On June 5th, 2009, we held our wedding rehearsal dinner for 65 guests at Norma's Restaurant at the Sea Splash Resort in Negril-- and we're so glad we made that choice.
We live overseas which makes remote communication and planning even tougher, but we managed to book this place, months in advance without a coordinator through emails and fax mostly. Our main contact at Norma's was Paula and she was extremely professional and helpful. Considering Jamaica's laid back attitude and the typical difficulties getting email responses, Norma's was far more responsive over email than any other restaurant we were in touch with (including Kuyaba). This made Norma's an easy choice for us (not to mention their fabulous food reviews!)
Once in Negril, we met Paula in person and she walked us through all our location options and introduced us to the wait staff and chef who would be working on the day of our function. She walked us through all the details so there would be no surprises day-of.
Paula and her staff were able to work with every request we had-- from a customized food and drink menu, to decorations, and location. They even printed personalized menus for us and tastefully decorated our dining area for our private function. The food was really amazing-- the best on Negril beach (and we tasted options all over, even at the all-inclusive where we honeymooned!).
The service was very good-- with constant attention, drink refills, and quick problem-solving (such as rearranging of chairs, adding an extra place setting, etc.). The only downfall was a delay in bringing out main courses. A few tables were finished eating while others still hadn't received their meals. However, I am sure this can be expected with a large group of 65 people, at any restaurant in Jamaica.
Overall, our experience at Norma's surpassed our expectations. The staff, food, and atmosphere were great and our guests had only positive things to say about it. I would absolutely recommend Norma's for any function and if nothing else-- at least for a nice dinner if you happen to be in Negril.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Under new ownership this boutique resort is on the white sands of Negril 7 Mile Beach. The renewed atmosphere of Yard Beach House aims to cater to a service demanding clientele, people looking for good premium brand drinks with the service that they should expect. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seasplash Negril Hotel Negril
- Seasplash Hotel Negril
- Seasplash Resort Negril