Better than you can imagine and a stellar wedding venue
Submitted: May 7, 2012
Stayed: March 2012
My husband and I were married at xbalanque in early march 2012. We initially fell in love with the geography and topography of the island. It captures mountain, jungle, beach, flats, reef and deep ocean (2000' on the far side of the reef) in a remarkably compact space. Enamored of the island we began searching for accommodations. We found xbalanque on homeaway and were thrilled by how perfect is seemed. It was just the right size, offered the peace of privacy, the convenience of accessibility, abounding adventure opportunities and all of this packaged in what appeared to be five star luxury. With 30 guests that were generously donating their vacation time and budgets to join us for our wedding, we felt an enormous responsibility to ensure a stellar vacation. Xbalanque seemed like our oyster, but was it too good to be true? In our experience, marketing materials over promise and under deliver. So, we scheduled a trip to visit xbalanque and hopefully confirm that this jewel of a spot was as it seemed on the Internet.
From the moment we made contact with pasty, we were warmly embraced and our hopes for the place soared even higher. Patsy was incredibly accommodating from the start and shared our excitement about the possibility of a wedding there. As soon as we mentioned our reconnaissance trip she made arrangements to be there with us. She helped us plan our trip and met us with a smile at the airport. From the instant we landed to the moment we left, patsy and her local partners Marco and Delzie rolled out the red carpet for us.
Arriving at xbalanque blew our minds. The resort far exceeded our expectations, an entirely too rare phenomenon in these days of inflated advertising. Channeling far east spa every space is a unique expression of Patsy's talent. Fully designed and decorated by patsy, xbalanque is in perfect harmony with its environment and is an inviting escape from reality. We couldn't imagine a more ideal setting.
The local connections that Marco and Delzie bring are invaluable. From organizing fishing and diving trips with the convenience of dockside pick up to ordering the freshest seafood for a beach bake complete with fire dancers and local music, they can accommodate any request. We quickly discovered the unmatched charm of not only the physical accomodations but also the customer service that xbalanque offers. Our decision was a no-brainier, and we left the island eagerly anticipating the privilege of bringing ou
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