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Jackie, these look great! Thanks for all the pics, I am definitely thinking of this resort too, will email Edith.

Why do you consider Dreams Cancun to be the 'safer' choice?? Just curious.

How do prices for Dreams, Grand XCaret, Grand Palladium and Moons compare??

I feel like I'm making progress!!! But maybe it's an illusion.

Maybe safer was not the best word. more Self Reassuring is probably a better term. The reason it that there is more information and more reviews and more brides out there that say Dreams Cancun is a wonderful place to get married. That doesn't mean that the OGX isn't though. Dreams resorts in general just from this forum alone have such a great reputation. The good news is that I haven't read a BAD review on weddings at the OGX I just haven't read more than a handful of good reviews either.

As far as prices go, don't quote me on any of this, I haven't looked into the pricing since I was trying to decide on a resort which was a couple months ago. I'm pretty sure OGX is the least expensive out of the four resorts you mentioned than probably Dreams and than the other two. BUT you also have to look at the wedding packages that each resort offers because Dreams offers a free wedding as long as you book one room for 6 or 7 nights I think, whereas OGX offers a free wedding as long as you book 10 higher end rooms for at least 4 nights I believe. Counting on at least 10 of our guests booking more expensive rooms for at least 4 nights would be really hard for us, so really even though Dreams per room per night might be more expensive at the end of the day with a free wedding it could end up being less expensive if that makes sense. If I were looking into a wedding in Cancun than I would seriously consider Dreams as my top contender. We really feel like the Riviera Maya area is more out style though. And from what I have read about the OGX, the resort is amazing with a river running through the lobby and a real green lush landscape with a variety of different tropical animals roaming around! To me this sounds right up our alley, it really all depends on your own personal style.

Hope the rambling helped a little :)

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Yes, Riviera Maya sounds more like my style too, and the Xcaret sounds gorgeous! Thanks for the ramblings, BUT, I LOVE THE BEACH, and think I might have to go for a place with a fabulous beach... damn. Otherwise, Xcaret sounds perfect.

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Yes, Riviera Maya sounds more like my style too, and the Xcaret sounds gorgeous! Thanks for the ramblings, BUT, I LOVE THE BEACH, and think I might have to go for a place with a fabulous beach... damn. Otherwise, Xcaret sounds perfect.

I know! Their beach is such a bummer, I swear this is the only reason why most brides dont choose this resort. I mean really at the end of the day if you dont live right next to the beach than you are obviously going to the carribean to enjoy the beach!

Have you checked out any of the other Occidentals. There is the Occidental Grand Cozumel which I believe has a nice beach and then there is the Allegro wich is in the RM also (I think) and Valerie is getting married there shortly, I think January 23 or something.

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Thank you ladies for posting the pictures! It is hard to find information on the OGX! I really like Dreams Cancun, but I havent heard back from the WC there and the OGX seems to be really reasonable as far as rates in June 2008. Oh decisions, decisions!

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My FI and I are going down for a site visit in September and we are staying at OGX but only because my AmEx points allowed us to stay there for free. We hadn't actually considered it as a location for our reception (we will have a church ceremony) because of the man-made beach (we are definite beach people) but the reception set-up looks nice. I guess I will have to add this place to the list.

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Youll have to give us a review when you get back. We get excited whenever there is any info on this resort because the reviews are usually really good but just not that much out there as other resorts :)

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Hi Jackie!

 

I decided against OGX because of the fake beach, but in the photos I saw ocean! Do people mean that there's just a lack of sand to bake on? Do they let you swim in those waters beyond the palapas?

 

I just realized that these posts are really old and that your wedding must have come and gone by now...First of all, Congratulations! and second, How did it go? Did you find that people were disappointed by the lack of beach?

 

Thanks,

Emilie

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