I read all of the reviews prior to coming to Shaw Park but still decided to book. I traveled with a friend and the only positive I have to say about this resort is the beach and water. We also met a great crew of travellers from across Canada, those two things made this stay bearable. The security is a joke! Friends of ours were robbed by a "fake cop" who threatened to take them to jail if they didn't give them all their money. Locals have access to the beach even though it states to have a private beach...there is only one bar and one restaurant. The food is good but the options didn't change. The bar closes early on the beach so you are forced to hang out in the disco bar that is dark,smelly and sketchy. The bartenders make you feel as though asking for a round of drinks is a insult even after tipping well. When the cruise ship visitors come 3-4x a week you will be pushed to the side and asked to wait if you want to eat lunch even though you are a guest. They cater to the cruise ship guests. It was ridiculous. Let me also point out that I've travelled lots and have stayed in pretty sketchy places but this makes my top 3 worst list. Hot water comes and goes...and the odd day that it works, the shower head may or may not fall off.
A few of the workers made sexual advances. The owner does nothing to compensate or make up for the disappointments and concerns you express. The workers attitudes definitely reflect the owners persona.. The care is not there.
Had it not been for the amazing group of people we met while staying there, this trip would have been a bust. Consider staying else where.
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- Also Known As:
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel And Spa
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel Ocho Rios
- Shaw Park Jamaica
- Shaw Park Beach Ocho Rios
- Shaw Park Hotel Jamaica
- Shaw Park Beach Hotel & Spa Jamaica/Ocho Rios