Where? (Part 2)4:58 PM
While searching for hotels, J stumbled upon the Aman Resorts. This website just makes you want to take an exotic vacation. The locations and the resorts are so gorgeous. In their wedding section, they list all the resorts that are able to hold weddings. From Thailand, to Bali to Bora Bora and even Sri Lanka, all the resorts are located in possibly the world's most beautiful locations. The one that caught my eye was Amanyara located in the Providenciales (Turks & Caicos).
I was getting super excited just looking at the pictures until I looked at the rates. The cheapest room was $1,450 a night! I would never expect my guests to pay that much for a room to come to our wedding. Back to the drawing board, but J and I knew that one day, we would stay at the Amanyara, whether it be for our honeymoon or just a vacation.
I went back to looking at Jamaica because after seeing the Rockhouse, I was convinced that there had to be another resort in Negril that would have the same small hotel ambiance. Through the desination wedding boards on theknot.com, I discovered Tensing Pen resort. Many knotties highly recommended it and so did many reviewers on tripadvisor.com. I checked out the website and the rates were quite reasonable! They have rooms starting from $107 - $198. They also have cottages with 3 bedrooms so friends or family could stay together to help lower the costs.
I called Tensing Pen and crossed my fingers that they weren't booked also. Lucky for me, they still had availability for 2008. Woohoo! I picked a date and they reserved it for me and that is how the journey of my Jamaican wedding came to be!
Just a quick note: the Tensing Pen website is not Firefox friendly. Please use Internet Explorer when viewing their site.
Pictures of Amanyara are all from Flickr. top 2 are from gilbert g and the bottom one is by jmcminn