My fiance and I are looking for a somewhat upscale all-inclusive that features modern/chic amenities. We specifically want a nice balcony with furniture (or a swim-up), a cool shower (not a shower/tub combo), a jacuzzi in the room, in-pool lounge chairs...basically somewhere really cool, but for someone on a $2500-$3000 budget. We're seriously considering The Royal Cancun, Secrets Silversands Riviera Maya, and the Excellence Playa Mujeres. We also enjoy golf, but not with a caddie. Any recommendations? Is the Royal Cancun considered a nice, luxury resort?
Depending on what time of year you're planning, but $2500 for an upscale, luxury resort might get you 3 nights at Excellence or Secrets, maybe 4 nights for Royal with airfare.. but upscale and luxury don't really go with "budget" or with swim-up.