Breathless Review

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  1. JnJPartyStyle

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    Quick breathless review…

    TTR regulars here.

    Just got back from 3 nights at breathless after 5 nights at Desire rm.

    For those of you who are wondering about breathless, here are the pros and cons from our view.

    Pros:

    Amazing facility: One of, if not the nicest hotels we’ve ever been to. Super modern, super classy.

    Amazing food: Best breakfast buffet and dinner choices of any of the resorts ever been to.

    Service: Fantastic. But to be honest, we’ve never had bad service in Cancun/RM

    Drinks: Great! Top shelf stuff, and the bartenders didn’t mix everything college style like TTR.

    Crowd: Young… I’d say early to mid-30s on average.

    Party atmosphere: Good. More of a Vegas pool party than a TTR Frat party.

    Cons:

    EDM all day long… I mean… All day long… We like EDM for the most part. In small to moderate doses. But 24 hours straight of untz, untz, untz, untz, untz, untz, everywhere you go is too much. And it’s turned up to level 10, so it’s not easy to escape.

    A little too many rules. At TTR it feels like anything goes. But at breathless, they are trying to be a bit classier I guess. We tried to take a plate of snacks out with us from the buffet, and were met at the door by staff member telling us “no Bueno”. Also, when we were coming into the buffet from the gym and one of our friends was in a sleeveless shirt on so they made him go back to the room and change. Yet his wife was in a tank top and that was no problem.

    At the club it was about 100 degrees, which is crazy since the rest of the resort is amazing yet they can’t get the AC right in the night club? I tried to take my shirt off because I was dripping with sweat, but I was immediately told to put it back on. We couldn’t take the heat after the first hour so we left. The good thing is, they did switch the playlist up a bit at the club, but that didn’t get going until after 11 p.m.

    The resort is topless optional, but I’d say maybe 10% of the girls participate. Part of the reason may have to do with the fact that guys have selfie sticks with go-pros in the pools filming every minute of the party. Not exactly something you want posted on facebook live.

    All and all, it was a great time and we’d recommend it to our higher end, classy friends looking for a Vegas style pool party 204/7

    But for us, we prefer the no rules, sexier, more wild environment at TTR… Plus you can’t beat the people there! Our 2 cents.
     
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  2. Mister Dr Jane

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    We were there mid march and pretty much agree with your review.

    The hotel was great. Room service breakfast on the oceanfront balcony was so amazing. Room service was better than most the restaurants we ate at. Really liked sleeping with the doors (with screens) open. The big glass shower in the middle of the room was a great show.

    The pools were very nice, lots of chairs, towels were available everywhere. The big hot tub after 6 was a good option also. There were a few TTR refugees there with us that week and it wasn't hard to find each other.

    I think the difference in the party really boils down to the camera policy. It was hard for the girls to get comfortable when almost every person had a camera phone, gopro, ipad or fucking drone circling the pools all day long. You aren't going to get the "No one knows you, no one gives a shit" attitude when this could be live on the internet from 40 different angles.

    They try really hard to be sexy environment with the gogo dancers, pole dancers and party atmosphere, just to let it all fall flat due to the invasion of privacy. We had a creeper videoing the hot tub with his ipad one evening which we asked to stop and then reported to security. The head security guy told us that this "wasn't Temptation" and that it wasn't against their policy. It didn't matter that it was making everyone else uncomfortable.

    Is there opportunities for topless sunbathing and tiny bikinis? Yes, but only if you ok with being in someone else's gallery.
     
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  3. Sunkiss

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    We just came back from there Sunday. Love the place. I agree they are very strict with some things. There is definitely no nudity in your similar private swim outs. They came and told us someone reported us. Lol. We were topless most of the time in the pool and no issues at all. It was a big disappointment that there was no foam party on Saturday. They dropped the machine in the hot tub the day before and I guess they only have one. Over all very nice place.
     
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    The O/P matches nearly every other review of Breathless I've read. Pretty place with some pretty people, but ends up being a party buzz-kill.
     
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    Yeah. Put it this way. It'd be perfect for people who like to party, but would think TTR was a bit too crude for their taste. I'll tell you this much, the first time we went to TTR is was a bit of a culture shock for sure, but we fell in line quickly. Others can't seem to wrap their head around the environment there, thus the bad reviews on trip advisor.

    It's like, Breathless is the type of place you can bring your fun, but more conservative friends, have a good time, and not worry one bit if they are going to feel uncomfortable.. They might think it's risqué, but totally be ok with it. And if they liked what they saw, it'd be a nice baby step before TTR.
     
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    We had been thinking about trying Breathless but if there are phones and cameras around the pools/jacuzzis then that's a major deal breaker.
     
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    Last weekend we had no issues with our two girls being topless most the time. Nobody attempted or took pictures of our girls. From our perspective everything seemed fine.
     
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    Cameras, video & drones around the "party" pool. Not something I was comfortable being around topless.
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    Just booked four days at Breahtless and four days at Desire. Hope for the best. Fun time with the wife.
     
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    IS it mostly couples that go here, any single people?
    we have been to TTR 2x but not since 2008 and looking to meet some people and have fun and heard this resort is nice too
     
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    We are thinking of going here for a weekend in November. Is it mostly couples sticking together? At TTR we just found the vibe to be very open with people always mingling etc.. we like that. Made for a great trip meeting new people
     
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    Singles go as well.. The resort is gorgeous, but it's more of a Vegas style pool party than Temptation. Felt kind of snooty compared to the super down to earth TTR crowd. That said, if you're looking for something fun, but a little classier and less wild, Breathless is for you. Mind you, we haven't seen the new TTR digs yet so things may have changed
     
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    Having literally just returned from TTR I would say the only ones who respect the no camera rules at the pool and the club are the veterans. The newbies, foreigners and youngsters had their cameras out taking pics all the time. I was very upset about that. When we came in from the Boobs Cruise there were people on the beach filming, people stepping up to the poop deck from the beach taking pics.
    That pretty much is the only complaint we have from the trip though. Too bad there doesn't seem to be a "safe" place to be topless.
     
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    we recently went to Breathless. It has many fantastic positives B
    you nailed it....lots of positives but the 'vegas pozer' vibe gets stale pretty quickly
     
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    TTR has rules now . We went and vibe different. Pool and hot tub closes at 7 and more 20-30 year olds than older. Large groups of singles and the facility rushed the redo and we had buckets with water leaks all over. Room service a charge and no premium except members like a time share. no covered area for dancing entertainment when rains so corralled into lobby, to watch entertainment. Wish had retractable awning for bash and have one pool open late for romantic late nite swims and hot tub. It is adult only and signs posted swim at own risk. Was not as full as previous times. Frustrated people great that had been before and returned, but want a cleaner and classier facility.
     
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  16. JnJPartyStyle

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    We went to the new TTR in April and although the vibe was a bit classier we had every bit as much fun as ever. Are there things about the new facility we’d change? sure.. But the people make the trip. And the crew we went with was every bit as crazy as what we’ve seen in the past.
     
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    We had fun but wish for adults only didn’t close or open areas so early.
     
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    Let us know how breathless /Desire combo?
     
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    The last 3 years we have taken 2 trips to the Cancun area each year. One to TTR to party and get a little crazy, and one to Breathless to lay back a little. Been to TTR at least 15 times since it was Blue Bay Gataway, TTR and now the new TTR. Obviously we like it.
    Breathless is great as well, top notch in everything. Workers and service there... great. We have never had any trouble meeting people there, "most" are friendly but it kind of depends on which pool you hang out at. Excel pool is quiet and not as openly friendly as the other two but we still met some great people there. The evening entertainment is good to very good some nights but no real party place to gather like Bash, so we use that time to reconnect as a couple. The club is fun but small and usually not an all night thing.
    We used to do TTR 2 sometimes 3 trips a year, but my liver recovery time has gotten longer and Breathless is a good 5 star alternative.
     
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    Flying in tomorrow with my brother and a female friend. We can’t wait!!!