I read some of the reviews and wonder if we were at the same resort.
I travelled with my sister-in-law and we stayed for 10 days from Nov 11 to 21st.
Yes there still needs to be work done and some wrinkles ironed out but that is to be expected . Who cares if there were some brown-outs for a few mins, the bathroom would flood when we showered if we didn't block the water with the rubber mat and the air conditioning could have been a little cooler. Our room was clean and the bed very comfortable. We had a nice view of the small pool in front of our balconey (swam there at night to cool off before bed.)
We were in buiding 12 which was pretty close to everything but enjoyed the long walks we took around the resort a couple of times.
The resort overall was beautiful and we had great service everywhere. We didn't eat at the Indian or Fish restaurant, but tried all the others. The only one we didn't like was the Mexican because the cheese was like melted cheese whiz.
Everyone was friendly from the guys working on the yards to the entertainment team. The main pool was so large that if you wanted things quiet you sat on one side and if you wanted music and fun you sat on the side with the entertainment shack. The swim up bar was in the middle.
The entertainment team was so much fun. Sugar is as sweet as her name, Mad Raz really is crazy, Chocolate a lot of fun and Happy Feet just that. These people start at 9:30 am and don't end until 12:00 pm with only a few hrs break in between. They try to get the guests to join in but if you don't want to they don't constantly bug and they would stop and chat with us when they weren't busy. Sugar even went off the resort and bought me some Tamarine Balls to take home to my son because they didn't have them for sale at the resort. (We tipped the bartenders and waiters often and then gave the entertainment people a small thankyou at the end of our stay, but we didn't feel they were looking for one)
We only saw one show, which was fun. Instead, we usually ate late and spent each evening listening to a different band and dancing from 9:30. The games room bar carries specialty liquor. You can get Red Stripe Beer & CC Rye etc there. Then it was to a pool to cool off before bed or to the disco for a little more dancing.
Take an insulated glass with you for your drinks. I found the rum and coke to strong so had them fill my glass with pop and then give me the rum on the side so I could add the amount I wanted. Our glasses were really big and they had no trouble filling them for us.
We did one day trip to Bob Marley's mausoleum and really enjoyed it. (I would have been just as happy to stay on the resort) They have some half decent stores on the resort for souvenir shopping and you can get the other stuff at the airport.
I would recommend this resort to anyone (can't comment on things available for young kids). Remember when you go to these resorts it's not going to be the Royal York. Go with the flow, ignore the little things and just have a great time.
ps: if you really need washcloths and it's going to ruin your vacation TAKE SOME WITH YOU. Every resort I've been at they are hard to get so just take some!
Hope you decide to go and enjoy yourselves as much as us!
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