Just got back from my site visit!! It was absolutely wonderful...that being said, anyone who can't make it down for one should not worry at all since everything I would have asked I knew already from this forum! Also, it seems that the onsite WCs can't actually answer any scheduling or logistical questions because Lilia (who was very nice and seemed very on top of things) just kept telling telling me that I needed to ask Claudy (my main WC). I am still working on setting up picture albums etc, but will post a link for photobucket or something similar. The resort was actually pretty quite right now, (Lilia told us 78% full when we met with her on Wed) and we actually only saw one wedding during our whole week there (Sat-Fri)....but it was beautiful :-) Very strange going down there knowing that the next time I go it will be for the wedding!!
Originally Posted by WorstBrideEver
As for the Gran Porto, I have a feeling a lot of my guests will be staying there too. I know Gran guests need a day pass to go to Royal (unless they've an upgraded room) but what about Royal guests going to Gran Porto? And don't the two share a beach? I am thinking it mighth be possible to hang out in the beach area without a problem.
So happy to have found these forums! You ladies have been life-saving! <3
To answer your question about the Gran, the pier (which is much less prominent than I expected) is basically the only thing separating the two resorts, and since the beach is public you can absolutely hang out on the beach all together. Also, while you need a guest pass for anything that is outside of wedding related events, your guests wouldn't need anything for wedding events themselves. Something to be aware of, just because even if you have a 30 minute break between events things could get complicated if you have Gran guests.