Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
kimberly333

RIU VS. Beaches Negril HELP!!!

Recommended Posts

I don't know which one to pick. I read multiple links regarding Beaches dated rooms, but read little feed back from brides that got married at RIU. Can I get some important pro's and con's please help!smile41.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm getting married at the Riu Negril. I chose it because:

-it was an economical choice for all my guests

-they offer a free wedding package

-it's affiliated with Riu Palace, if some guests wanted to stay there

-has pretty good online reviews

-know others who have been there and loved it

-have had excellent service with their wedding dept

 

Good luck with your choice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm getting married at the Sandals (SGOR). I chose Beaches/Sandals it because:

 

I could have a completely private ceremony/reception

Wedding is also free

people can stay at either Sandals or Beaches

its a 5 star resort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Kimberly, don't worry yourself RIU or Beaches any is a great choice.

 

The thing with RIU is the excellent and spacious rooms nice food and great staff. Although RIU is a bit out of the way if you plan to go into the town. But why would you need that when everything you want is right where you are? If you are planning to partake in any of the various activities be sure to sign up early because sometimes that get book out pretty quickly and I am sure you don't want the wait. Some things to note about RIU In order to have a wedding at RIU Hotels & Resorts, the couple and 80 percent of the total amount of the wedding guests must stay at the hotel where the wedding will be performed. I am sure you know this but just in case they have a few excellent wedding packages you could look into ranging from free to what they call they Caprice and I call the Deluxe. I could probably tell you more but I want to give you some ideas about Beaches Negril.

 

In my mind Beaches more appeals to the family its more of a fun place with slides and a lot of fun stuff for the whole family. Personally I like the inside of RIU rooms better but that doesn't say Beaches doesn't have some excellent rooms. Beaches has a wider choices of rooms but again more doesn't necessarily mean better. On average every thing else is the same some times Beaches will be having some kind of promotion so you could look into that if you are considering Beaches. I know I have a slant towards RIU but remember at the end the choice is yours.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got married at Riu Palace Tropical Bay April 2009. We stayed for 2 weeks and we loved it. I'm pretty sure any Riu or Beaches/Sandals in Jamaica you pick you won't be disappointed. Good luck with your choice! The link to my review of RPTB is in my siggy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everybody for all the good advice. I guess part of the problem is that I'm a somewhat "TYPE A" personality and a little apprehensive planning a destination wedding. thanks for the support!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


  • Best Destination Wedding Sponsors



    Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter
  • Posts

    • The cooking method can double the calorie content of a meal, so learn about healthy cooking without having to add extra fats, like using a steamer,  a rotisserie , a slow cooker , a pressure cooker, a grill. Once you cook your own meals, you can control the calorie content because your control the cooking method and all the ingredients. A lot of people are overweight because they keep eating food that they did not cook.
    • I have stayed at Dreams La Romana and Dreams Dominicus.  The two resorts are very different in style and decor. A few comparison points are below and fact sheets are attached for both.   Both resorts are approx 45 minutes from Punta Cana airport, close proximity to Saona Island, Catalina Island and Altos de Chavon. Top championship golf courses in the Caribbean are just minutes away including Teeth of the Dog, Dye Fore, The Links and La Estancia – all designed by world-famous Pete Dye. Restaurants are similar at both resorts.  Both offer the Explorers Club for Kids.  Dreams Dominicus  Brand new resort and in 2016 488 rooms (however additional construction was underway) More contemporary style & decor Good beach area Rooms were very nice Preferred Club located in main lobby and adjacent to main pool & beach front Food was good Center plaza area with nighttime entertainment Main lobby is small, but outdoor bar off lobby is nice Dreams La Romana Originally built in 2003 & opened as Dreams La Romana in 2008 756 rooms Recently renovated and new preferred club adults only lounge & pool added  Rooms are more traditional Caribbean decor Grounds are very lush and tropical Good beach area food was good    Dreams Dominicus fact sheet.pdf Dreams La Romana fact sheet.pdf
    • My sister has done it but with the destination wedding, only super close family members and friends came since it was expensive and farther. It was great though.
    • Thanks! I had it printed out. Very useful!!
    • Hello Guys, Are you looking for affordable wedding venue, reception halls, party rentals, outdoor event venue, birthday party venue in mobile al.  Choose Anne-Marie Cottage for your special occasion. Our cottage is an affordable venue for your intimate wedding.   Thank u 
  • Topics

×