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#1 sdbtrflygrl

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    Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:23 PM

    Anyone know anything about this resort?

    Our TA is recommending it for our honeymoon...it looks expensive only she says it is amazing...

    Just wanted to see if anyone else is considering it...

    #2 Ayita

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      Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:12 PM

      I walked past it when I was in Xcalacoco in December. It's just next to the Princess when you go toward Cancun walking on the Beach. It was still in construction, but it was getting close to the finish line. First thing you have to know, it's HUGE ! It took us like 10 minutes to walk from on end to the other. We were joking about people that would get a room on one end of the resort, and would have to go the other end for whatever reason. Like, shoot ! I forgot my jacket in the beachfront restaurant ! and there you go for 10 min

      When we were there there were some big sandbags (or ??) in the water, I think they are trying to build up a beach with sand in the water because the whole are is pretty rocky.

      It's made of big buildings that are 3 stories high. Each appartment is built in such a way that they have a terrace facing the sea with open air - like, the terrace above you would be farther away, in the back, you can actually see it in the pics on their website.

      Other than this, I don't know ! One thing, it's more 10-15 min away from Playa del Carmen than the announced 5 min on their site. It's still close, though.

      #3 sdbtrflygrl

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        Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:26 PM

        Cool! Thank you for the update.

        From what I understand it is so big because half is family and half is adults only so it is spread out to keep the adults only separate...that is what they say at least. :)

        I am happy someone has seen it and it actually exists!

        #4 mysti

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          Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:14 AM

          We're heading to Grand Velas next week. After a disasterous attempt to pull off a Wedding at nearby Azul Fives, our TA moved us and our entire party over to Grand Velas. So far, the Wedding Coordinator has been so incredibly helpful, much unlike those at Karisma Resort (parent of Azul) and the pictures look amazing.

          #5 Ayita

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            Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:14 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by sdbtrflygrl
            Cool! Thank you for the update.

            From what I understand it is so big because half is family and half is adults only so it is spread out to keep the adults only separate...that is what they say at least. :)

            I am happy someone has seen it and it actually exists!
            Hum !? I wonder how they do this. From the part I saw, beachfront (I understand there's a lot more in the back), the swimming pools and restaurants are all north, and there are a whole lot of room south that are super far from them. If you look at the pic that is on the welcome page on their site Puerto Vallarta Resort - Grand Velas All Suites & Spa Resort - Playa del Carmen Resort., you'll see what I mean... the south is on the left side of the pic... So not sure how they do the split... this makes me wonder ?

            #6 sdbtrflygrl

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              Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:05 PM

              Mysti congratulations on your upcoming wedding! How exciting!

              I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back...I totally want to see your pictures!

              Congratulations!

              #7 sdbtrflygrl

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                Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:06 PM

                Ayita I am not sure either about the layout...my TA says it makes sense when you are there...maybye the adult section is just so far away the kids don't want to walk that far haha!

                #8 jfinch

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                  Posted 24 January 2009 - 01:32 AM

                  I've heard Grand Velas RM is breathtaking. However, I want to see for myself. Soooo, off to Mexico I go! I have scheduled a property tour next week and plan to take a ridiculous amount of pics. I will post them when I get back. Stay tuned...
                  Finchy

                  #9 sdbtrflygrl

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                    Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

                    AWESOME! I am so excited. I want to hear everything...food...pools...beach...rooms! :)

                    Have an amazing trip...sooooo jealous!

                    #10 loanmao

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                      Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:09 PM

                      jfinch, how was your trip to GV? Can we see some pictures? FI and I are seriously considering it for our wedding. Is the beach still rocky or is it super soft? Any additional info would be great!!! Thanks




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