Travel Blogs from Negril
... marginal but what we expected. The staff go out of their way to seem interested. Show was fun to watch. Day 2 - settling into a routine. Slept fantastic and don't make it down to beach till 11. Lunch buffet is great. Tonight's dinner is Japanese. We found it slow and not ...
... Bay in the morning, and Zach and Zane boarded a bus for Ocho Rios to climb the Dunn's River Falls. (The name Ocho Rios is a misnomer because there are not eight rivers in the area...the name is probably a British corruption of the original Spanish name "Las Chorreras"...the waterfalls). We took a tour of Montego Bay while the ...
Jamaica was a great vacation. We over ate, over drank, Courtney was always happy and Cher had the "Palsy". Mornings on the ramp making multiple deposits and when the smell of bbq jerk chicken was in the air, we moved to our afternoon spot.
Aside from a pedicure from some whack women, we did very little else! It was a killer vacation...
Honey, we're home! Time to ring in the New Year at our favorite spot, Couples Swept Away in beautiful Negril, Jamaica. This time, we did commit on exploring more Jamaican culture and doing more activities, and did learn a little more about their culture . However, most of our days where spent laying on the gorgeous 7 Mile Beach. Ya ...
... can believe that! never tried snapper before, but I am so glad I did....great start to many great eats during my stay...more on that later too.
Our next stop was the beach bar near the Cabana grill...I had my first of many Papaya smoothies, and boy were they good..My husband had his usual Tanqueray and cranberry juice, but after chatting it up with the bartenders, they added many twists to his boring drink and he loved it, almost too much!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Good value for money, the staff is extra-friendly and went out of the way to accomodate any whim we had. Would go there again.
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I should have paid more! You really do get what you pay for. I didn't pay alot and got didn't get alot. The office staff was just terrible. I asked a question and got nothing in reponse. God forbid if there was a fire. If you asked for a fire extiguisher you might just get a smile and a nod. I thought at first maybe she didn't speak english then I remembered my history lesson in grade school and realized it was an english colony and she was just ignoring us. Thank god two people I went with had gone before and they met some really good guys out there that were cliff divers. They stayed in touch and when we got there they took care of us. The guys came for us every morning but security never let them in after 10p. Security was impossible to deal with after 10p. We had to sign them into the resort first thing in the morning so that they would get them in but of course the front desk didn't fill us in on that until day 4 when we finally decided to pitch a fit and she had the nerve to make it sound like it was common knowledge that we could sign people in for after 10p. This after she just turned her back on us after we asked a question a couple times. The maid service was ok. Don't assume you are going to get clean towels or have your sheets changed every day. We were there for 7 days. By the 4th day they figured out that we wanted clean towels each day. Mike sells Jerk chicken right outside the gate he is the best. Roots Bamboo was nice also for a night life thing. Andre at Risky Business tell him I said hello if you go there. They have all you can drink rum for ladies nightuntil midnight. Captian Moses! With his helper Llyod were very nice and can work with you. Don't do all inclusive. You can find better food everywhere.Bar B Barn, Juicy J's, Roots Bamboo, and the street vendors. The best partwas the location. We could walk to all the hot spots. If you stay at Ruiit's pretty but it's all families and you have to taxi to get to where wewere. When I wasn't at Legends I had a fabulous time! I only wanted to gothere at the end of the day.
first off i have to agree with the prvious review, Jamaica is paradise so where you stay really comes second to the festivites you will be enjoying in Negril. I have been to Jamaica before and have to say Negril is the BEST!. But legends is the WORSE. #1 the front office staff was very stand-offish and unhelpfull (to say the least). Every question was answered by a shrug of the shoulders and a blank stare. By no means did i expect to get 5 star treatment at this economy hotel but i did expect some basic ammenites like a phone and clean towels. Actually there was a phone in the room but unless you were going to use your credit card and get charged some outrageous rate you were out of luck. And yes there were towels in the room, only if you scammed the housekeeper to give you some. The front desk service is what took the cake. One example of the absolute lack of customer service is that when my mother called for me she got disconnetd 2 time and then told that me and my party had "checked out and went back home". I was appalled!! I can not expalin the worry and panic my mother experinced. When i brought this to the front desk attention again i got the "dumb look". Legends sister hotel Samsara "looked" better and i would definately try to stay there instead of Legends; matter of fact i would rather be homeless in Negril before i stayed at Legends again.
Jamaica is paradise. No matter where you stay, the place is real. The website and travel agent made this place seem like we would be in heaven on earth. Not quite.Do not get a garden room. They are across the street from not only the Caribbean, but the bar too. Our room was across the street from the resort, down a long, slippery path and at the very end. Every time we crossed the road we would be hassled to buy something. This place thrives off of tourism and I understand, but stay on the oceanside to avoid the situation. We did the all inclusive. It was worth it for us because we like to be festive. For those that might not drink from 10-10, save your money. The food is mediocre at bestand the service, slow but with a smile. Go to De Buss for jerk...awesome but make sure your chicken or whatever is cooked! I thought tips were included...wrong. If you want attention...tip. Be prepared to be propositioned for everything from pineapple to bracelets and beyond. Duck your head, avoid eye contact and your cool. Just say, No thanks, respect.Check out Seroy's jerk chicken stand. It's right out the front gate of Legends, across the street and to the left. Great person to meet. He really made our trip memorable.I brought toys and t-shirts to give the children. A smile goes a long way. Any old colorful clothes and shoes are most welcome by the Jamaican people. The gratitude shown from their heart in their eyes is beyond words.We met great people, had great times, learned the in's and out's, and managed to have a mighty fine time. If you stay at Legends, do not do the all inclusive unless you party like me, stay ocean side, experience native cooking and meet the people. Saturate yourself in this place, Jamaica.
Not for a family
I would NOT recommend staying at Legends for a family. Other than the small beach area and minature pool there is nothing fo kids here. The food was terrible, service slow and stafff not very friendly. At night the surrounding area was loud and full of locals begging fo you \r attendion to buy something. Oh well, live and learn.
Affordable and friendly
I would definitely stay at Legends in Negril again for affordability. The staff is friendly. Don't do the all-inclusive plan, though; the food's so much better elsewhere. (For example, the restaurant just next door-Kuyaba)Downside is when the bar closes (around 10 pm?), they also close the main gate to get back into the property from the beach. If you party after hours somewhere else and come back via the beach, you have to come back in via a little dark corridor along the side.
the rooms at legends are nice, but if you want to keep your room cool, go back after housekeeping has left and turn your A/C back on, because they always turn it off when they clean your room. also if you are not a big partier and you don't like a lot of noise, DO NOT stay here from the last week or two of february to the end of march. i stayed here from FEB. 26-MAR.5 and we had a beach side room, above the bar. on march 1st, the first day of spring break, the music from the bar rattled our windows until 4:30 in the morning and nobody got any sleep. the employees here were not very friendly at all. they catered to the spring breakers and if you were not a spring breaker you didn't get any service. some one of the guys i went with had a waitress laugh in his face because when he ordered a beer he called it the wrong name. if you want nice service good food and more peaceful stay i recommend kuyuba right next door to legends.
This was my fourth stay in Negril, so I've stayed at other places there and can do a comparison. The rooms at Legends were large and comfortable. When they clean your room they take your towels and wash them so, if you are lucky, you will get them back in five hours. Wash cloths and hand towels, forget about it! Many of the employees were not very friendly and made you feel that you were asking too much of them. The buffet was served three times a day with the same thing repeated over and over. They definitely are saving money on the food. I would not suggest the all inclusive package unless you drink alot! We went up to Samsara one evening (the sister hotel) and it was very nice. The beach at Legends is very nice and chairs are readily available. I would say that Legends is a very basic place to stay.
Not the best food in town
It's the better of the two properties but d'ont expect the food to be the best you ever had. The selection is very shy at best. What makes it ok to stay at is the people. The owner could increase the selection for the price they charge.
Adequate is right
I agree with the other post--Legends was fine, but basic, situated right on the beach. We stayed in an ocean view room, which is also directly above the bar, so we had the bass of the one CD they play continuously("teen techno mix") pumping through the floor 24/7.
Legends doesn't provide a hairdryer or any other amenities, so bring your own. Be prepared to be kind of isolated--it's not near anything other than other hotels, the beach, and the duty free mall, and there's nothing to do except relax. If you go, BRING BUG SPRAY! We got eaten alive. And eat at the restaurant next door (Bar B Barn, I think it's called) --much better food than Legends.