Jump to content

Photo

Newbie Needs Help!


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 DaisyR1

DaisyR1
  • Newbie
  • 12 posts

    Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:04 AM

    Hi! I've been engaged since Christmas Eve 2013. I've been researching online and finally found this forum! I'd like to find a kid friendly all inclusive that's fun for adults, too! We still don't have a wedding date, so that's flexible for now. Ideally, I'd like a destination that has consistently good weather, turquoise waters, white sands, a golf course, a great wedding coordinator, teen activities, care for my babies, clean and modern, and not too expensive so my friends don't break the bank coming along. Is that too much to ask, LOL ! I know there are several in the Caribbean but don't know which one to pick! Thanks in advance!
    Daisy 😄

    #2 kmk2016

    kmk2016
    • Moderators
    • 1,468 posts
    • Wedding Date:February 29, 2016
    • Wedding Location:Azul Sensatori- Riviera Maya
    • LocationCalgary Canada

    Posted 29 August 2014 - 04:35 AM

    Hi! I've been engaged since Christmas Eve 2013. I've been researching online and finally found this forum! I'd like to find a kid friendly all inclusive that's fun for adults, too! We still don't have a wedding date, so that's flexible for now. Ideally, I'd like a destination that has consistently good weather, turquoise waters, white sands, a golf course, a great wedding coordinator, teen activities, care for my babies, clean and modern, and not too expensive so my friends don't break the bank coming along. Is that too much to ask, LOL ! I know there are several in the Caribbean but don't know which one to pick! Thanks in advance!
    Daisy


    Welcome and congrats! Not sure where you are from but your first priority will be to find a TA that specializes in destination weddings. There are lots of choices out there for destinations and a great TA will help you find the perfect location! If you are from the US I would suggest reaching out to Wright Travel as they have amazing relationships with many resorts and can assist in making your trip as fabulous as possible! If you are Canadian, there are many of us Canadians
    here who can suggest some great TAs that specialize in Canadian packages (our all inclusives are set up differently than the US ones).

    Have fun! You have found the best forum on the net!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    #3 Maggietron

    Maggietron
    • Jr. Member
    • 294 posts
    • Wedding Date:November 11, 2015

    Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:19 AM

    I decided on the Bahia Principe Coba for our wedding, we will have 4 kids from the ages of 18 months to 11ish and they have a waterpark, but they also have a quiet pool and a nightclub and other adult activities, and apparently it's really close to Xel-ha.  I've never been there before, but they had good reviews and the wedding package prices are reasonable.



    #4 TammyWright

    TammyWright

      Admin & Owner

    • Administrators
    • 11,659 posts
    • Wedding Location:Dreams Los Cabos

    Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:53 AM

    Hi Daisy,  Welcome to BDW.  We have a few destination wedding specialists here on the forum.

     

    There are quite a few All-inclusives in the Caribbean so if you want to reach out, we can help narrow down the best choice for your wedding.


    Founder and Owner of BestDestinationWedding.com  /  Bride & Groom Fly FREE Promotion

     
    Looking for a travel agency that specializes in Destination Weddings-CLICK HERE?  We are an award winning travel agency and you can read our reviews here.
     
    Awards and recognition: 
    Palace Resorts Winner "Top Travel Agent", "Top Homebased Travel Agency" PRO Platinum Agency (Top Award)     |    AMResorts Master Agent & Top Agency  
    Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 5 (highest production), Top 10 Azul Weddings, Top Wedding Coordinator | Wright Travel & Karisma GIVC Benefits
    Travel Impressions Best of the Best Globe Winner    |     Apple Vacations Golden Apple Winner  
    sml_gallery_206696_17612_13451.pnggallery_206696_17572_8409.jpg    sml_gallery_206696_17572_1003.jpg
    Vendor rules are HERE! Please read!  If you are a vendor and looking to advertise your business, please email ads@bestdestinationwedding.com.


    #5 LauraM

    LauraM
    • Jr. Member
    • 232 posts
    • Wedding Date:May 1, 2015
    • Wedding Location:Beach Palace, Cancun Mexico

    Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

    Welcome! Nothing beats the beaches in Cancun! Check out Fiesta Americana, Iberostar, and the Palace Resorts! And a TA is always a GREAT idea.



    #6 DaisyR1

    DaisyR1
    • Newbie
    • 12 posts

      Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:17 AM

      Thank you for the wonderful advice! It's so hard to plan a wedding with kids! They are 14, 27 months, and 8 months. I want my closest friends to have a great time, but want the little ones taken care of as well. I'll check out your suggestions!

      #7 kmk2016

      kmk2016
      • Moderators
      • 1,468 posts
      • Wedding Date:February 29, 2016
      • Wedding Location:Azul Sensatori- Riviera Maya
      • LocationCalgary Canada

      Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:20 AM

      Thank you for the wonderful advice! It's so hard to plan a wedding with kids! They are 14, 27 months, and 8 months. I want my closest friends to have a great time, but want the little ones taken care of as well. I'll check out your suggestions!

      We are staying at a karisma properly for that very reason! Sensatori for us!

      We have nearly 20 kids booked!!! Party!


      Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

      Edited by kmk2016, 29 August 2014 - 08:28 AM.


      #8 beckys98

      beckys98
      • Member
      • 543 posts
      • Wedding Date:June 11, 2015
      • Wedding Location:Iberostar Rose Hall Suites Montego Bay

      Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:44 AM

      Congratulations! We are having our wedding in Jamaica since that is where my fiance is from, but I will say we had trouble finding a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort in Jamaica that fit our needs. We made a few compromises and decided on Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego bay. There are many, many adults only resorts in Jamaica that we had to rule out! We've stayed in Mexico 3 times (Riviera Maya) and had great experiences at RIU Palace Riviera Maya and Dreams Riviera Cancun. Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic also has gorgeous beaches  - depending on where you are coming from it may be harder to get desirable flights to the DR compared to Mexico.

       

      A travel agent will definitely help - I just did a ton of research on my own so I was completely comfortable with our ultimate decision. Of course, you'll find lots of helpful people on here to answer all your burning questions!

       

      Happy planning!



      #9 DaisyR1

      DaisyR1
      • Newbie
      • 12 posts

        Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:48 AM

        We will be flying out of St. Louis, MO.

        #10 Moments That Matter

        Moments That Matter

          Diamond Vendor

        • Insiders
        • 3,074 posts

          Posted 29 August 2014 - 11:23 AM

          Congrats on your Christmas Eve engagement, DaisyR and upcoming dw!!! yes, you'll find tons of great ideas, advice and support from all the resources here, so well done :)

           

          The Barcelo in our magnificent Mayan Riviera sounds like it could be a great fit for what you're looking for.....certainly worth a look.

          To show you what a picturesque backdrop it would make for your wedding photos, here's an excerpt from this recent wedding our premier photographer, Linc captured : Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding Album

           

          10295938_10152425664324487_7892399728029

           

           

          or another Barcelo wedding photo seen here: Barcelo Maya Palace Wedding Album

          466929_10151552421849487_126113298_o.jpg

           

          Hope you find all the answers to your planning questions, enjoy your journey, and  all the best! Cheers!!! team MTM :)


          MTM%20Logo%202016_zps4tzm05my.png

           

           

          Moments That Matter Photography , Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

          Canadian Award Winning Photojournalist serving the Riviera Maya

           

          Email: contact@momentsthatmatterphotography.com

          Why we're Ranked #1 ~ Scoop on what we do:  MTM Reviews

          Meet Lincoln & Team MTM: "Meet Lincoln" Video + see his Passion!!!

           

          We Offer: 100% Vendor Fee Discount
                              100% Deposit Guarantee

                              100% Satisfaction Guarantee





          0 user(s) are reading this topic

          0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users