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My honeymoon reviews for Al Cielo hotel in XPU Ha and Nueva Vida de Ramiro in Tulum

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So after being at the Paradisus Riviera Cancun AI for 6 nights we knew we wanted something a bit more rustic with the ability to explore the surrounding areas for our honeymoon. These are my thoughts...

 

I spent three nights at Al Cielo and it was exactly what we needed after spending a whole week with family and friends for our wedding. We were able to check in early and the room was rustic and romantic. I don't know if it was becuase of the flu issue or of it is always this quiet but it felt like we were alone. We basically were becuase Al Cielo only has 4 rooms. We met another couple that was checking out the next day. There is no air conditioning but the ocean breeze is enough to keep cool. It does get a little loud at night becuase you have to leave the windows open and it sounds like you are in a wind tunnel. I guess that's what you get when you want ocean front though. The room itself is very simple- we were in the "agua" room- all named after elements and everything is a deep wood and white sheets and curtains. That's it. The showere is part sea water which was nice but my hair was crying for conditioner. Just an fyi..

 

The room is literally a hop skip and a jump away from the most beautiful beach I have ever been on. Gorgeous!!! The waves were calm and the water blue and always warm. No pool. We had our designated palapa which was perfect and provided lovely shade- or if we wanted to tan we could pull out a little. Another plus here is the free WIFI. We didn't spend a ton of time on the computer but when we did it was laying on a hammock on our porch. So much better than having to go to a business area- which many hotels do. Also it was included in our room rate.

 

The continental breakfast was delicious and included yogurt and granola, coffe, fresh squeezed oj, toast and if you wanted you could also order eggs. It was a lot. The eggs were the bomb too. DH got Machaka with meat one day and a mexican scramble the other day- both yums. We ate there for dinner once and had the seafood paella. I loved it but my DH thought it was just okay. Maybe it was all the wine I drank? The staff there went above and beyond to make our stay special and I have my fingers crossed that they get more business. Again, the flu thing has really really hurt them. The Al Cielo restaurant is the nicer one on the strip. We went to another one down the beach which was way more casual- on the sand and the food was good but not gourmet. It seems like Al Cielo really puts effort into their dishes and presentation. (no gauacamole/nachos, more sashimi, carpaccio) The few people that we did see stop by for dinner were dressed nicely. They were nice enough to do our laundry when they normally do not offer this service for a very small fee.

 

One thing that you MUST do if you stay here is get a massage from Francisco. I am telling you that his hands are magical. amazing. We both had one and hands down it ios the best I have ever had in my life. He even seemed to work on us longer than an hour- and his rate is so low. Do it! We were thinking of having another one before we left it was THAT good.

 

I will say that three days was the perfect amount of time to stay here for us. We would have been bored if it was longer. There really was nothing to do after 8pm and the restaurant is closed at 8:30. It was pitch black by 10. NO TV, No Phone and no other people. Romantic but possibly not for everyone. Nice for a honeymoon though...

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The NVR review to follow in a separate thread.. sorry. Can a mod change the title to just be for Al Cielo?

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yum, its looks amazing :)

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Congratulations & thanks for the great review!

Peace & quiet, and a massage sounds wonderful right about now...

Room looks marvelously romantic!

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Neat to hear about your honeymoon there! Many of my wedding guests mentioned wanting to stay there if they go back to the area, after falling in love with Al Cielo at my wedding. Now I can share some more details with them if they ask :).

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Thanks for your review Yamille I def need to plan a distressing weekend at Al Cielo!!!! and regarding Machaca, you made me hungry LOL... BTW is one of the typical dishes from Monterrey ( my town in the north of Mexico) you can order with eggs called Machaca con huevo or Atropellado the dry meat with salsa... very very yummy!! you can note I am hungry LOL

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