We had the same experience with communicating with Le Reve and La Amada when we were looking into options this time last year. Le Reve (and the WC Arlenis if she is still there) goes above and beyond in working with you. La Amada was not nearly as good about communicating, but when we did a site visit they were very hospitable.
For a 10 person wedding group, Le Reve would be PERFECT! And, since you are booking early enough, you could likely secure the less expensive rooms for your guests - making it more comparable to La Amada. We LOVED Le Reve, but needed a slightly larger resort for our wedding. It is definitely on our list of resorts to return to, though. The staff was incredible, the food delicious, and the ambiance perfect! Plus, if you book there, you get to work with Arlenis!!!
Originally Posted by Admay19
I'm in the same boat.
I am looking at both Le Reve and La Amada. We are only going to have about 10 or so people total, so we wanted something small. Le Reve has been great about getting back to me with every request we have. I have not heard much back from La Amada. The only reason we are looking at La Amada is that they seem to be cheaper, at least a little bit. We have the wedding planned for the second week in May 2012 and we have time to get ready, but I wanted to book the rooms and the photographer, (I've been talking to Del Sol, and cant wait to work with them, yay!!) at lease a year in advance. So I'm torn, but I know my FI loved the calm feeling of Le Reve.