If the bartender is asking you what you'd like to drink while you're in line to check in, and you've only been in line for 30 seconds, chances are you're in the right place.
My wife and I had our honeymoon at the Sunset Fisherman, and for two people who had spent the better part of the previous year planning and organizing and generally doing stuff, this was a great place to not do anything for a week. We did the all-inclusive thing, which included breakfast and lunch OR dinner. 2 meals a day is what we're used to anyway, so that was fine, but we did get some lunch a couple days at the lower restaurant, the food was above average each time, especially the guacamole. prices for food not included in the meal package were very fair, we put two lunches for the two of us and 20 minutes of internet on our room charge, and the total at checkout was less than $40 usd. There is an Italian restaurant for dinner that requires reservations, which can be your freebie if you have the meal plan, and the food and atmosphere was rediculously good. I would recommend the Italian dinner at least a couple times a week for a perfectly cooked steak, wonderful seafood, and flawless service.
Besides the ala carte restaurant that was Italian for dinner (it was burgers, quesedillas, chips & salsa etc. for lunch), the terrace restaurant was pretty good. A buffet-style setup, this is where breakfast was served, also lunch and dinner. Breakfast was really good, an omlette bar, great breads, and lots of fruit even for the off-season. We heard from a lot of people staying there that the sunset fisherman had some of the best resort food around. This was our first resort, so we can't judge on that, but both my wife and I have spent enough time in the service industry to know good food and great service when we see it, and we saw it everyday. Tipping helps.
Our room was superb. We had a 2-bedroom suite courtesy of her folks giving us their RCI points for a wedding gift, and it was sweet. It had a full kitchen, fully set dining area for 4 people, nice comfortable furniture, good lighting, and a tv if you want to waste your time that way. a balcony on the first and second floor, the bedroom being on the second. an excellent bed, huge and comfortable, with a jacuzzi out on the second-floor patio. a full, nice bathroom on both floors, stocked with shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and tons of towels. I have tons of pictures of the room and grounds, just email if you'd like me to send you some. We tipped our housekeeper the first night($15usd) and got nice turndown service after that. Please be generous with tipping, the employees really appreciate it and it makes your time there so much better when the staff likes you. we spent around $200usd in the week just on tips, and it was well worth it. Miguel, the bartender, remembered what we drank, and our service at the restaurants was consistent with what we'd expect anywhere else.
If you want a big resort with tons of people around and lots to do, go somewhere else. If relaxing in the ocean/pool/30 foot hot tub sounds nice, stay here. You won't be disappointed, but if you are, it will be your own fault. When you go to the Sunset Fisherman, tell Miguel behind the bar that Nate and Bobbie from Iowa say "que tal".
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- Sunset Fishermen Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Sunset Fishermen Hotel
- Sunset Fisherman
- Sunset Fisherman Spa Resort
- Sunset Fishermen Playa Del Carmen
- Sunset Fishermen Spa & Resort Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
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