We just came back from our site visit and all i have to say is ERC is amazing. There is nothing else that you could want that ERC doesn't already have or that they won't go out of there way to get you. The staff is absolutely amazing and they wait on you hand and foot. You can literally stay in the same spot all day without getting up at all
The grounds are absolutely beautiful and the beach is gorgeous. Food is also amazing; we were there for a short 5 days and didn't get to try every restaurant; but we were impressed alone with the breakfast and lunch options. Most all inclusive resorts we have visited in the past only offer buffet options for lunch. Not ERC! There are several options for breakfast/lunch where you can actually order from a menu which was a nice surprise for us. We even had fresh sushi rolled on the beach for lunch; yum
We spent most of our time relaxing on the beach; where they bring you as many drinks and as much food as you want. I didn't see too many people take advantage of ordering food on the beach, i think this was because the food in the restaurants was so good and it was nice to relax in these open aired areas/restaurants. Note: It was over 96 every day that we were there; and it felt over 100 easily.
Ramon was amazing. He pays so much attention to detail and really takes pride in what he does. I saw several weddings going on while we were there and even met some of the other brides. Everyone was so happy with the planning and/or how it all already turned out. We watched a small wedding on the pier and i was able to see the beach set up for another wedding that was going to occur the afternoon we were leaving. Pls PM if you would like to see pictures
Ramon walked us through the entire resort and really helped my fiance and i envision what are available options are. We are going to be married at the beach gazebo which is located on the excellence club side. This is nice because there are less guests that are in this area and more private. We will then most likely be having our cocktail hour on the pier. Depending on how many guests actually share this weekend with us we will be having our reception on the beach or in the foyer. If you have 50 people or more you can have the reception on the beach. We think we will have around 40-60 so we will see what happens.
The other option for a Saturday night reception is the Barcelona restaurant(Mediterranean). Fiance and i really want something more open air so we just didn't feel that this option was for us. The nights that each restaurant is closed can change at anytime; so there may be other options available when the time comes.
This place was so relaxing but at the same time if that's not what you are looking for there is so much to do. There are always people playing volleyball or hanging out by the swim up bar; but if you want to you can find a secluded area of the pool or relax on the beach all day. Whatever you want you get here! If you haven't already been there you future brides will love it.
BTW, The spa is amazing.....
Let me know if there are any questions and i will be happy to share