Young couple, 24 yrs want to go to Jamaica. We both have never been. I’m not opposed to an adults only resort like the Zilara if there’s access to I guess a family side? I don’t want to be around little kids all day but I also don’t want to be sitting in silence with old people. Right now the resorts I’ve been looking at are -Hyatt Ziva Rose -Hyatt Zilara -Hilton Rose Hall -Jewel Grande -Moon Palace Any thoughts on these? Thinking of going for 4 nights, 5 days either June or August depending on cheapest flights & matching it with the resort. August makes me a little nervous bc of rain. I’ve been to 1 all inclusive resort in Punta (got food poisoning and it was cloudy the whole time in Sept.)
Jamaican here — I recently just came back from a hotel trip to Excellence Oyster Bay. The trip was great, beach was great, nice amenities, nice food and very peaceful. So you can definitely check that one out.
Those are great choices,Gran Bahia,Sandals,Riu, Royalton and Ocean coral Springs are also really nice options,as rain u can’t avoid that because June to November is hurricane season but u s stand a very good chance of no rain or a little rain during that period so still come.
Just got back from Hilton Rose Hall.
Food - Some of the best we have had and very good for a resort. Several Jamaicans we talked to that were staying there said the foot was as good if not better than most places around MB.
Beaches - They keep it clean from sea week but it comes in continually . No comparison to the Negril beaches. Two small beach areas. No locals selling their wares which was refreshing compared to Negril. You can leave your stuff on your chair while in the ocean and not worry about it getting stolen.
Service - 5 stars! Of course tipping here and there helps your outcome and they folks really appreciate it. Don’t go to Jamaica and be cheap. Be gracious with your first world resources. We always take $300+ to hand out for tips etc.
Spa - Beach massage was the best we have had in quite some time.
Rooms - Very thin walls. You can here everything next door and above you. Super clean and on top of their service daily. We had a partial ocean view on the fifth floor. View was excellent with a nice little patio.
Entertainment at night - Local bands were good. I don’t go to these places looking evening entertainment. No raves going on here. Crowd isn’t really into the scene. Not a night club if that is what you looking for.
Mix of families, honeymooners, and older adults. We are empty nesters now and enjoyed the variety of the crowd. What we desire now is different than when we were 28 or 38 when we went with our family.
We will be back again. It is a well run facility only 15 minutes from the MB airport so it is easy in and easy out. That is what we were looking for for this trip. Negril beaches are hands down better even with the locals selling/bugging you all day on the beach.