I looked at reviews and was astounded by all the 4 and 5 stars given by people (must have been stoned). The staff were nice but the hotel needs major upgrades. I had an old fashioned TV and a bedspread. More like an old Day's Inn. I asked for a CLEAN blanket and got a nice white clean blanket instead of the old blue one in the closet. I tried with the air conditioning to control the room smell. Didn't work. I just froze with the thin blanket.
This hotel had meals. I liked the tea and the croissants. One night I ate all desserts. The jerk chicken was really good but none was available for dinner. That is about it on the food front. They did give you giant bottles of water free.
Most people were Canadians and from Europe. They were having a good old time drinking away the free booze. I don't drink nor smoke pot. I think that was my big problem. If I had I wouldn't have cared about anything else. I never saw quite so many drunk people. And pot was very easy to get. Guys literally put it in your hands.
The most famous attraction: The waterfalls -- too long a drive: 1 hour and 1/2.
Too many tourists. Too much unpleasant odor. If you want to walk on the beach you can't go far, as one accurate reviewer said:
Last time I'll do all inclusive. The beach is man-made. Unless you get "off the reservation" you don't even see real Jamaica. This isn't even Montego Bay. It's Mahee Bay (manmade with construction sand)
|Length of beach...This hotel had to be built in the 50's with little renovation.|
I wanted to windsurf but they had no harnesses and the uphaul line was without knots (so it doesn't slip down your hands when raising the sail) and a boom with no rubber. I would say the setup was about 20 years old.
They say they have free wifi. It is 90 minutes and only works in the lobby (and it is sporadic). The pool was nice, but I don't do pools.
Here is another Trip Advisor review from 2013:
We chose this hotel for a girls get-a-way; we were immediately disappointed by the low quality service, below average restaurants, and limited service throughout the hotel. The hotel room itself felt dated and had a "weird" smell to it.Best part of trip seeing an old friend and spending time together.