Originally Posted by aquamaniac
Exactly one month till our departure today! Can't believe how close it is getting!
I've got a few questions as I start getting my welcome booklets ready:
1. We're going to have a welcome dinner the second evening we are there, we'd love to have a stag/stagette type thing at the resort, and we want to keep it pretty low key as we're not into major partying anymore. I was thinking the boys can go to the sports bar for a bit, and the girls can go to another bar at the resort, then we can all meet up at the disco. Any recommendations on doing something like this, and where we should go?
This is exactly what we did and we all had a fantastic time! After the dinner I had all the ladies back to my room where we had a little lingerie party (I had everyone just bring drinks with them to the room). The guys headed to the Akumal Lobby bar where there was Karaoke. After the lingerie party we met the guys in the lobby bar for a few songs and drinks and then we all headed to the Disco. It was a ton of fun. I think where ever you go, if you have a fun group (which of course you do b/c your in Mexico!), you are going to have a blast and the location really won't matter that much.
2. What time does the live music start at the Tulum Lobby Bar? We're getting married at 4 and dinner is at 6, so I am going to recommend our guests have drinks there before dinner. Is that the best location, and will they have some live music to listen to?
Sorry I can't answer this question since I stayed on the Akumal side, but all my guests just hung out at the snack bar before dinner since there really wasn't that much time after the ceremony and we all took pictures before dinner, and they were right next to each other. If there were drinks my group was happy
3. Do the 24 hour snack bars put away the alcohol at midnight? I thought I read that somewhere, but I've been to other resorts where you can serve your own drinks in the snack bar all night. What should I expect at the GBP?
So again I only have experience with the Akumal snack bar, but it was kinda hit or miss which I found a little odd. One night we tried to get some late night food and drinks and the place was deserted... I don't know if they were just in the back and didn't want to come out or they really were not there. However, another night we were there late and there was no food out but we asked for pizza and they made us a fresh one and were serving beer as well.
4. How far in advance do I need to make spa reservations?
I made mine only about 1.5 weeks before I headed down, but I would suggest you just make them now to make sure you get a time you want. Better to be early!