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#2301 richarsd

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    Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:41 AM

    For me the number one thing was price...I wanted a 4.5-5 star resort that was under $1500. And for all of my guests departure cities, that was really the only resort in Punta Cana in April that met that criteria. Also, they have a good reputation for beautiful weddings and they also are known as kind of a "fun" resort...I have a lively bunch of 40 people coming and they are NOT the sit around and be relaxed/quiet for 7 straight days type of people.

     

    What other resorts are you considering?
     

    Originally Posted by Manda123 

    Hi Ladies,

    We are looking to get married next December in Punta Cana and we are trying to pick a resort. What made you choose the GP? Any advice here would help :)





    #2302 richarsd

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      Posted 03 January 2011 - 08:44 AM

      Ladies, for those of you who have already had your wedding, how was the make-up application at the spa (if you got it done there)? I am pretty sure I'll be doing my own but in case I change my mind last minute, thought I'd ask. From the pics, everyone's make-up has looked beautiful...my concern is more the products they use. I have rather sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts if the appropriate make-up isn't used so that would be a concern for me. Any advice?



      #2303 sheila2011

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        Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:59 PM

        Another question for past brides...

         

        I was told at a travel clinic that we need to take prophylactic anti-malaria pills. Does anyone know if the resorts spray for mosquitoes? We are trying to decide if I should take them or not, and if I take them if we postpone our TTC plans.


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        #2304 richarsd

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          Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:31 AM

          You don't need malaria pills...you only need malaria pills if you expect to be inland for a prolonged period of time (a day excursion does not count). Along the coast, at resorts you are fine. We've been to Punta Cana twice and never had any problems as have many others I've known. Been to a travel clinic twice myself before going and they never told me we needed anything for malaria. Hep A and B vaccines are a good idea though but again, up to you - they're not mandatory.

           

          Originally Posted by sheila2011 

          Another question for past brides...

           

          I was told at a travel clinic that we need to take prophylactic anti-malaria pills. Does anyone know if the resorts spray for mosquitoes? We are trying to decide if I should take them or not, and if I take them if we postpone our TTC plans.





          #2305 natalie1987

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            Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:16 PM

            Anyone know if there is a swim up bar or poolside bar at the pool in the Royal Suites



            #2306 tomato01

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              Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:04 PM

              Hello Fellow Brides!

               

              Does anyone know if there are any additional fees besides purchasing the day pass for bringing onsite an oustide local photographer and videographer (so he will not be staying on the resort)?

               

              We are thinking of hiring a photog for 3pm-7pm as our ceremony is booked for 4pm.  Also for the photog to deliver the photos a few days after the wedding - does anyone know if I'll have to buy another day pass?

               

              Thanks!



              #2307 sheila2011

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                Posted 04 January 2011 - 06:57 PM

                Thanks for the info richarsd!! I knew someone on this forum would be able to help!

                 

                Natalie...I don't know about the Royal site bars. I know the Bavaro side does have a swim up bar. I would assume Royal does too, but don't quote me on that one!

                 

                tomato1...you may want to double check when the day pass ends, and the night pass time begins. If it overlaps with when you want your photographer you may end up needing to buy two passes. Also, Carolina keeps telling me that while right now my ceremony is scheduled for 4pm when we get there it could be at a completely different time. I haven't heard of that happening for anyone, but she did tell me that.

                 

                Hope everyone's planning is going well! We leave next week and I'm getting so excited!!!


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                #2308 natalie1987

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                  Posted 05 January 2011 - 04:04 PM

                  I was wondering what everyone is recommends for Royal Suites..the newer part with swim up pools or the older buildings down by the beach



                  #2309 richarsd

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                    Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:51 PM



                    Tomato01 - You will need TWO passes for your photographer based on the times you've given. Anything before 6 pm is $60 and anything after is another $60.

                     

                    Natalie1987 - The Royal Suites has a swim-up bar...all the pools at all four resorts have pool bars. Also, the Royal Suites pool is adults only!



                    #2310 jerzshortstuff

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                      Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:52 PM



                      Originally Posted by natalie1987 

                      I was wondering what everyone is recommends for Royal Suites..the newer part with swim up pools or the older buildings down by the beach



                       

                      If I were to book in the Royal, I'd stay in the new section. Its more updated and has more of a "romantic" feel then the old section. We decided to stay in the same section as our guests since it'd be pointless to pay extra and spend most of our time outside of the Royal section. Enjoy!






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