Earliest check-in possible?

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  1. J4

    J4 Guru Registered Member

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    We are taking red eye into Cancun and arrive around 6 am. I am hoping to be at the resort by 7:30 am. Will the resort allow us to check-in understanding our room may not be ready until late afternoon?

    Only a few more sleeps before we go!
     
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    Gowiththeflow Enthusiast Registered Member

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    We've never had any trouble. You get your bracelet they keep your bags until your room is ready usually around 2pm if I remember correctly
     
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    We did the same, and it was an awesome experience. Airports are EMPTY, traffic is gone, and the resort gives you your wrist band and all and you can start enjoying right away. It made our first day feel like a real day. Best trip we've done!
     
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  4. J4

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    Thanks for the info. Even though the red eye isn't the most ideal, At least we will get a full day at the resort on day 1 finally.
     
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    Jamie Mayor of Temptation Registered Member

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    Pack your swimsuit in an outside pocket, check in, have breakfast and head to the pool.....

    Jamie
     
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    If you are overly tired a nap on the beach while others eat breakfast might keep you going for day one. If I did the red eye the first day curse would be guaranteed.
     
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    What is first day curse?
     
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    You can check-in anytime of day or night.
    Have seen people numerous times just checking in @ 2 am

    But you can never, really, ever check out!!
     
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    We always try to do a red eye to get the most of our vacation time. This year we will arrive at 4:45 am . No lines at immigration or customs!
    We always pack with the notion that they MAY lose our luggage and/or we dont want to have to rifle through our checked bags to get through out first day........

    With that being said, we always take a backpack for our carry on.
    We pack this in it
    Swimsuit .... bottoms lol
    Cover up, and tank top for the buffet
    Clothes for dinner in a nice restaurant ie , dress , heels, slacks , shirt.
    Travel-size sun tan lotion
    Toothbrush and travel-size toothpaste
    Travel-size deodorant
    Travel-size shampoo and conditioner
    And anything else that you will need that can fit.
    We always figure if we can get to the pool be protected from the Sun brush our teeth, not stink and be able to go to a nice dinner that's all we really need for the first day!

    Another tip,
    We always pack everything and then we swap out to each others luggage, so half of my stuff is in his bag and half of his stuff is in my bag so if they do lose one of our pieces of luggage we at least have half of what you meant to bring until they get our luggage to us. Lol seems silly but we always pack for the worst case scenerio.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    That is quite insightful. Thanks for the tips!
     
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    This past April, we landed at 6am and went to Desire RM and checked in without a hitch. I should have taken a bar of Irish Spring and jumped in the pool that morning.. LOL
     
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    You are so welcome! Hope you have the best time EVER!!!
     
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    I love the red eye. It allows us to get to the resort early and have fun right away without losing a day in travel. We are landing at 6:30 a.m. and hope to be there to the resort by 8 would be perfect for breakfast. I have never checked in this early though. In October we got there at 9 a.m. and they gave us a bracelet right away and held our luggage until the room was ready. We keep our swimsuits handy. Luckily they don't take too too much room in the carry-on
     
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    First Day Curse....

    OK.. Imagine that you've landed in your dreams.... you walk out in the sunshine and you are surrounded by basically a college frat party for adults.... people partying, open bar, lots of eye candy, cool water to hang out in, friendly people everywhere, rounds of shots every time a new couple arrives, you are talking a lot, rounds of shots every time a new couple arrives.. did I mention the open bar? Without thinking about you end up consuming more alcohol in one day than you have in the past month. So you go to take a nap before dinner and wake up the next morning.. :)

    Happens to everyone, even veterans now and then... I remember one year Chris and I were sitting in one of the "hot tubs" in the pool with a couple of couples we knew from before. We were just sitting there chatting, catching up. Abiel was delivering drinks on roller blades so we basically didn't have to more for about 3 hours... we decided it was time to get ready for dinner... stood up... and sat right back done again... looked at each other and when Whoa!

    Don't worry though.... either way, suffer or not, you have a great first day! :)

    Jamie
     
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    Love it, Thanks Jamie.
     
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    Wow! Needed to read the "First Day Curse" rule before our last few trips to Punta Cana! Between the Germans and Canadians, we have missed dinner every first night!!!! Too drunk to ever put a name to it though, now we know! Thanks!!!
     
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    Just the first night? One trip I didn't have dinner until night 5 :)
     
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    We hope to learn from the masters starting 5/16!!
     
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    We have a related question. We are taking our first trip and staying two nights (18-20 may) before heading to another resort. What’s the latest we can leave by if we are enjoying ourselves too much?! Is there a place we can store our bags for the afternoon?
     
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    Sleep is over-rated anyway. Enjoy!!