Honeymoon in mexico (june 2014)

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @myweddingbee:  As you seem to be in rush to find out as much info as possible in a short amount of time (guessing you are racing against the clock in regards to bookings)

Rather than wait on “the possibiity” that a Bee here might first SEE your Question, and second KNOW what you need to know, might I suggest that you check out TripAdvisor.com the most comprehensive Travel Planning tool on the Internet.

TripAdvisor has Travel Guides (factual info, like weather) – Reviews (Accommodations – Restaurants – and Attractions) – as well as Travel Forums where you can post Questions and have them answered by TA Destination Experts & Locals.

I won’t any more plan a trip of any sort without first consulting TripAdvisor

Here are some links to get you started:

 Playa Mujeres, Mexico (Travel Guide) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g1229340-Playa_Mujeres_Cancun_Yucatan_Peninsula-Vacations.html

TripAdvisor – Los Angeles, California USA (Travel Guide) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g32655-Los_Angeles_California-Vacations.html

TripAdvisor – Las Vegas, Nevada USA (Travel Guide) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g45963-Las_Vegas_Nevada-Vacations.html

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And here are Review links for the 2 Resorts you asked about:

The Beloved Hotel (Playa Mujeres, Mexico) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g1229340-d1180633-Reviews-The_Beloved_Hotel-Playa_Mujeres_Cancun_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

Secrets Maroma Beach (Cancun, Mexico) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g4053317-d1007582-Reviews-Secrets_Maroma_Beach_Riviera_Cancun-Playa_Maroma_Playa_del_Carmen_Yucatan_Peninsula.html

OF these 2…

The Beloved Hotel is a 5 Star Property (based on ammenities).  It has 4-1/2 Circles out of 5 for TripAdvisor Members level of Satisfaction or 94% Thumbs Up.  And in 2013 it won a TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award in the All-Inclusive Category.

Secrets Maroma Beach is a 4-1/2 Star Property.  It has 4-1/2 Circles out of 5 for Satisfaction by TA Members for Satisfaction and a 94% Thumbs Up.  In 2013 it won 4 TA Travellers Choice Awards in the Categories of Romance – All Inclusive – Top Hotels – and Luxury

NOTE – that these 2 Hotels are not in the same place.  Secrets is SOUTH of Cancun, while The Beloved is NORTH of the city.

As for the 3rd Hotel you asked about…

Grand Vellas Riviera Maya, Mexico… I feel you must somehow hav the name wrong, because it isn’t on TripAdvisor… altho there are lots of other properties with Grand in the name in the location

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Search?c=global&q=grand+villas+riviera+maya&geo=4053317&hur=&returnTo=http%3A__2F____2F__www__2E__tripadvisor__2E__ca__2F__Hotel__5F__Review__2D__g4053317__2D__d1007582__2D__Reviews__2D__Secrets__5F__Maroma__5F__Beach__5F__Riviera__5F__Cancun__2D__Playa__5F__Maroma__5F__Playa__5F__del__5F__Carmen__5F__Yucatan__5F__Peninsula__2E__html

Anyways, I hope this all helps you out some…

But as I say, your best bet for the more extensive info (and being able to chat one on one with Destination Experts & Locals) would be to visit the TripAdvisor Travel Forums for each of these Destinations (you’ll find a link on each of the Tourism Guide Pages that I gave you above)

 

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: October 2014

In Vegas. nightlife costs a lot more if you’re not gambling heavily. For dance clubs, cover will be anywhere between $10-40. Depends on the clubs. Once in the clubs drinks are anywhere from $10-25 depending on what you;re drinking. Cocktail lounges have no cover but drinks are in that same price range. If you’re gambling, drinks are (for the most part) free delivered by cocktail waitresses but only while you’re gambling and some casinos have a minimum bet before you get free drinks; gamble enough and you may get nightclub admission, show tickets or drinks (in the clubs) comped.  Shows like Cirque du Soleil range from under $50/ticket (Mystere, sometimes Ka) to over $150 (O rarely goes on sale). If you will be gambling a fair amount, sign up for the casino’s rewards card which helps you get comps (free stuff) faster.  Dining in Vegas will either be very cheap (food court style) or very expensive; there are not very many mid-scale restaurants. So if you prefer cocktail lounges and don’t mind casual food and don’t plan to gamble, you can get by on $50/day or less in Vegas (plus show tickets) but from there it is just going to go up. Realistically I’d  budget $200/person per day, maybe more if gambling.

For LA if you want to go to Universal and to Disney it’s going to be best if you change hotels. Stay in Anaheim when you want to go to Disney (search for Disney hotels and you’ll find a ton), stay in Universal City when you go to Universal. It;s a fairly long and annoying drive between the two. Stay in Hollywood for one or two nights just to check out the scene.

 

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