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#41 jajajaja

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    Posted 11 April 2008 - 01:34 PM

    Great review Heidi! The resort looks beautiful! I'm so happy you had a great time. Can't wait to read about the wedding.!
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    #42 Spazz

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      Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:04 PM

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      Lizz,

      While we were there, it seemed common practice that EVERY bride and groom got upgraded the day of the wedding ( we only had the free package, and still had an upgrade) We paid for a junior suite, and was very impressed with our upgrade to 2505 (heidi - we had the same fab views as you, just 3 floors up!)

      Most of the people in the suites around us, seemed to be brides that we had seem previously getting married, and we got the impression that they almost 'save' those rooms especially for wedding upgrades.

      crossing my fingers you get your upgrade!
      That would be fabulous!!! Thanks for letting me know!

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      Also, the bamboo chupah was on the left side of the wedding gazebo when we were there, well out of the way of sunbathers, maybe they can move it?

      Oh good, I'll definitely ask if they can do that if I like the looks of it.

      #43 ~Melissa~

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      Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:21 PM

      You put alot of work into your review which I'm sure other fellow member will really use. The rooms remind me of the Riu jalisco. I swear the bathroom set-up looks the same and the bedding is the exact match. I really enjoy the Riu chain, I think I'll be going back and next on my list is either Los Cabos or Jamaica.

      That sucks Hedi about not having many options for vegetarians. I know my cousin is one and she didn't say anything. Oops now I feel kind of bad for not even asking.

      #44 Heidi

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        Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:00 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Raeka
        You put alot of work into your review which I'm sure other fellow member will really use. The rooms remind me of the Riu jalisco. I swear the bathroom set-up looks the same and the bedding is the exact match. I really enjoy the Riu chain, I think I'll be going back and next on my list is either Los Cabos or Jamaica.

        That sucks Hedi about not having many options for vegetarians. I know my cousin is one and she didn't say anything. Oops now I feel kind of bad for not even asking.
        Robin said the same thing about the room! Said it was exactly like yours!!!!
        Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

        #45 serena

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          Posted 11 April 2008 - 07:11 PM

          great review heidi thanks for all the info, same about the food tho your pics are great...

          #46 Marnie&Peter

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            Posted 11 April 2008 - 11:05 PM

            Thank you so much for the greatly detailed review! Always hearing positive reviews (aside from the vegetarian thing) always makes us future ROR brides to be feel reassured!!!

            #47 christenew

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              Posted 12 April 2008 - 07:32 AM

              First let me say THANK-YOU for such a fab review. So much detail.

              I read your note about the excursions. I am looking to offer this up for our guests. Did you pre book this/how far in advance did you arrange this? Did the $52 include everything? Did you leave right from the resort? How long were you gone for? What is the youngest/oldest you would recomend this for? How many people were on the catamaran? Was it private for just your guests? So many questions, I am sorry.

              Dunns River Falls Party Boat: A-. We booked through Scuba Caribe (on the beach of the resort). Negotiated price from $64 per person to $52 per person. We had 22 of our guests (our of 27!) sign up for this. Originally, we planned just to do the falls and take a taxi. That would’ve been $25pp + $40 per cab. The party boat was a catamaran to the reef, where we snorkeled for an hour, then back on the catamaran to the falls, and the catamaran on the way back with rum punch and music. Very fun! The falls are harder to climb than I expected. It is REQUIRED to wear water shoes to climb Dunns River Falls. We bought ours at Target at home for $5.99. They’re $5 to rent through Scuba Caribe. It STORMED while climbed the falls – I mean lightning and thunder right on top of us – and torrential rain! Make it more exciting, haha!

              #48 drbrainfreeze

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                Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:31 AM

                Heidi - thanks for the review! I've been looking forward to it. Can't wait to read more and see Robin's pics!

                #49 vale

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                  Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:04 PM

                  That was a wonderful review, you look as though you had a wonderful time.

                  #50 Heidi

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                    Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:51 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by christenew
                    First let me say THANK-YOU for such a fab review. So much detail.

                    I read your note about the excursions. I am looking to offer this up for our guests. Did you pre book this/how far in advance did you arrange this? Did the $52 include everything? Did you leave right from the resort? How long were you gone for? What is the youngest/oldest you would recomend this for? How many people were on the catamaran? Was it private for just your guests? So many questions, I am sorry.

                    We negotiated the deal while we laid on the lounge chairs in the beach the day before (wedding day morning)! SERIOUSLY! Scuba Caribe reps walk up and down the beach seeing if anyone is interested in their excursions. They work on commission - so they'll work on getting you the best deal. We worked with one woman at their physical building on the beach - she was going to give us 1 person free for our group of 22. We were talking wtih one of the reps on the beach and told him we already planned it. He said he'd get 2 of us for free (bride & groom). So we signed with him (reps actually split the commission on our booking). Instead of taking the 2 people for free, we just broke down the amount so everyone paid less money. I wrote the wrong # though...it was $58pp, now that I'm at work with a calculator! haha!

                    We took a small boat out from the ROR beach to the big catamaran (just off the shore) - they literally tied the boats together and we walked from one to the other. We left at 10am-ish and were back eating lunch shortly before 2. The $ included the catamaran trip, about an hour of snorkeling out at the reef, admission to Dunns River falls and rum punch on the boat. There were 3 people that were not part of our group, so no - it's not private.

                    We had about 6 who didn't climb the falls (the older generations - my in-laws, my aunt, his aunt, his brother b/c he was on crutches and my mom made it half way) - but there's steps the non-waterfall climbers can take. It's still gorgeous views! Plus, they took pictures of us the whole time! My mom has a really bad back and had to quit the fall climb about half-way through it. My uncle (61 yrs old) climbed the WHOLE thing! (was in a ton of pain the next day, but he did it! ) No young people in our group, but there were kids who did it there. I wouldn't let my kid do it - it could be VERY dangerous!!
                    Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!




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