Renovation Planned for Desire Resort and Spa Riviera Maya

A minor renovation is planned for Desire Resort and Spa Riviera Maya September 1, 2014-September 23, 2014.  The renovation involves the pool area and Tentazione Restaurant–not only will these areas be closed but the beach area directly in front of the pool as well.  The resort will offer complimentary transportation to Desire Pearl Resort from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. so that guests may enjoy the pool, beach area, and luncheon restaurant at its sister resort’s locale.  Also, the on-site Jacuzzi Lounge will have extended hours during this time from 10 a.m. until 3 a.m.  Perhaps the best perk of all is the 35% discount the resort is offering on all room categories for guests staying during these renovation dates (Jr. Suite Garden Views are already sold out for some of these dates).  Contact the resort for more information:, or email at, or

Riu Palace Riviera Maya Resort Review

I was eagerly awaiting my first stay at the Riu Palace Riviera Maya.  Since my last visit to this part of Mexico was along Cancun’s more commercialized Hotel Zone, I was yearning for a resort with some Old World charm amidst a jungle-like setting of mangroves and coconut groves.  From my initial research, I came to the conclusion that this resort was destined to tick most of the boxes for me (well, maybe not the mangroves but I knew they were nearby).  I definitely was not disappointed; in fact, I couldn’t stop the Cheshire cat-like grin from spreading across my face as I stepped inside this gracious, beautiful resort.  From its gilded picture frames, stained glass ceiling panel, crystal chandeliers, and gleaming wood finishes, I knew I had made the perfect choice.

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