Christina & Dylan's Wedding

Christina & Dylan are getting married in Riviera Maya!

They're very excited to have you join them for their wedding celebration in beautiful Riviera Maya, Mexico. Their ceremony will take place on October 20, 2024, and they would love for you to spend a well-deserved week with them at beautiful El Dorado & El Dorado Casitas Royale Resort & Spa.

Check out more information below, and when you're ready to book, click the "Book Now" link at the bottom of this group page.

If you have any questions before booking, you're welcome to reach out to me - I'm here to help!

Thanks,

Rachel

p.s. Whether you stay in the Casita Enclave or at El Dorado Royale, you have access to all dining options and bars (with the exception of the Casita Enclave swim-up bars, those are reserved for guests staying in the Casita Suites).

 

 

Resort Details

 

Slip away into a tropical oasis only conceivable in your dreams. El Dorado Casitas Royale is a beachfront, AAA Four Diamond award-winning Adults only resort located on the breathtaking Riviera Maya, just 25 minutes south of Cancun International Airport, 15 minutes north of Playa Del Carmen. Perfect for couples, wedding parties, and honeymooners, this adults-only paradise provides the ultimate escape in romantic luxury. Let yourself be pampered by the immense delights of the Gourmet Inclusive Experience, including exceptional service at your every request, cuisine crafted into artful masterpieces, premium spirits poured freely, and activities designed to please each and every guest’s unique tastes. Just 20 minutes away from the "Playacar Golf Club" and numerous wonderful Cenotes, 5 minutes south from Puerto Morelos and 35 minutes south of downtown Cancun. Built on 450 acres of tropical jungle, over a mile of unspoiled Punta Brava Beach and spread among hundreds of palm trees. Paradise awaits you…

 

Hotel Amenities

 

Activities Desk, Aerobic Classes, Aerobics (aqua), Ballroom, Banquet Room, Bar (swim-up) (10), Bars (4), Beach (onsite), Beauty Salon, Bicycle Rentals, Breakfast Room, Business Center ($), Car Rental Desk, Concierge, Conference Rooms, Currency Exchange, Disco/Nightclub, Dive Center ($), Doctor (on call) ($), Exercise Classes, Fitness Center, Gift Shop, Golf (nearby) ($), Hospitality Desk, Internet Service ($), Juice Bar, Laundry Service ($), Medical Services ($), Meeting Room, Multilingual Staff, Parking Facility, Pools (11), Poolside Beverage Service, Poolside Grill, Restaurants (8), Rooms (171), Safe Deposit Boxes (in room), Sauna, Spas (2), Tour Desk, Tours & Excursions ($), Umbrellas (beach/pool), Valet Service, Volleyball (beach), Wedding Coordinator, Wedding Site, Pool & beach butler service, Pillow & aroma therapy menu, Private check in at Casita's reception, Champagne at check in and fresh towel, Horseback riding & ATV through the jungle, Tennis Courts (day/night): (2) There are some restrictions on playing times.

($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

 

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions:

 

Arrival/Departure Time:  

Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

This is an adult's only hotel. 

 

Casita Suite: The Casitas are located exclusively Ocean Front on the second level, romantically designed and featuring the exclusive "Aguas del Amor" roofless outdoor shower, high ceilings, and palapa roof. Included is a contemporary bathroom with double sinks and glass-enclosed showers and an indoor luxury Jacuzzi, personal nightstand, premium minibar, and a secluded balcony with an exterior double bed, table and two chairs with breathtaking views of white sand beaches and the largest artificial coral reef in the world. Step out into the spacious balcony and lay on your private double bed to gaze up into the twinkling stars. The casitas suites are grouped in two stories with an exclusive Casita only pool and a private swim-up pool bar. Bedding: 1 king bed. View: Beachfront. 2 Adults.  

 

 

Beachfront Casita Suite: Find yourself captured by the charm of these secluded, intimate suites. The Beachfront Casita Suite is a haven of luxury located in its own independent building, providing an unprecedented level of privacy. Enjoy its many lavish features, including a king-sized bed, spacious balcony, bathroom with luxury double sinks, an elegant shower, bathtub, a private indoor Relaxing Hot Tub, DVD menu, Aguas del Amor romantic outdoor shower, and concierge service. 2 Adults

 

 

 

 

 

All accommodations include:

 

 Bathtub, shower, outdoor shower, air conditioning, mini-bar, room service (24-hour), telephone, coffee/tea maker, iron, CD/DVD player, alarm clock, patio or balcony, safe deposit box, television, hairdryer, ironing board, Jacuzzi, refrigerator and internet access.  

All suites are king bed only.  

 

Resort Details

 

The El Dorado Royale a Spa Resort is one of the best adult only resorts in all of Mexico. Located just north of Playa Del Carmen in the heart of the Riviera Maya, which is south of Cancun airport. This Gourmet Inclusive, adult only, beach front resort is very lush and tropical with lots of elbow room so you can feel somewhat alone at times but social enough to enjoy meeting new people, it’s absolutely beautiful.  We have sent many happy beach bums to El Dorado Royale for several years now and they always come back with great reviews regarding the service, the food and the jacuzzi suites.

 

El Dorado Royale, A Spa Resort By Karisma, an Adults Only Resort, is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, facing the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. 25 minutes south of Cancun, 10 minutes south from Puerto Morelos and 35 minutes south of downtown Cancun. A romantic secluded all inclusive 639 room Spa Resort for adults only. Built on 450 acres of tropical jungle, over a mile of unspoiled Punta Brava Beach and spread among hundreds of palm trees.  

 

 

Hotel Amenities

 

  • Accommodations as selected
  • Welcome glass of sparkling wine and refreshing towel
  • All gourmet meals and specialty bites
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a selection of domestic and international premium brands
  • Minibar with beer, water, soft drinks stocked once a day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free international calls
  • Daily and nightly activity program with live music & shows
  • Bicycles provided to ride around the premises
  • Hospitality Desk
  • 12 swimming pools, one of which is a natural salt-water pool
  • 2 hard surface lighted tennis courts. Rackets and balls provided free of charge. Restrictions apply to be used at night
  • Personal Concierge Service from 8 AM to 11 PM
  • Fitness center, sauna, and steam room
  • 24 hours room service (restrictions apply on rainy days)
  • Taxes and gratuities included
Hotel Activities
 
  • 5K run
  • Aqua gym
  • Wave runners & parasailing offered at El Dorado Maroma, transportation is included with price*
  • Beach volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Archery
  • Rifle shooting
  • Crossfit*
  • Dance lessons
  • Yoga classes
  • Greenhouse tour
  • Spanish lessons
  • Bonanza ranch tour
  • Cooking classes
  • Spinning classes
  • Zumba classes
  • Tennis clinic*
  • Towel decoration
  • Water volleyball
  • Mezcal Tasting
 
*Additional charge
 

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions:

 

Arrival/Departure Time:  

Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.

 

Children Policy:  

No children allowed.  

You must be at least 18 years of age to stay at this hotel.  

  

Luxury Junior Suite: Indoor Jacuzzi so you can extend your soaking pleasure into the privacy of your accommodations. All rooms feature lovely wooden furniture including nightstands, Jacuzzi for 2 and private terrace or balcony allowing guests endless ways to relax and enjoy intimate time together. 590 square feet/54.813 square meters. Located in Villas 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 43, 44.  Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Garden

 


 

 Swim Up Junior Suite: Step right into a lazy river that crosses in front of your Jacuzzi Suite's patio. The decoration of the Swim Up Jacuzzi Junior Suites was inspired by local Mexican motifs, providing for a wonderfully balanced atmosphere. Each of the suites have indoor Jacuzzis so you can extend your soaking pleasure into the privacy of your accommodations. All rooms feature lovely wooden furniture including nightstands and desk. To cool down from the warm tropical breeze, each room has individually controlled air conditioning and a ceiling fan. Other conveniences include a radio and alarm clock, safety deposit box, private bath or shower, color cable TV, amenity kit, ironing board with iron, minibar and coffee maker. Finally, every terrace has chairs and a hammock (upon request). 599.2465 square feet/55.67 square meters. View: Partial Ocean.

 

 

 

 

 

All accommodations include

 

  • Relaxing Hot Tub
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Fan
  • Iron / Iron board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe deposit box
  • Hair Dryer
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Vanity mirror
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Electronic key access
 
Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.
 

Reservation Dates

  • Arrive October 18, 2024: Check-in is at 3pm
  • Ceremony Date: October 20, 2024
  • Depart October 23, 2024: Checkout is at 11am
  • There is a 3-night minimum for this room block but you have the option to arrive earlier and stay longer. You can select your dates when filling out the reservation form.

The room categories listed on this page were selected by Marissa & Ethan for their contracted room block. There are only a certain number of rooms held, and rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Trip Deposit & Payment Schedule

  • A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is all you need to secure your reservation.
  • April 10, 2024 at 12pm Central Standard Time is the deadline to pay the 30% deposit and secure your room. Any reservations requested after that date have to be requested with the resort. Room availability and contracted rates are not guaranteed.
  • Full payment for your trip is due no later than June 9, 2024 at 12pm Central Standard Time. The resort reserves the right to cancel your reservation if payment is not made by this date.
  • Payments towards your balance can be made monthly. Hidden Gem Travel sends out monthly statements the 9th of each month after you have approved your trip, where you can optionally apply a payment.
  • You are responsible for your own flights, but we still need your flight info no later than August 19, 2024 in order to provide to the transfer company. We will send you an email with a flight collector form August 4, 2024.
  • You will fly into Cancun International Airport (CUN). This is where the transportation company will pick you up.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Since the resort is not located in the United States, the hotel is not required to comply with the U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The hotel has two rooms that are accessible, the Premium Deluxe Tropical View and the Preferred Club Plunge Pool.

The public areas and restaurants at the hotel are wheelchair-accessible, just nor wheelchair friendly. If you need to rent a scooter, wheelchair or oxygen tank, you can do so through Playa Mobility. Click here for their website.

Although we are arranging transfers, we've found most transportation companies are not handicap friendly. Past clients have been happy with Happy Shuttle. If you need accessible transportation services, click on their website here.

Additional Nights

If you would like to arrive earlier than October 18 or stay later than October 23, please let us know when you fill out the reservation request form. We just need the resort to confirm availability.

Adding Nights/Guests Once You Arrive

As soon as the first person from this group arrives to the resort, we are not allowed to add any additional nights. We cannot add additional guests within 30 days of travel. You will have to go to the front desk and request the additional nights or guests. The resort will not honor the contracted rates, and you will pay whatever the current rate is at the time of the request.

Included in Your Price: Unlimited Food & Beverage, Room Taxes, All listed amenities.

Excluded in Your Price: Airfare is not included in your price. You are responsible for your own airfare. Trip Protection (see below).

 

Now that you've seen the room categories Christina & Dylan have chosen for their wedding room block, I'm sure you're wondering, "What about the price?"

We've got you covered! We secured discounted rates that are guaranteed for your stay! Available Dates of stay are October 18-23, 2024. Additional nights can be added upon request. The Casita Suites & Beachfront Casita Suites are in their own private enclave, so anyone staying at El Dorado Casitas will be sharing a private swim-up bar.

Room rates in Christina & Dylan's room block are as follows:

El Dorado Casitas Royale

El Dorado Royale

Rates are based on two adults staying in each room category. Nightly rates vary for single guests and rooms with 3 adults, so please reach out if you need those rates.

There is a 3-night minimum stay for all guests to secure the guaranteed room block pricing.

It's not everyday you get to head to Mexico for a wedding!

If you'd like to add additional experiences, like a cenote tour, deep-sea fishing, a tour of Chitchen Itza, or even swimming with the dolphins, we've got you covered.

Our tour partner has been serving travelers since 1981 and know their way around Riviera Maya. Interested in adding even more fun to your trip? Check out this link to review tours, upgraded transfers and more.

Transfers cannot be purchased until your flights have been booked. Rachel can also assist with your transfer services, just check "Yes" for Transfers on the booking form below.

Travel Insurance Information

**If you have any questions about the travel insurance please call Travel Insured at 1-800-243-3174. We (Hidden Gem Travel) are not a licensed insurance company and cannot legally answer any insurance-related questions.**

Not purchasing travel protection could result in the loss of you travel money and/or require more money to correct the situation. Without protection, there is no way to recoup any costs, losses or expenses incurred and the price of Travel Protection is NOT included in the price of room selections and is non-refundable once purchased.

Having travel protection is definitely important and we recommend it for everyone. However, the choice to have travel protection is solely up to you, and you are welcome to purchase through any company you like.

Click here to purchase travel insurance.

When you click the link, you will need to answer a few questions about your trip, and you'll be redirected to a page with their policy plans and pricing.

The website offers plans like the "Worldwide Trip Protector" plan with optional add-ons like CFAR (Cancel for Any Reason), Optional Bed Rest to cover any quarantine expenses, more. Travel Insured is the company we personally use and we highly recommend them for travel insurance needs.

If you want the CFAR (Cancel for Any Reason) benefit you will have to add it to the policy and you must purchase insurance no later than 21 days after you make your initial payment. CFAR is not available to NY residents.

The basic "Worldwide Trip Protector" plan which does not include CFAR can be purchased at any time, including more than 21 days after your first payment, but it will not cover the Pre-Existing Condition Exclusion Waiver or the Bankruptcy/Default of an airline, cruise line, tour operator or any other travel vendors. However, you can still cancel for a covered reason and potentially receive up to 100% in refunds as long as its a covered reason.

Depending on the reason for canceling, travel insurance will cover 75-100% of your trip cancelation and many other things like medical services, trip delay, lost luggage and more.

We strongly suggest you call and verify which policy will be best for your travel needs. You can reach an insurance agent at 1-800-243-3174.

-Very Important - Please Read-

Reservation Cancelation Policy

If you cancel your reservation before April 10, 2024 , you are only responsible for a $150.00 per reservation cancelation fee, and your $200.00 deposit is non-refnudable. However, you can reduce the number of nights on your reservation up until this date without incurring a cancelation fee.

If you cancel your reservation between April 10 and June 9, 2024 , you will be responsible for 30% of your reservation total. Also, if you reduce the number of nights on your reservation between these dates, you are responsible for 50% of the nights reduced. If you have travel insurance you can file a claim to get a refund based on their terms.

If you cancel your reservation or reduce the number of nights on your reservations on or after June 9, 2024 , you are responsible for 100% of your reservation total as well as the $150.00 per reservation cancelation fee. If you have travel insurance you can file a claim to get a refund based on their terms.

Additionally, the resort will not allow the following modifications after June 9, 2024 :

  • Downgrading a room category
  • Decreasing the number of nights on your reservation
  • Removing a guest from your reservation (reducing the occupancy of your room)

This resort will not allow any changes, including name changes, to your reservation after September 18, 2024 .

What can you do with your reservation between June 9, 2024 and September 18, 2024?

  • Upgrade your room category, if an upgraded room category is available
  • Add extra nights, if additional nights are available
  • Add an additional guest or make a name change

The resort will not provide a travel or credit voucher if you arrive after your scheduled date, check out early, or do not travel on the dates selected on your reservation for any reason.

Hidden Gem Travel is not an agent of the resort and has no control over the refund policies and other rules mandated by the Resort.

If you do not purchase travel insurance and have to cancel your reservation you may still have to pay a partial penalty up to the full amount of the reservation plus the $150.00 per reservation cancelation fee.

If you purchased a travel insurance policy and have to cancel you will be refunded by the travel insurance company according to the travel insurance guidelines minus the non-refundable premium paid to the travel insurance company, but you are still responsible for the $150.00 per reservation cancelation fee.

Once a reservation is booked there is a $150.00 per reservation cancelation fee with no regard to the reason for the cancelation. The cancelation fee applies to cancelations that result in a re-booking.

To be considered part of Christina & Dylan's wedding group, you must book through this group room block and not through any other method (even directly with the resort). We offer group rates and have secured a room block to make this as easy as possible. To participate in the wedding weekend events, you must stay at El Dorado Casitas Royale or El Dorado Royale.

If you stay at a different hotel/resort other than El Dorado Casitas Royale or El Dorado Royale you will be considered a Non-Guest and will be charged an additional fee of $65.00 per adult. Guests 18 years old and older are required to present an official ID to access the resort. These guests are welcome to arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony and must be off the premises 30 minutes after the last event of the day.

A valid passport book is required to enter Mexico, NOT a passport card.

There is are two taxes not included in any resort stay in Quintana Roo, where the resorts are located. The first is an Eco-tax, to be paid at checkout at the resort. This tax is approximately $1.80 USD per room, per night. The second tax is the VisiTax, to be paid prior to departing Mexico. This tax is approximately $15 per traveler. We will send you the information and link to pay this tax prior to you departing for your trip.

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Room Reservation FAQs

  1. Where can I find Christina & Dylans's wedding website & registry? You can find their wedding website here. Password to enter is "Golaszewski2024".
  2. Do I need to make dinner reservations? Yes and no. While reservations are not required, it is recommended for the more popular restaurants, especially over the weekend. We'll send everyone a pre-travel guide with information on the popular restuarants and more. Once you are checked in, you can make dinner reservations through your personal concierge.
  3. Can I use a different credit card to make a payment? Aboslutely! You can fill out our payment form at this link any time to update your payment information: Payment Link
  4. Can my roommate(s) pay for their portion of the room on a separate card or does it all have to be on one card? Yes, your roommate(s) can pay with their own card. Please make a note in the "Comments" box on the form, and tell us who else will be paying. You can then submit their credit card information through this form.
  5. Can I make additional payments before the final payment date? Yes, you can! We send a monthly statement with your current balance and a payment link to optionally submit additional payments.
  6. I submitted my reservation but didn't immediately receive an invoice approval. All reservation requests are processed manually by our travel agency. When you fill out a reservation form or a payment form, you do not automatically have a room or payment automatically applied. We typically send your invoice approval and receipts within 1 business day. However, if payment is submitted outside of normal business hours or over the weekend, it can take a day or two to process. Charges to your card can take up to 3-5 business days to clear on your credit card statements.
  7. Can I add someone else to my room after I make my reservation? Yes. Just send us an email with the guest's legal name as it appears on their passport, date of birth and their email address. Once we have this information we can make the adjustment for you. If you're just switching names on a reservation, the $100.00 per person cancelation fee will not be charged to the guest being removed from the reservation.
  8. I can't make it to the wedding, what do I do now? We're sorry you can't make it, but we understand things happen. Please send an email with the request to cancel your reservation. We'll send a cancelation form you'll need to fill out, and a payment link for the $150.00 per reservation cancelation fee. Once the form is submitted and the fee is paid, we will cancel your reservation.

    If you purchased travel insurance and have to cancel you will be refunded the amount according to the travel insurance policy guidelines minus the cost of the insurance premium.

    If you did not purchase the travel insurance, you may still be responsible for additional fees above and beyond the $100.00 per person cancelation fee which could possibly be the full cost of your reservation.

  9. I don't see way to RSVP on this website. How do I do this? We have no way of guests being able to RSVP on this page. You can RSVP at the couple's wedding website (listed above), though many guests just notify the couple directly.
  10. Will everyone in our group have rooms next to each other? While we always request this, we cannot guarantee all guests will be next to each other. This is dependent on the room categories booked, as rooms are in different parts of the resort. Anyone booking a Casita will be guaranteed to be next to each other in the same casita enclave.
  11. Can I request a room next to someone else? Yes, you can always request to be next to another guest, though requests cannot be guaranteed. We have found there's a higher chance if you both make the same request and book the same room category.

How to Book Your Room

Booking your room is easy! Steps are as follows:

  1. Fill out the reservation request form by clicking any of the "make your reservation" buttons on this page
  2. Select the number of passengers and fill in the information for each. Note, you only need to fill out the information with a red asterisk next to the item; any other information is optional
  3. Choose your dates of stay, number of rooms, room category and whether or not you'd like to add transportation to your booking. You can also select to receive more information about travel insurance
  4. Add any other special requests or comments and click "Submit". Blake or Rachel will receive your request, hold your room and send you an invoice approval
  5. The invoice approval will have the information provided on the reservation request form, the deposit and payment schedule, cancelation policies and total amount due for your stay. Click to agree (3 checkboxes), sign and date. A payment link is provided in the email with the invoice approval, so you can submit your deposit. We cannot process any deposits until your invoice is signed and payment is provided.