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I wonder what nights they have the beach parties on now? We are getting married on a Wednesday and I think we will have the beach cocktail reception but if there is already a beach party happening then we'll just join that.


I don't know if Ashleybride2b's question was for everyone but I'll throw in my two cents :) We chose the RBTP over RIU Negril because of the free wedding! That was the main reason, the package prices we were quoted were also lower for RPTB and then when it was going to get renovated that just made it even better. I'm pretty sure we can eat and "play" at all the other RIU resorts in Jamaica but because we're a Palace the guests can't all eat at RPTB. I could be wrong on that but its what I understood...


One other thing - I booked hair appointments for me, two BMs, my mom, MIL, my sis and SIL. We had to put down a 50% deposit so $318US. You get 5% discount on all for booking online and the bride gers 10% discount. The salon is at the RN. And at this point they said they could not come to our room to do hair.


Hope some of that helps!

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I asked Keneika about the beach party and she advised they do not have a schedule. I was hoping there would be one on Friday so that my guests could enjoy if after our Welcome Reception Dinner. She will keep me posted but I plan to take advantage of the exchange program at Riu Negril.


She also advised that guest day passes are $100 pp (12 y/o and older) $50 pp under 12 y/o but this price is subject to change.


Please remember that if you or your guests would like to enjoy the specialty restaurants you are required to request seating in person at the front desk on that day. I heard the line is usually long so be prepared..they begin taking reservations at 9am.


I would advise all of you to ask for everything. I requested a room upgrade as did so many other brides and hopefully it will be granted.


Keneika also advised my cake would be two layers and I will be given the option to choose the flavor I would like.


Happy planning!

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We chose the RTB over the Riu Negril because our TA told us the beach was nicer there....and she was right! We took a walk down to the RN along the beach (we could use their facilities, but guests there aren't suppose to be able to use the RTB facilities)and it was smaller and more crowded. The beach and the water are absolutely beautiful. It is also perfect for walking out. The kids really enjoyed playing in the water as it was clean and shallow.

If we wanted to upgrade the cake we could, but since we had an at home reception, I didn't feel the need to spend the money on the cake at that time.

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Bellemiche - Can you tell me how they had your group sitting for the dinner? Our group is about the same size as yours was. Do they have everyone sit together?


Thanks for all your help!

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User Name: Deavah

Couple: Pat & Ty

Wedding Date: February 27, 2010

Location: The Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril

I'm a newbie & very excited! I can't book my date until March of 2009....Any advice you ladies can offer?

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