I'm having a bit of a dilema...the last month or so i've been swaying from the hotel that we have chosen 'The Gran Caribe Real'. Although I liked the hotel i think i was thinking more of what would suit the majority of people and not of what we really wanted. Basically the reason we chose this hotel is because it seemed a great family hotel and we have a fair few kids that are expected to come and it is reasonably priced, so people should be able to afford it.
The problem is that i'm finding out that because of the price and location of this hotel it attracts loads of 'college kids' from America, Canada and Mexico every year around the time we're getting married and whilst normally it wouldn't bother me i just don't want a bunch of loud teenagers running around the hotel during my wedding week and this is what is putting me off of this hotel.
There are also other things like it doesn't seem to cater for older people with regards to day/evening entertainment and we have nans, mums & dads coming. They also only have 1 adults pool which is in constant use by the entertainment staff playing games like tequila volleyball so not very good for people that prefer to relax by the pool to the beach. If it was only me and FI and we were having a 'party holiday' this would be a good hotel but not for my wedding. I do love the wedding venues that they have but i am seriously being put off of the hotel the more i find out about it.
It is our wedding we are only going to do it once and I don't want to settle, which i have been doing because i've been thinking about what everybody else can afford and what they might want. It has caused a few arguments between me and Wayne because he says we should go where we want and everybody else will have to like it or not come it's there choice....and i know he's right, but i just have this thing in me about having to please other people...but now i'm thinking about us.
O.K so this is what 'we' want...It has to be in Cancun because Wayne has his heart set on going there, obviously we want somewhere fun and lively but also with a bit of 'class' (not overrun with 'college kids'), a variety of restaurants, nice rooms & grounds, at least 2 pools, caters for kids (most hotels have kids club) but more importantly caters for the adults too.
I suppose we're lucky because we have time on our side as we can't book until May 2011, but there are so many hotels and i'm finding it impossible to choose.
We've looked over hotels again and we have a couple that we like Dreams (Kerry i know you've booked there) and Riu Palace Las Americas
What hotels did you ladies choose and why?