Thanks ladies - I definitely see the advantages of large resorts and having lots to do. FI father is into golf (as our some of the groomsmen) so I can see MP being a hit for that reason with the boys.
@Smoylan - I was wondering about the Spa and Cove resorts too but thought that the Spa had less "beach" as it was rocky/lagoon like whereas MP has the traditional tropical beach that I want people to enjoy since, like you, I want our guests to have a great vacation all around, not just our wedding.
Originally Posted by Smoylan
I totally understand! We chose MP because kids were allowed and basically every family member and friend have kids. Yet, No one is bringing kids
Ive been to a DW at the Aventura Spa Palace Resort (now 2- resorts Spa and Cove) It was large, but it gave people a chance to be on their own. My big thing is that this is everyone's vacation too! Most of my guests havent been away since their honeymoons. I didnt want people to feel pressure to eat with thr group or run into the group every day. We expected about 40 people (25 have booked)
Ive stayed at big resorts and I like walking, and having more options for dinner and pools and even beaches. Resorts can get small very quickly! Shuttles are available, but Im all for burning the most calories possible while on vavaction
@Jamie5280 - I definitely agree with the idea of more restuarant options - I think after a week of the same few restuarants you would be looking forward to getting home and having more options! Food is factoring into our choice so thanks for pointing that out
Originally Posted by Jamie5280
We chose MP because my nephews were coming and they have a ton to do there with plenty of dining options. I tend to get sick of the same thing over and over. However, we were debating between beach palace and MP. I loved Beach Palace, but I thought 3 restaurants would be tiresome after a week. Part of me wishes we would have booked Beach Palace (since we have less people going than we thought), but MP is a great resort and has tons of amenities, golf course included. Most of our group going down did not want to venture off the property into Cancun or Playa, so that was main reason we chose MP-tons of options at the resort. Good luck with your decision.