Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Norman Manley Blvd, PO Box 88, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean

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  • Worst Experience of my Travel Life! NOT "5-star"


    An Absolutely Horrid place!
    Everything was wrong from the moment of the arrival. The "welcome room" was highly over-exaggagerated. We were treated like cattle, placed on a filthy bus and subjected to one of the most frightening rides ever. The welcome from the staff was cool and they seemed bothered by our arrival. No instruction was ever given about anything...the activities were scheduled but never came to fruition (We'd show up and none of the staff would be there).
    The room was dirty, the beds (yes...two twins pushed together....NOT a king) full of fleas nightly, the jacuzzi filter had a hairball the size of my palm, the hand shower was broken, the balcony door was broken.
    The food was "okay" but not "Five star" at all. Very much like any buffet in any travel city in the United States (NO seafood to speak of). There were ALWAYS flies and gnats on the food and everyone responded to minor requests at a snails pace.
    Please note...if you have ANY disability or special dietary needs...this place is DANGEROUS for you!!!
    I cannot stress enough....unless you want to drink from sun up to sundown, or enjoy sun sports...this is NOT the place to go. It is a HUGE amount of money for a vacation that does not deliver on its promises.

    Unique Quality: If you get up efore they "Rake" the beaches....the beach view is beautiful.

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    one of Negril's best resorts


    When you first arrive you are greeted with a mimosa.

    The rooms are very spacious with a shower and a jacuzzi style tub.

    Champagne and chocolates are waiting for you when first come to your room.

    The beach was beautiful

    I was there for a wedding which was the best the sunset during the ceremony was unforgettable. The wedding there free!!

    I definitely recommend this place to people getting married or just your honeymoon.

    Unique Quality: Great views of the beach

    Great dining facilities
    24 hour room service

    Great food !!

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    Luxury All-Inclusive Resort


    This luxury property is for adults 18 years and older. It offers fine dining, 24 hour food service, great Junior Suite and One-bedroom suite accommodations, and all the land & water sports imagineable.

    Unique Quality: The resort is located in Bloody Bay, which protects it from the strong winds of the sea. The beach runs the length of the property, and is white sand.

    The rooms are all suites or junior suites, complete with king beds, sitting areas, large baths, and satellite TVs. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and the food is excellent!

    The MY Zein, Princess Graces' honeymoon yacht, offers complimentary cruises for resort guests.

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Not worth the money

by Dabs about Grand Lido Negril

This was the nicest resort that we have stayed at in Jamaica but it wasn't so nice that I thought it was worth the extra money that we paid to stay there.

location is on Bloody Bay in Negril, fairly secluded from the other resorts, beautiful beach.

Super inclusive, everything is included in price, food, drinks, water sports, sunset cruise on private yacht

Food ranged from good to excellent (Grilled lobster and seafood on gala night)

No towel policy so you could have as many as you wanted


check in was slow and inefficient, last thing you want to do when arriving in a tropical paradise is sit in the lobby and wait

requests out of the ordinary at restaurants were handled badly

All drinks were dispensed by wait staff so you could be all the way through lunch before actually getting a drink (including soft drinks).

Complimentary manicure/pedicure was booked for our entire vacation so I never got one.

Checkout was at noon and they said they had rooms where you could change/shower before you left if you had a late flight. I had to wait for 25 minutes for a room which was all the way at the end of the resort.

We had an ocean view room which was pretty standard for a Caribbean resort. Bed was on the hard side, shower was OK, toiletries were not replenished unless you specifically asked.

We didn't use either of the pools but they weren't particularly impressive.

If you can afford it - the way...

by bushdoctor

If you can afford it - the way to see Jamaica is to stay in a rented villa. There are hundreds to choose from and a good place to start is villa's of Dicsovery Bay. My favourite villa is Sweet Spot ( in Runaway Bay.

Otherwise the are hotels to suit everyone's budget, from small huts in Negril to Sandals and Grand Lido which are all inclusive hotels
Price if fixed for the villa so you are best off trying to fill it with as many people as there are beds and sharing the cost between you Located on the beach in Runaway Bay, the house is fantastic. visit to see more info.

Most Romantic Yet

by ox4rd about Sans Souci

We went for our Honeymoon in 2003. It was owned b SuperClubs then as a Grand Lido. Now Couples Resorts owns it and we will be visiting again in Jan 2006.

Several pools (1 au-natural) with swim up bars, 2 beaches, several hidden hot tubs, hammocks, and private massage huts on stone ledges.

This place is surrounded by stone walls and reminds me of walking on a perfectly restored ancient ruin.

The fitness facility is top notch with a staff that really cares.

Definately recomended for weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries, and romantic getaways. The Spa/Massage areas are the best. The most beautiful location I've ever seen for this type of treatment.

Beauty Personified

by christalg about San Souci -Formerly a Grand Lido SuperClubs Resort

This place is absolutely beautiful! Imagine large, clean airy rooms with tiled floors and balconies/porches looking out onto a green living jungle of plants and sweetly perfumed flowers framing a perfect view of the ocean - If you can imagine that go and see for yourself how bland your imagination really is. This place takes the description "resort" to a new level. This is first and foremost a getaway with spa qualities. Expect peace and quiet, included spa treatments, gourmet meals, a mineral pool, a clothing optional beach, a grand beach BBQ unlike any you've ever tried to create at home. No kids. I repeat no kids. But it's so romantic if you don't have any kids yet becareful that this place doesn't cause a few to be on the way.

We went for 2 weeks and stayed...

by KazB

We went for 2 weeks and stayed in Negril in 2 different hotels. When we arrived at our first hotel I thought I was walking into heaven!! It was pure luxuary - The Grande Lido Negril. The second week we 'scruffed' it in a B&B called the Negril Treehouse.
I got a deal through my work so I'd probably collapse if I saw the correct price!! The Grand Lido was amazing. All rooms are suites. All inclusive watersports, food, drinks and anything else you want, they cant do enough for you. Room service twice a day. In the evening your bed is turned down, scattered with rose petals, the radio put on and a bottle of champers on ice!!! There is even a sax player on the grounds playing whilst you are getting ready for dinner. The staff are amazing and room service is 24hrs and they will cook anything you ask for. Princess Monaco donated her luxuary yacht to the hotel. Guests get invited on board for a sunset champange cruise during the stay. There is a local band and food on board and you feel like a right toff. Definatly a must. There was actually a wedding on board when we got invited. The captain is Scottish so I had a ball talking to him, apparenly not many Scots venture to Jamaica!!

Grand Lido Negril

by JamaicaBound

We stayed at Grand Lido Negril from September 15-19, 2002. This time, we took Air Jamaica Express rather than TimAir, so we could discover the differences. Air Jamaica Express is scheduled air, has larger planes, and pilots who wear uniforms. TimAir can depart whenever you & the plane is ready, has small 4-8 seaters, and laid-back pilots. Our plane was pretty old, and the window frame kept falling out in my lap. It was full, and with the a/c not working, pretty stuffy and hot! There was too much baggage on our flight, so one of our bags, and several others, had to come out on the next flight. Which is better? In my opinion, it really doesn’t matter. Each of them get you there in one piece, which is all that is important!

Check-in was smooth, although our room wasn’t ready because it was early in the day. We went down to the afternoon buffet, and enjoyed the food while waiting. It took about an hour to get our room, and the luggage was delivered pretty quickly. Rooms are really nice at this resort; a king bed, loveseat, coffee table, TV, telephone and iron & ironing board are standard. The bath is fairly large, with tub/shower, vanity and sinks. The bathroom tile was in really bad shape; several of the tiles in the tub were broken.

The resort was pretty quiet. One of the employees told us it was 48% full, but I doubt there were that many guests. We heard that in August, the resort was only about 20% full! In the dining room, only about ½ of the table were set at any given meal, and not all of those were used.

Grand Lido Negril is currently undergoing renovation. Bathrooms in the Beach Cove catgory are getting Jacuzzi tubs , and the rest of the rooms should be remodeled over the next few months. A new spa area, near the Fitness Center, offers complimentary manicures & pedicures , a sauna, and a plunge pool. Other spa services are available for a nominal fee.

This resort has one of the best beaches and watersports centers in Jamaica! We spent time walking the beach, kayaking, snorkeling and swimming. A stingray swam up near shore early one evening, and late one evening, we saw several more. Colorful fish are in abundance, so be sure to either Scuba, snorkel, or take the glass-bottom boat so you can see them.

We took the sunset catamaran cruise to the Pickled Parrot. This is a must-do excursion when you’re in Jamaica. At the Pickled Parrot, you can jump off the cliffs or swim around the boat. Beware! There are sea urchins on the rocks around the cliffs. I stepped on one, and the spines are really painful.

We spent a great deal of time in the Fitness Center, since the last 2 days of our stay were rained out by Tropical Storm Isidore. The Fitness Center has two rooms; one contains treadmills, elliptical machines, exercise bikes, and stair climbers. The other has Cyrex machines and free weights.

The biggest disappointment was that the French restaurant and 24-hour bar/food service was closed because of the tropical storm. A buffet was available in the main dining room; it was left-overs from the previous nights. The bars closed at midnight, as did the 24 hour food service, so there wasn’t much to do in the evenings other than sleep!

This is a great resort if you want a beautiful beach, clear water, great service, nice rooms, and can entertain yourself. If you need an abundance of activities or a party atmosphere, there are plenty of other resorts from which to choose.

Grand Lido Negril (Our room & Sunset cruise)

by AyurinHiro

View from our room :-)

Our room is there...

View from our balcony

Hiroyuki often stays at the balcony.... sometimes reading books, sometimes sleeping... :-)

Sunset Cruising.
Grand Lido Negril has a yacht "Zein".
The price was included in the accommodation.
(Reservation is necessary.)

Sunset from the yacht

From the yacht.

There are a lot of resorts along the cliff between Grand Lito Negril and Rick's Cafe.
This resort looks quite good!


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Grand Lido Resort

by texan22

My family and I are looking into the Grand Lido Resort in Negril. Anyone been? We enjoying drinking, beach activities and golfing. The three kids are in their late 20s and the parents are in their 50s but love to party as well. Is this the best resort for this? Any advice or other resort to suggest would be helpful. Also, how's the food?

Comments (2)

  • Jun 26, 2013 at 2:50 PM

    Just returned end of May, 2013 which is the slower, off season. Don't believe all the "fantastic" comments, as this is an older resort, just starting on renovations. (imagine older hotel on Miami South Beach - nice, but old) Also don't believe the "worst ever" comments, it was not that bad. They have a saying, "It's Jamaica Mon", which explains a lot. During the off season, the staff was pretty good at handling most requests. Some bars are closed, and main bar is not open all night, but late enough and the drinks are full strength and great. Food during daytime at the regular buffet was adequate, plenty of it, but not a huge selection in off season. Stay away from Jerk Scrambled Eggs, mixed with fish and bones. The omelets were awesome! See what I mean? Not real great, but not real bad. Dinner (reservations) at 4 theme restaurants was great, and you'll have to dress. Get out those flowered shirts. The landscaping was nice, with lots of colorful flowers and well maintained, but it's not the Ritz, ok? Every building has 2 floors and .every room faces the ocean, some just farther back. Looking at the ocean, the right side is the Beach View/ Garden area - real pretty with approx 50+ feet of nice grass between you and some palm trees and then the real nice beach. Since it is set back, that puts it closer to the main road and the traffic noise, (but road is hidden by trees and stone wall). (You will NOT spend a lot of day time in your room and late at night there is no more noise, ok?) It's about a 5 min pleasant walk to main building in center, not bad. The buildings close to center and farther left are called Ocean View, with little to no beach, or jagged rocks and boulders and a few trees to break up the monotony of just ocean, but the water is like 20 feet from your back door or balcony. This is the nude beach - all middle aged, and not a pretty sight, but don't mind them. ha. If you room here, it's closer to main building (bar/restaurants) and the ocean is right there in front of you. The one outstanding feature about this place was the security - they are everywhere, and real friendly. You don't wear wrist band here, so if you want to walk up the beach to other resorts, you sign out at security booth and then sign back in, so they'll know who you are. It's a nice walk and the 1st resort to your right, past the Garden/Beach view villas is called Couples. OMG!!! (no pictures allowed). This is a remote area of island, but there is a convenience store and a flee market (10 min walk up past Couples) with a couple dozen souvenir booths. Bought a real nice, hand made, $15 dollar Panama Hat with a Purple Hat Band for only $7. (similar hat at resort gift shop is $40 and no haggling)
    Sure, there are nicer, more modern, deluxe resorts on this remote stretch of beach, but, if you end up here at the Grand Lido because of last minute reservations, etc., just go and enjoy and it's Jamaica Mon. I give it an Average, and I had a good time. OH, bring a 16oz double wall tumbler with lid and straw. (chuckle) Ask any bartender for a rum drink and to surprise you. You won't be disappointed.

  • Feb 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    My wife and I kust returned from our tenth trip to this resort.

    We are never going back.

    When we first came in 1998, the place was top-notch: 24/7 room service. all night jacuzzi bars, friendly staff. We kept returning even though a lot of these amenities were dropped. It was not sustainable with the economy. However, the entertainment staff, which used to be filled with a lot of vibrant youngsters who sung, danced, and interacted with the guests, have been replaced with some really unfriendly individuals who would rather you shut up and listen to them sing (occasionally not too well). When I had brought up to one of the directors that these kids seemed allof and did not really engage the guests like before, these kids treated us like pariahs. They would get up and leave if my wife joined an activity (and I was the one who complained! She never said a word!). Renee, Francois, and Miguel really should learn that they should insult their guests in private. They had taken to speaking patois around us. Unfortunately, I understand a bit, and did not appreciate what they were telling the other staff.

    I truly hope that whomever buys this sorry shell of a luxury resort fix things up a bit; at least so that the jacuzzis would operate,a nd we could get a hold of a decent beach towel because these objects seenm to be more valuable than gold. The pianist at the bar seems to have many excuses as to why he is not coming in. For eight years, we thought he was an urban legend. Every time we would stop to see him we were told he wouldn't be there that night. If you like karaoke, then this is not the place. If the machine is broke, the staff isn't going to rush to fix it. It just means more time to have you sit there and listen to them prance and warble.

    The DJ at the Atlantis these days has all the charm of a Gila Monster with a really bad hemorrhoid. I honestly think he is physically incapable of smiling!

    Whatever your concern might be. don't bother to bring it to management. The one I was directed to, Miss Moore, was good at sitting there and listening to you, but she will only inflame matters as it seems she will firectly inform the staff who complained. This is why were were as welcome as tuberculosis.

    Bitter? Maybe, but this is the review of a person who has been here ten times. There are some charms to keep us coming back. However, the above mentioned indivduals (and others like them) have proved their point. We are gone now, and we will never trouble them again.

    A traveler would be best served to invest their vacation dollars more wisely at another resort.

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 Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa

We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

Grand Lido Jamaica
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Breezes Grand Resort And Spa Negril All Inclusive
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Address: Norman Manley Blvd, PO Box 88, Negril, Jamaica, Caribbean