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Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

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New Jersey
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Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

My girlfriend and I are debating on staying at one of these resorts in May but cant decide! We're leaving the men at home and just looking to have a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. Where should we stay? Better beach and better food is preferable. Any insight is appreciated!

Midland, Canada
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1. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

If you can afford the Grand then that would be my choice.

New Jersey
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2. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

Thats what we're leaning towards. Thank you!

Boston
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3. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

Haven't been to either but IBG seems in a different class than RPDC. That's not to knock RPDC becasue it gets great reviews too.

But there's a big BUT... RPDC is right in Playa so if yo want to get out for a little fun then it's a better bet. If you are looking for more quiet and not leaving the resort then IBG.

Detroit, Michigan
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4. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

Do you guys want to be able to hit town easily? RPDC is right there. Also, I would imagine that IBG is a little more couple orientated that RPDC.

I have only been to RPDC but seriously considered IBG. For me, IBG would have to be a lot better than RPDC to justify the price difference. After a lot of research, I decided that it probably wasn't. Depending on what is most important to you, you might come to a different conclusion. Here is one review, particularly the food section, that put things in to perspective for me.

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g663501-d647…

New Jersey
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5. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

We booked the Grand! For the price we were getting it at I think it was a no brainer. We got 6 nights in May inc flight for $1600 each. I think that was pretty good. The RPDC was running about $1400 each. For only $200 more a person and based on the reviews, we went with the Grand.

Detroit, Michigan
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6. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

If its only $200pp, I think you made the right decision.

Also, I would say you are looking at it from a different perspective than I would. It's only $200 for you but for me and my wife, its $400 more since the money comes from the same pot. Didn't think about that until now.

When I was looking, I think the difference came out to $500pp for 7 nights

North Truro...
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7. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

The Grand is a great value..believe me.

8. Re: Iberostar Grand v. Royal Playa Del Carmen??

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