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All this talk about Sandals....I'm getting nervous!

All this talk about Sandals....I'm getting nervous!

Jun 14th, 2002, 07:38 AM
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Your English teacher
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I taught hin in high school, I am so proud of him!
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 07:39 AM
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Oh gosh doggit, I mispelled him.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 12:25 PM
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Capital Letter are used for Emphais in Travel Professionals posts. You know like changing your tone of voice while speaking.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 12:54 PM
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hi lisa,
i sayed at sandals royal bahamian in 1997 i had a great time the property was beautiful this was before the expansion the food was good the service was good and there was nothing tacky about it i wasn't that crazy about the bahamas but i loved sandals
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 01:11 PM
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Hi Lisa
We have stayed at Royal Bahamian 6 times since 1996. We have had different experiences every time we stayed there.
Sometimes the service was slow, sometimes the food was not great, lots of times they ran out of things (beer, some luncheon selections). Most of the times we didn't receive our fax copy of the NY Times (stayed in concierge) and many times our mini bar was never replenished. The overall picture is that we don't find this resort being consistent - either positive or negative - so we opted to try different places and not go back to SRB.
 
Jun 14th, 2002, 01:29 PM
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My suggestion is Sans Souci Grand Lido Resort Jamaica. It is a beautiful resort and has the most romantic setting for a wedding. We were there 2 years ago and witnessed many weddings. (We have been married 30+ years and we found the place to be extremely relaxing and romatic even for us "old foggies")

We enjoyed the upscale atmosphere, food and service.

I'm sure that your guests would not feel ripped off at this resort.

The dining in the Casanova restaurant is "white glove".

Sans Souci is a wonderful resort. First class all the way!!!
 
Jun 15th, 2002, 12:02 AM
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"X," you made this comment earlier: "I like the Bahamas, but have to tell you that the beaches there do not compare in beauty to other islands in the Caribbean. Water is not clear, and beaches are average." Obviously you haven't been to some of the "out" islands, especially the Exumas, where the water/beaches are even nicer than you can imagine!!

 
Jun 15th, 2002, 12:04 AM
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Lisa, I think you should give some very serious consideration to The Ritz-Carlton on St. Thomas! This place was simply made for weddings! St. Thomas itself isn't that great looking, but then again, neither is Nassau! You might also want to consider The Ritz in Cancun as well!
 
Jun 15th, 2002, 06:02 AM
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Dear Lisa,
you have a computer right? there are many sites to look at to check your options try travelhop.com 360 ipix views of many hotels in carribbean. I tend to steer away from all-inclusives, as there are no real bargains in this world, espically in the vacations. You get what you pay for. If your looking for a dream wedding I would stay away from all Sandals, Beaches, Jamaica, St. Martin, Atlantis etc. My husband and I weere married in the carribbean and opted for a small resort on Virgin Gorda. It was beautiful and our wedding was perfect. I would think it over and choose another destination- you have plenty of time but only one chance to make it your "Dream Wedding"
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 06:04 AM
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Thank you everyone for your advice. However, I've discussed with John and his remark was, "I like beer, you like wine. "I like blue, you like pink" Meaning everyone has different likes and dislikes. So, with that note, I think I'm going to stay with SRB. However, I still have some time, so I'm going to do a little more research on Turks & Caicos. One of the reasons I've chosed Sandals is that the wedding is "free". I'm going to look into an AI in Turks & Caicos. Does anyone know of a resort that holds the wedding on their property?

Thank you again. Lisa
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 06:55 AM
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English Major: People capitalize the ENTIRE word for emphasis, not just the first letter. Travel professional likes to capitalize the first letter only. Just thought it was odd, that's all.
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 07:00 AM
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Dear, Dear Lisa: The wedding is not free. It really is included with the inflated Sandals rate. You can go to a much nicer AI, pay for the wedding separate, and still pay less than what you would at Sandals, and have a nicer time / wedding. I just hope whatever you choose, you're happy with the end result. Good luck.
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 09:37 AM
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To english major and anon: Why sale, travel agent, prefer, and option?
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 10:26 AM
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I FIND IT ODD THAT THE KNOW IT ALL EXPERT AND SANDALS BASHER RAMJET HAS NOT ADDED SOME MORE STUFF TO THIS POST...GUESS HE IS OUT SMOKING SOME HAPPY WEED
 
Jun 17th, 2002, 10:33 AM
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Lisa, I was in Turks and Cacicos last year. We stayed a Beachs which is owned by Sandals but allows kids. We went in May while the kids were still in school so the resort was not overrun by children. Obviously both my husband and I love kids or we would never have chosen this property.

We found it to be lovely and the service and food was very good. While we were there, they had several weddings. The beach and water make a great back ground for your picture. We even watched as one couple got married on the back of a boat and then were lifted into the air for a round of parasailing. It seemed like everyone was having a blast at all the weddings.

I'm sure that Beaches would have the same type of deal. The Turks and Cacios islands are very laid back with not much touristy stuff going on outside of watersports and boat trips. But to me thats the charm. I would go back in a minute.

Provo has quite a few lovely resorts if you didn't want to go the Beaches route. TCI has a website with a lot of info. Sorry that I can't remember the site name but you can get to it by going to google.com and typing in TCI or Turks and Cacios.

Remember what ever you choose will be special, because its your wedding. Try to relax and have fun.

 
Jun 18th, 2002, 09:02 AM
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While I'm sure you'll hear many different experiences my husband and I truely loved SRB. To give a point of reference we've vacationed to Oahu, Maui, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Cozumel, Jamaica, St. Lucia (stayed at the Sandals Golf and Spa), and the Caymen Islands in addition to the Bahamas. While I like all of these places for different reasons my husband and I agree that the Sandals Royal Bahamian is our favorite and we will be returning in February.

There are 2 different wedding sites: one that's on the main beach and another on the private island. My opininon is that the private island was a much more secluded/romantic atmosphere than the main beach.

Service is "laid back", but acceptable. Yes the resort is expensive (some might say overpriced), but I think you'll be happy with your choice.

Congratulations and Enjoy!!!
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 09:55 AM
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Thanks Pam. I feel so much better now!!!! I don't have anything about the private island. I wonder if they charge additional for this ceremony site....Thanks again.
Lisa
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 12:15 PM
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I'm also thinking of getting married in the Bahamas, or Grand Cayman and have started to do a lot of online research.
From what I've heard about Sandals I don't think it's a great idea especially if you have guests staying there also, search for Bahamas Weddings and tons of wedding consultant sites come up. Some of the consultants offer very reasonable prices and you have more choices for a wedding location, etc. Also look at the other hotel review's on the Fodor's site to get a better idea of what other hotel options are out there.
From what I read many nightclubs in the area are a lot of fun and they stay open late.
Some ideas for activities to do while you're there: the Bahamas Powerboat Adventures looks like fun, encounering small sharks and feeding sting rays in shallow water. Touring the Exumas looks beautiful or swimming with dolphin's would probably be a blast.
Just some ideas, good luck Lisa.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 01:10 PM
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I had a friend who just got married in Playa Del Carmen and according to everyone who attended the wedding it was absolutely gorgeous. All the guests had a fabulous time as well.
 
Jun 18th, 2002, 03:21 PM
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sundals sacks and i aint kucking fiddin
 

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