Jamaican Wedding and Holiday
Trip Start Oct 23, 2006
1Trip End Nov 06, 2006
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We arrived in Jamaica on 23rd October 2006. Our aim was to get married and enjoy a family holiday and thats exactly what happened!
My family and I (including extended family) stayed at The Royal Decameron Club Caribbean in Salem, Runaway Bay, St Anns, Jamaica, we had booked a one bedroomed suite which had an extra large bed in one room and a double sofa bed in the louinge with a bathroom and a hallway seperating the rooms, it was very spacious and kept very clean by the housekeeping staff.
The grounds of the resort are stunning and well kept, there are 2 pools one of which is an adult only(quiet) pool situated by the suites, the other is the main pool situated by the buffett and entertainment area.
The beach is split into 3 coves and the sea is very clear when the weather is good, in between one of the coves there is the Jetty/Swing Bar in which the best barman works (George) he looked after us all
During our stay here we travelled to Spanish Town to visit my father in law and his wife, the drive seemed to take hours considering it is a rather small island and the roads are really crap! Although they were laying the main road whilst we were there.
We went to Priory Beach where they have a beach party with a sound system which was good, it is located in between Runaway Bay and Ochi, we also climbed Dunns River, I found this exhilarating and yes I did climb all the way to the top!
We hired the jamaican restaurant which is on site at RDCC for our wedding so that we could have a sit down meal and dance in private with our guests, we did arrange the menu with the co-ordinator beforehand but the day went so fast I cant even remember if I ate!!!!
We also hired the hotels own DJ to do the music on the night, we weren't allowed to bring in our ownperson due to insurance purposes, but we were allowed to buy our own alcohol for the wedding from an off licence across the road from the hotel and also our wedding cakes were bought in from outside, curtesy of my father in law who had them made for us
The day was beautiful and I do wish I could do it all again!
I must mention Hooves before I forget, they were absolutely fabulous, we did the horseriding with them and went from a plantation house across the main road through some bush which we were told was where Christopher Columbus landed and ended up riding in the sea, they were really good I would recommend them, my horse was called Monday!
If you would like to see a shortened version of the wedding video please click the link below: