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To go All Inclusive or Not All Inclusive?

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#1 rosieposie

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    Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:49 PM

    I'm looking Dreams PV or La Villa Estancia Nuevo Vallarta.....Dreams is AI, but the Estancia is a $500-600 price difference per person when it's just flight + hotel.

    Is the location better for Dreams being in PV for places to walk around and party and such?

    Is food hard to find in Nuevo? Or should i just keep it simple and do AI?

    What is the majority of you ladies doing?

    #2 *Nadine*

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      Posted 23 March 2010 - 05:35 PM

      I think it depends on your group. For us we had over 60 people come so we wanted to keep it simple and have all the costs included up front so once our guests got there they didnt have to worry about budgeting for food or alcohol. The AI route made alot more sense for all of us.

      #3 autjo

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        Posted 23 March 2010 - 06:53 PM

        I agree wtih Nadine. We went the AI route as well since we had 50 people and didn't want to worry about meeting everyone's budget needs for dinners/drinks and such. It was really nice to just walk up and grab a drink or snack whenever you wanted and not worry about carrying money with you. Dreams is not walking distance to town, but it is only a $5 cab ride and really easy to get into town and back. Drinks were a little pricey at the clubs and the food in town is not super cheap either.

        #4 rosieposie

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          Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:33 PM


          We have about 10-20 people going....but I see what you mean by the advantages of going AI - simpler.

          It would make more sense since the only extra budgeting people would have to do are their own descretionatory spendings.

          Thanks ladies!

          #5 *Meagan*

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            Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:58 PM

            I also think AI is the way to go! Its so nice to get to where you are going and not have to pay a dime towards anything and just enjoy yourself. Good luck!

            #6 ~Jessica~

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              Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:05 AM

              I agree with the other girls and some people who are more nervous about traveling will really appreciate not having to go out and find restuarants, since they are already provided on the property and included in the room price!

              #7 kate.com


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                Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:08 AM

                I think AI is easier for the bride:) You won't feel obligated to pick up any tabs as you go like you would at a non AI. Dreams is close to town, as stated a $5 cab ride or 5o cents on the bus.

                #8 rosieposie

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                  Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:54 PM

                  Yes...thinking more into it now, I wouldn't know where to start on choosing restaurants to eat in town....

                  AI it is ... then people can eat & drink to their heart's content

                  #9 weddinggirl72

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                    Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:35 PM

                    I like both options and I actually considered Villa Estancia before picking Casa Velas. I do know that Villa Estancia has an all inclusive option and its reasonable. You may want to check it out! We were close to picking Villa Estancia b/c I have stayed there and REALLY liked it but ultimately we decided to pick CV to be closer to town and we wanted to go with a smaller boutique style hotel.
                    So far 68 RSVP's and 56 people are booked to stay at the resort!

                    #10 simplnsweet

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                      Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:26 AM

                      we stayed at La Villa Estancia in Cabo and left to go to the Rui cuz it cost us 800 dollars for 4 days...the food and drink cost were out of this world!!! and our friends who were staying at the Rui weren't even allowed to hang with us around the pool even though they were paying for drinks...we had to move the the public beach!!!! we will NEVER go to any La Estancia again. We loved the Rui, and Dreams (we stayed there last Nov in PV and are having our wedding there this Nov. )

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