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#711 RachelHip

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    Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:30 PM



    Originally Posted by kristamarie View Post



    OMG I'm getting married there onm April 9th!!! 

     

    I wouldn't worry too much about the reviews on T.A,  I think for the most part Sandos has really good reviews.

     

    As for Royal Elite..I have no clue.  BUT I did email Maria about the swim up bar b/c I read the same post, and she said that ALL guests have access to the swim up bar. (most important part ;)

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    Originally Posted by RachelHip View Post

    Hi All!  I'm getting married at Sandos on April 7th!  I'm soooo excited!!  But, I do get a little nervous now and then when I look at trip advisor.  I know I shouldn't always listen to those things, but sometimes it does get to me.  Does anyone know what this Royal Elite Club thing is?  I know there are special areas where only those people can go, but has that been an issue for anyone?  And does anyone know how much that costs?  I saw on trip advisor that someone said that the swim up bar in the Riviera section is only for the Royal Elite members...Is that true???   One more question...has anyone had an issue with the resort being too crowded?  There has been mention of this on trip advisor from time to time.  Thanks ladies!!


     

    Thank you so much KristaMarie!  That makes me feel better!  We'll probably see each other there!  My Fiancee and I are getting there on the 1st, and the rest of our group is coming at different times during the week. 

     

    As for the groomsmen...one of my friends got married in the Dominican Republic last year, and their groomsmen wore orange.  I thought it looked good!
     



    #712 leasexy24

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      Posted 08 February 2011 - 11:17 PM

      hello everyone

      my names leanne me and my fiance are getting married on the 4th october 2011. cant wait.. you ladies with weddings coming up must be very excited!



      #713 nmoreau

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        Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:06 AM

        Royal Elite is what they call the group of people that have purchased timeshare ownership thru the resort.

        At Sandos this is sometimes referred to the Select Club.

         

        There is a section of the beach and a small pool by the beach that is members only.

        Then there is a room in the central lobby and the meeting point lobby that is for members only.

         

        Otherwise the rest of the hotel is open to everyone.

         

        I was married there in May 2010.  You guys are going to enjoy it.  Maria is so wonderful and will make your day special.

        Just go with the flow and let Maria stress over the details.

         

        Have a great time.



        #714 motbride

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          Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

           

          I even warned some of our guests about time share vultures based upon what I had read but I have to say...not a single person approached us about that! We were there over Christmas week, presumably peak season, and it didn't feel overly crowded to me. The beach was full and busy but we were always able to get lounge chairs and the ocean is big! No super long lines when dining the buffets or getting drinks. I don't think you'll have any problems with that.

          #715 nmoreau

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            Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:11 AM

            We chartered a catamaran for our whole group (50 people) in Puerto Adventuras.  Our guests RAVED about it the whole trip.  We did that instead of a huge reception type party.

            We used FAT CAT.  They were wonderful, they even helped us celebrate a guests birthday on the boat. 

            We had drinks, snorkeling, sailing and they even had a fishing boat where some of the guys were on and they caught a huge fish!

            It was so worth the money.  You should check into them if you want to have the whole group on a day trip!



            #716 ColoradoBride11

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              Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:36 AM


              That sounds awesome! How much per person??
               

              Originally Posted by nmoreau 

              We chartered a catamaran for our whole group (50 people) in Puerto Adventuras.  Our guests RAVED about it the whole trip.  We did that instead of a huge reception type party.

              We used FAT CAT.  They were wonderful, they even helped us celebrate a guests birthday on the boat. 

              We had drinks, snorkeling, sailing and they even had a fishing boat where some of the guys were on and they caught a huge fish!

              It was so worth the money.  You should check into them if you want to have the whole group on a day trip!




              **Marrying my best friend on November 3rd 2011 @ the Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Spa**

              #717 nmoreau

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                Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:29 AM

                With charter, transportation round trip and the cake for the birthday I think it was around $60 per person and we had 50 people.

                The charter can only take 45 people and then they added the fishing boat for free to transport the remaining people.

                FAT CAT was awesome!  Plus where you get on the catamaran is where they have some swim with the dolphins and lots of little shops.

                So it was a good "outing" for some of the less adventurous people.

                People are still talking about swimming with the sea turtles and the snorkeling, the crew was great, we were jumping off the boat, etc.

                Very worth the money.

                We opted for this over a big reception at the hotel.



                #718 hwilley218

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                  Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:15 AM

                  What is everyone doing for the reception?  I keep going back and forth over renting out the disco. It's my last thing to decide on and I've been debating it since last year...


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                  #719 kristamarie

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                    Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:10 AM

                    Hi ladies!  I'm wondering if the arch/gazebo worth the $240??  Could it just look tacky or wierd without one?  Thoughts??



                    #720 hwilley218

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                      Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:51 AM

                      I was wondering the same thing- I've seen pictures without it and it still looks nice, but after having seen the site with the arch it looks like it is missing something.


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