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#11 JenniferSS



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    Posted 26 July 2008 - 11:54 PM

    Just remember though that it depends on the resort-

    As an example- at almost every 3.5 star and lower all inclusive they won't even have top shelf liquor.

    At some 3.5- 4 star properties such as Barcelo Maya Beach it may or may not be available.If it is there may be an extra fee for it.

    At most 4-5 star properties it is included. With the 4-5 star properties you have to find out if there is a large selection of top shelf choices or minimal.

    As an example I have pics of the bars at Sandals that have Absolute Reg & Citron, Tanguray, Jack Daniels & Jim Beam, Johnny Walker Red & Black, Tia Maria, Bailey's, Sambuca, Hennesey, JB ect ect - I can't read all of the labels in the pic! I probably spelled quite a few of thoose wrong but....hey I could only read enough of the label to know what it is!

    Booking a resort that accomodates the lowest price but not the tastes of the majority of your guests may be doing a diservice to everyone-especially the bride & groom as this will be your one & only wedding! You want to be sure that first & foremost your desires & expectations are met!

    This is really one of those things that you need to keep in mind for your guests- of course you want a great price but as in any vacation decision, a fantastic price for a disappointing experience is a waste of time & money. Paying a little more for a wonderful experience is.....priceless!

    #12 Tara

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      Posted 27 July 2008 - 12:25 AM

      Originally Posted by TA Jennifer
      Definately inquire of your TA as each all inclusives liquor policy is COMPLETELY different!

      This is definately a case of you get what you pay for.....the low to moderate all inclusives generally only include bottom shelf liquors. Some moderates will have a small selection of name brands at only one bar(usually at the lobby bar)- other higher end all inclusives have a better selection of name brand alcohol.

      Some all inclusives will carry the top shelf/name brands for an extra fee.

      Same thing for wine and champagne. Soome AI's only have a house brand, others no wine included and other have name brands included or available for an additional fee.

      Then you add in- what hours they serve the alcohol. Some AI's will have 24 hour service, others 10am - 10pm others noon - 9pm ect ect. You really have to do your homework on what AI's include and not make any assumptions.

      And then their is the issue if which resorts water the alcohol down.......yup there are quitr a few that do!

      I love AI's but many people are disappointed because they did not do their homework or hire a TA and so they assumed that certain things were included when they were not. AI's are not at all created at all equal and as I stated above you truly get what you pay for!

      This is one of the reasons I love Sandals & Beaches resorts- top shelf liquor and the bars are open early to late~ not that I'm a lush but when I am on vacation I want to be pampered and have what I want when I want it!

      I have an article on AI's posted in the article section- I highly recommend that everyone reads it as it gives some basic information on what the differences can be with AI's!
      Thanks Jennifer! I'll have to check out your article as I've been wondering about some of the AI basics as well.

      #13 JenniferSS



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        Posted 27 July 2008 - 02:07 PM

        Here is the link to the article !


        #14 Kathie

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          Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:10 PM

          Thanks Jennifer. I had seen this before. Good article.

          #15 erin025

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            Posted 30 July 2008 - 10:30 PM

            There is so much to think about...until you find a forum like this...I think I would be so lost!!

            #16 Tara

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              Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:00 AM

              Thanks Jennifer! I hope after reading your article that fi and i made a good decision with SGOR. Seems as though most of the things we are concerned about are covered. Thanks a bunch!

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