Desire Riviera Maya Resort & Spa – Puerto Morelos, Mexico – Cancun Area
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Desire Resort is an adults only, couples only liberal resort which opened in May 2003 near Puerto Morelos, Mexico, about 15-20 minutes from the Cancun International Airport.
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Desire Riviera Maya Resort is one of two Desire properties catering to hedonistic adult activity. If you don’t know what hedonistic might mean… you would be advised to call us first before booking this resort. But… suffice it to say… there may be a fairly “highly-charged” sensual atmosphere at the resort. The resort is promoted as welcoming only Male/Female Couples only. No singles, triples or quads permitted. But, typically in August, the resort may feature a promotion where a 3rd person (female) is welcome to share a room with a sponsoring couple (male/female).
Desire Riviera Maya Resort & Spa is about 12 miles southwest of the Cancun airport on the beach near a fishing village called Puerto Morelos.
Puerto Morelos, a non-touristy town of 2,500, is the first village 20 miles south of Cancun city. Another popular tourist area, Playa del Carmen is another 20 minutes further south of the resort – so you’re secluded but close to most things for night life and shopping, if you can’t find enough action at the resort.
U.S. Citizens: 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 and all major rental car companies are located at the Cancun airport. A shuttle from the airport is the cheapest way to reach the resort. You can arrange for shuttle service in the arrivals hall near the airport exit. Airport transfers can range from $30-$150/person, depending upon type of vehicle selected. Price subject to change without notice. Taxi rates are typically fixed prices for transportation from the airport. Puerto Morelos has taxis that serve the resort, just a few minutes from the town’s square.
Water taxis to and from Cozumel are also available from Playa del Carmen and from Cancun. Water taxi tickets can be purchased right at the dock.
Frequent bus service to other parts of Mexico is also available in Puerto Morelos at the terminal located downtown on 5th Avenue.
Desire Resort & Spa’s package is all inclusive which means all the following are provided for in one price.
• All meals (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner)
• “A la carte” dining at specialty restaurant (reservations required)
• Daytime snacks
• Drinks, wine, beer and refreshments
• Day & evening entertainment program
• Non-motorized water sports program (kayak, windsurf boards, sails & Catamaran)
• Tennis, ping-pong and board games
• Au-natural beach area
• Au-natural outdoor Jacuzzi and lounge area
• Use of sauna and steam-room
• Hotel taxes and tips
• 24 hour room service
• 24 hour food and beverage service
• Mini bar, bathrobes, CD players in all rooms
• DVD in Jacuzzi and Passion Suites
The resort’s spa includes additional services you can purchase such as beauty treatments, massages, manicures, pedicures, etc.
Electricity is 110v just like in the USA. You will need a converter/adapter if your appliances require 220v.
Some of the areas are au naturel or nude but most of the resort’s grounds do require some type of clothing. In those cases, the resort is CASUAL, with beachwear the norm from thongs to shorts. Most guys and girls wear shorts, T shirts, cover-ups, see throughs and polos for meals during the day but in the evenings you can expect anything and everything from casual to leather and lace depending on what the evenings theme may be. Some may actually “dress up” for dinner although it’s not required. Most combinations of undress are found on the beach and around the water sports areas.
Generally, the main pool, a large hot tub and lounging deck upstairs and a major portion of the beach are nude or clothing optional.
The basic amenities at the resort include:
• Ocean front swimming pool with social activities
• Four restaurants
• Snack bar poolside
• Five bars (Melange, Disco, Jacuzzi Lounge, Pool and Il’Piacere)
• Disco Lounge & on premises party room for couples only
• Au-natural outdoor Jacuzzi Lounge with sit down & swim-up bars
• Au-natural beach area
• Guest only-Couple Only playroom behind the disco bar
• Water sports (non-motorized)
• Desire Resort Logo Shop
• Ping pong tables
• Tennis court
• Premium wines and liquors available for purchase
• Honeymoon package available
All rooms have updated plumbing, water supply and air conditioning improvements.
See the RATES section for more about the 4 room categories available.
ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM:
Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya activities and entertainment program has been designed with fun and sensually themed activities both day and night lead by Desire Riviera Maya friendly Activities Team. If you are an active participant or just relaxed spectator, you are sure to be enticed by our playful and provocative program of sports, games and entertainment.
During the day, guests will enjoy a broad array of sport activities: yoga classes, sexy aqua fitness, water polo and basketball, beach and water volleyball and many more beach and pool games. For the more adventurous we offer sexy wishes, sexy darts, belly dance, pole dance lessons and the famous daily “Desire Time” couples only contests hosted by our Desire Riviera Maya Team that is sure to amuse, surprise and seduce even the most reserved of character.
The resort offers assistance with booking scuba diving tours and private clothing optional cruises for couples only.
Below is a “SAMPLE” of the activities available at the resort… Please note that these are a sample only and are subject to change at any time.
& SPA ACTIVITIES PROGRAM (Program Subject to change)
|10:00 Am||Stretching Class||Tropical Fest
|Stretching Class||Stretching Class||Stretching Class||Stretching Class||Stretching Class|
|10:00 Am||Relaxion Ritual|
|10:30 Am||Bocce Ball||Coco Bolo
& Horse Shoes
|Bocce Ball||Horse Shoes||Bocce Ball||Horse Shoes||Bocce Ball|
|11:00 Pm||Beach Volley/Water Basket Ball||Beach Volley/Water Polo||Beach/Water Volley Ball||Beach
|Beach Volley/Water Basket Ball||Beach Volley/Water Basket Ball||Beach Volley/Water Basket Ball|
|12:00 Pm||Water Aerobics||Tropical
|Water Polo||Water Aerobics||Water Aerobics||Water Polo||Water Aerobics|
|1:00 Pm||Desire Time||Desire Time||Desire Time||Desire Time||Desire Time||Desire Time||Desire Time|
|2:00 Pm||Ping-Pong||Crazy Darts||Ping-Pong||Crazy Darts||Ping-Pong||Crazy Darts||Ping-Pong|
|2:30 Pm||Trivia||Latin Dance Lesson||Bingo||Trivia||Bingo||Trivia||Bingo|
|3:00 Pm||Pool Game||Pool Game||Pool Game||Pool Game||Pool Game||Pool Game||Pool Game|
|3:30 Pm||Beach/Water Volley Ball||Tequila Villey Ball||Beach/Water Volley Ball||Beach/Water Volley
|Beach/Water Volley Ball||Beach/Water Volley Ball||Beach/Water Volley Ball|
|4:00 Pm||Staff Presentation/Club Dance||Staff Presentation/Club Dance|
DESIRE NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT
Monday – NAUGHTY SCHOOLGIRLS & COLLEGE NERDS
This will be your opportunity to look your best, socialize with other guests and have a blast with our unique Couples Contest and live Rock band. Be a naughty schoolgirl or the hottest College nerd, learning the lessons not taught at school, and don’t get amazed if you are punished for being so badly behaved. DRESS CODE: PLAID SKIRTS, NERD OUTFIT – SEXY SHOW IN THE DISCO
Tuesday – JACUZZI FOAM PARTY
In your sexiest suit, your own skin, get wet and let your sex appeal shine while our Jacuzzi Lounge is transformed into the most tantalizing party. There won’t be a better way to enjoy the most deliciously erotic part of your couples only getaway than experiencing our Tuesday night, the time when foam, passion and seduction will cover our Desire! DRESS CODE: Clothing optional.
Wednesday – LINGERIE & CHAMPAGNE NIGHT
Whether you join us in your choice for the occasion and rock our lingerie fashion show, or remain an avid spectator, your sheer outfits will help you reveal most of your hidden desires. That’s right, the dress code of the night will be sexy, sheer lingerie, provocative pajamas, hot boxers and of course the most tantalizing body painting counts too! DRESS CODE: LADIES – SEXY LINGERIE, GENTS – SEXY WHITE – SEXY CONTEST AT THE MELANGE BAR
Thursday – BRIGHT & TIGHT NIGHT
Don’t be shy, be creative with the shiny, eye-catching clothes you have and create the sexiest look of the night. Yes, this time, we just want you to put on a sexy, bright and tight outfit to join us in the Y disco that we will take care of the rest. To the heat of our ultraviolet lights, you will shine as your figures are highlighted in your most revealing and tight outfit. And guys, you are also invited to wear tight shirts and show off your muscles. This will be the night to let your passions glow in the dark and the seductive atmosphere of our clothing optional resort. DRESS CODE: SPANDEX, NEON COLORS, BOTH LADIES & GENTLEMEN
Friday – 007 CASINO NIGHT
Picture yourself placing your most daring bets and sipping a delicious martini while you enjoy the sexy twist of our Black Jack and Roulette. The surprises will continue as our Burlesque Show that will seduce your senses like never before. DRESS CODE: DRESS TO IMPRESS. JAMES BOND STYLE – SEXY AUCTION AT THE MELANGE BAR
Saturday – LEATHER & LACE NIGHT
Come to discover the most sensual environment and dress your part to be the queen of the fetish scene or the most desirable submissive. Party like there were no rules and experience new sensations with our dominatrix show that you yet to enjoy at Desire. Delicious and refreshing drinks, sensual bodies, erotic performances and the most alluring couples only atmosphere is some of the fun you can expect, the perfect opportunity to surrender to all your desires. DRESS CODE: Leather, latex & lace.
Sunday – STUDIO 54 NIGHT
Yes, this is the night to join us in our Melange Bar where Go-Go dancers will make your heart pound with their provocative moves and our live band won’t let you leave the dance floor, playing their upbeat disco music that will bring back to life the greatest hits of the 70’s and early 80’s. Sing your favorite songs, engage in our sexy contest, enjoy steamy performances, and don’t forget to wear all the classic attire of those decades with the shine and color only seen back. Then be prepared for a night that will blow your mind away! DRESS CODE: BACK IN THE DAY, 54 DISCO STYLE – SEXY PERFORMANCE IN THE DISCO
NOTE: The resort has costumes and clothing for sale or rent in theBoutique/Logoshop to match the night themes..
ALERT: Theme nights are subject to change without notice. If theme nights are important to you, let us know so the current schedule can be determined….but please be forewarned: Themes can change in the middle of the week.
A few more reminders from the Resort:
• Appropriate dress attire is required in restaurants.
• Due to the nature of our Resort, please respect all guests. Photos or videotaping in public areas is NOT permitted.
• 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.”
• The reservation of the Palapa Beds is not permitted. If belongings are found on the beds or beach chairs, they will be sent to the front desk as Lost & Found.
• The Hotel is not responsible for lost items left out of the safety deposit box.
• The resort is proud to provide you with a secure, open- minded climate 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 with guests; to do so will result in their immediate dismissal.
JACUZZI FOAM PARTY (Resort’s description… who writes this stuff?)
“The Party at Desire!” just took on a new meaning. Each Tuesday, Desire sets the mood for a different erotic night. The Disco will be closed to take the night to another level. The world famous Roof Top Jacuzzi Lounge will be the perfect place to forget about your inhibitions and join bubbling Desire Party, where the best music, sensual and erotic dancers, aphrodisiac cocktails and adult fun will reign. NOTE: This event is subject to change without notice.
Here are the Top 5 suggestions from repeat guests at Desire Resort Riviera Maya:
1 • Have your bathing suit handy
Pack your bathing suit and a change of beachwear in your carry on luggage so if you arrive early, leave your bags at reception, change your travel clothes and enjoy the pool and beach before you move into your room once it’s cleaned and refreshed.
2 • Enjoy a last minute Spa treatment before heading home
If you have a late flight back home, stay at the hotel until you just have to leave. Although check-out is 12 noon, continue to enjoy all the facilities at the hotel before your departure. Have a relaxing shower and change in the Spa; leave your luggage in reception once you check out of your room.
3 • Be ready to party
Make the most of your stay, review the program of activities, theme nights and entertainment prior arrival. Bring costumes or suitable clothing to fully enjoy the nightly themes.
4 • Plan and book your dinners and tours upon arrival
Review the weekly dinner program upon arrival with guest services. A different buffet is offered every night and for A La Carte restaurants, make your reservations upon arrival. Check the tour desk for optional activities and events off site.
5 • Attend the resort’s Meet and Greet
If this is the first time you’ve visited Desire, attend the management cocktail reception each Tuesday at 6:30 PM to meet the resort’s executive staff and other guests.
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. 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 $8-$12/person/round trip (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.
For a fun night life experience in Playa del Carmen at an upscale watering hole and guest hotel, try the Deseo Bar & Cantina off of 5th Avenue. A slick place to be sure and not just the same old thing as you would find “bar hopping.” Ask any local there where the Deseo is located. 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. Have fun!
Desire Riviera Maya offers the following dining and “libation” options. (Days of operation and schedules vary by season)
El Arrecife: The main restaurant open for breakfast & dinner buffet style is now air-conditioned and the entire restaurant has new floors, buffet lines, furniture and decoration.
Tentazione: This restaurant formerly serving Mexican Cuisine is now a new Italian Restaurant fully remodeled.
Suki: This is a new specialty restaurant with Asian cuisine and sushi bar.
Sahlo: This restaurant & cocktail bar which serves fine international cuisine maintains its flair and decoration.
Coconut Snack & Grill: The area open for lunch and snacks is re-designed to be more functional and is new.
Room Service: Enjoy Desire’s deliciously complete menus from the privacy of your own guest room 24 hours a day. Snuggle up for breakfast in bed, have a leisurely lunch in the late afternoon or simply plan for a romantic night in with your favorite guest.
Restaurants* Days of operation will vary as per weather conditions.
Melange Lobby Bar: Now completely transformed as the “Desire Lounge”, re-designed to become a beautiful lounge area with bar service and beds for clients to enjoy. This area includes the second swimming pool now transformed and features two water mirrors and lounge area.
Nude Jacuzzi Lounge Bar: A clothing optional Jacuzzi lounge & bar reserved exclusively for guests. (Jacuzzi accommodates up to 30 people)
L’Alternative Disco Lounge: Dance the night away and enjoy making new friends. NOTE: There is an on-premises party area for couples in the “back room” behind the disco stage.
Special offers apply to certain travel dates and seasons. An Early Booking Discount offer may apply to certain travel dates. NOTE: Discounts typically apply to the Garden View room accommodations. Please ask your Castaways travel counselor about these and other specials that may apply to your date of travel.
See the room diagram at right for room locations & categories >>>
Room rates vary seasonally and are subject to change without notice as are the special offers the resort promotes occasionally. Typically, room rates may vary from about $200/person/night up to $400/person/night. Prices subject to change without notice. NOTE: Reservations made On Line do not included airport transfers…. they’re extra.
Standard View Room
Desire’s lowest priced rooms are really Garden view rooms with smaller square footage included in the accommodation. All other Desire services are included. The Standard View rooms are generally excluded from seasonal sales and early booking offers.
Garden View Room or Ocean View Room
The resort describes them as “Exquisitely decorated Villa Rooms offering lush garden view or ocean view featuring: King or Queen beds, Air conditioning, Satellite TV and Music selection, Telephone, Safety deposit box, Bathroom with shower, Coffee maker, Blow dryer and Balcony or terrace.”
The resort describes them as having: One king bed, Air conditioning, Satellite TV and Music selection, Telephone, Safety deposit box, Spacious bathroom with Jacuzzi large enough for two couples, Coffee maker, Blow dryer, Welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, Use of bathrobes , and a Balcony or terrace.
The resort describes them as containing a Bedroom with King bed, Sensual living room connecting with the bedroom, Daily Continental Breakfast on terrace, Daily afternoon Hors d’ oeuvres with sparkling wine on terrace, Air conditioning, Satellite TV and Music selection, Telephone, Electronic safety deposit box, Coffee maker, Blow dryer, Spacious bathroom complete with a Jacuzzi large enough for two couples, Welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, Use of bathrobes, Spacious ocean view terrace suitable for leisurely breakfast and romantic dinners.
NOTE: Special offers apply to certain travel dates and seasons. Early booking offers apply to certain travel dates. Please ask your travel counselor about these and other specials that may apply to your date of travel.
Room Count: 34 Ocean view, 16 Standard 48 Garden-view, 4 Jacuzzi Suites with Ocean View and 2 Jacuzzi Suites with Garden View, 10 Oceanfront Passion Suites
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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.
↔ The consensus of most of our clients seems to be: You will love it or hate it, depending upon the amount of fun you have or what type of experience you’re looking for. Couples looking for a liberal atmosphere and sensual ambiance may find it at Desire, while others may judge the experience to be “over the top.”.
↔ The resort can be a bit crowded if it’s sold out especially if a group is on site when you’re there on your vacation. If no group is in house, the resort can be somewhat tame by comparison.
↑↑↑ The liberal atmosphere specifically catering to hedonistic couples attracts its share of the market….especially when an adults only group is in the resort.
↑↑↑ Room rates for Garden and Ocean view accommodations are priced at those comparable to similar adults only Jamaican resorts such as Couples, Swept Away and Hedonism.
↑↑↑ The roof top hot tub and disco party room are the most likely places for adult fun.
↑↑↑ Desire is close to the airport and near lots of sight seeing on the Yucatan Peninsula
↑↑↑ The roof top hot tub and disco party room are the most likely places for adult fun.
↔ Desire has a Time Share program that you might want might… or might not want to consider. See this report
Guest ages are likely to vary from the lower 20s to over 60, with most in their 30’s to 50’s. Couples Only.
Best Time To Go
Just about year round. Late summer – August and September – can be more humid and prone to hurricanes in the Caribbean. Also remember that this is Mexico and while even in the summer months there is usually a cooling breeze off of 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 should expect some rain anytime, anywhere, unannounced.
• Hey, just get it over with… just make the entire resort clothing-optional and be done with it!
• Wish the resort was bigger. (Desire may be sold out often’ when it is at its max of 110 couples, the pool and dining facilities pool side can get crowded.)
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