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#2351 ~Keira~

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    Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:24 AM

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    Keira that was awesome for details! Thank you.

    Thank you from all of us to both you and Tlseege. You guys are so good about checking in here regularly and answering all our many questions! I think I can speak for all of us when I say THANK YOU!
    So sweet, thank you. To be honest I'm only on here so that I can re-live my wedding over and over and over again. lol. No in all honesty without this forum I would have been lost so I'm only happy to help brides that I know can use it.

    On another note, for those wondering about the marriage certificate. I did recive mine, appostled and ready to go. I took it to the DMV in Ontario here and they accepted it no problem. It took about 6 weeks for me to get it but that is less time then I was quoted by the resort. Now it's official (to our government anyways) I am now Mrs. Keira Hansen. Yippie!!
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    #2352 ~Keira~

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      Posted 07 January 2010 - 11:25 AM

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      Ditto that! you guys are such a great help! Thanks!
      No problem....anytime.
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      #2353 TATrisha

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      Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:10 PM

      You guys are welcome! My name is Trisha by the way, in case you'd rather use that. :)

      But just like Keira said, this forum helped me plan my wedding and I am forever greatful for all the advice and friendships I have made here, so I will give back! :)
      I'm glad you find my being here as helpful.

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      #2354 ~Keira~

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        Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:38 PM

        High five Trisha! lol....I also just realised you got married on my birthday. Great choice! :-)
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        #2355 SusieQ

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          Posted 07 January 2010 - 12:47 PM

          I know, myself I have been to my resort before and I honestly say that yes!!! that is a big relief for me because I have experience with the resort... For brides that are planning from no first hand experience this site is a Gold Mine!!!
          I really love the support and the wonderful ideas these creative ladies have to offer.

          Good Luck ladies

          #2356 Raykel

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            Posted 07 January 2010 - 02:47 PM

            Yeah Keira! Its nice to be considered married here too:) Congrats again! Its also good to hear it all arrived with no issues.

            #2357 HereFishie

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              Posted 10 January 2010 - 12:58 AM

              Hi ladies! We're back and settled back in so I thought I'd post and let you all know what a great site inspection this was!

              What a beautiful resort! We know how happy everyone will be with this place. Well worth it!!

              First night there we found "OUR bar" and visited it several times after. If you find yourself near the Premier Lobby, check out the Cozumel for dinner. LOTS quieter than the lobby restaurants and a really chill atmosphere. Attached to it is the Daiquiri bar and it was great for hanging out with a drink and listening to live music every night. It was by far our favourite spot and where we're doing our welcome dinner/meet & greet.

              By day 2 we had the resort figured out and realized that the Coba and Akumal are not nearly as far apart as they look on the maps at all. Before long we were walking everywhere within and between these 2. The Hacienda and the Tulum are both further away but the trams are really running all the time and will bring you anywhere.

              We tried the Collectivos. No problem. They're white vans just outside the Hacienda that will take you wherever for $3US/pp. We took it to Xel-Ha. Only minus is that they drop you on the highway so you have a little bit of a walk to get to the main gates... not even 10 minutes at a leisurely pace. Coming back we got a cab and the rate was fixed at Xel-Ha. You actually pay at the cashiers at the windows for Xel-Ha and they give you a ticket to bring to the driver. So no bartering there which makes it easier. You know for sure you're not going to get screwed over for the ride back.
              Xel-Ha was... meh... ok. I don't think it was worth the $80/pp we paid IMO. Its fresh and salt water layers so the snorkeling wasn't the greatest because the water is pretty murky so you can't see all the way down. They make you wear a life jacket to do the River so don't bother arguing with them like my darling FI tried to. You'll appreciate the jacket when you get tired... its a long swim to the end. About 45 min! We checked out the cenotes there as well... now I know what they are. I expected caves or something. They're just freshwater lagoons... very similar to what we in Alberta would call camping spots. LOL They were a little bit disappointing.

              All in all though.. the resort is beautiful. Eugenia is wonderful. Her English is perfect so there was no problem talking over what we were looking for. We're very happy with her and now even MORE excited for April to get here!

              Raykel - I was able to get only 1 extra map for you because they give them out in the welcome packages you get. Had to score the extras from the lobby desk and they were a little sticky to give that many away so we'll get together soon and I'll get it to you!

              #2358 Raykel

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                Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:31 AM

                Welcome back HereFishie! It sounds like you had a great trip! No worries on the maps - I will take what I can get:)

                So is the Cozumel a bar or is it a restaurant? It sounds like a great place....and I remember someone else talking about the Daquari and how nice it is there too.

                Woohoo! It will be good to get together and talk about some wedding stuff and the resort!

                #2359 HereFishie

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                  Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:40 AM

                  Thanks!

                  Cozumel is the buffet restaurant at the Premier Lobby, the Daiquiri bar is attached to it.

                  oh... FYI... the whole concern about you can't eat at the other a la cartes? NOT True at all. The resort doesn't care at all where you eat.

                  #2360 HereFishie

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                    Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:40 AM

                    Thanks!

                    Cozumel is the buffet restaurant at the Premier Lobby, the Daiquiri bar is attached to it.

                    oh... FYI... the whole concern about you can't eat at the other a la cartes? NOT True at all. The resort doesn't care at all where you eat.




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