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October 26, 2007
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Quogue, New York
December 5, 2004
The two new sections blend in so well, you'd never know they were added years later. We moved into our beautiful, spacious studio, right at water's edge and even with a Jacuzzi on the balcony. All the amenities are here--marble throughout, light wood furniture, ample storage for two (tight for four), a hair dryer, a safe, microwave, two-burner stove, small fridge, a large cabinet that serves as storage/bar, and a TV cabinet.
Many of the units are connecting, thereby creating one- and two-bedroom accommodations. The resort keeps on improving--staff is efficient and pleasant, but each day, you'll be reminded for five minutes or so that you are in Mexico--warm, not hot water, flickering electricity, no beach towels for a while, no rudder for the sailboat--small annoyances, but not enough to spoil your vacation. The staff is very friendly and wants to genuinely help--most have a decent command of English, and with some patience, a smile, and "gracias", all will be well. The new spa area is very nice, with a choice of massage indoors or on the patio overlooking the ocean.
Since we vacationed in August, there were lots of families, both Mexican and American--very few Europeans or Canadians. The clientele was a mix of hotel guests, renters from owners, and timeshare owners and exchangers. If you rent or are a timeshare owner at Fishermens, you can partake in the optional all-inclusive plan on a daily basis--exchangers and hotel guests have a mandatory meal plan. At $37/day per person, it includes buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner, plus domestic alcoholic beverages (rum, tequila, Mexican beer). Imported vodkas, gin, rum, scotch, etc, are about $5 per drink. Lunch is always a buffet with snacks--burgers, sandwiches, and salads at the beach bar. At dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can order a la carte. Other days are buffets. Sometimes, theme nights are set up by the pool with Mexican vendors. Food is plentiful, unimaginative, and repetitive. Many guests, even on the all-inclusive plan, choose to have dinner in Playa del Carmen. Nights are very quiet. The bar closes around 10pm, but there is plenty going on in town. The pool supposedly closes at 7pm, but no one seems to enforce this curfew.
Timeshare sales are still in full force, with a new penthouse office and a whole new sales team--they seem friendlier. Unfortunately, many times chidren are left unattended and unsupervised in the pool while the parents are attending a presentation.
Opt for the new units if you have a choice. As a small hotel, it is better than ever, with a nice beach, all oceanview rooms, a location close to town, and a very helpful and pleasant staff.
From journal Riviera Maya
by Nanah D
March 25, 2004
This resort is on the beach in the Playacar section of Playa del Carmen close to residential area, with l5 min. walk to the town. Tour and activity desk in the lobby with twice daily shuttle to town. Several swimming pools, beach, play area. Recreational area, hammocks, spa and gym with large whirlpool. Spa treatments available. Free bicycle use, and beach activities.
From journal On the Road in the Yucatan