We stayed in Villa 25 (golden section) and it was ideal, close to everything. On the wedding night we had our dinner at Portofino, followed by the poolside reception at the arrecife jacuzzi pool and it was perfect being so close to those. The golden section rooms are the same as all of the others, we had a mini fridge that was stocked daily (maybe that's the extra) and you have access to the golden lobby (which serves the best drinks and is a great place to sit around for a few drinks at night - much quieter and less crowded than the main lobby.)
I would HIGHLY reccemend the welcome brunch. For us they set aside tables in the corner of the main buffet (you'll never get them all together if you don't have them reserved) and they gave us our own waitress. We gave out our OOT bags and we brought down scrapbooking letters and stickers to decorate the cups (they were all the same, and we didn't want them getting mixed up) and this brought the group together completely. It was one of the highlights of my trip!
Originally Posted by Adel
Thanks Tlseege! Your a wealth of great information!
Any ideas as to which buildings are the best to stay in for Coba? I think the rooms over looking the pool would be best since none of them have ocean views?? Have you been to the Golden Selection, any idea what those rooms are like?
My wedding is also at 4pm...on the beach but Maria didn't say which one..I'm hoping it's the Hammock location. I should probably get Maria to confirm that! So I'm thinking I won't have the cocktail hour...but maybe have everyone meet at a specific bar or location after the pictures are taking and then the meal would follow shortly after at the Portofino.
Also any ideas for people to get to know one another? Most of our guests will be coming from various hubs in Canada and most will not know one another. I was thinking of asking Maria to set aside a few tables for our group and have a brunch the next morning so we can hand out the OOT gift bags/ mugs and give everyone a guide of a few events that we have planned. That way if people want to come they are more then welcome, but it's their vacation too
Also Fraggle42 - If it is in your budget.. have the poolside party, it is very worth it.. We had the cheapest bar option ( $11 pp for three hours) and they served us everything except red and white wine (only sparkling). It was amazing, many of our guests told us the next day that they were so happy we did that, and they loved it as much as we did! Also Dj Bijan is cheaper than the resort DJ, speaks English perfectly and did a great job for us!