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I am getting married at Dreams Tulum, so I obviously do like it quite a bit. When I was there, there was only the old part. I thought the old part was quite nice, very Spanish colonial. I'm actually more nervous about the new part! Apparently, they made it all swishy and fancy, and in a much different style than the old part (which is what charmed us in the first place). Apparently now they're painting the old part to look like the new part. In my opinion, they should have made the new part look like the old part. Very pretty and vibrant colors and beautiful architecture.

As for the rooms, we loved our rooms (in the old part when there was only an old part). They, again, had tons of charm and were pretty nice for the money.

The restaurants and bars are fantastic, we tried all of them and loved them all.

If your wedding is going to be small (less than 20 peeps), I strongly suggest you book the chapel. It's gorgeous.

Hope this helps.


P.S. Yes, they're weims. I noticed on someone else's pic that my sig pic is very dark. I'll have to post a lighter one. You have a puppy? How old? It must not be a weim if it's a good dog! (only kidding, I will probably only ever have weimaraners. They are my heart)

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Hi Laura....


Thanks again for the info- I am going to look into prices there again.

Riley is 3 months old, and is sooo smart. He knows how to sit, stay, shake, lay down, roll over, fetch, and kennel up. he also picked up on the potty training right away. But, he is also turning into a little terror, biting and chewing on everything! Hopefully it is just a phase!

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That is so funny, because I have been changing my mind on resorts on a daily basis! I am looking at RIU palace pretty seriously also now. Looks really pretty, good beach, etc.

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I do think Moon palace is more, but the two resorts are also very different from each other.


I think the first thing to think about is what you're looking for in a resort and then try to narrow it down that way first.


If you do a search you'll find a lot of threads with information on Dreams Tulum and there are also a few on Moon palace, that might give you more information to help in your decision.


Good Luck!

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We just got back last Saturday from our beautiful wedding at the RIU Palace Mexico. I'm working on a review along with pictures. We initially wanted the wedding on the beach, the wedding coordinator advised us against it but left it up to us. We went ahead with the courtyard...it was great. Even though it wasn't entirely private we didn't notice had no clue other people were watching us and taking pictures of us all around because everyone stayed a respectful distance away. On the beach however, we witnessed a renewal ceremony and people gathered as close as possible, there were beach chairs so close to the aisle, and yes there was speedo boy and topless girl in the vicinity... We took pictures of the differences and were soooo thrilled with our decision.


The resort was awesome, we had 11 guests ranging from 21 to 50s in age. EVERYONE loved the resort and the fact that they could roam to the other neighboring RIU's and take advantage of those facilities as well. It's within walking distance to town, it's a cheap cab ride to town, and you do not want to miss the Playa Del Carmen town experience for sure! The food was surprisingly good at the resort, I've been to Dreams in Puerto Vallarta and Sandals in Ocho Rios Jamaica and the RIU resort was by far the most flavorful and best food I've had at an all inclusive. We saw lots of families there too so kids were definitely welcomed and accommodated.


I'm the happiest happiest girl in the world right now and so thankful that everything turned out so perfect with soo little planning!

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One more thing I should mention, we walked up and down the beaches in the Playacar area. None of them were that great, mainly because of errosion. There were large large sandbags in the water that looked like beached whales, in front of pretty much every resort in that area. But, the beach at the RIU Palace Mexico had soft marvelous sand, plenty of beach chairs, and plenty of areas to swim, it wasn't rough, or dangerous or rocky like I've read. On your way from the resort to the beach area you walk through a grove of palm trees in the sand, it's very lovely and very nice, then the sand goes downhill a little bit and then you get the view of the sand bags. I can share pictures once I get them downloaded to anyone who's interested.

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