We touched down in Montego Bay on Nov 10th to celebrate our 1st year wedding bliss and could NOT wait to just get to our resort at Sunset at the Palms. It was our first time in Jamaica as we try different islands every time we decide to go on a vacation. We were deciding between St. Lucia and Aruba at first but I wasn't too thrilled on going to those two places just yet. I looked online and found this resort and I am so glad I did! When we touched down, it felt a little chaotic as a lot of taxis and shuttles are trying to get your business. Please, Please schedule your transfer before you leave to come to this place. We wish we got our own taxi guy before we touched down but we didn't.
Aside from our chaotic beginning, we were glad to finally Arrive at Sunset at the Palms. Like every guest who mentioned cold cloth and fruit punch upon arrival, we had the same. The check-in took about 10 minutes and someone escorted us to our room for the night. The room that we requested weren't ready that day so they upgraded us to a suite. The suite was big and had two levels. 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms (1 upstairs and downstairs) and we had a hammock outside. It was cool at first until we noticed that the AC was not working like we thought it would. It was really hot in our bedroom which made our first night not as comfortable as we expected. We still dealt with it as we know that we will have a new room the very next day. The new room we got the next day was amazing. We had a great view and it was located in the 700's. It was ways walk from the front desk but it wasn't a big deal to us. We enjoy the walk as my husband and I live a very active lifestyle. Since we stayed in an ALL inclusive, might as well walk the extra food we ate off. hahaha
Service: The people were very friendly and personable. We love our waiter Craig! He is the best! I don't drink much alcohol but I love Mango juice. I always request my mango juice and he is always ready to give it to me. Please make sure you tip even though the resort says not to. $1 goes a long way. If you love the service you're getting, please make sure you give them a little something. I have never seen such a hardworking people in my life. Also, they have a welcome party once a week (?) where they introduce the staff. They always have a smile on their faces ready to make sure that you are having a great time. It was hard for me to compare it to our previous trip to our resort in turks and Caicos but the staff at SATP were more genuine than the staff at the resort from turks. Such a down to earth people! I love them so much! I woke up early couple of times to just walk around the area and take pictures of the beautiful tropical flowers. The gardeners were always there to show me around and let me know the best spots to take pictures at. I do photography on the side and I loved this place.
Cleanliness: The place is very clean. The gardeners are always around every morning making sure that everything is how it should be. The flowers are blooming and nothing is in the way. Every time we get back from the beach, our room is always clean and fresh!
Beach: The beach was calm but it can go without the hacklers. Please see my tip! :P
Room: What a romantic way to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary. Our room, aside from our first night, was amazeballs! We had a mosquito net over our bed facing our double doors to the patio.
Food: The food was NOT bad. I just wish that they had more Caribbean food selections not just one night a week. I came to jamaica for authentic JAMAICAN food not italian, asian or AMERICAN food. It was just disappointing that I didn't get what I was looking for when it came to Caribbean dishes. I guess I can't blame them. There are plenty of travelers who travel and expect to eat the same thing they eat at home. My suggestion is, serve more Authentic Jamaican food DAILY and leave the american dishes to the Lotus restaurant. If people don't like the jamaican dishes, then they can make reservation at the restaurant or drive their butts to burger king at west end.
Man if the american people have the same passion as the vendors in jamaica, they will make so much money. I just didn't like that some of them tried to sell us some Ganja! Unlike some people visiting jamaica, we didn't come here to smoke trees. My husband works for the gov't and lets leave it at that. However, my husband and I are both young so I can see why they might've thought such foolishness. I thought it was a little entertaining though. However, a simple "NO" will suffice. They do have a very good memory so if you tell them "later" then expect them to come back. If you really don't want to buy anything then make sure you tell them "NO THANKS" then they will go away. Have patience as it's the only way for them to make a living. Please don't be rude
- Also Known As:
- Sunset At The Palms Hotel Negril
- Sunset Palms
- Sunset At The Palms Negril
- Sunset Palms Jamaica
- Sunset Palms Negril
- Sunset At The Palms Hotel
- Sunset At The Palms Resort
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