Can anyone offer me any location advice?
Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:47 AM
I have spent the past few days waist deep in posts all over this forum. I have "narrowed" things down a bit... but I haven't managed to get it down to one yet. I just sent a letter to my TA and wondered if I could ask this board the same questions and see if anyone has any personal recommendations or advice. I realize that I will have to take the good with the bad wherever I end up, so I am not looking for perfection.
My current options are:
The Barcelo Complex
The Iberostar Complex
I am looking for:
A great suite for Mitchell and I... something unique or special, not a normal room
A beautiful beach wedding structure or area on the beach
An option for a reception in an open air setting even if it is not private, a beautiful setting that shows off the surroundings
Good Food :-)
a great pool and a swimable beach
Some sort of WOW factor for the guest
Also... I expect a small group for the wedding... 20-30 (not sure yet)
And I am thinking March 2009
Thanks in Advance
Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:54 AM
I'm sure youv'e seen Adam's girl's review of it and her pictures - but I thought it looked and sounded like an amazing place.
As for the rest - sorry I don't know too much about them!
Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:57 AM
Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:23 PM
I have been to the Moon Palace, Paradisus and OGX. I stayed at the Moon Palace for a friend's wedding and it was beautiful. I stayed at OGX for a site visit and also visited Paradisus on that same site visit. The OGX is a great hotel with a jungle like feel but if you are wanting a great beach, forget about this place. It has a man-made beach that is tiny. The Paradisus was beautiful and we loved the layout. It was amazing and I think the look would give your guests a WOW factor.
All of the hotels you have mentioned are all very large. Have you considered looking at smaller places so your guests will not seem so lost? An option that comes to mind is the Omni Puerto Aventuras.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:32 PM
Moon Palace - if a good beach is what you are looking for, look elsewhere. Although some call it "swimable" it's really not a great beach.
Palladium - My friends that went weren't impressed at all. They hated the food and thought the resort was a little run down for what they paid.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:42 AM
I would start by making a chart with different resorts and what your requirements are. Then you can see side-by-side how they compare to each other. Search around here, Flickr, Google images, etc for photos of weddings at the resorts. Read reviews here, Trip Advisor (take with a grain of salt), locogringo.com , playa.info , etc.
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