We enjoy Desire and look forward to revisiting it but it is definitely not perfect.
Desire costs a good bunch of money that is out of the reach for many people. Hopefully you make good money and can afford this premium vacation. It isn’t fair to say this is a cheap vacation when the cheapest option is around $3,000 a week, that is real money and you can find much cheaper vacations
Desire is not a single hotel building with hallways protected from the sun & rain. They do provide golf umbrellas in all rooms which you’ll need if it does rain and you want to stay dry as you walk to dinner.
Incomplete Bar Offering
Desire does not stock a lot of specialty liquors. This is not a big issue because they have many other options to enjoy but it is easy for them to fix so it is annoying that they haven’t addressed it. We also wish they provided Gatorade and/or Red Bull in your room’s complimentary mini fridge. It is available for purchase in the gift shop. Cold water, soda & beer is nice but sometimes you need a bit of help rebounding from a heavy night of partying.
Limited Premium Restaurant Seats
The buffet offers good food, great service and is very enjoyable but sometimes you want to enjoy a more formal restaurant experience. Their premium restaurants are free to all guests but you need to make a reservation in the morning. We would love to see expanded capacity at the premium restaurants to remove the reservation requirement.
Desire does their best to remove the seaweed that washes up on the white sandy beach overnight but with the warming ocean temperatures, the seaweed is back every morning. The worst is during sea turtle egg laying season because they can’t use their machines and need to manually remove the seaweed. What makes it so frustrating is Desire has that soft white sandy beach that is so desirable.
Late Night Pizza Wait
After a long night in the nightclub it really hits the spot to swing by the lobby bar & café to enjoy a pizza or sandwich. Unfortunately everyone else has the same idea so there can be a bit of a wait to get your food especially if you go right when the nightclub closes down for the night. We’d love to see them expand the late night café but it probably won’t happen since most of the night there is very little wait.
High Gift Shop Prices
We understand this is a premium resort and the gift shop is going to charge premium prices but it doesn’t feel nice to spending over $10 on a small bottle of sunscreen especially when you need to wear so much sunscreen everyday with the strong Mexican sun.
We already explained this in the previous chapter but in case you jumped ahead, go back & read that chapter. It is not a bad deal for all couples but … oh just go back and read the chapter.
Lack of Smart Wristband
Newer resorts give you a wristband that acts as your room key & credit card. Desire’s guest bracelet is nice looking but lacks functionality. It would be great if you could swipe your bracelet to tip the staff because it’s hard having tip money when you are naked at the swim-up pool bar.
Limited Workshop Space
The intimate workshops for couples have really grown in popularity and they don’t always have space for everyone interested. It is hard to fault them for providing a free service because it is too good & attracts too many guests, but that is exactly what we are doing.
- Welcome to Desire Resorts!
- Best Time to Visit Desire
- Choosing Your Room
- What to Wear
- Dining Options
- Desire Discounts & Savings
- Less Thinking, More Drinking
- Entertainment Options
- Sexy Fantasies Made Real
- Swinging at Desire
- Beware Timeshare Tangle
- Drawbacks of Desire
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- Weird but Helpful Tips
- Packing List for Desire
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