It has been 15 years since we stayed at this property, and I agree with some of the reviews that it shows some age. But for us, it was "No Problem Mon", and with the pricing lower than before, it represents great value.
Had it been brand new or recently renovated we would have given it 5 stars.
It is a more mature crowd, with some stuffy people, but there were some young people as well, and we met a real cool couple from Toronto that we hung out with. It is what you make of it.
We have previously stayed at the nearby Sandals, Beaches, Swept Away, as well as some locally owned resorts, for 20 years now. So we know what to expect in Negril, and they all have their style and some represent better overall value than others.
We really enjoyed going back to what was once "The Grand Lido" resort. The many restaurants are a highlight if you are a "foodie", especially the French and Italian ones. People rave about the Japanese place, which was good too, and the Continental had great food and service.
We were lucky enough to get an upgrade to "The Prime Ministers Suite" (room 2104), part of their super luxury section. It was not a free upgrade, but the local charge was far less than booking this suite through the travel agency or website, so you may get lucky if you ask at the front desk! I thought the charge was quite reasonable, and the room was fantastic.
So our review may be a bit biased, because we were treated to the best the resort had to offer. In two weeks, we really took advantage of all this resort has to offer.
A highlight for me was the watersports. Run by a season professional, "O B" (O'Brian) is the best of the best. We have enjoyed his hospitality at other resorts he has worked at, and he really made my experience memorable. Maximum respect.
"Pointer" (Lloyd) is another old friend working there and a great dive instructor. I did my rescue class with him, and really enjoyed his professionalism and cool attitude. Again, much respect.
A shout out to all the water sports gang, especially Glenron, "Mudslide", and Valentine. Show them some respect, and they will show you some great times.
My wife really enjoyed the beach there, (while I was off diving every morning) which at the beginning of "Bloody Bay" is off the main 7 mile stretch. For us though, that was great, as it had less of the hassle you get on the main beach, so its great for a more mature crowd as well as young lovers looking for some private chill time.
The night time entertainment was okay, there is a band, and some nightly events. Not Vegas quality or anything, but not bad either.
A beautiful resort, with nice grounds, a great vibe, good spa, and a fantastic service team.
I know it says not to tip, but come on - these people don't make much, so show some respect and hand over 5 bucks now and again. The smile you get will be worth it.
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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
- Grand Lido Negril Hotel