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#1 amandalovesryan

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    Posted 18 November 2007 - 08:40 PM

    Since I am new to this website, I am sorry if you already talked about this but I need help! When you guys booked your weddings at ROR, did the majority of you do it sight-unseen? Are you going by word of mouth or trusting your TA or what? It looks beautiful but I get nervous booking somewhere I have never been. We have been to St. Thomas and St. John, loved it! Have been to the Bahamas and liked it a lot. Been to the Dominican Republic, the beach and resort were beautiful but we were not big fans of the island itself. So, this being said, does it seem like Ocho Rios is a place that we will like or do you think we should go there first or do you think I should just stop overthinking :) Thanks! Amanda
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    #2 Heidi

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      Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:49 PM

      We have never been to Ocho Rios, or Jamaica! So sight unseen here also.
      Married April 4, 2008 at the Riu Ocho Rios!

      #3 jmhein

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        Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:03 PM

        Sight unseen here also! I say just go with it and enjoy!! It's a Caribbean island, I dont see how it can be bad!
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        #4 Spazz

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          Posted 18 November 2007 - 10:53 PM

          Sight-unseen too! I've never been to Jamaica either!

          #5 Jerzzygirl

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            Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:33 PM

            Hi I have been to Jamaica 3 times and the Riu once before our wedding. We loved it so much we wanted to bring our families there to expierience it.

            #6 Heidi

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              Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:05 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by FutureMrsButler08
              Sight unseen here also...I went off of Tripadvisor.com.
              I check that site religiously!!!
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              #7 amandalovesryan

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                Posted 19 November 2007 - 12:41 PM

                i am a huge fan of tripadvisor also but sometimes those people are such whiners
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                #8 chicago88

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                  Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:04 PM

                  Sight unseen for us too!! We wanted to go somewhere tropical where both of us have never been.

                  This resort was recommended by my TA - tons of DW's! After researching it, I decided to go for it. It looks gorgeous!



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                  #9 RiuBride2b

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                    Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:15 PM

                    I have been to Jamaica before and stayed at Sandals in Negril and Point Village Resort in Negril. I have never been to the Riu before but I did a lot of researching before I made my final decision.

                    My FH's family was kind of upset at first because his family has partial ownership of the Point Village Resort and we could have paid next to nothing to stay there. I decided against it because although it is A. I. everything shuts down early and there really isn't any partying going on there. It's more for older folks and couples with young children. It is just to low-key for me.

                    They got over it!!

                    Anyway.....sight unseen!!!

                    #10 DLyteful

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                      Posted 20 November 2007 - 12:53 AM

                      sight unseen for me too!!! I've actually never been anywhere except MI and CA so its a BIG step for me and my honey.




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