Hello Brides! Has anyone been or planning on going to El Dorado Royale in Mexico?? We have been looking for a while, and it seems to be great! Any thoughts or suggestions would be very much appreciated!
I just returned after 3 days at the El Dorado Royale. I am a travel agent and was invited by the company to see the hotel and the other resorts they own. It was a beautiful resort, wonderful service, the meals were 5*gourmet very artfully prepared. If you love the beach you will be disappointed because there are sandbags to hold the beach from eroding .....and this was after the big hurricane. You can only go in the water up to your knees so it was very disappointing. Towards where the Casitas are there is a natural pool about 6' in depth but small.
On the PLUS side the pools are amazing so if you are not a beach person you will love the beach beds that are everywhere. On the beach, at the pools and there are numerous pools including a shaded pool with beach beds lining it.
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Hello FloridaBride! My FH and I are going to the El Dorado Royale for our honeymoon in just over a month (wedding is November 8, honeymoon is November 11-19).
As PP said there are sandbags in the water (we've actually looked at the resort on GoogleEarth just to see how extensive they were and they stretch the length of the resort), but we're not too concerned about them. According to the reviews I've read on Trip Advisor, the sandbags are actually great because they protect the sand from eroding away (like has happened at so many of the other resorts on the Riviera Maya), they provide an artificial reef where the fish hang out, and they make the water calm enough for you to wade/swim in (rather than having to stay out of the ocean when the waves are too rough and a red warning is posted).
Besides we plan on taking at least one day trip down the coast so we'll have a chance to see an unobstructed view of the endless water from the beach at that point. Plus, I'm not big on salt water - I find it really stings my eyes even when I don't have my contact lenses in and it dries out my skin alot. And really, how much swimming in the ocean do you plan on doing on your honeymoon?
You should check out www.tripadvisor.com for yourself and look at the photos some people have posted (just remember to read the reviews with a grain of salt because some people it seems are impossible to please and will find something to complain about no matter how nice things are).
By the way we booked the honeymoon package with a Swim-Up Jr. Jacuzzi Suite. I'll let you know how it was when we get back!