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AM RESORTS REVIEW
I recently had the pleasure of going on an AMResorts FAM. After spending 4 nights and 5 days experiencing 11 different resorts, I must that I am definitely an AMResort Fan. They have properties for everyone, for different budgets and for all kinds of vacation experiences. The AMResorts have 6 different resort brands. I was able to see 5 of the brands.
Zoetry Resorts: The highest level of luxury.....all about wellness and spa, featuring the Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita/Riviera Maya This resort is a AAA 5 - Diamond member of Leading Hotels of the World. A unique resort all about relaxation and being pampered.
Zoetry Villa Rolandi/Isla Mujeres Gorgeous. A charming boutique property with Luxury to the max.
Secrets Resorts: Adults Only Unlimited Luxury
Secrets Playa Mujeres This new-build just opened. Unbelievable. It is it's own oasis
Secrets The Vine/ Cancun On Cancun's beautiful walkable beach. This contemporary resort was one of my favorites. The service, the views, the rooms were all wonderful.
Secrets Aura/Cozumel A divers paradise. Only adults only all suite resort located in Cozumel.
Secrets Silversands/ Riviera Maya Comtemporary in design, this is a lively property with the largest suites in Riviera Maya
Dreams Resorts: Unlimited Luxury for Families and Couples
Recently added to the Dreams collection, this property is in a great Cancun location with beautiful sunsets.
Dreams Riviera Cancun/Riviera Maya Beautiful resort with a great beach, 70% ocean view rooms, and one of my favorite spas.
Now Resorts: Unlimited-Luxury for Families with a lively atmosphere
Now Sapphire/Riviera Maya Mayan Inspired architecture designed property with All-Suites. Something for everyone.
Now Jade/Riviera Maya Active property that has Hobie cats, kayaks to name a few things to do.
Sunscape Resorts: Lively and affordable Unlimited-Fun
featured pictures from Sunscape Resort. I had not heard much about this property and when I saw it, I really liked it. It is located on beautiful Cozumel on the largest beach front. The resort is charming. The rooms are in small faux thatched roof building making you feel like you are in a small wonderful community. Walking around you are drawn to the beautiful calming sea where you can snorkel, kayak or use the hobie cats. The restaurants are quaint to add to the charm. This resort is the perfect place for guests to relax or have a fun-filled getaway or both.
Sandals Halcyon St. Lucia
Smallest of the 3 Sandals properties. It's boutique style of 169 rooms. Enchanting Garden grounds with Bouganvillea cottage rooms with gardens or beach view. Everywhere you walk, the grounds are filled with gardens of flowers, all around you. It's a Laid back atmosphere compared to the other two properties: Grande and La Toc. Lively enough, with 2 pools + 2 swim up bars (1 beach, 1 garden)
The gazebos near the beach offer intimate breakfasts and dinners for those special occasions, with lovely views either early am or late pm.
The Couples Massage in the gardens offer a relaxing time to feel gentle hand lossening muscles and softening the body as only massages are capable of doing.
Dining options were numerous and the food was Great, everywhere we ate.
Kelly's Dockside - Over water restaurant with great views and even greater food, accompanied by a pianist, while dining.
Mario's Italian - White glove restaurant where attention to detail is the standard from the Maitre D' who greets you to the wine service selection. Where depending upon what you're wearing, you'll get a white or a black napkin. It's that kind of thought to detail that makes Mario's a dining experience, not to be missed.
Kimonos and Soy - Japanese style restaurant where the chef demostrates his culinary skills around the cooking surface where diners are entertained, while waiting for their dinner, keeping the diners both smiling and satisfied. At Soy's they will prepare your sushi to order, and you can even enjoy some evening appetizers in the gardens.
The desserts are everywhere and for all of the honeymooners, or celebrations of every kind, Indulge and Enjoy! Their Pastry Chef and his staff are to be praised, for decadent delights!
Bayside Restaurant is the buffet for all times of day or night - up until 3 am! For all of the casual times of your stay, along with the Beach Bar and Grill, where you can get a nice bite to eat, while gazing at the ocean.
The Staff is the Best Part of Halcyon. Always Smiling and making every effort to make your stay a wonderful memory. The size of the property allows for privacy and yet, it's easy to get around to everything on the grounds.
All of the other guests, who we spoke to and have visited the other Sandals properties on the island, that Halcyon is the most centered of the three, and they were happy that they had made the choice to stay where they were, as we were also!
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