Isla Las Mujeres"

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The fun cruise! Another all day excursion but very good. The crew is hilarious and they work very well together. They kept the crowd engaged and excited about the tours.

Isla Las Mujeres is a beautiful small island. There's shopping, sightseeing, and swimming with the dolphins.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 26, 2007

Isla Mujeres
13 Km Ne Of Cancun
Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Lobster Dinner Cruise Photo, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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The Lobster Dinner cruise is out of this world. The meal was FAN-TAB-U-LOUS!

You don't actually eat on the boat; but instead you cruise around the island long enough for the chefs to prepare your meals. Then you return to lavish meal prepare just for you and your sweetheart under the stars on the beach. Awhhh! It was so beautiful and it was a wonderful way for my husband and I to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 26, 2007

Lobster Dinner Cruise
Blvd. Kukulcán Km 6.5
Cancun, Mexico 77500
(866) 393-51-58