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Hedonism II
3.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 25, Negril, Jamaica (Formerly SuperClubs Hedonism II)   |  
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“Trip #14, glad to see some needed maintenance done!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

April 24, 2012: Landed in MoBay at 10:30am. Immigration and customs was a breeze, total of 10 minutes to get thru both. We’d done just carry ons this trip which was convenient but didn’t save us much time as we still had the short wait in the SuperClubs lounge. They took our names at the desk, but that was it – which we found out was a mistake…we should have been given some paperwork to turn in at the front desk of Hedo. We were just there for the Anniversary, I remember answering a lot of questions at the airport & pretty much just picking up the room key, guess it’s back to the filling out the card method.
Bus ride was fine; pretty full bus with the obligatory stop at the Golden Apple. We like the stop, seems like the remaining distance is the perfect amount of time to finish a beer.

Bus ride took about 1:20 with the stop, check-in was easy (except for having to fill out the form they didn’t give us at Sangster) and we had our room keys in minutes. We got to the lobby a little before 1 and decided to check about dinner reservations – and got lucky with a 9pm reservation at Martinos.
Occupancy was near 100% when we arrived on Tuesday, heard there was some bumping over the previous weekend. Biff’s Bunch and Swingers Break were the two big groups there, along with a few smaller ones. Overall, an excellent vibe all week. We were last at Hedo for the Anniversary, which was a first for us – and we were rather disappointed, did not live up to any of our expectations. Glad to say a number of the items that were on our comment card back then have been addressed, some still remain – but I guess that’s major progress for Jamaica!

Our day routines were pretty much the same, up in time to get breakfast – we are bacon fans and there was always some available (unlike the anniversary). Two egg stations running with very little wait. Overall the dining rooms staff was very good, prompt filling water glasses, offering coffee, and getting silverware when needed (unlike anniversary). After eating, back to the room to get our stuff then head to the prude beach to relax (naked) under a tree. By the time we would get to the beach (11am) it was impossible to find two loungers unused anywhere near Delroy’s. We have grown to enjoy chilling on the prude beach, even had periods of being somewhat crowded this trip (maybe 30 people at the peak).

Mid afternoon we’d venture down and spend some time in the nude pool. At least one, maybe two, of the groups in that week brought a DJ along with them who played on the pool deck each afternoon from 3-6pm. Was a GREAT addition. Not sure if it was one of the same DJ’s but they also set up & played at least one night at the main pool deck.
Weather each day included sun in the early part, some clouds and passing rain (lasting from a few minutes to an hour). Once the rain came through, things would clear up. Kept the temps in the lower 80’s and made the nights very pleasant.
“Happy Hour” in the hot tub was next, which as usual varied in temps from perfect to way too hot. A couple afternoons we ventured up to the hot tub at the main pool – same temp situation there. Stopped at the hot tub each night as well, only one of the nights was it impossible for us to stay.
Lunch for us was a mixture of walking up to the main dining room or getting something from the prude grill. Burgers, grilled cheese & jerk chicken were all very good. Main DR buffet was hit or miss. Salad bars seemed pretty well stocked but the options on the buffet seemed pretty bland and tasted that way too. The pizza at lunch is now made to order by Adrian (I think!) who makes sandwiches/wraps as well. He’ll add toppings to your liking, had that every time up there.
Dinner buffet was about the same, some kind of baked chicken, fish and beef being sliced. The roast beef on Friday (grand gala?) was not too bad. With lobster season closed (4/1 to 6/30), there wasn’t much grand to it. But, it is Hedo – and you can always find enough to eat. We did eat twice at Martinos and once at Munesan. Bunny had the apricot chicken both times & said it’s probably the best meal she’s had at Hedo. I had the tenderloin both times – first night the cut was not good at all, very fatty and difficult to chew. Our waitress (Selena or Serina) was excellent, offered to get me another entrée. Munesan was good, between the two of us we had all the offerings (steak, chicken, shrimp and sea bass). Sea bass didn’t have much taste but the others were all tasty. Regarding the dining room – almost all the fans have been replaced & the new ones are excellent. You do not need to be seated directly under to get the benefit.
Piano Bar has definitely lost some of its luster without Deon there. We hope he’s back in time for our November trip, but from staff it sounded like his return wasn’t entirely certain. They have someone filling in, sounded like an average pianist, but doesn’t know all the songs in the book and has not yet picked up on working the crowd and getting the party going. Unlike when Deon was there and EC’s would take over after a while, the 3 nights we were there for his act he had no support from the EC’s. The two karaoke nights were polar opposites. One night was the guest DJ running things & the place was rocking. The other, I don’t think the show ever got going – the EC couldn’t get everything operational. We don’t socialize much with the EC’s but it appeared the women were almost all new. For the guys, Fifty, Dean, Winston – and couple others I recognize so not as much turnover there.
The biggest improvement this trip (and my biggest complaint the past two) is that the A/C in the disco is working. It was very comfortable in the bar area, and working on the dance floor – but still could be cooler, we did have to take a break now & then to cool down by the bar.
We never did get our invite for the repeater’s party – now makes 3 trips in a row without getting it. Heard from some friends that 17 trips won the freebie, we were only on 14, so didn’t bother us too much to miss it – it was one of the afternoons that the hot tub temp was perfect!

Bar service all around was great. Early in our trip Ting was not to be found. It slowly started to show up at the main bar, then by the weekend all the bars had it again. Delroy was in great spirits, Scumba seemed to be doing a lot of floating, almost acting as bar back for all the bars. We always enjoy seeing Paulette’s smiling face at the prude bar, and Eldon and Elton in the piano bar are a great team – remembering drink orders and refilling glasses before they are even empty.

We are definately looking forward to returning in November.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Just back from another great week at H2. If you have been, you know... wink wink. Our only minor complaint was the extreme loudness of the music in the dining room and disco. Not enough to lower the rating... I may be getting old but feel a need to preserve what hearing I still have. Everything else was so much fun we will have to go back.

This was our first April trip and it turns out to be a great month for Hedo. The resort was packed, which makes it better, and the groups were all fun and easy going. We might have to do visit 10 next April!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

It can be tough to travel alone here, especially because of the creepy label that is the default assumption about single men. However, with a positive attitude, politeness and a lot of respect for fellow guests, the sky is the limit. Almost everyone here travelled as couples, but many couple are open to making new friends amongst singles. Not everyone here were swingers and it is ok to just be yourself! Single women should not worry because good people stick up for each other here and bad behaviour is not tolerated.

I partied hard every day for a week. The party during the day is at the nude pool. If you are not ok with being nude and want to party then the resort is not a good choice. The prude side was deserted, but if you wanted your own beach it would have been paradise for you!

The resort itself is fine but nothing exceptional. What is exceptional about this place is the people: friendly, open-minded and fun!

I did not have any problems finding a free chair, shade on the beach, or a clean beach towel unlike some previous resort experiences. It was also easy to make restaurant reservations. The food was good and the service was excellent. The tennis pro is excellent and I took a free lesson every day.

There were some complaints about hot water not being available at times in some of the rooms. My air conditioning unit in my room was rather loud, but the amount of fun I had definitely compensated for such potential problems.

It was awesome and I want to go back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This was our 3rd trip to Hedo and not the last. I was very apprehensive about going because of past experiences. There are certain things I miss that I didnt want to do without but I booked anyway. Check in was quick and our room wasnt ready. We like to get in the room and get settled before we go to the beach so we waited in the lobby. Our room was ready within mins. Room was typical, old 70's decor, clean and I think the ac unit was new. No musty smell that you always get in the Carribean. No blanket on the bed but we just left a note for the maid and she put one on the next day. We hit the beach and the resort was at capacity. Still lots of chairs and towels were always available. Lunch at the nude beach was great. He does a great job being alone. They only ran out of Jerk Chicken once and it was our own fault we waited until 3 to eat. No problem as the burgers were good. Usually I hate the burgers in Jamaica but I think they changed the product. It used to taste like a cheap frozen sailbury steak but it was good this time. There usually was a wait at the bar but the resort was at capacity and the bartenders never stopped moving. We did have one issue with a bartender at the prude side. She completely ignored my husband. Went so far as to walk by him numerous times. At one point he was the only one standing at the bar and she made herself busy doing other things. I told him not to take it personally. I think she ignored him because he was ordering Hummingbirds and being a bartender in another life I hated making frozen drinks. It was NOT Paulette she is the best prude beach bartender. But we would not let it ruin our trip. Just went to another bar next round. They had a few djs at the nude pool. Mike in the early afternoon he was great and played music more to our liking. Then another dj came on at 3 and it was basically club music. It was loud and not to our liking so we just moved to the prude beach which was no longer prude. In fact the entire resort was nude. It was great. We actually swam in the upper pool nude. I never see anyone in that pool. I gotta tell you,food was a HUGE issue when deciding to rebook at Hedo. I HATED the food in the past. I know some people dont go for the food but I spend the other 51 weeks of the year planning and cooking meals. I want good food when I go on vacation. This time there was a huge difference in the food. We ate at the Italian resturant 3 out of 7 and the buffet the rest. The Italian was great and next time we will try to eat there every night. The buffet showed a bump up too. Plenty of selection and the pasta station was great. Breakfast is always good. We were up late enough one night to see the midnight snack station and it looked good also. Burgers, fries just enough to soak up the booze. We went to the piano bar every night. My favorite bartender is there...he is THE BEST BARTENDER at Hedo I think his name Alden. Employee of month!!! Overall the trip was great the issues I have I either got over or they have been rectified. No balcony, we just went to the beach early as opposed to sitting on the balcony having coffee. Food was terrible, seems to have changed and its pretty good. Like my husband says...it will keep you alive. No fridge in room, they charge 1 buck for sodas in the gift shop and 2 for large bottles of water. Very resonable. Just grabbed some waters for the room and problem solved. Hot water, found out the if you shower at the peak shower time there isnt much hot water. We just showered as soon at we got back to the room anytime around 4-6 and had plenty of hot water. The first night we showered at 8 and FROZE. I mark this trip as a success and in fact are in the process of booking in the fall. Thanks Hedo!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

This was my 2nd trip to hedo and what a trip it was! Sophie worked so hard to make my husband and I have the most memorable wedding anyone could imagine! If you ever want to get married, or renew your vows I recommend doing it here. Wedding on the beach with beautiful flowers (which are provided for you free) cake and champagne provided free for your reception. Sophie and all the hedo crew are amazing! The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Food is always abundant and wonderful. Ice cream at 2am love it! Japanese and Italian restaurant fabulous! Be sure to get your reservations in early. Entertainment is always a blast! I had to bring an extra suitcase so I could dress up for every theme night. I loved it. Entertainment staff Winston, 50 and the whole crew put on great dinner shows every night. I recommend entering contests if you are dressing up. They are a lot of fun!
Water sports crew is amazing! Scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing. I can't say enough about the staff, So friendly, everyone of them! Anything you need they are willing to help with a friendly smile. The spa at hedo is fabulous, massage on the beach "heaven". I am so looking forward to next year when I can enjoy my spa day again. There is so much of hedo that I love. The atmosphere, the staff the new friends I have made from all over the world. Sophia, Winston, Alicia and all of the staff Thankyou for making this a magical trip! See you next April!

Little Miss Utah

Room Tip: I've only stayed on the prude side but I love the garden rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

If you like to make friends that you will remember forever then this is the place to go. The guests are the attraction and weather you want to watch interesting people doing all kinds of things that you would like to do or join in with then you must go to Hedo at least one time in your life. As for the hotel itself well it is old but everything works, the staff are great the food is good and if you like to stay active then you will not be disapointed with the activities on offer from yoga to waterskiing and it is all inclusive. Oh and every friday night is lobster night as much as you can eat for everyone

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

This was our 5th annual trip to Hedo. No other place compares once you have been here. It is not 5 Star in the usual sense, but the vibe and the people make it seem even higher. No where else do people engage in conversation and bond so easily and readily with others at the resort. It may not suit the mainstream sheep, but if you are on the free spirited side and like to really relax and have nothing but fun on your vacation with no stress or boredom, this is the best of the best. The people at the other resorts look so bored and are missing out on the thrill of being nude at the beach, and dressing up in outrageous clothing for costume parties and dinner, laughing in the piano bar, playing in the play room that resembles a Roman Bathhouse, and sharing risque jokes with the staff who remember your name from year to year. It's the most fun you can possibly have on a vacation. The only downside was the piano bar sucks without Dion. That was a shame. It used to be a lot more fun with him engaging everyone and people dancing nude on the piano. They need to pay him more to lure him back! But we rode the jet ski this time and walked the 7 Mile Beach, and finding the hidden and long overdue play room made up for the disappointing piano bar somewhat. Get Dion back and turn the disco into an additional play room and keep all the dancing and music at the pools and in the dining room where it sounds better than the disco anyway, and I will give even higher reviews next year! Our dream is to retire here!! And we are planning our wedding at Hedo for 2014! Love this place!!

Room Tip: Go with the cheapest rooms and stay longer. The prude side is a longer walk to the beach, but you a...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Norman Manley Boulevard | PO Box 25, Negril, Jamaica (Formerly SuperClubs Hedonism II)
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Negril
#14 Spa Hotel in Negril
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#31 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hedonism II 3*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hedonism II, a legendary resort! Here you have a real life garden of Eden where the only thing you have to worry about is your drink of the day. Cascading plunge pools, waterslide, beachfront pools with in-water pool tables, swim-up bars, jungle bridge taking you from the main hotel straight to the beachfront, glass bottom boats, snorkeling, scuba-diving, kayaking, every non-motorized water sport you could imagine, pool watching from the disco, all glass walls, gaming lounge, rock climbing wall, air-conditioned fitness center, Sauna and Steam room. You won't confuse it with Kansas. A lush garden of pure pleasure. For singles & couples 18 yrs & over who are ready for a party. If your wondering....just come! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hedonism Ii Hotel Negril
Hedonism Jamaica
Superclubs Hedonism Ii Negril
Hedonism 2
Hedonism Resort
Jamaica Hedonism 2

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