so then we decided on here:
that is puerto vallerta. this hotel is on a private bay and kind of built into a mountain. they have the restaurant that is built right over the ocean. this is a once in a lifetime kind of place. i sent an email to book it. we filled out our paperwork and everything. then i got an email back that the week we picked was booked. so i asked about another week. that week was booked too. we had to refocus our efforts. it was very heartbreaking.
king louie did a little digging online and found here:
this isn't a friends and family deal. it is just a regular special but we got 10% off as a friends and family discount. this is also puerto vallerta. it is more in a hotel zone than on a private bay but still really awesome. king louie and i stayed at the same hotel chain when we were in hualtuco, mexico back in november. scott and i go on two kinds of vacations. the beach and disney world. anyway, when we booked this one we thought we were good to go until we heard that the room we originally thought we'd get (partial ocean view) was booked. now we are getting a partial ocean view with a jacuzzi for an extra $30 a person. king louie said that he'd pay an extra $300 a person to have it booked and over with. the woman who i booked through said to get the extra money from my dad. i've yet to collect. i'm thinking it isn't likely.
if this trip is a continuation of that trip i think we're in for a real treat. we aren't heartbroken any more. just excited.