Desire Pearl Resort & Spa – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Cancun Area
The Newest of the Desire Resorts.
If you enjoy Romantic and Sensual Luxury, you want to check this one out.
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Travel Alert from U.S. State Department about Mexico The alerts concern primarily the border areas between the U.S. and Mexico. Alerts do not include Cancun, Cozumul, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo or similar tourism centers. The primary concerns are on the border of Mexico along the state lines of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and southern California. See more from the U.S. State Department concerning Mexico.
Desire Peal Resort & Spa Riviera Maya is located in luscious surroundings. Built in 2001, the 88 room resort caters to adult couples only in a sensual, clothing optional environment. The property provides an all inclusive concept for clothing optional relaxation. Features include: Luxury ocean view accommodations, all meals, snacks, bar drinks-Beer, wine, alcoholic beverages, activities, theme nights, hotel taxes and tips. Airfare is extra. When you book your Desire Pearl holiday with Castaways, your round trip airport transfers are included. Restrictions apply.
Desire Pearl is located on a stretch of secluded powdered sand beach, at the edge of the picturesque fishing village of Puerto Morelos. This clothing optional venue an upscale beach side resort less than a mile north of Puerto Morelos, about 25 minutes south of the Cancun International Airport down a 4-lane super highway Mexico # 307. The area has an array of attractions that are within easy reach of the resort such as some of the most significant Mayan archeological sites including Chichen Itza and Tulum, a vast network of underground rivers, over 100 “cenotes” (sacred pools of clear, calm water) cave diving, scuba diving and snorkeling on Great Maya Reef and deep sea fishing. Make sure you take time to visit Puerto Morelos and its town square…it’s a quaint little village with some fun and interesting shops around the square and on the side streets 2-4 blocks north and south of the town square.
Desire Pearl was designed by Luis Segura, the architect from Monterrey,Mexico who was intrigued by Puerto Morelos, the small fishing village famous for secluded, uncrowded white sand beaches. Rumor has it that Jimmy Buffett wrote the song “Margaritaville” in Puerto Morelos but…..who really knows?
Features: Superb location in Mexico’s hottest destination • Secluded and private • Ages 21+ only • Sensual, no-pressure couples only adventure • Clothing-optional pool and Jacuzzi Lounge with translucent, open-air shower • Picturesque beach-side location with private, secluded area shaded by palapas, and beach beds for au natural sunbathing.
Castaways comments: Desire Pearl is one of our personal favorites. Service, quality, an anxious to please attitude and constant improvement of the product and experiences is ongoing. Management and staff are overall a cut above most similar resorts.
DESIRE PEARL, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico,
Costera Norte, Lote 1 Sm. 10 Mz. 26, Puerto Morelos C.P. 77580 Riviera Maya, Mexico
Direct Dial to Resort in Mexico (from North America) 011-52-998-872-8060
From other countries: (52)-998-872-8060
Here’s a PDF version with an aerial showing the building layout of the resort
Here are some YouTube “walkaround” videos shot by a guest – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 (external links)
Virtual Tour of Desire Pearl
Here’s a listing of room categories by building (pdf format)
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Desire Pearl is about 20-25 minutes south of the Cancun airport on the beach north of a fishing village called Puerto Morelos, location of the original Caribbean Reef Club many of you may have visited. Puerto Morelos, a non-touristy town of about 3.000, is the first settlement south of Cancun city. Another popular tourist area, Playa del Carmen is another 20-30 minutes further south of the resort – so you’re secluded but close to most things for night life and shopping.
Passports are required for international air travel to all destinations outside the USA.
Cancun is a world-class vacation area, served by numerous airlines from North America, South America and Europe. Both scheduled air carriers as well as charter flights fly to Cancun with frequent service from just about anywhere.
Taxis are plentiful at the airport and all major rental car companies are located at the Cancun airport. A shuttle from the airport is provided free of charge by Castaways Travel (exceptions may apply for groups). You can arrange for this shuttle service in advance via Castaways Travel. NOTE: If you make your own way to the resort, taxi rates are typically fixed prices for transportation to/from the airport. Puerto Morelos has taxis that serve the Desire Pearl Resort, just a few minutes from the town’s square.
Water taxis to and from Cozumel are also available from the local port, from Playa del Carmen and from Cancun. Water taxi tickets can be purchased right at the dock. High speed water taxi service is available from the pier in downtown Playa del Carmen. Frequent bus service to other parts of Mexico is also available in Playa del Carmen at the terminal located downtown on 5th Avenue and Juarez Street.
RESORT FEATURES & ALL INCLUSIVE ITEMS
* Personalized check-in, including welcome glass of sparkling wine
* Accommodations: Rooms, Suites, and Penthouses with luxurious Ocean or Garden Views
* All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
* Premium alcoholic beverages, fine house wines, beer and refreshments (Premium brands available at extra cost)
* Hotel taxes and tips
* Food and beverage service available 24 hours
* Around the clock, 24-hour Room Service, service charge extra (subject to change without notice)
* Day & evening entertainment programs including Theme Nights(See AMBIANCE below)
* Clothing-optional oceanfront swimming pools with social activities
* Two restaurants, including gourmet dining: International, Mexican & Asian; Poolside Lunch; Daytime & evening snacks
* Three bars
* Beach beds facing the ocean front
* Beach and pool concierge service
* Disco and Jacuzzi Club
* Spa with sauna, steam room and a full menu of spa treatments ($) for an extra charge
* Fully Equipped Gym & Spa
* Clothing-optional beach
* Water sports (non – motorized) SCUBA diving available for an extra charge.
* Logo shop
* Exclusive wine and liquor list available for purchase of Premium brands-Extra cost
* Internet access, fax machine and printer: Extra charge (Subject to change without notice)
* WiFi service for certain room categories and in the lobby. Subject to change without notice
* Tour desk for local tours
* Taxi and limo service 24/7 available for extra charge
Non-motorized water sports will offer an option for lots of action while staying at this clothing optional, couples only resort. And an extensive variety of sports include: yoga lessons, sensual aquafitness, water polo, basketball, beach or naked volleyball, along with other games around the beach and pool.
Other adult mischief ranges from sexy darts, belly dance lessons, pole dance to the famous exclusive couples only contest “Desire Time”, the activity team of Desire Pearl Resort & Spa Riviera Maya organizes these events.
Set on more than 8,600 square feet, the SPA at Desire Pearl is surrounded by the beautiful Caribbean sea and green jungle. Six spacious spa rooms are available for numerous beauty and health treatment services. Plus, the intimate Spa Couples Suite, with private lounge and jacuzzi terrace, allow treatments to be enjoyed with your significant other. Spa facilities include a sauna, steam room, Swiss shower, cold plunge pool and a large warm whirlpool, as well as a waiting area where a healthy variety of organic tea and bottled water are served. Therapists use a selection of different essential oils and aromas provide facial treatments, massages or exclusive couples treatments.
Complementing Zen-like relaxation; Yoga, Pilate’s, stretching and meditation sessions are performed under the property’s open air Palapa. And for a great workout, the gym offers fitness equipment including weights, fitness machines, glides, elliptical and stationary bikes.
Fantasy Dinners Special exotic Fantasy dinners are available for an extra charge.; Here are some options: For more information, click each Fantasy.
PRIVATE PLAY ROOM
THE TERRACE OF PASSION FOR DINNER
SENSUAL COUPLES MASSAGE
SEDUCTIVE AND EXCITING
Bars & Libations
At Agave, you’re located adjacent to the center of nightlife: Right outside the disco, this bar is the spot to socialize with other couples and your significant other.
The Wet Spot
“The Wet Spot” is the pool bar.
This bar provides guests with views of the Caribbean in a relaxed environment.
Desire Pearl Resort & Spa Riviera Maya features a clothing-optional Jacuzzi Club where you can let go and let it all hang out.
For couples only privacy, the Sin Room is the adult playroom at Desire Pearl. Decorated with dark windows, lounge beds and carpet, the Sin Room is the place where it’s couples in/couples out.
Disco Night Club
Desire Pearl Resort & Spa Riviera Maya features Obsession, a unique disco where you can enjoy a Mexican Caribbean beat with a DJ’s mix of music nightly. See Theme Nights below. ALERT: Themes are subject to change without notice.
Theme Nights/Dress Codes ALERT: Themes are subject to change without notice.
Monday BARE AS YOU DARE
Tuesday DESIRE UNIVERSITY
Wednesday DESIRE MANSION
Thursday GLAMOROUS PARTY
Friday GLOW PARTY
Saturday EROTIC CIRCUS
Sunday MASQUERADE BALL
MONDAY Dress code: Anything but Clothes
Singing with Live Band
The best Chippendale
At the Disco, anything goes
TUESDAY Dress code: School Girls and Naughty Professors
Live DJ Pool Party
Lust in the School” The show
WEDNESDAY Dress code: Playboy Bunnies & Millionaires
• Naughty Girls of Desire Show
THURSDAY Dress code: Dress to impress
• I heart Strippers, the performance
FRIDAY Dress code: Nen & Sexy White
“70’s’ Beat” Show
SATURDAY Dress code: Dazzling Red & Black
• “Rouge Circus”
SUNDAY Dress code: Mask and Lingerie / Sexy Black
• Lingerie Fashion Show
• The check-in time is at 03:00 pm and the check out time at 11:00 am. However, the guests will have an hour allowance to check out until 12:00 pm.
• Appropriate attire is required in restaurants.
• Due to the nature of our Resort, please respect all guests. Photos with cameras, cell-phones or videotaping in public areas are STRICTLY
• Please refrain from overt sexual activities in public areas.
• Please treat all guests with the utmost respect, and remember the Golden Rule: “NO” means “NO.”
• Guests are allowed to reserve the Palapa Beds, referring to guest service. Leaving your belongings does not reserve the beds or beach chairs. If belongings are found in a non-reserved place without their proper owner, they will be sent to our Lost & Found box at the front desk.
• The Hotel is not responsible for lost items not deposited in your room’s safety deposit box.
• We are proud to provide you with a safe, open- minded environment in which you may fully enjoy your Desire vacation. However, it is a firm company policy that all staff members are strictly forbidden from interacting intimately or drinking with guests; to do so will result in their immediate dismissal.
If you are unsure of a destination, or not sure if you will easily meet people when you get there, our group trips are the perfect answer. We’ve been there, we know what to do, where to go, and generally how to get the most for your dollar. PLUS… most of the time we have special contract rates for our Group Trips (but you have to contact us directly as these prices do not show up in the online booking engines.
Use this link from our parent company, Fox Travel/American Express rep. to pre-book your excursions, tours and sight seeing before you arrive at the resort. Typically, tours and sight seeing include pick up at your hotel. See: Pre-book Sight Seeing
With the hotel close to everything, you can choose from many activities when you leave the resort. Desire Pearl Resort & Spa Riviera Maya Tour Desk can book your off site tours such as: diving, dive with the dolphins, city tours, shopping in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, couples only tours and many more alternatives. Here’s just a partial list of things to do:
Shopping in Cancun, cruising the bars/discos/clubs in Playa del Carmen or Cancun, snorkeling and swimming in the natural lagoons at Xcaret or Xel-ha to the south, visiting the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza to the northwest or Tulum to the south, fishing or diving on the Mayan Reef, the second longest barrier reef in the world, extending all the way to Belize. Optional escorted tours with driver and guide can be arranged at the resort, with transportation that will pick you up right at the resort for your guided tour.
Or, choose to swim with the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin just off the beach or ride horseback in the nearby jungle. If you want to see more of the area, you can go down to Playa del Carmen and catch a water taxi to cross the channel to Cozumel for about $12-$15/person/one way (prices subject to change without notice). Trip takes about 30-45 minutes, depending upon the weather….or if the waves are running high. Deep sea/bill fishing and SCUBA diving can be arranged from the hotel, too. Did You Know…
Castaways Travel KNOWS the surrounding area,including Cancun and Playa del Carmen to help you plan to get the most out of your holiday in and around Desire and the local areas.
You can’t get lost on 5th Avenue… the street only runs 10-15 blocks and is arguably the “heart” of “Playa.” There are numerous other places to hang your hat in Playa including Sr. Frogs, the Blue Parrot plus lots of other hang out. Cancun has its share of night life including the Krystal and other night clubs.
Restaurants serve a variety of gourmet, signature dishes in an upscale, adult environment. Snacks, poolside fare and drinks are also included. Room service available for a small extra charge.
See Romantic Dinners and Exotic Dining Experiences for a couple below.
Pearl is the name of the gourmet aphrodisiac fusion restaurant featuring international cuisine, with ingredients that are recognized as the most aphrodisiac ones, such as shellfish, chocolate, strawberries, to name a few.
À la carte dinner from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Dress code for dinner: Elegant- Men wear long pants, sleeved and collared shirts. Men’s sandals are not accepted. Women wear sensual night outfits.
Late snack from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am.
No reservations required.
Jade – A Sushi offering
Above the Aphrodite ocean side restaurant, the Jade restaurant featuring Asian/fusion cuisine is open certain days of the week and requires reservations in advance. Check with Guest Relations once you arrive for opening times (offer subject to change).
Wine Cellar (adjacent to Pearl Restaurant)
This romantic, six guest little bistro is available with reservations for special occasions, private party, birthdays or anniversaries and operates on the same time schedule as Pearl. Extra fee for use. Reservations required. Please see Guest Services or Concierge for reservations. Dinners in the Wine Cellar USD $150/couple (Rates not guaranteed – subject to change)
Aphrodite beach side restaurant (facing the beach and pool side)
Aphrodite is an international restaurant featuring an ocean view, beach side atmosphere. Having been designed with the most modern décor and accents in white and blue shades, every corner of the venue harmonizes with the beauty of the setting that faces the the Caribbean.
A buffet bar line gives you the extra room and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner lots of options. Choose your favorites from the buffets or order the specialties of your preference from the à la carte menus available for each dining opportunity.
Breakfast buffet from 7:00 am to 11:00 am.
Lunch à la carte & buffet from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Dress code: Casual.
Dinner from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Dress code for dinner: Sensual elegant- Ladies: Revealing outfits and gentlemen: No shorts, sleeveless shirts or men’s sandals.
No reservations required.
Candlelight dinners on the beach are available for an extra cost. Reservations required in advance. Contact Guest Services or Concierge for details, pricing and scheduling
Fantasy Dinners Special exotic Fantasy dinners are available for an extra charge.; Here are some options: For more information, contact Castaways Travel to schedule any of these.
PRIVATE PLAY ROOM
THE TERRACE OF PASSION FOR DINNER
SENSUAL COUPLES MASSAGE
SEDUCTIVE AND EXCITING
Romantic Dinner by the Sea : This dinner is composed of a special 5 course set menu. It’s served either at the gazebo at the end of the pier or beach front inside the cabanas. The dinner is USD $150/couple. (Rates not guaranteed – subject to change)
Dinners at the Wine Restaurant The wine cellar dinner has a regular price of USD $200/couple. Repeat guests may enjoy a reduced rate, depending upon your visits. This is an extra service that includes a special wine and food pairing menu, therefore, there is an extra charge.
Agave Lobby Bar
LUSH, the pool bar (swim up)
Jacuzzi Lounge & Wet Spot Bar (in the hot tub…don’t miss it)
Obsession night, bar and private Sin Room lounge
Room service menus available for dining from the privacy of your own suite 24 hours a day. Breakfast in bed, have a delicious lunch overlooking the pool from your room in the afternoon or plan a fun night in with your favorite companion (s). A small fee is added for room service except for the Penthouse guests.
Room rates and discounts subject to change without notice. Room rates are not guaranteed until a deposit has been paid.
Selected fine woods and materials are used to design the most comfortable furnishings that, along with our exclusive organic bath amenities, ample living areas, exclusive, sensual amenities and our staff’s warm attentive, but discreet service will contribute to the most superb clothing optional resort experience of your lives. .
• 300 thread-count Premium Cotton Bed Sheets
• Pillow Menu for your ultimate comfort
• Private Balcony or Terrace with Hammock (some with Sun Lounge Area)
• Spacious Living Area (Separate Living Area in Master Suites & Penthouses)
• International Cable TV and DVD/CD Player
• In-room Safe
• Enhanced turn-down service with complementary Mexican Handcraft Gift
• Premium Cotton Bath Robes and Slippers
• Twice-a-day Daily Housekeeping Service
• Two Telephones (in room and bathroom)
• Data Port on Telephone
• Air-conditioning with individual Climate Control
• Alarm clock and radio
• Ceiling Fan
• Minibar Service
• Liquor and Wine Menu (Available under request at extra cost)
• Exclusive Organic Bath Amenities
• Separate Shower and Bathtub
32 Ocean View Rooms (473 square feet or 44.54 square meters) are elegantly appointed while maintaining a sensual, luxurious environment, perfect to ensure you and your partner days and nights full of passion. Adding even more seduction to your clothing optional vacation, this beautiful and intimate room features a choice of one king bed or two double beds, balcony or terrace with hammock and sitting area. Other luxuries include a bathroom that has a separate shower and bathtub, provided with exclusive personal bath amenities. The mini bar is refilled every day with soft drinks (2 Cokes, 2 Diet Cokes, 2 Sprites, 4 Lts. of water) and 2 beers (Modelo).
13 Junior Suites – Surrounding you with a sensual and passion-evoking atmosphere, the Junior Suite will complement all the amenities of the hotel that are ideal for you to enjoy the most seductive clothing optional vacation in the Mexican Caribbean.
With a selection of one king bed or two queen size beds, this spacious and beautifully appointed suite features a sitting area, private balcony or terrace for relaxing or dining: Full bathroom, appointed with exclusive personal bath amenities, shower and a separate bathtub that overlooks the room through shuttered doors. The mini bar is refilled every day with: 2 Cokes, 2 Diet Cokes, 2 Sprites, 4 Lts. of water and 2 beers (Modelo).
31 Master Suites – This sensual suite boasts more than 750 square feet (70 square meters) of space, offering a large bedroom with either a King size bed or two Queen size beds, a roomy sitting area, balcony or terrace. It also offers a mini bar that is refilled every day with soft drinks (2 Cokes, 2 Diet Cokes, 2 Sprites, 4 Lts. of water) and 2 beers (Modelo). The full bathroom with shower and a separate bathtub overlooks the room through shuttered doors. A separate living room area with balcony or terrace, bar, 42” plasma TV, a work area and another full bathroom add to the functionality and grace of this suite.
5 Master Suites with Plunge Pool – This sensual suite boasts more than 750 square feet (70 square meters) of space, offering a large bedroom with either a King sized bed or two Queen size beds, a roomy sitting area where you will find a minibar that is provided with soft drinks (2 Cokes, 2 Diet Cokes, 2 Sprites, 4 Lts. of water) and 2 beers (Modelo).
Other luxuries include a balcony or terrace, and a full bathroom with shower and a separate bathtub overlooking the room through shuttered doors.
In addition, these Master Suites offer you the privacy of your own terrace, sun-lounge beds and a plunge pool from where you can enjoy the most dazzling views of the Caribbean Sea.
7 Penthouse Passion Suites with Plunge Pool – This exceptional 904 square foot (84 square meter) one bedroom Penthouse offers a wide variety of amenities, inspiring ocean views and unparalleled luxury.
The Penthouse has been provided with a Premium Minibar Service that include: peanuts, M&Ms, soft drinks (2 Cokes, 2 Diet Cokes, 2 Sprites and 2 bottles of Schweppes Tonic Water, 2 Perriers, 4 bottles of Fiji Water 500ml), 2 beers (Modelo Premium) and liquour (Chivas Regal 750ml, 750ml Jack Daniel’s, Absolut Vodka 750ml, Tequila Don Julio Reposado 750ml and Bailey’s 750ml).
With impeccable Mexican-Contemporary decor and an intimate ambiance, this exclusive suite is the perfect, intimate getaway for couples looking to rekindle the passion.
Its separate living room area offers splendid ocean views and access to a private 753 sq. feet (70 sq. meters) wide panoramic terrace featuring its own plunge pool and double chaise lounge to enjoy magic sunsets with your partner.
ALL INCLUSIVE FEATURES (included in room tariff)
• Accommodations: Ocean Front Rooms, Junior Suites, Master Suites and Penthouses, all of them provided with luxurious amenities
• Personalized check-in, including a welcome glass of sparkling wine
• All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• Dining at 2 specialty restaurants: International, Mexican & Asian
• Poolside Lunch
• Daytime & late night snacks
• Premium alcoholic beverages, fine house wines, beer and refreshments
• Food and beverage service available 24 hours
• Around the clock, 24-hour Room Service, service charge.
• Day & evening entertainment programs
• Non-motorized water sports
• Hotel taxes and tips
SERVICES WITH AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE
• Spa with massages for couples
• Sauna and jacuzzi in the spa
• Romantic Dinner
Desire Group Trips
Don’t forget to check out our group trip listings to see what’s Group Trips are coming up for Desire Riviera Maya Resort and other resort trips as well. Our Group Trips are a BLAST, and often save you money.
↑↑↑ Desire Pearl is one of our personal favorites. Service, quality, an anxious to please attitude and constant improvement of the product and experiences is on going. Management and staff are overall a cut above most similar resorts.
↑↑↑ The physical property itself is one of the most beautiful resorts we’ve visited.
↑↑↑ A Scuba Shop is on site. Diving is optional and extra cost.
↑↑↑ Nice to be close to the airport
↓ Pearl Restaurant count may need to be increased when occupancy is high. Expect a wait time for dining at the Pearl Restaurant from about 7:30 – 8:30 PM
↓ The beaches in Mexico are public so the beach in front of the resort is not totally private. You may choose the pool instead for nude sunbathing and pool side activities.
Couples only, 21 years of age +. Most guests average in ages from early 30s to 60s with most in the middle.
Best Time To Go
Just about year round. Late summer – August and September – can be more humid and prone to tropical storms in the Caribbean. Also remember that this is Mexico and while even in the summer months there is usually a cooling breeze off the water, but once you go inland or into town… it can get really hot. Also remember that you’re in the tropics so you expect some rain anytime, anywhere, unannounced, year round.
• Wish the beach was totally private.
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