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It seems as though the more I search online for the "perfect" hotel/resort the more frusterated I get!!! I can't stand looking anymore! I am ready to schhedule a scouting trip with my fiance so that we can see the hotels ourselves. Has anyone done this and do you have any suggestions.....PLEASEsmile41.gif huh.gif

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well, even if you do a scouting trip, there are so many resorts in RM that it will take your forever to visit them so first narrow down your choices.

 

1. AI or non AI?

2. kids or adults only?

3. price range?

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I can totally relate to what you are going through! I finally had to take a week off of looking at resorts, and then I went back with the mindset that there is no 'perfect' resort. But there are a ton amazing - 'close to perfect' resorts wink.gif

 

Try figuring out the top 2/3 things that are the most important to you - and then only examine the resorts that fit that criteria. I finally did that - and I am down to 2 resorts!

Good luck - let me know if you have any questions!

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choosing a location is the most frustrating part! I got soooo frustrated during that process, but once thats done you'll be ready to work on the fun stuff.

 

Like everyone else said, decide whats important and that will help you narrow it down. And ask us questions, many of us are getting married at different resorts and might be able to help you decide.

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Before we chose Dreams Tulum we made a checklist to compare the list of about 10 resorts we had it narrowed down to. We listed our biggest requirements like all-inclusive, type of beach, location, wedding services and prices, availability and cost to stay there. We eliminated a few right away and finally landed with Dreams Tulum as our choice.

 

Also, talk to a travel agent to get their opinion too. They can fairly easily come up with price lists and comparisons for different resorts.

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I am guessing you've already done this, but read through some of these threads to get a feel for what each of these resorts has to offer. In my opinion, this is the hardest part - so it gets easier after this! As the girls will tell you, I am such a list person - so I put all the PV Resorts we were considering in a spreadsheet and started writing down all the comments/reviews I was getting so I had it all in one place.

 

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/f10/

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/t2369

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My fiance and I have our travel agent looking into Dreams Tulum. Why did you decide to go with Dreams? What other resort were you thinking of?? Does it really get easier once you've chosen the resorthuh.gifhuh.gif I HOPE SO!!!!!!!!

I am so glad that their is hope!!!

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We chose Dreams Tulum for a number of reasons.

 

1. Location. We love the town of Tulum, snorkeling, cenotes, Mayan ruins, Akumal and everything else around there. Being a 10 minute drive from my favorite restaurant in the world is a big plus.

 

2. Price. Very reasonable room rates

 

3. Wedding staff. I heard nothing but good about Sandra the coordinator there, and so far it has been true.

 

Other resorts in the running were, Secrets Capri, El Dorado Seaside Suites, Akumal Beach Resort, Bahia Principe, Dreams Cancun, Mezzanine Tulum and a few others.

 

Things have gotten easier and more complicated at the same time. The big decisions are out of the way now. But I go into ADD mode when I am planning anything and obsess over details. We felt the big decisions were the resort, photographer and type of ceremony to have.

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Jason, I've read a lot of reviews about the 'new' vs the 'old' building at Dreams, that if you get the new one, you're fine, if you get the old one, you're stuck with no hot water and other problems.

 

Have you heard about this?

Is there a way to be sure you're in the new one?

 

Thanks!

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