Dreams Huatulco are there anymore brides?
Posted 07 February 2009 - 01:32 PM
I'm just wondering if anybody has seen/been to or heard anything about las brisas huatulco? We were planning to get married at Dreams, but my fiances parents go every year to Las Brisas and are very insistant that we go there instead.
Their arguments are that:
1. Las brisas is much more lush.. it is like a botanical garden everywhere, with lots of greenery, beautiful flowers etc. . and is still immaculately clean.
2. There is more to do at las brisas.. at dreams, you have a hotel on a beach.. period.. at las brisas there are tennis courts, basketball, sports.. lots of places to walk/run.. etc.
3. They say that the beaches are better, there is a snorkel beach, and then two others, and that at dreams, you often can't swim because of the rough water.
4. They say there is no shade at dreams.. and since your options are be in your room, go to town, or be at the pool/beach, it might be a rough week for this reason.
Overall, she said that she thinks our guests will have a better time at Las Brisas.. and now I'm not sure what to think.. is there anybody who has seen both or heard anything different? I would love some more info!
Posted 07 February 2009 - 02:10 PM
I kind of was told the opposite of la brisas! I think that is definitely more lush for sure but the two hotels are completely dif. Dreams is more modern and simple and brisas is more the mexican style and its older. Its also very large with lots of stairs (which is why we didn't choose it, we wanted it to be easy to find everyone and also easy for our grandparents to get around). The restaurant selection is also smaller there, i think they only have 2 or 3 restaurants that are a la carte. And the beach at the dreams resort is supposed to be the best beach and has the best snorkeling around the rocks. So?! Im not sure what to tell you. We were looking at la brisas cause our travel agent recommended it, and it was cheaper, but dreams is definitely more 'us' and more our guests. And there will be a multiplex for sports at the dreams, its just not built yet!
I would go onto the tripadivsor forum for huatulco, you can hear alot of peoples opinions on there. I would definitely say Dreams is the best hotel in huatulco for the money you pay, at least thats what we have gathered by all the reviews we have read.
maybe im a little bias though?! haha.. but really, I understand where your coming from cause we laid out the pros and cons for las brisas, dreams and the barcelo.
Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:59 PM
Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:45 PM
Posted 08 February 2009 - 02:47 PM
We loved the Dreams properties. Everything is brand new except for the concrete structure. They are continuing to plant trees and flowers so it still looks a little bare. That was one of my concerns when I saw some of the pictures. However, after being there, I am no longer worried. There are 7 restaurants at the Dreams hotel, which is nice as it offers some variety. There is a tennis court, that is not yet open due to the renovations. The fitness center is also brand new and is scheduled to open, along with the tennis court, in the middle of February.
The beach at the Dreams is, in my opinion, the best beach along the Tangolunda Bay. It has so much more character than the beach at the Barcelo, or the Quinta Real. The Dreams beach is next to rocks and is beautiful. There was barely anyone at the beach at the Quinta Real. The chairs at the Barcelo beach are roped off, which I didn't quite understand. There is a ton of shade at the Dreams, however you need to go "stake out" a chair early in the morning. They appeared to go fast. It was rather crowded when we were there.
We did not see Las Brisas as you cannot get to it from the beach at Dreams. You can see the hotel across the bay, but I did not get a close look at it. So, I really can't comment on the beach or anything at the Brisas.
I think one of the most important things to consider is how responsive they are to you as a bride and the questions you have. Rocio at Dreams has been fabulous! She is great at returning e-mails. If Las Brisas is not responsive, that will only add to your headaches. Definitely keep that in mind. If you have a date in mind, it might be to your benefit to check with both hotels to see if they have availability.
Hope this helps!
Posted 09 February 2009 - 02:12 PM
Is the other Bride who booked March 3rd, 2009 in here?
Apparently you are getting married on the Beach and I at the Gazebo. But at some point we are both going to be kicked out of our areas and sent to the Disco!!!
No offence of course -- but I'm not okay with this. We are EACH supposed to be the ONLY bride of the night you know. I just asked Rocio about options, but I just don't know what she's going to come back with.
I have my date printed on a bunch of items already, and I'm sure you do to.
Ohh I hope you're in here -- we need to talk!
Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:34 PM
Could you move your date? or were you really wanting the 3rd? I dont remember another bride saying the same date as you, but hopefully she gest on here soon!
Posted 09 February 2009 - 03:50 PM
Did anyone get pricing for extra person charges for cocktail hour (outside of the 20 included in the pkgs) or for extending the reception another hour?
Posted 10 February 2009 - 10:04 PM
But does anyone know if the convention center is done there yet? It shows in the blue prints on the site that it has 4 rooms that can be sectioned off or combined --- I asked if our dinner & reception could be in there (the Mitla & Monte Alb¡n rooms) so that way we don't have to move our party. But I guess this is only an option if constuction on it is done
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