Breathless Cancun / Riviera anyone?

Discussion in 'Temptation Exiles' started by Lakedweller, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Lakedweller

    Lakedweller Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Detroit
    Ratings:
    +10 / 0
    I have seen a few reviews of Breathless Cancun, looks fun but not many people seem to go there from this forum, is there a reason for that? It is right next to Desire RM (which I have been to) but we don't prefer Desire as its just so small and can be a snoozer during the day.
     
  2. kimbi77

    kimbi77 Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    south western ontario canada
    Ratings:
    +167 / 0


    Hubby and I have been looking at it too and like the reviews. We would like to squeeze in a few nights at desires for the first time as well as part of our April trip. Really would like to get some feedback from a fellow TTR guest who has been to breathless though. K


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  3. Active1979

    Active1979 Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Hoping there may be a group heading there in April sometime !!! There are 4 of us looking into going there in April.....
     
  4. Steve

    Steve Administrator Owner

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2003
    Messages:
    15,986
    Likes Received:
    2,717
    Location:
    Cancun
    Ratings:
    +3,664 / 24
    Demographics and what they are looking for doesn't match what Breathless has to offer for the majority of forum users.
     
  5. Lenni & Jodie

    Lenni & Jodie The Unicorn Hunters Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    1,402
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario Canada
    Ratings:
    +24 / 2
    We just got back from there, stayed Jan 3 to 10 and loved everything about the hotel, were going back again in Feb already. The resort is a definite 5 stars, food is out of this world and amazingly delicious. You can get a 35oz steak cooked to order at no extra charge.

    It's a brand new hotel in Cancún and it's owned by AMResorts which is a American Company with 44 resorts in the Caribbean and they will have 60 by 2018. Breathless is their middle package hotel which is for partying, Punta Cana is their oldest resort so far under the Breathless name and is also great for parties.

    We loved it so much we bought into the "Unlimited Vacation Club"

    We found our new home away from home. This resort is spotless, very clean, LS Friendly openminded and huge. All alcohol is topshelf at no extra up charge. If you want a referral to check prices send me a PM with the dates you'd like to check out.
     
  6. kimbi77

    kimbi77 Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    south western ontario canada
    Ratings:
    +167 / 0


    Awesome thanks for the info we really appreciate it and I will definitely send u a pm. Kim


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. Rick&Kelly

    Rick&Kelly Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    166
    Ratings:
    +192 / 1
    We are heading there Feb 28 -March 7. We will let ya know how it goes :)
     
  8. kimbi77

    kimbi77 Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    166
    Location:
    south western ontario canada
    Ratings:
    +167 / 0


    That would b great thank you! K


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. TXtravelers

    TXtravelers Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2011
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    8
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    Hubby and I have booked Breathless for 3 nights in May just to try it out. We really love TTR and wanted a comparison on this resort. The main things we're wondering is 1.) Is topless allowed like TTR? 2.) Is it a lively/party place at night? and 3.)Is the ocean "swimmable" in front of the property? We have seen conflicting reviews on all of these so would be nice to get accurate info:)!
    Thanks for your help!!
     
  10. JnJPartyStyle

    JnJPartyStyle Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    CT
    Ratings:
    +357 / 1
    We are 5x April TTR regulars, but just booked Desire RM 4/7-4/11 and then Breathless 4/12-4/15 during the TTR hiatus.

    From everything we have seen, read, and heard Breathless is trying to be a more upscale version of the old TTR... And in reality, the new TTR being built looks like it's trying to be just like Breathless.

    They both sell the adult themed party, they both have topless optional, they both have pool side games, foam parties, booze, bars, restaurants, entertainment staff, theme nights, late night music etc...

    The only difference will ultimately end up being the people that go.. It's ALL about the people

    You need a critical mass of the right clientele to pull of the TTR atmosphere. Without it you're just another place to swim, drink, and get sun in Mexico.

    Here's the thing though... I believe the old TTR built their clientele in part BECAUSE it wasn't upscale.

    People from all ages and walks of life could afford at least a few days there, and as long as they liked to party and could over look a few drawbacks they were going to love it!

    Places like Desire have the rep of catering more to an older, upscale crowd which obviously dampens the party atmosphere.

    Now that TTR is spending 8 figures on renovations trying to scale up their vibe, prices are sure to go up substantially. This will ultimately change the crowd demo, and will likely have regulars start looking elsewhere.

    If Breathless is smart, they'll take TTR head on since on paper they are essentially looking to offer the same product more or less. We are actually hoping for a pricing battle between the two..

    That said, we'll def go back to TTR in April 2018 to see what it's all about. But if that working class, adult frat party vibe has changed as much as we're afraid it might, we are 100% open to calling a different resort home.
     
  11. Cokewithlime

    Cokewithlime Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Ratings:
    +130 / 3
    There is always going to be a big differences between the two.
    • TTR is in the Cancun HZ and it's always going to be more attractive to those that wish to partake in off campus activities, ie: the Boobs Cruise, shopping, clubs, motorized water sports, etc - all available via either walking or a $1 or $2 bus ride.
    • Breathless RC is located in the middle of nowhere and it will cost you a $100 round trip taxi ride to do anything off campus in either the Cancun HZ or Playa del Carmen.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
  12. JnJPartyStyle

    JnJPartyStyle Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    CT
    Ratings:
    +357 / 1

    I can completely get that and if it's a close call, I'd give the tie breaker to TTR. That said, as someone who has been to TTR 5x, I stopped going off campus 2 or 3 trips ago. Done the excursions, the flea market, bought the t-shirts, hit up cocobongos etc.. For me, the only reason I keep going back is the resort. If breatheless does it right, not being in the hotel zone won't matter that much to me.
     
  13. Cokewithlime

    Cokewithlime Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Ratings:
    +130 / 3
    None of the AMResorts(Breathless, etc) has ever developed the cult vibe that TTR has(probably because their management doesn't promote their properties that way). It takes a critical mass to get the party started so the only way that I see that happening on any given week at Breathless is to bring the party with you by doing group bookings.
     
  14. JnJPartyStyle

    JnJPartyStyle Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2013
    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    CT
    Ratings:
    +357 / 1
    You're 100% right... TTR has the critical mass.

    One of the reasons it has the critical mass is because of its adult spring break theme that catered to both LS couples as well as party animals, the other reason is because it was about half of the price of places like hedo II and Desire.

    The old TTR was a little run down no doubt, but because of the price you'd get people in their 20s up to their 70s, and every profession from police officers, teachers, and firefighters to doctors, lawyers, and engineers. That was the vibe.

    If the price goes up as much as it looks like it can, a lot of those people will be priced out. The crowd will get older and wealthier, which will undoubtedly dampen the party overall.

    We love the old TTR, and I genuinely hope I am wrong and the vibe doesn't change at all. But if it does, there will be other options to explore. If I was the owner of GP, OS, or breathless, I'd be aggressively marketing to the TTR crowd. There maybe some serious room to build a new brand right now
     
  15. Cokewithlime

    Cokewithlime Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Ratings:
    +130 / 3
    The TTR/Desire concept could easily be duplicated, but the large resort chain owners have never shown any interest in doing so. Sure they dabble on the edge (ie: the now defunct Oasis Viva, Oasis Sens, Breathless RC) but there's no real commitment to cater to the TTR/Desire demographic even though it's virtually a free pass while TTR is closed.
     
  16. Sally and Ricky

    Sally and Ricky Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2015
    Messages:
    439
    Likes Received:
    163
    Location:
    Washington
    Ratings:
    +189 / 0
    Could not agree more... I am so worried that the vibe will be so Different we are members too so cost is not as huge an issue. it is still kind of an issue cause it is not what we were told but I have gotten over that for now... Just Praying that the new upscale stuff doesn't ruin the Vibe! see you in less then a month!!
     
  17. Super Sexy

    Super Sexy Newbie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +13 / 0
    We are looking into Breathless cancun as well for April 27. We travel to TTR twice a year for the past 5 years. We were a little lost this pass October on where to travel too, we ended up at Breathless Punta Cana, nice resort but wasn't anything like TTR. Glad to hear all your experience with BL Cancun. Thanks