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Secrets Silversands, El Dorado Royale, Or Excellence Riviera For Hm?


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#1 AshTess

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    Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:50 PM

    Hello Brides!

    We are getting married at the Barcelo Maya Palace in July and we are deciding between Secrets Silversands, El Dorado Royale, or Excellence Riviera for our honeymoon after the Barcelo. Can anyone provide some insight if you have been to any of these resorts?

    Thanks!



    #2 DinaQtobe

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    Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:17 PM

    I have been to the El Dorado Royale, and it is AMAZING.  Hands down the best food and service I have EVER had at an all inclusive.  There are tons of restaurants to choose from, you can eat somewhere different almost every night.  There is also a Martini bar!  All of the indoor restaurants are air conditioned too, which is awesome.  The service everywhere at the resort is wonderful.  The pools are wonderful and many rooms have swim-up suites.  The resort offers bike tours, or bikes that you can take out and ride around the resort.  The resort is quite long, so there's lots of area to bike or walk.  There is a big green house behind the resort that you can bike to also.  EDR grows many of it's own vegetables and herbs right on site!  The only downside is that the ocean is a bit rocky, and there are huge sand bags in the ocean.  The sand bags are placed to help the environment. (I have noticed these sand bags at other resorts in the Riviera Maya also)  There are areas that are fine for swimming, but not as nice as the beach in Playacar/Playa Del Carmen, or Punta Cana, for example.  I guess it all depends on what you are used to.  If you are not a "swim in the ocean" type of person it doesn't matter to you!  If you really want to splurge, book a room in the Casitas - so amazing, much more private and super romantic!

     

    My husband and I went to the El Dorado Maroma for our honeymoon (a sister resort) and we were given a few perks (for free) for our HM.  We had a wonderful breakfast in bed, dinner on the beach, discount at the spa.  I think there were other perks, but I honestly can't remember.  We felt very spoiled at the EDM, the most romantic honeymoon we could have asked for!  Wish I could go back to either resort!

     

    We were married at the Now Sapphire, just down the beach from the Excellence.  I walked by the resort on the beach and it looked amazing.  The beach there is very nice sand.  Lots of lounge chairs!

     

    Hope I was of some help!  I don't think you can go wrong with any of those three resorts!



    #3 AllieH

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    Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:36 PM

    I'm super biased for EDR - we are going back for our 3rd stay this June. I'll echo everything Dina said. They do have a honeymoon package that includes 2 for 1 massages, deluxe breakfast in bed (they have 24 hour room service included too), candle light dinner on the beach, and a romantic suite decoration. 

     

    I don't know anything about the other two resorts. All I can say is we keep going back to EDR because it's the best we've found. 


     

    Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

    Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

    El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

    AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


    #4 AshTess

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      Posted 23 April 2014 - 04:47 PM

      I'm super biased for EDR - we are going back for our 3rd stay this June. I'll echo everything Dina said. They do have a honeymoon package that includes 2 for 1 massages, deluxe breakfast in bed (they have 24 hour room service included too), candle light dinner on the beach, and a romantic suite decoration. 

       

      I don't know anything about the other two resorts. All I can say is we keep going back to EDR because it's the best we've found. 

       

       

      I have been to the El Dorado Royale, and it is AMAZING.  Hands down the best food and service I have EVER had at an all inclusive.  There are tons of restaurants to choose from, you can eat somewhere different almost every night.  There is also a Martini bar!  All of the indoor restaurants are air conditioned too, which is awesome.  The service everywhere at the resort is wonderful.  The pools are wonderful and many rooms have swim-up suites.  The resort offers bike tours, or bikes that you can take out and ride around the resort.  The resort is quite long, so there's lots of area to bike or walk.  There is a big green house behind the resort that you can bike to also.  EDR grows many of it's own vegetables and herbs right on site!  The only downside is that the ocean is a bit rocky, and there are huge sand bags in the ocean.  The sand bags are placed to help the environment. (I have noticed these sand bags at other resorts in the Riviera Maya also)  There are areas that are fine for swimming, but not as nice as the beach in Playacar/Playa Del Carmen, or Punta Cana, for example.  I guess it all depends on what you are used to.  If you are not a "swim in the ocean" type of person it doesn't matter to you!  If you really want to splurge, book a room in the Casitas - so amazing, much more private and super romantic!

       

      My husband and I went to the El Dorado Maroma for our honeymoon (a sister resort) and we were given a few perks (for free) for our HM.  We had a wonderful breakfast in bed, dinner on the beach, discount at the spa.  I think there were other perks, but I honestly can't remember.  We felt very spoiled at the EDM, the most romantic honeymoon we could have asked for!  Wish I could go back to either resort!

       

      We were married at the Now Sapphire, just down the beach from the Excellence.  I walked by the resort on the beach and it looked amazing.  The beach there is very nice sand.  Lots of lounge chairs!

       

      Hope I was of some help!  I don't think you can go wrong with any of those three resorts!

       

      Thank you so much! That information really helps!! Especially because I do not personally know of anyone who stayed at the EDR. :)



      #5 AllieH

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      Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:12 PM

      feel free to DM me with any questions! 

       

      we stayed for 10 days for our wedding-moon, 5 nights for our 1st anniversary, and we're going back for 5 more nights for my birthday. all within about 19 months... so yes, we LOVE it there. 

       

      seriously romantic, fantastic for couples, amazing food, service is out of this world. like Dina said, the beach isn't the best, but that's honestly the only negative. 

       

       

      Thank you so much! That information really helps!! Especially because I do not personally know of anyone who stayed at the EDR. :)


       

      Official El Dorado Royale/El Dorado Casitas Royale Thread <---check here for all info about EDR/EDCR

      Wright Travel Agency <--for all your Destination Wedding needs! Contact the experts and reduce your stress. 

      El Dorado Royale Brides Thread <---come chat with other EDR brides

      AllieH's EDR 11-5-2012 Planning Thread <--because it was so awesome


      #6 Rheannarudy

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      Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:06 AM

      We are looking for an adults only resort to honeymoon at as well, after our wedding at the Now Jade. Will definitely look into these! Thanks!




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