Any Info on Vallarta Palace?
Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:02 AM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 11:13 AM
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 02:10 PM
Why did we choose Vallarta Palace over the others? From what I can tell, the Vallarta Palace resort gets better reviews on other travel sites, (like Trip Advisor and Expedia,) and AAA gives it a higher diamond ranking than it does Moon Palace and some of the other Palce Resorts. Trip Advisor has it ranked as the #2 resort in the Nuevo Vallarta area, and I have had friends who have traveled there say it is a beautiful resort with a lovely beach. We also went with Vallarta Palace because there was more availabilty earlier in 2009, with many Saturday evening options still available. We also liked the fact that it rarely gets impacted by hurricanes, though they do have a "rainy season" from June to November. We looked at the fact that many of the gulf-side resorts must rebuild their beaches due to hurricane erosion. I was also worried that if the gulf side of Mexico got hit by a hurricane this season, we may have some remodeling and damage issues lingering in May of 2009 for our ceremony.
I spent a lot of time reviewing various options in Cancun, Cozumel, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Florida. This seemed to be an affordable option for an AI that has received consistent reviews. There's actually a beach there, which is not always the case at many of the gulf-side resorts. They can also accommodate larger wedding parties, so if we end up with more than 40 guests, we would still be able to have the ceremony on the beach.
I hope this helps. I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have, if you want to send me a private message. I'm just getting started on the planning, and as soon as my WC gets back from vacation, I really hope to get the ball rolling. Good luck on your selection process!
Posted 29 August 2008 - 09:38 PM
Posted 30 August 2008 - 12:21 AM
Posted 30 August 2008 - 06:41 PM
I just had an appointment with my stylist, who spends time each year in Puerto Vallarta. He's never stayed at the resort, (they prefer smaller, more intimate places to stay,) but he said the resort is very pretty and it sits on a non-crowded stretch of beach. He also said it's only a short trip into town, if you want to experience more of the local flavor. He's supposed to share all the local places to visit, with some off-property shopping and restaurant suggestions. I'll share them with everyone once I have them. He also told me all about the "Love Bridge" that Richard Burton built for Elizabeth Taylor in Puerto Vallarta, and that we should go see it if time permits. Sounds fun!
Posted 30 August 2008 - 07:04 PM
We have never been to PV let alone stayed at Vallarta Palace but we did go to Cancun last year for vacation and stayed at Cancun Palace and LOVED it. From what I hear the Palace resorts (because they are a chain) are very similar. We are going to have a private welcome dinner there the night before our ceremony at Las Caletas and actually are in the midst of getting our group rates locked in.
I have seen some pics of other who have vacationed there and it looks AMAZING! (actually very similar to the hotel in Cancun)
I am glad to see there are now some other Vallarta Palace brides on here! Earlier this year when we had thought we decided on Palace, I think I was the only one on here!
Posted 31 August 2008 - 10:45 AM
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