Yes, i found the gran porto real super cute. unlike other larger resorts, it felt intimate and laid-back with a bit of that mexican charm. And because there are about 50-60 people staying at the resort, we're definitely going to feel like we've "taken-over" the resort! ...not fun for the other folks, but awesome for our week-long party!!! Oh! And the rooms are really nice too. They look like they have been recently updated...we happily upgraded to their beachfront master suite...gorgeous!
I have to admit that I was in awe of the Royal though. After we checked out our resort, we decided to take a walk through the Royal...omg it's gorgeous! They even have pilates and spin classes as part of their resort package...very luxurious! We even checked out their presidential suite...it has its only private, rooftop swimming pool along with its own pool bar and more ...so I did hesitate in thinking that we might have picked the wrong resort. But I quickly realized that it didn't have the three most important elements I wanted for ourselves and our guests...intimate/child-friendly/affordable...we are thinking of having our honeymoon there though!
Have you had a chance to speak with your wedding coordinator? I'm working with Maritza Guzman and she has been very helpful. I actually just got off the phone with her. It might be a good idea to connect with your coordinator...although you do have lots of time. Maritza told me that I won't have to make any final decisions until 45 days before my wedding date!
Oh one thing I would recommend is to check out their photography to see if that's the kind of photographs you want. While we were down there, we checked out their portfolio and decided to go with an outside vendor...but that's only because we have a particular style in photography we like.
Anyway, let me know if you have any questions because I would be more than happy to answer them!
Happy planning =)