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Top Reviews

Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms are nice. Lovely courtyard with pool. Very reasonable rates. Excellent and courteous staff. The restaurant, Mayan Bristo, serves some delicious food. If you're looking to stay in town in Playa, this is a great choice."
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided each morning was great. The resort is clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and the views are spectacular! True Blue Bay Resort is probably one of finest boutique small hotels in the Caribbean. Fabulous location, excellent rooms, terrific facilities, friendly and attentive..."
Mahekal Beach Resort
 
4.9
"Mahekal Beach Resort is a great little beach front resort. I was traveling with two other friends and we all loved it. The cabana was just fine, though nothing special. But it's the location! The food at the resort was pretty good, service good, quality staff. I would go back here anytime. Usually I fly into Cancun and go to Playa..."
Stingray City
 
4.5
"This excursion was fantastic! The water is so clear. The stingrays were amazing - almost dancing with us all in about 3 feet of water out on the sandbar."
Palancar Caves
 
4.7
"I LOVE Palacar Reef...and I especially love Palacar Caves. The coral heads are massive - creating huge swim throughs. Weaving in and out and then drifting along side the reef as the wall drops off into infinity. Love it."
Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
 
4.5
"The hotel is in a beautiful location, on a beautiful bay. The room was pretty and functional, with a nice little kitchen and bathroom. If you are looking for huge 5 star resort, this is not the resort for you. The resort is small and very island like - with a terrific ambiance and view. Our room was very comfortable and our terrace looked..."
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.3
Wisconsin Carribean Holiday Seekers
"Huge, but beautiful and spotless.Missed not having a beach. Food was very good, staff was very freindly and helpful. Rooms were spacious, really enjoyed the hammocks and the liquor dispensors. Room service was prompt and delicous. Plan on walking, this place is spread out, but we didn't mind the walk. Was easy making reservations for dining and excursions as well. We took an excursion to..."
 
4.5
liz pereira
"I have been to OTI many times. I like the small size of the hotel, beautiful grounds and competent staff. It is walking distance to town where you can find some great restaurants. www.ballahoo.com The hotel is set in tranquil tropical gardens, overlooking Basseterre and Nevis (view is magnificent), and OTI offers personalized service, clean..."
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.8
sue matsler
"Our 2nd time at AV - 3rd time at a Palace Resort. We went with 2 other couples and had a great time! The service was awesome and the resort is beatiful! The Spa is the best I've ever been too. Had a massage in an oceanview bungalow. Very relaxing and pampering! Very much needed in this stressful world!..."
 
2.1
Kristen Smith
"I stayed for one week summer 2004 at Bananarama in Roatan. This is a very unprofessional dive operation and did not meet the expectations of anyone in the large group of divers scheduled there for the week. The boats did not run for much of the time we were there. There were two instances when the boat was disabled while away from..."

Caribbean Reviews

Riu Yucatan Resort :  All Inclusive in Playa del Carmen, Mexico - Mayan Riviera
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Situated directly on the white sand beach of Playa del Carmen surrounded by palm trees. A comfortable complex with typical Mexican Hacienda architectural style,...
 
0.0 (0)
Gran Melia Puerto Rico Golf Resort
Category: Puerto Rico Hotels
Island: Destination: Puerto Rico
Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico is a highly sophisticated architectural gem nestled on Puerto Rico's northeastern coast in Coco Beach, Río Grande.Gran Meliá...
 
5.0 (1)
Riu Negril Resort : Jamaica All Inclusive Resort
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Negril
The Hotel Riu Negril (All Inclusive 24h) enjoys a beachfront location in Negril, Jamaica, with turquoise water and fine sand. It is the perfect...
 
0.0 (0)
Paradisus Punta Cana Resort
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
In one of the most prestigious corners of Punta Cana, right alongside the beautiful Bávaro Beach with its fine white sand, crystal-clear water, lush...
 
0.0 (0)
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
The first adults only all suite Hotel in Iberostar's new Grand collection of Resorts. The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso,winner of the World's #1Travelers' Choice...
 
4.5 (1)
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
The IBEROSTAR Paraiso Lindo is a luxurious and elegant hotel on the Riviera Maya. Located right on the beach between Cancun and Playa del...
 
0.0 (0)
Allegro Cozumel Resort All Inclusive, Cozumel
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
In Mexico's Caribbean there is a tiny island just bursting with life it is Cozumel and the Allegro Cozumel resort. Right on the famous...
 
4.2 (13)
Occidental Grand Cozumel Resort : Cozumel All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
Occidental Grand Cozumel is located on the southwest part of Cozumel Island, on the lovely San Francisco beach. The hotel is great for scuba...
 
3.8 (12)
Riu Palace Jamaica
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
The Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica (All Inclusive 24h) is located in the northwest of Jamaica, very near Montego Bay, Jamaica, and offers a range...
 
0.0 (0)
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is the superior luxury family-friendly resort in the Riviera Maya, combining a...
 
0.0 (0)
Gran Melia Cancun Beach
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
Meliá Cancún Beach & Spa Resort is the most spectacular resort in Cancun. The lobby is a flourishing indoor garden where natural light filtering...
 
0.0 (0)
Sandals Regency La Toc - St. Lucia All Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa
Category: St. Lucia Hotels
Island: Destination: St. Lucia
The stately palms that grace the mile-long entrance into the legendary La Toc Estate and Golf Resort are the awe-inspiring prelude to your Saint...
 
4.1 (2)

Caribbean Blog

Things from the web you should read about traveling in Caribbean!

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    Grenada Makes for the Best Port Day Ever November 5, 2014 | By Brittany Chrusciel | 1 Comment Caribbean itineraries dominate the seas, but not all Caribbean islands are the same mix of sun, sand and souvenirs.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 11:00
  • Grenada's Best Beach Bars
    Grenada's Best Beach Bars The world is full of funky places where you can order up a cocktail and enjoy the sunset (and sunrise if you're hardcore), but not all beach bars are created equal. In our five years spent traveling to all corners of the globe, we've seen some pretty incredible coastal watering holes.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:54
  • The White City of Honduras
    The White City of Honduras The rain forests of Mosquitia, which span more than thirty-two thousand square miles of Honduras and Nicaragua, are among the densest and most inhospitable in the world. "It's mountainous," Chris Begley, an archeologist and expert on Honduras, told me recently. "There's white water. There are jumping vipers, coral snakes, fer-de-lance, stinging plants, and biting insects.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:35
  • Partying in Jamaica
    Partying in Jamaica From reggae to dancehall, few countries are so defined by their music as Jamaica. For its size, the country produces more music than any other place on earth, and its beats and bass lines have been drawing visitors looking for a good time for decades.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:30
  • New Luxury Lodgings in Playa del Carmen
    New Luxury Lodgings in Playa del Carmen By Alexander Britell Thompson Hotels is expanding to the Caribbean. The company announced the planned opening of its new Thompson Playa del Carmen this fall on Mexico's Caribbean coast, the brand's first hotel in the Caribbean region. The property will be located on the city's bustling La Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue).
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:24
  • Honduras' Newest Port
    Honduras' Newest Port October 17, 2014 | By Adam Coulter | 5 Comments On Wednesday, the new Caribbean cruise port of Banana Coast (Trujillo), on the north coast of Honduras, welcomed its first big cruise ship, Norwegian Jewel. While a smaller ship, Travel Dynamics' 130-passenger Yorktown, paid a couple of visits in February, this was the tender port's first mega-ship - Jewel has 2,500 passengers.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:09
  • Kid Friendly Cuba
    Kid Friendly Cuba Cuba's complex culture can make traveling to this Caribbean island with children a daunting prospect. Ongoing economic challenges mean basic material goods and Florida-style theme parks are thin on the ground, but don't let that put you off.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:01
  • Roatan: The Hot Spot of Honduras
    Only a few miles off the mainland Central America lies the paradise island of Roatan, Honduras. Thick green forests. White sand beaches. Blue waters. Roatan is relatively unknown by most. By the end of this article you're going to have Roatan on your list of destinations. That's a promise.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:47
  • Diving Into Turks and Caicos
    Diving Into Turks and Caicos Providenciales, Turks and Caicos - Sixty feet below the surface of the aquamarine Caribbean Sea off the coast of the Turks and Caicos Islands, my 13-year-old daughter, Maddie, glided gently along the coral, her arms crossed in calm, Buddha-like meditation.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:32
  • Midnight Madness in St. Kitts and Nevis
    Midnight Madness in St. Kitts and Nevis Midway through the summer, Nhamo Shire, the founder of Reach & Teach/Midnight Madness hit me up and said he was working on something big; he didn't reveal too much but just said to block out 13th-21st September in my diary. Luckily, I did, as it turned out to be a week away in St Kitts ...
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:12
  • Super Deal on Airfare to Turks and Caicos
    Travelers can now purchase tickets on JetBlue Airways' new route between Fort Lauderdale and Providenciales that's scheduled to launch Nov. 19, the carrier announced Monday. Providenciales is one of the northwest Caicos Islands, which is part of the Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Overseas Territory.
    Written on Sunday, 30 August 2015 09:00
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  • Family Fun at Beaches Turks and Caicos
    Family Fun at Beaches Turks and Caicos Beaches Turks & Caicos is a family-friendly all-inclusive resort. It boasts endless activities and fun for kids and adults of all ages. As many of you look out your window at the piles of snow, take a minute to dream about a warm, sunny Caribbean vacation.
    Written on Friday, 28 August 2015 08:16
  • What to Do in Jamaica
    What to Do in Jamaica When you think of Jamaica you think Bob Marley, beautiful beaches and the dudes from Cool Runnings. Of course there is so much more to this Caribbean island. Despite its tiny size, Jamaica is home to 2.7 million people. In the 17th century it was considered one of the most dangerous paces to visit.
    Written on Friday, 28 August 2015 08:01
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1.
Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms..."
2.
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided..."
3.
Mahekal Beach Resort
 
4.9
"Mahekal Beach Resort is a great little beach front resort. I was traveling with two other friends and we all..."
4.
Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
 
4.5
"The hotel is in a beautiful location, on a beautiful bay. The room was pretty and functional, with a nice..."
5.
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.3
Wisconsin Carribean Holiday Seekers
"Huge, but beautiful and spotless.Missed not having a beach. Food was very good, staff was very freindly and helpful. Rooms..."

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Newest Reviews

1.
Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms are nice. Lovely courtyard with pool. Very reasonable rates...."
2.
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided each morning was great. The resort is clean, the staff..."

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Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
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Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
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Secrets Aura Cozumel : Adults Only Cozumel All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
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Temptation Resort Spa Cancun : Adults & couples + topless optional
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
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Excellence Riviera Cancun : Puerto Morelos : Mexico
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Excellence Riviera Cancun

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Excellence Riviera Cancun

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Riu Palace Mexico Junior Suite

Riu Palace Mexico Junior Suite

www.facebook.com/frugaltravelers 866.988.5283 Video of the basic room (Junior Suite) at Riu Palace Mexico. See the new style with their modern look after the renovations. Video recorded June 3, 2013. Check it out then call Christine Turner to book at excellent rates. 866.988.5283 / christine@thefrugaltravelers.com
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on 03 June 2015
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We spent 5 days at the all-inclusive Riu Palace resort in Cancun in 2008. This is an overview video that features a clip of our flight landed at the Cancun airport. Then you can see our hotel room, dining facility, entertainment, and gorgeous view of the pool area and the...
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Riu Palace Peninsula Cancun Review

Riu Palace Peninsula Cancun Review

Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula All Inclusive 24hr Hotel Review Cancun - What you need to know before you go. Watch this video to see our room, the view, food and more.
Submitted by: CaribTraveler
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