Hi everyone. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Lori and I'm getting married at the Now Jade on May 8, 2014 (Eek! So soon!!). I read this forum often, but I'm such a procrastinator that it started giving me heart palpitations because brides getting married a year after me were so much further in their planning that I was haha. I am now all caught up and was hoping to hear from some of the brides who will be there from May 3rd-10th. I have a group of 53 people joining me. The majority of the group is in their 30s. My biggest concern about the Now Jade from the inception of booking was the lack of liveliness during the day (that was not catered towards families and children) as well as the lack of nightlife. My group is no by means looking for a Spring Break in Cancun atmosphere, but can certainly be a fun and boisterous crowd. I'm sure between 50 of us, we'll be able to create our own fun, but would love to hear from previous brides regarding the atmosphere at the main pool during the day and the sports bar/disco at night or brides or brides who will be down there with me with a similar concern. I would just hate for my guests to pay all of this money to be kind of bored (but nonetheless bored in paradise!). While the TripAdvisor reviews all speak to the activities at the main pool, none really talk about music playing or fun at the pool bar or the dancing at night or anything.
Congrats Lori, and welcome to the NJ wedding thread! (: I stayed at the Jade last September, and it's absolutely wonderful. The pool area has a ton of entertainment. There is music playing by the pool area, they keep an iPod behind the swim up bar, it's mainly the stuff you hear on the radio, or whatever's "hot" lol, they have daily entertainment, and an itinerary will be left under your door every morning with whatever they have scheduled for the day, wether it's volleyball, corn hole, a fashion show, etc. Your guests will have no problem having a good time. As far as dancing goes, the sportsbar is not a club atmosphere, there is a dance floor but I spent most of my nights at the blue beach bar, or what used to be the mix bar, which had more of a relaxing, enjoy your vacation, not a worry in the world kind of atmosphere. (Bring bug spray, not sure how the weather is this time of year but the Mosquitos are vicious in Sept) I will recommend finding Darius, you'll thank me later. He is amazing! BEST. BARTENDER. EVER. And he's truly an amazing guy, so sweet. But I promise you, you're all gonna have a blast. September cannot come soon enough for us, can't wait to go back! Hope that helps & Congrats again! Xxo