Beautiful resort, huge beach with plenty to do
Posted Jan 2, 2017
We take a yearly xmas vacation and Jamaica was our pick this year. We had never been to a true "all-iclusive" resort so this was our first venture into pampering. The Hilton sits about 10 minutes from the airport and occupies a beautiful, expansive beach broken into two sections by an observation pier. If you want some beach life, the resort offers free Hobie rides out on the ocean, free kayaks and paddle boats as well as an assortment of scuba and deep sea fishing options for those looking to upgrade the experience.
Although the resort boasts several "restaurants", we ate 90% of our meals at the main buffet because the food shifts focus each night, offering something new to eat (Asian, European, Island Heat, Jamaican). The other smaller restaurants offered basic sandwich, pizza and pasta bars. If you like to dress up, there is an option for high dining however this restaurant is not included with regular all-inclusive plans. There are options for "american" kids at the main buffet named "Fresh" each night if you have picky eaters. We have some adventurous kids but know they have back ups if yours aren't.
The hotel offers optional excursions for a price. We did the luminous lagoon which is INCREDIBLE (google it) and we also went to YS Falls and Black River. We paid approx $500 US Dollars to do both for a family of four.
Each night they had cultural events, dancing and music for free (might only be for holidays), which was awesome.