Hi Im going to Jamaica a week today! Was just wondering if anyone knows if the waterslide is completed yet at Sunset Jamaica Grande? Thanks
The following is my reply on another thread:
"I was told by the sports manager that there will be a Grand opening in a couple of weeks.
If the sports manager is reading this, sorry but I've forgot your name at the moment but thanks for your help and hospitality.
All the scaffolding was taken down yesterday, so sorry I've missed it the opening but who knows I may be back next year lol!
ONE LOVE to All!!"
i just got back from there the 21st and it didnt look like they were near done yet
The scaffolding was taken down when I left on the 18th so what do you mean?
We had conflicting reports. One told us a couple of weeks, one of the construction men said many months, as they have to make good the slide entrance into the sea. This means putting in steel girders into the rock and clearing a whole area for the slide, making safe then also getting a safety certificate.
It would be no surprise if it is not ready at the end of the month but I hope the sports manager is reading this and gives us an update.
The waterslide is now open. I was there for the grand opening of it on 4/29/07. It is a double slide with one dropping into the pool and the other dropping into the sea. The sea one is not finished yet but the pool portion is open and watched many people enjoying it. I did not go down it because the water is a bit cool for me but it looked like a lot of fun. The new arcade is now also open.
Thanks for the information and I hope you had a good time?
SJG Club Members shall we celabrate!!
A successful JAPEX 2007
"Sunset Jamaica Grande inaugurated the exciting, new Lighthouse Water Slide on the opening night and the new attraction is set to become a landmark along the Ocho Rios coastline.
Architecturally designed like a traditional lighthouse, the new attraction is nothing like its counterparts! Impressively statuesque, guests climb an enclosed spiral staircase 60 feet up to an observation desk with an awe-inspiring, 360-degree panoramic view over the Caribbean Sea and the entire resort complex.
Two separate, full-body water slides - one enclosed and one open and each a whopping 330 and 340 feet in length - twist and turn around the lighthouse for a shooting good time.
After zooming down the slide, guests will refresh with a splash, arriving in one of the resort's swimming pools or overlooking the blue sea. The lower level of the Lighthouse includes an air-conditioned arcade featuring a variety of video games."
Bumping for those asking about the Waterslide at SJG.
Does anyone know when decking around the white slide is scheduled to be completed? Leaving in a month and crossing my fingers!!