Travel dates 10/2 to 10/9 - 2013. As stated this was our first trip to HBR. We were veterans of GLBraco, 19 visits total. Just 1 to N. We live on the west coast of Florida north of Tampa.
Best way for us is to fly out of Orlando on Jet Blue. Stay in Embassy Suites the day before and parking for the week is included. We booked a private car from Lomas, arranged by travel agent. Arrived Cancun 8:30 AM, HBR 10:05 AM drive time is 1 hour.
Staff. All the Staff are great special thanks to Aniceto (restaurant), Espranza (Drinks at lounges) and Ruben (Entertainment) not to forget America (Front Desk). All staff know your name after first day or sooner. All are very professional.
Rooms. We had a 1st floor swim-up B block. Requested B block because of prior reports that music at night could be annoying. Room was clean and quiet, daily maid service, turn down service if requested. Most 1st floor swim up room guests used the sliders to enter and exit the room. Special note. The sliders have a spring-loaded catch. If you close the slider all the way you better have your room card. There is a lock box in the room also an ironing board and iron. Don’t know what you might have to iron at a AN resort. Did not see other room’s, our room size was fine for us. Last note. Front desk will perforate your room card so it can be carried on a tie around your neck. Should help for second and third floor rooms if you want to keep your card close..
Pool. The pool is showing its age. It is clean and the water temp was fine. Note. We have a pool at home if not heated it will be about the same temp as the Gulf. This time of year it runs about 80 F. Average Gulf water temp off Cancun this time of year is 84 F. I brought a thermometer with me pool temp was 83 F.
Gym. Clean and air-conditioned two treadmills, two bikes, free weights, 4-station fitness gym and a stepper. Also in the gym is a scale for those brave enough to want to weigh themselves during vacation. Note take it outside the gym floor is rubberized.
Entertainment. Ruben does an excellent job and is very creative. Volleyball several times daily. It’s not the serious type like at Braco lots of fun. Music was varied during the day and if it got to loud they would cut the volume on request. Evenings live music, casino party, pool party, and body painting by a local artist that glows. One night Circus performers. My impression is that Ruben will vary the entertainment to keep it interesting.
Weather. Total of 30 minutes of rain for the week. High upper 80’s F low mid 70’s F.
Food. Last but not least. You have the option to have dinner at HBR or go next door to El Dorado Seaside. We tried the Italian at EDS and were very pleased. There is a new restaurant called the Garden Pub, reservations are required, The GP is described as a Tapas restaurant, appetizer is very good, chicken was slightly overcooked ,sliders are mini burgers. These are entrees that are meant to be shared. We were invited, as guest to the exotic members party at EDS one night Entertainment was excellent food was average, Lobster and steak. It’s difficult to prepare that many meals and get it right. But the room for dinner has lots of hard surfaces and with the band and conversation level it was difficult to talk. Actually we had steak the night before at HBR that was superior to the steak at the exotic members party. All meals at HBR were excellent very happy with portion size and variety. Lots of fresh fruit available at breakfast, plus the usual fare eggs, bacon, cereal etc. Lunch was varied and there were a few poolside buffet lunches. Enjoyed all the dinners we had at HBR.
Resort. They are trying to be a green resort. The property in very clean and I saw ongoing maintenance. There is a sales campaign about membership; we did not attend a presentation. Note. They were not high pressure and we may attend next time. Estimated time for the presentation was 1 hour.
Overall. Very happy with all our experiences at HBR. We will return must likely for 2 weeks.Will keep eyes open for specials that lower the rates.
Guest. All those we met were great, very friendly and fun.
Hope all this info helps. I read trip reports prior to selecting a resort. I filter for bias or axe to grind. I have tried to give honest opinions. Hope it helps. Sorry for being so long winded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is the only luxurious all-inclusive nudist resort in the Mexican Caribbean. Consisting of 42 beachfront suites, it is a secluded adults only property, perfect for couples and singles alike. Located just one hour and a half south of Cancun Airport, Hidden Beach Resort lies on a stretch of white sand beach offering spectacular views of the Mexican Caribbean sea. Hidden Beach blends signature services such as personalized check-in with a welcome glass of champagne or the exclusive concierge service with charming architecture to create an atmosphere of understated luxury. ... more less
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