Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Austin and I will be getting married in the Mayan Riviera on February 21, 2009. The wedding will be held at the Barcelo Maya Tropical and Colonial Resort. If you have any questions or would like to make your travel reservations with the wedding group, please contact:

Travel Consultants International at 1-800-764-7660
or e-mail them at becky@travelconsultantsinlt.com and mention the Hawkins Moore wedding to qualify for the group savings.

You can check out the resort by going to http://www.barcelo-mayatropicalbeach.com.

Resort Information

Barcelo Maya Tropical & Colonial BeachCarretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km.
266.3Quintana Roo, Mexico 77710

Large hotel with a total of 958 rooms, located right on the best beach in the entire region, bathed by the Caribbean Sea, and replete with all the Mexican charm of the quiet Riviera Maya. Enjoy eight restaurants - two on the beach, four a la carte, and two buffet. Six bars, kids club, disco, two pools with whirlpool, kids pool, tennis, volleyball, watersports, mini-golf, and pitch & putt.
Dining facilities:
· Colonial Buffet - International food, buffet style, open for breakfast (7am-10:30am), lunch (12:30pm-3pm), and dinner (6pm-10pm)
· Tropical Buffet - International food, buffet style, open for breakfast (7am-10:30am), lunch (12:30pm-3pm), and dinner (6pm-10pm)
· Bali-Hai - A la carte, Oriental cuisine, dress code applies, reservation required, open 6:30pm-10pm
· Mare Nostrum - A la carte, seafood cuisine, open 6:30pm- 10:30pm. 1 visit per week, dress code applies, reservations required
· Capri - A la carte, Italian cuisine, dress code applies, reservation required, 6:30pm - 10:30pm
· Santa Fe - A la carte, steak house, dress code applies, reservation required, open 6:30pm-10:30pm
· Palmeras - Snack bar, palapa style located on the beach open 10:30am-6:30pm
· Mariachi - Snack bar, palapa style located on the beach open 10:30am-6:30pm
· Room service: Yes, 24 hours, additional fee
Cocktail lounges/bars:
· Lobby Bar Colonial - Open 9am-1:00am
· Lobby Bar Tropical - Open 9am-1:00am
· Bar Theatre Colonial Beach - Open 6pm-12midnight
· Bar Theatre Tropical Beach - Open 6pm-12midnight
· Pool Bar Colonial Beach - Open 9am-7pm
· Pool Bar Tropical Beach - Open 9am-7pm

· Daily and nightly entertainment
· Kids club - "Barcy Club Colonial", for ages 4-12 years
· International shows, different one every night, at 9:30pm
· Discotheque including domestic drinks

Pool: 2 large pools, fresh water with kids area, and whirlpool, a 3rd pool has water games for kidsWhirlpool: Yes, 2 fresh water and 1 hot waterWatersports: Sailing, windsurfing, and hobi cat (reservations and minimum skills required), canoeing, pedal boats, aqua-arobics, diving (one free leasson per week in the pool), snorkeling (one hour/per day), water polo, banana boat, water skiing, jet skiing, diving (additional charge for some of these activities)Spa: Sauna and steam bath, hot whirlpool, massages, and beauty salon for additional feesFitness center: Full equipped gymGolf: Nearest 9 holes at Puerto Aventuras, 3km from property, 18 hole course at Playacar, 25 km away. Bookings only upon arrival, mini-golf (18 holes) on-siteTennis: 2 lighted courtsShopping: Gift shops, Tequillaing and Tobacco, handcrafts, and beach shop

Special All-Inclusive Plus plan rating features:
· Seperate VIP check in and check out
· Special welcome gift
· Fruit basket in room upon arrival
· Dedicated concierge available for resort assistance and dinner reservations
· Welcome drink
· Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the buffet restaurants (Colonial & Tropical)
· Unlimited A la carte dinning at the specialty restaurants: Bali-Hai (Oriental), Mare Nostrum (seafood), Capri (Italian) and Santa Fe (steakhouse). Reservations required Dress code: Semi-formal (no shorts, jeans, t-shirts or sandals)
· Lunch, snacks and beverages at Palmeras & Mariachi and wet bars
· Domestic beverages (soft drinks, beers, house wine, liquors, cocktails and coffee)
· Coffeemaker in room (coffee/tea included)
· Mini bar with bottled water, soft drinks, beer and light snacks restocked daily
· Room amenities include: alarm clock, iron & ironing board, hairdryer
· Upgraded in-room amenities including soaps and lotions, nightly turn down service, and a special all-inclusive bracelet to identify guest at part of the All Inclusive Plus program.
· beach towels, bath robes and slippers in room for use throughtout stay
· Use of sunbeds and hammocks
· Day and night entertainment
· Free entrance to Discotheque including domestic beverages
· Kids Club (kids between 4-8 and 8-12years of age)
· Minigolf (18 holes)
· Pitch and Put (4 holes) equipment included
· Gym, jacuzzi, steam, and sauna rooms
· Room service, 24 hours ($3.60 USD charge for service each plate)
· Safe deposit box in each room
· Sports: (Reservations may apply, min. skills required) Tennis, snorkeling equipment (1 hour per day), kayaks, pedal boats, windsurfing (standard boards only), sailing (standard boats only), diving (a lesson per week in swimming pool), catamaran, aquatic bikes, water aerobics, volleyball, table-tennis, water polo, pool and darts.
· Taxes and tips included
· Full access to sister hotels: Barcelo Maya Beach and Barcelo Maya Caribe Beach (does not include Barcelo Maya Palace)

We hope all of you will join us on our special day!!

Heather and Austin