Many years ago I stayed at the Gala Resort in Playacar. Is the Sandos Playacar the same resort? The layout looks similiar. I remember that the beach & water were beautiful. Also, when I visited, there was not a swim-up bar. Can anyone tell me if one has been added since. Looking to plan an April 2013 trip and want a nice beach, will be travelling with another couple with a 9 yr old, so can't be adults only. Must also have palapas on the beach for shade.
Already stayed at Iberostar Maya & Beach. Tucan looks too dated. Wanted a change and needed a great beach, nice water.
Thanks for any recommendations.