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  • The party side of the island

    Aug 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: beautiful beaches and great snorkeling
    Cons: dirty; poverty-stricken; locals trying to take advantage of the tourists

    Summary: When we were booking our junior year college spring break, we wanted wild and crazy. We got that, plus some, when we traveled to Jamaica for a week's time. The Spring Break Experience in Jamaica I have heard wonderful things about ... read more

  • My favorite vacation!!!!!

    Jul 2, 2010 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Beautiful, relaxing, nice people, reggae, spas, waterfalls, a lot to do, great food.
    Cons: Hustlers, mid-day rains.

    Summary: My family and I go somewhere really nice every summer. I've been everywhere; Mexico(twice), Hawaii, Florida, South Carolina, and St. Martin. A few years ago, however, we visited Negril, Jamaica and I LOVED IT. It's GORGEOUS there. The water is super blue ... read more

  • Jamaica - Land of Many Types of Surprises

    Jan 23, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Jamaican Jerk food, Jamaican music, blue skies, warm temperatures, lush mountains and beautiful waters
    Cons: Unscrupulous looking locals trying to sell you all types of illegal drugs

    Summary: Loving the Caribbean, and looking for a reasonably-priced vacation with water sports for my sailing-loving husband, we got a pretty good deal via the Internet on an all-inclusive in Negril.  While vacationing there, it was still called the Grand ... read more

  • Negril Escape Resort

    Nov 25, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: One of the most beautiful resorts in Jamaica
    Cons: You can't live there forever :(

    Summary: I have stayed at the on 3 separate occasions for a total of 5 weeks in different seasons on my Jamaica vacations. The Negril Escape is the located on the West End Cliffs of Negril where the sunsets over the Caribbean Sea and ... read more

  • BAd-BAD and more BAD

    Jul 14, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: If you do stuff off the resort, people are happy to make your vacation special!
    Cons: Oniel the bartender was great! and SO was the piano bar at night.

    Summary: We stayed in room 4307 on July 6th through July 11th and I am sad to report that this resort does not live up to the standards of a 5 star hotel.  My wife and I were very disappointed in the resort its self, most of the staff, the food and the ... read more

  • Beautiful beach but locals won't leave you alone so you can enjoy it

    Jun 28, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Beautiful beach!!!
    Cons: VERY pushy drug dealers and vendors

    Summary: I only got to spend one day on Negril beach as I was staying at the Grand Pallidium. I paid to take a day bus tour to Negril Beach and Ricks Cafe.The beach was absolutely beautiful! Crystal clear water and white sands. Better than I expected and ... read more

  • White Sands Hotel, Negril, Jamaica

    Nov 14, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Lovely water and great food
    Cons: Prostitutes and drug dealers on the beach

    Summary: We stayed at the White Sands Hotel from December 10th thru the 19th, 2007. At first, we were a bit apprehensive travelling to a foreign country with our five children, ranging in age from 20 to 4, but after we read other traveller's experiences, we ... read more

  • Negril

    Mar 9, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Short flight from NYC, beautiful beaches.
    Cons: Crime, panhandlers

    Summary: Jamaica is a beautiful island just south of Cuba. The island is predominantly made up of African American and a major industry is tourism. Typically you can fly airjamaica to montego. From Montego Bay, you take a beautiful 2-hour cab ride to negril. ... read more

  • Smile, You're In Jamaica

    Jan 21, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Too many to mention, sun, beach, reggae, people, boat drinks, etc.
    Cons: If you're looking for America, you went to the wrong place

    Summary: Every three years we take a trip to Negril for some relaxation and to catch up with some friends we've made there. It's a beautiful location with a fantastic beach and fun nightlife if you know where to go. The one time we were a bit disappointed ... read more

  • Couples Swept Away Negril--The “all inclusive” all inclusive

    Dec 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful grounds, wonderful service, friendly guests and employees, plenty to do.
    Cons: From Denver, we had to spend the night before our Jamaican flight in Atlanta.

    Summary: I had read a lot of good things about Couples Swept Away. I was a bit dubious because I have gone to a lot of all inclusive resorts and some of these resorts were terrific. I wondered if this one was really so wonderful. Would it live up to what I ... read more

  • Samsara Hotel

    Nov 18, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap price, cheap vacation, great place for an entomologist....
    Cons: Food $$$$, torn sheets on the bed, shoddy mattress,no staff.

    Summary: If you enjoy rats, centipedes or musquitos....this is your place. This property saw it's heyday probably 40 years ago 'cause that's the last time they have upgraded their property. Pool was closed - hot tub was closed - ocean too rough to swim in...oh ... read more

  • OK, but you can do better elsewhere

    Jan 11, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The cliffs are pretty and the beach is good.
    Cons: Too much hassling and too much narcotic culture.

    Summary: Negril is OK. It's one of those places that has great pr and word of mouth, but once you get there, you wonder what all the hype was about. Most people come to Negril as part of a package tour and stay at the all-inclusive fancy places like Sandals, ... read more

  • Sandals Negril

    Dec 7, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Staff is VERY helpful and FRIENDLY. Look for Gavin =)
    Cons: Don't go for the food. Portions are small and not the greatest. Good not great.

    Summary: My husband and I went to Sandals Negril for our 10 year Anniversary. We had the time of our life there. We had gone to Cancun for the honeymoon and did not enjoy that near as much. Negril is a place I would go back to. The people are wonderful, very ... read more

  • Little blue pills will not be required.

    Sep 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The most incredible sunsets anywhere in the world. There is magic in the air.
    Cons: As with all vacations, the time you stay will be entirely too short.

    Summary: The sun is setting. As you look to the horizon you see fire dancing on the water. An entire palette of reds, yellows, and oranges. What moments before was a sparkling sea of aquamarine becomes the screen from which the sunset movie is played. The wind ... read more

  • Couples-Negril is wonderful!!

    Apr 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful, calm, white sand beaches-relatively inexpensive
    Cons: Drugs, poverty, poor roads and crazy drivers

    Summary: My husband and I have been here two times and plan to come back again next year. I am a teacher and we go here for Easter break, (along with MANY other teachers) and it is really fun to come back to some familiar faces. I have read a lot of bad ... read more


    Mar 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review

    Summary: My husband and I along with our 7yr old just returned from a week long stay at Beaches Resort Negril 3/2/04-03/09/04 We had such a great time exploring some of the island. This is our second stay at a Beaches Resort last year Turks/Caicos.Upon arriving ... read more

  • Beaches Negril - Reasonable Resort with Friendly Staff

    Mar 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Friendly staff, great beaches, good location
    Cons: Long ride from airport, Guest stole our stroller, below average restaurants.

    Summary: Just returned from our first All-Inclusive vacation in Caribbean. The people are friendly. Great beach. Very nice clean beach. Kids Camp is great. We left our 2 yr old once and he was very taken care of. The restaurants are ok. Even though they ... read more

  • Is this my idea of Paradise?

    Jan 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The Beach, staff at the hotel, scenery, sunset.
    Cons: The driving, the roads, cost of exertions,

    Summary: Excitement, apprehensive, anticipation, expectations, these are four most suitable words that describe how I felt before my holiday to Beaches, Sandy Bay in Negril. Relaxed, overwhelmed, relieved, devastated, these are the words that went with me as I ... read more

  • Seastar Inn-Negril Jamaica

    Aug 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful studio apartments with tons of amenities
    Cons: Short walk to cliffs

    Summary: My wife and I had the absolute pleasure of spending 10 days at Seastar Inn, Negril. This is as clos ... read more

  • Sandal's , Negril.....just like family!

    Aug 22, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: VIP treatment
    Cons: Have to get creative for night life after 10:00 PM at the resort,

    Summary: We (my husband & I) have been to Sandal's Negril 3 times now and are returning for our 4th visit in April 2004. We have always gone during Easter week , which is when they celebrate "reunion week", they seem to have lots of extra "fun" activties going on ... read more

  • samsara & negril

    Jul 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: most everything
    Cons: no sidewalks,relentless population trying to make a buck

    Summary: We got back from negril july 03.It was just too cool.This hotel is very quaint but very comfy.not a ... read more

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