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#1 nmurch

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    Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:35 PM

    i have NO idea where we want to stay!
    we just want white beach good hotel, food etc, the norm

    i dont even know mayan? or cancun!

    can anyone give me an idea of where they liked to stay
    would stay again, have heard great reviews etc

    where would YOU stay?

    i need insight lol

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    #2 Mischaka

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      Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:40 PM

      yeah...i'm not sure myself. I'm having my travel agent just give me different places and prices. When she sends me my list i'm just gonna close my eyes and point. lol

      #3 mykidsmomtx

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        Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:53 AM

        We've been to Riviera Maya area several times. My favorite area is south of Playa De Carmen - the Akumal / Tulum area. Many of these beaches are on coral reefs so you might not have all the nice white sand, but it is beautiful and you can snorkel, etc. There are white sandy beaches in the area, don't get me wrong, but you just need to check out the resort to be sure. I also like to stay further south because it is less touristy. We stayed at the Grand Palladium a couple years ago and LOVED it!!

        However, for our son's DW, we are staying in the Cancun area, for several reasons. Cancun is very close to the airport, versus going south which could be an hour or so ride. Also, the Cancun area is in general a little more affordable. This is allowing more of our family to join in the celebration. We are having the wedding at the Gran Caribe Real Cancun. And lastly, the Cancun area is in the middle of the action so we don't have to worry about anyone running out of stuff to do! We plan to use the public transportation for some day trips to Playa and maybe even head down to Akumal for some snorkeling.

        Why not start with a search of resorts in a search engine such as Expedia or Funjet then check out reviews in say TripAdvisor. Then pick the place that best fits your budget and style.

        Oh, and one more thing, do you want a huge mega resort, such as the Palladium or a smaller, more intimate hotel/resort? There are pros and cons to each. Happy planning!

        #4 thefuturemrslutz

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          Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:49 AM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by Kelie11
          You should first figure out if you want an adults only hotel or if you have kids coming to the wedding. Then try to narrow down an area that you like. I chose the riviera Maya..technically my hotel is Puerto Morelos. It is only 20 mins away from the airport but in more of the "jungle" of Mexico. Meaning it is not like downtown Cancun. However, I do love Cancun! I also needed a hotel that allowed kids. If I were you, I narrow it down to a few hotels and then brose their particular threads on here. Good luck!
          She is right!! Make a list of "must haves" for your wedding. I would definitely enlist the help of a travel agent. Once you do, give your agent your list of "must haves" and she will help you come up with some resorts. I would also look at trip advisor and this forum to come up with additional resorts. It's completely what vibe you are going for. Originally. I was against Cancun, because we wanted to be in the "jungle" like she said. However, once I came across "Le Blanc," I was sold! Let us know if you need any help! Good luck!

          #5 aimee!

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            Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:52 AM

            I just got married at the Iberostar Tucan in Playa del Carmen, and it was FANTASTIC. Wedding coordinator was amazing! Resort was beautiful, food great, service awesome.

            I highly recommend it! I'm planning to get a review and some pictures up soon.
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            #6 nmurch

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              Posted 26 January 2010 - 06:31 PM

              WELL we have about 10 kids going.. all our family has kids etc... so somewhere friendly i seen the Barcelo Palace has a REALLY great location + great kids club + wedding ... what do you think??

              anywhere else with this? anywhere in cancun like this?
              jan 11 cant come soon enough...

              #7 TATrisha

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              Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:57 PM

              If you want white sand and crystal clear blue water, you'll have to go as far south as you can. Think southern Tulum. Further north and the water has a lot of coral (which is NOT a bad thing) but the sand isn't nice powder.

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