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#1 jennyatk

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    Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:58 AM

    Well let me start by saying this forum is great and I love reading everyones ideas and thoughts. So I am asking for everyones suggestions in helping me find a resort. I have been to a travel agent and well... not much help. I have browsed and browsed and when I think I have a place narrowed down I read a couple reviews on tripadvisor and once again I am back to square one. I started out wanting to be a Moon Palace bride. Then I really liked the Dreams Cancun. Then I thought these places were going to be to busy. I looked at some pictures of both and the beach at moon palace looked a bit rocky and way to much seaweed. I love the beach so thats why the beach there is such a concern. Then I found something with dreams that turned me off. I have looked at probably every resort!! The biggest problem is I am paying for my parents to fly down there and stay so I am trying to keep the cost down with out putting them at a different resort. My family is very important to me and my parents have had some really rough times and I want to do this for them. I just really want to find a wonderful place that wont kill my bank account!! Please any kind of suggestions would be great!

    #2 Martha

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      Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:15 AM

      If you want a beautiful beach head more south to Tulum or Akumal.

      Good luck in your search. I was originally a Cabo bride!

      #3 tvt

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        Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:18 AM

        I don't have a resort for you, but I just wanted to say that I searched my brains out before deciding on a resort. And, like you, I'd pick a place and then go read as many reviews as possible. The thing is, you're always going to find someone who hates it.

        I have been to Moon Palace, and I'll just tell you that we LOVED EVERY SINGLE SECOND we were there. The beach does get a little seaweedy though. But the resort itself makes up for it over and over again.

        #4 Yari

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          Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:23 AM

          I started off as a Cabo bride and ended up at PV bride.

          Scour this site for reviews on different resorts. They were vital in making my decision.

          #5 KLC77

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            Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:27 AM

            I don't have a suggestion for a resort, but I wanted to say that I would take what you read on tripadvisor with a grain of salt. I think that site is great to check out people's pics, but as for the reviews, there are just some people who will always find something to complain about. One guy complained that people spoke Spanish at one of the resorts I was considering- Hello, its in Mexico. lol So, just figured I would throw that out there. If the beach is what is most important to you, then find a place with a great beach and unless all of the reviews are complaining about the same things I wouldn't worry too much about them. There are also some great photogs on this site who live in the area and could probably make some recommendations for you... Good luck!

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            #6 jennyatk

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              Posted 09 July 2008 - 02:59 AM

              Everyone thanks for responding. I totally agree with the tripadvisor part. I do try and just look at the pictures but i end up wondering what the bad reviews were all about. Sometimes pictures can say a thousand words! I told my FI that we are going to sit down together and decide whats really most important and go from that. I am up for for more suggestions!! I might go and see another TA on Sat. I was just so frustrated with the last one and her lack of knowledge on weddings. I just want the picking part to be over! lol oh well off to keep looking. oh one last thing have any of you heard of Grand Sirenis Riviera Maya? I really liked this resort but wedding info was pretty limited. thanks again!!

              #7 ~Melissa~


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              Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:01 AM

              If you're interested in Dreams Cancun you should talk to TA Jill. She got married there and it was such a gorgeous venue for a wedding. Just PM her and I'm sure she could assist you more than most TA's.

              #8 becks



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                Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:27 AM

                The further south you go (Tulum, Akumal) the nicer the beaches get.

                If Dreams Cancun holds appeal, then what about Dreams Tulum?

                My TA recommended the Grand Sirenis when we were looking, I can't remember why we decided against it, but I do remember the prices being great!

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                #9 DanielleNDerek

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                  Posted 09 July 2008 - 11:28 AM

                  like others said, i wouldn't listen to all the reviews on trip advisor. I tried to focus on the ones that had the good and bad about the trip, they are probably the most honest ones. I would only listen to the bad reviews if there was a lot of them in a row, that's never a good sign. But if there's a great review then a bad review, i tend to think the bad review was someone who was really picky or complains about everything. KWIM?

                  But definately check out the reviews on this site of the resorts.
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                  #10 nde062010

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                    Posted 09 July 2008 - 01:32 PM

                    Picking the resort is the hardest part! I still switch back and forth between 3 or 4 resorts. I'm hoping it will be an easy choice after we do site visits in a couple months. There isn't a perfect resort. There are pros and cons to each whether its price, beach, or just the wedding sites ... but try not to get too frustrated with the smaller stuff ....

                    oh and some of the tripadvisor people are just plain crazy!

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