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Help! Which All Inclusive in Riviera Maya?

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#11 Meyer2010

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    Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:36 AM

    Hello and welcome! You will LOVE this forum!

    We chose the Catalonia Riviera Maya because it was the most reasonable. My guests are paying $1100 for 7 days/6 nights, including flights from Michigan to Mexico, all transportation and it's also an AI resort. Not to mention it is kid friendly as we have friends/family bringing some kids.

    Good Luck in your search! ;-)

    ~ Erica

    #12 lnf_munchkin

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      Posted 15 October 2009 - 04:03 PM

      I ended up chosing Dreams Riviera Cancun. Here are some of the things that I actually ranked the resorts on for importance to help me make the decision. Adults only or kids allowed (I totally would have went AO if I could have), cost, Location (I didn't want cancun, but I didn't want to be as far down as tulum either), price of wedding package, pictures on Trip Advisor for look and feel of the rooms, and the rest of the resort. One thing to note about dreams resorts, there are no wrist bands, so you don't have to worry about them being a nusence for you or your guests on the wedding day (most resorts allow to to remove them for the day).

      #13 randi.renstrom

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        Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:12 PM

        I spent months trying to decide on a resort! I narrowed it down to two...the Barcelo Maya and Riu Palace. We are waiting to hear back from our TA on prices etc. I am very excited about both of these places though!! Good luck on your search!!

        #14 LDeeken

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          Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:22 AM

          We chose the Iberostar Del Mar for our wedding. The Iberostar has 5 levels and the del mar is the least expensive. I think (from St. Louis) our guests are paying $1300 per person for 7 nights. I thought this was a great deal!! We also liked this resort because they have a gazebo, the beach, and a chapel for the ceremony. They also have a great option for a private reception.

          #15 dallasbride

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            Posted 19 October 2009 - 11:02 PM

            I think we are going with Dreams Tulum. We are waiting on package details but it seems like they do a great job catering to weddings.

            #16 Paige2010

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              Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:37 PM

              I chose the Riu Palace- I have stayed at the Riu Palace in Cabo and it was amazing! The property and the staff. The prices are around $200 per night. They have a beach and gazebo option. Also, they have several nice restaurants and bars to definitely please all of your guests. The only thing I have come across this far that I'm not too happy about is that no matter what time your wedding is the reception is from 8:45- till 11:00 at night- kind of a late and awkard time (and for it to be private the two hours is going to run around $1700 extra)

              #17 margin123

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                Posted 22 October 2009 - 03:47 PM

                Originally Posted by thefuturemrslutz
                Before giving up on Grand Velas or Azul, check with a TA. I am getting married at Le Blanc. Grand Velas and Azul Sensatori were two of my top choices as well. While, Le Blanc is still about $500 a night, I did get better deals than I expected. It ends up being about $1000-$1250 per person, including airfare. Grand Velas was more than that and Sensatori was about the same. I know Secrets Silversands is a very modern resort too. They are running some specials right now.
                Wow! That sounds like a great price for Le Blanc! How many days/nights is that for?

                #18 ccone

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                  Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:54 PM

                  Where did you get the $378 per person for the Grand Velas? Did you use a travel agent for that? I found it SO much cheaper to get a quote directly from the hotel. I did a site visit at Grand Velas and Azul Sensaotri.... I can't say enough great things about the Grand Velas. Its the best resort I've ever stayed in.... It's amazing!!

                  #19 ChristinaP

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                    Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:37 PM

                    A travel agent would definitely help you to find great group rates. We narrowed it down to a few we liked, and decided on the Grand Palladium because we have been there and LOVE the resort. It's about $150 pp per night (cdn) but most of our guests will be going on the whole package deal.
                    It can definitely get overwhelming in choosing if I doubt you will be disappointed with any resort in that area. They are all amazing...speaking from experience!

                    Good Luck!

                    #20 JenniferSS



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                      Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:58 PM

                      Contact TA Jill- she is fantastic! She was a Dreams bride and is a Dreams. and Secrets Resorts specialist!

                      Originally Posted by EmmaGaussoin
                      I am also curious about which all-inclusive people would recommend. I love dreams but I can't decide between Cancun, Tulum or Cancun Riviera.

                      I also really like the Secrets resorts. Does anyone have any information on these. I know they are similar to Dreams on Adults-only but what about their weddings and are they more expensive?

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