Travel Blogs from Negril
Younggangmom stayed here on Oct 1, 2011 during their trip titled: Younggangmom's Jamaican Adventure.
Nous étions là en même temps que des gens de La Prairie que Cathy connaissait.
Arrival at the hotel in Negril. The ride from the airport in Montego Bay was 90 minutes, and mostly in the dark so I didn't get much of a chance to look around. We're all exhausted. The heat is wearing on me and I already feel bug bites. This has not been a good day, but at least I know that the rest of the trip can only get better. We're staying …
Flight was I uneventful and arrived to our Iberostar Resort looking to enjoy sun. We weren't disappointed! Beautiful room, great view and wow water is crystal clear and like bath water. Tonight is the pirate beach party. Buffet on beach has a great selection of foods and salads, ...
... on their excursion. The poinciana trees were in full bloom and added a picturesque contrast to the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.
After setting sail in the late afternoon, we dressed for another tasty dinner followed by the entertainment for the evening--a night of extraordinary illusions--Destination: Unknown!
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
White sands, warm water, and superior customer service!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeaches Negril
Historical Traveler Reviews Beaches Negril
We stayed at Beaches 01/28/03 to 02/04/03. The grounds were beautiful, the service impeccable. The staff catered to you hand and foot. Our 2 children vacationed with us, ages 3 and 1. We used the kids camp during the afternoon and I can't say enough about the women that worked in there with the kids. They were totally attentive to all of the children, had many activities set up for them to keep them busy. My children loved the resort and loved when it was time for camp. The only downfall to the resort was the resteraunt selection. There were only 3 to choose from at night that you could bring the children to, 2 of them totally overcooked the food on a regular basis. The Mill ended up being our main dining experiance. It was a large buffet style resteraunt. After eating there at least twice a day, it got a little old. Other than that I highly recommend Beaches Negril to all, it really was a wonderful place to stay.
My husband, our 15-month-old daughter, and I just returned from a weeklong stay at Beaches Negril. Overall, we were extremely satisfied and very impressed with this resort. Here is a breakdown:
We spent the first full week of the new year (2003) at Beaches in Negril and overall were extremely satisfied. The reviews we had read ranged from GREAT to Poor Service and Watered-down drinks. We found the service to be wonderful and the drinks all top shelf and "3-fingered" - far from watered down. Great beach and water - saw starfish on the last day there and pleasant and clean grounds. We went with 2 teenagers - a 19 year old boy and 18 year old girl - and they pretty much entertained the whole week. Their major complaints? The pool tables and equipment need upgraded and the Game Room needs additional game controllers. The bars carded them even though they are legal in Jamaica and the nightime disco was a big hit with them. There were 2 other familes who had check-in problems like we did - rooms were not ready but the folks at Reception wnet out of their way to try and make us comfortable. The sales office arranged a birthday cake and song one of the nights and were great with the followup. Highly recommend the Seville Restaurant and for couples, take a cab to Sandals ($5/person roundtrip) and eat at the Sundowner. Our summary - GO FOR IT!! Airport in Montego Bay went well and the van ride to and from the hotel took about 75 minutes and was comfortable. One more thing - if you go to Negril take some basic school supplies with you and give Gail at the Negril Tree House a call - she is trying to help a local public school as best she can.
Went 1/2/03 for 6 nights. 2 adults and a 23 month old. Very family oriented. Lots of activities. Recommend that you try and go at a suite concierge level if you can b/c it is a much better room, with better service. Check in was very slow with poor communication. One couple in the same waiting area had been waiting for a room for over 2.5 hours and one was leaving b/c the rooms they had requested were not available. Apparently check-in can be a big problem. We were greeted and seated in a nice area but then no one got back to us for 45 minutes, and we did have the supposed concierge level where you are not supposed to wait to check-in. The check out service using air jamaica at the hotel is a big plus! Three of the 5 restaurants are open only for dinner, and one is adult only, so you leave never wanting to see a buffet again! Overall though fun, clean, lots of activities, and a decent value for the price.
Vacationed over thanksgiving week 2002 2 adults and 2 children 4 and 8 yrs old. We were very disappointed. Got a room right next to swept away resort which was a nightmare. Room was suppose to be an upgrade as a return guest( we vacationed at turks and caicos november 2001) but turned out to be a big mistake. The room had a king size bed and pull out sofa which was unacceptable in my opinion and smelled VERY musty. Each night at 9:00 p.m. the music began at swept away and lasted to 12:00 p.m. The music was so loud you thought you were in the stands. The manager at Beaches was not very interested in the problem. There was nowhere to move do to the hotel being booked that week. The room was terrible. It had no storage for any clothes and the bathroom was very moldy and unkept. It did have a balcony and you could see the beach but the problems outweighed the beach location. Given we spent 5,000 dollars to vacation here we just couldn't believe the disappointment.
Beaches Negril boasts the best section of the 7 mile beach. I mean it, jetskied the entire length of the beach and it was the best part.
Beaches Negril, Terrible
Beaches negril, lack of service, service, service.
For the money spent, a terrible place to spend your hard earned cash, I will never recommend the beaches or sandels resorts in jamaica to anyone.
Poor overall - resort, food, entertainment, drinks.
Service was non exsistant. If you have ever traveled anywhere and go to a beaches or sandels
resort, at least in Jamaica, you will be furious with the lack of service and money spent to stay.
Thumbs up for Beaches Negril!
Eight adults + six teenagers all enjoyed Beaches Negril for Thanksgiving week 2002. Nice rooms, fun staff + activities, plenty of good food, great beach, ocean & watersports!
We just recently returned from a week stay at Beaches Negril. We researched the Caribbean a great deal before finally deciding on Jamaica and Beaches Negril in particular. We had teens(2 15 year olds, a 17 and 18 year old) We were looking for lots of water activities, and all inclusive with plenty of food and drink. The kids parasailed and jet skied (which was additional), but could snorkel, water ski, banana boat, and scuba dive for free. They have aqua trikes and a water trampoline the kids loved. We all had a wonderful time. The rooms were great and the staff could not have been more friendly. The kids said it was the best trip we have ever taken! We tossed around the idea of Atlantis in the Bahamas but vetoed becasue it is not all inclusive. We also thought about revisiting Cancun but are so happy we decided on Negril. The Jamaicans are so friendly. We will definitely be making a return visit.
I just want to tell everyone (even if you are and adult) that Beaches Negril (allows children) is the best hotel to stay at in Jamaica. If you have young kids there is a kids camp and if you have teenagers there are daily activites and nightly activited with prizes that are awarded if you play them. The pool activites staff is EXCELLENT you get to know them very well and by name and belive me a week is not long enough!!!