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    Newbie!!

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  2. Quote: Originally Posted by Janelley100 Hello ladies! I have a question about the spa for those who have been or are planning spa services. I have the spa menu that lists the various massage's for individuals and couples. It also lists the Golden Suite Packages. The only difference between the Romantic Couple's massage and the Romantic Golden Suites massage (from what I can tell) is the location, price $309 vs $519 and length 50min vs 100min. However, the package talks about Hydrotherapy and the regular 50 minute Romantic Couple's massage does not mention this. Ideally I would like to schedule a 50 minute romantic couple's massage using our vacation dollars($300 max at spa). I am curious if this treatment includes the hydrotherapy and/or steam before and/or afterwards? Do you receive your masage in the same room? These seem like obvious questions to me....but I am wondering since the spa menu doesn't spell it out. I can go to a high end the spa here at home...so I don't want to spend my time doing the spa thing if it is not great. Thanks much!!! It's almost July!!! Two weeks tomorrow till we leave!!! Chelle Hello, How do I go about making my spa reservation in advance? Thanks in advance for your help!
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    New and overwhelmed!!

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    Hello!

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    my wedding info

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    Gran Bahia Principe Tulum ~Sept 2, 2010~

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    New Bride to Be

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    Newbie from Alabama!

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    Newbie - Moon Palace, Cancun Wedding - July 2010

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    Moon Palace Cancun 3/23/10

    Quote: Originally Posted by asbarret OMG those are the BEST mp photographer pictures I have seen! awesome!! I would have to agree! I was very impressed!
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    Moon Palace Cancun 3/23/10

    Your pictures were beautiful!!
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    Moon Palace Cancun 3/23/10

    Quote: Originally Posted by hsmith1228 Hi, ladies! I am new here...only discovered this site a few weeks before my wedding. Since I was able to get lots of good information, I thought I would return the favor and post my experiences. Hopefully it will help someone. This was our 2nd marriage, so we wanted very simple. We booked through Palace Premier (PP) membership, so no dealings with a travel agent or Miami coordinators. Our on-site coordinator was Lily Sanchez. She was very helpful both by email and once we were in Cancun. I left everything in her hands and was very pleased with the results. I will try to breakdown everything here, but feel free to ask me about anything else you want to know. This was my first time at Moon Palace and was quite nervous having the wedding there, knowing very little about it. There was absolutely nothing to be nervous about...at least not for us! Room--we stayed in the Sunrise section. Since it was booked through PP, we were guaranteed an oceanview. It was beautiful, but my one complaint was that it also overlooked the miniature golf course. No one paid any attention to us on the balcony, but it did get a little loud at times. We peeked into rooms at both Nizuc and the new Grand section. Nizuc rooms looked older and had a more colorful, tropical feel than our neutral room. If I had to do it over again, I would have stayed at Grand. It was gorgeous. The oceanview rooms are limited and it is a further distance from everything going on, but that can be a good thing. The pools are not as crowded (infinity pools!) and it was much quieter....totally different feel than the rest of the resort. Restaurants--the buffet food was what you would expect...definitely hit or miss. We ate there for breakfast and a few lunches but skipped them for dinner. In Nizuc, there are 4 a la carte restaurants...Arrecifies is a brazilian restaurant for meat lovers. The servers bring you one meat after another, on huge skewers. They keep coming until you flip a card over indicating you were full. They also have a large salad bar, but it was buffet food quality. The restaurant is fun but service takes a long time. My WC suggested this as an option for the wedding night dinner, but I am glad we passed on it. The outside terrace overlooks the pool and all of the tables along the windows have a full view of it. Not as private as I thought, based on what I had read on here. The second a la carte is Los Caporales. This was a fun Mexican place, but nothing spectacular when it came to the food. We were hoping for more authentic, but this was Americanized mexican. The last two restaurants are the Palapas, located poolside. One serves sushi and the other seafood/steak. They are both outside. There are 3 sit-downs at Sunrise. My absolute favorite was MO-MO-NO-HA-NA. I would've eaten there every night, if the rest of my party had been bigger sushi/japanese fans! Everything we had was great. I highly recommend this place. The other 2 are the Palapas, again pool side. They were both indoors though. One is a very limited menu with just 2 entrees...all seafood or surf & turf. The other palapa is mainly steak. It was a hit with the meat eaters, but my mom and I both ordered vegetable lasagna and were shocked...it was just vegetables with a layer of cheese on top. No pasta, sauce, etc. Thank goodness we didn't pay for it. Grand has 2 sit downs. One is a caribbean place. The menu looked good but we never made it back to that side to try it. We all liked Los Tacos. It is hard to find, but well worth it. I am not sure if they serve dinner, but we went there for lunch and sat poolside. (That is a very secluded pool with nice cabanas..good place to hide out!) The golf course also has 2 restaurants. We did not try Bambu (again, never made it back that way). La Trattoria is where we had our wedding dinner. It was much more upscale than any other restaurant. The clientele is also much different there..mainly older. Seemed to be the people who were staying at the golf villas. There was a long wait when we arrived (the only place we ever saw a wait). If you book your wedding dinner there, you have a reserved table so you obviously bypass everyone else. Spa--We had a spa package included in our stay. This is standard when booking though PP. It included a massage, manicure, and pedicure. I definitely recommend doing this at the end of the trip. It was so relaxing. The prices are crazy, if not included. On to the wedding... We had our ceremony at the Bugambilia gazebo. We originally wanted to have it on the beach, but it seemed to be too windy and I didn't want to worry about that. The gazebos all have gorgeous views so I am glad we went that route. Since we were going simple, we took the complimentary package. I chose hot pink roses and was absolutely stunned at how gorgeous they were. Lily (the WC) put a matching ribbon on the altar and on the chairs, even though we didn't pay for anything extra. When I arrived at the gazebo, everything was done and all I had to do was walk down the aisle. She had 3 other people helping her with various things...pretty good considering there were only 4 of us at the wedding! We went with the prepared ceremony, with the exception of writing our own vows. Honestly, I don't remember much of what the officiant said, but my parents said it was pretty After the ceremony, Lily and her staff brought us all champagne and the cake. (We elected to do the cake cutting right after since we didn't have a traditional reception, but wanted pictures of it.) The cake was the only disappointment of the entire experience. I asked for a square white cake with a hot pink ribbon, similar to what is in their package photo. The cake was leaning to one side and had horrible pink frosting flowers on top. I would have been really upset if I had a bigger wedding and/or paid for the cake. At least it tasted good!!! Photographer...this was my BIGGEST concern. I had read so many postings on this site about using resort photographers. I expressed my concern to my WC and told her how important it was that we get good pics. We didn't have the budget to hire someone outside, considering you have to pay for them to stay overnight at the resort. We decided to take our chances with the resort photographer. I really wanted a TTD session and negotiated to have that done right after the wedding, which saved us close to $300. Definitely go that route if you don't have to wear the dress the rest of the day. If not, they will do the TTD session the next day for an additional cost. Our photographer (I can't remember his name but will get it to add on here) was wonderful. He did everything we asked and was very creative. I was so pleased with the final result. The pictures look like they should be in a magazine! We ended up paying $505 for the session which included a nice leather book with 70 prints plus a CD with nearly 400 other pictures. I am too new to post them on here, but would be glad to share with anyone who is interested in seeing them. Again, if there are any MP brides out there with questions about the resort or a simple ceremony, let me know. I would be more than happy to help! Heather Congrats on your wedding! I would love to see some of your pictures. I am using the resort photographer as well and I would like to put my mind to ease a little. I will send you a message with my email address.
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    Hello

    Congrats and happy planning!
  14. Quote: Originally Posted by tiffani1980 Hey everyone!! I am back from my March 19th wedding at MP and it was fabulous!!! There is nothing to worry about, they might not answer every question right then, but when you get there you will be pleasently surprised. They were very detailed, just make sure that you bring copies of all of your correspondence and make sure you have price quotes on all services. Me and my guests had a great time. I will be posting a review with pictures by Friday in the wedding review section, so check it out this weekend. Oh, and I didn't bring my own photog, and ours was named Enriq ( I think) and he was great and my pictures were beautiful. Congrats! Can't wait to read your review and see your pictures!
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