Thank you!! :-)
Yes, I would definitely recommend being persistent with the items that are important to you.
I had a group of 25 with me and so for us what worked best was that the majority of us would meet up in the lobby at a specific time then certain groups of people discussed where they wanted to go eat and then they put their names in and how many they needed to be seated. Some couples went off on their own and others dined in groups. Most of the restaurants have those light up pager things so after you put your name in you can go back to the huge lobby and grab a drink at the bar or grab a seat and relax. I'd say for a table of 2 to 4 we waited no more than 20 - 25 minutes...for a table of over 5 we probably waited around 45 minutes. Time flew by and waiting was never an issue especially since everyone was always getting to know one another. Sometimes we got lucky and got right in. 7:30 to 8:30 seemed to be the busiest times at the restaurants (they open at 6:00pm).
Men definitely have to wear long pants (jeans are fine) at the French Restaurant (Paramour) and the Mediterranean (Cibu). I dont think they can wear flip flops, but they can wear sandals........but they should be majority closed at the toe part. Some of our guests did get denied because of the dress code so they just had to go back and change. It's only the two restaurants though that are strict on those rules, the others are not.
Check in for us was just annoying because they didn't understand our reservation and the fact that we wanted to be upgraded. For other guests I think it was easy but it just took a while....and of course after you are traveling all that way the smallest things may irritate you until you can relax. :-)
The weather was absolutely gorgeous!!!! I am sooooo happy I picked this time of the year. I think it rained for 4 minutes the whole 10 days I was there. :-)
Originally Posted by HeatherViolet
Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for the "Tips" you had about the Preferred Lounge. I have asked my travel agent some questions about that same thing, and she didn't have any answers for me. So thank you! Sounds like you just have to be persistent with them to get what you were promised!
I am bringing your "tips" down there with me just so I don't forget all your good info!
How was the wait at the "sit down" restaurants when you were there? Besides men having to wear long pants, do they have to wear closed toe shoes as well, or are flip flops ok?
Was check in easy for you and your guests?
How was the weather when you were there?