royalton negril review
A few weeks ago Michael and I went to Jamaica for the first time and stayed at Royalton Negril! Today I’m going to be reviewing the resort and sharing all about our experience there! All of my outfit details can be found in this blog post.
So, we were trying out Royalton resorts because their PR team contacted me about coming to try out and review their Royalton Fit program. Royalton had tons of amazing classes throughout the day, taught by professional and certified instructors. Y’all know how much I love to workout (especially when I travel!) so I LOVED this aspect of the resort! First of all…their fitness center was so nice. Top of the line equipment, everything was so clean, and it was really spacious. We took two classes while we were there – a TRX training class and a Bootcamp class. Both of these classes kicked our butts – literally! They were so hard and we were both sore afterwards. The instructors were super helpful and motivating. It felt so good to get our sweat on early in the morning before hitting the beach! I love to work out on vacation, but having an instructor lead a fun and challenging class made it even more enjoyable!
Our room at Royalton Negril was absolutely perfect. We had “Diamond Club” service while we were there, which includes butler service, exclusive restaurants and bars, and this beautiful room with our own private pool outside our door! If you’re staying at a Royalton resort, I highly recommend doing the Diamond Club. Our room was really spacious, had an amazing view of the pool and the ocean, and was always taken really well care of by housekeeping. You can also order room service via the TV remote in your room which I thought was a cool feature!
The grounds at Royalton Negril are gorgeous! There were at least 2 main (huge) pools with bars, along with other smaller pools throughout the resort. The resort is massive! But, it’s very well kept with beautiful plants.
We had never been to Jamaica before, so we were blown away by the water color of the ocean! That’s always something I look for when going to a new resort – how’s the beach and ocean? The water color was the prettiest turquoise blue color and the beach was super nice! This isn’t an adults-only resort so there were a lot of kids on the beach, but that didn’t bother us!
The food at Royalton Negril wasn’t anything impressive to be honest! This is an all-inclusive resort, with several different restaurants you can try for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and one main buffet. The breakfast buffet was pretty good, but we were a little disappointed with the other restaurants. For this being a 5 star resort, we had higher expectations. However there’s a grill out by the pool where they make fresh jerk chicken, jerk sausage, and jerk pork everyday and THAT was so good! They also have a cafe with gelato and we really enjoyed that as well! On our last night we ate at one of the sister resort’s (Grand Lido) restaurants called Ocean Point and that restaurant was amazing! Definitely make a reservation of you’re staying at Royalton Negril. The food was so fresh and we both loved our meals.
In addition to the food…the resort seemed to run out of alot of things. The bar tender would say their blender was broken or they were out of limes nearly everyday, the towel hut ran out of towels, etc. This might not be the norm for the resort but it happened frequently during our stay.
The service we had was pretty average I would say. We had some servers or concierge people who weren’t super friendly, but overall it was okay. We did however love our butler, Keno! He was so helpful and so friendly throughout our entire stay!
Watch the recap video below for a closer look at our stay at Royalton Negril! Overall we loved our stay there and loved seeing Jamaica for the first time – it’s truly beautiful!
Have any of y’all stayed at a Royalton resort before? Comment below and let me know your thoughts! Thanks for reading!
Our stay at Royalton Negril was comped in exchange for the blog + social media coverage I provided for the resort. However I am not being compensated for this post. Thank you Royalton for hosting us!