Sarah and Paul,
I want to give you 3 options: 2 in the Mexican Riviera area and 1 in Puerto Vallarta that will give you similar amenities to what you would find at Sandals Royal Bahamian. The only thing that will not be the same is the private island. There is not a hotel in Mexico that can provide an off-shore island.
Excellence Riviera Cancun: This hotel is about 40 minutes from the Cancun airport. Lots of dining options and bar options. Plenty of entertainment in the evening. The beach is a nice powdery white sand and is quite large! Several pools throughout the property and many inter-connect. The Junior Suite Swim-up rooms provide an outdoor jacuzzi on the terrace and you are also steps away from the pool. If you choose to stay here there is the opportunity to be part of the Excellence Club. The Excellence Club will give you upgraded amenities. Here is what you would receive:
- Private check-in and check-out plus early check-in and late check-out subject to availability, Private concierge service, Private lounge area with PCs, Internet access, buffet and bar service, Bvlgari VIP toiletries, Upgraded room service menu in-room, Upgraded in-room premium liquor and wine bottle selection (List available with our Club Concierge), Nespresso Machine, Sparkling wine upon arrival, Fresh flowers upon arrival, Daily delivery of fresh fruit and petit fours, Private beach and pool area, Daily complimentary newspaper, Complimentary beach bag for use during your stay, Includes Aqua Wellness Spa Treatment 1 per person per stay.
Junior Swim-up Suite: $3639.36 , with Excellence Club upgrade: $4249.36
El Dorado Maroma: Maroma is a 40 minute drive from the airport. Very different in size from the Excellence Riviera Cancun. This hotel is smaller and more low-key. It stays a little quieter and has 2 main pools. The food is considered gourmet and there is a large variety of restaurants for a small hotel. There is a marina down the beach, so if you are interested in going out fishing one day, or just like to watch the boats go out and come back in, this is a good place. The beach is really nice with a man-made sandbar in the ocean that you can kayak to. There are a few Infinity Pool Jacuzzi Suites available. The Jacuzzi is not on the terrace - it is in the bathroom. On the terrace you have your own pool. Also, there is a private outdoor shower here connected to your bathroom.
Pricing for El Dorado Maroma: $4067.46