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#11 misskaytee

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    Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:46 PM

    This is SO helpful! Thank you so much!

    Is there anything to advise us about? any glitches (besides your honeymoon mix-up) to warn us about?
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    #12 jmhein

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      Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:14 PM

      MORE!

      The gazebo on the ocean boardwalk where weddings can also be done:
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      Our Villa:
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      Our Villa pool:
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      Our one night at the disco... the disco is only open 3 nights of the week and it is NOT air conditioned, so we didnt last too long in here before needing some air to cool down!
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      A wedding in the boardwalk gazebo - they are proceeding down the boardwalk:
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      #13 jmhein

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        Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:23 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by misskaytee
        This is SO helpful! Thank you so much!

        Is there anything to advise us about? any glitches (besides your honeymoon mix-up) to warn us about?
        Overall we had a really, really great time! I think some things you might run into if going with a group for your wedding are:

        - it seems to be much easier to get a table for 2 at the restaurants than a table for a group. We would often get seated before groups because there was just the 2 of us, they have to wait for enough tables and chairs to open up in order to seat a group, so some patience may be needed if you want to eat with your guests on different nights of the week.
        - Certain restaurants you will need to line up before 6 in order to get in. San Genarro's and Valentino's are both Italian and we never made it to either because we didnt want to spend our vacation waiting in line!
        - Selection at buffet breakfasts is good, but service at your table is not usually great, we would often be almost done eating before someone would offer to fill our water glasses or coffee cups! Maybe we were there during the busiest times, maybe we had bad luck, I am not sure...

        OK, those were the only negatives though really. There ARE some areas showing age, but I dont think it affects the beauty of the resort.
        Overall we found the service excellent, grounds absolutely GORGEOUS, beach is decent, small but good, ocean warm and inviting and clear, and food good!

        Order a dirty banana and a hummingbird and a Jamaican smile and your life will be great!! When you want a bit more rum for later evenings, go for a Rum Runner, Mai Tai, coconut rum and pineapple juice, etc, etc....!!! We had so much fun!
        ------------------------------------------------MARRIED at the Riu Ocho Rios - Feb 12, 2008 - Best day of our lives!Honeymooned at Sandals Whitehouse European Village - Feb 16-23


        My Riu Ocho Rios Wedding Review with Pics

        #14 jamaicabride09

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          Posted 21 March 2009 - 06:32 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by jmhein
          Overall we had a really, really great time! I think some things you might run into if going with a group for your wedding are:

          - it seems to be much easier to get a table for 2 at the restaurants than a table for a group. We would often get seated before groups because there was just the 2 of us, they have to wait for enough tables and chairs to open up in order to seat a group, so some patience may be needed if you want to eat with your guests on different nights of the week.
          - Certain restaurants you will need to line up before 6 in order to get in. San Genarro's and Valentino's are both Italian and we never made it to either because we didnt want to spend our vacation waiting in line!
          - Selection at buffet breakfasts is good, but service at your table is not usually great, we would often be almost done eating before someone would offer to fill our water glasses or coffee cups! Maybe we were there during the busiest times, maybe we had bad luck, I am not sure...

          OK, those were the only negatives though really. There ARE some areas showing age, but I dont think it affects the beauty of the resort.
          Overall we found the service excellent, grounds absolutely GORGEOUS, beach is decent, small but good, ocean warm and inviting and clear, and food good!

          Order a dirty banana and a hummingbird and a Jamaican smile and your life will be great!! When you want a bit more rum for later evenings, go for a Rum Runner, Mai Tai, coconut rum and pineapple juice, etc, etc....!!! We had so much fun!
          Thanks again for doing this and for sharing your feedback!!

          #15 hollisandsteph

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            Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:46 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by jmhein

            Order a dirty banana and a hummingbird and a Jamaican smile and your life will be great!! When you want a bit more rum for later evenings, go for a Rum Runner, Mai Tai, coconut rum and pineapple juice, etc, etc....!!! We had so much fun!
            We LOVED the Jamaican Smiles. Infact we brought the max amount of rum cream we could just for those. Between the other couple who went with us and ourselves we brought home 12 bottles...lol Somehow they all made it through the airports without being broke. We just finished off the last of our bottles a couple of weeks ago. It was sorta of a sad night..lol Ok so everyone doesn't think we a are huge drunks. I gave my brother a bottle as a thank you for recommending the place and we had a huge 4th of July party where we were stingy and set out 2 bottles with the mixed drink machine we rented..:-) It was great!
            The dirty banana was also great. I didn't care for the hummingbird for some reason though. That was the one that really pink and kinda tasted like bubble gum right?

            #16 futuremrsp

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              Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:55 AM

              Thanks so much for all the pics and feedback! We are leaving a week tomorrow...I don't even know how I will get through this week!!

              #17 misskaytee

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                Posted 22 March 2009 - 06:27 PM

                congratulations FutureMrsP- I can't WAIT to hear about your review! Enjoy your time!
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