You will read it over and over, the staff at Petit Lafitte make the experience. this was our first trip to Mexico (Sept 5 to 15, 2013) and we spent the first 5 nights at an all inclusive 4/5 star resort outside of Cancun (Excellence Playa Mujeres-see review) and really loved it but you can only eat and drink non-stop for so long before needing a change of pace and did we ever find it with Petit Lafitte. We were in beachfront bungalow #1 for 4 nights and it was the perfect setting for us- literally steps to the beach our bungalow was very clean and tidy, and the daily cleaning left nothing to be desired. We got some heavy rains a couple of nights which led to a little water on the floor from the window but it was not a problem and was part of the adventure when big storms are rocking the bungalow and making you feel like the Swiss Family Robinson- no TV in the bungalows was perfect for us but may be an issue for some. What truly makes this place special is the staff and the setting- Jesus our afternoon and evening bartender at the beach front bar was especially wonderful (we like to drink and Jesus took very good care of us) and the prices at the bar were more than reasonable- and the lunch choices at the bar were inexpensive and delicious. The rooms include breakfast (7 or 8 choices) and dinner generally one or two choices nightly- everything we ate was fantastic- we did go into Playa del Carmen for dinner 2 nights ($15 cab that the front desk will arrange and call you or in our case call the beach bar and let you know when it arrives) - We were here 9/10 -9/14/13 so weather was always going to be a gamble and we did have rain a couple of days and some storms at night, but no days were complete washouts and we were able to get on the beach for at least a few hours each day, another perk of the off-season were the 90 minute couples massage on the beach for $90usd, had one everyday- the resort's beach is beautiful and they pay the local taxes to keep it clear of the merchants- who are easy to find in front of the many larger resorts on either side of Petit Lafitte when you want anything they are selling, or jet skis, or excursions, what have you- but the Lafitte's beach is an oasis of calm, and once again the staff is incredible. Day and evening trips into Playa Del Carmen are easy and fun. Nothing not to like about our experience and simply can not say enough about the staff and how they treat you from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Simply Wonderful.
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- Also Known As:
- Petit Lafitte Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Petit Lafitte Playa Del Carmen
- Petit Lafitte Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico