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#1 Iulia

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    Posted 04 May 2009 - 12:01 PM

    My guests would like to stay at Beaches Turks & Caicos during the week of the wedding (due to the resort’s great family activities, new water park, etc). We’re looking to split the vacation between Beaches and possible Grace Bay Club where we’re currently trying to book the ceremony and reception. Is there a reasonable distance between these two resorts? Also, are there any transportation companies that we can use to transfer our guests from and back to Beaches the day of the wedding? Any help is greatly appreciated!

    #2 Tropical Imaging

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      Posted 04 May 2009 - 04:11 PM

      It's definitely way too much of a distance to walk. You may want to check with GBC because they do have a complementary shuttle service for guests. With it being a lot of people, they may handle the extra arrangements for you. If you have to book a shuttle/taxi let the hotel recommend someone. They will use people they have found to be reliable. I can't tell you about the costs, our taxi drivers/shuttle drivers have a big hold on the industry which fixes rates on the high side. But if you are booking the wedding at GBC, see if you can negotiate in shuttle service as part of your package.

      It doesn't hurt to ask!

      Krys

      #3 Iulia

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        Posted 04 May 2009 - 05:36 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Tropical Imaging
        It's definitely way too much of a distance to walk. You may want to check with GBC because they do have a complementary shuttle service for guests. With it being a lot of people, they may handle the extra arrangements for you. If you have to book a shuttle/taxi let the hotel recommend someone. They will use people they have found to be reliable. I can't tell you about the costs, our taxi drivers/shuttle drivers have a big hold on the industry which fixes rates on the high side. But if you are booking the wedding at GBC, see if you can negotiate in shuttle service as part of your package.

        It doesn't hurt to ask!

        Krys
        That's a great idea Krys...I will try to negotiate in shuttle service. I hope it's not going to be a long ride between the two resorts. I already got back from Ileana and the date is available! I'm still waiting to hear from GBC regarding the children allowance at the dinner reception. I don't have much time to plan this event but it looks that once I have the place and photographer booked, which are priorities for us, then I can relax and take care of details:). Again thank you for the info!

        #4 Tropical Imaging

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          Posted 04 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

          it's not far, 5-10 minutes tops including getting in the van (seriously). Just not walking distance (probably 3-4 miles tops and we don't have traffic)....actually everything on island for the most part is under 15 minutes....LOL

          #5 Iulia

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            Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:46 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Tropical Imaging
            it's not far, 5-10 minutes tops including getting in the van (seriously). Just not walking distance (probably 3-4 miles tops and we don't have traffic)....actually everything on island for the most part is under 15 minutes....LOL
            Never been on the island so I have no idea how far things are from one another:)..The wedding coordinator at GBC got back to me and they would like to ofer us the lower palapa area at Anacaona restaurant....it looks really nice from the few picture that I've seen! Is this a popular restaurant spot for wedding receptions at GBC?

            #6 Tropical Imaging

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              Posted 06 May 2009 - 11:27 AM

              Iulia,

              All of GBC is lovely, It's a really nice resort and all of their locations (even by the grill restaurant are great). They do quite a few weddings at GBC so they will take care of you! One advatange of GBC is that all of their reception areas really do have views of the beach/water etc.

              Hope that helps....as for the distance on island. The island at it's maximum is only about 25 miles long and half of that is undeveloped. Traffic is non existent really, we have no stop lights etc. I get annoyed if it takes me more than 15 minutes to get somewhere....makes traveling back in the US and UK a test of patience LOL.

              Krys




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