Just got home yesterday and could not wait to write a review! We stayed...along with 13 friends and family members from December 15-22.
If you are planning a wedding at SWO:
Do it! You will not be disappointed. Although there were times when I did not hear from the wedding coordinator for several weeks back at home, once we got to the resort...everything was ready to go and went just how I wanted it to. The food, live music, decor, and natural beauty makes this place the ultimate destination wedding.
Breakfast was great! LOTS to choose from. You are greeted with mimosas every morning as you walk to your table.
There are 3 choices for lunch. We ate at the buffet once. Again, there is a lot to choose from. The 2 lunch restaurants are good too. The wraps are tiny. My husband had to order two but they don't mind.
Dinner was wonderful....except for the Italian place. I would just stay clear from it. Our entire party of 10 all agree that it just was "blah". French is AWESOME!!! Ate there twice. Surf and turf was amazing! Hibachi was a blast!!! You MUST sit at the Hibachi table. You will need to make a reservation for this. 15 of us ate there the night before the wedding. The Hibachi chefs put on a great show and you will not stop laughing throughout dinner. The coffee shop is amazing. I think I drank about 10 cappuccinos daily. Try the White Satin... coffee with coconut rum. YUM!
Amazing! We stayed on the preferred side of SWO...the rooms are the same as the regular side but closer to the restaurants. Beds are super comfortable! Mini bar was stocked daily. If you stay at the preferred side, you get 3 full size bottles of rum, whiskey, and vodka along with banana chips and m&m's. Honesty save your money and stay in a regular room. They are the same room, just as nice, but you don't get the extra booze or snacks.
The staff is great! With a couple exceptions of a crabby server...hey we all have our moments...staff was friendly and caring. My favorite thing about the staff is that they are always singing!!! I loved this. They all had such beautiful voices. Servers would sing as they are walking around and filling your glasses. Jeffery, our favorite bellboy, would sing a Bob Marley song as I headed to the beach and others would sing a song to my husband and I, like Olando, when they found out we were getting married.
So much time, work, and effort are put into keeping this resort in tip-top shape. It is truly stunning. I do agree with some of the reviews about the beach. It is a little rough and rocky. I recommend hanging out by the St Jaimes side where they have the water sports. The sand is a lot less rocky there. So no, it is not like the beaches you will walk on in other parts of Jamaica but it is still amazing. Since the resort sits on a peninsula, you really feel like you are on a private island! Oh and make sure to check out the starfish at night located on the path by the restaurants. Super cool
Try it! It is beautiful and the staff is very polite and professional. We had a couples massage and salt body scrub. I do not remember the names of the people who did this but they were great! I also had my hair and makeup done at the spa for my wedding. They did a wonderful job. The only problem we ran into was the dynamic pool. It broke down and we were not able to use it....it looked pretty cool.
FUN! We participated in a few "games" We were not crowned "The Ultimate Couple" but we had a lot of fun playing. Make sure to check out the beach party on Thursdays nights. It felt like something people do only in the movies. Canoes filled with beer, huge bonfire, live music and dancing...it's a PARTY!
My husband and I WILL be back. We received 2 free nights for our anniversary and cannot wait to go back next December. I hope people find this review helpful as I fully understand how nervous you can get when you read bad reviews. I was one of those nervous people but I am so happy that we planned our wedding here! It was a fabulous vacation!
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