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Hi everyone!


Names: Devon (and Jeff)

Wedding date: 2011

Wedding location: Oh maybe Jamaica...or the Yucatan...or the Bahamas...or the Dominican Republic...or possibly Jackson Hole or the Maroon Bells/Aspen area. We're really just in the researching stage. We are leaning toward the Caribbean right now. I just spent Thanksgiving in JA at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, and thought it was nice, but the beach wasn't as pretty as I might hope, and the size/decor made it seem kind of Vegas-y if you know what I mean. But we also want it to be all-inclusive, so always get a little bit of that feeling at those kind of resorts. So now maybe the Iberostar Bavaro Grand in DR might be an option [know the quality of Iberostar and I know from staying at Paradisus in Punta Cana that the beach is lovely there]. But I also like really pretty sunsets so I'm also considering Negril - in contact with the Moondance people, which seems ideal, small and lovely with good food, but unfortunately, they don't seem to give a discount for booking a block of rooms, and also the distance from the airport counts against it. I also LOVE the Royal Plantation, but that also seems a little out of my guest's price range. Sigh. We're totally up in the air at this point, but have some time. Any suggestions/opinions from all of you would be totally appreciated. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by debbmach View Post
Congrats and welcome to the forum! Just one question about the Iberostar...why didn't you like the beach?
It was an alright beach, it was just a little shelly/rocky/not powder white. And the water wasn't totally crystal clear blue. I'm probably just a perfectionist, and it's nice that the resort is so close to the airport, but I just felt I've seen nicer beaches in DR, Bahamas, and Ocho Rios.

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Hi Devon! Welcome to the BDWF! Looks like you have been doing your research and really have a ton of options! I think you are headed in the right direction. I would read through the reviews and all the topics on here that touch on your choices! You will find tons of helpful info! Congrats and happy planning!

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