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#91 smartinez

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    Posted 21 February 2009 - 02:51 PM

    Barbo,
    You have to do one of the packages that will let you eat outside EVEN if you want to eat at one of the grills. We did the ocean scents and we were happy with this choice. I also did not want to be in an inside room. We did not do anything when we got home so we were ok with spend more money on are guest down in Mexico. I did post some pictures somewhere on this link.
    Happy planning.
    Let me know if you have more questions

    #92 IndianBride

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      Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:00 PM

      if you like snorkeling, the palace has the best beach for that. If you like swimming in the water, the beach/caribe side is the best for that.

      #93 heather007

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        Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:12 PM

        I agree with IndianBride for the best beach. However, the beaches are all beside each other so people staying at all of the Barcelos' are all over the different beaches. Check out my reviews in wedding reviews for the Colonial, plus my thread on the hints and tips.

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        #94 IndianBride

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          Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:27 PM

          Thanks for the great advice Pierre!

          #95 heather007

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            Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:18 PM

            Our wedding was at 3:15 p.m. and it didn't seem to warm at all. It was a beautiful day. Plus, you must remember that the breeze off of the ocean cools things down a lot.

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            #96 TrishB12

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              Posted 27 February 2009 - 02:53 AM

              I was just wondering if anyone knows about confirming your wedding date for 2010. Right now my fiance and I have May 3, 2010 on hold but need to send in our flight/accommodation itinerary in order to CONFIRM the date. I emailed Claudia awhile ago and she said that they are making an exception and will give us until the 2010 wedding packages come out, but she also said something about how it's usually five months from when you reserve the date. So does that mean that the itinerary is due when they come out with 2010 packages or will it be due 5 months AFTER the 2010 packages come out?

              I have sent her an email but it's been almost two weeks and there's no word from her, any help would be much appreciated!!!

              #97 heather007

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                Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:51 PM

                Go to Xe-hal. We went there for a day and we could have gone for more. It has amazing snorkelling, it is stunning, and we absolutely loved the view of everything. The park is huge so you can do almost anything there. We suggest going early in the day, we arrived at 8:30 a.m. right when it opened and there was hardly anyone else there for like 2 hours. It was great.

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                #98 niki2rude

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                  Posted 10 March 2009 - 05:13 PM

                  im curious, how easy is it to negotiate the packages and prices? we were hoping to be able to change a few things and possibly negotiate the rate per person if we do one of the beach ceremonies and a few other things.
                  thanks :)
                  ~~Getting hitched November 5th, 2009~~
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                  #99 CaraW

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                    Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:29 PM

                    Hello Barcelo Colonial brides!!
                    I am wondering if you would be able to help me out... my FI and I originally fell in love with the Barcelo Maya Palace, but the prices came back pretty high... so I started to look around but really nothing else struck my attention like the Barcelo did.. so I looked into the other Barcelo's. I think the Colonial is very nice, but I need some help making my mind up. (And some reasons to give my FI for why we should choose this instead of the Palace lol)
                    Can you tell me what made you choose the Barcelo Colonial over the Palace? Was it the price? Or something else?
                    Does anyone know if there's any other options for the ceremony other than the beach? (My dad is in a wheelchair so the gazebo at the Palace was what grabbed our attention).
                    Also, I can't seem to find many good photos of the Colonial, do any of you have any good photos you wouldn't mind sharing?
                    Thanks so much!
                    Cara

                    #100 sg1307

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                      Posted 28 March 2009 - 05:39 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by CaraW
                      Hello Barcelo Colonial brides!!
                      I am wondering if you would be able to help me out... my FI and I originally fell in love with the Barcelo Maya Palace, but the prices came back pretty high... so I started to look around but really nothing else struck my attention like the Barcelo did.. so I looked into the other Barcelo's. I think the Colonial is very nice, but I need some help making my mind up. (And some reasons to give my FI for why we should choose this instead of the Palace lol)
                      Can you tell me what made you choose the Barcelo Colonial over the Palace? Was it the price? Or something else?
                      Does anyone know if there's any other options for the ceremony other than the beach? (My dad is in a wheelchair so the gazebo at the Palace was what grabbed our attention).
                      Also, I can't seem to find many good photos of the Colonial, do any of you have any good photos you wouldn't mind sharing?
                      Thanks so much!
                      Cara
                      Hey Cara

                      My FI fell in the love with the Palace also, but after doing a lot of research, we ended booking at the Colonial (price-wise, it was more in our price range). I've read that MANY people were more than happy with the Colonial/Tropical and that it was more fun. Apparently the Palace can be a tad on the stuffy side. I definitely recommend checking out UNOFFICIAL BARCELO MAYA | Your unofficial guide to Beach | Caribe | Tropical | Colonial | Palace this site has all the information you need about the Barcelo and their forum has tonnes of questions regarding which one to stay at. Also keep in mind that the beach in front of the Beach/Caribe is supposed to be the best - may be important to you, I know it is to me!
                      As for wedding locations, I'm not 100% sure what else they have, but I'm sure you can find it on the unofficial site.
                      Anyway, I hope that helps..if I made any sense as to why we chose Colonial!
                      Also check out tripadvisor for traveler's photos - I find those to be the best ones!
                      Sophia




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