The whole tag line of this site is Get The Truth, Then Go. Here is the absolute truth. Honestly!
My family of four, with two kids ages 12 and 17 stayed for about two weeks last summer.
The Beaches Lobby in the Montego Bay Airport was relaxing. Probably the only air conditioning in the area, and the kids were able to use the restroom and drink plenty of refreshments while cooling down in the comfortable couches.
The Ride to the resort was LONG. The views were magnificent. The Poverty wasa painful. One stop along the way to buy drinks and a candy bar a beer for the rest of the trip.
Check In. Most people complained it took too long, however we were greeted and sat down in the rich lavish lobby. Wet towels to cool our faces and neck, and cookies, fruit, and smoothies to eat and drink while we waited. Check In took about twenty minutes top and we were escorted to our room.
The Room. We got a standard double room. The Beds were soft and comfortable, and i usually hate hotel beds. The tile was cool and refreshing....although cold when your in your wet swim suit. The bathroom was big enough for what we used it. Although the windows allowed people outside to hear you....they were able to be shut. No major complaints on the room.
The Food. The Mill was a standard buffet for the family. Breakfast was really good, and lunch and dinner were average. The Last Chance Saloon served excellent meals. The Japanese restraunt wasn't great. The Seville, was nice and relaxing get away. But my favorite was the macaroni grill by the pool. You can choose everything to go on your pasta, and its excellent.
The Staff. Ofcourse the hotel doesn't allow tips...but it is so hard to see the staff work so hard and receive hardly enough pay. Our housekeeper for the time we stayed there told us of her kids and how she worked 6 days a week. We ended up tipping her well more then anyone else. The lifeguards are friendly and enjoy conversations. Several times a week the lifeguards would play soccer on the beach with the kids, its a blast. They even learned american football. Andre one of the lifeguards is very friendly and very sweet.
The sports. You definetly get your money worth with this. We went snorkeling and scuba diving sooo many times. The kiyaks are excellent exercise also.
While we were there we found an injured kitten, that we fed plenty of food to each day. The kitten came to be known as "Yah Mon" by many of the residents. Right before we left one of the lifeguards took the kitten home as a pet.
If your going to Beaches, please sit down and enjoy the vacation. You must get into a jamaican state of mind. Everyting will be allrite, yah mon. Dont try to move too fast, dont be stressed and you will enjoy your stay. Be involved in the activities at the hotel, water aerobics, soccer on the beach, kids camp, whatever it is that strikes your fancy....JUST DO IT. AND RELAX.
- 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