I told our guests to anticipate spending ~$2000/couple including airfare (from most US cities), transfers and 3 nts at the Royal. if you book through the wedding coordinator, they offer an additional ~10% off the room rates with one night's deposit. Booking.com's rates used to be comparable, but now they're high. If you call them, they'll match the Royal prices, and the best part is there's no deposit and no cancellation fee if you cancel at least 48 hours in advance. we've having everyone book individually, mainly because our wedding group is fairly small (~15?) and easy for me and FI to communicate with.
unfortunately, prices have only gone up since this time last year. rooms used to start at $320 (now it's $344+) and airfare from Texas went from $442 to $470. it's absurd. I keep hoping everything will drop, but I've been watching for a looooooong time without any downward movement.
airport transfers are discussed at the bottom of this page on our wedding website - I pulled the info from my own searches and on this site:
I finally decided on The Royal-Playa Del Carmen and my wedding date is May 28th 2012! I am so excited! I was wondering how your guests booked their flights and rooms. I have been looking online for deals but the airfare is so high right now. I have contacted a few travel agents but havent seen much more of a deal for my guests. What do you guys recommend? Book online or go through a travel agent for only flights or flights + hotel. Also what have you been quoted for jr. suite? The quote I received seems a little high. Right now its going to cost over $2000 for 2 people. Also do you guys recommend a specific company for airport taxi?
Thanks so much! This site is great!!!!