Originally Posted by ftavarez
Azul beach and sensatori hotels are much pricier than we imagined. Did a site visit a few weeks ago and we fell in love with Sensatori. Our travel agent got us "group rates" and the hotels are still too expensive. A family jacuzzi room for a 4 people would cost over $4k and that's without airfare!! Needless to say, we are looking into other opitons. If your guests can afford it, I would highly recommend Sensatori without a doubt! Azul beach is nice too but rooms are too small and nothing amazing ...for what you pay which is a lot in my opinion; however, their staff is very nice. I hear they may be renovating very soon.
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Yes, my TA told me that Azul Beach will only have small weddings (10pax) until May 1st. But both hotels are way too expensive for my guests. I can't ask anyone to pay those prices, besides I'm not sure it is worth it. At the moment we're looking at Gran Porto Real. Much better prices and the hotel seems nice. I didn't want a resort "in town" before but it might work out well for my guests that are staying more than 5 nights so they won't be bored. Which resort did you end up choosing?