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Hi SChica! So excited to see your review/post on your site visit! Thank you so much for helping all of us brides out. I will def give guest services a call closer to the date. For now, we're all planning on dressing up anyway. It's going to be our Halloween Joint Bacherlor/Bachelorette Party! hehe And, I already know what my costume is going to be! 

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Hey Vettiebean, the WC I spoke with didn't know about any events scheudled for Halloween. Maybe try calling the hotel's guest services directly to see what they have going on...

 

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@SChica  Thank you for all the info and the inspection form! Can you ask MP if they have special events planned for Halloween?

 

Does anyone else know if there are special events on Halloween? Would be so much fun! I am probably going to ask my guests to bring costumes either way! Impromptu costume contest? Thriller blaring through portable speakers? Suuure, why not?!? smile123.gif

 

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Hi ladies! I am a November 2011 Indian DW bride! There's a 95% chance we'll be doing it at the MP! :)

 

For anyone thinking about doing a site visit, thought you might find this information useful. Palace resorts can give you a double occupancy Deluxe room for $226/night (that's $113 per person per night) for a max of 3 nights. Which is much cheaper than the site! Basically you have to fill out a form (I attached it here) and send it back. Then they'll contact and make the arrangements with the specific resort you're interested in. You'll have to pay extra for your airport transfers.

 

 

 

 

I'm planning to go down to MP next week, and will give you all a full report! Let me know if you have any specific questions and I can try to get them answered when I'm there. Thanks!


 


 


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SChica, I would love to read your review.  Please tell me where to find it.  Thanks.
 

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Hi SChica! So excited to see your review/post on your site visit! Thank you so much for helping all of us brides out. I will def give guest services a call closer to the date. For now, we're all planning on dressing up anyway. It's going to be our Halloween Joint Bacherlor/Bachelorette Party! hehe And, I already know what my costume is going to be! 

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Originally Posted by SChica927 View Post

Hey Vettiebean, the WC I spoke with didn't know about any events scheudled for Halloween. Maybe try calling the hotel's guest services directly to see what they have going on...

 

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Originally Posted by Vettiebean View Post

 

@SChica  Thank you for all the info and the inspection form! Can you ask MP if they have special events planned for Halloween?

 

Does anyone else know if there are special events on Halloween? Would be so much fun! I am probably going to ask my guests to bring costumes either way! Impromptu costume contest? Thriller blaring through portable speakers? Suuure, why not?!? smile123.gif

 

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Originally Posted by SChica927 View Post

Hi ladies! I am a November 2011 Indian DW bride! There's a 95% chance we'll be doing it at the MP! :)

 

For anyone thinking about doing a site visit, thought you might find this information useful. Palace resorts can give you a double occupancy Deluxe room for $226/night (that's $113 per person per night) for a max of 3 nights. Which is much cheaper than the site! Basically you have to fill out a form (I attached it here) and send it back. Then they'll contact and make the arrangements with the specific resort you're interested in. You'll have to pay extra for your airport transfers.

 

 

 

 

I'm planning to go down to MP next week, and will give you all a full report! Let me know if you have any specific questions and I can try to get them answered when I'm there. Thanks!


 


 

 


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The coordinator should be contacting you 3 months before the wedding. When you originally signed your contract you should have received a welcome letter from your onsite coordinator it has her contact info in the letter. You can email her if there are things you want to take care of but be prepared that it will take a while(about a week) to get a response.

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Hi...I am getting married May 29 at moon palace!! I know...I am a little worried that only talking to the WC 30 days ahead is not going to be enough time!!



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Ladies, so I went down to MP Riviera Maya to check out the resort for our Nov 2011 wedding. We are having a traditional Indian wedding, so we were looking for some very specific things. I've included my overall resort notes below with a bunch of pictures (sorry in advance for the super long post!) -- my next post will be about the ceremony/reception sites we looked at. Def let me know if you have any questions, happy to help anytime!

 

First of all, we had no trouble booking our transfer to the hotel (for free) on their website and finding the drivers at the Cancun airport. We stayed at MP Sunrise; the lobby was beautiful!

 

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Everyone was so nice when we checked in, but we were annoyed that everyone has to wear wristbands (anyone going for the wedding will have a white one)! The work around for pics is that you can cut off your wristband, hold on to it, and then take it back to the lobby to trade it in for a new one when you're ready. They told us that we'd have trouble getting food/drinks anywhere in the resort without the bands... annoying, but workable. We're actually going to see if they'd let us wear them on our ankles while we're there so we don't have to worry about it too much and cause the inconvenience for our guests...

 

We ended up staying in a Superior Deluxe room (the cheaper ones were sold out already). The rooms were really nice -- marble floors, granite counter tops, really big glass shower, jacuzzi for two, balcony w/ a hammock, liquor mini bar... you can definitely tell the resort was built 10+ years ago, but it's still really nice and well maintained.  Also, as an FYI, there is free wi-fi and free calling to the US & Canada all over the resort. And the safe in each room is pretty big (I was able to fit my 15" laptop, wallets, cell phones, passports, jewelry boxes, etc.). Note too that there were NOT iPod hookups in every room; we didn't have one... The doors are also pretty thin so you could hear people talking in the hallways, but it wasn't too bad.

 

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We walked around the resort and noticed that the pools aren't heated, nor are there any hot tubs outside. They said the only hot tubs are in the rooms... The beach was awesome! The sand is white and powdery soft (not rocky at all), and the water is very blue with pockets of turqouise, so pretty!

 

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The pools in Sunrise were HUGE! And there was a lot of stuff to do around/in them (i.e. ping pong in the pool, volleyball, etc). They also had a ton of entertainment, music and of course, the swim up bars -- or you could go over to the Nizuc pool which was still nice with a swim up bar, but much quieter.

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There were some fun bars. The pool bars of course are always fun, but there's also this cute bar, called Columpios Bar (or Swing Bar) by the pool area; it's very cute and played hip-hop Top 40 music most of the time... The disco was also very fun, played a lot of fan favorite music and stays open until 3am, so we'll likely head there after our reception for the after party!

 

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Lastly, the food. The food was pretty average (as it is in most all-inclusive resorts). However, please keep in mind that we are vegetarian, so we did not try any of the meats... Other people have said the food's really good! Being vegetarian (and knowing that 75% of our guests are vegetarian) we were looking for options and found some good ones, but it wasn't the best food I've ever had in my life. The breakfast at El Gondola in the Sunrise Lobby was GREAT -- tons of options! Many of the lunch places were very average, but there is a brick-oven pizza spot right by the pool area which was very good as well. For dinner, we took a golf cart over to taste Bambu and La Trattoria in the Golf section. Both of those restaurants were pretty good... here are some pics of the different places.

 

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Hope this helps! Again, let me know if you have any specific questions... I'll be posting more about the wedding specific things we looked at in my next post!

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SChica927

 

Can you please email me the photos so I can see them, for some reason they didn't post with your review?

 

Cheers.

Nicole

 

Originally Posted by SChica927 View Post

Ladies, so I went down to MP Riviera Maya to check out the resort for our Nov 2011 wedding. We are having a traditional Indian wedding, so we were looking for some very specific things. I've included my overall resort notes below with a bunch of pictures (sorry in advance for the super long post!) -- my next post will be about the ceremony/reception sites we looked at. Def let me know if you have any questions, happy to help anytime!

 

First of all, we had no trouble booking our transfer to the hotel (for free) on their website and finding the drivers at the Cancun airport. We stayed at MP Sunrise; the lobby was beautiful!

 

Picture 170.jpg

 

Everyone was so nice when we checked in, but we were annoyed that everyone has to wear wristbands (anyone going for the wedding will have a white one)! The work around for pics is that you can cut off your wristband, hold on to it, and then take it back to the lobby to trade it in for a new one when you're ready. They told us that we'd have trouble getting food/drinks anywhere in the resort without the bands... annoying, but workable. We're actually going to see if they'd let us wear them on our ankles while we're there so we don't have to worry about it too much and cause the inconvenience for our guests...

 

We ended up staying in a Superior Deluxe room (the cheaper ones were sold out already). The rooms were really nice -- marble floors, granite counter tops, really big glass shower, jacuzzi for two, balcony w/ a hammock, liquor mini bar... you can definitely tell the resort was built 10+ years ago, but it's still really nice and well maintained.  Also, as an FYI, there is free wi-fi and free calling to the US & Canada all over the resort. And the safe in each room is pretty big (I was able to fit my 15" laptop, wallets, cell phones, passports, jewelry boxes, etc.). Note too that there were NOT iPod hookups in every room; we didn't have one... The doors are also pretty thin so you could hear people talking in the hallways, but it wasn't too bad.

 

Picture 174.jpg

 

Picture 176.jpg

 

Picture 179.jpg

 

Picture 180.jpg

 

Picture 181.jpg

 

We walked around the resort and noticed that the pools aren't heated, nor are there any hot tubs outside. They said the only hot tubs are in the rooms... The beach was awesome! The sand is white and powdery soft (not rocky at all), and the water is very blue with pockets of turqouise, so pretty!

 

Picture 196.jpg

 

The pools in Sunrise were HUGE! And there was a lot of stuff to do around/in them (i.e. ping pong in the pool, volleyball, etc). They also had a ton of entertainment, music and of course, the swim up bars -- or you could go over to the Nizuc pool which was still nice with a swim up bar, but much quieter.

Picture 208.jpg

 

Picture 209.jpg

 

There were some fun bars. The pool bars of course are always fun, but there's also this cute bar, called Columpios Bar (or Swing Bar) by the pool area; it's very cute and played hip-hop Top 40 music most of the time... The disco was also very fun, played a lot of fan favorite music and stays open until 3am, so we'll likely head there after our reception for the after party!

 

Picture 211.jpg

 

Picture 213.jpg

 

Lastly, the food. The food was pretty average (as it is in most all-inclusive resorts). However, please keep in mind that we are vegetarian, so we did not try any of the meats... Other people have said the food's really good! Being vegetarian (and knowing that 75% of our guests are vegetarian) we were looking for options and found some good ones, but it wasn't the best food I've ever had in my life. The breakfast at El Gondola in the Sunrise Lobby was GREAT -- tons of options! Many of the lunch places were very average, but there is a brick-oven pizza spot right by the pool area which was very good as well. For dinner, we took a golf cart over to taste Bambu and La Trattoria in the Golf section. Both of those restaurants were pretty good... here are some pics of the different places.

 

Picture 190.jpg

 

Picture 252.jpg

 

Hope this helps! Again, let me know if you have any specific questions... I'll be posting more about the wedding specific things we looked at in my next post!



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For my ceremony/reception site review & pictures:

 

Gazebos: There were 2 gazebos & 1 chapel gazebo. The 2 are Bugambilias and Tucan.  I liked Tucan because 1) it has a really long aisle for my enterance, and 2) it's close to the Grand section and further away from Sunrise & Nizuc; which to me means that less people are going to be around. Our ceremony is 3 hours or so (traditional Indian wedding), and the Bugambilias gazebo is really close to the motor sports area, so the WC told me that we shouldn't be surprised if we see boats, jetskis, parasails, etc in the background in the ocean during our ceremony... So for us, that kinda sealed the deal on the Tucan Gazebo.

 

This is Bugambilias:

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This is the aisle at Tucan:

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This is Tucan:

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Beach: I didn't ask much about this, but FYI the decor company Zuniga was setting up a bunch of things on the beach when we were there, and honestly, they can build you pretty much anything you want; so you can use the set up they have already there, or create your own (except, I don't know how expensive Zuniga is; I'm awaiting a price list from them as we speak...)

 

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I think this wedding's reception was held in the gazebo/lawn area:

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Here's the horse & carriage we saw:

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Terraces: There all pretty much blank canvases, and you can decor as much as you'd like. Here are a few:

 

Lake Terrace:

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Bugambilias Terrace (I think): This is in the front of the Gazebo (away from the water).

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Tucan Terrace: This is behind its Gazebo, toward the water.

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Ballrooms: We have a pretty big party and will be having 2 events in ballrooms, so we checked out the following:

 

Star Ballroom: This is in the Sunrise Lobby 2nd floor. There are 3 sections to this room (this is only 1 section) -- so they can partition it to where you have 1, 2, or all 3 sections open.SDC11656.JPG

 

Carey Ballroom: This is in Nizuc's lobby main floor. Again, 3 sections here, this is only one.

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Again, hope this helps and def let me know if you have any questions! Happy to help!

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