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pool villa vs. owb
« on: March 13, 2016, 11:55:26 AM »
after reading through (too) many TR's, and specifically CS91's recent MLE one, my mind is not made up entirely that owb is the way to go. if im primarily looking for seclusion, privacy and nature's beauty, does the owb give me more advantages over a pool villa? also, there might be more availability and closer options for pool villas vs. owb. of course, im taking affordability into the calculation as well...
 id love to hear opinions from those who have experienced both.
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2016, 12:11:07 PM »
Good question, I would like to hear what people have to say.
From what it looks like in the pics I have seen, you do not have privacy when in the water around your OWB at all. Anyone have other opinions s?

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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2016, 12:24:47 PM »
OWB is a once in a lifetime kind of experience

You can have a Pool Villa in Mayakoba

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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2016, 01:01:28 PM »
OWB is a once in a lifetime kind of experience

You can have a Pool Villa in Mayakoba

Not that I've experienced either, but just because you can't have something anywhere else doesn't mean it's necessarily the better choice.

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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2016, 02:19:46 PM »
Good question, I would like to hear what people have to say.
From what it looks like in the pics I have seen, you do not have privacy when in the water around your OWB at all. Anyone have other opinions s?
exactly my point. and neither when youre on your deck if someone happens to go jetskiing or snorkeling past. or maybe there are rules that im not aware of...
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2016, 02:21:25 PM »
OWB is a once in a lifetime kind of experience

You can have a Pool Villa in Mayakoba
which resort are you referring to? points?
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2016, 03:15:31 PM »
exactly my point. and neither when youre on your deck if someone happens to go jetskiing or snorkeling past. or maybe there are rules that im not aware of...
Anyone can snorkel or kayak past, at least at PH MLE. So not much privacy.

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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2016, 03:31:29 PM »
Anyone can snorkel or kayak past, at least at PH MLE. So not much privacy.
so i take it you were happy with the villa? ;)
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2016, 03:36:42 PM »
so i take it you were happy with the villa? ;)
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2016, 03:42:44 PM »
OWB is a once in a lifetime kind of experience

You can have a Pool Villa in Mayakoba

nice. The jetted pool looks great. Which points work here in Mayakoba? http://www.banyantree.com/en/em-mexico-mayakoba/spa-pool-villa
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2016, 04:14:07 PM »
OWB is a once in a lifetime kind of experience

You can have a Pool Villa in Mayakoba
what makes it so?
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2016, 04:15:20 PM »
nice. The jetted pool looks great. Which points work here in Mayakoba? http://www.banyantree.com/en/em-mexico-mayakoba/spa-pool-villa
i checked them out in the past theyre terribly expensive though truly beautiful.
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2016, 04:50:10 PM »
i checked them out in the past theyre terribly expensive though truly beautiful.

any hotel/points affiliations?
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2016, 08:11:47 PM »
any hotel/points affiliations?
doesnt seem like it though would love to know if there are
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2016, 11:36:18 PM »
what makes it so?
How expensive it is :P

Seriously though it just feels different living in a house over the ocean than anywhere else, have to do it to understand.
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2016, 11:37:14 PM »
How expensive it is :P

Seriously though it just feels different living in a house over the ocean than anywhere else, have to do it to understand.
lack of privacy notwithstanding?
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2016, 07:18:09 PM »
Been there a few times. No points etc...

It's literally the best hotel I've ever been to. Surpassed anything from the Far East, and any 5 star European hotel.

The villas are huge, service is impeccable and the privacy is amazing. The private pools are massive as well.

Best of all, we had kosher food delivered in less than an hour to or villa.
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2016, 07:34:19 PM »
after reading through (too) many TR's, and specifically CS91's recent MLE one, my mind is not made up entirely that owb is the way to go. if im primarily looking for seclusion, privacy and nature's beauty, does the owb give me more advantages over a pool villa? also, there might be more availability and closer options for pool villas vs. owb. of course, im taking affordability into the calculation as well...
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When are you going? That impacts pricing on booking an OWB for cash outright.

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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2016, 08:17:28 PM »
Been there a few times. No points etc...

It's literally the best hotel I've ever been to. Surpassed anything from the Far East, and any 5 star European hotel.

The villas are huge, service is impeccable and the privacy is amazing. The private pools are massive as well.

Best of all, we had kosher food delivered in less than an hour to or villa.
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Re: pool villa vs. owb
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2016, 10:26:05 PM »
lack of privacy notwithstanding?
They are plenty private. I don't think I saw anyone kayak or swim by mine when I was in one.
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