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#111 isirch

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    Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

    The food was ok not that bad. the filet was very good, didnt hit all the restaurants so couldnt say all the food was good or bad.the staff goes out of their way to make your stay enjoyable and believe me it will be.



    #112 jsal4

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      Posted 08 November 2011 - 06:52 AM

      @lianee

       

      1. Do you have any other comments about Now Sapphire?

      I really did like the resort. I guess if I had to pick out the best thing, it would be the staff. They were friendly, fun and very helpful. Because the Now Sapphire is not a huge sprawling resort, you see the same staff members everyday and really get to know them.

      There were two wedding when we were there. Both had a beach ceremony and their reception on the terrace. The first wedding was smaller. They had simple white linens and two long tables. I would guess maybe 20 - 25 guests. Their wedding looked very elegant. The second wedding I saw was much larger with multiple round tables. The bride decorated the tables and entire reception area. They had a DJ and tons of people were dancing. It looked like a lot of fun.

      2. Food - We tried every restaurant there.

      Paramour (French) - I read that this was supposed to be the best restaurant. The plating was very pretty. The appetizer we had were really good. My fiance had the fish which was actually pretty good. I had ordered the steak, which was pretty awful. It had a weird gritty texture. I couldn't eat it. I did not return it or complain...I just ordered 2 desserts to make up for it.

      Lemongrass (Asian) - We sat in the habatchi side. It was pretty good. Probably our favorite restaurant.

      Cibu (Mediterranian) - It was ok. Nothing special.

      Fresco (Mexican) - My fiance had the fish tacos, which were pretty bland. I ordered a shrimp dish that was really good, but the next day I had a horrible stomach ache.

      Bluewater Grill - We ate there twice and it was bad both times. The burgers were ok, but something about the texture of the meat was not good. I also ordered a fish dish for lunch that came out cold. I let the waiter know. 10 minutes later they brought back the same plate. They had just stuck it in the oven (with all the other items one the plate including the cold side items) so everything was hot. The fish was very over cooked and slimy.

      Market Cafe - Great breakfast. Good buffet. By the end of the trip, we pretty much at here because there was always a fresh made-to-order station.

       

      I hope this helps. I really want to stress that the resort was great and the weddings there looked beautiful. My decision not to have it there was primarily that the other resort we looked at was more of what I had pictured in my head. Once we saw it, we knew that we could not have it anywhere else.

       


      "Where there is love, there is life."


      #113 isirch

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        Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

        thank you for your review,this was my first time to mexico,and first time for all inclusive food so i really didnt know what to expect., i really didnt have anything to compare it to.



        #114 hansen6

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          Posted 08 November 2011 - 07:59 AM

          I was just at Now Sapphire Saturday for my friends wedding and it was so intimate and fun!  We didn't stay here but only because we had purchased a deal in Cancun.  From booking ours, to deciding we were going to make our weekend in Cancun include the wedding, we also got engaged.  So our trip was 3 fold and I can say seeing the resorts sure beats pictures on the internet! 

           

          We were very impressed by the resort of Now Sapphire.  It was very open with beautiful greenery and large pool area.  Since we arrived at noon for the 4:00 wedding (guesstimation of travel time was way off depend who we asked) but we had the opportunity to get a feel for the resort, eat and drink there too.  Again, the resort itself is beautiful!  The beach isn't as wide as it is in Cancun but the sand is powder!  The water was a very dark, dull blue.  We heard it wasn't turquoise because Rina effected some reefs.  Our friends said that the 1st day they were there, there was a ton of seaweed but it wasn't bad the following days.  We watched the tractor clean the beach roughly 5 times in the time we were there so they are very conscious of making sure their beach is kept up.  The wedding set up on the beach was GORGEOUS!  From touring the resort we lour holding our wedding, the Now Sapphire was very intimate and set up off a large deck and one of the restaurants.  The bride came down the steps to the beach area and all of us left our shoes on the deck also.  One huge annoyance I had was the inconsiderate people who walked behind them during the ceremony!  One couple walked behind only to stand at that side of the resort and turn around to walk by again.  I understand it is a private beach but note to spectators, it is one thing to stand in the background behind the guests but another to walk behind the bride and groom knowing they are a distraction and in pictures with swimsuits on!  (Sorry, this really bothered me!)  This goes without saying that it will happen in any ceremony anywhere regardless of how intimate or public.  I did find most of the resort guests to be respectful and very excited for our friends.  They had a cocktail hour afterwards that took place while they had pictures taken.  The staff walked around with appetizers and were right there bringing more drinks every time we turned around.  We then went into the restaurant where they had 3 long tables set up in the corner (pretty private) away from others who were eating.  The food was good.  I am pretty open when it comes to food and it was really good!  The guests then proceeded to Eclipse to dance the night away!  It was an AMAZING time and given that I have my own expectations of our upcoming wedding, there was not much to complain about at Now Sapphire!  If the water was turquoise and it wasn't disrespectful to have our wedding at the same resort, I would in a heartbeat! 

           

          Ok, this got long and winded but these are the details I am looking for when I am reading up on a resort to choose for our wedding!!  I would say you can't go wrong here!  :)



          #115 AmyG

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            Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:08 AM

            hansen6,

             

            Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful review.  I love to hear from guests who actually attended a wedding at the Sapphire!  I am so happy to hear that you had fun and a great experience there.  With my wedding approaching in approx. 4 months this positive review has put a smile on my face today!!  I can not wait until my event and this just assured me why I chose the Sapphire to begin with!

             

            Congrats on your engagement and I wish you the best during your planning!!   :-)

             

            -Amy

             

            Originally Posted by hansen6 

            I was just at Now Sapphire Saturday for my friends wedding and it was so intimate and fun!  We didn't stay here but only because we had purchased a deal in Cancun.  From booking ours, to deciding we were going to make our weekend in Cancun include the wedding, we also got engaged.  So our trip was 3 fold and I can say seeing the resorts sure beats pictures on the internet! 

             

            We were very impressed by the resort of Now Sapphire.  It was very open with beautiful greenery and large pool area.  Since we arrived at noon for the 4:00 wedding (guesstimation of travel time was way off depend who we asked) but we had the opportunity to get a feel for the resort, eat and drink there too.  Again, the resort itself is beautiful!  The beach isn't as wide as it is in Cancun but the sand is powder!  The water was a very dark, dull blue.  We heard it wasn't turquoise because Rina effected some reefs.  Our friends said that the 1st day they were there, there was a ton of seaweed but it wasn't bad the following days.  We watched the tractor clean the beach roughly 5 times in the time we were there so they are very conscious of making sure their beach is kept up.  The wedding set up on the beach was GORGEOUS!  From touring the resort we lour holding our wedding, the Now Sapphire was very intimate and set up off a large deck and one of the restaurants.  The bride came down the steps to the beach area and all of us left our shoes on the deck also.  One huge annoyance I had was the inconsiderate people who walked behind them during the ceremony!  One couple walked behind only to stand at that side of the resort and turn around to walk by again.  I understand it is a private beach but note to spectators, it is one thing to stand in the background behind the guests but another to walk behind the bride and groom knowing they are a distraction and in pictures with swimsuits on!  (Sorry, this really bothered me!)  This goes without saying that it will happen in any ceremony anywhere regardless of how intimate or public.  I did find most of the resort guests to be respectful and very excited for our friends.  They had a cocktail hour afterwards that took place while they had pictures taken.  The staff walked around with appetizers and were right there bringing more drinks every time we turned around.  We then went into the restaurant where they had 3 long tables set up in the corner (pretty private) away from others who were eating.  The food was good.  I am pretty open when it comes to food and it was really good!  The guests then proceeded to Eclipse to dance the night away!  It was an AMAZING time and given that I have my own expectations of our upcoming wedding, there was not much to complain about at Now Sapphire!  If the water was turquoise and it wasn't disrespectful to have our wedding at the same resort, I would in a heartbeat! 

             

            Ok, this got long and winded but these are the details I am looking for when I am reading up on a resort to choose for our wedding!!  I would say you can't go wrong here!  :)



             



            #116 ps31

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              Posted 08 November 2011 - 11:49 PM

              Yes, thank you hansen6!  It is great to get feedback for other people who attended the wedding.  I feel in love with the resort, but I'm hoping my guests will too:)  Glad you had a good time.  Happy planning!



              #117 hansen6

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                Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:47 AM

                I am so glad I could help!  Like I said before, these are the opinions I look for too!  As a guest, it was everything beautiful and from the bride, in her words, it was beyond perfect!  I think I can speak for everyone that was there that a good time was had by all!!  Congrats on your wedding at the Now Sapphire! 
                Becky



                #118 82turtles

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                  Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:19 PM

                  I'm actually at the Sapphire right now, so if anyone has specific questions, I can try to answer them or find out. Thanks!



                  #119 AmyG

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                    Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

                    82turtles that's Awesome!  I hope you are having a great time!!!   

                    I'm actually at the Sapphire right now, so if anyone has specific questions, I can try to answer them or find out. Thanks!



                     



                    #120 ps31

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                      Posted 09 November 2011 - 10:05 PM

                      82turtles, I was just thinking about you this week!!  So excited for you that it's almost your day!!  I hope you are having a wonderful time. (you missed out on some snow here today;))

                       

                      I can't wait to hear about your wedding and stay.  I'm sure I'll have some questions for you when you get back;)

                       

                      Enjoy and Congrats!

                       

                       






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