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#31 deannamarie85

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    Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:48 AM

    Yea! we leave for our Jamaica DW in less then three weeks! You picked a great country!



    #32 lali333dance

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      Posted 16 April 2011 - 04:56 PM

      Moon Palace is wonderful! and the rates are pretty good too.



      #33 martin

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        Posted 18 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

        Hello Mishie77,

        We have worked so many times at the Grand Palladium in the Mayan Riviera, that I can recommend it 100% to be very friendly, colorful, affordable and very very photofriendly =)

        I hope you find soon the perfect place for the perfect day,

         

        -Astrid

        www.cancunwedding-photography.com



        #34 tamandrob

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          Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:12 AM

          Hey Meeshie77, I am in the same vote as you were in I am getting higher quotes than I want from my TA. Do you mind me asking how much its costing your guests? Riu ocho rios was one of my top three hotels. Thanks


          Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica- February 28th, 2012

          32 Booked.......and counting!


          #35 meeshie77

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            Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:37 PM

            Sorry this took so long for a reply...one heck of a week last week!

             

            Here is a breakdown of what our TA was able to do for us:  It's long but I'm re-posting part of the email she typed up for us.....

             

            Hotel: RIU Ocho Rios (5 star, all-inclusive resort)  Garden View Room- All inclusive-7 nights
            Departure from Toronto on April 25, 2012 and Returning from Jamaica on May 2nd, 2012
            Group Discount Rate
             
            $1846 per person, tax included - Based on Single Occupancy
            $1436 per person, tax included - Based on Double Occupancy
            $1396 per person, tax included - Based on Triple Occupancy
            $1006 tax incl child (2-12)
            $1006 tax incl 2nd child (2-12)

            Hotel: RIU Ocho Rios (5 star, all-inclusive resort)  Ocean View Room- All inclusive-7 nights
            Departure from Toronto on April 25, 2012 and Returning from Jamaica on May 2nd, 2012
            Group Discount Rate

            $1886 per person, tax included - Based on Single Occupancy $1486 per person, tax included - Based on Double Occupancy $1436 per person, tax included - Based on Triple Occupancy $1226 per child, tax included (2-12)

             

            For every 15th person that books, the 16th is free.  We are using these free trips to divide amongst the group to reduce individual cost as our thank you for coming :)

             

            Not sure about where you live but if you still want to explore other TA options, here is my 2 cents on my new TA....

             

            After previous and failed attempts with 3 other travel agents over the last 3 months, we finally found the right person for the job....Irene Gomes at traveldiscounters.ca.  She is AMAZING!!!!  Irene helped us find our destination, trip package and choose a resort all in under a week!!!  She has been so patient with us and spent a lot of time talking to us about what we wanted and needed and didn't make us feel bad for any of it.  Did I mention she is AMAZING?!  LOL.  Wish I could figure out how to give her proper praise on this forum!

             

            Good luck TamandRob!



            #36 royalbride610

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              Posted 26 April 2011 - 04:45 AM


              Congrats!!
               

              Originally Posted by meeshie77 

              Just emailed the TA to book the RIU Ocho Rios in Jamaica 'man'!  Can't wait to confirm everything and book my wedding date!  FINALLY!!!!!



               



              #37 tamandrob

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                Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:45 PM


                Thanks for all the great information! I think I am going to contact traveldiscounters and see what their prices are like. Thanks again and happy planning!!!!!

                 

                Tammy
                 

                Originally Posted by meeshie77 

                Sorry this took so long for a reply...one heck of a week last week!

                 

                Here is a breakdown of what our TA was able to do for us:  It's long but I'm re-posting part of the email she typed up for us.....

                 

                Hotel: RIU Ocho Rios (5 star, all-inclusive resort)  Garden View Room- All inclusive-7 nights
                Departure from Toronto on April 25, 2012 and Returning from Jamaica on May 2nd, 2012
                Group Discount Rate
                 
                $1846 per person, tax included - Based on Single Occupancy
                $1436 per person, tax included - Based on Double Occupancy
                $1396 per person, tax included - Based on Triple Occupancy
                $1006 tax incl child (2-12)
                $1006 tax incl 2nd child (2-12)

                 

                Hotel: RIU Ocho Rios (5 star, all-inclusive resort)  Ocean View Room- All inclusive-7 nights
                Departure from Toronto on April 25, 2012 and Returning from Jamaica on May 2nd, 2012
                Group Discount Rate

                  $1886 per person, tax included - Based on Single Occupancy $1486 per person, tax included - Based on Double Occupancy $1436 per person, tax included - Based on Triple Occupancy $1226 per child, tax included (2-12)

                 

                For every 15th person that books, the 16th is free.  We are using these free trips to divide amongst the group to reduce individual cost as our thank you for coming :)

                 

                Not sure about where you live but if you still want to explore other TA options, here is my 2 cents on my new TA....

                 

                After previous and failed attempts with 3 other travel agents over the last 3 months, we finally found the right person for the job....Irene Gomes at traveldiscounters.ca.  She is AMAZING!!!!  Irene helped us find our destination, trip package and choose a resort all in under a week!!!  She has been so patient with us and spent a lot of time talking to us about what we wanted and needed and didn't make us feel bad for any of it.  Did I mention she is AMAZING?!  LOL.  Wish I could figure out how to give her proper praise on this forum!

                 

                Good luck TamandRob!



                 


                Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica- February 28th, 2012

                32 Booked.......and counting!


                #38 ellenj01

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                  Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:03 PM

                  Is anyone choosing a place without visiting?  That seems concerning because places can always make the pictures look beautiful...but we just can't manage to go and visit beforehand.  Thus, I feel constricted to the places where I've visited in the past.



                  #39 meeshie77

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                    Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:48 AM

                    Hi Ellen.

                     

                    We chose Jamaica and are getting married at the RIU Ocho Rios in Jamaica.  Neither of us have been there, but we have both heard nothing but positive things about the resort and Jamaica, so we decided "What the heck"!  When it came down to it, we wanted to choose either the Mayan Riviera in Mexico (I've been and LOVE it) or Jamaica.  Since we got amazing pricing back for both places and were happy to go to either, we asked our guests.  We figured that if they are spending their money to join us, then they should have a say.  Most everyone voted unanimously to go to Jamaica, so that's what we decided on.

                     

                    Choosing your destination and resort was the most difficult part for us so far, but I'm sure you will find your place in no time :)  Are you working with a TA?
                     

                    Originally Posted by ellenj01 

                    Is anyone choosing a place without visiting?  That seems concerning because places can always make the pictures look beautiful...but we just can't manage to go and visit beforehand.  Thus, I feel constricted to the places where I've visited in the past.



                     



                    #40 tamandrob

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                      Posted 28 April 2011 - 08:57 AM

                      I Just heard back from Irene at traveldiscounter.ca and she is awesome! Thanks so much for all the information! She is so quick to respond as well!

                       

                      Thanks Tammy


                      Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica- February 28th, 2012

                      32 Booked.......and counting!





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