My wife and I recently made our first visit to Jamaica, what a beautiful island!
We stayed at Fun Holiday Beach Resort. First let me explain this is not what most people would call a "resort". But what it offers is a truer Jamaican experience at an affordable hotel with an all inclusive option. If you are accustom to "resorts", chances are you will not appreciate a stay at Fun Holiday Beach.
The location is as central to activities along 7 Mile Beach as you could wish for! It is literally 2 steps from the sugar soft sand that extends into the sea for 200 yards, in less than shoulder deep, exceptionally clear and calm waters. We were surprised at how temperate the water was and impressed with how clean the beach areas were.
The property is maintained, but not manicured. The pool (about 4 ft. deep) and hot tub are large and clean.
When we arrived, check in was very easy. We were escorted to our room, which was large but dated and minimal.
Though everything functioned, some needed repair was evident.
House keeping does an excellent job, though there seemed to be a supply issue with towels. More than once I had to retrieve towels from the front desk, after waiting for them from laundry.
We found the food to be quite tasty and had no need to eat elsewhere. Choices varied and I believe it was more authentic than food found at larger tourist properties.
Bar service was adequate but simple, with not a lot of variety.
The biggest asset of Fun Holiday Beach is its employees!! Always very nice and accommodating. They made us feel welcomed and invited.
Security staff was excellent. Out of nowhere they would appear when we were approached by beach vendors and hawkers. Due to some reviews we were somewhat leery for our safety, but never once were we concerned while on the property or on their section of beach.
A very special thank you to security guard Richard! Always going out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and safe. He is honest and trust worthy, with a genuine concern for his guests. I believe he is our true friend in Jamaica!
To finalize :
Fun Holiday Beach
Is no resort, but a comfortable budget hotel with excellent staff on a terrific section of beach.
If you are considering non resort properties,
Fun Holiday Beach is an excellent option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven Mile Negril beach resort hotel with pool, hot tub, watersports, jet skis, live reggae 2 nights a week, other parties and events! Beach and pool bars, seaside seafood and Jamaican specialties restaurant, room service, internet connection, cable TV, air conditioning - check out our internet specials! For the best value on the Negril beach check out Fun Holiday Beach Resort! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fun Holiday Beach Hotel Negril
- Fun Holiday Beach Negril