Breezes Trelawny Resort & Spa

54 Main Street, PO Box 54, Falmouth, Jamaica, Caribbean

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    Dated but amazing all the same for the price

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    Stayed there in April 2011, a dated looking hotel compared to some on the island which for the first glimpse is slightly off putting. After getting in and looking around your fears are soon put at ease due to the hotel amenities and how clean the resort is. The food is amazing and pools are massive. There's always plenty of space and loungers etc for the guests and the staff are amazing. We had 2 weeks all inclusive and with that were allowed to book into the al a carte restaurants for free whilst there, whch were all good and the Japanese for food and entertainment was great.
    The entertainment was really good with circus acts, theatre style shows and live reggae bands and steel drums. The usual daytime stuff like water polo, beach volleyball and drinking games was on offer too. They had a beach party once a week at night which was awesome. The hotel also put on free shuttle buses to club cali where you could dance the night away and if you wanted to dance in the hotel you could do it in the hotel disco which on some nights was full and a great atmosphere.

    Unique Quality: Amenities of the hotel and the food are the main high points. The staff and how clean and comfy the hotel is was also great. All inclusive drinks included premium drinks. The non motorised water sports were included on all inc. Hot tubs in the palm trees was a nice touch and some basic water slides for the kids in one area of the pool was also good. Swim up bar always a good thing. Shops, mini casino and arcades games and slots machines keep you entertained. Spa and gym, football courts and tennis courts too. Shows live football and other sports on widescreen tv with seated area next to lobby. Money exchange available in lobby with good local rates if you charge back to your room. We had a balcony with partial sea view, was over the kitchens where there are noisy air con units but at night we couldn't hear it with the door closed and the air con on.

    Directions: From airport head east along north coast and takes about 35 minutes to get there. A mile or 2 past the turning to Falmouth town centre. In between Montego bay and Ocho Rios.

More about Breezes Trelawny Resort & Spa

Fun Family Resort

by sapphiresea about Starfish Trelawny

Very beautiful grounds, and lobby, and fabulous pools. 5 of them.
Don't choose a room close to the disco area, "you won't sleep"... they party loud until the wee hours.... choose rooms in the wings towards the beach or mountain views.
Plus you will find that the rooms can be a bit boring in decor, but they make up for it by a beautiful resort, and the beach..... A private little Island that you can walk to and relax in a hammock under the huts and sway in the ocean breeze!

jamaican

by hornyryan about Starfish Trelawny

We went to jamaica in 2003 and we stayed in a really good hotel i really enjoyed it i could go again, we went horse riding, snorkelling and even walked up the dunn river falls it was amazing and i really enjoyed that holiday and would go back. It had three swimming pools, two water slides and the beach was amazing, it had a trampoline and the food was to die for and the rooms were a bit small but you dont go away to stay in the room and it was all inclusive.

Jamaica's Fun Resort

by Mr&MrsWright about Starfish Trelawny

Just back from our second consecutive vacation in Jamaica and we love the Starfish Trelawny Resort. It is an active family resort with plenty to do. Although it was only my wife and I, we really enjoyed watching families interacting and having such a great time at this resort. The rooms are not the Ritz, they are plain-Jane but kept very clean. I do not go on vacation to live in a resort room. A comfortable bed, a pace the get cleaned up and a home base to plan from is all that a resort room is to me. Apart from the many activities at this resort the staff are fantastic. They always have a smile for you and ask how you are doing. On our second stay at Starfish I saw what was a returning guest recognised by one of the staff who quickly went over and gave them a hug and a welcome back. That really says it all. They are wonderful people. The food is plentiful and varied. The beach is excellent and extends far-far beyond the resort’s boundaries if you enjoy long walks on the sand. The scenery is great. The grounds are kept very clean and well cared for. Open yourself up and this place makes you feel like you belong there. The Jamaican locals have huts set up along the beach outside the resort and will ask you to view their wood carvings, t-shirts, dresses and art work. Interact with these people even if it is only to look at their goods and say hi and learn a little bit about their culture. It is a wonderful experience. I have stayed at high-end resorts in various countries, but have never enjoyed myself as much as I have at the Starfish. If you are looking for a formal atmosphere resort the Starfish is probably not for you, but if you enjoy watching and interacting this is a great spot.
Mr. & Mrs. Wright

~ Excellent Value For Money ~

by Heavens-Mirror about ~ Starfish Trelawny ~

I stayed at this hotel in March 2006. It was fantastic. The best 3 star I have ever stayed in. The food was varied every night so you never got bored, The rooms had free optics such as vodka, rum, whisky so you could enjoy a drink and the fridge was full of bottles of coke and lemonade which i thought was a nice touch.

The resort is very pretty and lush and green, it like being in the middle of the Countryside but if you want to go out one night it's best to go into Montego Bay as the nightlife is quite low key in Falmouth.
I would definitely go to this hotel again. It has to be the entertainment staff because they were great - a big hello to Aldane, Mona, Velesha, Delmore, Huie & Michelle, & Chris. They work hard all day and night to keep the guests entertained.
They are so friendly and come round and ask how you are all the time, sometimes even sat with us and had a drink which was nice.

I also liked the fact the hotel room had a cd player and alarm clock with radio.

North Shore Countryside VIlla (Silver Sands)

by kenyatta about Silver Sands (Duncans Trelawny Jamaica)

Private 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa. Live in cook and the house keeper visits each day from 9-5.

Gated community, each villa has own private pool, some with outside hot tubs. Most have spectacular view of the beach.

Great for families, couples, or friends wanting to experience Jamaica away from tons of tourists. Pool was perfect. Specatacular view of beach, private accomodations, live-in cook. Clothes washed daily. Authentic Jamaican meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. MUCH cheaper than the all inclusive resorts. If you want to truly experience Jamaica like a superstar...this is the place to go. www.silver-sands.com.

Starfish Trelawny Beach

by bellagio

I visited the Trelawny Beach Hotel at Falmouth Jamaica in December 2002 staying there for 2 weeks on an all inclusive basis. The resort had been completely refurbished in the early part of the year with new swimming pools being built also. The beach was sandy and free from pebbles and the sea was blue and quite calm. All in all it was a very good holiday.
Whilst here you must try out the famous jerk pork and chicken. Jerk is a Jamaican cooking tradition where portions of meat are seasoned with a rub of peppers and spices and cooked slowly over a fire. Please view my travelogue for more photos of the resort.

Starfish Trelawny Beach Jamaica - 4

by bellagio

"The Island"

This small island, reached by wading through the less than knee deep water, is about 20 yards out to sea. It is situated directly in front of the Water Sports Centre. This island was built as part of the 2002 refurbishment programme and, in my opinion, was a wonderful idea.

There were only about 20 sunbeds on the island, plus a couple of hammocks, so it never was too busy.

During my first week I spent a fair amount of time on the island as it was very peaceful - you couldn't hear any of the music, etc from the pool area. It was just like paradise.

This photo gives you a clearer idea of its size.

Here you can see someone wading out the short distance from the main beach to the island.

This shot taken from the island shows you the beach with the hotel in the background.

The final photograph shows the beautiful Caribbean sea taken from the island.

Starfish Trelawny Beach Jamaica - 1

by bellagio

"Hotel and grounds"

The Starfish Trelawny Beach was completely refurbished in February 2002. It is an all inclusive resort comprising of 350 rooms ( 170 standard rooms with garden or mountain views, 140 superior rooms with ocean view and 40 cottages close to the pool). This a view from my balcony.

All rooms have cable TV, mini bar, 3 optics, refrigerator, free room safe, hairdryer and even a CD player. This is another view from my balcony.

This photo shows the piano bar built above the pool, the stage where the evening entertainment takes place and to the left of the photo you can see part of the buffet dining area.

This is a view of the buffet dining area. There are 3 other restaurants available - an Italian, a Japanese and a Jamaican / Mediterranean - but dining in these restaurants is subject to a small additional charge. There is also an excellent grill bar in the Pool area which is open from 12.30 until 6.30 pm where in the afternoon you can also sample the excellent jerk chicken.

This is a view of the hotel taken from the main pool area close to the beach

There is even a small skating rink (only simulated ice). Skating boots and hockey sticks are provided all free of charge. It was hardly used during my two week stay and I would question its viability.

For $3 you can try your hand on the Trapeze or better still watch on two nights a week whilst the circus staff perform on the Flying Trapeze. There is also a rock climbing wall and trampolines, both available for a supplement of £3.

Mini golf is available free of charge and there are 4 excellent floodlit tennis courts which are also part of the all inclusive package.

Starfish Trelawny Beach Jamaica - 2

by bellagio

"Pool Area"

Starfish Trelawny Beach has 4 swimming pools, one close to the Hotel and dining area and the other three in front of the beach and next to the Seashells bar and grill.

The first four photos show the Family pool, which is the largest of the four. This has two pool tables in the middle, plus loungers around the circumference of the pool where it is shallow.

There are plenty of sunbeds around this area and the Seashell bar and grill is nearby if you fancy a drink or lunch. Try the fabulous jerk chicken - it usually arrives from the dining area around 2.30 pm and, believe me, it's well worth waiting for.

Around this pool seemed to be the most popular area to sunbathe. All these pools are new and were only completed in the major refurbishment of February 2002. The pools and the surrounding pool deck were in pristine condition and the Water Sports team do a great job in maintaining the clean appearance of this area.

This is the childrens pool, which has a 124ft long waterslide, an aqueduct shooting water into the pool and a fountain that sprays streams of water into the air. This waterslide seemed to be a very popular feature with the children.

The Sports Pool is where all the action takes place. This is the pool for water aerobics, volleyball, basketball or water polo,

The Seashell Pool has a swim up bar, built in seats and cocktail tables and houses an 83’ long water slide. This pool is usually not very busy at it is just outside the dining area and about 50 yards or more away from the other pools and the beach. This pool separates the stage, where the evening entertainment takes place from the buffet dining area.

Starfish Trelawny Beach Jamaica - 3

by bellagio

"The Beach and Caribbean Sea"

All the 8 photographs in this section show the lovely beach and crystal clear Caribbean sea at Trelawny Beach. This particular section of the beach, which was directly in front of the pool area, was usually quite busy.

Only a very minimal amount of seaweed is washed up on the beach and this is cleared as necessary by a small, very efficient tractor.

You cannot take out a Hobie Cat by yourself, you must be accompanied by a member of the Water Sports Team and he does the sailing - you are purely a passenger.

This area of the beach to the right of the water sports area was always less busy and although the sun loungers were not as comfortable here I preferred it to the busier section.

As you can see this section was deserted. There is also a very tiny enclosed area around here for those people wishing to sunbathe in the nude.

The Caribbean sea is mostly very calm here and the beach slopes quite gently so you can venture out around 40 yards with your feet still touching the bottom.

All in all I was quite impressed with the beachfront at this hotel. It was kept spotlessly clean by the Water Sports Team and was a joy to sunbathe on.

This photo was taken from the Island at Trelawny Beach - you can see more about this feature in my next travelogue.

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Forum Posts

Starfish Trelawny

by jtisch

Can anyone who has been to the Starfish Trelawny lately give me an update on the improvements they were supposed to make to the hotel. I haven't been there for a couple of years, but I am visiting next month. Can you give me what floors the best rooms are now on and in what building? Also, how is the place overall. I understand it's not a 4-star and that is not what I am expecting. I know what to expect, this is my third trip to there.
Thanks
jtisch

RE: Starfish Trelawny

by Heavens-Mirror

Hi there
i have just got back from the Starfish Trelawny Hotel and it was fabulous i really enjoyed it. The food is great, the staff are friendly and really helpful and the room was really well kept and clean. We stayed in room 642 and had a fantastic view over the pool area and the ocean.

Im sure you will have a great time. Im missing it already.
xxx

Starfish Trelawny

by priti

I'm going to Starfish Trelawny hotel on 6 November for 2 weeks with husband and son aged 21 months. I'm wondering whether I need to take anything for my son food wise. What is the food like there, do they do cows milk, cereal for breakfast and what is choice of food like. My son eats most things but just thinking of emergencies incase he doesn't take to the food there. Are they helpfuli in providing food out of restaurant hours.

Kids club-what's that like. Do they provide babysitting service.

What's weather like in November.
We're traveling with Thomson. Are they any good with providing baby food for kids, wht about milk.

any information on the above would be greatly appreciated.

thanks

Anxous motherx

Re: Starfish Trelawny

by cgf

Would be November a good month? I've been there last Feb.
Don't worry about food, they give plenty of food, you can start eating in the morning and finish at night... food is not bad but also nothing special and/or unforgetable.
I believe one week would be enough as there are almost the same things to eat, rooms are basic but you probably won't stay in room, so no problem.

Re: Starfish Trelawny

by bassbaby

just read that you'd be at the Starfish in Nov. We are to go in May. Never been to Jamaica. Did you have a good time? Nice hotel? Any worries you think a first timer might need to know about?

Falmouth- Starfish Trelawny

by Crysdon

How active is it at night- and how late in the Falmouth-Starfish Trelawny area? I am debating about whether it would be better to stay closer to Montego Bay (Holiday Inn Sunspree) versus the Starfish.

Thank you!

RE: Falmouth- Starfish Trelawny

by Heavens-Mirror

hi
i stayed at the starfish earlier this yr. its a great hotel but the nightlife in the area is pretty quiet. Mo bay is about an hr away and the provide buses to and from the hotel for 10 us dollars. we went out every night to mo bay, its fantastic. xx

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