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#1 dinar

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:58 PM

Hello everyone! I've been delaying on planning my wedding for awhile and I decided to stop procrastinating and finally picked the date (November 5th, 2016), but not the resort! I'm glad I ran into this site, there's tons of info here. I've been conflicted on choosing these three resorts - Azul Fives, Dreams Riviera, and Now Jade. For anyone what have visited these resorts, what are the pros and cons?


I like that all three have clean and modern look, but all three have varying price range. The resort I'm leaning toward is Azul Five mainly because it's gourmet-oriented (I like good food), but I'm wondering if I'm "missing out" on better package and quality on other resorts. So far, in terms of group rates, Dreams Riviera has the most expensive rate, then Azul Fives, then Now Jade. I'm surprised that there is only two Azul Fives review on this site, I thought it would be more popular than that. Anyways, please help! Thanks!

#2 snswedding2016

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:30 PM

@dinar Welcome and congrats on your upcoming wedding! I can't comment on Dreams Riviera or Now Jade as I haven't been to either BUT I did just come back from my wedding at Azul Fives and LOVED it!! Let me know if you have any specific questions. 


I would type in Azul Fives in the search field and there will be a ton of threads that pop up (probably not so much in the actual 'review' section). There is a ton of info on Azul Fives on this site as many brides have been married there.  Food was a big thing that drew me to Azul Fives - my husband and I love food too plus we had some guests who are not drinkers so we knew we wanted to make sure we could offer a resort with high quality food.  :)

My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/



#3 TammyWright


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:42 AM

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    Posted 21 January 2016 - 02:13 PM

    Welcome to our helpful forum community dinar, and Congrats on setting the date for your dw in Mexico!!!


    We can show you what your 3 choices would look like as backdrops for your photos, in these magical wedding moments that matter we captured at each one......enjoy!!!


    ....from our Azul Fives Wedding Story Album:







    ....from our Dreams Riviera Cancun Wedding Story Album:









    ....from our NOW Jade Wedding Story Album:







    Wishing you happy research and all the best with your planning decisions!!! cheers, team MTM :)




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    #5 dinar

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    Posted 21 January 2016 - 10:12 PM

    Thank you very much!


    @snswedding2016 awesome! How did you like it? Why did you choose Azul Fives? What are their pros and cons? Thanks!

    #6 snswedding2016

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    Posted 22 January 2016 - 09:37 AM

    @dinar Yes, we loved it! We also did the Brides Dress Rehearsal in September before our January wedding and that helped a lot. 


    Why we chose Azul Fives:

    - Family Friendly (we had 9 kids in our group)

    - Good food (we love good food and several of our guests don't drink so we knew food had to be a top priority)

    - A la carte Weddings (most resorts have set packages that only included up to 20-25 guests and that just didn't work with our budget. Although you can spend a fortune on a Karisma wedding, if you are careful you can have a beautiful wedding on a budget)

    - Boutique sized resort (not a huge resort but big enough that it has different areas for people to explore)

    - The price was right (we paid $1630 flying from Toronto Jan 6-13- flight included)


    The cons:

    - Lobby (we've been to some resorts with really grand entrances that really make a first impression. Azul Fives in comparison is a little underwhelming but this was really not a big deal to us)

    - New section (if you're in the new section on the property it is a bit far from the beach and some restaurants. If you have guests with mobility issues this might be something to consider requesting a villa in the older section.)

    - Golf carts (if you need transportation for guests, it does take a while to get a golf cart....although as the bride myself I never had to wait on the wedding day! ;) )


    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

    My planning thread - http://www.bestdesti...016-azul-fives/



    #7 AdamnJenn17

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      Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:34 PM

      Azuls five is an amazing but inexpensive 5 star with a beautiful sky terrace venue (other venues as well)

      You will be hard pressed to find any negative info on it


      I do not know much about the other properties so I can not speak to them

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