NoKidsYet Trip Report (long) & Pics

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  1. Ryan & Kristin

    Ryan & Kristin Enthusiast Registered Member

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    I realize I may be harsh on the resort, but I want everyone to know that I had a blast meeting such wonderful people there. Also, I tried to capture the fun in the pics, but a lot of them had nudity and I realize we all have lives outside of TTR so I didn't add many. If anyone see's a pic that needs to be deleted, please let me know. Here it is:

    Temptation Trip Report

    Day 1: Kristin and I arrived at Temptation around 630pm on Friday. Our room was near the sexy pool, but with a view of the highway. Not so nice, but I knew we wouldn’t be spending much time there, so I was over it. The room smelled of mildew and there were a few ants, but we figured it was Mexico and so we didn’t complain. We were starving from our four hour flight and immediately went to El Embarcadero for dinner. The food was fine, nothing to brag about, but then again it quenched our hunger pains so it was perfect. We thought we had missed the booze cruise because we got in late, and in fact we did because we saw a group of guest walking towards the boat and realized we could have made the booze cruise. Nevertheless, we chilled the first night, had a few drinks, and went into nice shoes. The Nice shoes event was a men’s stripper contest and this fellow named Michael from England, who was at least 60 yrs old and possible a bit mental, was hilarious. Michael participated in every event possible. We laughed and had a few drinks with John and Kim, who we met from the forum, then decided to call it a night. Kim was a trooper because she had recently been in a car accident and her knee was bum, but she never let it get in the way of her partying. Around 12 we called it a night and tried to make a baby. It was a perfect start to a wonderful vacation.

    Day 2: I was restless and didn’t sleep all that well so I decided to watch drunk people coming home from the clubs at 5am. To my surprise, I watched the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen. I sat on the beach and for 5 minutes watched the sun peak out of the ocean and shine in all its glory. I returned to the room and fell back asleep for a bit. Apparently I was excited, because I rose by 7, worked out at the gym for an hour, ate breakfast, and then sorted out dinner reservations for the Italian restaurant that many of you had previously recommended. I also let the front desk know about our room condition. On the way to our room I noticed people were saving chairs around the pool, so I decided to claim two loungers that had an umbrella.
    I headed down to the pool around 930am solo while Kristin was waking up. I played beach volleyball with some other guest until she arrived. I also started looking for familiar faces that posted an avatar on the forum. I became obsessed with the “Find that Couple” game. “Oh! That’s Infidel….Oh that’s Ken and Joyce!” and then I would introduce Kristin and myself. I think we found everyone. The pool was fun, we just took it all in, and met as many people as we could. The waterpolo game was great. Finally, we met up with Mark and Ashley, who were the last couple that we couldn’t find. Mark and Ashley turned out to be our vacation best friends along with Jason and Gabi. That evening we ate at Italian and were not disappointed. We met up with our new friends at Nice shoes and we partied at all night long at Bulldogs that evening. Everyone looked sooo hot, the music was right, and we attempted to kill our liver with the amount of booze we drank. Kristin and I ended back at TTR around 330am and tried to make a baby.

    Day 3: I was freak’n pumped from the night before to see everyone again at the pool. I am addicted to the energy of partying. Everyone realized that Kristin and I are a bit competitive and that evidently became apparent to the rest of the guests very early on. Everything can become a game for us. Sunday became Sunday Funday (or Sunday drink your face off day) and we played volleyball in the sports pool, naked bingo (not really naked thank god), chicken fights, swim races and introduced Flip Cup to TTR. If you have never played flip cup it’s a blast. It’s a drinking relay race and we played girls vs boys. The boys lost a few times and unfortunately had to take extra shots. Bummer…hahahahaha. Man, Sunday Funday was a blast. By the way, I lost my wedding ring that day playing volleyball or something. Thank you to those 40 people that looked for my ring in and around the pool.
    That evening I took a 1 hour power nap and then Kristin and I ate at the Asian restaurant at 730pm. We were still drunk, so we did our best to scarf down as much food and water before meeting up with everyone at Nice shoes at 9. At Nice shoes we watched the cast perform their dance and then we headed to Daddy Rock’s. We rocked Daddy Rocks! The girls did the booty shaking contest and 5 of the top 3 were from our group. I have great stories from that night that hopefully I will be able to share when we come back and meet other great folks. Sam, Gabi, and Jason you guys were a blast.
    Unfortunately, Kristin and I returned to more ants in our room and a big ass cockroach that was half dead. Did I mention the mildew smell too? We looked past the dead cockroach ended the night trying to make a baby.

    Day4: Well we rocked Daddy Rocks, but I lost my wingman. Kristin couldn’t recover from the nights festivities. Day 4 turned out to be mellow. I had our room changed. Kristin slept most of the day and I chatted with friends. Most of our friends left Monday morning too. Unfortunately, our new room had a problem with the air conditioning and water began to leak from the ceiling. I complained yet another time. Temptation was receptive and fixed the problem; however, I was a bit bummed that I had to waste time complaining. That evening I lost “Goose,” my wingman, so while Kristin slept I caught up on my trip report. We took a day off from the baby making and I gave her time to recover for a much anticipated booze cruise we were invited to for Day 5.

    Day5: Refreshed, Kristin and I awoke to meet friends for breakfast and then headed out on our Catamaran Cruise. Today we cruised on Catamaran Fiona which was a two bedroom beautiful catamaran. The ocean was phenomenal and the company was fantastic. The Infidel (aka Mitchell) was in rare form! We baked in the sun drinking margaritas and beer, snorkeled, toured Isla Mujeres on a golf cart, and we skinny dipped in the Caribbean Ocean. Words can’t describe the amazing time we had.
    By 530pm we returned back to Temptation and more fun ensued. A group of British boys arrived and as we hung out at the pool and the late afternoon became very lively as we played drinking games. We taught them Flip Cup and they taught us “Yeehaa.” Somehow in our drunken stupor a male from Wales, who shall remain nameless, said that he would drink anything even pee. “What?” I said, “You will take a shot of pee?” The male says, “I was a soldier in Wales, I will drink anything.” So I say, “Kristin can you pee in a cup please.” And sure enough our nameless soldier downed a cup of urine followed by a shot of alcohol. Whoa! That story circulated around the resort like wild fire. Weird, but good times. 3 pics of that guy at the bottom of page 5 of our pics.

    That evening a few of us broke away from the resort trip to Senor Frogs and we ended up at Coco Bongo. Coco Bongo was cool, but we were looking more for a club atmosphere not a show. We called it early that night and returned to Temptation around 1am and had a cheeseburger. I wasn’t feeling too well, so we went to sleep.

    Day6: I woke up with a sinus headache and bubble guts. For some reason I think the low quality alcohol coupled with unusual eating habits finally caught up with me as it did Kristin. Kristin and I headed down to meet the usual suspects at breakfast, but I could not eat yet. From now on I will never come to Mexico without stomach medicine. We hung out at the pool and said goodbye to everyone until 2pm. By 3pm we arrived at Paradisus Resort for a little R and R.

    First Timers Conclusion: Temptation Resort in our opinion is a 3 Star Resort and failed to meet many of our basic resort amenity and customer service standards. We experienced dirty towels, insects in our room, dirty silverware and glasses, and a phone that worked sometimes. The resort seemed more content on quick fixes and finding ways to mask the problem, rather than taking the time to fix it and make it perfect. Similarly, this was also evident with the poor craftsmanship of the remodel of the resort. For instance, our shower floor sloped the wrong direction, so the water would not drain unless you pushed it over towards the drain with your foot. When we changed rooms the manager ensured us that she would take care of us with a special gift in the morning. That never happened, nor did anyone follow up with us. If they would have followed up with us we would have told them that the AC began to leak again (in a new spot) and we used a trash can to catch the water. By that time, I knew it was a waste of time to complain.

    On the other hand, despite all the negatives, we discovered that what make’s Temptation Resort special are the guests. Some many new friends opened their arms to us and embraced Kristin and I as friends right away. We never experienced a vacation like this before where we met some many people. Friends whom I know we will remain in contact with. Secondly, the Sexy pool is lots of fun and the Activities Staff keep it a lively atmosphere. Omar and the rest of the staff keep the party going. I hope that in the future Temptation Resort hires a few more cocktail waitresses and creates a bar menu for guest to eat near the pool. I hated leaving the pool area to eat lunch. Hahahahaha. Despite some negatives, we would look past them to hang out with you all again. We had a blast!


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    Cheers,
    Ryan & Kristin
     
  2. C5xcitmt

    C5xcitmt Regular Registered Member

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    Great trip report....the honesty was nice :) Glad you enjoyed yourselves.
     
  3. JanetteNAl

    JanetteNAl Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Awesome report and great pics. Thanks for making us feel like we've been there already...

    ...still hoping to make it down in Nov.
     
  4. nmarcks

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    Great trip report and pics. Thanks for sharing.

    Sounds like you got one of the bad rooms. Seems like through the years of going there and talking to people on the forum and reading reports there must be like 10 rooms scattered through out the resort that are subpar and never truely get fixed.

    Nick and Renee
     
  5. Hbill

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    Thanks for the great report and pics. Gotta love the underwater photography. Only 18 days till departure, and I can't wait.

    Thanks,
    Bill :lol:
     
  6. Kat & Tmac

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    Enjoyed the tr and the pics, looks like you will be looking into planing trip #2.
     
  7. 4biddenpleasrs

    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    thanks for the TR and pics..... wow.. what kind of camera did you use under water?... absolutely beautiful.
     
  8. Ryan & Kristin

    Ryan & Kristin Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Camera

    We used an Olympus Stylus 1030 SW for all the water pictures. I heard some people have had trouble with the camera, but we didn't experience any problems. We followed the directions and properly rinsed the camera each day with fresh water and let it dry before opening it to recharge the battery. We also didn't keep it submerged in water for long periods of time. We got the camera from a vendor off of www.pricegrabber.com. It's a comparison shopping website.
     
  9. 4biddenpleasrs

    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    well done... you got some great pics and I'm sure that's not all of them.. ;)
     
  10. Ryan & Kristin

    Ryan & Kristin Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Thanks. I forgot to mention in my trip report that I went through withdrawls when I left Temptation. We arrived at Paradisus Resort for 5 more days and we immediately went to the pool. I sulked in pity as the sounds of kids laughter and the sight of full figured mommy bathing suits permeated the pool scene. I admit my bottom lip was out and Kristin told me to suck it up. "This is supposed to be time to relax," she said. "We did Party time."

    Tired of hearing the YMCA song, I couldn't take it anymore and had us upgraded to Royal Service where we had access to an Adult Only Pool and some other amenities. I quickly made friends with the bartender, proceeded to get my Bose ipod dock from my room, and created Temptations just Kristin and I. Another couple on their honeymoon saw us taking shots, so they joined in and we all got drunk together to celebrate my pity.

    After that day, Kristin would wear her Wicked Weasel's around the boring pool to keep me happy and well....I guess we relaxed. But I looked at Temptation pictures every moment I had a chance. Hahahahaha.
     
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