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#761 Jen_S

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    Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:26 PM

    Oh one more question steph can all our guests eat at any ala cart or just the bride and groom?
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    #762 JoLo908

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      Posted 05 September 2008 - 04:49 PM

      Okay, this may seem totally random, but does anyone know what time the sun sets in Riviera Maya at Gran Bahia? Okay, I know it would not be the same time everyday, but our wedding in June 27... our ceremony is at 5, so I was wondering if taking pics at 5:45 or 6pm is too late, if it will be getting dark... I don't know if it is different than Jersey? (well, I know it is different than Jersey, but sun wise!)

      #763 RyanAmanda

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        Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:06 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by JoLo908
        June 27... our ceremony is at 5
        On June 27, 2009 the sun sets at 7:33pm so you should be fine. On our wedding day, October 28, the sun sets at 6:14pm and we're doing a 5pm wedding too. I was a little worried about pictures but our photographer knows what they're doing and he said it would be fine. Besides, our TTD is at noon so it will be nice to get some day and night pictures.

        #764 steph77

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          Posted 05 September 2008 - 09:43 PM

          Anyone in your party can eat anywhere, if they can get the booking. I'm not exaggerating, look over the menus to see what you like and start booking your dinners. You and your husband can do whatever you want but your guests will only get 3 or 4 depending on the package you got with your TA.
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          #765 JoLo908

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            Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:06 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by RyanAmanda
            On June 27, 2009 the sun sets at 7:33pm so you should be fine. On our wedding day, October 28, the sun sets at 6:14pm and we're doing a 5pm wedding too. I was a little worried about pictures but our photographer knows what they're doing and he said it would be fine. Besides, our TTD is at noon so it will be nice to get some day and night pictures.
            OMG! You are the weather Goddess! I am just kidding, thank you so much for that information, it set my mind at ease. Where did you find that? Online? That is so helpful! I guess our dinner will begin around sunset which will be awesome because I think we are going to do our first dance during dinner... I thought it would be a good time to do it... don't ya think?

            #766 orchid1981

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              Posted 05 September 2008 - 11:09 PM

              We are going through Air Canada vacations and this is what their website says about the new restaurant policy

              "Effective Nov 1/08, guests will only have access to the Buffet & Gourmet restaurants of their respective hotel excluding those within the complex. However, they will continue to enjoy access to all of the services and facilities of the Gran Bahia Principe Coba with the exception of the a la carte restaurants"

              #767 scoutley

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                Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:09 AM

                That almost doesn't make sense! What happened to Akumal? This is a stinky new policy that I don't like!!! How many a la carte restaurants does each individual "property" have? I thought it was two...
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                #768 Jen_S

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                  Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:40 AM

                  This is strange my TA called the resort and said we can use all restaurants and if I look on Gran Bahia website it says the same:
                  Gran Bahia Principe Akumal – Akumal, Riviera Maya – Gran Bahia Principe Akumal says:
                  3 A la Carte dinners per week of stay and previous reservation,
                  Choose among the 7 Speciality Restaurants in the complex:
                  Italian Rest.,
                  Fish & Seafood Rest.,
                  Mediterranean Rest.,
                  Mexican Rest.,
                  Grill Rest.,
                  Asia Rest.,
                  International Gourmet Rest.

                  Here are the Akumal Rest:
                  Main Restaurant (international buffet) with sea view: breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
                  A la Carte Italian Restaurant: breakfast and lunch open as buffets
                  A la Carte Fish & Seafood Restaurant
                  A la Carte International Gourmet Restaurant
                  Restaurant on the beach with snacks and fast food. Open 24 hours (After midnight only soft drinks)

                  Here are the Coba Rest:
                  Main Restaurant (international buffet): breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                  Mediterranean Specialty Restaurant.
                  Fish & Seafood Specialty Restaurant.
                  Gourmet International Specialty Restaurant.
                  Japanese Specialty Restaurant.
                  Italian Specialty Restaurant.
                  Snack Restaurant with fast food and snacks. Open 24 hours (after midnight only soft drinks).

                  Here are the Tulum Rest:
                  Main Restaurant (international buffet) facing the ocean: breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
                  Gourmet International Specialty Restaurant
                  Mexican Specialty Restaurant
                  Grill: Specialty Restaurant breakfast and lunch
                  Restaurant on the Beach with fast food and snacks. Open 24hours(After midnight, only serving soft drinks).


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                  #769 Sunsierra

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                    Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:28 AM

                    Scoutley - she was probably looking at booking with the Coba - so the instructions were specifically for the Coba. I'm sure the rules apply to Akumal and Tulum as well.

                    And I would assume the reason that some websites say you can eat at all of them is because RIGHT NOW you can. But as of NOV 1/08 you will not be able to eat at the buffets & gourmets at the other sections. (Unless you have a gold bracelet - again, this is just what I've read/heard). You will still be able to eat at the other a la cartes.

                    As another poster said, her and her husband could eat at as many a la cartes as they wanted - I wouldn't count on this as we were only allowed to book 5 for a 2 week stay. Our guests got 3 for a one week stay.

                    A lot of these things depend on who your tour operator is. Some tour operators only allow you to eat on your own section, some allow you 3 a la cartes per week, some allow you as many a la cartes as you want - it all depends on what your tour operator has negotiated with the resort.
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                    #770 orchid1981

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                      Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:46 AM

                      Oh new policies are always so confusing. We're not so worried about all of this restaurant business...there is lots of food to go around!

                      I do have a different question though.

                      The groom has decided that he's going to do a guys day and either go golfing or fishing. So now the bride needs to come up with an idea for the ladies. Any suggestions for a fun afternoon or day outing or activity?

                      Thanks!




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