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Transportation Advice Needed!!

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I would love to get your opinions/thoughts on our predicament:

 

Our guests are staying at the Gran Melia Cancun, and the reception is there. However, the ceremony will take place at the CasaMagna Marriott (b/c you can do Catholic ceremony there). We are trying to figure out how to get people back and forth between the hotels. The hotels are RIGHT next door to each other, but the problem is they are both set back so far from the road that it's a good 10-15 minute walk from one to the other (plus another 5 minutes or so once you're in the hotel to get to the wedding gazebo) because you have to go all the way down to the street to get from one to the other. I think that 15 minutes each way (up to 30 minutes roundtrip) is a long way to ask people to walk, especially for older people, women in heels, or if it's hot outside. But, it seems ridiculous to hire a bus to literally drive people 2 minutes to the hotel next door. The quote on one bus is $600!! We have about 130 guests coming so we may need the bus to make 2 trips or to get two buses. People could also walk over on the beach, which is a bit shorter (10 minutes maybe?) but I think more confusing to find the wedding gazebo if you're coming from behind the hotel. I guess I could tell people that their options are to take a taxi or walk and let them decide. But then I was thinking that after the ceremony is over, there will be so many people outside the Marriott waiting for taxis! I'm not sure what to do! Do I just suck it up and pay for the bus?

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That's a tough one, $600 is a lot of money. What if you had a cute little beach route map made and give it to your younger family and friends and have taxi's for the older folks. The taxi's wouldn't be too much, figure if 4 people fit to one cab, 20 cab rides there 20 back. Wouldn't think the ride would be more than $5 to $10 each. But, then you have the hassle of having enough taxi's and filling them full.

Good luck deciding.

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This may be a long shot, but do you think it's feasible to have the hotel allow you to use a several golf carts and just shuttle the people back and forth with those? It may be worth a shot if the hotel/resort is accomodating...

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