How many days to stay?

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  1. MikeandSherrie

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    For us 10 is the perfect amount of time, that being said we have stayed up to 21 :rolleyes:. That was only because we knew the resort would be closing for renovations and needed our TTR addiction to make it thru a prolonged absence. We have 14 coming up Sept 2-16, a little longer to check out the changes and get our :marshe:on!
     
  2. PNWCouple

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    That's a good idea. We actually started with looking at one of the Hyatt hotels and Le Blanc, but my wife was worried (based off of reading reviews) that she might be the only one topless woman at the pool. We looked at the Desire hotels, but she doesn't think she's quite ready for naked people around all of the time.
     
  3. PNWCouple

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    21! That's some dedication lol.
     
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    Our first trip was 14 days great trip about 3days to long
    Trip 2 was 7 days and did not want to leave yet.
    trip 3, 5 Days and no where near long enough
    Next trip is 7 days and hope it feels long enough but I think I wish we could do 10days the perfect amount.
     
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    Everyone is going to be different and all the above comments have valuable info. One thing I did not see mentioned is how often do you plan on returning (assuming you like it, which is nearly guaranteed) !). Out thoughts.... (assuming you return once a year) Don't ask how many "DAYS" at TTR , ask how many "NIGHTS" (because generally the last day is a wash because you are prepping to leave) Every day/night is different, so at 7 nights you can experience all 7 themes etc, then add a night for any day excursions you plan on doing, Like Tulum, Xcaret, etc. because those are best as a full day. 8 to 10 nights seems to be the sweet spot for us. Also check flights, the day you leave and return can have a huge price difference. For example, flying on a week day may be so much cheaper, that it actually pays for an extra night's stay. It has for us in the past.
     
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    We have always done 7 and find it just a little too short, so we are going for 9, should satisfy our vacation needs!
     
  7. PNWCouple

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    Getting the in-laws to take the kids for that long is rare, so it may be a few years before we can make it back again (our youngest is 12). With long flights, layovers and expected airport delays, 2 days are already toast from traveling. I agree, 8-10 nights are resort sounds like a good range.

    So far, May and June have pretty cheap flights and hotel stays, I guess that's a plus side to going when it's not busy.
     
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    We think 7 days is about right for us!

    Hey Mike and Sherrie...
    We were with Greg and Jill, Rick and Tami, Vince and Shondelle, and a bunch of other Canadians and met you in April 2015 while you were in the middle of your 21 day marathon visit!
    You two are troopers.
    Most of the group is heading for a 7 day stay Sept 29-Oct 7 joining Octoberbreasters to check out the renovation.
    Sorry we will miss you but maybe will catch you again the beginning of April 2018, our next planned visit...assuming all goes well.
    We did take the plunge a bought in as Premier via a resale contract.
    The folks had just bought last year and were worried about not being able to afford the new pricing structure...we will see if we can too!
     
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    We'd recommend a minimum of 7 days, but then 3 days to recover elsewhere, like Desire. ;)
     
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    If you are going in June, I think it would be worth trying to coordinate your days with the "June Junkies" group. They are a blast. Dawn and Curtis are the leaders and they are very welcoming and fun folks.
     
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    Airfare is half the trip so once you get there, the rule of thumb is stay as long as you can until someone misses you!
     
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  12. PNWCouple

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    With almost a full day lost to flying, I'm with you there. My wife asked how long we were going for. I said "I have 4 weeks of vacation this year, how long will your parents watch the kids?" I think she thought I was kidding lol.
     
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  13. AndrewnAshley

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    A full day? Are you in Canada or the US? Either way, our rule of thumb is: If it takes almost a day of travel to get there, add 2 days to the trip. We once went to Cozumel(which has no direct flights from here for some reason) and it was about 10 hours of travel. So we added to the time we were planning on staying. If I had your travel situation, I would do 9 days at TTR.
     
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    A full day of travel combined. Coming and going. And we're in the US, we will fly out of PDX and there are no direct flights, so best case is one layover. Flights are inevitably delayed, so I'm thinking 10 hours each way if we get lucky. I think it's like 7 hour of flight time.
     
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    With three kids and being hard to get the grandparents to watch them and get them to and from school/sports plus our jobs we only really get about 4 days there plus the two days of travel the grandparents will probably be pulling their hair out. Hopefully we will love every minute and be able to return longer the next time
     
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    We've done a mixture of 7 and 14 days, what ever, the worse part is still departing and having the A/I wrist band cut off...... stay as long as you can, only down side is trying to recover afterwards, the longer your there the harder the adjusting to reality is....... don't worry about the kids they'll be fine (LOL)
    May be there for 14 days next May/June, so may well see you there.... you'll have a blast
     
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    Our first (and until now only) trip to TTR was 10 days and that was a bit much for us (and we still had to go to Desire for 5 days). Mostly because of the alcohol and the same routine every night. But 7-8 days would be perfect.
     
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    Going on a trip to Cancun is a lot like the move "Groundhog's Day". You get up, eat, drink and hopefully make it until late in the night. The next day you get up and start the whole process over. I know that my middle age body can only take so much and no matter how hard I try I cannot do a lot of things I could when I was in my twenties. I've found the sweet spot to be seven days.
     
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    Our last trip we went 11 days (primarily to meetup with friends coming in at different times) and found it to be really too long. Somewhere between 7 and 9 is our sweet spot.
     
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    We've been for different durations 7, 10 & 14. 7 was DEFINATELY NOT enough time!!!! 14 was wonderful since we like to do excursions but unfortunately cannot always get away for that long. 10 days seems to be a good intermediate for us, can get in a couple of excursions and still not feel like the trip went by too fast.