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Just back from Beaches Negril - can I answer any questions?

Just back from Beaches Negril - can I answer any questions?

Old May 18th, 2000, 02:16 PM
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Just back from Beaches Negril - can I answer any questions?

We had an excellent time! Food was wonderful and service was very friendly. My 10 mo old daughter loved the nannies! The beach was beautiful and the snorkeling was much better than I anticipated. Only drawback was that the first night we had a very noisy couple (2 hours of sex from 3 am to 5am - gimme a break!) in the room adjoining ours. They left that next day - he proabably had to be carried out - and we did not hear a peep from the subsequent neighbors.
Old May 22nd, 2000, 12:47 PM
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Was Beaches worth money or would it have been better to stay at Beaches Inn and used the Beaches facilities? Did you snorkel right from the beach or did you do a snorkel boat trip? Did you notice how the snorkeling was in front of Beaches Inn?
Old May 24th, 2000, 09:06 AM
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Erin, I'm with Kellie: did you find that Beaches Negril was worth the money? Would it be suitable for my 11 & 15 year old, especially our 15 yr. old son? (as far as teen programs, etc.)Did you feel secure there? Do you know anything about the golf there? Thanks Erin!
Old Jun 5th, 2000, 08:32 AM
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Sorry it has taken me so long to respond! I thought it was well worth the money and found that people paid a wide variety of different rates (cheapest was a couple from Boston that got airfare and 6 nights for $2,500 - a very good deal!) Might pay to shop around because rack rates are listed at $600 night per couple (not incl kids but those under 2 are free and I think $75/nt for older) and we were told about a 30 percent discount by calling Beaches res number. We talked to a couple staying at Beaches Inn and they were bummed out about not staying at Beaches - had to pay for a taxi and then stuck there - could not go back to room if child got hot or cranky - did not like the rooms. We took a snorkel boat trip (45 min) and it went about 6 times a day. Seemed like all the boats from all hotels went to the same vicinity. Saw some teens who seemed to be having a good time - shooting pool, sega, water sports (and great for ou because they can eat like crazy!) I felt secure - love Negril and feel it is more welcoming and friendly than other parts of Jamaica. I don't believe they offer golf - stayed at Swept Away 2 years ago (an absolutely fabulous place!) and opted not to golf because there were additional charges. My husband went on a trip up the river with some people he met that worked at the resort - loved it! Also all 3 of us went on an organized tour shopping, site seeing, Rick's. It was great because we were the only ones who signed up so we basically got the use of a chauffered vehicle for four hours!
Old Jun 9th, 2000, 06:13 PM
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We also stayed at Beaches it is definitely worth the money. The food and service were great (we met a lot of wonderful people there) our 19 mo old loved it!! We can't wait to go back!!!
Old Jul 3rd, 2000, 08:25 PM
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Hi Erin,
My family and I arre planning a vacation to Beaches Negril in April 2001. I have a question about the suites. We are thinking about staying in a 2 bedroom villa suite and by the pictures it looks like the living room is open without windows. Do you know if that is the case? Can the large patio style windows be closed and secured or are they open air type rooms? Thanks.
Old Jul 14th, 2000, 10:29 AM
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HI Erin. Your posting had me ROTFL and reminded me of a resort trip I had in Feb. Screaming yes but of two drunk people for 2 hours ugh. I am considering heading to BeachesNegril for a wedding in April of Next year. It is the ONLY place I can think of capable of servicing the adults, singles and toddlers and teenagers coming with us. How did you find the seperation of Adults and Children? As you were also a parent, how safe were yu with leaving your kids and going off for a few hours? Mostly I ask because there are only a few kids in our group (5 between the ages of 5 months and 15 years) but enough to prevent the whole party to head to an adults only property. I have been to resorts before where they resort is divided down the middle but perfectly symetrical and looked like mirror duplicates in building/restaurants so that parents with KIDS stayed on one side and couples stayed on the other.
Thanks -Sophia

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