One couple we traveled to the Seashore Bay with had accompanied us to the Riu Palace in Negril the previous year and we all had a fabulous time there, so this resort had a lot to live up to. I must admit, on my first day at Seashore I was missing the beautiful lobby piano bar and the huge selection of buffet food and a la cartes that we'd had at the Riu. But by day 2 at Seashore, we were getting into the swing of staying at a smaller resort.
The staff at Seashore Bay (as is mentioned many times on this site) are amazing. The ones we especially loved were Simone, Cleon, Oryen, Alee, Lensworth and Junior. Just the fact that I know many of their names says alot because I am not one who usually gets to know the staff on a name basis.
The resort is going through a major renovation so some wings of the resort were closed. I had gone to the front desk on day 2 looking to switch to a king bed room because I had been put in a room with 2 double beds that could not be pushed together. There were no king bed rooms available, so we upgraded to a suite which had a kitchen, living room, large bedroom and large bathroom at a price that I though was very fair. They did compensate somewhat because they weren't able to provide a king bed room for me. Another couple we were traveling with also did the upgrade.
The food at this resort is very good. I loved the fact that food was available in the snack bar during the hours that the buffet and restaurant were closed, so if you missed the lunch buffet or something you could always get food anyways. I think the selection could be broader at the buffets. There was usually about 6-7 offerings of hot foods/sides, a salad bar, cheese/meat/fruit and a selection of desserts. For lunch and dinner they always had a station open that was serving something different each day such as quesadillas, leg of lamb, seafood pasta, etc. I'd like to see maybe 10-12 hot food choices instead of 6-7, but the food was always tasty and well prepared. The a la carte restaurant, which was alternating between Italian and Caribbean every 2nd night was amazing. The food in there was presented beautifully and was very flavorful. We ended up eating dinner in there almost every night. The staff in the restaurant was excellent and we loved eating in this fine dining restaurant on the resort.
The beach is quiet and beautiful. We walked down to the more central part of 7 mile beach a few times and it was loud, full of small kids and very crowded. We felt a sigh of relief when we got back from our walks and were thankful ours was so much more serene.
Overall, all 6 of us had a fabulous week. The weather wasn't the greatest, but not awful (but that's not Seashore Bays fault!) I am wanting to go back to this resort once the renos are complete, hopefully it will be affordable to us regular working folks :) It looks like it will be seriously gorgeous judging by the photos of the plans.
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- Jamaica’s very first AZUL Sensatori Hotel on the world famous 7 Mile Beach of Negril. Featuring the renowned Gourmet Inclusive® concept by Karisma, the 136 Ocean View room AZUL Sensatori Hotel brings together spacious facilities with unlimited activities and services. The AZUL Sensatori is designed to allow couples, groups, wedding parties, families and friends from all generations to re-connect under the sun. The highlights of the hotel are the two Adults-Only sections with romantic Honeymoon suites. The property also features a separate area with accommodations for families up to 2 Adults and 3 Children. ... more less
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