id like to start out by saying thank you to the staff of beaches negril.
from the point we arrived at beaches negril in jamaica, we were welcomed with open arms. as soon as we got off our mini bus a gentle men by the name of dalton who was a bus boy, said to us welcome home, which is a very common saying from many people there. but dalton 100% made us feel like it was home all week long with a morning greeting by name.
with this being said there were many positive thing about this resort and a few negatives, like every place you visit. this is my opinion.
beaches negril is a beautiful resort, with an amazing beach. i found that there were alot of things that need to be updated, but with that being said, they are in the middle of renovating rooms and many things around the resort. i think the resort is about 17 years old, so expect to see a 17 year old facility. a few things that disappointed me were small. but when you pay the amount that we did for an all inclusive resort, i was thrown off that if we wanted to have breakfast with the sesame street people, we had to pay extra for this, and im not tallking 10 20 dollars, it was big bucks.and with a family of nine, it was not possible for us to go, and thats hard to explain to my three year old daughter and her 5 year old cousin. i also found that with these sesame street friends, they were only available every now and then, and abby was very stand offish. my daughter wanted to see and meet her so bad, but everytime she had the chance she would take off. so the breakfast thing was my biggest disappointment. that and the entertainment staff was a bit lack. the big top (stage area) needs work with sound, but every night they were putting new lights and updating things. but they really need to turn the volume down.
lazy river was great, and the super fast slide. family loved that area so much. i was told beaches staff reads this, so with that being said, the water jets or pump on the big long slide needs to be fixed. kinda wish i could have used it, but i had to use my heals to pull myself down.
but lets get to the best parts and beyond the petty rants.
the restaurant were all very good, and very clean and nice. food was good. my favorite restaurant was the "stu fish" seafood on the beach. staff was amazing there. i celebrated my birthday there on the same day as bob marley, and the staff at the stu fish along with the people at the beach bar made me a real nice birthday cup cake and all joined in on the signing of happy birthday.
my favorite place to hang out was the beach bar beside the stu fish. the people working that bar were also great. by me looking around that bar, please beaches management, give that bar a little clean up and some renos. thats a nice little gem if you ask me.
i made a great friend and enjoyed talking to watkin. he is a great asset to your company and should be rewarded for his knowledge and his positive out look of the resort the staff and everything to do with life in jamaica, everybody knows him and loves him.
im going to mention a few names here, on people that went over and above, and went out of there way to say hi or even make me feel at home.
leggon, beach bar always smiling and making sure i was happy and my glass was full
adrian, photography, called me super man and always smiling and making sure all was well
lorenzo,bar staff, always singing and having a good time
creton,, beach sports. he took the time every day to pop by and say hi at the beach bar and made a point of finding me to wish me a happy birthday and then off to work he went
ashleigh, cafe paris, always making my daughter so happy and when seeing us walk past would walk out and say hi Lola.
stacey, cafe paris, also making the family happy and saying hi.
marlon, bar staff, always made a point of saying hi and taking the time to ask if i was happy and having a good time.
renalto, bar staff, always joking and having fun with his job.
dwight, security on the beach, as soon as anyone talked to me on the beach or any vendors, he would walk over and ask if everything was ok.
jodian, bar staff always coming on the beach to ask us if we needed drinks and was always happy and friendly to my family
and to a non staff but sells wood working on the beach with in the resort, "clive" is also a great asset to the resort and is a kind talented man who wanted to sell his stuff but didnt try to push you like others seem to.
this is not taking away from anybody else in the resort,. from the people doing ground keeping, to the beach, the bars restaurant and store. everyone was AMAZING. the staff is what makes this resort a 5 star for me. i have been to Mexico a few times and a few other places and enjoyed them. but am 100% coming back here again.
after a long all over the place review, i wanted to say thank you for the amazing time.
see you all soon i hope.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Located on the widest stretch of Negril's seven mile white sand beach•Stay at one, play at two with full exchange privileges with Beaches Sandy Bay including a choice of 11 dining options•“Pirates Island” Water Theme Park with 4 slides, meandering “lazy” river and splash deck•Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street themed activities with daily character appearances, parades and stage shows•Kids Kamp & Nursery with wide range of supervised activities•Interactive Teens Program with “Trench Town” Teen's Center and Teens' Coordinator to coordinate teen activities•Expansive Two & Three Bedroom Butler serviced suites•Supervised Xbox® Play Lounge with flat screen plasma TV's & Xbox® 360 game consoles•Beaches Resorts were voted “World's Leading Family All-Inclusive 14 years in a row•Five Star Diamond Award, American Academy of Hospitality Sciences•Six Star Diamond Award, Beaches Resorts – Keeping it Green•EarthCheck Platinum Certified ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Beaches Hotel Negril
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