This was our 12th trip to Hedonism II. People ask why we return to Hedonism every year and I am about to tell you So many reasons why you need to Vacation there Yourself.We had a smooth shuttle ride to Negril (about 1 1/2 hours from the Montego Bay airport).We were processed immediately and taken to our room.Our safe did not work so they sent Howard and he had it fixed in under five minutes,My cell phone for some reason would not make outgoing calls or texts and I needed to call my Mother in the States whom is in her 80's.A wonderful employee named Navlette( I hope I spelled it correctly) reached into her pocket,pulled out her personal cell phone, and told me to call my Mother and not to rush my conversation.She also refused any compensation for the call.Within minutes a complimentary bottle of champagne in a bucket full of ice and two glasses were delivered to our room as a gift for our birthdays.Thank you Hedonism, a very nice gesture and extremely thoughtful.
The next evening was my husband's birthday and a wonderful, young woman on the wait staff heard me talking about it and asked me if I would like a table decorated.She asked me to specify which table and my husband's name.She also informed us that she did not work that day , but she would be sure that it was taken care of correctly.When we arrived in the dinning room to eat the Buffet (we think it is wonderful) our table was decorated with flowers and Happy Birthday was written out in Jamaican flowers(see attached pictures). The night time dinning room manager pulled me aside and asked if he could send over yet another bottle of champagne on ice and even came back himself to open it and pour our first glasses.Thank you again Hedonism, a most welcomed and extremely thoughtful group of things you did to make my husband's Birthday special.Winston( an original Hedonism Entertainer) had just arrived back in Jamaica and took the time to come and speak to us even though he was not scheduled to work.He took his personal time off to come and wish us well and then hurried off to rehearsals for the upcoming shows.Keep in mind this was after 9 pm. Thank you,Winston. I am proud to call you my friend.
We had one Hurricane and a Tropical storm that just skirted around Jamaica and brought some waves,but we had sunny, beautiful weather with a light breeze and afternoon showers.Augustus,Noel,Karl,"Big Boss" Crafton, and the rest of the water sports guys were constantly raking up seaweed and burying it so that the customers had seaweed -free water.I think this is a tad insane because they do it all day every , single day, but they do it so we are as safe as possible from sea urchins.If you like to walk in the ocean ,please bring beach shoes.They can not control what naturally occurs in the ocean.A big thank you to Crafton for trying to teach me rapid Jamaican at the water sports office. I am afraid my friend that I did not learn well,but Crafton's belly laugh at my attempts were worth the effort.
I got yet another excellent massage from Rosalyn,but the rest of the Spa staff is also just as talented.If Rosalyn is booked, do not hesitate to use any of the staff.They give you an option of a massage in the actual spa which is gorgeous or one in a large room on the beach.I personally like those the best.I love to hear the water lapping on the beach.
Hedonism II employs an extensive security staff.This tends to freak people out on their first trip.The shoreline in Jamaica is public property and any Jamaican has the right to inhabit it.They do have Jamaicans that try and come to the guests to sell sea shells, fish, lobster, and cigarettes(see attached picture of the lobster man we use).When this folks are allowed to walk down by the water; a security guard takes every single step with them.If you buy something from them , the security staff watches the transaction to be sure you are safe(they could care less what you buy).I got into a boat with a former ,water sports employee named Devon, and a security guard took my name and room number even though he had known Devon for years.They keep people from other Resorts from sneaking on the property without a day pass, and basically are visible 24/7.They are there to protect you and nothing else. Security has Always taken care of us.
The Entertainment was outstanding.I am extremely Loyal to Winston, and "Baby Boy" Deen(orignally from the Circus school) that are original Hedonism II Entertainers.Fifty and Little Leon(he had been there only 7 days) punked me and got me on stage during lunch because I told them I only do things for Winston and Deen.What ensued was nothing short of hysterical, and I am pretty sure the customers got a huge laugh.I did warn them that I would get them back,but we left too soon to exact my revenge. I will be back guys..watch your backs. I actually had a great time on stage after the shock wore off and both needlessly apologized to me.Get to know the Entertainment staff, they are a blast.I saw many truly great performances,but none were as good as the night of the 30th Anniversary. I am not a big fan of just dance numbers and the Entertainment Staff more than impressed me that night.The entire night of Entertainment was jaw- dropping and my hat goes off to all the people responsible for the show(see attached pictures).Deen, you have become an incredible dancer,Fifty is amazing and has more energy than anyone I have ever met. He also has a grin that is infectious.All the Entertainers have special skills.Winston, thank you for singing in the dining room,I never tire of your great voice.
Thank you Delroy,Scumba,Grace, and all the other wonderful Bartenders.I will never understand how you work so quickly, always with a smile, to service so may people.
My hats off to the Ladies in House keeping that took care of us and our room.I am sorry I did not get any of your names because we were on the beach when you came to clean.You did a wonderful job and we had plenty of clean towels and our room was spotless.
The reason we went to Hedonism was to try and experience the Mind, Body,Spirit, Soul, experience that Hedonism uses as their mantra and we return every, single year to experience it again.Check your "judgment" at the door and let yourself embrace the beauty of Hedonism II.We mainly return to see our "friends", the Hedonism Employees.Do not yell at them.Ask nicely and you will receive a grin that warms your heart.Yell at them and a guest will get up in your face and tell you to be "nice". If I am there and you yell at them ..I suggest you run.I have taken on more than one "spoiled customer" and I will continue to do so.I will defend them night or day and If you are stupid enough to put your hands on one of them in anger,you might just find a smallish ,blonde woman up in your face, screaming,and I might even chase you off the property.
Hedonism has made improvements since our last trip.New fans in the dining room,but it was still pretty hot in there during the night time shows.A new wooden bridge to the beach from the main prude pool has been built and looks great.They offer more T.V. channels, waitresses on the beach,more great food, a number of new seat cushions.Hedonism could use some remodeling,but they never claimed to be a 5 star resort.The rooms are clean,comfortable,with good air conditioners and great views.We either eat the buffet or beach grill,but have eaten in all three restaurants.Many folks from Breezes, another Superclubs Property spent all their time at Hedonism.
Miss Sophia, here is my review as promised.We stayed in room 1207 from October 24th - November 2nd. I use an alias for my reviews so check to see who I am.I am pretty sure you will remember my insistence about you listening to me about Navlette's act of kindness.Sunshine, Thank you for checking us out and it was really wonderful to have a few minutes to chat now that you are no longer an Entertainer.We miss your gorgeous voice and stage presence, but understand why you put your child first.
The only "criticism" I have is that the employees did not look Truly happy.I have known most of these folks since 2002 and I can tell when I am getting a Real smile and I honestly did not see many.I was also very upset to find many long -time, Hedonism employees gone.I do understand the economic pressure that Hedonism is under,but it saddens me to ask for someone and to find out they are no longer there.
Do yourself a favor and book just one trip to Hedonism.If you are unhappy they will gladly move you to another Superclubs' Property. I have already started saving for trips next year and we got home last night.We remain hedonism enthusiast and I do NOT Ever see that changing.Be well my Jamaican Brothers and Sisters..I will be back "Home" as soon as Humanly possible. Until then "RESPECT".
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