Deciding on location and type of accommodation!
Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:30 PM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:52 PM
There is a lot of talk on here about going AI or non AI. We went for AI to better suit the needs of our guests and us. It is so much simpler to pay ahead of time, get to your destination and enjoy yourselves... over getting there and worrying about how much more money you are going to need. Just a thought/opinion. But if you search AI/NON AI you will find some very helpful threads.
Happy planning and congrats!
Posted 06 April 2010 - 04:02 PM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:25 PM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:48 PM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:28 PM
| Originally Posted by JenK |
Hi everyone! I joined today and I'm excited to be planning my wedding. I have lots of time to plan, our tentative date would be December 2011. I am trying to decide on a location, although I'm leaning towards Costa Rica (we have been). We want a location that has lots of activities. I'm also trying to decide on all inclusive versus boutique hotel. My fiance and I are more backpackers so boutique hotel is more our style, but I'm wondering if it would be easier to go to an all inclusive (although we would want a smaller resort). Any input would be appreciated, I'm excited to start my research!
Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:53 PM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 07:58 PM
Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:19 PM
Your search sounds exactly like mine! We too are backpackers, and had considered CR, and Belize and Panama as well. But the AI resorts there are just not the types of resorts we'd want to stay at in those countries, and we decided AI is the best option with so many guests coming (~70). So we switched our search to the Riviera Maya, because it has diving, Mayan ruins, cenotes and lots of other great activities.
I would definitely suggest that you look into the resort we chose - Ceiba del Mar. It's a small, boutique-type AI. It only has 88 rooms, children are allowed, and prices were about the same as the prices that I got from the other larger resorts in the area (Dreams Riviera Cancun and Tulum, Playacar Palace, Ocean Coral & Turquesa, etc). The reviews on TripAdvisor are stellar. Another one that we considered, but our wedding is too large for (it has a max of 50 people for weddings) is Azul Beach Resort.
Good luck on your search!
Posted 06 April 2010 - 08:26 PM
I looked at the resort you booked and it does look beautiful! Are you booking it in a flight and hotel deal? What rate did you get? Azul beach resort doesn't work for me either, depending on how many people come.
Thanks for your input!
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