Ok, I admit I'm a resort snob and in general an ulra-picky person. Even though I work in the travel industry its been a few years since I've been to Coz, due to a previous bad experience, but now a relative's wedding is forcing me back. In short I stayed at The Reef Club, which to me is a dump. I hated it there and therfore have a bad opinion of the island in general.
Who is going: my husband and I. He may just be pickier than me. We don't dive but do enjoy snorkeling. My husband likes nice pools I like nice sandy beaches. We are food picky!
What we are looking for: someplace nice, prefer an AI. Even though I have found good food in town, my husband doesn't like the haggling and the people chasing you down. So going to town isn't part of our plan. We want a place w/ lots to do on-site. Good food is a must, as is a nice pool and beach. We don't like crowds and prefer a true secluded resort environment. An adults only AI would work if there is one. Being food picky we prefer resorts w/ multiple ala-carte restaurants on site.
Places we like, an idea of what our tastes are: Mortons Steakhouse, Good Seafood, Maggiano's, Palace resorts (Xpu-Ha for kids, Aventura Spa for adults). Embassy suites Lakeview Chicago, Marriot Casa Magna and JW Cancun. Aventura Spa is probably my favorite resort so far. Really good food, 7 different restuarants most ala-carte, great rooms, lots to do... yoga, pilates, scuba at Xpu-Ha and tours.
Places we don't like: Reef Club!, Melia Ixtapa, bad buffets, bad service/attitudes.
So advice please!!! We would rather spend $$ and have a vacation to remember than penny pinch and be disappointed. OH FYI the wedding is the first week of March and the couple booked rooms at The Villablanca which just doesn't seem like our taste.