Originally Posted by MandM 2011
Hi Popo - thanks for the info!
I am leaning that direction myself but I am trying to find a place where we can block 30-40 rooms (70-80 people) but still keep an intimate feel rather than feel like we are st Disneyworld...
FYI, I spoke to one of the WC that Sensatori uses in Miama, her name was Elizabeth Riff - seemed very honet and talked about the pros and cons quite openly.
She had not been to the resrots and was relying on her colleagues and customers for reviews but is going this week-end to check them all out.
My travel agent, whom I trust implicitly, has booked many people there and has heard nothing but great things - EXCEPT, there are no beachview rooms, rather a 5 minute walk to the beach from the "jungle", but if that doesn't bother you - everything else seems top notch.
My hesitation with Sensatori is that it is such a HUGE resort that I am worried that we will feel like we are on a production wedding belt, with one after the other...Elizabeth did confirm that it id not uncommon to have a wedding everyday of your visit - YOUCH! I want it to at least feel intimate.
Another locale that my agent recommended was Dreams Tulum or Cancun (which is NOT in Cancun, don't worry). My only complaint so far there, is that the food, to me, was well below what Sensatori offers - much less choice and more expensive.
FYI, I stayed at the Bahia Principe, about 8 years ago and simply fell in love with Tulum, the beaches, the people and the ruins...had the most amazing Scuba Diving experience as well.
Fellow sisters, please respond to my statements above if you have found anything different or better!!!
SO EXCITED Woo Hoo!!!
Sensatori is really an inimate feel, it only has 440 rooms (compared to Dreams Tulum which has almost 800) Bahia Principe I think is about 800-1000 rooms as well.
The beach might not be as nice as it is down in Tulum, but the food is far better than any other resort I have been to in the area.
As for the wedding every day (I think they can host a maximum of 2 a day), you will not feel less special or inimate. I don't think we even noticed all the other events going on during the week of our stay. The staff and hotel are wonderful at making you the most important person, and making sure your events are perfect!
Good luck with your decision.