Well, what can we say? This was just incredible. We were first timers to Hedo and like so many others we didn't know what to expect. We read reviews that made it sound like one continuous orgy that you couldn't escape. Others that it was run down and nasty. What we were hoping for was an amazing beach holiday where we could be as intimate as we wanted, party as much as we cared to, and rejuvenate "us". Many of the reviews had us worried though.
Well, none of the negative reviews were accurate. The easiest way to convey our feelings was how it affected us when we had to leave; we were devastated, depressed. We had so nearly cancelled our trip so many times in the weeks prior to going and I was convinced it was going to be a disaster. On our first day my partner was disgusted at the nudity and any suggestion of sexual activity. Day two she was topless. Day three it all came off and we just partied endlessly. When we had to leave she was complaining about having to wear clothes.
Let's make this clear; we are not into swinging, and we are not really into nudity. These were the things we were apprehensive about. But none of that mattered there. We could do what we wanted. And we did. All the problems of our complex lives melted away and it was just us all week. We met so many wonderful people; no one is judgemental; no one pressures you. We started venturing down to the nude pool and beach, but it wouldn't have mattered if we didn't want to.
Specifics? Idyllic location. Utterly gobsmacking beaches and sea. Watersports. Other sports we never got near! Rooms? Ours was tired but gorgeous view and the cleaners kept it immaculate. So no complaints at all. Food? I HATE buffets, but it was so good we hardly bothered to eat anywhere else. The variety and effort by the staff is commendable. The theme nights are a blast - take a little effort to prepare some costumes, they are really fun.
And the staff... We travel a lot through Europe, probably 10-20 times per year. We stay in a lot of hotels. I am not one to give cheap praise. But I can honestly say that the staff at Hedo are the friendliest, most helpful, most laid back staff I have ever encountered. Utterly professional in every way. And the entertainment staff? They deserve special recognition. They work16 hour days, 10 days on, 1 day off. But they are so friendly, so enthusiastic, so energetic, so HOT(!!!!!), so TALENTED!!! The only thing I would say to Hedo managers is be careful how hard you work them. They are too valuable to lose.
So, anyone contemplating Hedo for the first time, just do it! We were apprehensive about going but totally gutted to leave. The day we arrived back we booked our next trip - August. There is no way we can wait another year. If you just want a beach holiday and you don't get into anything else, you really can have it. There will be a bit of nudity around, but nothing more. If you want to go and party like it is your last week on earth, you can do that too.
For us it was the most reinvigorating, energising time away we have had and we dearly needed it. Thank you Hedo staff so much. It is now hard for us to imagine going anywhere else.
Special hello and thanks to those we didn't get to say goodbye to. Winston - all the hype about you falls utterly short. Kamar - you're an amazing talented man, we could lie on your piano forever. Ash, Fabian, Eton ,Kayaan, Diana, Denise and Sharray (and the ones whose names escape us) you guys blew us away. I hope you're still there in August.
Todd - get in touch! You're awesome.
For my partner, this holiday was a dream come true in many ways. She was finally able to for a short time, feel confident and comfortable in her own skin without fear of being judged. To let go of insecurities and just give in to enjoying us which we did, all week! The atmosphere was fantastic. Almost everyone we met were couples in loving relationships, some who shared but most were there for the same reason as us. To have fun with each other. From speaking to some of the "repeat offenders" it seems that different times of the year attract different groups of people. So we were told for example if we don't want to see PDA everywhere don't go between Jan and Feb as that time is mainly couples in the lifestyle. Having said that though, you can avoid it if you want to anyway. It is a good idea to check the Hedo site before booking to see which Groups are going to be there during your stay, as that will give an indication of what to expect.
We met a few single Guys during our stay who all seemed rather disappointed and a couple who were slightly aggressive in their behaviour. One of them even suggested that if couples holiday at Hedo, they should share their wives/girlfriends! These Guys if looking for somewhere to go and have their "needs met", should probably head to Dominica or somewhere similar where the focus appears to lean toward catering for single men and women.
In short, we love Hedo and are looking forward to quickly becoming repeat offenders ourselves. The downside is having to wait to return. We would quite like to just live there. See you all in August.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WHAT IS HEDONISM? THE SEXIEST PLACE ON EARTH WHERE YOU CAN BE WICKED FOR A WEEK Hedo®, Hedo 2®, Hedo II®, H2®, or HII®. No matter what you call it, Hedonism II is the world’s most iconic adult playground. An all-inclusive paradise where you can turn your fantasies into reality! Experience what you only read about in erotic novels and let loose! Be as mild or as wild as you like! People travel to Hedonism II from all corners of the world to live out their fantasies, to escape their inhibitions, to play. Life is too short. Do it now, before later becomes never. Your Pleasure Is Our Passion! he.don.ism noun the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence. synonyms: self-indulgence, pleasure-seeking, self-gratification the ethical theory that pleasure (in the sense of the satisfaction of desires) is the highest good and proper aim of human life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hedonism Ii Hotel Negril
- Hedonism Jamaica
- Superclubs Hedonism Ii Negril
- Hedonism 2
- Hedonism Resort
- Jamaica Hedonism 2