Having deliberated over a holiday to Jamaica for the past 2 years, my partner and I have now decided this is where we want our next vacation. The only thing now is to decide on which hotel, of which we have it down to 3. Can anyone who has been to more than one of these please give us any advice.
We are in our mid forties and want an adults only hotel. We do not usually partake in sports activities, with the exception of maybe a catamaran tour and a little snorkling. We do like a decent social atmosphere, and also like to visit local bars/restaurants occasionally. Our last 2 holidays have been to Excellence Playa Mujeres in Cancun, which is perfect for us.The resorts we have selected, and my initial impressions are.
Secrets Wild Orchid - Seems to have the best rooms, no reservation restaurants, and short distance to airport. However, the beach does not seem upto much, and I am concerned as to having to be up very early to get some shade. Nightlife appears to be good.
Couples Swept Away - The best beach by far, with many local bars nearby, and a true Caribbean feel However, the hotel and rooms in particular seem very outdated. There have been many average/ disappointing reviews for this lately. Nightlife seems sedate, but at least you have other options nearby.
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall - Seems to offer a compromise between both of the above. A better beach than SWO, but not as good as CSA. Reservations required other than the buffet, although it appears a concierge will make those for you. Cannot determine what the nightlife is like here, but I know you can use the nightclub next door.
Unfortunately, beachside bars at all of these resorts seem to close early in the evening, which is a shame. Any advice would be most appreciated.