Great place! (This is so incredibly stupid of Expedia to require a minimum of 5 0 characters in this field before they will allow me to rate this hotel.)Genuine Expedia guest review
Reviews we read were reasonably accurate. Not over the top, but something for everyone.Genuine Expedia guest review
"2nd time even better:)"
This is our 2nd time here within the last 6 months and getting ready to book again for October. They are running a special stay 4 nights get 4th night free which we will definitely take advantage of. We love the fact that when we are here, Desire Pearl gives us an environment to reconnect as a couple in a upscale passionate setting. Your experience […] can be whatever you want it to be. We are not in the lifestyle and had no issues being approached or shunned. The other guests are great and in the 2 trips everyone makes you feel comfortable. Clothing optional, sand, water, sun, drinks, passion, great service...what is not to like? What a great vacation...again! A couple of shouts out to Jared & Victor to always finding us a pool/beach lounges, Jonathan & Graciano for being the best waiters there, Jose and Eduardo for great bar service and Jessica and Julienne for their nonstop energy as EC's. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Exceded my expectations!!!!! People not pushy. My partner and I are not in the life style but we met fun couples who honored our situation.Genuine Expedia guest review
"We liked Desire Pearl better than Desire RM"
We were 4 couples who went to Pearl the last week of January. We have stayed also stayed at the sister property RM several times before. We like this property better. The food and the rooms are better. The landscaping is nicer and more tropical. We prefer the hot tub here since it is larger. The pool is nicer and it has a swim up bar. It has fewer rooms […] so it is not as crowded. The staff (entertainment and restaurant) are great, but they are also fantastic at RM. If all you want is "in your face action" then you should pick RM. But, if what you desire is a classier type of "fun" then you should book Pearl. The most important factor that I did not mention is that our "women" like Pearl better! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The road to the hotel is really bumpy so I wouldn't recommend renting a car to reach the hotel. Besides they don't have a proper parking lot nor experienced valet parking service. So it's better to hire a taxi or arrange for a shuttle. We spent one weekend at the hotel only. Since arrival all was okay. The Staff, not a problem all trained and happy […] to serve. We are. Couple in our mid 30s but felt like teenagers as the crowd there seemed more like mid 40s to 50s and scattered 60s, However they were very nice and relaxed. Being a lifestyle hotel and being out first visit to this type of hotel we felt a nice private atmosphere all around but also felt like just a normal hotel. As for the food, I should say that is not the best. They should improve in their vegetarian/vegan options, if they want to stand out from other resorts maybe they can do better on this. Facilities are not the most impressive. Some seem old and a bit of maintenance wouldn't be bad. I think that Rates are not comparable for the assets they have which some seem old and worn out (though all functioning). Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Female Client POV"
I booked, paid for, and decided to take my fiance on a romantic trip to this resort. The pros are the room, the grounds, and the overall beauty of the location. Very romantic place. The con is the friendliness and the ability to provide good customer service by the staff. The poolside chair reservations are confusing and when we finally got one it was […] given away. We were treated very rudely by the person who gave it away and told to move without a solution being provided. This was embarrassing and annoying. After I suggested he provide us with other seating he continued to passively argue with my fiance about the issue. Even though I was the sole person associated with the reservation I was ignored by the office staff on many occasions and all questions were directed to my fiance as if I didn't exist. Also, there was a timeshare pitch given during our trip that was very annoying. No one goes on an "all inclusive" (it wasn't exactly all inclusive because of the optional menu and charges for various other services) vacation in order to be hammered about buying something. Beautiful place but I can't say I will be booking another trip there in the future. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a wonderful time. Staff was very attentive and delightful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Another great trip!"
Resorts staff and concept is unmatched. Not in the lifestyle and have spent 20+ days there without a single issue. Perfect place to rekindle the fire and just cut loose. The weather is a little hit and miss, but that's just cancune.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great facility, great fun and great people!!"
Although great improvements have been made with the dining, there's still room for improvement.Genuine Expedia guest review
Was peaceful and what I was looking for.food was wonderfulGenuine Expedia guest review
The resort was very nice. The service and the staff was excellent. The entertainment staff tried to keep everyone engaged in the activities available. Dinning was beach side and very nice with a beautiful view of the coast. We had an all around wonderful experience. We were upgraded upon arrival to a master suite. The room was more than we expected. […] The resort is right on the beach and they work hard to keep it maintained. The people were friendly as well. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice view and close to the beach"
Booked the master suite originally but upgraded to the master with plunge pool when we arrived. The room was awesome! Huge space with a beautiful patio with chaise lounge by jacuzzi. Definitely worth the extra upgrade. The staff went well beyond to accommodate. I would definitely recommend to a friend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"No TAN LINES"
This is our second time going, we love this resort! The staff is amazing, is always extremely friendly, as if they were your own, very personable. The food is also very good, good selection. Though we were hardly in the room, it was always clean and had plenty of amenities that we never used! Great experience, we will definitely be going back soon!Genuine Expedia guest review
"better than other desire esp for 40+ crowd : )"
Great resort, staff work hard, but can be quiter than other resorts..., but there's something special about Pearl... finally it appears that a resort that is attracting the 40+ that act, feel & look much younger; Hope it sticks because i know there are a lot of us & more to come : ) Nice beach & plenty of shade. Breakfast, lunch & especially dinner […] better than most all inclusives; late night snacks were a little weak / room service is $10 flat rate but food was weak. for a little change of pace, you can walk to little town just down the beach, We have been to all The Desires & other lifestyle resorts and we would consider Pearl the best for now, especially for the slightly more mature group. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Desire Pearl Review"
The place is amazing for what it is, nudests and lifestyle couples We have never been to a resort like this but felt very comfortable being naked. We had the standard oceanfront room and it was much larger then expected, it was very clean and nice. The staff was very nice and attentive. The food was great and the drinks were great. The only negative […] was that the age group of the people seemed to be very late 40s to early 50s. This was a negative since we are in our late 30s. The night life was a bit quite at Pearl, but we went over to the Riviera Maya 2 of our nights. The night life over there is awsome. We would definetly go back but maybe split my time between the two sites. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Was a nice enjoyable stay. The rooms could have a nicer cleaner feel with a little effort. Other than that it was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Nice and upscale!"
Everything about the hotel was nice. The only drawback for anybody less than 45 is the age of the crowd. Definitely a more senior crowd, with a few younger folks sprinkled in. All in all, though, the stay was fantastic.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great lifestyle hotel"
All the staff our incredible, the food was good with a wide selection. There is a great vibe all day and night.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fun for couples"
We have just returned from a 7 night stay. The resort is amazing, would definitely go back. Every part of the resort is spotless, including the beautiful beach which is raked every morning. The rooms are perfect, we stayed in a junior suite on the ground floor which had glass sliding doors opening onto the pool. The entertainment staff were amazing. […] All the staff were wonderful, so polite and friendly. The food was fantastic. Only two restaurants so if you stayed longer than 7 nights you may get tired of them but we did take a taxi to the other Desire property for dinner one night. The other property is not nearly as beautiful and I personally preferred the more "refined" guests at Pearl. We are not into the lifestyle but were not bothered by anyone, everyone was just extremely friendly and we had a great time. The age group was probably from 30 upwards. We were lucky to have perfect weather all week. The resort was about half full for the first five days then on the weekend it did full up for valentines week. Being full made it a bit more lively but I really enjoyed the quieter time too, i think in that respect we were just lucky to have a great group of people. Evenings were fun, they do put on a small show each night and usually have a local band playing before the show. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
THE STAFF AND ACCOMENDATIONS ARE FIST CLASS. THEY COULDN'T DO ENOUGH FOR YOU. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AND DRINKS WERE ALL TOP SHELF.Genuine Expedia guest review
"There is work to be done"
The food needs work. There is only one dine in restaurant on this property and I was only there three nights and saw the same menu two times. The last night we were the last coupled seated and I couldn't even eat the meal it was so bad. Breakfast was good. The hot tub was cold. Everyone was complaining. The property is nicer than DM if they fixed the […] food and hot tub we would go back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a wonderful place cant wait to go again"
I cant say enough about Desire Pearl. It was the first lifestyle resort we have been to and we loved it. The staff was over the top. The service you get there was second to none. From the pool porter Jarred (outstanding) to the fun director Paloma it was a trip we will never forget. If you had any issues they were there in a flash. I cant wait to book […] our next vacation there. I am real picky about customer service and would tear them apart if if i had anything bad to say. We will be back!!!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great, Relaxing Vacation"
The service was beyond perfection. Staff was extremely accommodating and seemed genuinely concerned about our stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
Drinks are inconsistent but the staff is excellent and service is impeccable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pearl of a vacation"
Had a great time. Loved the pool and beach and food and staff.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Unique fun for couples"
Stayed for 8 days and had a great time. Staff is awesome, especially Jessica and Larissa in activities and Rudi and Enrique in the restaurant. Some problems with chair availability at the pool due to different levels of guest importance. Probably not best for the true nudist who might be offended by some activities, but most open minded couples will […] enjoy the experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"desire bye name desire bye nature"
5 star all the way .everyone happy to help with any needs ,Food was spectacular in there 'Pearl restaurant and nearly as good in the other with BBQ options for lunch a great change . We did enjoy the resort , it was just we desired for a little younger crowed, which we found in the "other desire" .We went there for our last night and had the best time […] , everyone (guests) there was so much more friendly and more our age group (30/40), and new how to party. All we can say is on your second nite/day go and check it out Just in case.....well worth a look Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"overall exceptional with a few hiccups"
Exceptional service by most of the staff members. Jorge was my favourite bar tender. The staff at the dive shop were also fantastic. The food was perfect, and there were no problems with accommodating my allergy requirements. We did have a few hiccups but most were rectified within a timely manner, even with the few issues we will return. The road to […] get to the resort were badly damaged in the storms and were flooded, so it took a bit longer to get in and out of the resort. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Sintetizando, todo es fantástico en la atención y servicios. Los únicos puntos débiles: el servicio de wifi es muy pobre y la diversión nocturna es mejor en el otrod esire, pero no por responsabilidad de los organizadores, que son excelentes, sino porque había bastante gente grande.Genuine Expedia guest review
We like to stay at this hotel because of its special features. Hope they can have more idea in daily activities especially night time. The road to the hotel should be improved since it was flood because of the rain. It is not the responsibility of the hotel, the city government should be responsible for that. Will return again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"HABITACIONES EXCELENTES,CAMAS CONFORTABLES"
LA ALIMENTACION MUY BUENA,INSTALACIONES Y DEMASGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Go with your partner and just Enjoy!! We will definitly come back!!! Just love it!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"ottimo x coppia"
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Desire Pearl is the best clothing opcional hotel I ever goneGenuine Expedia guest review
Wer Lifestyle mag, liebt dieses Hotel... Wir waren sechs Nächte an diesem Ort und haben uns von Tag zu Tag wohler gefühlt. Die Freundlichkeit und Zuvorkommenheit des Personals, das sehr sehr gute Essen, die Gepflegtheit und und und... Wirklich toll dieses sexy Konzept! Nichts aufdringliches oder ähnliches! Der FKK-Strandabschnitt ist zwar klein... aber […] fein! Ja, ok. Im Wasser ein bisschen steinig, aber wer schwimmen kann... Wir werden wiederkommen, obwohl es von Österreich nicht gerade "um die Ecke" ist... :-) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Para quem sabe o que acontece"
Com relação ao Hotel, Comodidade, Quarto, Praia e até Serviço... Muito melhor que o Riviera... mas a bagunça é bem menor.... As festas são mais paradas, mas nada que não se resolva, principalmente na Jacuzzi!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Plaisirs a deux"
Hotel pour la sensualite de qualite ,avec le prix relativement eleve,mais un service de qualite et un personnel attentif ,bien que parfois trop presant dans Le grand jacouzy destine aux couples .Belle plage ,bonne animations de jour et du soir.Regrettons une moyenne d age eleve ....Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice resort with an amazing atmosphere"
07/22/14 David C Palatine, Illinois, USA
Let me start by saying this was our first time at this type of resort. I treated this as a “Bucket List to-do”. My girlfriend was a little apprehensive and I was too. The first day we did not get into the pool until after 3pm and decided to keep our swimming suits on. The second day we challenged each other to take the swimming suits off and go au naturel which turned our competitive natures into a positive outcome. I have been to the Cancun and Rivera Maya area 5 times so I have a lot of all-inclusive resorts in the area to compare against. I’ll try to organize comments but that is sometimes hard to do. Check-in was fine. You will get a precursor to a talk about “the program” which, although not technically a time-share, comes out about the same as a time-share. Emanuel was very nice in his approach and we wanted to hear about it so we set up a time a couple of days later. JP went through the program and we found that it did not meet our current needs. The upshot was that we got a coupon book for services. We used one coupon for the Sensual Couples Massage which was great. Food: Our room was not ready until 3 but we went and had lunch at Aphrodite by the ocean. Nice restaurant (buffet for breakfast and lunch but could also order off of a menu) with a great ocean view. The food was good as far as buffets go. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are severed at Aphrodite. Except for the last night, we ate dinner at the Pearl Restaurant to give us a different experience since we ate all of our breakfast and lunch meals at Aphrodite. I thought the choices were great and the service was usually very good. Many of the waiters took pride in remembering what you liked. In our case, my girlfriend has a sensitive stomach and she wanted bottled water so a few of the waiters anticipated this after the first day and brought bottled water to our table before we even had to ask. My complements especially go out to Edgar and Rodrico at the Pearl. The manager was also very good about checking on our service and the quality of the food which was very good. We also had very good waiters at Aphrodite (I wish I could remember their names). They are building another restaurant soon (I think Japanese) so that will be a good addition. There is a line between elegant and sexy and tawdry and sexy. I’m afraid the Pearl verged on the latter one with plastic legs coming out of the wall and plastic chairs in the shape of a human form. The cheesy art did provide some fun conversation however. Rooms: We had a standard ocean view room on the 3rd floor. If you have stayed at Secrets Maroma, Secrets Capri, Royal Hideaway and resorts like that, you will find that these rooms are not to that level. They are generally clean but they are not as opulent. Examples are standard tile floor vs marble looking floors at others. Single bathroom sink instead of double. Wood cabinets very basic vs quality cabinets at other resorts. Shower and bathroom stall doors do not go up to the ceiling and have to be closed slowly to latch because they will pop open. No exhaust fan in bathroom. Standard bathtub instead of Jacuzzi. Tiles in shower and toilet area are old looking with some wear and marks on them. Our room 73 had an issue with the makeup mirror not lighting and the side window shade not working but we did not report it so I cannot say that they did not correct the issues. This property was bought by Desires about 2 years back so I would hope updating the rooms is on their to-do list. Room service was prompt. When we ordered extra towels or water, it was brought within 15 to 20 minutes. Beach: The beach had a nice sitting area. If you wanted to be away from the activity of the pool and hear the ocean, this would be a good place to be. The beach is shallow (not far shore to pool) which can be seen as good or bad. The good is that you are lying close to the shore where the sound of the waves is nice to hear. The bad is that there is not a lot of room to lay or play on the sand which was not a big deal to us. The beach north and south of the resort was not very nice. They suffer from a lot of weeds that wash up daily. There are no resorts (for at least one mile) south of Desires Pearl so no one cleans the shoreline up. This seclusion might be good for there were few people coming by to sneak a peek. We walked south to Puerto Morelos daily for exercise in the afternoon (about 1 mile). You first will pass undeveloped land which might be a preserve. Then you pass a public beach used by locals and some condos that are privately owned. The water is darker than further south in the Riviera Maya. Not the pretty turquoise color we saw by the other hotels. I cannot comment on the water by the beach. We did not go in. I saw only a few couples in the water. Most were by the pool enjoying the activities. The beach north was worse than the beach south. Immediately to the north was a warehouse looking building for the water preservation department or something like that. It was a warehouse looking structure with a chain link fence around it. Other things on beach… nice volleyball area, bags and beds which you might be able to use if the associated room was not being used or you upgraded to a higher level room. I was never sure exactly who got the various beds and how that all worked but we managed to get a bed once. Pool: Nice pool area and great staff. My hats off to Marco, Charlie, Jess, Ko Ko and Anna. Nice job and great activities. My girlfriend and I took salsa lessons with Jess. My girlfriend likes Zumba and was able to work out (for 45 minutes) 2 times with Anna and Ko Ko. It would be nice if they could place a couple of box fans on the counter behind where the girls are dancing to cool them. It gets very hot. Also, a couple of the girls got blisters on their feet. It would be a good idea to put (gym shoes suggested) under the dance activities. One girl tore some skin on the hot concrete. My girlfriend learned from the other women’s mistakes and brought shoes. Other activities include beer pong, basketball, pool volleyball, pole dance lessons (by the pool), etc. My one comment is that they need to control the testosterone a little more on some of the sports. They take great pains to tell the men that you cannot touch the women during the games but some of the guys did not know how to curb the testosterone for a resort game. I suggested that, for pool basketball, they call some of the more blatant fouls (some of the younger guys were making like hitting your arms to force the ball out or body slamming you to get a rebound) and allow free throws for the men too in order to curb the rugby game that erupted. There is nothing like knowing your actions caused your team a couple points to curb your actions. Pool attendant Victor and his team were great and the pool drink attendants did a nice job. Shows: Bands were great. We did feel the front lobby was way too hot. They are planning on enclosing the front lobby so that will make it much better, especially in the summer. I could have lived without seeing the guests try to become strippers on “angles and devils” night, although it did provide some comic moments. My girlfriend was asked to be involved with the show but was not thoroughly apprised that she would be a stripper. Might be nice to make sure the guests are aware of what they are volunteering for. She had declined and was very grateful when she saw what she did not sign up for. The professional dancers were good. We especially liked the Circus Olay type show (pole dancer, contortionist, hula-hoop). During the professional stripper show, I am not sure if the guests were picked out in advance, but the way one of the girls was moved around from laying on her back to being on top of the guy would have resulted in back injuries for my girlfriend who has two herniated disks. Disco: I have seen a lot of comments on the DJ’s. Let me say that as someone who has been a DJ (in the past) it is always hard to please everyone. For the older crowd, you will hear 4 or 5 older songs (redone with a techno beat) but most songs played are newer which was fine with me. We stayed from July 13th – July 20th and went dancing every night. On the first 2 nights the DJ played good music until around 12am. Then there was a noticeable change in tempo and ethnic origins of the music which drove everyone out. On the first 2 nights, everyone spoke English for the MC asked how many people spoke Spanish and no one answered. On Tuesday, the DJ was bad. Everyone was clearing out early. I suggested 3 songs: Daft Punk's "Get Lucky”, “Moves Like Jagger" by MAROON 5:, and one other that I cannot remember. The DJ played the first song and everyone who was left went on the dance floor. Then he ignored my other 2 requests (songs the other DJ’s played) and the floor emptied again. I am not sure if this guy wanted to go home but you have to feel the mood of the crowd and play to them. The Thursday DJ was the best. Random Thoughts: Not for everyone. Don’t surprise you partner with this resort. Make sure he or she knows what to expect. If you don’t, you’ll be sorry. Everyone was respectful. People were friendly. Many people would throw things into a conversation (i.e. we have been on lifestyle cruises) to let you know where they stand. At that point, you can turn the conversation any direction you like. In this particular case we (who are not into “the lifestyle”) merely kept talking about their snorkel trip that the other couple went on and we never felt that they tuned us out because they immediately wanted to go elsewhere to find someone who would swinging with their group. You will see a lot of PDA and you will also see full on sexual activity. The foam party was awesome. My girlfriend wore sexy and short dresses and lingerie (on lingerie night) every night but we laughed that in each case we would say she was overdressed. I like sexy with some elegance (what you can’t quite see) while many of the women seemed bent on leaving nothing to the imagination (a g-string and a smile). There were some very inventive costumes like one where the man took 2 hours to put some kind of tape on his girlfriend. Think about decals on a race car and you’ll get it. To each their own as they say. I am in good shape (6’4” and 225 and work out 5 times a week) for a 56 year old guy but was worried that I would feel out-of-shape compared to what I saw. Don’t worry for there were quite a few people there who were not in good shape. It appears this company bought Desires Pearl 2 years ago and they realize that they need to improve on what they initially bought. It will take a while to bring it completely to where they should be but they are going in the right direction. If you want to be able to free yourself of the restrictions of the typical resort and be able to explore your sexuality with your partner or others, this is a great place to do this.
07/20/14 Elosoceloso Mexico City, Mexico
What can we say? The staff was polite and helpful in every way. They genuinely care that you have a great time. The facilities are wonderful, the food was excellent, and the shows in the evenings went from raucous to some amazingly talented performers; all great fun! The other guests we met there were nice, and everyone was having a great time. We'll be going soon!
"First time impression"
07/20/14 Djase1 Austin
My wife and I just recently returned from Desire Pearl and since we relied heavily on reviews in selecting this place, we wanted to return the favor. My wife and I have been married for almost 12 years, and while we are not in the lifestyle but we were curious about a clothing optional resort that didn't shy away from the sexy stuff. This was our first time at an all-inclusive, our first time in Mexico and our first time naked on the beach. STAFF-I could not begin to describe the amazing staff of Desire Pearl, but I will try. We were met at check in with "Welcome home" and warm smiles everywhere. They were ready to serve with a smile and never hovered or intruded. The staff was wonderful in knowing when you needed something or needed privacy. Many learned our name and we were warmly greeted everywhere we went. The resort goes above and beyond to serve its guests. I want to mention them all, but I am afraid I would leave someone out. They are really all wonderful people. RESORT-I was wonderfully surprised by how beautiful and secluded the resort felt. The grounds were gorgeous and though the resort is small, it never felt crowded. You can leave your room and be at the pool, restaurants, club, beach, hot tub, all in a matter of a few minutes. Everything is very accessible. I wasn't expecting to walk out my back patio and be able to see the beach. The beach was always well maintained and there were always staff around to assist you. ROOM-Our room was clean and maintained well everyday. Although, it got a little warm during the day, it was always cool and comfortable at night. The beds were soft, the fridge stayed stocked with water, beer and soda and the bathroom had a bath and shower. The room faced the beach and had a nice little patio. We didn't spend much time in the room, but we had no real complaints. FOOD-Both restaurants are great. The service was impeccable and we always left satisfied. I am a fairly picky eater, but I ended up liking most items I tried. I felt that there was also a good diversity of meals each night. The staff always went above and beyond. There is also a snack bar open late night for late night snackers. ACTIVITIES-It seemed like there was always something going on to participate in or observe. There are daily activities that range from yoga, to belly dancing lessons, to kinky darts and there seemed to be good participation in most activities. There is never any pressure to join in on anything, but the staff is so fun and friendly, it makes you want to join in. The theme nights were so fun and sexy and no need to worry about "dressing up" if you don't want. We were pretty conservative on our first night to the club and no one even cared that we didn't dress in theme. So don't worry too much on that, just dress to your comfort level and have fun. We were initially nervous about the clothing optional part, but by the end of our first evening there, it was not a big deal and we were naked in the hot tub. The was never any pressure to do anything we didn't want to do and everyone was relaxed and friendly. The hot tub and club areas can get pretty steamy and public sex in the hot tub area is almost guaranteed, but never was there pressure. You can definitely make this trip what you want as a couple and be as good or as "bad" as you want. This trip has brought my wife and I closer together and we will treasure it always. You can't say that about every vacation. This will not be our last trip and we would recommend it to anyone reading this that is on the fence. We were talking about booking again, while on the trip. Desire Pearl is a perfect place to relax, reconnect with your love, and I promise you will leave with a new and wonderful new perspective on life.
"Outstanding in every way"
07/17/14 Richard M Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
The Desire Pearl staff has our highest commendation. From check in to check out every person was well trained, polite, and helpful in every way. They were enthusiastic about serving you and making your stay comfortable. The grounds were very well maintained and constantly being manicured. Our Ocean View room was comfortable with all the amenities you could ask for. The food was very good with great selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar staff was fun and always ready to serve.We had a great experience meeting new friends and enjoying the atmosphere. There is no intimidation in regards to what you do or do not wear, or what activities you choose to participate in. You should be aware that a great percentage of guests choose to be fully nude at the pool and the beach; if that environment is not for you, you may want to stay elsewhere. It is a wonderful place that we will visit again within the next year.
"Desire Pearl Resort & Spa"
07/17/14 Vincent A Brooklyn, New York
This is an all inclusive, newer addition to the Desire Resort complex. This is not for everyone, but I highly recommend it. It is designed for adults and couples only. The service, the food and facilities were all top shelf and quite delightful. Seconds from you room to the pool, hot tub or beach. Restaurants and bars were excellent, and the parties were fun and exciting. This is a hidden jewel in south Cancun that is worth investigating.
"First Timers can't wait to return"
07/16/14 JnJ6765 Conroe, Texas
First time to Mexico. First time to Desire. First time going C/O. Yeah, nervous was an understatement. But let me say to anyone considering this place or someplace like it , Just Go. The nerves and fears will quickly vanish and you will experience one of the best vacations you will ever have with your SO. The staff here are wonderful from the front desk to bellhop to the wait staff in the reasteraunts to the housekeepers to the groundskeepers. Everyone smiling and greeting you as you pass by. Can't speak highly enough of them. All of them. Food was good but sometimes a little bland for my taste. This is subjective. Others may find it very good. If you want something in particular they will do their best and practically bend over backwards to satisfy your needs. Just ask. Out of the two resteraunts, we (I) prefered the more casual one. Not because of food or service but because of the atmosphere. The nicer one is all black inside. Black floor, Black walls, Black ceiling. I sometimes suffer from anxiety issues and colors can and do affect how a person feels. I made it through the appetizer and then couldn't get out of there fast enough. Just didn't like it. Needs some color for a more pleasant atmosphere. I realize this is a personal issue so I'm not saying it's not a different experience for others. I will do just fine eating at the other resturaunt every night when we go back. There was a different menu each night that we were there. The other guests were very respectful , sometimes VERY friendly with each other but we were never made to feel uncomfortable or felt pressured in any way. You can be as involved or as private as you want. It's all up to you as to how you want to spend your time there. Made some new friends and met some people that were local to where we live. Some we even had mutual aquaintances with. Small world. Beach was not real big but still nice. Never had a problem getting loungers or a palapa. It also is public so there is an occasional passersby. Some glanced at the sunbathers . some kept their eyes out on the ocean. Was kinda funny to watch their reactions as they walked past. That would have been us a year ago. No one stopped and gawked. Security will keep them moving if they linger. We stayed June 14-19 and were in room 19. Ocean View. Cheapest catagory but were on the top floor right next to the Penthouse. Great view of the water and of the property. Very happy with the room choice. Thank you so much to everyone at Desire for putting us at ease, making us feel like family and making this a wonderful vacation. Can't wait to return.
"Booked our Next Trip Before we finished this one!"
07/14/14 rbenz APACHE JUNCTION
Wow!! What an improvement over last year @ 4th of July. Well worth the revisit. We stayed 8 nights June 29-July 6. All the staff were amazing from Dyanela @ check in, to Rudy, G, Luis, Hector, David for Breakfast & Lunch, to Oscar, Oscar, Mario, Pepe, Ricardo, Jorge bartendars. Entertainment staff, Jessica, Charlie, CoCo, Eva, Enrique, & Marco. Fun group to hang with all day they go above and beyond. Chef Ed @ Pearl can cook up some amazing dishes! This trip was our 2nd and by far not sure they can top it next year. Paloma helped my husband throw the most amazing unforgetful birthday celebration for me that I actually was in tears. The resort is beautiful and they are always improving not only the rooms but the grounds, hottub, and pool as well. Everyone is always smiling and making sure you have everything you need. Rooms are always kept clean from the great housekeeping staff. Food tastes amazing whether dining Upscale in Pearl or more laid back in Aphrodite. Spa oh what's not to love a variety of massages available to exceed anyones expectations. They had a great 4th of July Poolside party, although the mosquitos tried to scare us all off, some of us were still able to enjoy it and appreciate all the hard work that went into planning this. It was not a result or lack of attention on the Resort's side as they sprayed frequently however the entire area in Cancun was overpopulated by the pesky nasty critters this year. All in All one of the best vacations since their sister resort in Cabo shuttered!!! Thank you all for making us feel as we were truly home. People it go have fun let loose and remember this resort is NON-JUDGEMENTAL, does not matter size, shapes, races, nationality it's all welcome here. Only thing required is to know how to smile and enjoy and rekindle that romance however racy you want it to be. ;) Thanks again!! Until next time my loves!!
07/12/14 sluggo2014 Tucson, Arizona
Had a good trip. Food service and people were all great. The place continues to improve. The resort is small and charming. Not like the large all inclusives and obviously the adult environment is great
"Our 3rd trip to Pearl"
07/12/14 FuninNYC2014 New York City, New York
Just returned from 9 glorious days at Pearl. It was our third trip in 2 years. Food has gotten much better - variety and presentation was superb. The restaurant service is also vastly improved. Much credit goes to the new chef! The staff continues to do everything they can to make sure you have a great visit. We were disappointed in the entertainment - boring and a bit cheesy for the classy and sophisticated Desire crowd. The foam party is fabulous and the beach and pool as great as ever. First time we had a mosquito problem and it was terrible. Most people were getting bitten like crazy. The July 4th outdoor dinner was terrible because we were all the dinner for the mosquitos. We'll be back of course as soon as possible and hope for a bug free visit next time.
"Hated to leave."
07/09/14 469sunlover Winston Salem, North Carolina
Our first stay at Pearl after 3 previous visits to Desire RM. Definitely will return. The property is very well maintained and the staff is unequaled in customer service. We would like to give a shout out to the wait staff, especially "G", Fernando, and Mario. If you want the best drinks made search out the bartender Juan, I really wish I had one of his "Mudslides" now! We were told the owners of the resort have plans to make improvements to the resort, such as providing A/C in the reception/lobby area( definitely needed). The pool area is generous in size which allows a quieter side for those wishing to relax away from daily activities. Although this is a clothing optional resort there is no pressure what so ever to get an all over tan! One improvement I hope is implemented is the addition of a couple of hobie cat sailboats such as those at Desire RM. When we first arrived I was concerned there were only two restaurants but the variety of food offered was sufficient and the quality superb.
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