Sunset Beach Resort, Spa & Water Park
Travel Blogs from Montego Bay
We left Toronto Pearson Airport at 6:10am and arrived at the Montego Bay airport at 9:30am. Be prepared to wait in a lineup to get into Jamaica, staff do not rush. I was thankful we dressed light, had a bottle of water and snacks in hand because you could easily wait a couple of hours or more before leaving the airport.
We booked our trip …
Another hot & sunny holiday
We brought our own snorkeling equipment from home. Snorkeling is so popular at this resort that usage restrictions have been put in place - 30 minutes maximum. We snorkeled for at least an hour to three hours each day so renting was not an option. We started snorkeling mid morning, when it's warm but not really hot. Your back is always floating on …
... out a little. Jamaica is nothing like we expected it to be. First of all, it is fairly heavily treed with evergreens rather than palm trees. We saw some unusual palms that looked like giant fans. We drove about half an hour to the Green Grotto Caves and toured them. The front rooms of the cave had at one time been a club and had all kinds of alcoves dug into them. The cave had been used to hide pirates, to conceal run-away slaves, and to store bauxite. The paths were well-lit and wide ...
Sad to leave the beauty of the Jamaican people, the warm water on my feet, the gorgeous sunsets and the girls on this trip. Also, J our fearless leader. He kept us in check and made it fun. I don't want to go back to a Canadian winter. Not quite yet. ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sunset Beach Resort, Spa & Water Park Montego Bay
As a travel agent for over 10 years, I was unsure of booking my mom and sister at this resort. The price was right,(and for those complainers who are comparing this resort with a five-star deluxe) let me remind you that you get what you pay for. The price was actually exceptional, so I was clearly skeptical. However, my mom and sister came back raving about the amount and quality of food. The beautiful pool and beach. (They love to go snorkeling)(and did so every day) Nightly entertainment (that they really enjoyed.) Just everything and anything you want to, the freedom of an all-inclusive. Well, they will always book all-inclusive again after this vacation. My mom says it was the best vacation she ever had! And she's traveled all over Europe and some of the Caribbean! A beautiful mountain view from their room and the beautiful island flora was just breathtaking (I've seen their pictures) And for those complaining about the friendliness of the Jamaicans: my sister has made a friend and penpal of one of the Jamaican ladies she met while there. So, for the complainers, know this: the Jamaicans can "vibe" a person who's stuck up, snooty, and generally a pain in the "you know what". Next time, better stay in San Juan or.....let down your hair down and enjoy the rythmn of Jamaica. This resort turned out to be a great experience for my family and I might go myself next year, as they both want to go back again!
We have just returned from this resort (4/30/02)and found it to have a split personalty. Check in was smooth even though we arrived with a busload of people. The first room that we were assigned to was on the second floor of a two story old section of the property. It looked like an old roadside motel on some forgotten highway. The room was not clean by any standard. There were half filled cups of drinks on the shelves and sand on the floor. When we looked in the bathroom, there was BOWEL MOVEMENT in the toilet. Well...this was not a good beginning but the front desk staff jumped right into action! They immediately re-assigned us to another room. This room was in the same "old" section but was right on the beach facing the ocean. The room was clean but in need of a complete overhaul. It looked dated and tired. The water pressure in the bathroom at "peak times" was weak at best. The great part of the room was the view. It was spectacular! It did not make up though for the paper thin walls that allowed us to hear every utterance from the amorous couples in the surrounding rooms.
Great place for vacation
I would hope that the 3 people at Sunset Beach Resort in Montego Bay that made our time there would know that my 4 daughters and I would like to thank them very much. They are Richard, Simon and Hugh. The resort is fantastic. It was my second time to visit and I hope to come back again. Thank you
My friend and I stayed at the Sunset 4/13-4/20/2002 and had an absolutely fabulous time! The food was excellent, and the drinks were abundant! They made anything you requested and put as much liquor in it as you wished! The staff was all very friendly and extremely helpful. Thank you Ray for introducing us to the "Royal Shop"! The rooms were your average rooms nothing lavish, but none the less clean, besides who goes to Jamaica to hang out in their room? The beach party was fantastic! They have an awesome entertainment group who kept things very lively through out the day and night! The pools are all very nice and clean! The beach was narrow but was still nice, a man raked and cleaned the beach every morning! They offered snorkeling (which was great), paddle boats and boats, no motorized water sports because of the reef! We had an ocean front room in tower B and the sunsets were absolutely beatiful! Sunset offers a variety of different tours and trips you can take for a small fee and also offers you rides to and from Margaritaville at night on the "Boogie Bus" for a small fee! The hotel invites select vendors into the resort twice a week where you can purchase their wares, which are most handcrafted items. Overall this was a fabulous resort and will return in the near future!
Two friends and I went to this resort in March 2002. We had a great time. The buffet got a bit boring but the Chinese and Italian restaurants were amazing. Make sure you make reservations as soon as you arrive or you'll miss out. The pool and entertainment was pretty good. Very nice gym/spa overlooking the ocean. We stayed in section B and it was close to everything. Rooms were clean and comfy. Would definately go back in a heartbeat!
We have never been to an all inclusive and in doing the research for where to go, we had decided on the Sunset Beach Resort and SPA in Montego Bay. We decided to check the reviews that were made available to the public and were a bit disappointed by what some of the reviews had to say. So we really weren't expecting too much when we arrived in Montego Bay at the resort. We were in for a very pleasant surprise.
Our check into the hotel was rather smooth. Our room was alright, there were some minor repairs needed. I actually lost weight when I was at Sunset Beach because the food was gross (Banana Walk buffet)! The Italian restaurant was good but you are only allowed one visit during your stay. We lived by the "don't ask don't tell" policy and went there twice during our seven day stay. There is also a Chinese restaurant that we made reservations for, but the called us 45 minutes before hand and told us the oven was broken and to make another reservation. The Beach Grill offered burgers, hot dogs, jerk chicken and fries. At least 3 times during our vacation they ran out of clean beach towels. The drinks were very watered down. The hotel only offered Red Stripe beer and Jamaican alcohol that seemed to be pretty weak. I do have to say that the hotel staff was very courteous and prompt.
Great place to stay
My husband and I stayed at this resort for 5 days. I can say
that if you are going to visit Jamaica, this is the place to stay in MoBay!
They make you feel very welcome and part of the scenery. If you want to go
to MoBay, plan on stayiing for about 2 weeks so you can visit all the
wonderful places and experience all of Jamaica!
Great time at Sunset beach....
We went in June 01. It was our first time there and I must say it was great. We were checked in apond our arrival. The staff was great. We both love the water and we did our share of snorkling as well as we tried our hand at the nude beach!
We also we to Dunn's River a must see... We will be back again in March 02. This time we have a plan as to what we want to see and do... It was wonderful and I would recommend it to all. There is something for everyone!
First off, let me start by saying that this trip was in the making for 1 year and was highly anticipated. My cousin and I (female) are both parents and wives, so naturally we were looking forward to our little get-a-way. When we arrived on April 10, 2001 at the SBR&S we were a little taken aback by the surrounding property...no lush vegetation and area locals "hanging out" at the main gate. Check in was relatively smooth because we arrived a little after noon time and our room was ready for us. The first thing that caught me off guard was the fact that I had to leave my credit card # for an in room safe key, normally safes are included with your packages since you're paying all inclusive rates. The fee was $100, and this was in the event if I should lose the key then my card would be charged for that amount. Once we got into our room we were a little disappointed. the door to our room was not the most securest, it was half way hanging off the hinge and it had the nerve to have a chain lock on it. Second, the room was not in the best of condition, the walls appeared to be in deseparate need of a paint job and the bed spreads were dirty (they do not change the bed linens during your stay). The bathroom was not in the best shape either. low water pressure -- not a very good thing when you're next in line to use the bathroom! What most insulted me about our room was the fact that when we looked in the bathroom there was almost less that 2 quarters of toilet paper left on the roll with no other replacements left in the bathroom. we called room service for more toilet paper and towels, but we never received anything. we had to take it apon ourselves to take it from the maid cart. we kept asking about the towels we were told that we could not have additional towels because fresh towels would be placed in the room on a daily basis! now, keep in mind we're in the caribbean were it's hot daily, you're constantly sweating and bathing and you're only entilted to one towel and one