It's great to hear that the team at Amsterdam is amazing. They took 2 weeks to get back to me, but I suppose that the holidays were in the mist of that. I would love to have it at Bucuti, but we want to be able to just hang out with his young neice and nephew. There are some great pics of weddings at Manchebo on here. I made a list of all the resorts and we just went down the line looking at everyone's rooms and wedding packages. It was tedious, but I feel comfortable that we are truly down to the best few for us.
Being across the street from the beach as opposed to on the beach is weighing heavily on my mind, but having the option of a two-bedroom suite would be nice for some of his family. For every PRO there is a CON. We are deciding before we leave my parent's house on Tuesday.
Oh, and to add to the stress of picking a resort (which inevitably someone will think is too inconvenient, too small, too expensive, etc.) I'm going to try on dresses for the first time tomorrow with my mother....
I hope you found a place for the date you wanted! Are you doing the civil ceremony there too?
Originally Posted by kellyu
Hi Katie 2012,
Just got back from Aruba. The team at Amsterdam Manor is amazing, so friendly and on top of everything. The rooms and facilities are really nice, if a bit on the small side. The only thing that really bothers me is the two way road separating the hotel from the beach. We also tried the food at Amsterdam Manor - it was very good. Bucuti's rooms are fantastic, I love all the thoughtful little touches like iPod docks. Bucuti is a bit more upscale. I also want a relaxed, intimate beach feel for my wedding so I like that both resorts are away from the main downtown area (although it is easier to get downtown from Amsterdam Manor than Bucuti). I'm also having a hard time choosing my venue - what might make the decision for me is the date I want at Amsterdam Manor is already booked What have you heard about Manchebo?