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Security and Wrist Bands

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Security and Wrist Bands

I'm concerned about the reports of thefts from the hotel room safes. Is this still an issue?

And I hate the idea of having to wear wrist bands - my wife and I usually cruise all inclusive with Celebrity and they manage without wrist bands. We've never been anywhere with them - we did not think a good hotel would use them, they seem so tacky. Tui never mentioned them before we booked and we only say mention of them on here. What are they made of and can you remove them? We're thinking of cancelling our holiday because of them.

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11. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

Which hotel? Different hotels have different security policies and wristbands.

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12. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

Welcome to The forum and your first post.

They are for your Security.!!!!

. example at a All Inclusive, they are not resorts where others can wander in and out,. And some that have Condos , or all inclusive options ,where you can pay for a meal or drink.

Some have a sister hotel, band allows you to go inside.

There are undesirables , whom have been know to get into a resort and do Not so nice things...these bands Help deter that..

Do not cut off,, or loose,, as they must be removed only on departure or you will be charged...

Edited: 21 February 2018, 00:37
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13. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

I personally like the wrist bands. We stay at Vidanta and it also is our room key. We never have to worry about forgetting it! Only downfall is when you go down town. We all have tourist written all over our faces but its nice to not have them know where you are staying. I try to cover mine up if possible.

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14. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

Some places have more comfortable wristbands than others. The Iberostar was a ribbon like material with a number engraved which you could use to make purchases in the shop.

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15. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

Some resorts like the Velas chain have lovely braided hemp like bands...others like Vidante have the room key embedded int he wrsit band, I love that concept.

They are for your security and the hotels ..I always wear mine on my left arm I am a righty. I never take them off when I go into town etc., I see no reason. So a guy or girl trying to get you to go to a timeshare know where you are staying, no biggie, Just smile and say no thanks.

I cannot imagine cancelling due to a wristband.

Cruise ships have no need for such, not like someone is goign to swim the ocean and climb aboard for a meal or room.

If a problem for you just have them put it on loosely so you can slip it off.

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16. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

I would second what bezerk states about the Grand Velas wrist bands. While I do not even wear a watch in everyday life, the GV wristbands are actually quite nice. My wife and kids wear them long after we leave the resort each time we have gone. They are already looking forward to getting their next one in June... The are indeed some sort of braided material with a metal piece on them that is the Velas symbol. They are essentially color coded based on the day you are scheduled to leave the resort.

Anyway, just my two cents.

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17. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

I agree with the OP. I wouldn’t stay somewhere that I had to wear one. I generally don’t stay at resorts anyway, but, if I did, it would be one without wrist bands. Just me, though, nothing wrong with not minding them.

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18. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

I do know one person who has them put hers on very loosely and then she slides it off and attaches to her beach bag. I also know of some who put the on their ankles.

You need to do and go where you are comfortable but maybe check on wrist band issue first if is a huge issue for you.

We are all different as are resort rules.

Happy vacations

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19. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

Just got back from the Riu Palace and they have wrist bands. They put it on at the beginning and cut it

off at the end. Never thought about it in-between - a non issue. Actually wished I could have worn it home

so I could have flashed it to my friends.

Edited: 24 February 2018, 05:40
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20. Re: Security and Wrist Bands

Wesrob..so funny. We tend to wear our bands if left on..for many days afterwards as well lol.

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