@calgarybride2015 the resort is actually set up so it has like a corridor down to the beach, they have tennis courts and things like that along the way and apparently I've read somewhere that they have golf carts to go back and forth during the day if you really need it. I never thought it was a big deal because after all you eat so much on an all inclusive that a bit of a walk really won't hurt anyone. The only downside is that you can't go back and forth to the room 100 times during the day but that's ok.
I was looking at some other hotels and the cheapest thing right now for that week is $1500, for a lesser quality hotel. My fiance explained that we're getting married and that's why we didn't chose something for $1300. It might be awesome for a vacation, but not really wedding material. Also, if they're thinking of paying for day passes 2 days that $160 already, so I mean, you might as well book with the group. We're not paying for their day passes and my fiance made that very clear to them. It's enough that we have to pay for them to attend the wedding while not getting any perks. They're really not helping us in numbers to get a free cocktail hour or other free events (i know this sounds super selfish haha but it's only because I know that they could easily afford to go). The only plus side is that because we're having a private reception the day pass for the wedding day is free.
@NJBride2014 I would also be extremely mad that he's trying to convince others to do the same. I have friends who are students and they're coming to our hotel and these guys who are graduated in a profession where they make good money are saying they can't go. We explained to them that they can pay per month, but apparently even $200 a month is too much. Grr, I'm super upset. My fiance said that it's not a big deal to him but I could tell from his tone of voice that he was pretty hurt.