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Has anyone gotten a confirmation recently that they won't allow bonfires? I have written Aurora but still haven't heard back. I will let you know what she answers, but based on some recent posts I am not getting my hopes up.
I was told they no longer are available!!

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On a more positive note though, Michelle I see your wedding is only a couple of weeks away!!! I hope that you will write a review and let us know what the current scoop is on Dreams Tulum. You must be getting really excited!

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Does anyone know or heard how much a cab from the airport to DT costs? One of my guests is flying in solo and the transfer company wanted to charge him the 2 person minimum of $110!!!!

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Does anyone know or heard how much a cab from the airport to DT costs? One of my guests is flying in solo and the transfer company wanted to charge him the 2 person minimum of $110!!!!

My husband and I just got back from Mexico on 3/6. We took a cab from Iberostar in Puerto Morelos to Dreams Tulum and it was $65 plus a tip. Iberostar is about 15 minutes from the airport so it's probably at least $80 or so plus tip for a cab from the airport to Dreams Tulum. Renting a car one way might be an option for him. I think we found one online for $75.

For those on here who are thinking of booking a group trip to the Tulum ruins from the resort, a cab is $7 one way plus tip. Also, to get into the ruins it is $51 pesos ($5) and you MUST pay in pesos. You can also pay for a guided tour, which is more, but we did not do that. They have little boards with information written on them that tell you about the different ruins.

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Yes please! I would also love to hear about anyone's recent experience with the make-up application and who they used. Another beauty service that nobody ever talks about is manicures/pedicures for beautiful wedding hands. On the first page Sunbride said all brides were NOT happy with this service. Is this still true?

Trinidad was my hair and makeup person in May 2009. She was really great. Made my hair really pretty and my makeup very natural, made my eyes look fab. a little heavier makeup, might need to soften a bit, but overall very great. Not sure if she is still around there or not. You can always email the spa and ask if she is still there.

As far as mani/pedi's....NOT GOOD AT ALL! It was like they never painted a toe or nail in their lives! And they did not speak english very good or at all. They did not know how to buff and file either. I would suggest getting it done before you get there if you can. My MIL and SIL just got their nails painted and they were very displeased. It looked like a child painted them! So, my recommendation would be to do it before you get there.

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Hola!

 

My husband and I just returned from our first trip to Dreams Tulum since our wedding last May 09. We got back on 3/6. Everything was fabulous! It was very crowded this time for us as last year we were there during swine flu which spoiled us because the resort was so empty.

 

Just a reminder that during the days if you want to sit by the pools or on the beach with everyone in your wedding party, you MUST get there super early, by 9am to reserve chairs. By 10am there was not a chair available. Just throw some magazines or books or shoes on the chairs. we reserved chairs before we went to breakfast at 8am and there were definitely some reserved already.

 

I did notice they were building this sort of wooden deck just south of where the wedding gazebo is. It looked like it is going to be for private dinners. It was being built close to the woods/jungle. There were stairs leading up to it. Again, it was in the early stages of being built, so I'm not sure exactly what it is, but it really looked like it might either be for private dinners or maybe it will be an outdoor massage thing. Thought I'd give you all an update on that.

 

Also, the temperature during the day averaged about 79-80 degrees and at night it averaged around high 50's-60 degrees. It was actually quite chilly in the mornings until about 9:30-10am and at night from 6:30/7:00pm on. I had to throw my jeans and hoodie on one night it was so chilly. It was very different from my May 1, 2009 wedding where it was almost 90 everyday and the nights were warm. Just a heads up on that for brides getting married in the month of February 2011 and beginning of March 2011. Pack a few sweaters and long pants.

 

We did see one wedding at the resort and I felt so bad because it was so chilly that night (50 degrees) and they were sitting outside eating. They also had this music video thing playing on the beach on a big screen and it was quite loud. I'm sure the wedding party heard it. So, just confirm with the WC that there will not be any loud movies or events going on close to your reception. The reception was at the activities pool. We didn't even want to eat outside that night at the caribbean party it was so chilly so we ate inside at one of the restaurants.

 

One last thing....don't forget BUGSPRAY! If you are like me and the bugs like your blood, bring bug repellent and also anti-itch relief cream for when they do get you. It would be cool if you are making welcome bags to throw some in there for your guests. They do sell bug repellent at the resort but it is quite pricey.

 

I think that's it. The resort is still the same beautiful place I remember. We actually got to go to the Tulum ruins this time. They were closed down because of swine flu when we were there last year. Very beautiful. Highly recommend seeing.

 

There is also a snorkeling excursion where you go to three different drop points (2 cenotes, one outside and one in a cave and the ocean) that is quite amazing. They can book it at the hotel for you. It was a ton of fun.

 

Everyone is so friendly at the resort. The entertainment staff will peer pressure you into participating in all of the activities. They are a lot of fun.

 

Best,

Katie

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Hi I'd read recent posts on here that they are no longer allowed but when I submitted my wedding planning info to Aurora I played dumb and included instructions for the bonfire times at my wedding reception. Her reply was that they do not allow bonfires to which I replied they were allowed 2 years ago when I booked my wedding and have been in my plans since then, I really laid it on thick saying I'd heard such great reviews about how they give a great atmosphere to the reception and is there no way they could reconsider etc...

Her reply was short and sweet
" the hotels environmental policies no longer allow bonfires."

Its a no then!!
BUMMER
Thanks for letting us know - now I'll have to let FI know - he's like a big kid so I'm sure he'll be sulking...

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Hi I'd read recent posts on here that they are no longer allowed but when I submitted my wedding planning info to Aurora I played dumb and included instructions for the bonfire times at my wedding reception. Her reply was that they do not allow bonfires to which I replied they were allowed 2 years ago when I booked my wedding and have been in my plans since then, I really laid it on thick saying I'd heard such great reviews about how they give a great atmosphere to the reception and is there no way they could reconsider etc...

Her reply was short and sweet
" the hotels environmental policies no longer allow bonfires."

Its a no then!!
BUMMER
Michelle - Your wedding is only a few weeks away and I recall that you were planning on having your wedding in the chapel (me too!) - I'll be looking forward to you reviews and pictures! :)

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Boo to no bonfiressad.gif
On a more positive note though, Michelle I see your wedding is only a couple of weeks away!!! I hope that you will write a review and let us know what the current scoop is on Dreams Tulum. You must be getting really excited!
Ha Ha Ha... Im far too stressed to be excited!

I will def be posting my review and planning thread on my return.
Just no time to get it sorted at the moment.. honestly girls GET ORGANISED!
I had 2 years to plan this wedding and put so much stuff off till the last minute that now its not even funny. I havent even started about half my DIY projects yet and we are leaving in a week..AAAAAGGGHHH!

On a happier note tomorrow is my Hen party YEEEAAAGGHHH friday.gif

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Michelle - Your wedding is only a few weeks away and I recall that you were planning on having your wedding in the chapel (me too!) - I'll be looking forward to you reviews and pictures! :)
YOU CAN COUNT ON IT!!!smile03.gif

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