This was our honeymoon and our first purchase for travel through Groupon. Needless to say, we were nervous! We read all the fine print and reviewed the Legends and Samsara website in depth. We had a wonderful time, but we are also the type of people to roll with the punches and make a fun time out of anything. We are not high maintenance, though I could have been.
I didn't bring a hair dryer because I assumed there would be one, as all hotels and resorts do. They did not. It was a very minimal type of setting. However, we did spend all of our time outdoors, so really no need to glam up or have all the amenities of home. Though, it would have probably made us not be so ready to get home to our normal lifestyle with all the luxuries of home.
The food was fine. It was difficult to make it from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 12:00pm to 7:00pm for meals. Food is served buffet style 8:00-10:00, 12:00-2:00, 7:00-9:00. We are early risers and so we were hungry right away! then to make it to 12pm for lunch and then to make it to 7:00pm for dinner, we had to double up on servings!
My husband made the joke about the food that it seemed like they just Googled "what do Americans eat" and then made lots of it! One meal was spaghetti and fried chicken! One day was all carbs; rice, mozzarella bread, spaghetti and sandwiches.
Breakfast was the best. The lady who made omelets was great and patient and kind in demeanor.
The staff was plentiful, but did not go out of their way to speak, other than when they needed to. Some looked miserable. Others were pleasant enough when you spoke to them, but none were outgoing.
Samsara was nice, but the same regarding meals, staff, etc. We did not see the accommodations, but the views were nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Legends Beach Resort is a beachfront boutique hotel situated directly on the famous 7-mile white sand beach in Negril, Jamaica. This friendly and intimate resort commands breathtaking views of the shimmering turquoise Caribbean Sea embraced by miles of powdery white sandy beach. Legends is located in a prime section of Negril within walking distance of shops, water sports, entertainment and local restaurants. The resort comprises two sections, one on the beach and one lushly gardened section across the street. Within the garden section is a large pool surrounded by a spacious sundeck. The beachside section also contains a small pool. Other hotel facilities include free Wi-Fi, gift shop, safety boxes at reception, massage treatments, and tour desk. The resort's beach frontage on Seven Mile Beach provides access to shallow, sandy-bottom water that remains calm in nearly all weather conditions. Complimentary roundtrip shuttles transport guests mornings and afternoons to partner resort, Samsara Resort, on Negril's famed seaside cliffs, where reefs providing snorkeling and scuba-diving directly off shore. This Jamaica resort offers 50 guestrooms arrayed on the sea side of the street extending through Negril parallel to the beach and across the street in a lushly gardened section. Buildings feature exteriors of pastels and vibrant colors. Ceiling fans and wood-louvered windows provide an alternative to rooms' air conditioning. Decor features tile floors, tropical-wood furniture, and richly colored fabrics. Fresh blossoms strewn about rooms greet guests on arrival. Coconut palms and lounge chairs with soft red cushions line the resort's frontage on Seven Mile Beach. Water-sport rentals, including jet skiing and parasailing, are available. Vibrantly colored buildings, blooming tropical gardens, and an open-air restaurant and beach bar manifest a friendly oasis to meet new friends, enjoy reggae music and discover exotic cocktails. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Legends Hotel Negril
- Legends Jamaica
- Legends Beach Resort Jamaica
- Legends Negril
- Legend Beach Resort Negril