| Originally Posted by Opice34 |
I did a site visit before choosing the Hilton. Here is my 2 cents on your hotels listed below.
Fiesta - didn't visit this one
Hilton - there is plenty of beach for a beach wedding (I believe you saw my pics in my previous post?)
Westin - we cancelled our visit here because the reviews on tripadvisor are horrible. We decided that even if we went there and loved it we wouldn't risk putting our family and friends at a resort with such bad reviews. But, we didn't see it for ourselves.
MP - I just posted to you in another thread that I thought it was about 15 minutes from the hotel zone. They are plenty of MP brides that can give you more info. They had a nice beach suitable for a wedding.
Dreams - They do have a beach that would be big enough for a wedding, but I"m not sure if anyone has wed there or not.
JW/Casa Magna - both are beautiful hotels. JW is the nicer of the two and will most likely be more expensive. CM feels a bit more laid back. When we were there, neither had much beach though.
If you email the resorts, they will be very honest with you about whether or not they can accomodate a beach wedding. (At least they were in my experience.) Those that lost their beach in the last hurricane season very quickly told me that they couldn't accomodate a beach wedding. I'm not sure when you're getting married, but keep in mind that another hurricane season is approaching and even those hotels with a beach right now may lost it.
You will probably have time to visit all of those in one weekend if it will set your mind at ease. We ran around like idiots on our site visit weekend, and we visited lots of sites and had dinners at potential rehearsal dinner locations.
Good luck!!! I'm sure you'll fall in love with one!!
Opice- have you decided where you want to have your rehearsal dinner yet or at least narrowed it down? If so, what are your options and do you have pics? Where did you decide to have your reception at Hilton?
I'm freaking out now about this whole beach situation!