Hola! I just returned from my friends wedding in Puerto Morelos and I cannot wait to go back to the Riviera Maya next year for MY wedding!!
RunningBride & MsKinney (sp?) - CONGRATS! I can't wait to read your reviews and see all of your pictures! I am getting the luxury package, DJ Ivan and the dance floor too and I'm glad to hear from y'all those things are worth the money!
Msglave - We stayed at the Now Jade Riviera in Puerto Morelos for my friends wedding. The good things about it: not too far from the airport, great party atmosphere at the pool(s), relaxing atmosphere at the beach, YUMMY food at the Italian restaurant. The negative things were: the walls were paper thin...I heard a little more than necessary , there were littles gnats flying around everywhere and they would get stuck in the shower and in the corners of the rooms...gross. AND the weirdest thing ever: People swore they saw animals that looked like sloths wandering around in the halls at night eating people's leftover room service food. Funny, but gross! Maybe they just had too many drinks! Unfortunately we never left the resort because we were having so much fun we decided not to explore any other areas, so I can't tell ya much about the area in general. Sorry!
So, on the last day of our trip we took a cab over to the Royal to do a site visit and I was SO ecstatic with our decision to have our wedding at this resort!! It is gorgeous! It was very well kept and everyone was very friendly. We met one of the WCs in the Wedding Center and she showed us the gazebo, main beach, gardens and the lobby. We also asked to see a guest room and they quickly found us a room that had just been cleaned. It was so nice (no gnats!) and we could see out to the garden. I think there were hamocks on the balconies of all the rooms! The pools were so clean and there seemed to be plenty of chairs. It was so hard to leave! We wanted to spend just one night there! We also did a food tasting. The restaurant had a table set up for us with a tablecloth and the manager waited on us the whole time. One of the chefs brought out our food for each course and explained what it was. It was a bit too early in the morning (it was around 10am when we ate) to eat so much, but it was all delicious! I'll have to figure out the exact names of the food we tried and post them along with the pictures I took. I have to say the filet was very tasty and I'm usually not a meat person. We will probably pick this for our main course. We thought the salmon was great too, but I know too many people who don't like seafood and I don't want them to starve! I regret not taking a quick peek INSIDE at the ballrooms/salons (I totally thought of this forum when I saw the word salon outside the ballrooms hehe), but overall it made me SO much more relaxed to see the resort in person! It is exactly what I wanted to experience. My FI was also excited about the town being so close to the hotel and the fact that we can actually walk around it in and feel safe.
Welp, time for bed! I've gotta get my Save the Dates out asap (maybe this weekend)! We are still waiting for our engagement pictures, so I feel a bit behind on this but we are still 9 months out so I guess it's okay!
happy happy happy!!
July 22, 2001