(Closed) Honeymoon Help!!

posted 6 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where would you go?
    Sandals Royal Plantation-Its amazing! : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Don't go to Jamaica!! : (5 votes)
    23 %
    All inclusive in St. Lucia (please specify which one) : (9 votes)
    41 %
    Don't go to St. Lucia! : (0 votes)
    Sandals is great!! : (0 votes)
    Sandals sucks!! : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Other (please comment!) : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    check out applevacations.com for sure!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @eimajleigh:  I leave for my honeymoon at one of the Sandals in St. Lucia in 2.5 weeks…I’ll post a review when I get back!!

     

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Darling Husband and I had our honeymoon at Royal Plantation in Jamaica, and it was AMAAAAAAZING!! However, that was before the resort carried the Sandals’ brand, so I do not know what may have changed since the rebranding took place.  (At the time, I believe it was owned and operated by the daughter of the owner of Sandal’s, but it definitely was under a separate brand and was marketed as an exclusive, high-end, boutique hotel with fabulous food, beautiful accommodations, and top-notch, butlered, white-glove service.)

    When we were there, the accommodations, cuisine, service, beach, and amenities were absolutely stellar! (The pool was very small; however, I found that to be a small trade off for all of the other amazing features.) However, I will note that it was QUITE pricey.  Our package was about $7,200 for seven nights.

    Before discovering Repost, I would have never even considered going to Jamaica for my honeymoon.  Once I learned about it from a close friend who honeymooned there with her Darling Husband, I decided to explore the option, and we ultimately selected it.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Have you thought about Costa Rica? Flights are super reasonable and the best time to go would be over Christmas break!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @eimajleigh:  Yes, the food was fantastic!! By the way, Repost is so quiet and elegant. It is adjacent to a regular Sandals’ property (Ocho Rios), but you can only see this from the water.  Darling Husband and I took a snorkling trip with Repost, and we were the ONLY ones on the boat! We had our own private tour.  We also saw one of the Sandals’ snorkling boats, and people were literally packed onto it. I would just check with a travel agent to see if he or she can find out for you if anything has changed, and, if so, what.  If it is still the same calibre of property, I cannot recommend it highly enough. We had the “Royal Plan,” which was their version of the all-inclusive. You pay quite a bit for it, but the perks are wonderful. When we were there, the Royal Plan even included private car service to pick us up from and return us to the airport!

    I don’t mean to gush on and on, but I selected this property for all of the reasons I — and you — have already mentioned, PLUS the fact that Darling Husband and I WAITED until we were married to have a sexual relationship, and, in addition to all of those other things, such as great food and a beautiful beach, I also wanted an incredibly romantic and amazingly beautiful room. We stayed in what was then called something like the One-Bedroom Honeymoon Plantation Ocean Front Suite (I think they have three of them), and it was gorgeous!! I loved the king-sized, four-poster, canopy bed and the awesome “Roman Spa” room that comes with that suite! We also had a very private balcony where we ate our breakfast every day. I literally picked this property over going to Maui, Bermuda, or Barbados, because it had everything I was looking for in a honeymoon, and I am EXTREMELY picky and had waited until my mid-40s to finally meet Darling Husband and get married. I had a LOT of time to build up some BIG expectations, LOL!

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    my fiance and I have chose to not go with sandals resorts becuase we wanted something a little more intimate and less “main-stream”.

    We are going to the Jalousie Plantation in St. Lucia–it looks AH-MAH-ZING and has fab reviews on trip advisor!

    however, dec is the peak season for most of these places so prices might be a lot more than normal. We are paying $5k for the 2 of us for 7 nights in the off-season.

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We chose Couples Sans Souci in Jamaica.  It has all the same inclusions as a Sandals resort, but for about half the price!  All the reviews on Trip Advisor are wonderful, so we are really looking forward to it! 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My fiance and I are going to St. Lucia, and we are splitting our time between 2 resorts. First, we are going to Sandals La Toc to enjoy the all inclusive aspect and do some partying. After that, we are going to Ladera to bask in luxury and enjoy privacy and seclusion. I think this way we are getting the best of both worlds.

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m headed to Sandals Negril in a few weeks for vacation but apparently the Couples and Couples Swept Away Negril are amazing! We would have probably wen’t there but they had no availability (we’re very last minute…)

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @liz.couture:  Speaking of last minute, OP your wedding is coming up soon. Not to put pressure on you, but you need to decide what you want to do soon. A lot of the popular resorts fill up in advance.

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