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2016 San Juan, Puerto Rico - Dec Winter Getaway

REQUIRED ROOMMATE QUESTIONNAIRE: If you are in need of a roommate assignment, and have never completed the GEM Travel Buddy survey, please do so by clicking here, or copy/paste link, to complete this form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYMY5MQ

Questions? Contact: [masked]

Hello GEMS,

LET’S GET THIS PARTY STARTED!

Join me, and other GEMs, as we help celebrate the BIG 5-0 of Curlfriend's founder, Trina Smith! GEMs and Curls will join together for some fun in the sun, and end the year on a big note! And to top it off, this trip is co-ed, so Boos can travel too! 

WHEN: Friday, December 2 - 6, 2016 (5 days/4 nights)

WHERE: La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort, a Marriott Category 8, 4-star, stunning ocean front resort located in the heart of Condado, a popular and trendy beach upper class community situated east of Old San Juan. Property features a 7 restaurants serving mouthwatering Asian (sushi bar), American, and Seafood cuisine, fitness center, 24hr Casino, 3 swimming pools including an adult-only infinity pool, game room, and more. 

GROUP FLIGHTS: A group flight has been secured through Southwest Airlines w/a 1hr 50m layover connection in Tampa. Only 20 seats were reserved, which will been accounted for.

p.s.: For those requiring a group flight, Southwest will allow additional seats to be added to current group reservation contract, but cost is subject to change based on current rate at time of securing.

Please note, rewards such as: frequent flier miles, reward points, flight credits, buddy pass, etc. IS NOT allowed through group contracts/ticketing. Also, American Airlines offers direct flights, but did not have the most feasible return times, therefore this option was not chosen. Please feel free to book your own flights according to your preferred schedule, and/or use of rewards to help cut cost.

Southwest Flight Schedule (1hr 50m connection through Tampa):
12/2: #1961/2838 DFW 7:50a to SJU 4:45p
12/6: #3305/2304 SJU 1:40p to DFW 7:25p
Baggage Fees: $0 (2 Free Checked Bags)

TRIP COST: Land/Air (Southwest Airlines)

Dbl Occupancy: $1110 w/Group Air
Triple Occupancy: $985 w/Group Air
Quad Occupancy: $925 w/Group Air

***Savings of $300+ pp (w/added concessions) compared to SouthwestVacations.com w/same flight itinerary, hotel and room type, listed at $[masked]pp.

Price Includes: Flight, Dbl Queen Bed/Oceanview rooms, $25 Breakfast buffet voucher, $25 Casino match play, Complimentary Wi-Fi, 2hr use of bikes, 20% off select restaurants and tours. Price DOES NOT include any excursions or group tours.

RESORT ONLY COST

Dbl occupancy: $650
Triple occupancy: $525
Quad occupancy: $465

*Prices good through July 1, for Double Queen Oceanview rooms w/balcony. Only 15 have been contracted, and another review will have to be done if more rooms are needed based on new sign-ups.

PAYMENT PLAN SCHEDULE (based on 5 months pay-out):

FLIGHT & RESORT (beg July 1 - Nov 1 - due monthly on 1st)
Dbl occupancy: $220/mo
Triple occupancy: $197/mo
Quad occupancy: : $185/mo

RESORT ONLY: (beg July 1 - Nov 1 - due monthly on 1st)
Dbl occupancy: $130/mo
Triple occupancy: $105/mo
Quad occupancy: : $93/mo

p.s.: For those members that have been sending in resort only monthly payments since December, your cost will be different from that listed above, specifically if you are wanting to secure one of the15 flight seats.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Cash: Cash can be accepted in person at any scheduled Meetup

Banking Direct Pay: Payments can be sent electronic through Chase, Well Fargo, Bank of America, Capital One, and other financial institutions using the Clear xChange system at NO COST to you. Enter email [masked]

*PayPal: PayPal is an acceptable form of payment. This is a FREE service if you have a PayPal account, and use the "pay friends/family" feature. If choosing Instant Pay, or paying with credit card, you will have an additional fee of ~$5 per $100.

*Credit Card Payments: Credit Cards are an acceptable form of payment offered through PayPal, but be aware that this is NOT a free service.

CC Payment Link: paypal.me/girlsenmotion

*Disclosure: If making payment by credit card through PayPal, you will be assessed a fee of around 3% + per transaction (i.e. $60 payment cost ~$2), which will be added to your final bill. There is no fee when making a person-to-person payment direct from your financial institution.

GROUP CONCESSIONS:

• Cost includes 11% govt tax, 18% resort fee, bellman and maid gratuities
• Oceanview rooms (ltd supply) (King/Double bed options).
• Buffet Breakfast voucher - 1 per guest
• 20% discount restaurant vouchers for Delicias or Solera. 1 per room
• 20% discount on selected tours booked through the hotel tour desk
• $25.00 Casino Match Bet coupon. Limited 2 per room
• Complimentary Welcome Drink Coupons. Limited 2 per room
• 2 hours complimentary use of guest bicycles. Limited amount available.

DISCOUNTS

Members can receive a 5% discount for each non-member guest booked under your reservation. Limited to 15% off your total trip cost (room only). Members will be responsible for sending in payments on behalf of their guest(s).

CANCELLATION POLICY

Partial refunds (less $50 non-refundable deposit) will be allowed through Oct 1, 2016. After Oct 1, 2016, refunds will be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the group organizer, and securing a replacement guest. For those that have a confirmed group flight space, refunds are only allowed if a replacement guest can be secured before said deadline of Oct 1. After ticketing, Southwest will grant you payment credit to use towards future travel. 

ITINERARY/EXCURSIONS: TBD. Suggestions welcomed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCF65ksSQww

Excursion Ideas:
• * Old San Juan walking tour or night tour

• * Rio Caves (1.5hr drive)

• * El Yunque Nat'l Forest hiking/waterfall

• * Ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques

• * Vieques Bio Bay kayaking tour

• * Condado Beach

• * Casino: El San Juan hotel

• * Optional Day trip by plane to St. Thomas. $131 round trip. 40 min flight


p.s. Excursions will be planned at a later date/time, in which you will be assessed an additional (optional) fee if you wish to participate. Activities are not mandatory. Feel free to relax on the beach at no cost, or join us for some fun in the sun!

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  • Tiffany N.

    I had a great time!

    1 · December 8

  • Joan V.

    I enjoyed everything & the ladies were wonderful.

    1 · December 8

  • Renee R.

    I had a wonderful time and I enjoy Puerto Rico, I had so much fun I did not want to come home.

    1 · December 8

    • Monique P.

      Hey Ms Renee. How was work yesterday 🙈

      December 8

    • Renee R.

      It was better than I thought it would be went really good

      December 8

  • cassandra t.

    Everything went well...Enjoyed this trip like all the others

    3 · December 7

  • DBerk

    I had an awesome time on my first getaway with the group. I felt "at-home" with everyone from day 1!

    2 · December 7

  • Lawana

    Everything was great! It was nice meeting new people and reconnecting with those I have met at past meetups. Looking forward to traveling with GEMs again!

    3 · December 6

  • Jennifer

    Awesome

    2 · December 6

  • Dony C

    I enjoyed this trip with CurlyGEMs for my first trip to SanJuan, PR and with the group. Looking forward to the next time I can travel with everyone. Great planning and execution. Excursions and sightseeing were awesome. Thanks for the hard work.

    3 · December 6

  • Shaniqua E.

    Payment Extension through next Friday....

    Ladies, since i am still finalizing details, an extension for final payments has been made through next Friday for all excursions/tours and xfers. Trying to get final payment details together to send or by end of day.

    Optional tours

    Please note, horseback riding, ATVand, daytime catamaran payments will be sent and reserved direct through the company. I will proceed with booking a sunset tour

    November 17

  • Shaniqua E.

    UPDATE: Excursion/Tour votes are coming in. We have secured enough people to make sure the following will be booked and confirmed:

    Friday's Party Bus
    Saturday's Rainforest w/Beach & Rainforest w/Ziplining
    Sunday's PR City Tour & PR City Tour w/Bacardi Rum
    *Rainforest w/BioBay has not gained enough interests (18 min), and may have to be booked separately.

    PAYMENT/COST: Votes are still coming in, and since final cost is based on total number of guests participating, this info will not be made available at this time. But, please note, it will not fluctuate any more than $5 up or down the price listed in the survey.

    1 · October 12

    • Shaniqua E.

      OPTIONAL ACTIVITES:
      CATAMARAN: Since we have over 10 votes for Catamaran, I will be able to assist with booking/transportation for those that want to partake. There were not enough votes for the Catamaran to Culebra tour ($105pp), but if all interested guest just want to make sure to be on a boat, I will see what can be worked out.
      HORSEBACK RIDING/ATV: Also, we have 10ppl wanting to do Horseback riding, and only 6ppl that want to do ATV. It may be possible that since the Horseback riding and ATV takes place on the same land w/same company, the tour times may work out to where we can combine the members that want to do this. There are no guarantees at this time, especially considering that most guest also chose the Catamaran tour for the same day.

      October 12

  • Shaniqua E.

    Clarification:

    FRIDAY
    Friday, 630p -830p is a REQUIRED COCKTAIL MEET AND GREET near the hotel. You will receive all trip instructions at this time.

    SATURDAY
    On Saturday, there are 3 options of activities (pick 1), and all 3 include a trip to the rainforest since this was the most requested.

    The group will start out together with a trip to the rainforest for a hiking tour, and disperse into separate mini groups based on option chosen

    Option 1 will have lunch near Luquillo and enjoy the beach for 1.5 to 2hrs max and head back

    Option 2 will have lunch near Luquillo then head to the 545p BioBay Kayaking tour OR enjoy the beach for 1hr, then head to the 8p BioBay Kayaking tour, depending on which time was requested by majority

    Option 3 will grab lunch/snack in route to 3p Ziplining tour. If hungry after tour, I can incorporate a stop in route back to hotel

    1 · October 5

  • Shaniqua E.

    Hello ladies,

    If you have not already done so, please complete the online Tours/Activities survey, in order to sign up for any planned excursions. Responses are required in order to be counted in guests totals, and hold your space. Complete Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XSP76XL

    A $25 non-refundable deposit is required by next Friday, since guests count is limited on each activity. Full payment for tours will be due 2 weeks in advance of departure.

    ***Activity Sign Up will close Friday, October 14, in order to assess final cost pp, and make necessary changes to transportation options reserved.

    Complete the survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XSP76XL

    October 4

  • Danielle

    Hi Shaniqua,
    Can you please provide your email address so that I can send you my itinerary?

    1 · October 4

    • Shaniqua E.

      Email me at [masked]

      Do you have the link to the excursions? I'll forward to you after receipt of your email

      October 4

  • Shaniqua E.

    For those requiring transportation that will be arriving earlier than the group, a private shuttle can be booked through Puerto Rico Shuttle. For up to 10 passengers the cost is only $85 each way (~$18-20pp w/tax)

    https://www.puertoricoshuttle.com/

    Send flight details to me directly if you ARE NOT on the Southwest group flight, so I can try and pair ppl.

    October 4

  • Shaniqua E.

    Anyone seeking a roommate? Please let me know. I have a new guest that wants to sign up, but in need of a roommate.

    1 · October 3

    • Lawana

      Hi Shaniqua, I don't have a roommate.

      October 3

  • Shaniqua E.

    EXCURSION UPDATES (Online Sign Up to be sent next week)

    Listed below are the optional excursions that will be made avail to you. An online sign up form will be sent next week. $25 non refundable deposits will be required if signing up for a planned group tour. Optional tours require no deposit.

    All tours scheduled Fri to Sun have private group transportation, and avg cost is based on total hours/number of guests, therefore cost is subject to change by approx $5 more or less. Final payment will be required 2 weeks in advance, Nov 18.

    * In order to save on cost, and driving time, the Rainforest tour has been scheduled with Luquillo Beach, or Bio Bay kayaking tour, or Ziplining tour, since they are in the same Fajardo area.

    October 1

    • Shaniqua E.

      Sunday - 10a: Brunch (whoever wants to go)(http://theculturetrip...­)

      Sunday - 12p: Group Pick-up
      Opt 1: San Juan City Tour w/optional Rum Tasting (cost varies) (6hr avg $45pp, based on 20ppl) or

      Opt 2: San Juan City Tour w/trip to Bicardi Rum Factory (6hr avg $55pp, based on 20ppl) (Entry/Tasting cost not incl).
      * Bicardi tour option subject to cancelation if guest count under 18

      October 1

    • Shaniqua E.

      Monday: FREE DAY
      (Pricing: Excursion Only, Transportation NOT incl)

      Catamaran to Culebra - ~$105 ($20 r/t transportation) http://www.eastisland...­

      Catamaran day sail with lunch and snorkeling in San Juan, 10:30-5p, ~$75pp or
      Alternate private group catamaran sunset tour, 530p-730p, up to 20 guest, ~$75pp.
      https://fareharbor.com...­

      ATV - ~$130 ($65 each) 2ppl ATV
      http://www.carabalira...­

      Horseback riding - ~$35/$70
      http://www.carabalira...­

      Tuesday: FREE DAY
      Outlet shopping
      Souvenir shopping

      October 1

  • Shaniqua E.

    FLIGHT ALERT: For those still needing flights AA has a round trip direct flight at only $430 arriving at 1:45p, 3hr before the group, but you depart at 9a on the return flight. Or, pay $440 and depart 12/6 on the 3:30p flight with a 1hr layover in Miami. Great deal! But, bags will cost $60 extra, or carry on for free.

    Southwest Flight has gone up to $477, but bags are free.

    September 29

  • Shaniqua E.

    FINAL PAYMENT DUE NOV 1. Any payments received AFTER Nov 1 will be assessed a late fee of $50. Please keep this in mind when sending in payments for September and October.

    Furthermore, cost for transfers and excursions will be collected beginning October-end of November. More details to follow within the next two weeks.

    Thanks

    September 19

  • Shaniqua E.

    Zika virus and Puerto Rico: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/…/zika-virus-puerto-rico

    There have been some concern over proceeding with this vacation or cancelling. Please note, this trip WILL take place as planned. Yes, there are confirmed cases of Zika virus in several parts of the world, including Texas, New York, and Puerto Rico. Will we cancel every trip where there are confirmed cases.....NO. Should there be concern.....YES.

    If you have a major concern regarding travel and interested in cancellation, please contact me directly to discuss options.

    What can travelers do to prevent Zika?

    There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika. Travelers can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites:
    Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants.

    Use EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE, also called para-menthane-diol [PMD]), or IR3535. Always use as directed.

    3 · September 6

  • Shaniqua E.

    Just sharing info about the Puerto Rico trolley system in Old San Juan. I thought this was great info to have. http://www.puertoricodaytrips.com/free-trolley-old-san-juan/

    2 · September 1

  • Shaniqua E.

    Votes are still coming in. In the lead we have......Visit to Rainforest, Catamaran tour to Culebra, Bicardi Rum factory tasting tour, Old San Juan sightseeing tour, and Party bus/club hopping tour. Zipling and River tubing may be added as optional group excursions since I can plan this around the rainforest visit. Time to get creative.

    Myself and Trina Bradfield Smith will be meeting soon to go over itinerary ideas. Stay tuned for updates.

    3 · August 23

  • Shaniqua E.

    Flight Rewards/Miles: For those that have not secured your flight and have available travel rewards/miles, you can purchase the same group itinerary through Southwest for only 27000 miles (equiv $270), savings of $190. Just trying to help. Make those CC's work for you. :-)

    August 10

    • Shaniqua E.

      Hello Tawana, you are only on a pay scale for quad occupancy resort only. You are responsible for purchasing your own flight.

      August 21

    • Shaniqua E.

      Flights are still running $453 if purchased direct through Southwest and only around $350 if purchased on Spirit Airlines. Flights have only been secured for those guests that paid deposits when requested. If anyone have questions please contact me directly by emailing [masked]

      August 21

  • Shaniqua E.

    What do you want to do in Puerto Rico? Choose your excursion ideas by taking the quick 2 min survey

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QHLT5LS

    August 19

  • Shaniqua E.

    FLIGHT UPDATES: Southwest Flights are $453 r/t or 28,370 miles/rewards.

    For those that have reserved group flights, remember, payment is due in full by Oct 15th, unless packaged with the hotel

    August 15

  • judith

    Shaniqua, my apologies, I clicked RSVP before reading your post. Please advise me further. This trip would be a great birthday gift to myself.

    2 · August 10

    • Shaniqua E.

      Hey Judith, contact me at [masked] regarding your desires to attend this vacation. I may be able to secure a roommate and a flight for you, but I need to determine additional info.

      August 10

  • Shaniqua E.

    I have noticed a few additional ladies have signed up. In order to remain on the RSVP list you must communicate with me, in order to discuss required deposit at this time. I would love to have you, but accurate guest count is important to ensure enough rooms and flights. ps: there are 2 flight spaces available with the group with a$100 deposit. Remainder $360 can be paid through Oct 15

    1 · July 30

    • Shiranda Sakari J.

      I am interested in this trip. Please tell me what I have to do. I will also need a roommate. Ty

      1 · August 5

    • Shaniqua E.

      Hello Shiranda. Please send me an email to [masked] in order to further communicate. In order to sign up now, you will be required to pay a $350 deposit, and make 3 more payments of $250 Sept, Oct, Nov 1. This will guarantee double occupancy, and flight. If you require a quad occupancy, this option is only available if all assigned roommates have previously met in person before traveling

      2 · August 6

  • Shaniqua E.

    Flights under $300 on Spirit Airlines for same travel dates ($292pp r/t). Spirit flights does not include baggage, which averages $25-$35 one-way

    1 · July 19

  • Shaniqua E.

    Excursions are being reviewed and negotiated. If there is a place you must see and things you must do, please let me know. As of now, we will definitely schedule a trip to the rainforest and a city tour around San Juan

    4 · July 18

    • Shaniqua E.

      All excursions are extra cost and optional based on your specific preference. More details to follow once I have negotiated a few group deals for entry and transportation cost. This information is also listed above in the description: p.s. Excursions will be planned at a later date/time, in which you will be assessed an additional (optional) fee if you wish to participate. Activities are not mandatory. Feel free to relax on the beach at no cost, or join us for some fun in the sun!

      July 19

    • Shaniqua E.

      Event states the following: Price Includes: Flight, Dbl Queen Bed/Oceanview rooms, $25 Breakfast buffet voucher, $25 Casino match play, Complimentary Wi-Fi, 2hr use of bikes, 20% off select restaurants and tours. Price DOES NOT include any excursions or group tours.

      July 19

  • Shaniqua E.

    Please note, for all guests that have NOT made a payment for July, your trip is subject to cancellation, specifically those that have reserved a flight space. Please communicate with me directly if an extension is needed.

    Furthermore, all payments will be due no later than Nov 1. Flight only spaces are due in full by Oct 20.

    Contact me if you have questions, and/or concerns.
    email: [masked]

    1 · July 11

  • Shaniqua E.

    Flights: I am able to secure 5 more flight seats. If you are interested, the cost will be the same $460, but deposit will be $100, and you can pay out $360 over 4 months at $90 month, not including the resort payment plan schedule. Seats have not been reserved at this time. Send me a separate message, or comment below if you feel you would like to be added to the group flight block. Also, as prev mentioned, Spirit has a flight for around $300 and AA flight is now averaging $500. If you rather hold off on flight, prices may go down. At this time, all partners towards the flight are non refundable, unless another guest can be secured in your space by Oct 1

    July 10

  • Shaniqua E.

    Planning is underway. Thank you all for your interest in this vacation. Are you interested in a 1 day flight to St Thomas virgin islands? If so, cost is around $150, and I can work on obtaining a group hold, if necessary. Talk to you ladies soon

    5 · April 3

    • Ashley N.

      I hope this is still a option!

      1 · July 1

    • Tonya

      Myself and the 2 ppl I'm traveling with r interested.

      1 · July 6

  • Shaniqua E.

    UPDATE: I have removed several ppl from the guest list, or moved them to a "Waitlist", b/c I have either not received a deposit, or am unaware if they are a guest of another member. If you notice that yourself, or your friends have been removed, please contact me directly at: [masked]

    It is imperative that we have an accurate guest count, in order to reserve the correct number of rooms. As of today, I have contracted only 20 rooms, Double Bed, Balcony, Ocean view. Any addt'l guests signing up after today, will not be guaranteed the concessions that have been previously mentioned.

    Thanks

    2 · July 5

  • Shaniqua E.

    UPDATES: Group flights

    A group flight has been secured through Southwest Airlines w/a 1hr 50m layover connection in Tampa. Only 20 seats were reserved, which will been accounted for.

    p.s.: For those requiring a group flight, Southwest will allow additional seats to be added to current group reservation contract, but cost is subject to change based on current rate at time of securing.

    Please note, rewards such as: frequent flier miles, reward points, flight credits, buddy pass, etc. IS NOT allowed through group contracts/ticketing. Also, American Airlines offers direct flights, but did not have the most feasible return times, therefore this option was not chosen. Please feel free to book your own flights according to your preferred schedule, and/or use of rewards to help cut cost.

    2 · June 24

    • Shaniqua E.

      CANCELLATION POLICY

      Partial refunds (less $50 non-refundable deposit) will be allowed through Oct 1, 2016. After Oct 1, 2016, refunds will be granted on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the group organizer, and securing a replacement guest. For those that have a confirmed group flight space, refunds are only allowed if a replacement guest can be secured before said deadline of Oct 1. After ticketing, Southwest will grant you payment credit to use towards future travel.

      June 24

  • Shaniqua E.

    So excited about the interest to go to Puerto Rico. As mentioned on our Facebook group, every member that invites a guest, you will be credited $25pp, dbl occupancy only. Example: if you invite 3 guests and have 2 rooms, you will receive $75 off of your total. But, you will be responsible for sending in payments on their behalf. Let me know if you have questions

    June 12

  • Rosalind

    The American Airlines flight to San Juan has gone up a few dollars from $407 to $418 for the needed travel dates. Spirit has it for $308 round trip with a short layover in Ft. Lauderdale.

    3 · April 24

    • Shaniqua E.

      Still hoping to see an additional return time posted. Thanks for watching out

      April 24

    • Rosalind

      They usually have a 2 o'clock time posted but it's listed every other day but the one that's needed, lol

      1 · April 24

  • Shaniqua E.

    Flight updates: American airlines had flights for only $402 for individual purchase on yesterday, for dates Dec 2-6. Unfortunately group tickets were $635. I will continue to check on group purchase, but if you would like to send in an additional $50 per month, if you have enough in your account, I'll purchase your flight when I notice it on sale. I also highly recommend travel insurance for an additional $25-30. If you would like to purchase your flight at the lower cost, feel free to get them while they are $100 cheaper than the regular $500 rate. American has direct flights and Southwest has connectors, but it doesn't look like Southwest will have the best deal based on historical data. I would recommend pre purchasing the American airline flight when you notice the price drop.

    4 · April 7

  • Shaniqua E.

    Excursion Ideas: Get ready for some fun and excitement, coupled with relaxing.
    * Old San Juan walking tour or night tour
    * Rio Caves (1.5hr drive)
    * El Yunque Nat'l Forest hiking/waterfall
    * Ferry from Fajardo to Isla de Vieques
    * Vieques Bio Bay kayaking tour
    * Condado Beach
    * Casino: El San Juan hotel
    * ??? Day trip by plane to St. Thomas. $131 round trip. 40 min flight

    5 · April 5

  • Diamond L.

    Is it too late to go on the trip?

    1 · March 26

    • Shaniqua E.

      Not at all Diamond. You are definitely welcome to join and secure your space with a $50 deposit. Please email me at: [masked] with your roommate preference (Double or Quad occupancy), and I will add you to this vacation.

      1 · March 30

    • Diamond L.

      Email sent! I'm so excited!

      1 · March 31

  • Shaniqua E.

    A travel suggestion poll has been set up for 2017. Please take the time to complete. Your suggestions just may make the calendar for next year.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CG9ZMR3

    March 30

  • Shaniqua E.

    Interested in Suite Upgrades? - Jr Suite, Ocean Tower, 1 King/Sofa bed: $50/day
    - 1 bedroom Suite, Ocean Tower, 1 King/Sofa bed: $150/day
    - 1 bedroom Suite, 1 King bed, Balcony, Kitchenette (City View): $75/day
    - 1 bedroom Suite, 1 King bed, Balcony, Kitchenette (Ocean View): $275/day

    February 10, 2016

    • Carolyn F.

      Since I signed up for the early bird special, my understanding was my room would be a oceanfront room, correct? Thanks

      March 16

    • Shaniqua E.

      Rosalind and Carolyn, all rooms are of the same size, and ocean view, dbl queen. The prices listed above are different suite options. Please visit the hotel website for full room description. :-)

      2 · March 17

  • Shaniqua E.

    There are 4 rooms left for the current contract. Please send in deposits if you have not already done so. :-)

    1 · March 4

  • Shaniqua E.

    Flight Update: Southwest schedule only extends through Oct 31, so unfortunately, I can not do price comparison. AA has flights listed at $401, but keep in mind, you have to pay for bags ($60 xtra).

    I'll keep you posted as I have more info. Please remember to keep saving at least $50/month, in order to purchase your flight. I will look into a group booking when other airlines extend their schedule

    6 · March 2

    • Shaniqua E.

      My apologies...typo, $501. If it was $401, I would have bought it right away...lol.

      1 · March 3

  • Shaniqua E.

    5 additional rooms have been added in order to accommodate the extra members that have RSVP with a deposit. Thanks for your continued interest

    1 · February 23, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Ladies, please note, if you are signed up on Curlfriends, and making payments directly to Trina, please remove your RSVP from GEMs. There is 1 trip, but 2 contracts, and we need to have accurate accounting. Thanks in advance for your attention to this matter. Looking forward to partying with all GEMS and Curls

    1 · February 10, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    * Credit Card Payment Link: paypal.me/girlsenmotion

    * 3% fees will be assessed back to your account, and added to final payment, if paying via credit card. (i.e. $75 deposit payment will cost about $77.25)

    February 9, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      Since you have never travels with the group, quad will have to be agreed upon by all roommates, and it will be mandatory to pre-meet. Since it is early, this should not pose a problem.

      1 · February 9, 2016

    • Tawana

      Yes!!!!!😄😄😄😄

      1 · February 10, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    ***It is not too late to send in a deposit to hold your space in a room. As previously mentioned, your space is only held with a deposit made. Contract #1, has only been secured with 15 rooms, to include double queen bed, ocean view options. There is only space for 4 more ppl.

    I will be re-negotiating contracts on a monthly basis, in order to add additional rooms, but there is no guarantee that the cost will remain the same, along with the same concessions, and room type. More details to follow.

    As always, thanks for being a valued GEM. Looking forward to traveling with you soon.

    ps: If you have sent in a deposit, your space is secured based on the details and concessions listed in this Meetup.

    1 · February 8, 2016

    • Altenia S.

      OK I will going through Paypal.

      February 9, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      Altenia, here is a Credit Card payment link that has been set up for instances such as this: paypal.me/girlsenmotion

      February 9, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    PR Flights are currently listed at $501 Non-Stop, on American Airlines, travel dates, 12/2 - 12/6. I have checked with the groups department, and unfortunately, with $35 ticketing fees, and a reservation of 10+, cost will be $603.

    Therefore, I highly advise that you purchase your flight separately to save the most money. I am awaiting for Southwest Airlines flights to become available, so that I can do a comparison. Their schedule opens around June. More details to come.....

    1 · February 3, 2016

    • Rosalind

      Can you believe AA has round trip flights from DFW to SJU right now for $299! Too bad they are not for our dates 😡

      2 · February 7, 2016

    • Tawana

      Aww!!!

      1 · February 7, 2016

  • Altenia S.

    I hope its not to late to make my first payment for February.

    1 · February 5, 2016

  • Jalyn

    Are there any occupancy options for 3 people?

    January 30, 2016

    • Jalyn

      Myself and another person are a member but one person is not. Is the price still the same?

      January 30, 2016

    • Shaniqua E.

      Yes, price is $525pp, regardless if it's a member or non member

      January 30, 2016

  • Shaniqua E.

    Triple occupancy will cost $525pp, but I will not fill rooms with 3. This option is open for those members bringing guests, in which you will have the personal responsibility of collecting all monies. Thanks :-)

    2 · January 30, 2016

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