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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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Ranked #34 of 90 Hotels in Negril
Fort Myers, Florida
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“Very Disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Not sure how or why anyone who has any travel experience could or would rate this more than one or two stars. We found that the food was surprisingly good though, especially considering it's all buffet food. Thank you, Chef Scott. Overall, our experience was very disappointing. I don't think most of the staff has any idea how important tourism is to their livlihood, nor do I think they have any understanding/value of the word hospitality. The service was consistently poor unless they smelled a tip coming. Our room and the resort was in DESPERATE need of upgrades and maintenance. Our bathroom was disgusting. The thermostat didn't work and after repeated attempts to get it fixed we gave up. Our tub was nasty and didn't drain, but they fixed that. The coffee pot was broken and they replaced it. We found that the bars were not sufficiently staffed, so more often than not we had to wait an unreasonable time for service. There is no drink or food service at all on the beach or at the pool. On one occasion we went out to the pool to sit for lunch and found that the table was full of breakfast dishes sitting there with leftover bacon & eggs. Come on!! We attempted to arrange a fishing charter through the resort and was cancelled on 3 times. Then just when we thought we were a "go" on the 4th attempt we got up at 5:00 and sat out front of the resort for an hour waiting. The charter service was a no show without even a call. Unbelievable! About half of the slot machines didn't work and most of the ones that did work would not accept paper currency because they are too old. Half the time there was no one present in the Casino area to change money for tokens either. Frustrating. The water slide is only open once a day at around 4:00 or 5:00 PM. Most of the gym equipment didn't work. Only one treadmill was operating correctly. We have been informed that the resort has a new owner, but has not taken over yet. Understandably, there would be some things lacking due the the transition. However... that fact should be transparent to any guest and shame on the former owners for allowing this resort be in such a state of disrepair. They have been neglecting this property for years and it shows!! We could go on and on, but I think we hit the big items already. Suffice it to say, we will NOT be back until the resort has been completely renovated and reviewed. For the cost of this resort I recommend you go elsewhere where your business is appreciated and you'll get what you pay for and expect while on vacation.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Bear in mind that this review is about the resort and not the people there.

Rooms are outdated but functional, however bathrooms are so small there is no way to be two in there at once. Hot water was a luxury and the shower system itself is a nightmare (complicated with multiple (sandblast) jets that go off (with cold water) when trying to adjest the main shower head). The food at the main buffet is horrible with little choice or variety; on Jamaican night (monday) book at another restaurant or plan to diet. The Japanese and Italian restaurants were much better. The prude beach grill was very good and by far the friendliest,
Just too often they were out of beach towels, and they allow folks to reserve chairs indefinately, which were in short supply on the nude beach. The chairs themselves are also old (stretched) and uncomfortable. There were also insufficient bartenders at the nude pool so you waited forever. Security was very lax and was letting folks with clothes on the nude side, including single males which was inappropriate. There were also issues with single males anoying couples in the hot tub at night with no security in sight.

Entertainment was better than most places, especially in the piano bar. The theme night formula is outdated as there was very little participation (only about 10% actually dress up for the theme nights while we were there - but that increased by the end of the week with a large takeover group coming in). Most folks simply get anoyed of being pushed by staff to parade on stage for a few useless "hedo bucks" and be patronized by staff with an attitude - Toya what an anoying b.... Don't get me wrong, we enjoy and participated in all theme nights, but without greater participation.... they need to do more to encourage folks.

The staff was great which is why I am not rating this as terrible and kept the place very clean. Especially Augustus that works non stop to keep the beach clean and and to ensure the guests are well taken care of - thanks. Safety deposit box kept giving an error and maintenance came and fixed it immeadiately.

Bottom line, old, run down, bad food, great staff (other than security).... but most of all, the people and vibe is just too much to keep us away and we are already planning our return.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same - some have a jaccuzzi. H block is best situated (central) and is far enough...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I stayed over Christmas, and had a awesome time, I am a older single male and was a little reserved on going alone, but I ended up haveing a great time. The people including all staff were very friendly, I was asked contionsly to join other couples and singles to join them for supper or when going to the clubs, wether it was the piano bar or the disco. I met other singles that were there and made some friends that I am keeping on contact with.
Now the resort. Yes it is a little dated, but the rooms at least mine was clean and had everything I needed and what I was expecting. I stayed in H block and it was a little noisy in the early to late evening, but I found it quieted down around 2 or so, about the time I usually got back from the disco or the hot tum, well some times I got back at that time. Check in was good , no real wait. Manager asked if I was there before and I said no, so he showed me the way , even carried my bag. Never had that before. Food was very good, perhaps not the best I had seen at a all inclusive, but still had lots of selection, and there was always good food by the nude pool, and beach area. Bars were well stocked when I was there. I drank crown royal and only ran out of it once, didn't think I drank that much, lol. bar staff were fantastic, remembered your drink most of the time. and staff named 50, omg. what a entertainer he is. I think everyone there loved him. if you go , you will now.. The beach wasn't the best, there was some seeweed that they were constantly trying to get rid if, but it grows in the ocean , what do you expect. The roped in area was very shallow, but it was still wet, and great to float around in without worring about floating away.
other stuff like smoke was avaliable if you desired, Lots of entertainment was going on around the beach and the nude pool, and if you were a prude, I can see why you wouldn't like it. but remember where you are at. My personal thaught is if you don't like it, don't go there, and don't judge other people.
Did I mention how I found everyone so friendly, like a big family, I loved the atmosphere. Would I go back, hell yes, best vacation ever.
Until next year, Oh Danny boy

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Checked here and elsewhere before we went. Wife and I went for the first time and had a blast! Shows where very entertaining , food plentiful at all times, drinks whenever you want. Choose a side our try both, what ever it was fun to be had for all. Snorkel, cruise on catamaran, poolside fun, etc. ALL FUN. Rooms are just fine also, better than many US hotels. Water was hot, room clean, I have seen some of the bad reviews below and wonder what they were expecting or how fussy they must have been. Most of the people we met are repeat quests and the resort was sold out. How do you sell out if your as bad as some people describe? I can't believe they were at the same resort as us(some the same time) and had a bad time? You have to go for your self, you'll know if it's for you by day two by day five you won't want to leave if it's your new home away from home. Hale to all the staff that made our time there a pleasant one. If you can't enjoy yourself at Hedo then you need to speak with a therapist 'cause you got issues mon!
Life is short so live it to the fullest- cheers to the 60-70 year olds water sliding buck naked!!
You prove life should never be boring!!!
To sum it up: If you want five star pampering and fancy meals quiet,and privacy go somewhere else.
If you want sand in you toes, cool drinks, wet t-shirt contests, human sundae contest, romantic sunsets, risque dinner shows that never quit surprising you, and day after day of totally uninhibited fun and partying...yeah mon!!

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Our 4 th visit has just ended. I read some of the reviews here on TripAdvisor and on Hedo web site before we left and admit I had some reservations about going. Once at Hedo however, I am not sorry to say, I just did not have a bad experience. We have known for years that the resort is aging and we are all hopeful that the change in ownership will bring the much needed upgrades. Regardless, it is, for the most part, the same people who have been serving us our meals, our drinks, and our entertainment for years. This is why we keep coming back! I have heard time and again, and seen for myself the little "pods" of couples sitting alone at Sandals or other resorts. At Hedo, you sit alone by choice only. The guests and staff welcome you with open arms and broad smiles. My husband and I are NOT swingers but we are open minded and open hearted. We enjoy people and always have a good time. If you are a Hedo virgin, it's OK to be nervous. Hedo is a unique experience. But Hedo is a "safe" place to explore your spirit as well as your sexuallity. If you see something happening at the hot tub and are curious, don't be afraid to watch. If the participants minded, they would be in their room. This is how we learn what we like. Well, this and then trying it ourselves.... The rule is "don't touch unless invited". It is striclty enforced and is what makes it a perfect place to learn. So don"t be afraid to shed you're inhibitions when you shed your clothes, both sexually and spirtually. We are nudists... we are what we are, bumps, blemishes and all. We except ourselves and we except you as just... YOU!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Hedo ii

what to say... my wife and I just returned February 14th, 2013. what a fun trip!
we are going back next year, for sure...

this was our first time and we went with an open mind and a goal to have a good time. Like sky diving, if you have never jump there is a part of the experience you cannot know how it feel until you actually step up the ledge... similar here, you can read all you want about any experiences, but you will only know if this is for you once you have been there...

we had very little expectation other than have fun and relax... well this was exactly it for us... we laugh until our face hurt, we came home so relax life looks way better today and we were deeply in love when we left for Jamaica and returned way closer. We are not swingers, nor have a desire to become... no one made us feel like we did not belong, no one force anything on us... the guests were nothing but respectful (not sure if being naked makes people more respectful) yes, we are a fit couple, so we did turn a few heads and we did get a few very appealing offers, but at the end it become a trip about my wife and I and we stuck to this...

I am chef, the food was not outstanding (this is Jamaica) but it was very good... we found good food everyday... on a buffet with 12 hot dishes, I would like to think that everyone can find a meal. this is not the standards of food that you may get at a Hyatt or Hilton in Vegas... this is Jamaica. my two cents, stick to fish dishes(extremely fresh), local flavors dishes which is what they do best... and when you return home you can go back to eating what you call normal food...

rooms were as expected, need upgrade to compete with Vegas obviously, but we spend about 6 to 7 hours a day in our room SLEEPING wink wink nudge nudge... I really don't care what color are the walls... I want a good bed, hot water and towels nothing else. never had any issues with anything... one time the power went off and threw the clock on a fritz, but who cares I am on holidays. if you go to Jamaica to appreciate a hotel room, you should re-evaluate whether this is a trip to do...

fun fun fun... the best description: Disney for adults...
kids go to Disney Land to see things, experience things, taste things, live things, feel things, LIVE BIG...
ALL those happen at Hedo
great laughs all day, great dancing ever nights, play adult games with adults(no, not that...) taste, well OK maybe that one:) feel, live big...
fun staff! extremely tolerable staff considering! staff that want you to make a fool of yourselves which is very liberating in itself. Think back the last time you had so much fun with your spouse, I bet you one of you made a fool of yourself:) many people chose to be on the beach all day reading a book and that's OK if this is what you want, it is your trip...

You are on holiday, so relax and have fun... join in, try things for the first time. My wife join in most games and had a blast...
we did a free sexual workshop with Brad and Kim (WOW) if you have a chance to experience anything they offer, do it, you will not regret it...47 years old and I learn so much I discover places I never knew existed, WOW...
Open minded is key at that resort, yes you will see naked people, yes you will see some sexual act during your stay but so will you if you stay home and watch TV... experience this at least once... the money you spend going there is all about the Theme parties, the games, meeting people at pool/bar, connecting with your spouse. Only one regret, next time we will do more water sport!

Room Tip: Room #2204 was great... in the middle of the resort - quick to the buffet, quick to the pool, facing...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 February 16, 2013

We loved it! First, the entertainment staff: Winston, 50, Hennessy, Adrian and all the entertainment staff were amazing. They are beautiful people in every way. Winston has a voice the whole world should hear, and a kind personality the whole world should learn from. We say them rehearsing one night at 2am after having seen them out and about with guests from about 9 am that morning. They must work 18 hours a day every day. They are great.

The food was very good. I have no idea what some of these posts are talking about. There buffet staples, but there was variety and options to choose from, in general I say the food was very good. The servers and chefs worked their butts off, they were friendly and helpful, although a bit overwhelmed during the busiest times. I have no complaint about the food, but then again, I was not coming just to eat, or to work on my food critic credentials. As for bar service, the drinks are ... too available. Some bar tenders make better mixed drinks than others, but I have zero complaints with the drinks, except for my own lack of self-control.

As for the facility, Hedo 2 is aging, but it is also clean. The grounds are beautiful. The grounds crews work very hard to keep it that way. There are flowering trees, shrubs, etc. A recent post claimed just the opposite, which is ridiculous and blatantly untrue.

The destination of Hedo 2 is a living breathing thing or creature. The facility and staff and guests all come together to make it a wonderful life changing experience. It was our first trip to any au natural facility anywhere. When we arrived we noticed a few blemishes here and there in the paint and plaster. In this respect, the facility is like the au natural guests. When you first experience it you see good and bad. You see beautiful bodies, fit and trim, and you see not so perfect bodies. Your everyday mind instantly begins to take pot shots at the not-so-perfect folks. HOWEVER, you quickly realize that all you are really seeing is one beautiful confident human being after another. You see folks that are confident and free while completely in the nude that might not be nearly as comfortable away from Hedo 2, even when they are fully dressed. That is what the place does to people, at least to people that will let it work its magic. We walked the beach past Sandals and other nice facilities and could not wait to pass back through the beach gate at Hedo II, passed the Sandals sign that says "You are leaving Sandals property; enter at your own risk." It is a risk worth taking.

As for the Ganja sales: the waterline is open. People are free to walk that water line and sell everything from hats, and bandanas, to ... other stuff. That is the same at Hedo, Sandals, and everywhere else along the beach and is not unique to Hedo in any way. The important thing is that security is always present watching for it. They shoo away the risky sales-people as appropriate, still respecting the freedom of those individuals to walk the beach in their own country.

As for public sex: will you see it? Yes, if you are looking for it, but in that case who is really the gawker? Anything seen at Hedo is seen in the open confines of Hedo, which is not the same as in public.

My wife and I are Christians in love. We are not swingers, we are not Ganja smokers, but we loved Hedo 2, and were not bothered, pressured, or harassed by any group at Hedo. It was a cherished experience for us that will absolutely make our marriage stronger (although it is NOT a place to save a shaky marriage).

We cannot wait to return.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
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:
#14 Spa Hotel in Negril
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#30 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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