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#1 alrager

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    Posted 27 February 2007 - 06:29 PM

    Hey everyone,

    Here is a link to my photos of my trip...I mostly attached pictures of the Mayan because that is where I am going to have my wedding. If you want a descriptions of my photos...do THE SLIDESHOW...IT EXPLAINS THE PICTURES.

    Yahoo! Photos - Amy s Scouting Trip

    MY REVIEW:

    I just went to PV for 3 short days...it was amazing. The first night I
    stayed downtown and I almost reconsidered my idea of a PV wedding. I had
    never been to PV until then. We stayed by restaurant row and it was fun of
    people partying and tons of fun restaurants and shops. The beach was nice
    but not what I thought it would be. For me...it wasn't where I invisioned
    my wedding.

    The next day we went to Dreams...then I knew I made the right decision to
    have it in PV. Dreams is a beautiful place for a wedding....very private
    AND secluded. We got there early for our appt. with Marilu and they
    wouldn't let us in. We took a walk about a block up the street and found a
    really cute restaurant to eat breakfast called La Playita Beach restaurant
    at Linda Mar hotel. It was good find...it has it's own private rocky
    beach...and the manager quoted us $95 pesos pp per hour to have a rehearsal dinner there including drinks. Fun idea if you are going to have your
    wedding at Dreams. PROS:private/SECLUDED beach ceremony/reception on the beach CON: you have to pay extra for non-guests..YOU HAVE TO LEAVE AT 11PM...Marilu might work with us though..she said she was going to see if my guests and I could hang out at the bar until 2am

    Then we went to Mayan...oh my goodness...this place took my breath way. The pictures on the internet don't do it justice. Marcos, the wedding planner
    there is really easy to work with and gets back to you really quickly.
    Marilu at Dreams tends to take a while. The Jetty (grass area) is where the
    wedding would be...I wasn't sure if I liked the idea...I really wanted to
    get married on the beach in the sand. I have reconsidered...the view from
    the Jetty is amazing...its like your in the water. PROS: private beach
    ceremony/reception perfect for small weddings...WE get to leave at 2am!!!
    CONS: I can't think of any.

    Lastly we went to the Westin. I think this place is beautiful too but
    better for a large wedding. I am only going to have around 40 people so we
    would only get 2 or 3 pergulas on the beach.
    PROS: beach sand ceremony/reception on beach under pergulas (really
    beautiful) CONS: Not as private for a small wedding...better for bigger
    weddings.

    So I made my decision on the Mayan...I am so excited the place is so trendy
    and the Mayan influence makes it a very unique hotel. I like how private it
    is for a small wedding...the other two aren't as private for smaller
    weddings. I also like the idea that we get to stay until 2am...also there
    is a fire pit in the outdoor reception area...I think that will be fun for
    the reception.

    We have also changed our wedding date from June until February of next year now. The weather there right now is perfect...summers can get really hot there. I am so excited...I'll be getting married in a year now...instand of
    year and half now. Goodness I have lots to do.

    As for restaurants...we haven't decided on a rehearsal dinner spot yet...to
    be honest we didn't eat a lot...we were too busy going to the hotels...we
    tended to just get a muffin or drink when needed. We mostly sampled
    appetizers and had a drink...so I don't know if I am the best to ask about
    how it tastes. I am not a big eater so it was hard for me to eat alot
    because we wanted to go to as many places as possible. I will say that all
    the appetizers we great at all the places except one place (El Dorado...but
    their dinners might be better??) As for beautiful views and great
    appetizers Las Palomas...El Palomar..El Felipe...La Playita...my
    photographer recommended the El Kliff but we didn't get time to go there. I
    wanted to try others but we ran out of time.

    I was going to do a full dinner but now I am considering doing appetizers
    only...it was so expensive for me at most of those places when you included
    drinks into the price...I only wanted to spend between 30-35 pp. I might
    just have my rehearsal dinner at the Mayan...Marcos said he could work
    something out. Or I might look into Barcelona Tapas...who had their
    reception there I wish I would have tried it.

    Well...I hope I was some help...you all have helped me so much...all your
    comments really helped guide me on my trip to PV. All the hotels there were
    amazing...it is really hard to choose one.

    One more word of advice...if you take a taxi from the airport...go over the
    bridge on the outside of the airport to get a taxi...those are the local
    taxi drivers and they won't charge you as much as the airport take drivers.
    We only paid 10 pesos from the airport to Old PV downtown....we stayed at
    Los Arcos Hotel. Also...if you can bring someone who speaks Spanish it can
    help you get better prices and advance. My friend that came with me was
    born in Mexico...she was like my planner...I got an excellent price for my
    wedding...I know it was all because of her. Everyone told me I wouldn't get
    my price without a planner...I stayed within my budget of less than $7000
    for everything.

    Well thanks again for all your help...if you can think of any questions let
    me know.

    Amy

    #2 Sarah

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      Posted 27 February 2007 - 06:36 PM

      Thanks for the great review Amy- I'm sure this will really help PV brides. I'm glad you settled on a place, the Mayan looks like lots of fun. I enjoyed your slideshow- the bar looks awesome! The jetty where the wedding will be is beautiful too...

      #3 TammyB

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        Posted 27 February 2007 - 06:45 PM

        Great review and I'm sure it will come in handy for all future brides. Now that you have a year to plan, I suggest that you go look for dresses,, and post pictures.. lol (it's not me without asking for more pictures.,,, sorry, lol)

        #4 mexico15

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          Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:02 AM

          Great review! Thanks for the information...very helpful! We are getting married at Dreams, so I am glad to hear more about it. Does the bar there have music playing or is it just a quite drinking get togther?
          Thanks!

          #5 amyh

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            Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:09 AM

            Amy, thanks so much for all the info!!! I contacted Marco and he sent me a ton of info and pics of the Mayan! You are soo right, the pics on thier website are nothing like the pics he sent and the ones you posted. I am actually reconsidering Dreams, but I have to see if the Mayan is in our budget. Are you paying a location fee? Is Marco allowing you to bring in an outside photog?

            I will post all the info soon on the Mayan thread in the PV forum for anyone interested in this hotel. I love it!!! BUT it is not an AI, uggh or else it would have been soooo perfect!

            #6 TammyWright

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            Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:52 AM

            great post amy!

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            Posted 28 February 2007 - 12:57 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by amyh
            Amy, thanks so much for all the info!!! I contacted Marco and he sent me a ton of info and pics of the Mayan! You are soo right, the pics on thier website are nothing like the pics he sent and the ones you posted. I am actually reconsidering Dreams, but I have to see if the Mayan is in our budget. Are you paying a location fee? Is Marco allowing you to bring in an outside photog?

            I will post all the info soon on the Mayan thread in the PV forum for anyone interested in this hotel. I love it!!! BUT it is not an AI, uggh or else it would have been soooo perfect!
            are you gals talking about the grand mayan? I am showing $140-170 per night for double occupancy.

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            #8 amyh

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              Posted 28 February 2007 - 01:14 AM

              no, the mayan palace in PV.
              are you gals talking about the grand mayan? I am showing $140-170 per night for double occupancy.


              #9 anaderoux

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                Posted 28 February 2007 - 02:22 AM

                Great review Amy!!! I'm sure PV brides will appreciate it!!!

                #10 alrager

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                  Posted 28 February 2007 - 04:00 AM

                  I am glad that you guys that my review was informational...sorry I didn't taste that much food...I am a light eater...I spent too much time talking and taking in the beautiful views.

                  As for the rehearsal cocktail party at the Mayan Palace...I didn't even notice if it had music...we were there at 11am in the morning so that's why no one was there. The bar is beautiful though...I kinda hope it isn't too packed so we can have the place to ourselves...I am excited because the bar has 2 pool tables...so that will be fun...I love pool.

                  Let me know if you guys have any other questions. I am in the process of finalizing everything at the Mayan...I am so excited.

                  amy




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