Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Now what?

Now we start planning our wedding in Negril. Actually, before we knew we wanted the location to be Negril, we already knew one thing: it would be at a Sandals resort. We were actually back and forth between Jamaica or the Bahamas. We ended up with Jamaica because we had such a wonderful time there last March and we knew what to expect. Neither of us had ever been to the Bahamas so we decided not to risk it. Sandals Royal Bahamian looks like a wonderful resort and we do hope to visit one of these days! When it came down to selecting a Sandals within Jamaica, we weren't faced with an easy decision. We went back and forth a few times on exactly which resort we would pick.

Here's the breakdown:

Sandals Montego Bay- this was where we spent our last Jamaican vacation. Loved the resort, it's very fun and upbeat (super close to the airport) but we wanted to try something different.
Sandals Royal Caribbean- while at Montego Bay we visited the Royal Caribbean and found the resort to be a little smaller with an older clientele. We did really like the private island and the pool though!
Sandals Whitehouse- loved this resort! However two major drawbacks are the distance from airport and the fact that it is much more expensive than some of the other resorts. You definitely get what you pay for and we're still considering visiting this resort for our honeymoon week.
Sandals Dunn's River & Villagio- this resort has a very upscale feel, but is also on the smaller side and more Italian flair than Jamaican. Pro- close to golf.
Sandals Ocho Rios- this resort was our 2nd choice due to its size & proximity to activities (including golf, shopping, Dunn's Falls) however, we ended up not choosing this resort due to the smaller size of the beach.
Sandals Negril- the chosen one! We chose Negril because it seemed to have something for everyone- a gorgeous beach, nightlife like Rick's Cafe in town, and a Beaches resort 5 min down the beach in case we had singles coming who preferred that resort.



Have you been to Sandals Negril? Tell us your experience in comments : )

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