Thanksgiving on the beach was a first for us. Our flight to Montego Bay and our bus ride to Grand Lido Negril were uneventful. Not much road traffic in JA on a Sunday.
When we arrived at approx 1pm, our room was not ready so it was suggested that we have lunch and come back. We did just that and when we returned we were escorted to our room. One of the easiest check-in's ever. The room was nice but nothing special. The new addition was a plasma TV on the wall, some poeple will like this, I don't find much time to watch TV while vacationing in the tropics. The room was clean, right on the water's edge as requested. The multi head shower is wonderful.
This is a beautiful resort with a lot of character. The balcony's are very small, and the resort could use some general updating.
The regular beach is magnificant with white powder sand, and the water sports staff are more than eager to assist you. We were taken out on one of the mini catamaran's for a delightful sail over to Booby Cay. The C/O beach is a little more rocky, however there are clear sandy patches to get you access into the bay. It is very private and quaint and we napped more than once under a tree, very relaxing.
We found the food at the French, Italian, and Lido Cafe to be supurb. All three exceeded our expectations. On the other hand, the buffet was only average at best. Did not eat at the Japaneese or the Raggae Cafe. We only ordered room service once and that was for breakfast. It was just OK. We did go to the C/O pool several mornings for fresh coffee, juice, and breakfast rolls. They only set up a limited amount and tended to run out too quickly and no one replenished them.
I found the staff to be generally delightful and eager to please with only minor exception. John Wayne at the main bar wins my award for the most pleasant staff member who was always smiling and eager to assist. It just made me happy to be around him. The entertainment staff was almost invisible. We started our own pool volly ball game at the C/O pool one day and other guests commented on how much fun it was. We spent most of our time on the C/O side and it is just very laid back and peaceful.
All in all, the resort has a lot of charm and the grounds are beautiful. The rooms are adequate and could use a little updating but how much time does one spend in the room. Not much night life but you could leave the resort if you were so inclined. We tended to go to bed early and get up early so as not to miss much of the daylight hours as the sun sets so early in late November. A delightful week was had in beautiful Jamaica.
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- Also Known As:
- Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril All Inclusive Hotel Negril
- Breezes Grand Resort And Spa Negril All Inclusive
- Grand Lido Hotel Negril
- Grand Lido Jamaica
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