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#1 Princess402

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    Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:02 AM

    Ok this might be a silly question, but I'm wondering what the smoking policies are like at hotels in Cancun/RM?

    I am from Vancouver, Canada and I'm used to our bylaws where you basically can't smoke anywhere public, definitely not indoors and not even outdoor patios, public bus stops, etc. I'm a non-smoker so that works for me, but some of my wedding guests are smokers. Ideally I would love for them to be able to have a smoke somewhere, but I personally hate having my day at the beach ruined by someone smoking next to me, or the worst is having smoke from the next table waft my way while I am trying to enjoy a nice meal!

    At this point I haven't decided on a wedding location but am most interested in the Dreams, Real, and Sandos resorts. However, I'd be interested to hear about any "smoking" experiences in the area.

    Thanks!

    #2 pixydustkr

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      Posted 01 June 2008 - 08:36 AM

      I don't know a lot about the resorts you're considering, but I know in the Palace Resorts system you can basically smoke anywhere. We were laughing when we saw the reception set-ups with ashtrays on all of the tables.

      #3 shellb

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        Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:05 AM

        I think it might just be in Canada where we have those smoking by-laws which are wonderful for the non-smoker.

        I think you may just have to hope that if there is smoking at your resort, the smokers are courteous and considerate enough not to blow smoke in your direction and dispose of their butts in a waste receptical rather than on the ground. I also think you have to accept that occasionally you may find yourself relocating your towel or changing tables at a restaurant.

        #4 rodent

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          Posted 01 June 2008 - 09:13 AM

          Wow I wish we had those laws in the US. I work at a university medical center & they recently made it so that no one can smoke at the medical center. But campus is right across the street. So I still have to pass a cloud of smoke getting to work, but it's so nice to not have to walk past the smokers in the doorway of my building. I don't think smokers realize how much it bothers people. Especially when they are surrounding the doorway so there is no way to avoid them.

          #5 jmill130

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            Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:00 AM

            We were just on our site visit to Dreams Cabo, and I didn't notice smoke at all. I saw people smoking, but I never had it bother me while I was eating...

            Sorry, I am trying to think back, but it doesn't stand out! Hope this helps!

            #6 kevsgirl

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              Posted 01 June 2008 - 10:15 AM

              I'm worried about this too, but I think it's kind of unavoidable in most resorts and in most other countries.
              When we went to Cuba in April it was brutal. Everyone was smoking everywhere in the hotel. At least the hotels are mostly open-air, so that sort of helped. And no one smoked in the inside of restaurants that were enclosed.

              Either way, I think it's something we'll have to put up with in all likelihood.

              #7 mjm160

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                Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:09 AM

                I've been to mexico a few times and i noticed that A LOT of people smoke while laying on the beach. Sorry to offend any of the smokers, but i think its gross laying in 100 deg. weather sweating your butt off and smoking!

                #8 Hitched Invites

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                  Posted 01 June 2008 - 11:27 AM

                  We just got back from Playa Del Carmen, Occidental Grand Flamenco Xcaret.
                  We had a smoker in our group and I used to smoke, you can smoke pretty much everywhere, I did not see people smoking in the buffet or eating areas, but outside of that it seemed everywhere was fair game. We are from the states and Illinois you cannot really smoke anywhere anymore so the girl that smoked was maybe more courteous than others because of how it is back home.

                  Our resort wasn't that busy but I did not notice the smoke or smell to be a bother, even in town it wasn't bad.

                  #9 SIMBASIM

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                    Posted 01 June 2008 - 01:31 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Princess402
                    Ok this might be a silly question, but I'm wondering what the smoking policies are like at hotels in Cancun/RM?

                    I am from Vancouver, Canada and I'm used to our bylaws where you basically can't smoke anywhere public, definitely not indoors and not even outdoor patios, public bus stops, etc. I'm a non-smoker so that works for me, but some of my wedding guests are smokers. Ideally I would love for them to be able to have a smoke somewhere, but I personally hate having my day at the beach ruined by someone smoking next to me, or the worst is having smoke from the next table waft my way while I am trying to enjoy a nice meal!

                    At this point I haven't decided on a wedding location but am most interested in the Dreams, Real, and Sandos resorts. However, I'd be interested to hear about any "smoking" experiences in the area.

                    Thanks!
                    I don't think Mexico has jumped on the "clear air train" yet. They are a little behind the times. I am sure there is no smoking is certain areas but as for beach i believe it is fair game!

                    #10 nylalany

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                      Posted 01 June 2008 - 05:53 PM

                      I live in Southern CA, and smoking laws are strict (no smoking in restaurants, bars, beach, and not even on some walking promenade areas. When I stayed at the Grand Riviera Princess in Riviera Maya, I noticed ashtrays outside at the lounge areas and on the beach palapa tables, but not in the restaurants - but I could have totally just not noticed. The whole time, I think I noticed 1 smoker, in the main courtyard area - and believe me, when I smell smoke, I need to move away. So that was a nice surprise, since I was worried too.




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