Destination Wedding/Honeymoon Recommendations

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Aug 23rd, 2003, 06:47 PM
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Destination Wedding/Honeymoon Recommendations

We are considering a destination wedding/honeymoon for late spring 2004. Would really appreciate recommended locations, resorts, planners/agency specialists - anything. Prefer location with direct flights from Seattle - not interested in Cancun. Would especially appreciate thoughts/impressions on Manzanillo, Ixtapa/Zih, and Huatulco. Would prefer something unique, for people who truly enjoy the culture of Mexico. Thanks!
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Aug 24th, 2003, 09:36 AM
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Try Laura at: www.idovallarta.com. She specializes in wedding arrangements in Puerto Vallarta!
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Aug 25th, 2003, 06:45 AM
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try weddings.puertovallarta.com there is a Tamara Bradley there who I know can be very helpful
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Aug 25th, 2003, 03:13 PM
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Puerto Vallarta would be a great place for your wedding. It is full of culture and, for something very unique, Majahuitas is a fabulous all inclusive resort that does weddings. My husband and I stayed there last Christmas and it is one of the most romantic places I have ever been. You can view pictures of it on differentworld.com. Their staff provided the friendliest service that we have ever had. Furthermore, every single person on staff is incredibly competent and personable. This is a boutique resort that most people know of only by word of mouth, so you have a small number of people to worry about in terms of getting things done that you need, which, I think, would be preferable when compared to a big resort with lots of (possibly incompetent) people to deal with.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 02:34 PM
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I was married in Zihuatanejo and honeymooned there. I would HIGHLY recommend it. My husband and I used to travel to Puerto Vallarta, then we went to Zihua and fell in love with it. After one visit we decided to get married there. We had 16 guests who flew in from Seattle, California, Tennessee, N. Carolina, Virginia, and London. We were married on a deck overlooking the ocean at La Casa Que Canta, then had a marvelous reception on the upper deck of a nearby restaurant. Guests all stayed on La Ropa beach -- there are hotels for $60 a night and hotels for $600 a night, within steps of each other. We spent the pre-wedding days at Villa del Sol, then moved to La Casa Que Canta for our honeymoon. Had a gorgeous suite with private pool, overlooking the ocean. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After Zihua, we will never return to PV. Zihua is smaller, more intimate, not as developed. We love that about it! Wherever you decide to go, good luck. I am thankful every day that we chose a destination wedding. It was less than 1/2 what we would have paid in the U.S. for the same experience, and our guests truly got to have a relaxing holiday.
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Aug 26th, 2003, 04:22 PM
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If you want to try teh Manzanillo area search under La Manzanilla, a idyllic fishing village setting!
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Aug 27th, 2003, 09:40 AM
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Look at El Careyes (I don't care, but Freddie Prinze Jr & Melissa Joan Hart got married there) & El Tamarindo, both north of Manzanillo, fly into OV or Manzanillo. Look at LuxuryLink, both are on auction right now. We have been to both, going back to Tamarindo late October. I think Careyes would be ideal, with either hotel rooms or the adjoining the resort spectacular homes to rent. More secluded & quiet, if that is what you want, than in PV or another big city. As DebbieAllen said though, I agree QCQ would be wonderful also as is Villa del Sol. Good luck!
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Aug 27th, 2003, 11:29 AM
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I mean Freddie Prinze Jr & Sarah Michele Gellar (I told you I didn't really care!) but there were some nice photos in the celeb magazines of the resort.
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Aug 27th, 2003, 12:33 PM
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We just went on our honeymoon to El Tamarindo. Depending on what you are looking for, I would highly recommend it. It would make a beautiful setting for a wedding. When we were there they were rethatching the roof over the pier Gasebo. We thought it would be perfect for a small wedding. If you'd like pictures, I have tons.
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Jan 7th, 2004, 09:44 PM
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We've been to Ixtapa/Zih and love it there. Haven't stayed at the really nice hotels in Zih, although we want to. We've stayed at the Las Brisas which was very nice but it's Architecture is kind of stark. We spent our Honeymoon at the Royal Hideaway in Play Del Carmen on the Golf side and had a truly unbelievable honeymoon. Our next honeymoon in two weeks will be to Las Hadas in Manzanillo. We'll let you know how it is. I've heard mixed reviews on the Las Hadas, but it sounds like there is a lot to see and do in the area, including a visit to Mexico's most active volcano. Manazanillo was hit by an earthquake in 1985 and again in 1995, from which it hasn't completely recovered from what I've read.
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Mar 10th, 2004, 01:21 PM
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Can someone give my any comments about www.idovallarta.com?

I planing my wedding and I will like to know about them.
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Mar 12th, 2004, 08:34 AM
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Hey Robbyrobot--
What did you think of Las Hadas in Manzanillo? We, too, went to Royal Hideaway in Playa for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! We wanted to go back this year, but it is booked, so we wanted to find something similar. It sounds like Las Hadas is not All-Inclusive though. We really want an all-inclusive that is the same quality as RH. let me know!
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Mar 12th, 2004, 11:46 AM
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Try one of Starwood's Hacienda hotels outside of Merida (The Luxury Collection).

Most of them have chapels onsite and the rooms, food and service are magical (not many places that have peacocks wandering the grounds)
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