Timeless, beautiful resort
Posted Jul 27, 2015
Took a week-long trip with my girlfriend in late July 2015 and stayed in the oceanfront room.
Grounds/staff: The grounds are extremely well-kept and every single member of the staff is incredibly polite and friendly. The ambiance is highly relaxing and extremely quiet; not what my girlfriend and I were expecting in Jamaica, but isn't necessarily a bad thing. The mosquitoes became a bit bothersome, but the hotel made every effort to prevent this by 'fogging' the lower area of the resort twice weekly with environment- and people-friendly repellent. We went during the slow season and occupancy was apparently around 40%. Beach was a bit small, but very clean, and the pool was fantastic (we spent most of our time there).
Dining: There is one restaurant in the bottom area of the resort that cooks absolutely delicious food, though the prices were higher than expected (dinner is ala carte and entrees cost 30-50 USD). LONG PANTS ARE REQUIRED FOR MEN AT DINNER 6 DAYS A WEEK. One great perk is the 4pm complimentary tea time that includes finger sandwiches, cookies, iced tea, hot tea, and coffee.
Room: Beautifully designed (thank you, Ralph Lauren). King-size bed was really a queen by American standards, but comfortable nonetheless. THERE IS NO TV IN THE HOTEL ROOMS BUT SOME VILLAS MAY HAVE THEM. The room also had a comfortable chaise and chair that faced our 3 double, slatted wooden doors that all opened to our little patio and walkway to the pool. Bathroom was clean and spacious.