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June 2017

PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:32 pm
by Silkdesires
We stayed at Desire RM in June and are heading back to Temptations and Desire RM in 2018. We had an excellent stay in June, the staff and our butler were fantastic. We were fortunate to get to stay for several nights in the new Desire Suites that are two levels. They were a wonderful addition to the resort and really made our stay feel special. We are looking forward to staying in one of these units again.

We have been going to Desire RM through the years (on and off) since Desire RM first opened, if you had been there back then you would be amazed at the improvements they have made through the years. We were pleasantly surprised when we went back this last June at everything they accomplished since we had been there a year before. One of the nights we were fortunate enough to meet the Desire owner and a few of his top officers, our impression was that they are excited and dedicated to continually improving their resorts and adding new locations (they had just announced their move into the Dominican Republic while we were there). Hopefully they will be successful in accomplishing their goals. We watched how Hedo II deteriorated through the years because resort ownership didn't want to spend the money to maintain it.

One thing we wanted to share is that when we arrived in Cancun last year we decided to spend our first night at Secrets Silversands just down the street from Desire RM. It was highly recommended to us by some of our vanilla friends, we were able to receive a very cheap rate to stay there because it was in June. The resort was very busy, so it didn't feel like off season. Secrets Silversands is a pretty high ranked resort, so we were excited to try it for one night. The resort is beautiful and the room we stayed in was amazing. They had several specialty restaurants that were very nice and I think we would have enjoyed dining at all of them if we were there more nights. They had top shelf liquor and numerous bars. All this for half the price per night as what we were going to pay at Desire per night. This all sounds pretty good, right?

Well, we forgot what it was like to stay in a total vanilla resort and watch drunk tourists and wedding groups act like it is their first time on vacation. People were drunk, extremely loud and by the end of the night several of them were fighting with their partners. We are pretty out going and we met a few people there, but most people there weren't interested in talking to anyone else. As nice a place as it was, we couldn't wait to leave and head to Desire RM. Whole different vibe at Desire RM, people are friendly and most people are great about trying to engage each other. It made us remember why we do enjoy Desire so much.

Thank god Secrets Silversands was an adults only resort, we are way past staying at these big vacation resorts and watching everyone's kids run wild. We have three kids and we love traveling with them, but we also enjoy staying someplace that is adults only.

I agree with a few other people on here when they say, don't go expecting Desire to be a 5 Star Hotel, you have to look at Desire as a very unique experience and it is what you make of it.