We just returned from an 8 day stay at Grand Lido Negril (Oct. 23-31, 2004). We had been there before, so we were apprehensive about the hurricane damage that had kept it closed for almost 6 weeks.
As soon as we entered the beautiful lobby, we knew they had done a great job at recovery. It was pristine. The grounds suffered from some loss of trees and flowers, but they were manicured and in great shape. Our room was on the C/O (Clothing Optional) side. The room had no signs (or smells) of water damage.
We ate at every restaurant except the Jamaican one, and the food was consistently very good.
We mostly hung out on the C/O beach (I like nude, my wife doesn't). About half the people wore suits, half were nude. The beach looked just like we remembered. We learned that they had to haul in sand to restore the beach, but it wasn't obvious.
The staff was even more friendly than we thought. We talked to many of them about their personal losses from Hurricane Ivan. They spoke freely, and most had either personal or close-by damage. They had been out of work, and were obviously happy to be back. Service was truly exceptional. One thing that I noticed was that they were more receptive to tips. We had taken $100 in five dollar bills, and managed to dispose of most of them, although I sometimes had to be insistent.
Grand Lido is back, and in great style. We made many friends with other visitors, and knew 40-50 other guests by name before we left.
Super trip. Super relaxation. We had a truly wonderful time. We'll surely return as often as we can.
Feel free to e-mail us questions.
Marty and Kathy LaBrecque
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- Also Known As:
- Breezes Grand Resort And Spa Negril All Inclusive
- Breezes Grand Resort & Spa Negril All Inclusive Hotel Negril
- Grand Lido Hotel Negril
- Grand Lido Jamaica
- Grand Lido Negril Hotel