For those switching reservations to TTR...

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  1. Stacia_and_John

    Stacia_and_John T&A Tour Guide Registered Member

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    I don't know why people think of TTR as a non-stop frat-style party. It can seem that way if you only stay at the Sexy Pool swim-up bar all day every day, but generally it's laid back, and the party vibe ebbs and swells throughout the day. it's easy to take a break if that's what you want. If you just want to volume down a bit, go down to the beach. If you really want to chill, go to the Quiet Pool. If you want to just watch people have goofy fun, stay at the Sexy Pool, just stay a bit farther out of the maelstrom of the Swim Up bar. Simple.

    Distance from the center increases the "chill" keep that in mind. No need to be full tilt boogie balls out upside down shots all day long.
     
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  3. Jess N Paul

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    Participate to varying degrees....MORE AND MORE AND MORE. Ha. Have you booked yet!!!!!!!! Bling Bling
     
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    Do u know how much a day pass is at Desire?
     
  5. Beachaholic

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    How easy is it to get to one of the more beautiful beaches that are near GOV from TTR? Also, Is it worth it to upgrade to a Jacuzzi suite? I was told the jacuzzi suites are on the 1st and 2nd floor and face the pool. Does that mean it will be really noisy?
     
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    You can't get a day pass to Desire. But if you are at Desire Pearl, you can visit Desire RM and vice versa. At least it was that way last year.
     
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    The jacuzzi rooms are on the 1st floor around the quiet pool so not noisy at all. They are away from the sexy pool and the advantage is definitely the quiet when you need your sleep! Jacuzzi suites are on the end facing the beach around the quiet pool. They are much more money but amazing view. We have upgraded on site to a jacuzzi room for $50 a night and to a suite for $75 a night but have heard of it being more such as $100 room or $200 suite.
     
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    It has changed. We visit Pearl on Saturday for a week. They now sadly charge $150 to visit one Desire when staying at the other. I believe this started in late March. Apparently this is negotiable if you ask the right person and push hard but not sure how long that will last as the policy becomes more official.
     
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    Very easy - walk out the front door of TTR and cross the street. Find a bus-stop, wait and eyeball the driver as buses come every 2-5 minutes. He will stop. Hop on the bus and take it down to the Hotel Zone area near Coco Bongo's or you can go further out.

    Bus is like 10-pesos per person but they gladly will take $1 US.

    Playa Tortugas @ 6km is very nice - You enter it next to Fat Tuesday's, water is deeper so its good for swimming.

    Then just walk the beach back to TTR until you get tired of the sun & beach - hop a bus or cab back. All beaches are public so you can walk in front of all the resorts.
     
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    I chatted a rep from TTR and they said the Jacuzzi Rooms have a jacuzzi on the terrace/balcony and are on the 1st and 2nd floors. They are $108 to upgrade to. The Temptation rooms also have the jacuzzi on the terrace/balcony and one in the room. They are $168 to upgrade to. Are these the rooms that you are talking about? She said the jacuzzi rooms face the pool. So is it the Temptation rooms that face the beach? Just trying to make sense of it so I can decide on a room.

    Also, does anyone have any experience with using a Groupon there? They are offering one now and for the price it seems like a great deal. And then I can upgrade later. I think with my husbands Desire to go, easy access to more beautiful beaches, water sports on site, the price and of course the sexy vibe, I am ready to take the plunge and give it a try. :)
     
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    Temptation room is beach-front. A fair upgrade per night is $75-100. The big bath tub is in the room. It's a long walk from your room as these are on the far end of the property overlooking the jet-ski rental area.

    Jacuzzi rooms are all first floor room surrounding the quiet pool - the big bath tub is on the patio. People like them for there location as you know ehre your room will be and its quieter in that section. $50/night is a fair upgrade price.

    These are not hot-tubs, they are a big bath tub. You fill it with hot water and there are a few jets.

    Watersports - pretty much like every resort in Cancun they have Hobie cats, paddleboards, some single & double kayaks.


    You can upgrade your room upon check-in if you are going during a period of time that is not sold out - sold out times are April, first two weeks of May. Halloween and a few weeks in Jan/Feb/March.
     
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    Oh boy! Looks like the wife booked us for late September. Time to move over to the TTR forum and make some friends who will scare her. Someone please come up to her and harass her as a special welcome (for my enjoyment hopefully a female). Just a heads up... she's 30 and hot, with an A+ rack. And yes, I'm gonna get an earful for this post :)

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    I agree... you can definitely go balls out or chill... or find a happy medium. Easy to do. Hell you can do all 3 on the same trip.
     
  14. Mark and Staci

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    We've been to TTR the last 4 years, and we love it and will be back in July. However, I do believe the "nonstop 24/7 party til you drop", is a little over-hyped.
     
  15. marshe

    marshe The Original Hottie and Hellraiser Registered Member

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    Depends on what group you are with and week.
     
  16. Canadian Dos Equis fan

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    I can verify this quite well based on this years trip. Just a little background, I was there this year from April 3 to 25. And as always I had a great time.

    At the start of the month the general energy was less than I was used to. Not bad at all, but the group that was there in general wasn't as hard partying as I've seen in the past. As the month moved on towards the end the people coming in were more of a party crowd. Honestly in April if you want a more intense party come during the last 10 days to a week of the month. If you don't want as hard of a party come earlier.