Hi Ladies! So happy there is a thread just for the AB as it can get pretty hairy in the Sensatori thread. Love the creativity in this thread - you guys are awesome!
I am hoping to book the AB in the next few days for end of November 2011, but we had our hearts set on Villa Carola as our wedding site but they are quoting rack rates which are outrageous and could push us to our number 2 choice.
We went on a site visit 2 week-ends ago and the food was great, service seemed impeccable, however they were not very flexible. We think it is a beautiful place to stay and get married, but I would be prepared that you have to follow their prescribed rules and set up pretty well or pay extra for every little detail. They are quoting an $800 per vendor fee for any vendor you use that is not on their list - which is the highest we have seen, plus when you go to the Lomas website, the prices for all the wedding particulars are very high.
That said, my FI and I are still hoping we can get the Villa at the right price and if so, we will then lock n' load and invite our guests to book their 20-30 rooms.
I will provide a full site visit, once we firm up our details as we visited MANY places like Ceiba Del Mar, Dreams Tulum, Ana Y Jose, Be Tulum, Le Reve, La Amada, Grand Velas, La Essencia, Al Cielo, La Zebra, Now Sapphire as well as Azul Beach.
Let's help each other out