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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.
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.
• 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.
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).
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.
• * 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!