Posted 22 November 2009 - 05:30 PM
Why did you choose Cuba as your destination? Why did you choose the city, the resort?
We chose Cuba because it's probably the last expensive place in the Caribbean to fly to from Canada. Plus I've been there 3 times and LOVED it. I know the food can be bland, but the beach and the grounds are so awesome, the people are very nice, and the atmosphere is just great.
Then we chose Varadero because we wanted to be close to the city in case some people would want to wander out the resort, shop, sightsee, etc.
As for the resort, I wanted a nice beach, FI wanted a nice pool, and we both wanted a disco. Also had to be kid-friendly as FI's 12 year old will be coming with us. I prefer the bungalow look while FI prefers the "hotel" type, so we tried to find a compromise between the two. And of course, we were looking for one we lots of great reviews!
Posted 22 November 2009 - 10:26 PM
We picked Cuba because we wanted something that was relatively inexpensive since we'd be asking so many people to make the trip. My parents go there almost every year and love it, so that was another factor. Not having a lot of weird requirments to get married there was nice, too (ie no blood tests or translations needed).
We picked the resort we did because it's on a white sand beach that is supposed to be awesome and we're huge beach bums. It's a bit more secluded than some other locations and I thought that would be nice for a wedding. I wanted a resort that was a bit larger, with lots of bars and restaurants so that there would be something for everyone. I also liked the reviews I read about it- seems like they do weddings very well. Finally, my TA recomended it.
Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:44 AM
Posted 26 November 2009 - 01:46 AM
I like this idea! Honestly when I started planning I was thinking that Cuba would be down on my list - but after researching and being so frustrated with high prices in other countries I decided to look into Cuba (after talking to TAs and friends). I think Cuba gets a bad rep sometimes, although I'm not sure why! I have never been but I have only ever heard great things from ppl who have been there.
I am trying not to have unrealistic expectations of what to expect, but I'm sure it will be fun and beautiful (I have only ever been to Mexico which was very fun as well). I chose the same place as Melidell - for similar reasons. It is relatively new, and looks beautiful and is well known for weddings. The only down side is that there is no night life off resort, which is ok with me, there are still lots of excursions and things to do in the area. I am excited to experience a new country too.
PS - Itsfinallyhere - let's see some pics!!
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