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Any Grand Bahia Principe Brides (Run Away Bay)?

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#1 TashaB

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    Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:09 PM

    I am trying to decide if I should get married at the RIU Ochos Rios or the newest hotel in Jamaica, Grand Bahia Principe?

    If you have gone for vacation, know someone who has or even got married there, please send me your reviews and pics.


    #2 ~*petals*~

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      Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:20 PM

      I'm not a Grand Bahia Principe bride, but here's a thread with some great wedding pics taken there: http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t25365

      Happy planning!

      #3 panther

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        Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:19 PM

        I am not a Bahia Bride but I have heard great things about the Bahia in Jamaica. A colleague of mine stayed there last year and said she it was beautiful and she would get married there. We contemplated Bahia but went with the ROR instead. One of the main reasons being the Bahia have recently changed thier wedding pricing drastically and with the number of guests and their needs that we are anticipating the Riu was a better fit for us.

        We have stayed at the Bahia in Punta Cana and it was great! That is where we got engaged actually. We upgraded ($50) to the Royal Golden package that Air Transat offers and got a few extras. We met a couple and watched thier wedding while we were there, we also spoke with them next day and they said it was perfect.

        Good luck with trying to make a decision.

        #4 PrettyPeaches

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          Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:52 PM

          I am a Gran Bahia Bride.. we will be getting married in April :) The time is just flying by!

          #5 PrettyPeaches

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            Posted 10 January 2009 - 05:54 PM

            I have heard some good things and bad things..

            I have spoken with a few brides and both of them enjoyed there stay and had a great wedding..

            I plan to post a review of my wedding when I get back :)

            #6 kurz04

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              Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:37 PM

              We have been trying to decide between the Bahia and ROR too so would love to hear any feedback as well. But like it was mentioned we are leaning towards the ROR though because of wedding package prices and the amount of people it accomodates.

              #7 PrettyPeaches

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                Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:16 AM

                kurz, we are getting married at the GBPJ in about 2 months :) And I can let you know after the wedding how it was.. When deciding the resort, think about the location you want to be married in, beach, gazebo, etc.. And the number of people attending will also help with the decision..

                What I would do is contact the wedding planners at both resorts and have them send you the wedding planning stuff.. it will have quotes with prices and details of what wedding they do and where :)

                Hope that helps!

                #8 **TIFFANY**

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                  Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:16 AM

                  I stayed at the Gran Bahia about 8 months after they first opened and it was amazing! Everything was really good. It seems like there was some staffing issues but nothing that bothered us. The beach area is off to the side at this resort so it's a little weird from what I'm used to but it was still very nice. I think you'll be happy with this resort if you decide to have your wedding there.

                  #9 Veronic

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                    Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:40 PM

                    I have been to both resorts and recommend the RIU Ocho Rios. The beach at the Gran Bahia is not very nice. It's man made and hard on the feet. I also found the food & service at the RIU to be better. I would feel bad to bring a group of family/friends there.

                    Although, one good thing about the Gran Bahia is the wedding gazebo which is very private. Hope this helps!

                    #10 AnnaC

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                      Posted 24 February 2009 - 02:54 PM

                      I've heard great things about the Gran Bahia in Jamaica. I've stayed at the one in Mexico and know people who've stayed at the ones in Punta Cana and Jamaica and they were all pleased. Although we love this chain of hotels we've decided to go with a RIU simply because of the free/cheaper wedding packages. We wanted to do a destination wedding to cut down on costs so paying $50 per person at a destination wasn't for us.

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