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Discussion in 'Golden Parnassus' started by outbackmac, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. outbackmac

    outbackmac Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Wife and I are making our first ever all inclusive trip. we are in our 50,s her 52 i 54

    Looking for any info you can share, do,s and dont,s

    My wife also likes to dress nice for dinner and wear her heels and of course i love to see her in high heels.

    please help us out
     
  2. Lenni & Jodie

    Lenni & Jodie The Unicorn Hunters Registered Member

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    Welcome to the club, when are you guys planning out taking your trip?
     
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    You won't regret it. This will be our third time. When will you be there
     
  4. deadstroke

    deadstroke Newbie Registered Member

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    We're going for our first time as well Dec 19-23 for a quick trip before Christmas. I did want to ask if we should book our airport transfers before or just get one once we arrive?
     
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    Depends on what your looking for in a ride? Last few trips we have used a company called epic. The driver is standing outside the airport holding your name up on a board...Next thing you know your in the cab off to the resort with no waiting... Many other services are good also and there is always a bus type of transportation which probably would be cheaper... Have a fun trip !
     
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    Question ? This resort looks pretty nice in many ways. One thing that keeps us from booking is that they don't have bottled water in the room. Is this actually true? Hard to believe for an all inclusive in Mexico. If it is true is it a deal breaker or are there ways to get around it? Thanks S & T
     
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    We always use USA Transfers for our trips, they offer private shuttles for like $55, round trip for 2,this is lots better and only about $10 more than shared rides plus you can now pay them online before you leave home. The advantage to this is that you are the only ones in your car and you dont have to wait for the van to fill up and make stops dropping everyone else off at their hotels, USA will also take you by walmart to pick up supplies if needed, i think this is about $30 more. I reccomend getting the transportation with whatever company you use before you go.

    At GP you have to dress up to eat at Shangra-La so that will be good for y'all. The Old Barn is a steak house type restaurant, i cant think of the Chinese restaurant at GP both have an atmosphere where you can either dress up or casual so you will be fine at either. We never went to Pier 12 the sea food restaurant there so cant help you with that one.

    With GP you also get free access and transportaion to their sister property the Great Parnassus, and a water park.

    The say that all tips are included, but the workers at the hotel work so hard and go out of their way to make your stay better, we always leave tips for all and this does sometimes, not always, get better service or drinks lol, plus we feel they deserve it.

    AI is awesome this is the only way we travel now, you dont have to worry about having money or credit card for anything just some tip money, it makes for a lot more relaxing time no worries at all except, will the next drink arrive before the one in your hand is empty lol.

    If theres something specific you have questions about at GP we will try to help answer them.
     
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    They do have bottled water in rooms along with soda and beer. And all hotels use filtered water so its pretty safe to drink.
     
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    We are heading there on friday , we would like to see the Bears /Viking game on sunday. Do they have most sports at one of thier bars ?? or do we search out somewhere else on the strip ?? Thanks !!
     
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    There is bottled water available in the rooms. Usually only 2 per day, but housekeeping will give you more. Also, the water from the sink is fine to drink. Never had a problem with water at the GP. Have a great trip and tell Fonzy and Jose hello.
     
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    You will have to find somewhere else to watch it, none of the common areas have TV's.
     
  12. Lenni & Jodie

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    Yes they have TV in the Games room, you can watch the game there and play pool also or video games Wii or Play Station, bar is also in the same room so you dont have to leave to get a drink and miss the game.

    If there are actually going to play the game for you, can't see why not, I have seen several times the place jammed with mostly Americans watching the football while us Canadians are drinking all the resorts beer supplies
     
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    Thanks for the advice! We're going because friends of ours went in August and highly recommended GP- they booked through a travel agency though and their transports were already included.
     
  14. outbackmac

    outbackmac Enthusiast Registered Member

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    pics

    For those of you that are going before us pics would be fantastic. as for when we are going 2-9-2013.

    As for dinner will my wife feel out of place if she dresses up nice for dinner/
     
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    My wife dressed up in super sexy outfits every night we were there, and fit right in. You'll see people in everything for dinner. Every night she wore very short, tight skirts and dresses, nylons, 4" to 5" heels, jewelry, etc. She loved the attention she got from both men and women, and never felt overdressed. Let me know if you have any other questions. I'll do whatever I can to help. This was our first trip also, and we had a ton of questions before we went.
     
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    hi all................. not planned the trip yet but so hoping to go in july maybe.... as i,v never been anyway....lol...i know....was hoping to get ideas on hotels etc.... are there groups i can join when there to visit maya temples...i have so many questions..
     
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    outbackmac Enthusiast Registered Member

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    gp

    Thanks midwest man, my wife is worried a little about being over dressed but i try and convince her that she looks great and she should feel good about herself.

    Anyone with pics of the resort? the websites are not that great.

    The package that we booked says it includes transfers to and from the airport, how long a drive can we expect? or should we find our own transportation?

    Is the great P a sister property/ and do we have the same rights on there prop, as Golden.

    PS Thanks for all the repls everyone here is fantastic.
     
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    Hey Outbackmac. Your wife will be fine. Every night we saw several other ladies dressed up all hot and sexy just like my wife. She will definitely not feel out of place. I constantly also tell my wife how hot she looks and how many guys are gawking at her when she dresses in sexy outfits. She absolutely loves the attention. Makes her feel so sexy.

    I've got a few pics of the resort, but would rather not put them on here. Is there another way to get them to you?

    I believe the drive from the airport is close to 30 minutes, if I remember right.

    The Great Parn is their sister resort. We talked with others that went there for a day or two. We did not. But they said you have all the same priveledges at Great P. They have a adult pool, but the rest of the restort may have many more children running around. Hope that helps.
     
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    It takes about 15-20 min to get to resort if its private transfer if you are on a bus takes a little longer. The Great Parnassus is alot bigger not adults only. but they do have free shuttles that can take yo there and everything should be included over there
     
  20. outbackmac

    outbackmac Enthusiast Registered Member

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    Golden

    Reading alot of post about being bumped, how popular is this? we are going early Feb 2013.

    My wife is a big wine drinker do they have plenty options? i big bourbon will we have options.

    Beer choices.