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#1 caroline

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    Posted 28 May 2008 - 01:41 PM

    We're hopefully going to do the nuptuals (and a few day stay) at Rose Hall Resort in MB... and would like to then spend our honeymoon week at another location.

    For those who honeymoon-ed in Jamaica, could you share a bit about the resort particular resort you stayed at? Quality, service, etc.? I'm at a real loss as to where we should spend that week and am thinking an adult only/couples only, might be the 'better' (more romantic) way to go~

    Suggestions and advice/reviews would be very much appreciated!

    #2 Ellipse22

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      Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:03 PM

      I havn't been to the Riu Ocho Rios yet but I'm excited about being there! I've read alot of great reviews!

      A friend of mine got married at the Riu Negril and had a great time as well. She said she was proposed to at the ROR and preferred it there over Negril.

      Just my thoughts

      #3 ErinB

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        Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:06 PM

        I havne't been yet, but we're going to Couples. I've heard nothing but good things about the chain. They focus on a relaxed atmosphere and romance. They also include lots of free excursions and "goodies" for honeymooners.

        I would suggest visiting their website and message boards. Jamaica Resorts: Couples Resorts - All-Inclusive Resorts: Jamaican

        You should also PM TA Jennifer, as she specializes in Jamaica and just got back from touring a bunch of properties.

        #4 jmhein

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          Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:59 PM

          I was married at the Riu Ocho Rios - LOVED IT - and we honeymooned at Sandals Whitehouse. The two resorts were vastly different in atmosphere, however, the Sandals Whitehouse was a lovely spot for a honeymoon. It is secluded, romantic, couples only, with excellent service. Long white sand beach. GREAT food, great selection of restaurants.
          My only complaints about it were that it WAS secluded, an hour's drive from Negril on TERRIBLE roads. So there's not much to do off-resort. Also, we didnt receive an upgraded room and found the small room to be a big let-down after our suite at the ROR. But it was really nice and it all depends on what kind of atmosphere you're looking for...
          ------------------------------------------------MARRIED at the Riu Ocho Rios - Feb 12, 2008 - Best day of our lives!Honeymooned at Sandals Whitehouse European Village - Feb 16-23


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          #5 Spazz

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            Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:17 PM

            I got married at the Riu which I loved. I honeymooned at the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios and I was not a huge fan (service issues, layout of the resort, etc). I haven't done my honeymoon review yet, but hopefully will get to it this week.

            #6 caroline

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              Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:25 PM

              Thanks Lizz! I just posted on another thread, wanting to know more about SGOR... =(

              Would you have been happy to have honeymoon-ed at ROR? I don't know if it's the fact that it's not an 'adults only' resort that's putting me off... I'm confused!

              #7 Spazz

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                Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:32 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by redheaney
                Thanks Lizz! I just posted on another thread, wanting to know more about SGOR... =(

                Would you have been happy to have honeymoon-ed at ROR? I don't know if it's the fact that it's not an 'adults only' resort that's putting me off... I'm confused!
                I think I would have been happier at SGOR if we had gotten married at home and SGOR was the only place we went. We just kept comparing it to ROR.

                ROR is definitely more fun and lively and not really geared towards long, quiet walking-on-the-beach couples. SGOR is more romantic and quiet and it's definitely a beautiful property where you have a lot of privacy. Our problems were mainly service issues. The service at ROR is far better (in our opinions) than that at SGOR. Mike and I are not people who complain very often, we're usually very laidback with things, but our entire stay at SGOR was just really bad in terms of service. I'm at work now, but I promise to write a review when I have time.

                #8 Misha Earle

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                  Posted 29 May 2008 - 11:45 AM

                  Just a photographer but Negril based and biased! Think about coming to Negril........I dont know if you want to go All Inclusive but if you want great romantic break but would like to experience Jamaica I would recommend:
                  Tensing Pen
                  Rock House
                  The Caves
                  Have a wonderful honeymoon!
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                  #9 mabride09

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                    Posted 29 May 2008 - 01:08 PM

                    Hi,

                    It looks like we have the same idea in mind. I am doing my wedding in June 09at the Rose Hall Resort as well but for my honeymoon, we are renting a beachfront villa that comes with a full staff and pool. I liked the idea of a villa because it is private as well. Let's talk about planning details.

                    #10 caroline

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                      Posted 03 June 2008 - 09:17 AM

                      mabride... the private villa sounds like a lovely idea - but an expensive one! I think I'm gearing toward a place with stuff going on... just not loads of young ones running around (especially the young adult kind!)

                      Misha... definately interested in AI, as that's obviously the best way to go, money-wise. I'm thinking that Rock Hse and the Caves would be too quiet... ?

                      I wouldn't say that I'm laid-back, exactly (lol) but am looking for somewhere modern, chic, with stuff going on, good food and at a reasonable cost! (as I'm sure everyone is looking for! lol)




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