Pour une 2em visite, toujours satisfait, nous avions choisi une chambre vue mer et demandé a être à l'étage ce qui nous a été accordé. La chambre était calme, à l'opposé de la piscine et du bar de la réception qui sont 2 lieux d'animation et donc relativement bruyants. Aucun problème sur la propreté dans la chambre, à la piscine, au jacuzzy géant, au […] sauna hammam, aux restaurants.Le restaurant général au buffet est correct avec animations musicales certains soirs, le Sohlo est un peu plus gastro,service à table au menu mais trop bruyant, pas de commentaire sur le restaurant asiatique nous n'avons pas eu le temps de nous y rendre. Chaque jour il y a les animateurs de l'hôtel pour les jeux piscines et plage ainsi que des intervenants extérieurs en début de soirée.Pour effectuer des visites l'hotel est un peu loin de tout, pas de commerce à proximité, transport obligatoire et pour les promenades à pieds il y la plage sur plusieurs kilomètres. La température extérieure est appréciable à cette époque mais vers 17H30 la nuit tombe et la température baisse, pas de moustique, mais des ratons laveurs au bar de la réception la nuit, des écureuils dans les palmiers et des pélicans en bord de mer. L'essentiel des clients sont américains et canadiens.Le décalage horaire est important, pour tenir le soir il faut dormir en fin d'après midi Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excelente ambiente a un precio caro"
El ambiente es inmejorable, sin embargo, las habitaciones no cuestan lo que pagas por el hotel, la comida es buena, pero definitivamente deberían de considerar bajar un poco el precio, es mucho dinero por lo que ofrecen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Il faut le vivre pour le croire....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Dit was de 9e keer dat we dit hotel bezochten dus dat zegt al genoeg. Absolute aanbeveling.Het eten is het beste wat je je kunt wensen hier. Personeel super discreet en vriendelijk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
La mejor calidad en servicio y alimentos excelentes instalaciones sin igual personal que te atiendeGenuine Expedia guest review
If you like this lifestyle, it is a great place to go. The selling point is lifestyle, so the room is just average, food is above average, service is excellent, but all these are not main points. The beach is great, sand is so smooth.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Mi mejor experiencia de vida"
Fue un descubrimiento del placer que pueden tener mis sentidos al vivir una experiencia diferente a todo lo demás. Lo recomiendo ampliamenteGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"tolles Hotel für Paare mit Toleranz"
Lage ausgezeichnet; Strand sehr sauber, feiner Sandstrand, keine Steine. Beachbetten einfach super und einmalig. Bedienung hervorragend, sehr freundlich; excellenter Getränkeservice auch am Strand und am Pool. Essen sehr gut, von bester Qualität., dem Hotelniveau absolut entsprechend. Zimmer immer sehr sauber; Anlage sehr gepflegt, FKK-Anlage. Kleidung […] optional. Immer freie ungezwungene Atmosphäre. Das Niveau der Gäste als tendenziell hoch einzustufen, im allgemeinen saubere gepflegte niveauvolle Leute. S. Aktivität neben der Disco ab 22.30 Uhr möglich, am Whirlpool unter freiem Himmel bei Beachbetten ab 13 Uhr. S. Aktivität meist unter Paaren, immer niveauvoll, keine Spinner -- . Da das Hotel teilweise aus Swingerhotel betrachtet wird, ein Wort dazu: Es wurde in Einzelfällen S. zu viert beobachtet, aber immer stilvoll. Den Anteil an Swingern würde ich schätzungsweise mit 20-30% bezeichnen. Wir selber sind keine Swinger, deshalb ist folgende Beurteilung mit Vorsicht zu werten: Wer an das Hotel fährt in der Absicht, Swinger kennenzulernen, könnte enttäuscht sein, denn nach unserer Beobachtung waren im wesentlichen schon vorab bekannte Pärchen zugegen und eher keine/sehr wenige, die ggf auf Swingersuche waren. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Tolles Hotel für Life Style Paare"
Die Zimmer könnten langsam mal renoviert werden, Ansonsten gab es überhaupt nichts auszusetzen. Personal sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit und zu keiner Zeit aufdringlich. Essen ausgezeichnet. Bespaßung am Pool vorhanden, wers mag, wer nicht wird in Ruhe gelassen. Musik und Unterhaltung am Abend super. Musik in der Disco könnte sich evtl. ein wenig mehr […] an der Altergruppe 40 - 60 J anpassen. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hôtel trés agréable pour vivre libre"
Nous avons passez un trés bon séjour, nous avons énormément apprécié la liberté vestimentaire, but principal de notre choix. Tous le personnel (accueil, service, animation) est extremement serviable, patient et de bonne humeur, pas de demande de pourboire, pas de vol, confiance totale! Notre chambre n'était pas totalement nettoyée lorsque nous nous […] sommes installés, il restait les serviettes de toilette utilisées, la salle de bain n'avait pas été faite, mais après aucun problème. Seul vrai bémol les chambres du 1er étage du batiment 10 se situent sous le jacuzzi exterieur qui fonctionne de 13H à 3h00 du matin, ça fait énormément de bruit et à cause du décalage horaire nous étions généralement couchés vers 1H00, mais au final nous dormions quand meme, nous n'avons pas demandé à changer. L'hôtel est assez éloigné des autres hotels, la plage est agréable, la mer est bonne pour se baigner, il y a un peu de passage de gens extérieurs. Il y a des animations toutes la journée ainsi qu'en soirée pour ceux qui ont peur de s'ennuyer. Les clients sont majoritairement américains et canadiens. La nourriture dans les 4 restaurants est tout a fait correcte. Pour les excursions, il faut toujours avoir recours à un taxi, au mimnimum pour nous emmener à l'arret de bus, c'est un peu génant car ils sont assez chers. Au global, nous sommes trés satisfaits, dommage qu'il y ai 7h de décalage horaire. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing place, amazing staff, amazing people"
we can warmly recommend this resort. are you into this concept, then it is the right place for youGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Para quem curte festa"
Até o momento, para este conceito (para quem sabe do que estou falando) não existe melhor.... No Reveillon, muita festa, um publico 80% maior de 45 anos... Mas muito interessante...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"hotel para parejas y diversion para adultos"
Hotel con muy muy buen servicio,limpio, buena comida y muy variada, un poco retirado de los centros poblados pero cercano al aeropuerto. Cumple expectativas de entretencion para adultos. Excelente animaciòn y espectaculos.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
este es un lugar disenado solo para aquellos adultos que esten capacitados para experimentar una experiencia sexual abierta y cumplir aquellas fantacias que siempre han tenido en la pareja. todo es posible en este hotel, y el ambiente es intensamente sexual.El sexo abierto es solo permitido en el jacuzzi de el rooftop , pero se puede ver a parejas teniendo […] sexo discretamente en el agua de la playa como en la piscina. desde las 3 pm habre el jacuzzi donde se pude disfrutar de sexo abierto y se pueden ver infinidad de parejas disfrutando abiertamente. las areas comunales son bien discretas, claro es un hotel nudista. en la noche es muy divertido y tienen actividades muy diversas y con una atmosfera muy sexual. tanto en la discoteca como en el jacizzi y muy entrada la madrugada es muy divertido y el sexo es abiertamente practicado. yo recomiendo este hotel solo para aquellos que estan dispuestos a vivir esta experiencia, y tengan mente abierta, la regla de oro aqui es " NO ES NO" asi que no hay obligacion de hacer nada que no esten comodos haciendo Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"DESIRE RIVIERA MAYA"
El Hotel es pequeño pero muy agradable...la habitacion esta muy comoda pero la regadera es muy pequeña...la cama esta muy comoda...el servicio en el Hotel es excelente tanto en areas publicas como en restaurantes y habitacion...el ambiente es el ideal para pasar momentos muy relajados ...un hotel con una privacidad increible dada la naturaleza del mismo,asi […] como una sensacion de libertad inmediata...los huespedes son muy respetuosos asi como el personal del hotel...te sientes como en tu casa y para nada te agobias o te incomodas el ver a las demas parejas interactuando ...los eventos muy divertidos y eso si ,con respeto total a los que no quieren participar...repetire seguramente muy pronto,ya que el concepto es genial. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lo mejor de Playa del Carmen"
Muy amena, todo impecable, espectacular y genial, de verdad la mejor relacion precio valor y la mejor ubicacion. Es el mejor hotel BoutiqueGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The beach was barely cleaned and the quality of the services was random. The buffet had very limited choices and always the same food. Regarding the customers (couples) it's mainly US and Canada. Do not expect to meet couples who are into sports or exercise regularly. Most of them were overweighted.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Le falta para ser un hotel de 5 estrellas"
Las habitaciones son muy pequeñas, poca variedad en el menú el personal es atento y se esmera, por el precio puedes conseguir mejores hoteles.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"y allez une fois c est l adopter"
tres bel hotel pour gens libertins ou qui pratique tout simplement le naturiste, le site est intime et tres bien aménagé la seule chose a mon avis c est peut etre ajoutez un resto de plus ca pourrais faire une variété entre resto italien quoi que l on mange tres bien dans les deux resto a la carte...Genuine Expedia guest review
"6th visit to Desire"
07/14/14 Desire07 Buffalo, New York
After our 5 previous visits, there was never a question on if we would return. After this year, for the first time since 2007, we actually questioned returning to Desire. Check in was quick but then the timeshare people get a hold of you. In previous years a simple "we aren't interested at this time" was sufficient... not this year. We were told about "changes" & "new programs" which got us slightly interested. We were thinking maybe there would be a smaller package to meet our needs. Reluctantly, we agreed to the dreaded "breakfast". We only agreed so we could hear about the "new programs" and to do recon for other couples who were curious about the new programs. Let's just say the new programs are a joke. They now give you a set number of days (80 days for $20,000). If you use those 80 days, you have the privilege of buying more and giving them more money. Are they serious? The old programs gave you a set number of weeks, every year for 25 years (ex. 4 weeks every year to use) Long story short, we declined. Then they brought in the "closer" who's new deal was 40 days for $10,000 which we would use up in the next 4-5 years. Again we declined. Finally realizing we weren't buying, they became rude and visibly upset with us. Now the resort: We love this place.There is no place we rather spend our vacation. Staff: Top notch. Every staff member is excellent in what they do. They are all friendly, courteous and do their very best to make sure your stay is nothing but perfect. We did notice there was less staff than previous years and service was a little slower at times. This is not a negative on the staff but the management who has put an extra workload on the staff. Entertainment staff: They tried but with the departure of their All-Stars (Diana, Lazaro, Vanessa) there has been a noticeable decline. The EC staff is new so hopefully they will learn and improve. There wasn't much participation by the guests in many of the "games" and it seemed the problem was a disconnect between the EC staff & guests.In years past we couldn't wait for the games but in previous years the EC staff really got the guests going & involved. The new staff aren't bad, they just need to figure out what their style is and to learn the Desire crowd. I have hope that they will be great next year. Coral is showing signs of being great. Food: Excellent as always. The lunch buffet hasn't changes much over the years but the food they put out is always good. The buffet at dinner is mostly good (steak night & Brazilian night were excellent), Suki is always great. The new restaurant Sahlo (the old "white restaurant") was our least favorite. While the food was good, the atmosphere is anything but "sensual". The space is more open and it is LOUD in there. Every sound bounces off the walls and it's was hard to have a conversation. Desserts, no matter where you go, are hit & miss (mostly miss) so we usually skip the dessert. This is not new as the desserts haven't been very good any year we have been there. Rooms: Adequate & clean. Some have been renovated, some have not. They are working on two rooms every week for renovations. Our A/C had it's issues for the first 3 days and maintenance had to fix it every night for three nights straight. They arrived to make repairs very quickly after we called the front desk. Even the renovated rooms are only that of a 3 star hotel but that's not why we go to Desire. The bed was comfy and we enjoyed our second floor balcony. The room is dark & there is inadequate lighting especially in the bathroom. Maid service was fantastic and did those little extras which showed they took pride in their work. We left a tip every day for the maid service because 1) Most people don't tip them 2) they deserved it. General grounds: Beautiful. They are maintained on a daily basis and any issues are resolved quickly. They were renovating the area in the lobby where the swinging beds were. They finished our last day and it is now a nice seating area. They retiled, painted, added a roof and some nice seating. I think this is their way of giving us back the covered area they took from us for the timeshare salespeople. It's not the nice covered hut we used to have but I think this new area will become a nice hangout. The swinging beds will not be coming back to the lobby. We were told new furniture in the lobby will be coming in the next months as the current furniture is getting worn. Pool: The same. Clean & warm but still refreshing on a 90 degree day. BIG renovations are in store coming in Sept or Oct. They will be extending the pool, adding a pool bar among other things. The pool chairs, which are currently in really bad shape, will be replaced as well. If you are traveling to Desire in Sept/Oct, you should check and see if the pool will be open. Sylvia was her usual fantastic self and the pool area would not be the same without her. Disco: Not much has changed. The beds are gone and there is a little more seating. The A/C was upgraded & it stays cool in there now. They play the same music as any other club so it becomes repetitive if you go to any club in the world 7 nights in a row. Nighttime entertainment: Not as good as previous years. Some good, some average. Jacuzzi: Nothing has changed up there. It's still the place to see & be seen :) With all that said, the reason why we are considering other resorts is they way the prices dramatically increase every year. Paying $500/night for a 3 star resort is starting to bother us. We realize what Desire is and accept it but at their price point, they need to give us a little more for "all inclusive". We shouldn't have to pay $20 to use a beach bed, be harassed by timeshare people, have rooms with broken a/c & inadequate lighting, be charged more for a "deluxe gardenview room" over a "standard room" (There haven't been "deluxe" rooms since 2007. We have stayed in both and they are the same). There seems to be a lot of "extras" for an all-inclusive, $500/night resort. The resort is under new management so we shall see what the future holds. Desire, we love you but you are starting to turn off your loyal, long time customers who know what the resort used to be & what it has become. We weren't the only people to feel this way.
"Disney for Adults!!!!!"
07/10/14 seattlelover317 seattlelover317
This was our third trip to Desire. Every vacation there has been a blast!! We highly recommend it. It’s Disney for adults. We never want to leave to go home. It is the MOST peaceful, restful, fun vacation we have ever been on. The staff at Desire work very hard. The resort is amazing because the staff make it the incredible place it is. They make sure everyone is relaxing and having a good time. The grounds are kept immaculately and although the rooms are all different (so we’ve heard from a lot of other guests), everything in our room was very clean. We want to mention a few people that went out of their way to make our stay incredible: Sylvia – She’s terrific – working the entire pool bringing cocktails. Sylvia will bring you another drink before you have an empty glass. Afrika – Afrika works the beach area getting drinks for everyone. She’s awesome and quick. Ace – Ace works the lobby bar making the best coffee, cappuccinos, lattes and cocktails. He has such a great personality – telling us his drinks tasted so delicious because of the love he puts into them lol. Argos – He got our bags to our rooms in that heat. For a naked resort, we seem to overpack. He also made getting a taxi quick and easy when we decided to go into Cancun for shopping. Even though we mentioned the above resort employees, we don't mean to take away from the other employees that were wonderful during our stay there. We had such a great time with our friends – and even met some new ones along the way. The nice part of Desire is that most people are very friendly and not clickish. People are there to have fun and most are very outgoing. There were some differences at Desire this time that we want to mention. They are still pushing the timeshare. No means no. If we weren’t interested during our last vacation, we probably still aren’t – so please don’t ask us to speak to one of your representatives. Also, another resort is being built next to Desire. We weren’t getting much information as to what kind of resort it was going to be – and it’s going to be right up along-side the beach bar side. Very disconcerting for us since it will mean not so long naked walks on the beach if the new resort is family-oriented. We suppose time will tell. Another thing we want to mention is that the last three nights of our vacation, the air conditioner in the Disco wasn’t working. It was cooler to go outside. And lastly, we want to mention that the amount of entertainment around the pool in the late morning/afternoon was drastically different. Not really much going on – which is so different than in years past. We hope that will change in the future. We also have to mention that there was one group at Desire during our vacation that was very clickish and exclusive – which we have NEVER seen in our previous trips there. The group’s name is Gen-X and they consisted of couples in their early to late 30’s. They weren’t very friendly except to people in their own group – which was a shame because it’s not the usual environment at Desire. They at times behaved like college spring breakers – getting drunk and acting like teenagers. We will not be booking again when this group is vacationing there.
"Love the resort, question the value"
07/09/14 Geedubyuh Agoura Hills, California
We've been going to Desire for nine years straight and have always enjoyed our trips. We are long time nudists, but not in the lifestyle. We would rate the rooms as generally comfortable and well kept, but some of them are of odd size and aren't what they are advertised to be. For example, we have always requested (and paid for) rooms with king sized beds, but not always received one. The restaurant service is always excellent, but the food is sometimes disappointing and odd (cream cheese on sushi??). But we love the unique, sexually charged atmosphere at Desire and the absolutely wonderful staff and the location. We are troubled by some recent developments that might change our minds about returning. First and foremost is the price. While we expect rates to increase with time, the rate increases over the last two years have been simply exorbitant. Next is the sales pitches for purchasing "memberships" that borders on harassment. "We're not interested", means we're not interested. And lastly is the encroachment of other resorts. When we first started going to Desire, the neighboring resorts were far down the beach to the south and we were able to take long leisurely (and nude) walks down the beach. It seems with the recent construction that Desire will soon be in a fish bowl, with the other resorts breathing (and looking) down their necks. While we know Desire management cannot do anything about the encroachment, it can certainly do something about the prices and salesmanship.
"Incredible... can't wait to go back"
07/08/14 somedudeinva .
There is barely enough we can say about Desire. We had such a fabulous time. I can't think of much else to say that others haven't said. The people, the food, everything was just terrific. If there is anything I can complain about it was that our passion suite (yeah, we sprung for it) had a shower with moldy grout in it. To me, paying $1,000 a night for a room with a moldy shower is completely unacceptable. But really, this was the only thing. Everything else was awesome. We will be back in less than a month! Yippeeeeeeee!!!!
"3rd Trip to Desire"
07/03/14 wm t Boston, Massachusetts
3rd trip to Desire for us in last 12 months. We flew direct from Boston to Cancun pretty much easy enough. If you book thru an agent spend the money getting the transfers to and from the hotel. Makes it much easier than trying to find a taxi who won’t take advantage of tourists. Just a heads up for anyone thinking about a fall trip to Desire. They are building a new resort next door or expanding Desire; I never could get a straight answer what was going on next door with the construction equipment and work being done. But someone told me as a result there going to be closing the pool area this fall for renovations. Do what you can to find out a straight answer from your travel agent(s). Maybe book the trip for less money? At the worst you hang out at the beach all day and then hot tub at 5pm like everyone else. Weather was awesome this trip every day. Actually start raining pretty hard the moment we were leaving. Made it much easier to be leaving and heading home. For couples who have never been to Desire before I have no idea why you are waiting? This place is a great place for couples to relax, away from the kids and work, and more importantly get requainted with each other again. This recent trip was more of a swinger’s crowd than last time. I must say the group C4P that was there was a total blast to be around and we certainly made some friends for life. Any questions feel free to let us know, were on SLS as 01810couple We checked in and for some reason upgraded to a room right by the beach. Would like to think it is because were awesome looking and simply a great couple. I’m guessing it is because they overbooked the smaller rooms? Not that it really mattered as you’re never really in the rooms if only to shower, sleep, or bring another couple over. It was really nice to be right next to the beach and the bar. Food as usual was good. We are both fairly well traveled and have had once or twice times of sicknesses over in Europe. That being said when visiting Cancun we usually will always eat fairly light and simple meals. We both only ate the foods that were prepared in front of us like omelets in the morning, fajitas by the pool at lunch, or fruits we could peel and eat. At night we even had the sushi one night and no issues. I know it sounds lame but in these past 3 trips to Cancun we have never gotten sick. Drinks I really just either drink the beer or vodka & soda. Figured why mess up something that has always worked for me not getting sick. Entertainment and activities, some people write about this and that of the entertainment. What I saw was good and could not find a complaint. Were just the type of couple too busy interacting and making new friends we never really noticed or watched the week’s entertainment? That being said at Desire everyone will respect your privacy. It is the kind of place that if you as a couple prefer to keep to yourself and be left alone everyone will. But if your more of the outgoing type like we are, you will make so many friends it will make the trip so much better. Many people assume you must be into swinging / swapping to go to Desire. We met many couples that were only voyeurs or into watching and / or being watched. At one point we hit it off with another married couple and went back at our room. Nearly an hour later she states that neither of them had been with another person outside of their marriage in the last 15 years. Based on what we saw of them during the next 4 days I could tell they were both hooked on Desire. On a side note, do not bring your wife / girlfriend to this trip as a surprise. Nothing will get you in trouble faster than you bringing someone here not knowing what the place is all about. Our routine was this, wake up go to breakfast, maybe walk out on the beach and scope out and pick our day beds. Spend all day by the beach and then everyone goes to play or watch at the hottub around 5pm. From there dinner and relax till the club opens. We would dance and go in the play room out back till 1am. Couple nights we did not go to bed till nearly the next morning because another couple was with us… Fun stuff Well in closing were planning our November trip there just trying to figure out this pool situation and what other impacts on the resort it will have before I book it. Honestly I can’t find a thing to complain about, trust me I keep looking for reasons to go somewhere else. Were tempted to try the sister site Desire Pearl down the street but why mess something good up?
"Best Vacation Ever"
06/30/14 JC S Richmond, Virginia
About the Staff because they set the tone for your vacation as I fell they were the main reason we will be coming back next year with an even bigger group. We had a group of folks that we were a part of and just returned from Desire Riviera Maya. Not one of us wanted to leave. The place is amazing but what sets it apart is the staff. You will see all of them work hard. Not one of them sits back and takes it easy. They are there to make your time the best ever and it really shows. Even among all of these top performers there are some who really rose to the top for us. These staff members are why we are looking to come back again next year with a bigger crowd. We want to be able to show them the best assets a Desire and why we had such an amazing time. We are already counting the days to when we can get to see them 1. Coral - She has the best personality it was a group consensus of over 27 guest (men and women) we were with that She was number one! She has a great personality and really was able to work the crowd and make us all feel special. Not to mention she also was very active in the games. She stands out in a crowd with blond hair that appears to have a great perm. She stands about 5'4" and almost looks like she is from Brazil although she is not. She always wears a smile and guys she is very physically attractive. We highly recommend playing Volley Ball in the pool. You never in your life will have had as much fun as you will playing a game of Volleyball. On top of that she gives the ladies quite a show and lesson on how to perform lap dances. Guy's you should volunteer for this when it comes up don't be shy. She is very talented and honestly cares. She was even there on her day playing volleyball. Everyone of us wanted to take her home with us. We all agreed she is the number one reason why we want to come back next year. :L 2. Ace (his nick name) He is in his mid twenties with a nice slim build wear glasses and brings along a great personality - If your wife is like mine she loves a great cup of Coffee in the morning. Go down by the infamous Pizza/Coffee bar and have Ace make you a cup of coffee. He certainly knew how to make my wife smile. He made it exactly like she wanted. He is very intelligent and a great conversationalist. My wife likes a good Cappuccino with an extra shot of expresso. She didn't even have to tell him how she liked it after her first order. :D 3. Silvia - This lady is amazing as she worked the pool area bringing your drinks. There were times when she would bring what you wanted if she already knew what you liked to drink. She did this for the whole pool. :D 4. Jorge - Was assigned to some of our friends as one of their butlers when you get the Passion suite (that was amazing by the way). He was very helpful and well my sexy wife does have a flair for Latin men and he fit the bill nicely. He has a out-going personality and he went out of his way to give us a tour. He was always very friendly. :D Go with a group if you can: We had such an amazing time because we went with a group and had a great time. What made this group special was that they were not clickish at all. We mingled and got to know a lot of really nice people their. The people we met there all seemed to be very out going. Look at some of your favorite sites and see if you can join that group just contact them. You get more benefits by doing that. Our group is already planning to go back next year we are missing the wonderful staff there already and we just got back last night. Why would we chose this place over others: We went on a lifestyle take over cruise and never thought we could find a better vacation. We were wrong on that. Desire is what we call the right size without being over populated. You don't have to fight for a seat at the pool we were always able to get a seat. The staff is amazing. On a cruise ship with 2500 couples if you liked someone you met you might not ever see them again on the cruise ship so it is hard to make a connection. For those that have been on a cruise ship you have specific times you are scheduled to eat with a specific table. I like to mingle and get to know other people. We had that choice at Desire. We were able to get to see the couples we connected with and have great conversations. On a cruise ship you might not have room for the hot tub etc. Desire has the best hot tub. The food was good, the company and guest were great, the staff was excellent. We generally have a policy that we would not go to the same place twice and have stuck to it as a rule until now. We are planing on a return trip. Yeah it was just that good.... We hope you get to enjoy it too. We may even see you there on a return trip.
"Is Desire losing its Mojo?"
06/28/14 Susie S Houston, Texas
Having just returned from a week at Desire Riviera Maya, one has to wonder if Desire is losing its Mojo. Having been to this property somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 visits, I have seen many changes; both good and bad. However, I have never felt Desire was cheapening the experience or disregarding necessary maintenance until this visit. The week started out extremely rainy which of course is no fault of Desire. However the rain did make it extremely obvious that maintenance on the palapa roofs was long over due. The disco was leaking in many places and at one point the area behind the bar was ankle deep in water. It was practically raining inside the disco. The leaking was so bad that the disco had to be closed down for 2 days for emergency repairs to be made. When the disco reopened, it was still leaking but not as badly. I am aware of at least 2 couples that had to move rooms due to flooding from roof leaks. The palapa area in the lunch restaurant by the pool leaked profusely with obvious daylight showing through in at least five places. The palapa roof in the main buffet restaurant leaked but was manageable. This was not the "normal" leaking from the air conditioners. The palapa roof below our porch had HUGE holes all in it and the people below us reported leaking in their rooml The rooms at Desire seem to have lost all of their "sexy" and are not as nice as many low budget hotels. There is no color but white and a touch of brown. The plastic flower decoration is really quite tacky and not sexy at all. During the disco closure the disco activities were held in the dining area and had the feel of a junior high school dance. Quite frankly, it was unacceptable and very few stayed long. During the rainy days (all day rains) the activities staff was invisible. No games were brought out and very, very few rainy day activities were offered. Those that were offered were not publicized in any way so nobody knew about them. A note under room doors or white board announcements would have made a big difference. This may seem picky but we have been to Desire many times during extreme rains and there have been much better attempts made to keep folks entertained. The new evening entertainment at Desire leaves a lot to be desired. Gone are the Mother Funkers the Reggae Band, the Rock band, Illusionists, and gymnast pair. Instead they offered very low energy flamenco dancers (could have been sexy but was not) and very bad opera singers. The power went out while the opera singers were singing and the whole bar and lounge area cheered that they could not sing anymore! The "special" disco entertainment was also cut back upon with 2 male dancers and no female dancer. The DJ in the disco played the exact same songs in the same order nightly. We finally just quit going to the lame entertainment activities which is sad because it used to be some of my favorite time at this hotel. The food in the buffet was, in my opinion, much improved from previous years with the exception of the desserts. I also feel the food offerings, especially noticeable on Mexican night, were much less than in the past. The pace of the meal in the "white" restaurant was a death march. The booze at Desire has always been watered down and I have been okay with that. However, this time the booze was so watered down that it was difficult to ever feel like one had been consuming alcohol at all. The top shelf brands were also watered down and sometimes tasted like inferior brands poured into top shelf bottles. The repeaters party was a joke...terrible cold food that was intended to be served hot and premade mojitos. No free nights or hats or jewelry were given away. The staff were very accommodating, as usual. However, none seemed as happy as in the past and many have left or been fired. It is clear they have been told to be more "in the background" which was often awkward. What has always made Desire "work" was the staff and vibe which is changing dramatically. It seems as if management is trying to create a less sexy and tamer environment. This is not the vibe that keeps us coming back. The pushiness of "the "premier" (read also time share) program was much more evident than in the past and many guests were complaining about this. We did have a nice time. The hot tub still hops (but body shots are no longer allowed on the bar) and the service is still good. However, at $550.00 per night per room (garden room) the price has become so expensive that putting up with all of the issues I have mentioned becomes harder to take. While other properties in the area are charging similar prices, they are much more upscale and better maintained. I am willing to pay a bit of a "fun tax" for the Desire concept but no longer feel the property is worth the cost. We used to go 3 or 4 times per year and now only go once per year. If things do not change based on this visit, I'm not sure we will return. There is a HUGE 600 room property being built right next to Desire and one has to wonder if the "concept" can continue next to such a large property. The construction runoff during the rain flooded the Desire Kitchen and "white" restaurant. Something tells me this problem will only get worse. The cooks were wearing firefighter boots to cook in the flooded kitchen, While I hope the ownership and new management will take heed to return the property to its former grandeur; one has to wonder if the Desire mojo is gone for good. Competition from lifestyle cruises and travel groups as well as the sale of Hedonism2 and its refurbishment should concern Desire. They have two properties that require constant care and feeding. For now this swinger is going to swing past Desire and go to Hedonism 2 for Halloween. At this time it is a better value for money and I feel the management and ownership there are trying.
"The Great Desire Resort & Spa"
06/22/14 Gerry S Boston, Massachusetts
We just returned from our third trip to Desire Resort in Cancun (we stayed in June). What an amazing time! The staff was wonderful, and addressed all of our wants and needs. The food was delicious and the portions were the perfect size. The drinks were tasty and plentiful. Our room was wonderful. The bed was comfortable and the view was perfect (Garden view room). We went to the clothing optional side of the resort and joined right in. As always there were all shapes and sizes and the age group was mostly 35-50. We met so many new friends and met a couple of old ones which was good The hot tub area was incredible....saw things we had not tried before (we did join in, too....) The nightly entertainment was fun We have found a new agent that was able to secure us a room and transfer at the best price we have found it was $200 less than any agent had quoted us. www.intimateplaces.co.uk gave us a great deal So many good memories were made. We will return as soon as we are able.
"Desire receives top honors and the staff earned it"
06/17/14 Steve-JL.a. L.A.
Recently stayed 8 nights at this property. Had stayed here 3 previous times but had not been back in 5 years. It's a great way to work on your all-over tan in a modest but secluded stretch of the beach. There seems to be another resort being built next door and I understand it is a family resort, so have to see how that works out down the road in a year or 2. Is a short 15 minute commute from the airport to the Resort and our transfers went smoothly. Was greeting getting out of the shuttle and taken inside to register with our desk agent. We arrived early at 9AM so no room available but was able to run get breakfast(open till 11AM) and then off to the pool area. This property is a small acreage so even if you are in a garden view room at the far end is only a 5 minute walk to the other end where the pool and restaurants are. Beach sand is very soft and well manicured daily. Plenty of sports and other daily activities to engage or simply kick back and relax. Our first 3 days were met with significant amounts of rain so that put a damper on several things and the disco closed for 2 nights because of the drenching but was held in the main restaurant ground floor. There was a variety of people from all over the US, Mexico and Brazil & Europe so is quite the International flair. Now for the main report. Our trip was a super week(minus the rain) because the staff is really what makes this resort what it is. I want to say I met not one staff member that was rude or seemed to not care, and was that way every day for 8 days. I wish to point out some special merit for a number of staff members that excelled and hope that management honors them as well. Check-in was with Flora/Daniel. Pool bar service with Sylvia and her husband Arcos the Bellman. Restaurant Captain Edilberto who made a point each day to make our dining special. Can't say enough about the great quality/quanity of food daily coming out of every restaurant. Daniel at the pool, for towel service and cabana/lounge chair service. In sports and daily activities a special mention to Emily(great Canadian), Vanessa, and Jay who I beat at ping pong, and Memo the activity director of sorts. Victor at the main restaurant & pool restaurant. And last, but not least Ana, our daily housekeeping maid who did a wonderful, complete job every day she worked. I thank all these staff members and hope if you travel to Desire you thank them as well when you see them working hard to make your holiday something special. (doesn't hurt to tip them as well), wages being low in Mexico.
"The best hotel ever!!!"
05/30/14 CardosoCardoso Rio de Janeiro, RJ
The real all inclusive, and the best hotel. The restaurants are amazing, and all the staff do everything to better serve the guest.The beach is wonderful and parties are fantastic. My wife and I would like to thank every minute we spent at Desire Riviera Maya.We have to mention a few names like Sylvia, Rachel, Edimundo, Raphael, Jorge, Africa and Ines, because these employees ennoble the quality of the Resort.There is no comparison between Desire Pearl and Desire Riviera Maya. We loved every minute on the Riviera Maya and never will put our feet in Pearl Resort again.We'll be back as soon as we can to the Desire Riviera Maya. Leonardo e Monica
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