My wife and I recently stayed at Beaches, Negril with our adult daughter, her boyfriend and her two boys, ages ten and eleven. This was our first experience with any Sandals affiliated resort, and it exceeded all expectations, from our check-in (Natalie was so welcoming she brought tears to my eyes), to our emotional goodbyes with so many of the Beaches staff a week later. Beaches provides an amazing blend of luxury and casualness. The guest rooms and common areas (lobby, pools, bars, gym, spa) are five star luxury accommodations, while the overall vibe of the resort is ultra relaxing and casual. Although it was not a school holiday break, our kids still met friends who were also vacationing there, and the resort felt so safe and protected that we let them roam with their friends unsupervised from morning until late at night. They were often in the pool until after 10! The entire Beaches staff was friendly and helpful beyond belief, and there were certain younger staff members who engaged the kids in all kinds of activities......Cafrey, Jermaine and Oshane! It's also fantastic that the kids (and adults) can eat and drink as much as they want all day without paying for each individual item. Our kids went nuts for the Chocolate Monkey Freeze (shout-out to bartender, Marlon!) and the soft serve ice cream machine that never went dry! My personal favorites were the jerk chicken at the Barbeque (shout-out to the "jerk king," my friend, Christopher), the Jamaican beach buffet on Mondays (ask for Arica, as well as in the Mill Buffet), and Stewfish for breakfast & dinner (ask for Troy & Desroy). Loved the Cafe Paris for Blue Mountain coffee, espresso & chocolate croissants every morning (Samantha, Sania & Tasha are Jamaican queens who will start your day off right). The all inclusive water sports were also great, and we took advantage of two snorkeling excursions (with Captain Howard, O.B. & Carl), kayaking and sailing a Hobie- Cat in a sea that is clearer than most swimming pools! My only criticism would be the food in the Italian restaurant, the Venetian and the southwestern restaurant, Arizona's. But then again, how good do think jerk chicken, oxtail stew or curried goat would be in Venice or Santa Fe?! I also wish it were easier to get Red Stripe in a bottle.....the draft is inferior! And finally, it'd be nice if The Mill served their breakfast buffet a little later, at least until 11. But when all is said and done, we're already looking forward to returning with our kids next year! They said it was the "best vacation they ever had," and that's something you can't put a price tag on.......it's a memory that will stay with them for the rest of their lives!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Located on the widest stretch of Negril's seven mile white sand beach•Stay at one, play at two with full exchange privileges with Beaches Sandy Bay including a choice of 11 dining options•“Pirates Island” Water Theme Park with 4 slides, meandering “lazy” river and splash deck•Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street themed activities with daily character appearances, parades and stage shows•Kids Kamp & Nursery with wide range of supervised activities•Interactive Teens Program with “Trench Town” Teen's Center and Teens' Coordinator to coordinate teen activities•Expansive Two & Three Bedroom Butler serviced suites•Supervised Xbox® Play Lounge with flat screen plasma TV's & Xbox® 360 game consoles•Beaches Resorts were voted “World's Leading Family All-Inclusive 14 years in a row•Five Star Diamond Award, American Academy of Hospitality Sciences•Six Star Diamond Award, Beaches Resorts – Keeping it Green•EarthCheck Platinum Certified ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beaches Negril Hotel Negril
- Beaches Hotel Negril
- Negril Beaches Hotel