A November 2005 trip
to Negril by miadelie
Quote: I went on my honeymoon with my husband to Sandal's Negril. I was overly disappointed with this trip, especially in comparison to Ocho Rios. There were more tourists in this area, and it is obvious that it is Jamaica's Spring Break capital.
Hotel | "Sandals' Negril"
Negril is not what I had hoped for. I was looking for cultural Jamaica, and instead I found more than a hint of college student's Spring Break in everything (and I was there in November). My husband and I came here for our honeymoon, flying in from Ocho Rios, which we LOVED. It was bad from the moment we stepped into the resort. We had to wait about an hour to get into our room, and our room was terribly dirty. Our safe was broken, and none of the windows shut properly. We lived with huge bugs for the remainder of our stay in Jamaica (when you pay $400-plus a night for an all-inclusive, you expect a little bit more). I also came back to my room one day noticing my new magazine had mysteriously disappeared, hmmm. I suffer from heat induced migraines, so every time we left the room we would leave our air-conditioner on. Sure enough, when we'd come back to the room the maid would have turned it off. Also, the toilet backed up in our room, throwing sewage all over the bathroom.
This was more than disgusting, I didn't take a single shower the entire time I was there. And we had to go to the front desk to request a "Do Not Disturb" sign, which you would consider standard protocol for honeymooners. The evening entertainment was poor at best, and the entertainers constantly harassed my husband and I to get involved in their schemes. The staff in general at this resort was very unhelpful and unfriendly. Compared to Beaches Boscobel, this resort is a disgrace. I sent Sandals' a very lengthy letter, explaining in detail all of the misdoings of their resort. I received a letter of apology via email 7 weeks later. They did nothing to compensate my husband or I for our honeymoon. I would not stay here again.
Member Rating 1 out of 5 on April 3, 2006
Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa
Attraction | "PADI Scuba Resort Class & Dive"
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on April 4, 2006
PADI Scuba Resort Class & Dive
Sandals' Negril Resort
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 1, 2006
West End Road
Restaurant | "Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 5, 2006
Norman Manley Blvd