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urggghhh my guests think the colonial maj is too expensive!!

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ok so i thought i had picked a resort - the colonial majestic but now most of the people i want to come say they can not afford $ 4000 per couple plus spending money. is there anywhere else that is not soo expensive that i can look into

 

im not happy sad.gif but i understand that they cant afford it - any comments would be greatly appreicated

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$4000 per couple plus spending money sounds like a lot to me.

 

Our honeymoon, for 8-days at PPR was WAY less than that - and we stayed in Royal Service. Is this a rack rate from online or a special rate through a travel agent? If its not a TA rate, I would recommend looking into one. We saved a LOT of money that way and got some freebies thrown in.

 

We got married at Paradisus Punta Cana and while some guests stayed for a week, most stayed 4-nights (although they wish they had stayed more) and it was more like $379pp for 3 nights, plus $179pp per night extra, plus airfare.

 

There isn't much need for spending money, other than tipping and souvenirs. Everything else should be included..

 

I am very interested to see where your $4000 per person is coming from. It's a little outlandish for Punta Cana - which is overall a very affordable place to go for DW's.

And if you are in eastern Canada - I know most airfares are exceptionally reasonable...

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that is a lot of money for a trip to the dominican republic IMO. I wouldn't want to spend that much, especially when this is a trip they didn't plan themselves or a location they are dying to get to.

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I am staying at the Palma Real and i upgrader to the top of everything bc this will be a once in a life thing trip and it 5959 +air for two people for 7 night. So I think that is kinda high inless thats for the top of the line room. At Palma Real 4 day 3 night was 8 somthing a person plus air and I now there are other places that are lower.

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Wow - I just went to the PPR website to look at prices for next March. They have REALLY gone up on their prices since our wedding in April 2008.

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I am in Western Canada and all inclusive trips from here to Dominican everytime we have gone were around $1600 plus taxes so depending on what taxes are usually ends up around $1900-$2000/person. I did not find too much that was less there were a couple hotels like Dreams that were like $1400 plus taxes but from Western Canada if that is where you are but I haven't seen much cheaper. Our family in Eastern Canada is paying around $300-$400 less but they have a shorter flight time we have about 8hr flight from Edmonton.

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I think it works out to be cheaper for a 7 day all inclusive for Canadians. We generally buy as a package deal and do not get to separate them out like you can in the US for DR, Jamaica and Mexico. My MOH in the US did hers separate and it was cheaper than what we got as a group rate.

 

If you are close to a border, have you looked at flying out from the US?

 

I know where you are coming from though, we looked at the Majestic when we first started planning. Regular and group rates came back too high for our guests as well. They only wanted to spend $1500 taxes in. We ended up going with the Melia which has the option of regular rooms and upgraded Royal Service rooms. My wedding was just as beautiful as I imagined even though we didn't get our first choice for resort.

 

Have you looked at the RIU's or another complex type resort or is your heart set on the Majestic? Complexes give guests options pricewise. If you go that route, make sure though you aren't paying extra fee's or have to rules that you have to have the wedding in a specific location (e.g. Riu's have a rule, wedding is where 80% of guests are staying).

 

It's tough when you have a DW, because you know some people can't make it regardless of how much they want to go.

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