SANDALS NEGRIL – BEST NEW YEAR’S EVE EVER
We were on the 3rd level honeymoon oceanview room 5308. The room was newly remodeled about a year ago and there was a little sign of wear and tear. The floor had a crack on the tile and the bottom of the bathroom door was cracked other than that the room was in great shape. The bathroom was new and shower huge. This room had a very nice view it was a little obstructed by a palm tree but it was no problem. This block was close to the beach bar and lobby and pizza shop.
There are plenty of places to eat. The jerk hut was good , the pizza was excellent. I loved breakfast. The breakfast buffet had everything you could want. There are two restaurants which require reservations Kimonos which is Japanese and we highly recommend it. It’s the best!! Also the Italian which we did not go only because I’m an Italian food snob if it’s not authentic I won’t eat it.
I ordered room service for breakfast and one time just for dessert and champagne which room service was included. They set it up nice for you and the food is actually delivered hot and delicious. Your fridge is stocked with beer champagne wine soda and water also liquor is in there. If you run out of anything just call and they will bring it right away. The staff was very friendly anything I requested was no problem.
The Beach was ok a little cloudy on some days but never rocky. I travel a lot to Grand Cayman and was expecting the water in Negril to be as crystal clear and it was not. Also you cannot find chairs anywhere unless you get up at 5am or have a butler. I’ve noticed the 3rd day that people put things on chairs at night to save for the next day. I quickly caught on and had my spot and floaties for the rest of the week . They do wait on you for drinks at the beach so you don’t have to move if you don’t want to. The pool had a swim up bar and entertainment. The drinks were very good. They use fresh fruit like bananas and pineapples which I really appreciate. My husband is a diver so he dove all week except one day. We did the glass bottom tour which was cute for non divers like myself. We also had fun on the tube where they pull you in the ocean. These things were included at no extra cost. Wifi worked on the beach and in the rooms. At night the wifi does not work at all. My husband went to the front desk and they didn’t know why. The room was always cleaned early. The entertainment staff does a great job with the shows each night. New years eve they set up everything out by the beach with black and neon colors that was the theme.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION
New Years Eve was the highlight of my vacation. Sandals went all out with the Seafood buffet dinner which had everything including all you can eat lobsters, crabs, and much more seafood. All black with Neon accessories. They also had a chocolate dessert bar set up with a paris theme with champagne desserts, entertainment and dancing all night long. This was the best NYE I’ve ever had.
Spa- I don’t like being negative when I am on vacation because I will make the best of anything but I felt a bit underwhelmed at first. I feel the high prices of the spa should entitle you to luxury spa experience. I go to spas all the time so I know what to expect. Sandals should really invest money and upgrade the women’s lockers with new spa and sauna rooms and bathrobes to go with the slippers that’s in the lockers. We arrived a half hr early so that we could get pampered. We booked the couples spa. First the sauna and steam room in the women’s locker didn’t work. Then I had to ask for a bathrobe and she said I will see if I can find one. It was almost like they never received that request before but I noticed no one had them on but myself and husband. She then came out with these flimsy wrinkled robes with black marker on it with no belt. Since nothing worked in women’s facilities we went in the sitting area and there was no hot water for tea and there was about 6 other people in there with nowhere for them to sit. Our appointment was at 10 am they came in and got us and then things got much much better. The massage was awesome we walked out of there floating and relaxed. The two ladies who worked their magic on us was great the room was beautiful and the lit romantically. After our treatment there was hot water for tea in the waiting room and cucumber and plain water.
Tip: You really don’t want to miss the NYE Party. I really had a fantastic time brining in the New Year with Sandals Negril
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