This was my 3rd stay and my husbands 2nd. We traveled with our 17 and 13 year old sons and our 11 year old neice Nov 20-27th.
This was our second time using Jamaica Tours for ground transportation. The first time we sat for over 45 mins waiting to fill the bus before we got on the road. THEN the driver stopped at a local bar for drinks and food. We were not happy! After traveling all day, we just wanted to get to the resort. This time, at the airport we were told we had to pay extra for our 2 boys because they were considered adults. We booked thru cheap tickets and the price was automatically calculated online. We then had to wait about 30 mins on the bus for other travelers to arrive before leaving
the airport. My recomendation is get private transportation. Its worth it! One positive about Jamaica Tours is my 13 year old left his ipod on the bus. The reps at the resort were wonderful and called the driver and ensured it was returned. Thank you for that!
We requested connecting rooms, something close to the main lobby, and an ocean view in that order. It may have been because occupancy was low, but they met ALL of our requests! We were very happy with our accomodations! Patricia was our housekeeper and she was very nice and did a good job. We had a little problem with ants in the bathroom but she sprayed for us. Please dont forget to tip your maid! Some of our doors didnt open all the way do to wood expansion. That was kind of a pain at times.
As I said in my last review, we are not very impressed with the food here. Jerk chicken hut is very good. We definately noticed an improvement on the day Soloman was working. Its was mouth wateringly good that day! Bubbas would be my fav sit down. Get the filet though. My son had the ribeye and it was not as good. Ask for Winston. He gave us great service! He worked breakfast buffet the day we were leaving so we requested him because we did notice the service at the buffets were slacking this trip.
Water was cold! Its was probably do to the weather being cooler at night. I actually thought the weather was perfect! No to low humidity which was a big change to the heat and humidity we have experienced in the past. There are plenty of lounge chairs in shade. Lawrence at the bar is awesome! He is always up beat and fun! Talk to me somebody! Watch out though because if you sit there too long, you will need a nap and lots of water to make it thru the night! Lol! Entertainment team has changed quite a bit since our last trip but they are still fun. Happy returned from vacation on our last few days and remembered us like we were just there a week before. It is so nice to be remembered and treated like family!
I cannot say enough about the bartenders. The staff here truly makes this resort! Jovaun makes the best drinks and treats you like family, Kemar ALWAYS has a smile on his face, Michael is so entertaining (unfortunately his talent was being wasted most of this trip because they had him in the Casino that nobody uses). I would also just like to mention a few other people that were very accomodating: Romeo in entertainment. Antonio, Gavin, Ricardo, Carrie, Andre, Joy and so many more in the bars!
We want to thank all of you for making our vacation so fun! We will contionue to come back
because of all of you! We hope to see you again soon!
Jose and Tera Lemus
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