We were married in Jamaica on the 29th and decided to spend a few days off the beaten path to get to know Jamaica before going to the hotel we were getting married at. We chose the Westender based on Tripadvisor and like every other review, we were taken back at first by the drive to the property. Once you've spent some time in Negril and experience the noise, intrusions, traffic and hetic pace, you'll begin to understand what makes the Westender a really cool place. Please read this next part carefully: If you have come to the Westender to get beach crazy and go nuts, go to the beach and get nuts. The rest of us came to the Westender to experience a non-spring break type vacation. If the food at the restaraunt was terrible, then maybe you might have a beef...but the food is just great. Breakfast was included in our booking and the meals at lunch and dinner were great. There was a guest chef the week we were there so we enjoyed a price fixe menu our 2nd night there, just out of the blue. I hear a rumor there might be $50 all you can eat lobster coming too!. Right next door is Jackies on the Reef, where I had an insane massage. Nightime at the Westender is laid back and chilled out. I can't say enough about Kaymar and the rest of the staff who just wonderful. It took us a few days to get into the Jamaican groove, and we were more than thrilled to have begun our new lives together at the Westender. Take a chance and get out to the country. Once you've stayed near the beach or the highway and then experience the quiet of a night at the Westender, you'll be sold. Don't stay there and then complain that it wasn't near anything. Thats its charm. You can be where ever you want to go in 10-20 minutes and they'll come bring you home. Meanwhile, you get the peace and quiet at night that you can't experience in the thick of it all. Much respect to the Westender and their staff.