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Grand Pineapple Beach Resort Negril

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • a nice pool on the garden side with snacks available
  • good value
  • lovely beach
  • helpful staff
  • nice spa

    Cons

  • some rooms don't have balconies
  • nearby bars can be noisy
  • limit of three to a room

Fodorite Reviews

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Grand Pineapple Beach Resort Negril Review

This low-rise resort epitomizes the relaxed and funky style that Negril is still known for. The cottages are built in the style of old-time Jamaican homes, and all rooms are decorated in bright Caribbean colors, giving this resort a real island feel. Guests are always just a quick walk from Negril's 7-mi-long (11-km-long) beach. Colorful peacocks roam the garden. Rooms are fairly basic, and those on the beach side get some noise from nearby bars until the wee hours. The resort welcomes couples, singles, and families. Children under two stay free, but each room has a maximum occupancy of three persons (you wouldn't want to try to squeeze more into these rooms, either).

    Hotel Details

  • 65 rooms.
  • Rate includes all-inclusive.
Updated: 03-13-2014

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    Reservations - Aren't

    Two Huge Issues :
    (1) When booking through Expedia my reservation was not honored when I had arrived. I was transferred to another hotel and told I was "upgraded".

    I was then transferred back to Negril Gardens after 2 nights at the first hotel. We had to pack our bags in the middle of the day to find ourselves again afresh of new surroundings. This being a 5 night Valentine's getaway ended up ruined.

    When talking to Expedia Customer Service - they offered me a token $100 as a fix. Please. Don't bother me. I am 44 years old. $100 isnt the point. A ruined vacation was the point.

    SOLUTION : Don't book through Expedia

    (2) Negril Gardens Beach

    When we did settle down at Negril Gardens, I found it nothing but a huge beach hassle. It felt like walking thru the depths of NYC (a bad section) and being asked if I wanted any ganja, asked if I had money, or whatever the case was - I was being hassled for something.

    I am on vacation. I want to be left alone. Am I visting another coutnries beach ? yes. Am I spedning money and dropping it into the economy - YES. The Jamaican governement doesnt do their job in keeping the beaches safe. There's a fine line between being solicited and a confrontation.

    After dinner you can peer on to the beach and see eyes in the darkness facing Negril Gardens. Do I walk out there? What will happen ?

    Would I send a loved one to stay at that beach ? I not only would advise them against it but help further finance them to go somewhere else.

    There ARE plenty of other places to stay than Negril Gardens. It's quite a bit over-rated. Stay at RIU - look at the difference in hotel facilities. Youll be glad you did.

    by islander_63, 2/20/08

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