compare Desire and TTR for us...

Discussion in 'Desire Riviera Maya' started by Jim*N*Sherry, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Jim*N*Sherry

    Jim*N*Sherry Regular Registered Member

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    This should spark some conversation! We visitied Desire for our honeymoon 8yrs ago and havnt had a "fun" vacation since! Before we went to Desire, I joined a Yahoo group, made friends, (much like Im doing now on here), and prepared with all the themes, and lingerie neccesary. ( I think I even won that lingerie contest...we can't remember - jim was busy getting a lap dance somewhere in a corner I think! LOL!)
    Can you make some comparisons for us? I do remember the staff was great and really interacted with our group especially - def made a difference. Of course, we were naked all the time, and the fun never ended. I'm sure we will have JUST AS MUCH fun - if not more- at TTR!
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  2. marshe

    marshe The Original Hottie and Hellraiser Registered Member

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    No comparison.....totally different resorts
     
  3. MAXXandRACY

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    Desire is rated X.
    Sensual. Public sex and nudity are allowed.

    Temptation is rated R.
    Like spring break for party-hardy adults. Toplessness is allowed.
     
  4. Jen&Kyle

    Jen&Kyle I can choose my own title Registered Member

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  5. IDareU

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    Temptation

    • Singles allowed, lots of single males
    • Topless only
    • No hot tub
    • 380 rooms with up to 3 people per room
    • Beach quality is very poor
    • Difficult to get a seat around the pool unless up at 6am and no reservations (first come, first serve)
    • Food is mediocre and they up-charge you for premium items
    • Excellent service from all staff
    • Quality of alcohol is poor
    • Much more people involved in the day time entertainment and the party is all day long with pool side DJ's. Frat party in the pool.
    • No public sex, no play room
    • Indoor disco is only open 3 nights per week and AC barely works in disco and everyone leave by 10:30pm
    • Much cheaper rates - $135 - $225 for a couple depending on the weeks
    • Younger crowd - primarily 35-45 but lots of twenty somethings and fifty somethings mixed in
    Desire

    • M/F couples only
    • Clothing optional
    • Group Hot tub with bar service
    • 88 - 110 rooms so you get to know everyone
    • Room quality is better
    • Beaches are beautiful
    • Seating can be reserved at pool or beach
    • Food is much better quality
    • Excellent service with staff to guest ratio very high
    • Alcohol quality and options are much better
    • Day times are slow and realxing, night time is the party
    • Public sex allowed
    • Night time entertainment is superior with live bands almost nightly, everyone comes out to the Disco, and as its a smaller resort you get to meet everyone
    • Disco AC works and DJ is superior
    • Much more expensive, $350 - $1000 a night
    • Older crowd - primarily 45-55 but lots of thirty somethings and sixty somethings sprinkled in
     
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  6. Donald

    Donald Devil's advocate Registered Member

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    I take it you prefer Desires ?
     
  7. IDareU

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    Donald - do you disagree with anything I said?

    Both are awesome for different reasons - both have their pluses and minuses.

    If you've only been to Desire and never been to Temptation - you might be surprised at Temptation. There is a reason why its less than half the cost of Desire. Primarily location, entertainment, food & beverage quality.
     
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    Donald Devil's advocate Registered Member

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    Food and booze isn't mediocre ( maybe not as good as Desire, but has never been bad).
    Last April there was a larger selection of top shelf booze available to us peasants.

    The chair issue has gotten a lot better since the addition of the premier deck adding a bunch of chairs.

    There is a small hot tub available for every one.

    every thing else ( about TTR ) was pretty accurate.
     
  9. IDareU

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    I'll take that as my compare/contrast was pretty spot on. :icon_lol:

    A 6 person hot tub for 380 rooms is a far cry from a Desire hot-tub.

    Desire serves top-shelf, Temptations top shelf is "call" alcohol. Desire has Chivas, Grey Goose, Don Julio, Bombay. Best you can get at Temptation is Absolut or Crown Royal, and that's only if you are a Premier member. If not Premier its Smirnoff, Sky, El Jimador, Kentucky Gentlemen, or Beefeater.

    Desire you can reserve a beach bed or chairs every day and they
    have a chair butler to get you a seat. But yes, the Premier deck has helped immensely as it added another 30+ seats at Temptation.

    I would not call the food at Desire "excellent" either, it's no Michelin star restaurant but much better than Temptation. Much easier to feed and cook to order for 88-110 rooms than it is to feed 380 rooms.

    We still think the food at Temptation Cabos was the best we've had out of all the resorts. Quality, Presentation, Variety was all top notch there.
     
  10. LadynTramp

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    Desire.......... Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better.......we're there right now?
     
  11. Ken and Ann Marie

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    First, we've never been to Desire, but have talked to many, many friends who have done both. Taking amenities out of the equation, which are much better at Desire from what we hear and has already been discussed, it really comes down to this for us. We've considered Desire for a couple years now, but we really like the hard core party atmosphere at TTR vs. the more laid back atmosphere at Desire. From what we've heard, the party starts around 3:00 at Desire. We like being in the pool at about 10:30 a.m. with a drink in our hands at TTR. We've heard it's a little cliquish at Desire but I'm skeptical of that. I'm sure we'll get there at some point, probably next year, but not at the expense of missing TTR.
     
  12. Ken and Ann Marie

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    I should also add, we're completely satisfied with the quality of room, booze, and food at TTR so if we go to Desire, it won't be for that.
     
  13. LadynTramp

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    Visit Desire and then report back.

    We love a party and if you think Desire doesn't party........you couldn't be more wrong!
     
  14. Ken and Ann Marie

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    But is it twice the party for twice the price? That's what we always weigh.
     
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    koolcpl69 Newbie Registered Member

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    I completely agree with IDareU. We have been to TTR 8 times. Decided to try Desire RM for a change of pace, well, we have no plans on ever going back to TTR. We will be going to Desire from now on.
     
  16. jimnloli

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    We agree about Temptation Cabo and would have continued to go there even after it turned to Desire.

    We loved the staff, the beach, the Hot Tub area. It was the best Temptation had to offer. We swore we would return even after it changed to Desire.

    But it never happened. By the time we were ready to book for a return visit and see what it was all about the new Desire had closed down. I guess nobody went.

    It's a shame. As Temptation, it was a really good resort!
     
  17. Chris and April

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    Somebody doesnt like TTR...Is that you writing the bad reviews on TripAdvisor?
     
  18. LadynTramp

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    If you decisions are based upon price..................well...............the Days Inn Cancun is an option. Here's the deal...............Desire is at least twice the experience at 1.5 times the cost of TTR.

    Don't get me wrong........TTR is an ok vacation. Try Desire and you'll understand the difference.

    Party here starts at around midnight........trying to take a nap but can't sleep.....
     
  19. Rob&gf

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    LadynTramp, u said party starts at midnight. Are you talking about Desire RM? Because i heard out of the 2 Desire's, RM is the party resort and Pearl is not so much?
     
  20. Sheridan&Ginger

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    Trust me. It doesn't get more hard core that Desire. In EVERY sense of the word.