This is not a pro-party mega resort. If you like something that's small to mid size and quiet to just relax, this is the place for you.
Room: we stayed at a delux room, which is a standard room with a king bed. Every room has a patio with a daybed, which is a huge plus! The resort keeps a really nice garden throughout the resort. We spent a plenty of time in the patio, looking at the greens and hummingbirds over a cup of tea.
Our room was close to the lobby and the dining area. Which was good, but then we could hear the band playing pretty loud at night because the room was close to the lobby and dining area. We weren't that bothered or had trouble falling asleep, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone is annoyed by it.
Some things in the room are bit old. One of the shower heads were broken (we just didn't use it during our stay). The steel cap of water drain in the shower booth was tilted and we almost cut our feet while taking a shower. Ac was in a weird setting, which made us to think it's broken. Had a maintainence person to come over and hammer it down and fix the AC and all was good afterwards (shoutout to Gladston, who is the nicest and friendliest maintenance person I've ever met!)
Beach: Of all the beaches of Bloody Bay, SATP beach is probably the least loud/busy area. We liked it.
I know some ppl who posted here didn't like the fact that you have to cross the road to get to the beach, but I personally didn't find it troublesome. The road is narrow and there is a guard who makes sure you cross safely. Maybe we were fine with it because we are from a big city, where crossing crazy roads on your own is a daily business.
Honestly, I prefer how SATP keeps the beach "separated" from the resort and close it in the evening. Around noon the beach can get loud/crowded because of all the vendors/sales associates/music from other resorts, and in the evening weed dealers pop up here and there, except weekends . I'd rather have them away from the resort property (even though they leave you alone if you just say "no thanks." The beach was overall well maintained. I always saw someone cleaning the beach in the morning.
Food: we were pretty happy with the food. Eating at the resort all the time can be boring, but then this is a small resort, relatively far from the downtown. Some fruits were miss. Found some brilliant deserts though. Meats were of good quality. The lobby bar and beach bar makes the best drinks. Pool bar tends to make it too strong.
Getting around: SATP is a bit too far from the downtown, but they set up rides to the downtown frequently with a reasonable price. There are always several guides/taxis waiting to deal with you right out of the resort so I guess you can talk to them too. SATP also has a tour agent sitting at the lobby everyday, so there is no need to deal with multiple agencies.
Walking around in the resort in the evening can be a bit annoying, though. The lights are very dim and it's pretty hard to see/navigate. I understand some resorts keep their lights low to not to disturb wildlife in the resort and I totally support it, but they could have either place a lighting near the signs or place navigating signs on the floor. It took a while until we can navigate the resort like pros after the sunset.
Conclusion: we were happy to stay at the SATP, we wouldn't mind doing it again and would recommend this place. However, SATP may not be the right choice for some other vacationers. If you like partying, activity-packed resorts or wants to go out to the downtown often and wants 0 sec travel time to the beach, you won't like this place. If you want some quiet time to relax, SATP is probably the right resort for you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A great spot for romantics or a destination wedding. Nestled amongst tropical gardens and flowering plants at the edge of Negril, this unique all-inclusive gem is best described as intimate, chic and serene. The resort offers 85 "tree-house-style," elegantly appointed guestrooms on ten-acres of lush landscaping, a design praised by Architectural Digest. Melt away with a soothing spa service in our unique treatment garden, cool off at the swim-up bar with a tropical drink or "chill" at the resort's five beachfront acres and two miles of white sand beach, just steps away. When dining is on the menu, you'll enjoy both international and authentic Jamaican cuisine at four restaurants and bars. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunset At The Palms Hotel Negril
- Sunset At The Palms Negril
- Sunset Palms Jamaica
- Sunset Palms Negril
- Sunset At The Palms Resort