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HELP ME find a Mayan Riviera Wedding Resort for FEB 2012!

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#1 MissAnnette

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    Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:03 AM

    I am starting to plan a wedding for FEB 2012 in the Mayan Riviera or Punta Cana, DR. Does anyone have recommendations on where to go? I am planning on 50-75 guests. I would like a beach ceremony and private reception and dance on the beach. Where have you been? What did you think? Please help!!!

    #2 J-me

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      Posted 13 April 2011 - 04:26 PM

      Congrats MissAnnette! I am getting married in April 2012, so in the early planning stages myself. What I CAN tell you is we did a site visit in Riviera Maya in March and loved all the resorts we visited, so I'm sure whichever you end up choosing will be great. Depending on your budget, if you want all inclusive, etc. you can narrow it down - this site is also really helpful (go to the Resort Reviews tab above if you haven't already). We had site visits at Aventura Cove Palace, Azul Sensatori, Playacar Palace, and Grand Velas. If you have the opportunity to do a site visit, I HIGHLY recommend a quick getaway, because while ALL of them were great, the order of preference we initially thought, ended up changing - ie. I was hesitant to even look at Aventura because it doesn't have a sandy beach - but it was a GORGEOUS property, they have a gazebo right on the ocean, and reception space on a rooftop overlooking the ocean - so we ended up choosing Aventura! Barcelo Maya & the Royal were another two we looked at....anyway, good luck and feel free to message me with any questions! :)

      #3 janette34

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        Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:58 PM

        Congratulations, I love the Maya Riviera and have stayed at the following: Gran Bahia Principe Coba, Grand Sirenis (getting married there in April 2012), Ocean Turquesa, Grand Xcaret & Grand Sunset Princess.  All resorts had their pros and cons but I would NOT stay at the Grand Xcaret again.  If you haven't been to the Riviera you should really go, its completely different then Punta Cana.  It has been quite a few years since I was in Punta Cana, but I didn't find there was much to do off the resort - not a problem in Mexico.  Let me know if you have any questions about the resorts I have been too, I'm more than happy to answer any questions.

        #4 MissAnnette

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          Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:25 AM

          Thanks for the advice. I have booked the wedding for Feb 2012 at the Grand Sirenis in Mexico!

          #5 82turtles

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            Posted 05 May 2011 - 08:32 AM

            Wow, that was fast!! Good for you for deciding so quickly.. I went back and forth over what resorts for months! So much stress, wish I could have been as decisive as you were!!!

            #6 J-me

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              Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:13 PM

              Congrats on making the big decision!! I've heard great things about Grand Sirenis, so I'm sure you'll love it!

              #7 smokey82

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                Posted 07 May 2011 - 03:44 AM

                Miss anette

                Could you share any of the info you received from the grand sirenis.

                #8 dani85

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                  Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:03 PM

                  Hi J-me!

                  Congrats on the upcoming wedding! its sooo stressful to make a decision. I am planning a Jan 2012 wedding in mayan riviera and saw that you took a look at the grad velas- how was it? im loving what i see online, but would love to hear your first hand thoughts. Any info would be so apprecaited. My TA is telling me to go with ocean coral and turquesa, however im not seeing such amazing things about that resort. If anyone has any info on it i would love to hear it!

                  Thanks in advance for any help


                  #9 Pierre Violle

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                    Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:08 AM


                    I hope my blog can helps you to get the resort of your dreams in the Riviera Maya: I’m photographer and wedding slideshows on akiin-beach-club.jpg

                    Ceremony at Ak'iin beach club - Tulum

                    #10 Leelou2000

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                      Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:09 PM



                      I am thinking of planning my wedding at Grand Sirenis next year - how was it???



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