Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:54 PM
What was everyone's big thing when picking the perfect resort?
Ours we had to have a huge pool, We wanted all inclusive no headache wedding vacay honeymoon.. Something gorgeous all wrapped up into one. Something kid free aswell. I figured if we aren't taking lil man.. we shouldnt have to deal with other lil mans as well =)
Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:59 PM
Our TA told us about it, and said we'd get 1 in 11 guests to go for free, and we just went with it!
From the looks of it, Riu Montego Bay seems like a great choice for us, too!
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:02 PM
We wanted an english island where we didn't have to translate any of the legal documents to another language. Also, no one's been to Jamaica yet, so we all wanted to have a great experience on the island that everyone's heard so much about!
It doesn't hurt that the grass flows freely down there either.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:40 PM
1 - Kid friendly - I have a 12 yr old, and we have guest who have children much younger as well. I didn't want to have to spend my vacation making sure my son was entertained.
2 - Must be accessible with a direct non-stop flight from Chicago and preferably Detroit as well, since we have many guests flying in from the suburbs of MI.
3 - Reasonable flight time - I was looking at Hawaii, but I knew many guests wouldn't even consider a 6/8 hour flight. Wanted to keep the flight time under 4.5 hrs if possible.
4 - Easy marriage requirements. Didn't really feel like doing a blood test or having to fly in 4 business days ahead of time to deal with paperwork.
5 - Preferred an AI so it was easy to budget for both us as well as our guests.
6 - Resort needed to have availibility on May 5 - I refuse to change my wedding date.
7 - Beautiful beach since that's where we want our ceremony.
8 - Not ridiculously expensive.
So in the beginning we started out pretty much open to anywhere warm on a beach. I looked at Turks & Caicos, Costa Rica, Domincan Republic, Mexico, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bermuda - you name it, I looked at it. And after sorting through tons of resorts, we just realized that while Jamaica was not the most exotic (and FI was opposed in the beginning because I had been to Jamaica with a previous boyfriend many times) it fit everything that we were looking for.
We'll do something more exotic for our honeymoon
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:50 PM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 06:55 PM
We looked for 3mths. We had Mexico picked but then the swine flu! We both loved the look of the resort and the reviews were all positive! Neither of us has been to Jamaica. The crime was the one thing we were hesitant on I wanted Hawaii but too long for children as well as Fiji! I can't wait for this resort.
Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:14 PM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 07:18 PM
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