Ok so if your an Aussie lets face it, its a long way to go. We made this trip as part of our US trip so not too bad. Otherwise get ready for a long plane ride. Its all worth it. The Beloved is part of a small estate with some private condos and a larger sister hotel. Its a gated community away from the hustle and bustle of Cancun. Really, although not difficult, to me this is the type of place you come to unwind and not to go out and wander the streets. Due to its isolated positioning you need a car to get out and its a good 15 minutes to Cancun. If you want to get out and about don't bother staying here as its all inclusive so what's the point. The service is second to none. To be honest, this was the worst place we could have come because now, nothing else comes close to the perfection of the service we received.
By the second day pretty much every one know our surnames and we were always addressed as Mr & Mrs. As much as this is a 5 star resort its not snooty. You know those places that make you feel like you cant afford to be there. Not at the Beloved. Down to earth friendly employees always meticulous and with attention to the smallest detail. My husband and I used to joke that they had microphones on us because no sooner had we commented on something like gee Id like a drink or that pasta could do with some parmesan that blink and it was infront of you. To be honest I still don't know how they did it.
The hotel was constantly being checked and rechecked. Check the table didn't wobble check the phone works check check check every day someone checked one thing in our room it was incredible. The free wifi is great gets slow at peak times but what do you expect? Besides you should be relaxing so put your iPad/Pod/Pee whatever away.
We had a pool access room OMG. You will see from the photos absolutely beautiful and really bid. Mini bar constantly stocked and my husband put a pretty good dent in it and the next day more. If you get a pool access room try for the building closest to the beach as that pool gets sun for longer and is warmer. We got to our room one night to find a big Happy Anniversary banner on our door and a bottle of champagne on ice. I giggled like a school girl and couldn't wipe the smile off my face.
Food was delicious - now I say this because in Australia we have become accustomed to American size (LA) portions. In comparison the portions were not big however they were the right size and by the time you finished entrée main and desert you were full. We tried all the restaurants and they were great.
If you want a beach that's blue with white sand go somewhere else. Because of the tide the whole coast we were on was covered in seaweed and as much as they raked it away it just kept coming back so you need to tread through knee deep for a meter and a half before getting in the water which is as warm as a bath and clean. If you don't like seaweed there are 3 fabulous pools so stop whining or go with the hoards of tourists to Cancun.
We did a full day tour of Chichen Itza. Fabulous day out very experienced tour guide great lunch and comfortable transport.
By the time we left we felt we had had a 3 year holiday and didn't want to leave. Now I cant remember the waiters name as we went November 2013 and ive been slack but he did ask me to mention his Strawberry Jubilee which he specially made for us on our last night and it was fantastic.
Make sure you take some money to tip. Its not expected but these guys work their butts off and deserve it so don't be a tight wad it wont send you broke. We tipped 20 pesos at Breakfast 40 at lunch and 50 at dinner and 20 to the pool drinks guy
Thank you The Beloved you run a very professional operation and certainly world class service. Hope to be back some day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Amada Resort
- La Amada Playa Mujeres