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Posted 20 May 2009 - 12:24 AM
Refusing access is normal. I had the same problem. I was just glad that they do keep us tourists safe inside.
I was going on the resort just for photos however the manager didnt tell the guard that we were coming so we were not on his list. Please dont blame security, it's managements or the wedding co-ordinators. Like yourself, I had to sit outside for 40 minutes while my fiance ran around the vendors looking for phone cards so we could call the manager at the Majestic.
Luckily my fiance is Dominican and speaks spanish and was able to communicate, but we still had to sit outside the gates and have all the tourist busses stare at us lol
The guard refused to help us and even told us that the manager wasn't there that day which was a lie.
anyway, we should be thankful the guards are doing their jobs but be frustrated with the lack of communication that sometimes goes on.
I'm sorry you had such a terrible experience. And I know exactly how you feel.
I hope the Riu is magical for you that that you have a fabulous wedding!
http://www.michaelsteingard.comMichael and Phil Steingard are located in Ontario, but travel to Punta Cana quite often during the year. There is a good chance they will be down already during your wedding week, so this will cut travel costs
Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:09 AM
This is a great lesson for other brides looking to do the same thing. If you do not speak spanish then bring a translated note or letter to show security guards and front desk personnel. Security is very tight without a bracelet which has its benefits and disadvantages. I often have to go from resort to resort while down there and I find that having a bracelet from another resort on your arm confuses guards even more because they don't know why you are coming to their resort if you are at another.
Like I mentioned though, traveling with a translated letter of intent, a smile, and lots of patience (I usually add an hour or so to my travel time for this sort of thing to happen) helps me out a lot.
Posted 20 May 2009 - 08:34 AM
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