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Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

Fargo, North Dakota
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Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

We will be arriving early in April and would like a car service to pick us up at the airport and transfer us to Bucuti Resort. We will be arriving at 9:05p in the evening. Has any used either Kini Kini Tours or De Palm Tours for private transfer? If so, what is the cost and which would you recommend?

Also getting in that late, where would you recommend we have dinner that evening? By the time we get to our room it will probably be near 10p. Is there somewhere within walking distance of Bucuti that would work that night?

We will be staying at the Marriott Stellaris the last part of our trip and are concerned about the palapa reservation situation there. Can we book and pre-pay for a palapa for the dates we are there thru the hotel? We would probably only want to book 2 full days but would be willing to pre-pay now to avoid the lines, etc. Is that possible? Who could we contact at the Marriott to ask? Any idea who is in charge of that service?

Thanks for your help.

Edited: 03 March 2014, 21:53
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1. Re: Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

Dawnmre,

Regarding the Palapas, Picture 159 of the Merriott Stellaris shows the palapa policies:

50% of the palapas are rented for a fee: you can rent one for a max. of 3 consecutive days for a fee (can't remember what it is, sorry) or

the other 50% are free (first come first serve) given 25% bewteen 4 and 5pm, and the other 25% at 7 am. If you're not there by 10am, the palapa is given to someone else.

hope this helps,

Yesi

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2. Re: Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

Thanks for the heads up on the Marriott palapa policy. It is frustrating to say the least that this is how they handle them, but at least we know before getting there. If anyone knows what the current daily fees are, please let me know. Does it matter if you are staying in the Tradewinds area? Do they have a separate palapa waiting line?

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3. Re: Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

Hi Dawn,

It's $15 first 2 rows, $10 for the rest ... per this post the other day :)

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4. Re: Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

I think there is a different policy for those staying in the Tradewinds area as there is a separate paplapa area for the Tradewinds guests. I don't know the policy maybe you can search for that policy or maybe someone will post it.

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5. Re: Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

We are still trying to decide if Tradewinds is worth it to us. Is their beach less crowded and is service better there? Can anyone staying at the Marriott use the Adult pool of do you have to stay in the Tradewinds area? So many ?

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6. Re: Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

We just returned from a 2+ week stay at both the Timeshare, Marriott Ocean Club and the Marriott Stellaris.

The palapa policy at the timeshare was a 3 day maxium that could be done again after the end of the 3 days. There was a $15 and $10 charge depending on the rows. Free palapas were available with the odd numbers on a first come first serve basis beginning at 7 a.m.

We also stay for 3 addtional days at the Marriott Stellaris. There was no charge for palapas. At 4pm you could reserve on a first come first serve basis for the next day, and then again at 7 a.m. the day of.

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7. Re: Car service questions? and Marriott Stellaris palapa policy?

Thank you. I appreciate your response. When you stayed at the Marriott Stellaris were you able to use the Adult Pool or is that for Tradewind's guests only?

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