If you are like me, you would want to escape this summer heat. It feels like it is getting hotter everyday and I just want some relief. What better place to find relief than in Negril, Jamaica where the breeze is cool and the beaches go on for miles. Just as luck would have it, one of my best friends got a great deal with the Luxury All-Inclusive Resort- Royalton Negril Resort and Spa that recently opened. You can’t imagine how excited I was at this point. I packed a few things, jumped in the car with some friends and off we went.
Negril is absolutely amazing, but the journey to Negril is breathtaking. I was in awe at all the beautiful scenes, the lush vegetation, the fresh air, the inviting blue sea and the friendly Jamaicans along the road. Even though it was a long ride, I would do it all over again.
To be honest, this was my first time driving to Negril and by faith and Google maps, I was finding my way. We almost got lost at a point as there weren’t any ‘Royalton’ signs on the road but we took a chance and drove to Hedonism and that’s when we discovered that Royalton Negril was right next to it.
On arrival, we had a pleasant welcome but the check-in process took quite awhile. In the meantime, we were escorted to their Sports Bar/Restaurant called ‘Score’. We had a quick and delicious snack, then we were guided to our rooms. The view that I had when I opened the door was unbelievable. The room was luxurious, clean, and welcoming. What did it for me was when I laid my eyes upon the Jacuzzi. Seeing is believing friends.
Everyone shies away from the rooms on the first floor but at Royalton, those rooms are in demand. “Why?” you may ask. Well, they so happen to have their own pool that you can use anytime you want.
What about the Restaurants?
I loved that Royalton has reservation free dining, so you can enjoy the variety of international gourmet cuisine without the worries of reserving a table. Everyone who knows me, knows that I had to try the food at all the restaurants. It was an amazing food experience and over the 3 days my mouth was filled with flavours from Italy, Mexico, America, Japan and the Caribbean.
My taste buds went into overdrive. Every bite was delicious but I especially remembered the juicy steak from Hunter Steakhouse, the sushi and mouthwatering shrimp from the Teppanyaki table in the Zen restaurant.
To complete this experience, I had some lovely wine and a variety of cocktails.
Royalton Negril has a lot of fun activities for everyone and it keeps you going throughout the day. I enjoyed swimming in the infinity pool, looking at the various sea animals in the clear water at the beach and paddle boarding. You can view more of their activities here: Royalton Activities
I must say that this was a life changing experience for me and a chance to escape into luxury for a short time. I managed to travel all over the world through their food whilst enjoying the cool tropical vibe of Negril and relaxing in the clear refreshing waters at the beach. Amazing is an understatement for this new hotel so I can imagine how great it will be as time passes. I definitely recommend a visit to Royalton Negril, Jamaica.