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Newbie - Sandos Caracol Vs Now Jade

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#1 tracyannhoward

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  • Wedding Date:April 17, 2015
  • Wedding Location:NOW Jade
  • LocationRiviera Maya

Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:20 PM

I just found this site this week and so wish I had found it a month ago when i first started doing research!  I am also feeling less alone about being stressed out!  I picked the destination wedding because it seemed less stressful than planning one at home - right now I'm not so sure that's the case!  


I've been all over the place trying to find the right resort for us.  I was originally thinking Azul Sensatori, but was really struggling with the guest rates - about $700 per per person for 3 nights.  The TA recommended NOW Jade as a slightly lower cost alternative (around $600) and she also mentioned Sandox Caracol.  I was all in for NOW Jade, but my fiance got excited about Sandos Caracol.  There don't seem to be many recent reviews of it here.  Can anyone help out?  We are bringing my fiances boys with us to the wedding - 13 and 16, but i don't many other people are going to bring their kids and it seems like Sandos is very family focused?  


Thoughts? Recommendations?  How did others find people responding the cost?  I had a bit of sticker shock, but i've never done and all-inclusive before.  I will say, it's frustrating they don't have a teen rate - we have to pay adult rates for his kids - that's why i'm not sure that anyone else will bring their kids unless they are little because its so much.  


Thanks for any help!

#2 Moments That Matter

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    Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:07 PM

    Welcome to our forum community, tracyannhoward - so glad you found us!!! and Congrats on your engagement and upcoming dw - wherever you decide to have it :)


    Here are some magical wedding "moments that matter" Linc captured at the two venues you're considering, to show you what gorgeous backdrops they'll make for your Wedding Day Love Story in photos.....enjoy :)


    Sandos Playacar.....with more at the album link here: Sandos Playacar Wedding



    and the NOW Jade......with more at an album link here: NOW Jade Wedding



    ....so you'll win either way....Big Exhale....because whichever one you choose, it will be Amazingly Beautiful!!!


    All the best with your plans - Cheers!!! team MTM :)

    Edited by Moments That Matter, 09 May 2014 - 01:10 PM.




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    #3 rvalenka

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    • Wedding Date:October 19, 2014
    • Wedding Location:Secrets Maroma Beach
    • LocationLexington, Kentucky, United States

    Posted 09 May 2014 - 08:50 PM

    Congratulations and Happy Planning!!
    Choosing the resort was the hardest part for me! I was only looking at adults only locations so I had a smaller list and it was still super tough!!
    Have you tried comparing their reviews on tripadvisor?
    Another useful site I have found is oyster.com they post unbiased photos of resorts but unfortunately they don't have a ton of results.
    Good luck!!

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    #4 KathyandEthan

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    • Wedding Date:April 18, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Now Sapphire
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    Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

    congratulations everyone!

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