First timers to The Golden...Arriving April 6th for seven nights

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  1. St Louis Blues

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    We've been to Riviera Maya (Secrets Silversands) area three times and Jamaica once. Have never stayed in Cancun. Golden looks to be a bit older of a resort than we've stayed at in the past, but we are excited to see this part of Cancun and sounds like Golden, generally, has a fun crowd. Any room tips, suggested off the resort adventures, or any other advice in general is welcome.
     
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    We will supply you with a full trip report after our return (March 25-29). From reading others post, the Tiki bar and hot tub can be fun late night (pending crowd). Also bring a large insulated cup to prevent numerous refills. I will get you all the details shortly.
     
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    Thanks! Insulated cups are already purchased. 63 more days for us. Look forward to hearing about your stay.
    We booked thru Applevacations. Under amenities for the standard "deluxe" room, a hair dryer is not listed, nor is a mini fridge??????
     
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    Bring clothes skimpier than you can ever imagine wearing in your normal life. If you pick something up and say "I would NEVER wear this! " then it is perfect for TTR!

    We are St Louisans as well! Frontier will give you a direct flight! Have a great trip!
     
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    We are staying at The Golden Parnassus, not Temptations.....so I guess the "skimpy" attire will have to wait for another day....

    And yes we do have a direct flight. Nothing like leaving STL at 6 a.m. and being on the beach by noon!!! 63 days!
     
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    But they aren't goin to TTR.

    As far as GP ....it is below SSS experience. Beach, entertainment and ents staff, food, restaurant choices, dri k quality and choice, rooms, most evrything Secrets Silversands is better

    GP is just OK. Good chill hotel.
    if you really luv SSS...u likely/ may be a bit disappointed. But then again SSS is our fav of the 3 Secrets properties in RM.
     
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    We are well aware that Golden will not have rooms, and high end booze/beer that Secrets has. We chose Golden for a couple of reasons; we've never stayed in this part of Cancun. We love the beach and taking long walks on the beach. Secrets is a very laid back crowd too. Golden, hopefully, will be a bit more of a party atmosphere. Last but not least, Golden was about 1/2 the price Secrets. As always, I am a bit nervous when going to a place we haven't been. We have been at one AI in Jamaica that we didn't care for, but still managed to have a great week there. Give us good weather, a beautiful beach, decent food/drink and we are good to go!
     
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    Restling I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    Curious, how many times have you been there?
     
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    Where?
     
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