Beaches Negril! My husband, 2 children (ages 6 & 4) and I stayed at Beaches January 20-27, 2013. My parents (ages 66 & 67) were also along. This is our 2nd trip to Beaches, but the first to Beaches Negril. Our previous stay was at Beaches Sandy Bay in January of 2010.
This location was great. We walked the beach toward town and I can tell you the Beaches Negril beach is great. It is large with room to play, run and is completely safe for young children.
Airport – I just don’t like customs, but there were no issues. Check-in at the Sandals/Beaches lounge was fine. They welcomed us back to Jamaica.
Check-in at resort was smooth. We arrived at Beaches shortly about 6:30 pm on a Sunday evening. We were the last ones to check-in, according to Trudy-Ann and she was very nice. She offered us a cool wash cloth/water/rum punch as my husband & parents dealt with the bags and driver (whom does not work for beaches so you need to tip drivers). Trudy-Ann knew my 4 yr old daughter had food allergies (dairy, eggs, peanuts to name a few) so she brought me to the food concierge desk. The lady at the desk made a call and when I returned to the lobby a chef, Ralston, was talking with my husband. He was great and we never had a problem for 7 days. He even played hide and go seek later in the week when he was the 'burger grill'.
I had a hot rock message at the Red Lane Spa and finally relaxed on Monday afternoon. What a great way to relax. There was a vendor outside of the resorts beach boundary that offered massages, but I wasn’t ready to go there. I did hear good things about them however.
Everyone was great. Lorenzo, a bartender at the main pool bar, Seville, and the main bar was spectacular. My husband and son met him because my husband called out our son’s name, Lorenzo, and the bartender answered. After that, our son wanted to go see Lorenzo after supper. We did see him and Lorenzo “the bartender” showed off by balancing 3 bottles on his nose. It was great and everyone at the bar was entertained. Find Ned at the beach bar and have a “520” – a wonderful drink.
We did not meet anyone that worked for Beaches that didn’t love kids and carter to them. O’Shane and Troy, waiters at Arizona and outside the ‘burger place’ were great. They loved the kids. Alicia, at Stewfish, was wonderful as well.
My dad had coffee with Adrian, the Manager, a couple mornings. Everyone was friendly everywhere.
We had requested rooms that were connected. This was available and worked well with my parents and the little ones so my husband and I could go to a later dinner time and the kids could go to sleep.
A couple nice things to know: If you want reservations at Seville or Kimono’s have someone at the reservations desk at 9AM and you won’t have a problem making a time that will work for your family.
As an outside tour we did the Dolphin Cove trip. It was fun. You can’t bring a camera, so plan on buying the CD for $100. They do take good pictures.
In conclusion, I want to go back. We will return in a couple years.
Thank you 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