Wow! Nine nights in paradise and I still couldn’t get enough of it!
What an amazing vacation and time with my family. Words cannot express the experience we had at Beaches Negril. It was exactly what we needed to relax, have fun and reconnect.
Beaches Negril is an authentic Caribbean resort in an ideal location with the most perfect beach and water. This resort isn’t cosmopolitan and chic, it is tropical and picturesque…exactly what you think of when you envision a Caribbean resort. Lush tropical gardens that invite you to your room, excellent service and dining options, friendly staff, amazing inclusions in regards to watersports and kid’s activities, plus the romantic sunsets. Need I say more?
The Beach: WOW!
The resort is located on the famous seven mile stretch of beach in Negril Jamaica. In our opinion, it is one of the best beaches in all Jamaica! The pictures don’t even touch the true beauty. Perfectly clear blue waters – not just in a few spots, but everywhere! Soft powdery white sand beach with plenty of room for personal space.
So Much Included
By now everyone is wondering why I’m so excited about this resort….it’s not like I’ve never travelled before, right? I would have to say that the extra things you receive that you don’t get at other all-inclusive resorts played a huge role in my love for Beaches Negril. We took full advantage of the extras that we didn’t have to dish out money for.
This was big for our family. Our kids are quite active and found these inclusions to be exactly what they were needed for a fun-filled beach vacation.
Snorkeling was something we took advantage of several times. It’s not just gear that they throw at you and hope that you find something out there on your own… you get on a boat and are taken to a site. You can sign up every day if you want! Our family spotted sting rays, sea snakes, jelly fish, barracuda and of course very colorful fish!
Water Sking and Knee Boarding
Our youngest daughter (age 9), took a waterskiing & knee boarding lesson and then tried it out! Beaches all inclusive resorts in Jamaica, do a great job of providing lessons for many of the water sports, so that all of their guests will be able to enjoy as many activities as possible. The lessons and instructors are very patient and great with children, as well as, the bigger kids, like my husband.
The girls (ages 13-19) went kayaking several times and also went out on the Hobie Cat with an instructor. They have a great Banana Boat that all of us had fun on. If you didn't know, a Banana boat is like raft or tube shaped like a banana, and you can get about five or six people on it, and then a speed boat pulls the boat going super fast! It was a blast.
Scuba is available for certified divers for free, or if you want to learn how to Scuba, then you can take a class that will cost $80.00. If you are a Certified Diver, you are allowed 2 tank dives daily and those who become certified through the class, will get to dive once daily. An incredible value!
A Water Park Too!
Beaches Negril in Jamaica, also has a great water park right on the resort! It has two really big water slides that were very fast! There is also the lazy river. Kids or adults get a life jacket on and get into this river style pool, and the current takes you in a loop around the whole water park. There are life guards and staff around and watching at all time, so the kids are in a safe environment all the time. There is also a giant hot tub that all people can sit in and relax in the water park area as well.
Daily Activities: Especially For the Whole Family
Every evening we received a bulletin that shared all the events and activities going on the next day. This allowed us to schedule specific things we wanted to be a part of. Whether it is a beach party for the Kids ages 8-12 or a talent show, we could get involved if we wanted. Our youngest took full advantage of the kids club for “tweens” while our teenage daughters did their own thing during the day and went to Club Liquid in the evenings when they had teen events. Each list of activities is separated by age groups: ages 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-12 and Teens. The younger kids clubs (2-3, 4-5) would have a letter of the day with a Sesame Street Character and unique activities like Bake with Cookie Monster, Dance with Zoe, Mini-Golf etc. 6&7 year olds would have waterpark fun, Tie-Dye, Nail & Face painting etc. Kids 8-12 would have a Disco Party, pizza making, dodge ball, beach Olympics etc. Teen Activities would be things like beach volleyball, Kayaking, Margaritaville Party at Margaritaville, Treasure Hunts, Beach Parties etc. The camp personnel did a great job at keeping kids entertained so that parents could have a little one on one time with each other.
More Kids Activities:
Beaches all-inclusive resort in Negril, also has a teen disco club, called club liquid, an Xbox 360 game room, that is good for kids of all ages, even the big ones like my husband, who loved the college football game, and an outdoor play area with mini golf.
Fitness Center: The Beaches Negril resort also had a decent fitness center. It was an open air facility with all of your basic equipment and free weights. I would say the fitness center is adequate, but could use some updating.
Evening entertainment varied from night to night and was also in the daily schedule of activities. The Sesame Street Parades and shows were always early in the evening so the little ones could enjoy it before falling asleep! Karaoke, adult dance parties, Salsa lessons are all part of the experience here. The best evening shows we saw were the Circus Show (acrobats, flame throwers etc.) and the Steel Drum Band.
While we were in Jamaica, there was an awesome steal drum band that performed. They were the best performers of the whole week, at least that is my opinion. Check out their video! I put it on you tube as well.!
I would have to say that watching calories is completely pointless on a trip like this! Beaches Negril has great restaurants and amazing food. We enjoyed daily breakfast at The Mill, which is a buffet restaurant that serves all three meals daily. Every day there was something a little different to get and it was perfect for those evenings when we didn’t want to get dressed up for dinner. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the omelets every morning and the kids thought the chicken nuggets and Mac & Cheese were awesome! This restaurant has a cute “Kids Corner” set low for the little ones to get their own food as well as small tables set for them each day. Nice touch!
The Mill restaurant was always a great choice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
We also enjoyed two dinners at Kimonos where we devoured wonderful teppanyaki foods made with flare. We weren’t thrilled with the desserts at Kimonos though, you might want to head to The Mill to see what they have on their buffet!
Our chef at Kimonos was very entertaining and our meal was great too!
Burgers and Pizza:
Most lunches we went to The Last Chance Saloon. The burgers there were great and their dinner menu was also really good. Next to The Last Chance was a pizza bar, where pizza was available for you to grab all day long and a café to order some burgers, nuggets fries etc. Again, no place to count calories!Every meal was delicious and the service was always friendly.
Seville is the Italian restaurant and is a long evening, but well worth it. We ate there twice and everyone agreed that the Lasagna was fantastic! The menu had a lot of variety. In fact, all of the restaurants have a very diverse menu. You can try lots of food choices, and then find your favorites. Before you leave, go to your favorite restaurant and get your favorite meal one more time.
I almost forgot! There is an ice cream machine available for self-serve cones! Perfect for kids of all ages!
Great drinks for adults and kids:
For drinks, the girls enjoyed virgin Miami Vices and specialty drinks, and Lou and I had our fair share of Pina Coladas…we also discovered the Jamaican Smile and loved it! You could get pretty much any type of mixed drink or cocktail that you could think of, both in virgin form and alcoholic.
If you’ve traveled to all-inclusive resorts before, you know that tipping, while stated that it is included, is expected. Not here! Tipping is not allowed on the resort. You will receive a high level of service even though a tip is not anticipated. Doesn’t that sound nice?
Do you see why I’m so excited about this resort? I think that the value is incredible and I know you’ll agree.
I would highly recommend this resort for a destination wedding, a family reunion, a family vacation, a girlfriend getaway and even a honeymoon! There is something for everyone at Beaches Negril.
- 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:
- Beaches Negril Hotel Negril
- Beaches Hotel Negril
- Negril Beaches Hotel