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“Have been 7 times #7 I ended up sick for 10 days and in the hospital on Christmas!” 4 of 5 stars
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Desire Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Specialty Resort   |   Carretera Cancun-Puerto Morelos Km 27.5 SM 12 | Mza 41, Lote 1, Fracc. 2, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico   |  
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Austin, Texas
1 review
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“Have been 7 times #7 I ended up sick for 10 days and in the hospital on Christmas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2010

I LOVE Desire! I have been 7 times. This time December 8-17 2009 I got VERY sick on the 16th and flew home sick on the airplane and threw the airports. after I could take it no more I went to the DR on the 23rd they wanted to take out my appendix! Noooooo it was not that it was a viral long name from food or water at Desire. I didn't eat meat only veggies but some how??? Be careful don't brush your teeth! I lost 18 pounds but wasn't able to eat or drink until December 29th. Loved the weight loss but thought I would die. 6 times GREAT 1 time almost wanted to die! Thought I was going to.
I hate to say no on the recommendation but something is different since a year ago.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

We have just returned from our first visit to Desire. Being "Desire Virgins" we spent a lot of time prior to our departure reading review in the hopes of reassuring ourselves that we made a good decison regarding our adult get away.
Word of advice, don't waste another moment looking for reasons to be concerned about your decision, rather prepare yourself for a wonderful vacation of passion, excitement, pampering, fun & enjoyment. Use your time to ensure you have enough sexy lingere for the evening, and consider taking a few wardrobe items in order to particpate in some of the theme nights. As a first timer you may find the Naughty School Girl & Super Hero a bit intimidating but participation in the dress white night and masaqerade is very easy to accomplish. There is nothing sexier then a bunch of attractice tanned people all dressed in white.
Service, the service was wonderful, staff are friendly, professional and want to accomodate, as for the reviews that if you are not constantly tipping your service is compromised, well that was not our experience. Our practice at all-inclusive resorts has always been to tip at the end of the week which we did and we have absolutly nothing negative to say about the service. Marianna who serves in the Asian Restaurant and Silvia from the pool were our favorites but all of the staff we fantastic.
Food & Beverage were all of premeim quality, this was definetly the best all-inclusive we have expereinced regarding food & beverage, what they say about the pizza is bang on.
We love to dance, every night there was live entertainment from about 9-11, our routine was to go to dine about 7:30 to avoid the 8:00 rush and retire to the lobby bar for mingling and fun.
The people, guests who visit Desire are fun and exciting. There is no pressure to do anything you don't want to do, we expereinced great respect amongst all the guests regarding individual preferences. One of the reviews we read and appreciated was to be friendly, say hi and don't be shy. We left Desire meeting some wonderful people and really appreciated that suggestion.
Beach beds, it is true you need to get up early to reserve a bed, however the requirment to pay for them is in-correct as per our expereince. Tipping the beach conceriege is a courtesy but in no way expected. Even if you don't get a bed there are plenty of chairs on the beach for the comfort of all guests.
We had a wonderful expereince and can't wait to return. If fact returning to reality took a few days. Oddly enough PDA's (public displays of affection) are not as acceptable on the airplane as they were at Desire so consider yourself forwarned!!!
The only thing we were a little disappointed about was the managment of the beds at the hot tub. Although reserving beds is not supposed to happen, guests would go up and reserve a bed at 1:00 by placing rolled towels on it. Many days these beds were till vacant at 5 & 6 pm. One would think it reasonable that beds be reserved for a maximum of 60-90 minutes in order to provide opportuntiy for all guests to enjoy them.
You are about to have the most relaxing, passionate, fun, exciting time so get packed and have fun.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Queretaro
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2009

This was our third time at the Desire. We have loved it every time because of its unique concept and because everything was nice, clean and well kept. This time, however, we found that the Desire Hotel is not being kept so well anymore. Maintenance at the hotel is bad. Many bathroom doors don´t even close. Some of the toilet seats we found to be discutingly dirty.
The bedroom was supposedly recently remodeled, but still, the shower was extremly small. The ocean view was nice.
The service at the restaurants was bad, unless you start out givin some waiter a tip. The furniture is old and not kept up. Things are looking old and cheap. At the italian restauran the food was not good, but the japanese restaurant was very good.
Still, the one wonderful thing at the Desire is that you can be naked and be yourself and not be harrassed or looked at and have a wonderful time. However, this time we found that some of the employees were starring at people, something that never happened before. Of course, there are some great emplyees, but in general we found that it´s gone down in service, maintenance and atmosphere.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

Wine and food officianados - elsewhere.
Anybody and everybody else who ever wondered... go and find out. Be relaxed, be real, and find your place as a couple in a very cool, very relaxed,environment.

If you have issues, or are an -as yet-un-bred-vinnie-or vixie = Hedo.
If you have waded through all this junk in your 20's and 30's = Desire

There is no place like this on earth. We want to go back.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2009

Last year my partner and I were looking for an adults-only resort and found Temptation in Cancun. Once we were there, we heard of a sister-resort called Desire. Later, we had heard of Desire through friends and saved up our money and went for a special occasion.

I did the "pre-check in" offered on their site. Previously, I had signed up with a budget transportation shuttle to take me to my hotel from the airport, and the whole ordeal took 2 hours. This time, I splurged for Desire's private transport, and the shuttle arrived within 2 minutes of us meeting the man with the sign. From there, only 25 minutes later we arrived through the checkpoint and to the resort. Two glasses of champagne, all our paperwork... AND AN UPGRADE!!! were waiting for us. We were shocked! We were sold in the first 5 minutes to come back. No pressure for any type of tour or additional add ons.

Yeah, Desire was an older set. But a sexy older set. We are in our later 30's and were on the younger side, but everyone was sexy, friendly and had a great time. The pool was heated. Only thing I would've liked was a swim up bar at the pool, but there was one in the hot tub.

There's no pressure to swing, and if you're having fun with your partner and someone comes up to join you, you can welcome them, or just say no.

Everything is super clean, the staff is amazing. Only areas of improvement could be the food at lunch and breakfast. It wasn't bad, whatsoever, but everything else was so superb, it's my only constructive criticism.

Liquor is top shelf. Drinks are strong. Pool is heated. Jacuzzi is sexy.

When I left, i was worried that I'd have some hidden charge for my wi-fi, the bottles of cava that were always being brought to my room, or the upgrade, but we left and all they asked was that I fill out a satisfaction survey.

We'd go back next week if we could. We loved every moment of it. We will definitely be back, just not soon enough.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

We go every year for 3 years in a row... lose inabition ( and your clothing) with like minded people in the average age range of 35 to 60, many countries all walks of life... People are friendly and ready to interact socially or leave you to yourself (your choce) No pressure. Very clean, a lot of attention to your needs... just ask... Staff so very friendly...
I highly recommend... Life is what you make of it... get out and meet people, make friends and prepare to supercharge you and your partners sex life...

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ft worth
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

We went over Halloween and stayed for four days. It was a wonderful smaller resort with a great staff. The people who worked at the resort were very professional and friendly. The food was great, the rooms were set up nicely but not the best place we have ever stayed. This was a very mixed crowd. We were somewhat disappointed in that the people seemed on the older side and alot looked as if they had never seen the inside of a gym. Not good for a nude resort. Alot of beautiful women with alot of old, fat bald men. After all this we would go again because it was a very sexy place for us as a couple. Also bring some bug spray it has somewhat of a mosquito problem.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carretera Cancun-Puerto Morelos Km 27.5 SM 12 | Mza 41, Lote 1, Fracc. 2, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Puerto Morelos
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 26 Specialty Lodging in Puerto Morelos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Desire Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Desire Resort & Spa is a unique couples only resort, the first and only of its kind in Mexico, that located on Cancun’s Riviera Maya will surround you with amazing landscaping and a deliciously erotic atmosphere to unleash your imagination and stimulate your senses. A place of freedom where fantasies become real, a place to abandon inhibitions and truly be you. Imagine sharing this paradise with like-minded couples who also seek a sensuous, clothing optional upscale venue or an adventurous lifestyle experience.Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya is a unique, adults only resort (+21) ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Desire Hotel Riviera Maya
Desire Resort Mexico
Cancun Desire Resort
Desire Resort Cancun
Desire Resort And Spa
Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, Mexico - Puerto Morelos

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