Jump to content


Help picking a resort in Jamaica for October 2012!

  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Charlene87

  • Newbie
  • 4 posts

    Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:39 AM

    Hello BDW brides,


    We've been engaged for a couple of months now and have just started planning our destination wedding in Jamaica. We got engaged at the Riu Negril Clubhouse but have decided not to go back there for our wedding. While it was a great place to stay- we definitely wanted more in terms of the beach and entertainment for our wedding.


    We're currently looking at the following hotels:

    -  Iberostar Rose hall Suites & Beach - not sure whether there is a major difference between the two. How are the beaches at this resort?

    - Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton - I've seen some wedding photography and the architecture on the inside is perfect for pictures! but the beach looks fairly small so we aren't sure.

    - Riu Ocho Rios or Montego Bay: after our stay at the Riu Negril not sure if they will be the same. Also, is Ocho rios pretty far from the airport?


    One other thing we were thinking of doing was holding a catamaran cruise for our guests - has anyone done this? If so which company did you use and if you dont mind - what price per person did you get it for?



    Charlene :)

    #2 SweetFire

    • Vendor
    • 330 posts

      Posted 09 September 2011 - 10:57 AM

      Congratulations and welcome to the forum!  I am sorry,  I don't have more helpful information about the Jamaica area, however there are a lot of brides that have been married or will be married there and threads about DW's in Jamaica.  Best of luck!!


      Warmest wishes,



      #3 Cassie South

      Cassie South
      • Vendor
      • 97 posts

        Posted 09 September 2011 - 11:57 AM

        Hello Charlene87

        Congrats on your engagement and on starting to plan your DW.


        Reading your post put a huge smile across my face because I have been to Jamaica and LOVE it! Also- I have been to the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton. I stayed there in 2009 and it was a fantastic resort to stay in. There are tons of options in terms of food and things to do and everything I ate was really tasty. I haven't stayed at the other resorts you are considering, but I have sent people to them and I must say that your choice is going to depend completely on what you want your wedding to look like and what ammenities you want to be available for your guest's stay.


        My advice would be to make a list of your top 5 MUST HAVES and figure out an amount of money that you would feel comfortable asking your guests to pay to attend. I highly recommend seeking out the assistance of a DW specialist if you are having trouble with picking a resort and planning. Also make sure you do lots of research, but don't take sites such as Tripadvisor too seriously because they are people's opinions and those people may have totally different values when it comes to travel, then you do!


        Most importantly- enjoy the process and good luck!! :)



        Blue Petal Destination Weddings

        #4 eldiexs

        • Jr. Member
        • 154 posts

          Posted 09 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

          Welcome and Congratulations! For sure you will find the information you need in the forum

          Good luck


          #5 JayKay

          • Sr. Member
          • 3,472 posts
          • Wedding Date:January 13, 2012
          • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Runaway Bay Jamaica
          • LocationSouthern Alberta

          Posted 09 September 2011 - 05:50 PM

          Welcome! Happy planning!

          #6 Moments That Matter

          Moments That Matter

            Diamond Vendor

          • Insiders
          • 3,071 posts

            Posted 12 September 2011 - 09:54 AM

            Congratulations and have fun with all your planning for the big day in Jamaica!






            Moments That Matter Photography , Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

            Canadian Award Winning Photojournalist serving the Riviera Maya


            Email: contact@momentsthatmatterphotography.com

            Why we're Ranked #1 ~ Scoop on what we do:  MTM Reviews

            Meet Lincoln & Team MTM: "Meet Lincoln" Video + see his Passion!!!


            We Offer: 100% Vendor Fee Discount
                                100% Deposit Guarantee

                                100% Satisfaction Guarantee

            0 user(s) are reading this topic

            0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users