Ok so I will start with check in. Rob and I went a week early so our check in was a breeze, but the groups check in was a nightmare. I don't know if it was Air Transat fault, our TA's fault or the resorts fault but they had Robs 11 year old daughter with her own room, my sister had 5 rooms, my mom had no room and the list goes on but we did get it sorted out and everyone wound up getting a room. It just took longer than it should have and after spending over an hour on the bus that is the last thing you want.
The resort itself is alright, it is clean but a little to contemporary for me. The beds are terrible, the king we had the first week was hard and the double we had when our daughter came was soft. The first room we couldn't get face clothes on a daily basis and the second room the a/c wasn't the greatest. We tried to keep the king room and just have a cot brought up for our daughter as the hide-a-bed was not fit for sleeping on but they said they couldn't do that so we switched rooms but on our way to the other room we saw a single bed in the hallway. But it worked out better anyway as we were closer to the rest of our group.
The service was good. Breakfast alot of the time had no spoons to stir the coffee but it was a pretty busy place so you just roll with it.
We had our meeting with the wedding coordinator, we met with Cecilia and Pamela both were great, I did take my emails but didn't need them because Aracely did remember the issues we discussed. We are a pretty laid back couple so we had no huge demands and didn't do anything about having favors or anything like that. We did want the Mexican Trio to play at the ceremony and this seemed to confuse them a bit but it all worked out. We went over flowers and all the little extras that add up and then went upstairs to pay. They did come get my dress to get steamed in Playa and it hung in the wc office until the day of the wedding. Not once was photography mentioned and I didn't bring it up. Let sleeping dogs lie right.
We went to the Italian, Cajun and Japanese and French for our ala carte choices in the first week. The French and Japanese are longer meals so be prepared to sit and relax. They were all good but we did have later seat times.
We went to the spa for our massage and water circuit treatment. I must say the massage was great both of us really enjoyed it, the water circuit however was freezing, you got used to it but it was cold but free with the massage so we did it anyhow. I didn't bother with a hair and make-up trial as I didn't want to waste valuble vacation time.
Overall our first week was fantastic, very relaxing and enjoyable.
I will post more about the wedding later as I know that's whats important on here.