Wanted to share some info on our site inspection; I will keep try to keep it quick and to the point. Feel free to PM if you want more info or any other type of question
Our first night was at Petit Lafitte (PLF)- Very cute! a big plus is that you can rent out the hotel and just have it for your guests and you the whole wknd. They also allow children which is a plus for me as I have two little nieces. The staff was actually the nicest people we encountered the entire trip. Con- reallllly bad at answering emails literally waited for weeks. The beach is a bit rocky but def swimmable and very private. Our dinner was 6/10
Our second night was at Le Reve- Jaw dropping literally. Its a boutique hotel again liek PLF (25 rooms) we did a food tasting food was a 8/10. drink 10/10 so delish! Arelnis the WP was a joy, so responsive and attentive listend to us. I cant say enough good things about her and the hotel. Again you can rent it out. They allow kids for the days, if you rent it out only. Also the hotel is geared more towards couples and Honeymooners (we have a lot of single guy friends) so sharing a king size bed was not gonna work. Also I didnt want to have my sister having to switch hotels after a few nights (because she has two lil ones) Lastly deal breaker really for us was it was too small for our wedding party and wasnt the right fit for our friends and family. But i HIGHLY recommend! beach is rocky. Pool is AMAZZZING
The remainder of our trip was at Porto Playa Condo Hotels- for the next five days we just got to really exp. downtown playa and as soon as we saw what an awesome town this was something for everyone we just knew this was it. we met with the hotel manager Lourdes, we really liked her, she was not pushy and straight forward. we also met with a WP Maria Tripaldi, she is like the mayor or Playa! she is great and we ended up signing with her. Its only been 2 months and she has responded to every email within 24H. I couldnt ask for more. We checked out Kool, Wickys, Beach Club at Grand Coral, Zenzi, Blue Parrot and Carnival Royale. PM with any questions! We ate lunck at Kool (good 7/10) Wickys we did a dinner tasting (9/10 SOO good) best meal we had in Playa! Also had a food tasting at Beach Club (8/10) We ended up signing with Beach Club due to how beautiful it was, the chef Luis is awesome and the beach is not crowded.
Also met with 3 photographers Ivan Luckie (Great nice guy, to the point no BS), Dean Sanders (really nice guy too) and Alfredo from Fine Arts ( we are signing with him, we just hit it off personality wise) My fiance and I really laid back and just wanted someone who got us and we got them, afterall they are spending the day with you! I think its really important to hit it off with your photographer! I think thats it for now....Thanks for reading and Happy Planning