I have been all over the Caribbean but had yet to make it to Jamaica as it is always more expensive but we found a great last minute deal so figured this was our chance. We are 420 friendly and this resort definitely fit that bill but I was not prepared for how you interact with Jamaicans. Resort staff were great but resort is open to public and any non-staff we spoke to were all about what did I have for them or what could they sell me. We did not have one normal conversation - they hussle/hassle you until you give something up or it turns into an argument about respect/disrespect. Other countries have pushy sellers but they are all nothing compared to Negril. On 7 Mile beach there is no place to just sit down and relax without $$ associated with it. And it is not cheap. On the ground home is less expensive than on the ground in Jamaica.
THE RESORT: nice - small - well laid out - right on the beach - open to public. Food was very limited and a small buffet table with very little choice. They did have a menu you could order nicer food off of but a fee came with it. The swim-up bar is closed and was a paid bar. The other bar is all-inclusive from 10am-10pm then it turns into a cash bar. If the cash bar at night ran out of a certain alcohol, it was not refreshed until the next evening just a few hours before cash bar opens so there were days we could not drink what we wanted to drink.
THE BEACH: Great beach - warm water. we found the only way to avoid the sellers was to either be in the water or on our balcony. If you walk the whole beach you will end up drained from saying no for hours on end. also no place to sit down and relax while walking unless you are paying $5 for a beer.
we did take a jungle tour and that was cool, it was totally 420 friendly so that was neat as well. Would I do it again? not at this resort. I would have to go to a 5 star for peace and quiet. this resort was not very peaceful as you were always being approached to buy something at all times.
- 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:
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- Fun Holiday Beach Negril