Rhodes resort is a hidden gem in Jamaica and part of me doesn't want to write anything to keep it hidden ...maybe that's why it has taken me over a year to write a review :)
first I have booked a 5 star resort in runaway bay, but closer to time had a look on Tripadvisor and saw this place. It only had under 30 reviews, but all they were so good and since it sounded like a perfect gateway I decided to take a risk and come to Rhodes resort instead.
Me and my mum stayed in Coconut room at the sea view cottage, on the first floor. The room was huge with two double beds, one on the mezzanine level and one in the main room, a kitchenette and balcony overlooking the ocean with sunset view. You could even see the sunset from jacuzzi in the room :)
As for activities, there are few things you can do, such as swimming with horses, visit to alligator lake and snorkeling. If you like to snorkel - the best place to stay! There is a few miles long (!!) coral reef only few hundred meters away from the place, reachable from the beach - all you need is to pop your flippers on and off you go. The underwater world there is quite diverse, we got to see the most amazing variety of fish, the highlights were 2m stingray just few feet to my left, a barracuda and making friends with a puffer fish family leaving nearby the concrete dock (you can see the dock in some pictures of other reviewers). No wasting time in taxi, no boat rides and no stress. Even better if you have a wet suit - as you can stay in the water for a good few hours.
The staff at the resort was always friendly, helpful and could organize any tours you want, but despite having rented a car we ended up spending all the time snorkeling along the reef.
We have been to quite a few fancy restaurants in neighboring areas, but came to a conclusion that the food at the resort restaurant was the best dining option. Especially I would recommend to try their jerk chicken - hand down the best jerk chicken in Jamaica we had...and we did try quite a few different places!
Overall the big family feel at the resort and the most relaxing, stress free holiday I have ever had.
Thank you so much, only good memories about my stay :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a magnificent 550 acre property on the northwest coast of Jamaica in the Negril area. Our low-density, eco-friendly resort has 26 unique ocean front and hillside rooms. Full Complimentary Breakfast 8 AM to 10:30 AM daily for all registered guests. Meal plans available with or without alcohol. Transportation packages. Tour Packages. Accommodations ranging from family cottages with full kitchens, private rooms with furnished verandas, and hillside rooms with panoramic views available with or without meal plan. Rooms with kitchenettes, sleeping lofts, queen or king size bed. Cable television available in some rooms only. Complimentary use of preprogrammed cell phone. Eco friendly environment so we do not offer complimentary shampoo, cream rinse, or room hair dryers, etc., however guests are more than welcome to bring these items if needed. Complimentary Full Breakfast included and served in the restaurant between 8am and 10:30am. Full service restaurant open until 9pm to 9:30pm daily including lounge & skydeck. Registered guests can order from the menu $6 USD Lunch and $12 USD Dinner including one non-alcoholic beverage of choice. Seaside infinity seawater pool. Two private beaches. Natural private coastline. Mangrove Swamp & Crocodile Reserve with our 60 Ft. floating viewing platform. Mineral springs and magic blue mud bath. Queen of the night. Horseback riding daily (closed Saturday). Bird Sanctuary. Peacock Haven. Eco-Tours. Cave Tours. Nature Walk. Glass Bottom Boat day and night cruises. One mile healthy coral reef steps from our shoreline located at Samuel's Bay National Marine Park. Snorkeling. Scuba Diving. Fishing beyond the reef. Friday night beach bonfire party (Dec 15 to April 15). Gift Shop. Entertainment field. Playing field. Natural walking track. Basketball court. Multiplex Center. Wedding Venues. Special events. 20% Discount off all attractions for registered guests. Make this your own private paradise. Discover Rhodes Beach Resort Negril and experience the true spirit of Jamaica in it's natural environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rhodes Hotel Hanover Parish