Casie recently vacationed at the luxurious Royalton Negril. She stayed in the adults only Hideaway section. Here is her hotel review.
Location: Directly on the beach about 1.5/2 hours from Montego Bay airport. We didn’t go into town so I’m not sure how long it would take. There is a little market across the street we walked too which was very convenient!
Beach: I found the beach at the Hideaway pretty small and secluded but not as nice as the amazing beach on the Royalton side. There was a bit of seaweed but nothing too bad and nothing more than expected travelling to the Caribbean in the summer.
Pool Areas: There are three pools throughout the resort, all infinity pools with swim up bars and a kids pool.
- The Hideaway one was nice since it was adults only but busy. They did bring a couple options for lunch over to the bar. The day we were there they had chicken wings and jerk chicken wraps. They had water aerobics daily.
- Main Pool at Royalton was the biggest. They had lounge chairs in the pool. Right beside the bar is a grill. We only spent an hour at this pool because it was too busy for us.
- Diamond Club Pool in the Royalton section is where we went every day. They also had the lounge chairs in the pool and a couple fountains. There was a Diamond Club Beach Bar beside it. You could order food off the menu with good selection. They also had entertainment everyday here; trivia, dancers, steel drum band, dance lessons and water aerobics.
- Kids Pool had a waterpark with a bucket that dumps on you when it gets full. It looked like a lot of fun.
Restaurants: At the Hideaway there are two a la cartes, Ocean Bistro and Dorado. We went to Dorado a few times for breakfast and supper once. The food and service was great!
Royalton had the buffet. We ate breakfast here the first couple days. Food was as expected for a buffet.
We did two a la carte’s on the Royalton side, Hunter Steakhouse and the Italian. Both were really good! Service at the steakhouse was good but we did have to wait a while for a Mojitio. The Italian also offered take away pizza throughout the day. The best pizza I have had at an all-inclusive!
Royalton had a cafe in their lobby. My friend got Gelato our first night. I had the soft ice cream and it was really good!
There was also a Sports Bar on the Royalton side. We went a couple nights. This is also where the disco is but I don’t think it’s open every night. We only saw a DJ there once. There was food here too.
Room Service: We ordered room service a few times which was super easy! You can do it off the TV then they will call to reconfirm your order. Besides the long wait the food was good! My favorite was their chicken noodle soup. I ordered it every time! Their options were; fruit platter, shrimp, chicken noodle soup, wrap and sandwiches, Caesar salad and chicken fingers.
Room: We were in the Diamond Club Luxury Junior Suite Ocean View which was super nice!! The toilet and shower are separate with the double sink and bathtub in the open. We had two queen beds. Our wrist band was our room key which was very handy!
I absolutely loved my first visit to Jamaica and staying in Negril. If you are interested in the Royalton Negril or would like some help planning your next Jamaican vacation please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-955-1449.