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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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San Antonio, Texas
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“Making this an annual vacation...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Can't say enough about our first trip to Hedo. We've been to Jamaica a couple times before but always wanted to travel on the wild side for a change. If you are an opened minded person that's comfortable with your body and seeing some wild things, then I recommend going at least once. Sure the hotel could use some renovations, but the staff is very attentive and entertaining! Can't wait to go back this coming ATI Weekend in August 2013.

Room Tip: Gardenview, nude side is the best location!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 December 1, 2012

We've been 16 times and are planning our next trip soon! Hedo is a mature resort with beautiful grounds and common areas. The rooms are tired but the new owners are promising to spend $10 million on renovations. If you want well appointed rooms with luxury service, go to Sandals (make sure you pack lots of books because there is nothing else happening there!). If you want to have fun and enjoy your week away from the world, go to Hedo! Hedo offers everything you could want in a hedonistic holiday. If the excitement is too much, they have a large prude side that is perfect for relaxing.

  • Stayed November 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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Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

The Trip was the best ever. We booked again for next year already. The staff was friendly and polite, unless they were being REALLY friendly and polite. We felt like "regulars" there although it was our first time. Bartenders remembered your drinks ( little things like that make a difference). Rooms were better than expected from the reviews on here. The resort as a whole was great. The activities were plentiful and easy to access.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed there for 5 nights in June of 2012. We didn't want to do longer cause we didn't know how it would be and didn't want to be there longer if we didn't like it. After the first night we were already talking about a trip back. Surprisingly we had one of the best vacations ever. The staff was friendly. The games and activities were entertaining and the shows were awesome. There was never a dull moment unless I wanted it. There was a nude side and a prude side of the beach. Nothing was happening on the prude side cause everyone was on the nude side. The food was very good and a wide variety. The liquor was top shelf. The only thing that wasn't great were the rooms. They were out dated. But we only used the room to sleep and shower anyway so it wasn't a problem for us. I highly recommend this resort.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

We have overlapped with the Nov Lovevoodoo group once before and we really enjoyed the people and the energy. So this year we booked with them. We arrived on the 8th of Nov in order to see some friends from last year so we had time to settle in and unpack for the party. Most people from the group arrived on sat the 10th and it was obvious right away that we were in for the party/time of our lives! Saturday kicked off with an evening pool party that was the best we had ever attended! The next day set off a series of events in the day at the nude pool and the evenings in the common areas that kept us from sleeping any more than absolutely necessary. We experienced goat races, water jump slides, EC entertainment each day, water volley ball, booze cruises to Ricks, wet tshirt contests, reg water sliding, Ms Lovevoodoo contest, and then all of the normal craziness that happens at Hedo!! There were so many more activities that we missed because we could only be in one place at one time!! The people we met were amazing. The best group we have ever been a part of no contest. After this experience we booked with Lovevoodoo before our trip even ended. Thanks to Todd Elena and Sherry for the great time. We will always travel with Lovevoodoo!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

This was our 2nd time to H2...Like the previous reviewer, we also attended on the Love Voodoo week. And like them, we are not in the “lifestyle”, but do enjoy the dancing and fun activities that H2 offers. We’ve found that a few other resorts were kind of boring, with little after dinner entertainment and late night dancing, which is why we went to H2….they offer entertainment in droves.

We also love the laid back atmosphere of the resort. We are beach people so it was terrific to spend so much time relaxing, watching the waves roll in. That all being said, I am not sure we are going to return next year…we are kind of on the fence. The hotel really needs some TLC and issues fixed.

Here is a quick review of the different areas with respective strengths/weaknesses:

Entertainment/Dancing: The entertainment staff, Winston, Fifty, etc., are extremely talented. They seriously have so much energy and go above and beyond to involve patrons in the fun. The main shows were very good each night in the main dining room, although the pre-show entertainment could use an update in their song choices. It would be great to hear slow dinner music that is current.
We and other guests were disappointed that the DJ was not out at the pool every night like last year. There was only one night last year in the disco as opposed to this year where I think there were around 3 nights where they expected guests to go to the disco. The disco DJ was not nearly as good as the one at the pool. It was if he didn’t even know what current music people wanted to dance to. In addition, it is much more fun when they have the disco party outside.

It is a lot of fun to get dressed up for the parties...such crazy costumes. But we'd like to suggest to H2 that they get rid of the dress-up naughty schoolgirl night. It is really kind of creepy, and we think there are better themes out there. Maybe move that night into the fetish night and then do something like Mardi Gras or Sports Night???

The piano bar was so much fun. Really, if you go to the resort you should go to a sing along. The piano player is very talented. Winston and Fifty made the night unforgettable. It was terrific!

As far as the games, they were fun to watch. I wish they'd give away rum for prizes. I've been to other resorts where they do that and it does encourage people to participate more. We did earn Hedo bucks for one thing but didn't use them so I don't know what the prizes were.

Rooms – People don’t go to H2 for the rooms, but my goodness, I am quite sure people would pay more to stay in a decent room. Like others have complained about, our A/C was barely functioning to keep the room cool. Also, we could not get a refrigerator which is ridiculous. Why every room doesn’t come with a refrigerator is beyond me. EVERY room should have a refrigerator, especially given the fact that they do not let people have bottled water. So if I pay for bottled water and soda, which we did, I would like to have refrigerator to put it in. They shouldn’t be schlepping refrigerators from room to room like they do. We arrived early on Saturday, asked for one, and we were told to keep calling. What is that about??? And even though we kept calling, not one was available, and by Sunday we were basically told they were all used. Ugh. This needs to be addressed.

The rooms themselves are just in need of a serious makeover, which was no surprise to us. I know you don’t spend a lot of time in the room, but even little things like working AC, updated linens/beds/pillows, and decent channels on the TV would be helpful.

I will say the maid service was excellent. No matter what time we got up, we’d return to a very clean room.

Food- As far as food, the grilled chicken on the au natural side is excellent as were the late night hamburgers. The reggae café was iffy….the one day they ran out of everything and I could see other guests were annoyed. I don’t get how they run out of everything???

At dinner, they served lobster on the last day, which was delicious. The main dishes they served, like roast pork, turkey and duck, were excellent. The rest of the offered food was average. The pasta bar was good but there was only one person working it and the wait was long. It was difficult to get reservations at the restaurants, but we did manage to get in one night to the Italian restaurant.

I do wish this resort would offer 24 hour room service, but honestly, I don’t see that happening at this kind of resort. It would be nice at night if they at least offered food 24 hours a day. They only do late night food from 12-2 am, which is late. However, at a resort where people are dancing and drinking all night, food should be cooked and offered late into the night, with more of a variety besides just hamburgers and fries. It seems like they could have a better system, maybe offer premade sandwiches, salsa and chips and other munchies that would not require much work.

Alcohol – H2 does have lots of it…I will say that.  My biggest complaint is that I was VERY disappointed when they ran out of dry champagne (which is the only thing I drink) on Wednesday night and then they replaced their brut champagne with sweet spumante, which was so sweet it tasted like apple cider. It was awful. And there was no other choice. No brut offering whatsoever. In addition, they ran out of the top shelf vodka, which my husband drinks, so there wasn’t a big choice for him either. Honestly, at that point, I would have been willing to pay extra to get my brut champagne or his top shelf vodka, but we were kind of stuck with what they had.

The resort needs to plan better and at least be cognizant of what kinds of liquor they are replacing with what. You can’t replace a dry wine with a sweet one and expect people not to notice. Same with the vodka. It is really poor business practice and leaves people with a bad taste in their mouths (no pun intended). People understand if you run out for the day, but when it continues for the next two days of your vacation, that is unacceptable.

Beach/Watersports/Pool –
We LOVE the H2 beach. It is seriously relaxing and clean. The beach chairs, however, are terrible. They are hard. They pop up when you site on them. There are absolutely no pads. It is just a hot mess. I know they must take a beating but seriously, when people are flying thousands of miles to lie on a beach, please have decent beach chairs! I would even be willing to rent a decent lounge chair so I’d be comfortable. They also could use more floats because people use them as pads for their chairs, so they can be hard to get. We broke down and bought a raft in the store; it was great they sold them.

The only other thing that I would say is that I personally found it annoying that H2 puts up with the constant barrage of people on boats (from other resorts) coming over to stare/gawk at the people on the beach. It is entirely unacceptable and annoying to the guests. I am not sure how they could better control this activity. Perhaps put signs out in the water or move the rope line out further. Also, I didn’t like the fisherman who sat on their boat on the A/N side, again gawking or hollering out to people.

The watersports area/people seemed wonderful. There is a full array of activities from small boats to paddleboards to kayaks. We did go out on the Snorkel/Cave Catamaran cruise. Although it was too crowded for our tastes, the people who ran it were very, very nice and it was simply beautiful. I would highly recommend that you take the cruise in that it is so gorgeous!

As far as the pool and hot tub, they seemed fine. The A/N pool was kind of dirty the last day, so we didn’t really stay very long. Without a doubt, the A/N pool bar needs more bartenders. It is overcrowded and it can be difficult to get your drink. I felt sorry for the hardworking staff who struggled to keep up with the overwhelming amount of guests. The pool entertainment was great; they play music and keep the party going strong.

Grounds keeping – I just wanted to mention this briefly because I really think they do such a nice job keeping the resort looking beautiful.

In conclusion, we love Jamaica and the relaxation it has to offer, but like I said, we are kind of on the fence about returning to H2. We love H2’s fun and free spirit vibe…It is very cool and special experience. This property has so much to offer, with its fun activities and au natural amenities, but management could seriously improve what is going on with this property.

Room Tip: If I were to stay here, I'd definitely recommend a second level ocean view room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

So I recently went to Hedo for the first time for LoveVoodoo Fest and all I have to say is wow! I read the reviews and was a little nervous because there were some really bad ones. I am convinced those people may have just had a bad day because I loved the place. Let's break it down.

Rooms: 7
The rooms as stated are not state of the art. My husband and I usually like Hyatt's and this resort is far from that. I will however say my room was very clean every day. Fresh towels and the water worked just fine. I like my water very hot and never had a day when the shower was cold. We also loved the mirrors on the ceiling because it added a little spice to night time. We stayed on the nude side because that was all that was left when we booked. It was listed as a garden view but we could see the ocean just fine out the window.

Food: 8
I am originally from New York where there is a big Caribbean population so the food felt like home. I loved the ox tail and rice and peas and also the sweet plantains. In the morning Eggs and Mimosas were my staples. The Japanesse restaurant was amazing! The show our guy put on was 5 star and the steak was cooked to perfection. I will say not all the food is good and there is room for improvement. If I was you I would steer clear of the Italian restaurant.

Entertainment: 10
The entertainment staff was great! They go out of they're way to make sure you are having a good time. The naked waterside was my highlight and the goat races were too funny. During the day we would all be in the nude pool playing volleyball and the music was bumping. Winston was a highlight for me. He puts on the best shows and always shows you a good time at the piano bar. Hennessy was my husbands favorite lol but all the girls do an awesome job. Oh! and I can't believe I almost forgot fifty! He is great to look at and also tons of fun so be sure to say hey to him.

Environment: 10
The environment was great. Number one I say come with a group or during the time groups are there. My lovevoodoo and castaways gang were awesome. I never thought I would have that much fun nude. The pools were cleaned several times during the day ( as they should lol) and everyone was great to talk too. I kid you not, no one was pushy to us and we can't wait to come back next year.

Tips****
-Bring your own cup this way you don't have to go back and forth to the bar because sometimes the wait is long.
-Definitely visit the spa because the couples massage is amazing.
-Drink plenty of water through out the day because dehydration will catch up to you
-Bring a sun hat
-Try to bring some costumes for the theme nights, you'll wish you had.
-HAVE FUN, WHO CARES ABOUT THE THREAD COUNT OF THE SHEETS?! ITS JAMAICA, ITS HOT, PEOPLE ARE HAVING A BALL AND YOU SHOULD TOO

Room Tip: If the resort is quiet go to the nude side. EVERYONE is over there
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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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
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#32 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hedonism II 3*
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
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