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#1 ~sweety~

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    Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:04 PM

    Hi Everyone!
    I have decided on having my wedding at one of the Riu Hotels in Jamaica. I just haven't made up my mind on which one to go to. Has anyone visit any of these hotels? My hubby to be and he's family has never been out of Canada before so I want this trip to be very special for them. Also I would like to have the wedding in May, 2010. Do you think I could book the date now, and if I need to change the date or hotel they will let me without getting charged?
    Thanks for your help!

    #2 kris

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      Posted 20 February 2009 - 11:38 PM

      You can book your date now but they will only hold it for 30 days unless you have a room booked and can finalize it. ROR is very popular for weddings and lots of people have great things to say about it. If your looking for something a bit fancier Riu Tropical Bay (in Negril) just became a Palace resort and is supposed to be really nice. There are alot of reviews on these resorts with pictures you can check out :)

      Congratulations by the way :)

      #3 YoursTruly

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        Posted 21 February 2009 - 02:06 AM

        You could also create a dummy reservation and cancel the confirmation when you decide on the hotel. They can take your cc for an imprint but cannot officially charge you unless you actually cancel before required. Good luck with planning

        #4 ~sweety~

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          Posted 21 February 2009 - 01:55 PM

          Thank you so much for your help. I'm getting so confused.

          #5 sunstarsmoon

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            Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:31 PM

            I booked my ror date a week ago thursday and had my confirmation the next day. I quickly went on line to book my room (dec 2010) only to find out the prices are not even out for that date. Another bride on here had the same problem (there is another thread about that here) she emailed the person in charge of booking the wedding dates and they gave her an extension for 60 days so I did the same thing. What I plan on doing is what I think YoursTruly09 was mentioning is, book just a standard room for 1 week and then when the packages come out in may or so book a 2 week stay in the jr suite.

            If you are stuck on a date and time I would go ahead and book it before the date was taken.
            July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica

            #6 montegobay09

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              Posted 21 February 2009 - 07:51 PM

              We had to wait until April for the prices to come out. From what I can tell the Riu Ocho Rios is the most popular. I think it's the biggest resort and there are tons of reviews on here about it. Riu Tropical Bay seems too be the nicer/fancier one and the beaches are the most beautiful there. If you're looking to be close to the airport (10 minutes) and still get the Riu quality then Riu MoBay is the one for you!

              #7 DTHSLove

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                Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:31 PM

                Just changed to a Riu hotel.. Hear they know how to do a weddings well.

                #8 DTHSLove

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                  Posted 21 February 2009 - 11:31 PM

                  Just changed to a Riu hotel.. Hear they know how to do a weddings well.

                  #9 ~sweety~

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                    Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:30 PM

                    So I think I will be going for the Riu Ocho Rios. Thank you everyone for your help. My next question would be, if I'm booking the hotel now, when and how much deposit do I need to put down?

                    #10 sunstarsmoon

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                      Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:54 AM

                      sweety - I checked the rui hotel booking site and the only thing they asked for was a credit card number. it stated that the credit card would not be charged until arrival or 1 nights charge if cancelled less then 2 days prior.

                      If booking thru a travel agent they will require a deposit. I am not sure how much you would have to contact your TA
                      July 8, 2011, Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica




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