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That is a great idea about the baseball caps!! Thanks for sharing!

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No problem - he went online and found a bunch for about $5 each, so he even had new ones (with stickers, which the guys seemed to love). He was pretty proud of himself :)
 

Originally Posted by KristinaM View Post

That is a great idea about the baseball caps!! Thanks for sharing!



 

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Originally Posted by ocean123 View Post

 

Dominicanally - thanks so much for sending me all the details. That helps a lot!

I am getting married April 2013 and my rate came in at 1300.00 pp taxes incl from Toronto with Transat. They offer wedding packages that are a lot lower the the resorts packages..Has anyone booked the package with Transat? It is is Bliss wedding package $850.00 and comes with a lot.

 

If you don't mind me asking but what does the $850.00 package include? I am planning to get married Nov.26, 2012 and just wondering what Transat is offering compared to the resort.

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Hey ladies, I am getting married jan 2013 and coming from Toronto, Ontario . The price I got quoted for a 7 day all-inclusive is $1884. This is very, very high (especially since I've been here in jan for under $1000). Has anyone one else got really high prices or better?

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Hey There,

 

My pricing is for April, which is usually cheaper than January....but wow - 1884 does sound pretty high!

We got quoted 1345 taxes included from Toronto/Ottawa departing April 6, 2013.

 

Originally Posted by Shelley123 View Post

Hey ladies, I am getting married jan 2013 and coming from Toronto, Ontario . The price I got quoted for a 7 day all-inclusive is $1884. This is very, very high (especially since I've been here in jan for under $1000). Has anyone one else got really high prices or better?


 

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I am also getting married in Janaury 2013, for 7 nights/8 days for my guests it is $1300 - $1400 pp with flight, taxes, hotel, and transfer. But I don't know if it is different in Canada than the U.S. Looking at Ocean Blue prices for the year though, I haven't seen under $1000 at all for 7 nights. Other resorts yes, but not here. That $1884 seems high though. I did notice that once you got into February prices went up drastically.

Originally Posted by Shelley123 View Post

Hey ladies, I am getting married jan 2013 and coming from Toronto, Ontario . The price I got quoted for a 7 day all-inclusive is $1884. This is very, very high (especially since I've been here in jan for under $1000). Has anyone one else got really high prices or better?


 

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thanks....I was thinking the same thing.  I would feel weird not tipping, so we'll probably tip everyone :-)
 

Originally Posted by ntlsnow View Post


I went to Punta Cana, DR last June (different resort). You do not have to tip by any means BUT I found out that a few dollars goes a long way. For instance, we tipped a great bartender a few times and the rest of the 7 days we were there he always took care of us. Same thing with the maid, we would leave a few dollars everytime we left the room (sometimes a gracias note) and we would have extra towels, extra items in the mini fridge, and one time a beautfil bouquet of flowers from her. So while it is not customary, I would suggest tipping. It doesnt have to be every time you order anything, but a few dollars here and there and they are beyond grateful. They work crazy hours and for 24 days straight I believe so I wore my heart on my sleeve and tipped them. They are very appreciative people. :-)

Hope this helps!
 



 



 

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I am the same way- I usually tip at least 20% at restaurants.  The service has to be pretty bad for me to tip the 'standard' 15%.  Years as a waitress will do that to you.
 

Originally Posted by KristinaM View Post

I think this is a matter of opinion and varies by the customs wherever you live and your own personal feelings.

 

Yes, they are technically included and you are absolutely not REQUIRED to tip.

 

I always tip-- we bring a couple hundred dollars in singles and tip for drinks, at meals, the maid, and for any one who provides us service that we are appreciative of! The way I see it is that some staff go above and beyond to make your stay great and I personally like to acknowledge that.

 

There's no real "rules" on tipping- some don't at all, some do only when they receive service that they feel is above and beyond, and some tip for everything (I waitressed for too many years in college and probably over tip for everything). But it shouldn't affect your service either way.

 



 

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