We stayed at Breezes from the 4th of May - 12th May, 2012. This is our 4th stay at Breezes Grand and won’t be our last. From the 1st time we went to Jamaica we took on the attitude of gratitude and an open mind. You may read other reviews that are negative, just keep in mind; it may be how they see life, not just the resort. From our experience, the people of Jamaica are very kind, God loving and a joy to visit with. Ok, back to the resort…the ride to Negril is about an hour and ½. Take in the scenery as you travel, and visit with the bus driver, each one has different stories to share. Upon arriving at the resort, we did not have the room we wanted. Just then we saw a familiar face, it was Natalie, and she had us switched to desirable location in no time at all, Thanks Natalie! We did have trouble with the air conditioner not working. It took visits to the front desk and a couple of room changes but they did try to make the situation better. I would think the AC does not get much down time in the resort.
Restaurants: The French Restaurant, yummy, the food was very good as before and we make sure we have reservations there whenever we visit. We understand that things change but we missed our usual server, Bettilyn, we noticed that there was another couple asking for Bettilyn beside us. Not to worry, Connell (not sure on spelling) did a great job serving our meal.
We did find Bettilyn working at the Reggae Café and we were so happy to visit with her at the same time we ate some very good food cooked up by Jerome. Jerome previously worked at the breakfast omelet station; he does a great job no matter where he cooks.
Buffets always have lots to choose from. I just wish I could stay long enough to try all of it. Something new at the lunch buffet is a hot sandwich bar made to order. It was wonderful!
The Japanese Restaurant, Very Good, Roblee was our cook/entertainer and what a great time and delicious meal we had.
Grand Café: Only had one meal there. Meal was yummy and considering the AC decided to stop working at that time, our server Lisa did a great job, even in the warmth of the restaurant she did a good job.
Bar Staff: At the CO bar, it was so nice to be welcomed back by familiar faces. Sherrice and Derrick, great drinks and food! Andrew thanks for your friendly service. Camille thanks for taking the time to bring our food order and drinks to us. You may be considered a ‘trainee’ but you sure have what it takes to be in the big league of customer service.
Beach Bar: Farah and Andrene, once again it is sooooo good to see friendly familiar faces at the resort. Loved the time we shared. Keep up the good work.
Main Bar: Fitzroy, love your smile and your enthusiasm. We have so much fun whenever you are on shift. Also want to mention Patricia, Arlene, Paula, Porter.
Piano Bar: Cleone, what a fun time we had as you poured the drinks and shared jokes.
Water Sports: Cornell, we enjoyed the sailboat ride, thank you.
Spa: Wonderful couples message in the cabana by the ocean. Thanks Ann Marie for the great work on Reflexology.
Security: Gloria, you are the best! I am sure they have lots of good security on the resort, but I have to mention Gloria because she will always go out of her way to make sure you feel comfortable at the resort and she remembers you from year to year and will talk with you. We met her supervisor one night and he asked us, “Why do people always ask for Gloria?” We told him, “It’s because she is a people person and always cares about you.”
And last but not least, we need to mention a wonderful man we meet by the name of Dwayne Roach. He and his team do a lot of the behind the scenes work. If you every wonder how all the tables and chairs get set up for the beach party and weddings, it would be the handy work of Dwayne and his crew. Enjoyed visiting with you Dwayne.
To sum it up, this resort may be a bit dated, but the wonderful staff will make it worth the journey. If you want a place to relax, enjoy good food and a great beach then book your vacation at Breezes Grand Negril.
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