I know this post is coming about a month late but I have to share my Sunset at the Palms Resort review. This is the resort that Sheldon and I stayed at for our honeymoon. You can read more about Negril and my experience there in this post if you consider going.
Location: Sunset at the Palms is located about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes away from the airport. Even though the drive is that long, the view is amazing. You ride along the coast the whole way there.
Room: Umm hello, we stayed in tree houses! This was the one thing that drew me to the resort. The only downside of a tree house is bugs/mosquitoes. We definitely left with our fair share of mosquito bites but that’s what happens in the Caribbean. The gift shop had bug spray so that helps. Another favorite part of our room/bungalow was our balcony. I loved going out on the balcony everyday and just listening to all the sounds of nature. The birds and insects sounded so different there.
Food: The food was great! You know going outside of the country that things will not taste the same…like ketchup. Surprisingly enough, everything did at our resort. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I got eggs, bacon, French toast and fruit everyday. At night, there was a different theme for the night.
Beaches: Our resort was actually located along Seven Mile Beach. Some of the beaches located on Seven Mile Beach are Bloody Beach, Booby Cay, Bourbon Beach to name a few. Our resort had its own beachfront for people staying there only. The beaches are all connected though. Next to us was Hedonism, Couples, Sandals, etc.
Safety: The one thing people always talk about whenever you go out the country is safety. Jamaica is not known to have the best reputation when you go off resort, according to Americans. Mind you, half of these people have never even left the country before. When it comes to safety the first thing I will say is just to be smart. If it doesn’t look right, feel right, smell right, then it probably isn’t. Sheldon and I felt very safe even when we did go a little off resort.
We learned so much more about the people and culture. On one of our excursions, we did get dropped off to this little village to shop and the shop owners were a bit aggressive with their selling tactics. Hey, we all gotta eat right!? It was nothing we couldn’t handle. We did say that the next time we go to Jamaica we would go off resort if we had a bigger group. There really is so much more to the island than resorts.
Staff: The staff was amazing. So friendly, super accommodating. It’s the little things but since we stayed at the hotel during 4th of July, we came back to our rooms and they gave us American flags. The hotel also had “American Night” for one of their daily nights and it was on July 4th. They served American cuisine for us.
Conclusion: Clearly we had an amazing time! I totally recommend staying in Negril, especially if you are looking for a laid back vacation.
Thanks for reading!