This resort is small, 109 rooms, and it was the perfect place for me to get married on April 14, 2012.
31 of our family and friends came, which was a great amount so we could spend time with everyone and everyone else got to hang out with new and old friends. We couldn’t walk anywhere without running into someone we knew. The staff knew who we were from the beginning, and gave us excellent service most of the time. They said 31 is a big number for this resort, so we did overwhelm the dinner staff and kitchen one night when we all went together to dinner. The idea was to split up at different restaurants but everyone wanted to be together so as a result, some people didn’t get their food at all and the rest of us had to wait a very long time. The beach service was also slow in my opinion, often just one person working the beach and pool. Room service is 24 hours which is nice, but it took did take a long time, and you didn’t always get everything you ordered. For example, my friend ordered a cheeseburger, and got a cheesecake instead.
The food is amazing at all the restaurants! Small portions so you can order appetizers, and dessert! YUM! The staff at the Lupita Lounge, which is the only “bar” was so great we drank a lot as a group, and they made my friends fun and different drinks. They close at midnight but didn’t mind if we hung around there after. The mini-bar was always fully stocked with beer and liquor, as well as soda and some snacks.
We stayed in the Ocean View Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool.The rooms are fantastic. There were three beds on the patio! Each room has a jacuzzi in the corner, ours obviously had a great ocean view.
I personally didn't like the set up of the two story rooms, seems a bit awkward to me. Also, it is all very open in the bathroom, the shower is not frosted glass. Not a problem for couples, got a bit weird for our two single guy friends sharing a room!
(Wedding tip- having the big room was great for the wedding day as I was able to invite most of the female guests to get ready together and have a champagne toast. It was nice to get to hang out with them before the wedding.) We also had a lot of people over for more intimate time with us so it was cool to have the plunge pool. There were a surprising amount of children at the resort, and they were all surprisingly well behaved. We usually go to adults only resorts and it didn't bother us at all to have kids around.
My husband and I got a couples massage and "milk creme" bath. We spent about 3 hours in the spa because prior to the massage they offer Aqua Vivo therapy. This is a series of hot and cold "experiences" for circulation. First was a very steamy steam room, then cold plunge pool, hot plunge pool, "aqua therapy" where the water hits one body part to massage it out, then ice bath, then steam room and finally 5 different types of showers. It was very interesting and fun. It also was really relaxing! The massage was fantastic as was the creme bath, we got a little face massage and chocolate covered strawberries. Very great experience.
I wrote a more wedding focused review here: http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/products/la-amada-hotel-playa-mujeres-cancun
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- The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres combines luxury and comfort with the convenience of the 'boutique style' all-inclusive, in the perfect family-friendly setting poised for pleasure and relaxation. Here you'll have a comfortable home base of contemporary luxury. Stylish hotel architecture and decor, generous suites, spotless service, deluxe facilities, and of course, our secluded beachfront setting, all enable you to let your days happen naturally. At this intimate beachfront community you'll enjoy personalized spa and wellness programs, fine dining, seaside golf, boating and fishing from our inland marina, and a host of other activities. ... more less
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