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Melissa & Michael


October 6, 2018

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Melissa & Michael


October 6, 2018

 NOW Larimar Plaza

Welcome!

Welcome, Family and Friends! We are so excited to spend an extended weekend with you in the gorgeous Riviera Maya, Mexico. Your presence means the world to us as we have the time of our lives and pledge our love to each other in paradise. 

Stephanie, of Barefoot Bridal, a destination wedding travel agency, has been amazing with helping us with all the booking details. Stephanie has worked with the hotel to secure a group rate with the Riu Palace Riviera Maya and to help all of our guests book their travel accommodations for our wedding on October 6, 2018.

Should you have any questions related to traveling, please contact Stephanie and Barefoot Bridal. There is a chat button on the bottom right hand corner of this site, you can email groups@barefootbridal.com, or call 866-8-BAREFOOT. 


accommodations


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The Riu Palace Riviera Maya (All inclusive 24 hours) has been built on a spectacular stretch of the beautiful white sandy beach of Playacar in Mexico, just 5 minutes from the city centre and 45 from the CUN airport.

The luxury palace rooms are fully equipped, spacious and comfortable with the best views, and the 35,000 m² of gardens will give you the sensation of being in a tropical atmosphere surrounded by palm trees, white sand and turquoise water. 

The all inclusive system invites you to sample the buffet restaurant with a wide variety of dishes, as well as the themed international restaurants and live show cooking. You’ll have the opportunity to savour the best menus and satisfy your palate. 

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The Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers an excellent range of entertainment for adults and children. This includes the RiuLand daily entertainment program for the little ones and a program for adults which runs day and night featuring shows and live music. At night, you can come and dance to excellent music in the “La Piñata” club. For Golf lovers we recommend Playacar Golf Club, undoubtedly one of the best courses in the region. 

There’s no better way to keep fit than going to the hotel’s gym and regaining strength afterwards in the Jacuzzi and sauna. You can also de-stress by enjoying the various treatments and massages on offer at the “Renova Spa” centre. The hotel also includes a fresh water swimming pool next to the ocean and a children’s pool, as well as a solarium-terrace for sunbathing.  

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In the surrounding area you can appreciate fascinating Mayan legacy, with spectacular pyramids and deep pools: shafts and water routes that were used by the old inhabitants of the Yucatan region. No visit to Mexico is complete without taking a tour of the popular Mayan ruins of Tulum or Cobá where you can appreciate this civilization’s legacy. Also not to be missed is the Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, where you’ll encounter a jungle in its purest state. 

At the Riu Palace Riviera Maya you’ll discover an authentic tropical oasis and enjoy unforgettable moments in our luxurious resort which you can cherish forever. 

Here are some of the ameneties included in your all-inclusive package:
 

  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • Located on beach
  • Free sun loungers on beach
  • Awarded GOLD certification for the Travelife Sustainability System
  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Buffet style and theme restaurants
  • Swimming pool with adjoining whirlpool bath
  • "Renova Spa"
  • Free gym, sauna and whirlpool bath

 

The Special Wedding Group Rates have been secured and rooms have been blocked off with a room block, waiting for you to book your stay! There is a 3-night minimum stay for the rates. The rates are below.

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Junior Suite

Approx 377 sq ft. Includes a lounge area with sofa, a hydromassage bathtub, minibar and beverage dispenser, coffee maker, balcony or terrace.

King or Two Doubles. Garden View.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$211.00/night for a single person
$146.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$139.00/night per person for 3 in a room
$70.00/night per child

Junior Suite Superior

Approx 377 sq ft. Includes a lounge area with sofa, a hydromassage bathtub, minibar and beverage dispenser, coffee maker, balcony or terrace.

King or Two Doubles. Garden View.

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$231.00/night for a single person
$160.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$152.00/night per person for 3 in a room
$77.00/night per child

Suite

Approx 721 sq ft. Includes a lounge area with sofa, a hydromassage bathtub, minibar and beverage dispenser, coffee maker, balcony or terrace.

King only. Garden or Ocean view. 

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$291.00/night for a single person
$201.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$191.00/night per person for 3 in a room
$97.00/night per child

Suite Jacuzzi

Approx 732 sq ft. Includes a lounge area with sofa, a hydromassage bathtub, minibar and beverage dispenser, coffee maker, balcony or terrace with jacuzzi for the ultimate in relaxation.

King only. Garden or Ocean view.  

Special Wedding Group Rate:
$331.00/night for a single person
$229.00/night per person for 2 in a room
$217.00/night per person for 3 in a room
$110.00/night per child

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Booking and FAQ


Booking and FAQ


To be considered part of Melissa & Michael's Wedding Group, you must book through the group rates and not through any other method (even directly with the hotel). We have negotiated competitive group rates and secured a room block to make this as easy as possible. To participate in all of the wedding-related activities, you must stay at Riu Palace Riviera Maya as part of the wedding group.

  • A refundable deposit in the amount of $100/room is required to reserve your room and book your stay. You do not need to know all the parties in the room, the travel dates, or the room category; book your room based on what you think you will need and any changes can be made until the balance due date. 
  • The deadline for the balance to be paid is July 22, 2018. Cancellations must be received in writing 7 days prior to this date to be refundable. 

Any changes made to your booking after July 22, 2018, will be subject to a $75 change fee. Any changes requested after the balance due date must be paid for in full upfront even before they are confirmed. All late payments will be assessed a $25 penalty per every 5 business days the payment is late. 


Frequently asked questions


+ Can I Set Up a Payment Plan?

Yes! You can structure your payments in one of 3 ways:

  • You can make a deposit and then let the balance charge automatically on the balance due date.
  • You can make a deposit and ask us to calculate an even amount to charge every month with the last charge to be made on the balance due date.
  • You can make a deposit and click the "Make a Payment" button whenever you want to make an additional payment in any amount and if there's any balance left, it will be charged on the balance due date.

+ What is the Cancellation Policy?

Any deposit or payments made towards bookings as part of wedding groups are fully refundable if requested in writing to stephanie@barefootbridal.com at least 7 days in advance of July 22, 2018. If a cancellation request is not made in time, all moneys paid towards travel will be nonrefundable.

+ Is Travel Insurance Available?

Travel Insurance is available and highly recommended. Rates are per person, depending on the cost of the land-only portion of your trip. $69.00/person for trips up to $1,250/person, $79.00/person up to $2,000, and $99.00/person up to $2,500.. and so on. Travel Insurance can be added at any point; however, in order to receive the full benefit of the travel insurance, you must add it within 14 days of booking. Otherwise, the "Cancel For Any Reason" benefit will not apply and the only benefits will be for in-travel issues. Please note that once purchased, travel insurance is nonrefundable.

+ Will I Need a Passport?

Yes! A passport book is needed to fly to and from the U.S. and Mexico - please take the time now to locate your passport and check the expiration date; make sure it is valid for 6 months after your anticipated return date. Check this site for more passport info: https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/passports.html

+ Can You Help Me with Round-Trip Airport Transportation?

Yes. Barefoot Bridal has secured a special $60 p/person rate for the groups shared roundtrip transfers.

+ Is there a tourist VISA fee?

Your tourist VISA fee should be included with your airfare. You should not need to purchase a separte tourist VISA to enter Mexico.

+ What is the Weather Like?

The weather in Mexico is hot and humid with averages in the 80s year around. Humidity is lowest during Dec-Feb and increases the closer you get to August. Hurricane season starts in June and continues through November. There is a gentle breeze that comes off the ocean on most days, so make sure to pack plenty of sunscreen because the breeze makes it easy to forget just how hot and strong the sun really is!

+ Do I need an Adapter for my Electronics?

You do not need an adapter for your electronics; the outlets in the Mexico will accept U.S. plugs.

+ What if I want to Book Excursions?

I can assist you with booking excursions. Let us know me what kind of activities you'd like to do, how many people, and the date you'd like to go and we can get you rates.

+ Can You Help Me Book Air Travel?

Barefoot Bridal can assist with airfare. Please contact your TA with your travel dates, depature gateway, number of people traveling, and special requests at groups@barefootbridal.com with the wedding name. However Barefoot Bridal cannot guarantee that we have better rates than what you may find on your own.

+ I found a cheaper price online, can you match it?

Finding cheaper rates than the group rates online is very rare! However, if you have found cheaper rates, please take a screen shot that includes the final total price (with all taxes and fees), what the price includes (dates and room category), the website you found it on and the date and time on your computer and send it to groups@barefootbridal.com. We will ask the hotel for a price match. It may take several business days to hear back from the groups department for the match. We have been successful in the past in reducing entire group contracts, but hotels can also reject price matches due to having a group contract in place.

If you are ready to book your stay, please click BOOK NOW below. When your card is processed, you will receive an e-mail with your invoice. Please check that invoice to confirm that everything is correct. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us!