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#571 Jen_S

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    Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:43 PM

    I was wondering what kind of rates you gals got for your groups. We are getting them and they seem to keep changing and are a bit higher then I would have expected (even after we reserved 25 airline seats). Also my TA just told me that the standard rooms sold out for the week of our wedding so that means all of our guest will have to book the junior suites, sounds kind of strange right. One of the reasons we booked this resort was due to the number of rooms. If it is sold out already and our wedding is not until Feb now I am starting to panic.
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    #572 Corvette79

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      Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

      Ladies! I am so excited!!!! Claudia Rodriguez just confirmed that she herself is available for our wedding day, i am putting the deposit down right now!!!!! YAY

      #573 TATrisha

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      Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:26 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by jkcz0702
      I was wondering what kind of rates you gals got for your groups. We are getting them and they seem to keep changing and are a bit higher then I would have expected (even after we reserved 25 airline seats). Also my TA just told me that the standard rooms sold out for the week of our wedding so that means all of our guest will have to book the junior suites, sounds kind of strange right. One of the reasons we booked this resort was due to the number of rooms. If it is sold out already and our wedding is not until Feb now I am starting to panic.
      I don't honestly remember our rates... however if your group is booking at the Akumal section the regular rooms selling out is quite common. There are VERY few of them at the Akumal section. Coba has none. So I wouldn't panic too much :)

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      #574 Martha

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        Posted 08 July 2008 - 02:28 PM

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        Originally Posted by jkcz0702
        I was wondering what kind of rates you gals got for your groups. We are getting them and they seem to keep changing and are a bit higher then I would have expected (even after we reserved 25 airline seats). Also my TA just told me that the standard rooms sold out for the week of our wedding so that means all of our guest will have to book the junior suites, sounds kind of strange right. One of the reasons we booked this resort was due to the number of rooms. If it is sold out already and our wedding is not until Feb now I am starting to panic.
        Ladies! I am so excited!!!! Claudia Rodriguez just confirmed that she herself is available for our wedding day, i am putting the deposit down right now!!!!! YAY
        That is awesome! Your pictures are going to be great!!!

        #575 Sunsierra

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          Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:13 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jkcz0702
          I was wondering what kind of rates you gals got for your groups. We are getting them and they seem to keep changing and are a bit higher then I would have expected (even after we reserved 25 airline seats). Also my TA just told me that the standard rooms sold out for the week of our wedding so that means all of our guest will have to book the junior suites, sounds kind of strange right. One of the reasons we booked this resort was due to the number of rooms. If it is sold out already and our wedding is not until Feb now I am starting to panic.
          I'm not sure I can be much help. We booked the Tulum section for Jan and our rates were $1900 per person taxes in for one week. We also got the 16 person free. For two weeks I think it was $2400 per person taxes in. We went with Signature Vacations.

          ETA: We flew out of Winnipeg, Manitoba

          ETA: Have you tried contacting other TA's (if you're using a TA)?
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          #576 Martha

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            Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:31 PM

            Oh and your guests can also stay on the Tulum and Coba side and you don't have to pay a fee for them to go to your wedding or anything.

            #577 RyanAmanda

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              Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:53 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by jkcz0702
              I was wondering what kind of rates you gals got for your groups. We are getting them and they seem to keep changing and are a bit higher then I would have expected (even after we reserved 25 airline seats). Also my TA just told me that the standard rooms sold out for the week of our wedding so that means all of our guest will have to book the junior suites, sounds kind of strange right. One of the reasons we booked this resort was due to the number of rooms. If it is sold out already and our wedding is not until Feb now I am starting to panic.
              Obviously it depends on where you fly out of and the time of year - we're going Sat Oct 25 to Sat Nov 1st from Vancouver (Canada) and we're paying $1277.25 (including taxes) for anyone that booked before the end of May. On June 1st the fuel surcharge went up $100 so anyone that put a deposit down June 1st or after, the cost is $1377.25. Our TA told us it doesn't matter how many people book, as long as you have 10 you get the group rate. The only incentative for more people booking is that every 21st person (for our specific tour op) is free - they just pay the taxes of $277.25.

              Our tour op (Air Canada) doesn't offer jr. suites in the Tulum section so the rates are based on standard rooms. If guests want jr. suites then they get moved to Coba but all our guests decided that being closer to the water was more important than having a bit bigger room.

              #578 allianne611

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                Posted 08 July 2008 - 11:17 PM

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                Ok, so I wasn't going crazy! I will avoid trying to get on the waitlist for a Thursday wedding!

                With regards to the set menu, Jazmin sent me a menu for the Tequila restaurant - JustMartha I can send it along to you if you want - I'm not sure if it is the same as on BahiaGourmet.

                Also, does anyone know how flexible they are with the set menu? We have a couple of vegetarians coming and some people who will only eat fish (no other meat) and then some who love their meat. I really really don't want to have to decide for all of them!!
                We had three vegetarians in our group and we just told her in our meeting and she took their names and brought them a separate meal. No charge, no worries! :o)

                #579 jennyFTB

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                  Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:48 AM

                  We paid 1600$ taxes in for January 2009...flying out of Toronto...

                  #580 scoutley

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                    Posted 09 July 2008 - 09:41 PM

                    We're paying 1830 +/- a couple of dollars, taxes in. We're going from Vancouver, Edmonton and Saskatoon at the end of January.
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