First Timer Trip Report 2/1/18-2/6/18

Discussion in 'Temptation Cancun Resort' started by jimmy&dana, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. jimmy&dana

    jimmy&dana Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    SoCal
    Ratings:
    +85 / 0
    Here's the review that I wrote for travel websites. I plan on expanding a few spots for the forum, but it's gonna take me a day or two to post it.

    -------------------------------
    What a wonderful time we had at Temptation!

    My wife and I have never been to a fun, exciting, sensual resort before. I was pretty excited about it and my wife was a little nervous about some aspects, but also excited. It was great, every part of it.

    I’d like to start off with a few minor negatives just to get that out of the way so I can spend more time on the positives. The bathrooms need more hooks. For towels, wet swimsuits, etc. The lighting in the bathroom was also not very good my wife said which made it tough doing hair and makeup. There’s not much space for things like phones, water bottles, Tylenol and anything else you might like within reaching distance of your bed. There was still a little bit of construction/repair type stuff happening, but most of it was hardly noticeable. Those are the negatives for us. Pretty mild, eh?

    Ok, on to the good!!!

    Carlos was our bellboy and he was great. He chatted with us the whole time during the walk to our room, and then all the way back to the front desk when we realized our room had two full beds instead of a king (which the front desk fixed for us). He was a great welcome to the hotel (we arrived late so we didn’t get the normal concierge greeting), and every time I saw him during the rest of our stay we’d have a quick chat and a high five. He was awesome and always had a big smile on his face.

    My wife and I both enjoy a good meal, and Temptation did not disappoint. Are they 5 star Michelin chefs running the resort? No, but the food was very good and definitely well above average for an all inclusive. The buffets were nice. Pizza, sushi, made to order omelets, a bunch of meat/poultry/seafood that you could choose from and they’d cook it right in front of you. All sorts of fresh fruits. Once you had your food you took a seat and were tending to by the wonderful, attentive wait staff.

    Amores was great. We went there for lunch and they had a nice salad bar and other yummy buffet options. My wife got a salad and ordered a chicken quesadilla and I had the beef fajitas. Both were pretty darn good, and that’s coming from a southern Californian that eats Mexican food multiple times a week and is fairly critical of bad Mexican food.

    Romanza, the Italian restaurant was delicious as well. I had the caprese salad (their creative take on a caprese) and my wife had roasted pepper salad, both were very good. For my main I ordered the pesto ravioili’s and she got the meat lasagna. Sooo good. The portion size of my meal was fairly small, but the great part about being at an all inclusive is that if you’re still hungry you just order more and it’s totally free. I however did not order more because I was looking forward to late night snacks later in the evening. The atmosphere in Romanza was nice, although it was a little loud. That may have mostly been due to the table nearest to us where the guests were having a very fun time. It definitely didn’t ruin the experience for us by any means, but it did make it a little less romantic.

    Sea Flirt – Great location with large windows looking out over the sea. Ok, the food here was pretty darn good. I had a salad and a steak and my wife got a salad and crispy shrimp. That being said, it was a little difficult to enjoy our meal here. It was even louder in Sea Flirt than Romanza and then they have large light installations on the entire ceiling and one wall which is constantly changing colors and patterns and flashing bright lights. Like if you have epilepsy it might cause a seizure. That’s kind of a joke, but kind of not. So between the noise and the flashing lights it definitely took away from what was a really good meal.

    I think our favorite restaurant was Sutra, Asian fusion. Oh man. The fresh sushi was seriously delicious. I could not get enough. I had a sea bass with curry for my main and it was scrumptious. My wife had the Pad Thai one night and a fish dish another night and those were both very good as well. They have a teppan grill table that you could reserve if you wanted, but we never did that. But you can still see the teppan chef do his work from just about any location in the restaurant and feel the fire when he was putting on a show. This was the only sit-down restaurant that we ate at twice, we liked it that much.

    She – We actually never ate at She, so I can’t rate it. But we need something new to look forward to on our next trip, right?

    We drank wine with most of our dinners and while they weren’t the most highly rated or expensive wines out there, they were definitely still good and we never felt we needed to spend extra cash on the higher end bottles.

    Sexy Pool – This is definitely the place to be during the day if you’re feeling social, want to observe everyone else (not in a creepy way, I just enjoy people watching), watch the entertainment/games, get some good drinks and soak up the sun. We split our time about 50/50 between the pool and the beach. The beach is very nice white sand and pretty quiet compared to the sexy pool, but you can still hear the party going in the background and we’d pop up to the pool to check on the action if it sounded like there was something fun happening. And the Sexy Pool is where you meet the Play Makers who are there to make the party happen and keep everyone smiling, more on them later.

    Bash – the nightclub, which is actually all outdoors. So much fun happened here during our stay. I’m a pretty shy, conservative guy, but the atmosphere at Bash entices you into having a fun time. I probably danced more with my wife (and on my own) in the 5 nights we were at Bash than we have in the last 13 years of our marriage. It was so much fun. And the theme nights not only add to the environment and the good times, but they also helped me go out of my comfort zone (dancing) because it was almost like I was disguised. Pedro up on stage getting the crowd pumped up was always super entertaining, especially when he’s dressed like Mr. Incredible, haha. Another note on the themes/costumes: you can be (almost) as racy as you want or totally conservatively dressed and nobody cares. Everyone just wants to have a good time dancing and drinking, and there’s a lot of both of those going on. We dressed up every night and really enjoyed ourselves. At the end of every night, after dancing for hours, we looked forward to our cheeseburger and fries that were being cooked up fresh right there in the club (that chef was working hard, non-stop). Soooo good. The only slightly negative we had about Bash was that sometimes the DJ would play a song that lost the dance party and he wouldn’t always recover quickly with a good song to get the crowd going again. Sometimes it took Pedro or one of the other Play Makers to make a request to get things pumping again. But that’s a small gripe.

    The staff – all the staff at Temptation were great and always there to help a hand, give you directions or whatever you needed. They do try to get you to do a time share tour, but they’re not too pushy. We never did it and that didn’t seem to bother anyone. We just politely told them we weren’t interested and went about our marry way. Bar tenders were awesome. Super quick and happy to help get you the drink you wanted. If you wanted a stiffer drink, just let them know and they’ll top it off with more booze, it’s all inclusive! The wait staff at all of the bars and restaurants were all very helpful and attentive even during busy times.

    The Play Makers – they are what made this resort stand out for us (besides the whole topless optional/sensual thing). JJ, The Kid, Mini Cooper, Stefan, Bella, Laura, Pedro, Lollipop, Miguel, Shelby and Zach (I think there was one or two more, but these were the folks we saw on a consistent basis during our visit). They run the show at the Sexy Pool. A few times a day they look for volunteers to play in all sorts of games and competitions. Some are simple games like beer pong or hand/eye coordination games, others are a little more racy and scandalous, but in a good, fun way haha. I participated in 3 different games which is totally something I wouldn’t normally due. I don’t like being the center of attention, especially not in front of couple hundred drunk folks looking to be entertained. But it was great, I had a ton of fun and I’m really glad I did it. The Play Makers totally make you feel comfortable and you know it’s all in good fun and most importantly you’ve got to remember that nobody cares, seriously. Everyone just wants to have fun. The PM’s also had shifts at Bash during the dance party and they, led by Pedro, made sure the party stayed pumping late into the night. They’re all really, really awesome and Temptation would not be the same resort without them.

    Last but not least, the guests – What a fun mix of people! Soooo many Canadians, hahaha. They sure do like to party. There were young people, old people and everything in between. And they were all there to have a good time and not judge anyone. Some people went crazy on theme nights with their costumes and others just dressed nice and nobody cared either way (although if you had a good costume then you tended to get a lot of compliments on it). We met people from all over the world and everyone we talked to were good people (even if they didn’t always remember the conversations the next day ;-) My wife was nervous about going topless so I told her to pack her bathing suit tops and not do it if she isn’t comfortable. I think the first day we went down to the beach and saw everyone else it took her less than 10 minutes to take it off and it seemed almost totally normal by the end of the trip, and I enjoyed it quite a bit! There were no creepers or weirdos there that made us/her feel uncomfortable. Lifestylers/swingers - They’re there, yes. But they are just like the rest of us looking to have a fun time away from home. We met quite a few, and some even asked if we were interested and when said that we’re not into it, our conversation continued with them totally normally. Everyone we met (swingers or not) were very nice, friendly and respectful.

    We had a great time at Temptation, and we’ll definitely be back.
     
    • Like Like x 33
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  2. Brali

    Brali Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2018
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    52
    Ratings:
    +55 / 0
    Great trip report!! Really enjoyed all of the detail. We are first timers going in April and my wife is somewhat nervous about what to expect. I can't wait to share your trip report with her.
     
  3. matchandherbetterhalf

    matchandherbetterhalf Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    834
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Ratings:
    +1,229 / 3
    What an adorable review! Thanks so much for taking the time to post it, Jimmy. You made me grin several times while reading it. :D
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  4. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve CCC's The Dude Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,066
    Likes Received:
    1,682
    Location:
    Philadelphia, USA
    Ratings:
    +2,808 / 11
    Nice review. Glad you had a nice time on your First Temptation vacation!!

    Just wondering, would you mind if I let my Grandmom read this and just substitute my name in so she thinks I go on vacations that we never can talk about :)
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2018
  5. Mannie79

    Mannie79 Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2017
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    194
    Ratings:
    +198 / 0
    Great review. We were supposed to go this month but could not make it. Hopefully we could make it in late August. My wife is very interested and looking forward for Temptations, she wants to experience the whole topless environent and get a tan with no line.
     
  6. Stacia_and_John

    Stacia_and_John T&A Tour Guide Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,018
    Likes Received:
    1,151
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Ratings:
    +1,528 / 8
  7. Texas C&C

    Texas C&C Regular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    82
    Location:
    Fort Worth
    Ratings:
    +94 / 0
    Great review and welcome to the addiction.
     
  8. 1st_Mate

    1st_Mate Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    Between Chi Town & STL
    Ratings:
    +97 / 0
    Love the review! Thanks and loved your costumes in another post. 13 days to a marriage refresher and another amazing time with friends.
     
  9. Rick&Kelly

    Rick&Kelly Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    165
    Ratings:
    +191 / 1
    Great review!!! Thanks for sharing your experience. Looking forward to our upcoming trip (March 20-26).
    I am wondering if they have fixed the issues with the swim up bar and bar stools? I had read in a few reviews that they were breaking down and the trusty duck tape has been used. I’m hoping that they have taken care of the new ouchies already but figured I’d ask
    Thanks again!
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • List
  10. ozarks

    ozarks Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Near St. Louis
    Ratings:
    +28 / 0
    Great Review
     
  11. Steve

    Steve Administrator Owner

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2003
    Messages:
    15,930
    Likes Received:
    2,591
    Location:
    Cancun
    Ratings:
    +3,467 / 23
    Excellent review. Thanks for taking the time to post it.
     
  12. Hutch6292

    Hutch6292 Regular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2017
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    148
    Ratings:
    +187 / 1
    You have me so excited for our first trip this coming month. Great review
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  13. FakeNewsTeam

    FakeNewsTeam I can choose my own title Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1,241
    Likes Received:
    863
    Location:
    San Antonio (Boerne), Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,395 / 9
    Must agree with others...a thorough, fair, and accurate review based on what we experienced in Oct17.
     
  14. jimmy&dana

    jimmy&dana Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    SoCal
    Ratings:
    +85 / 0
    Here are the pics we got of our theme night outfits. Zebra is TBT, Super Hero and then Neon/Glow.

    Here are a few more thoughts:

    Basically if anyone is trolling these message board and has any reservations about going to Temptation, just go for it. If you're even considering it then it's obviously not something you would never do. So just book it and buy some rad theme outfits and you're sure to have a good time. Between the staff, the Play Makers and the other guests it's seriously a very comfortable environment and you feel like part of the group whether you go all out with a theme night costume, go topless at the pool/beach or not. It's super welcoming and everyone is there for the same reason, to have some fun and not be judged.

    We met so many awesome people and had more long conversations with random strangers than I've probably ever had. And everyone tells a similar story (for the most part): they're either there for their 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th visit or it's their first time and they're loving every minute of it.

    I touched on swingers/lifestyle folks above, but I just thought I'd reiterate a bit. I think I was slightly nervous about that aspect of TTR, I'm not totally sure why, but I was. It's seriously no big deal. The couple times it came up with people was in the middle of conversations and they'd say something like "so are you guys into lifestyle?" We'd say "nope, we just stick to the two of us" (or something like that) and the conversation would continue, usually returning to how cold the part of Canada their from currently is. Haha. But I actually took being politely propositioned as a compliment to us as a couple and I probably would've been bummed if nobody did ask us during all the conversations we had with people. Hahaha.

    Between the games at the Sexy Pool and the stage at Bash you can be super outgoing and try new, fun, crazy things (like dancing on a stage in your boxer shorts!) or you can hang back and just watch all the hilarity ensue. I found it more fun to be a participant most of the time, but there were some darn entertaining people to watch as well. The games are super fun and most nights I was the one dragging my wife on to the stage to dance which is a total roll reversal for us as she is usually the one begging me to dance.

    I think that sums up my thoughts. The biggest negative for me, sitting here looking back, is that we're going to have to wait a year before we can go back. We loved it.

    Things we're looking forward to that we didn't do this time: Boobs Cruise, She and the sensual message.

    Edit: One last thought; it's crazy how fast seeing topless women becomes normal. At first you're like "Wow! Yep, it's really a topless optional resort." And then ten minutes later you're like "can you move you're boobs over please, I'm trying to get to the bar". haha. But I definitely enjoyed seeing my wife like that everyday and I'll miss it when we're at the beach here in SoCal.
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 11
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
    • List
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  15. jimmy&dana

    jimmy&dana Enthusiast Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2018
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    75
    Location:
    SoCal
    Ratings:
    +85 / 0
    I did notice some duct tape on the swim up bar, but it was black tape on a black bar, so it actually took me a while to notice it. I didn't see any broken stools, but we usually stuck to one side of the bar so it's possible that some were broken, but I didn't see any.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  16. mexico24

    mexico24 Regular Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2013
    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    165
    Location:
    Great plains
    Ratings:
    +193 / 1
    Thanks for the review. It makes us feel a little less apprehensive for our first time this year.
     
  17. Will

    Will Addict Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2010
    Messages:
    417
    Likes Received:
    330
    Location:
    Missouri
    Ratings:
    +379 / 0
    Great trip report!
    Makes us think about our first trip 8 years ago. Be careful this place is addictive LOL!
     
  18. matchandherbetterhalf

    matchandherbetterhalf Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2017
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    834
    Location:
    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    Ratings:
    +1,229 / 3
    Great costumes, Jimmy! Good on you for packing that stuff with the intention of wearing it on your very first trip. I wish I could get my husband to agree to wear get-ups like that. I had to buy him silk pajamas for Lingerie Night, though we are there for 4 nights before Lingerie Night, so I hope to loosen him up by then so he's not the only fool sporting PJ's on Lingerie Night. He has at least agreed to wear a kilt for Schoolgirl and Kilt Night, but kilts are worn by manly men, so I don't consider that much of a victory. :rolleyes:
    Anyways, kudos to all the men who go all-out for the theme nights! :marshe:
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • List
  19. jnine

    jnine Guru Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2014
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Location:
    Central Michigan
    Ratings:
    +1,687 / 3
    So glad you had a great time! Love the pics also, and you summed up your experience very, very well for other newbies. See you on one of your next trips because we know it's just a matter of time!
     
  20. ScubaSteve

    ScubaSteve CCC's The Dude Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,066
    Likes Received:
    1,682
    Location:
    Philadelphia, USA
    Ratings:
    +2,808 / 11
    Love the theme pictures!!