Sea Garden Beach Resort
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When my husband and I were considering our options for a Jamaica fall get-away for just the two of us, our priorities were: clean, safe, beach, ocean view, cultural, good food, affordable and the SeaGarden Beach Resort has all of that and more! To be clear, if you're looking to be pampered in the lap of luxury at a 5 star resort, this resort probably won't meet your expectations. However, for us, we wanted something more intimate than your run of the mill chain all inclusive and we wanted to experience Jamaican culture and cuisine, which is how the SeaGarden became our destination choice.The SeaGarden is a quaint, Caribben-colonial, Jamaican family owned and operated, 140 room resort that's literally a 15 minute walk from Margaritaville Montego Bay via the Hip Street. You can walk out the front gates of the SeaGarden and stroll down Kent to Gloucester, and take in all the sights and sounds safely, although I wouldn't recommend walking after dark. Along the Hip Street there is a multitude of small shops where you can buy everything from alcohol, cigars, sunscreen and snacks to every souvenir imaginable. Be forewarned though that the street vendors can be a little aggressive but in our experience, a simple, 'no thank you' while avoiding eye contact seemed to do the trick. The SeaGarden is also located literally 5 minutes from the airport and within an hour of landing we had our baggage, found our transportation, drove to the resort, checked in, put our things in our rooms, freshened up a little and were seated at the bar enjoying a pina colada. Check in was quick and efficient and a porter took our things to our room and gave us a brief overview of the resort as he did so. The room itself was spacious and clean and had ample storage but the biggest thing for us was the amazing view from the balcony - simple breathtaking! The rooms (and pretty much the whole resort) could use a little updating with a lick of paint, removal of carpeting, sound proofing, but again, keep in mind, this is not a 5 star chain resort - it is a humble little home away from home.The beach is spotless, the sand soft, the water crystal clear and oh so warm and the view as you lounge or swim or float is spectacular. If relaxing here doesn't soothe your soul, nothing can. There's also a wonderful bar and grill right on the beach that serves amazing jerk chicken and pork, hamburgers and I really liked the grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. They can make just about any cocktail you can name and if they don't know how, most of the bar staff will use their phones to find out how. Special thanks to Georgette who made the most amazing Cosmopolitans ever and was a real sweetheart! My only suggestion would be that management consider replacing the cushions for the loungers as well as the seat cushions at the bar, but other than that, it was perhaps my favourite spot of the whole resort.The pool area is always very clean as is the pool but we stayed during the off-season and not only did we not swim in the pool or lounge there, we never saw anyone else swimming there either. In the same area of the pool you'll find the pool bar (tv's can be a little loud and distracting and seat cushions again could be updated), but the cocktails were always superb, the staff super friendly and knowledgeable and the overall ambiance very inviting. This is the spot that we would visit for a cocktail before dinner and where we usually met several of the new friends we made. Special thank you to Ian for always greeting us by name and keeping the pina coladas and Red Stripe flowing!Also in the pool area you'll find the stage for the entertainment, disco and the snack bar. Every night there is something different offered in the line of entertainment whether that's a local solo singer and band, Native Show (the dancers were amazing), steel drum band, reggae band and Karaoke. No matter what the entertainment, guests are strongly encouraged to join in and we certainly did! The disco is a little tired and more like spending time in your neighbour's decked out rec room than an actual disco. However, none of that seemed to matter when laughing and dancing with new friends and we thoroughly enjoyed our time spent there. Romario the bartender is super friendly and accommodating and will most assuredly make sure you never go thirsty! At the snack bar there are several options to chose from throughout the day and until 1 am, from hot dogs to beef patties and wraps, as well as cookies and other snacks, coffee and tea. (PS: DO have the coffee - it's probably the best in the world, and if you're looking for a special Jamaican souvenir, pick up a bag of Jablum Blue Mountain coffee - so good with zero bitterness!). Perhaps one of the best things about this resort is the amazing food. There are usually a few international options but for the most part, authentic, home-cooked style, Jamaican cuisine is what you'll find. I highly recommend getting the omelette for breakfast - perhaps the best I've ever had. I highly recommend the curried goat, jerk chicken, all of the seafood dishes, roasted pumpkin, callaloo, creole beef and cho cho! Respect and cudos to Chef/Kornel - you showcase Jamaican cuisine, superbly done - thank you, thank you, thank you! I would be remiss if I also didn't say a special thank you to all of the dining room staff - we always felt like we were experiencing fine dining in a first class restaurant!The grounds at SeaGarden are meticulously maintained and one cannot help but be moved by the lush gardens and the beautiful flora! This place is truly an authentic colonial Caribbean paradise. In the lobby, you'll find a desk to book excursions but if you ask any of the staff, they can hook you up with a private driver and I recommend asking for Kevin - he's a sweetheart. Whether you want to go to any of Jamaica's attractions such as Dunns' River Falls or Nine Mile, simply want to take a day tour, would like to go into one of the many dance bars on the Hip Street at night or even to church, Kevin's your guy! We booked our vacation through WestJet Vacations and our rep at the resort took care of all of our bookings at a significant savings from booking at the excursions desk but I don't know how that would work with other vacation providers.To summarize, yes this resort could do with a little updating and yes, there aren't multiple pools or several dining options, BUT if you want an authentic Jamaican experience, have the ability to walk around to local shops and restaurants, a relaxing, friendly and intimate vacation with spectacular views all at a really affordable price, the SeaGarden Beach Resort is the place for you! It was a really nice touch in our opinion that the staff made a point of remembering your name and that alone made us feel just a little more safe.The big questions: (1) Would we recommend SeaGarden to friends and families? Yes, but I would certainly make sure they understood that this is not a 5 star resort. (2) Would we return? Absolutely...in a heartbeat!
where do i begin lets start with the best reservation agent every came across Navonne Walker she has left a beautiful mark on us as being so professional and helpful and i say to you thank you so much, i say 100% ,next the property is beautiful and well kept, your greeted by kirk who takes you bags and make sure you get something refreshing to drink, on the friday when we arrived we where dealt with at the front desk by Shamar Christine he dealt with us very professionally and he earns my next 100%, we went up to our room which i must really say was a wonderful room and very clean and was lovely to be in,i will give my other 100% to the wonderful housekeeping woman name rosie very pleasant and professional at her job made sure our room was kept cleaned, we went down to the main dining area which is beautiful and well kept,my other 100% goes to vannessa a wonderful wait staff member who i will say this she dealt with us wonderful and made sure we where completely taken care off, we move to the entertainment night let me say this redstripe of the entertainment crew 100% the entertainment staff made sure the night wasnt boring for me Michael Jackson night is a must see that was completely awesome, the staff over the beach restaurant the 2 chefs and bartenders i give these guys 100% its not easy remembering food orders and drink orders (i thing some form of ordering system should be in place to ease some of the waiting periods for guest to wait tho and it will assist with persons getting there foods and drinks quickly ) but apart from that the guys where awesome..i found the hotel to be a wonderful get away for few days..food and drink servings are the best...the entertainment was wonderful only issue i would have is the disco night my experience there would have been good if they implemented an 80s & 90s night for the older 80s and 90s baby folks like myself to have a night of dancing,wasnt really feeling the music play list that much it was ok but it could have been alittle better but from my experience at the hotel its a definite i am so going back there...and thats my honest review.
Just returned from the seagarden after a week long stay.Check in was nice and quick and we got to our room right away. I had requested a ground floor room but never got one. It wasn't a huge issue so I didn't complain.The room was very clean and spacious. The cleaners did a great job each day. We had a room over looking the pool and entertainment area which was very loud but always over at 10pm so that was not an issue either.The beach is beautiful and you can snorkel right on site. Being the slow season we had the whole beach to ourselves most mornings. There is s crossing guard to get you safety across the street as well. My only negative which isn't major is that it felt like getting a towel and cushion for the beach chairs was an inconvienince for the people working on the beach sometimes.The food was really good. Sometimes repetitive and I would have liked to see more jerk chicken. The staff were very attentive and always on top of things at meal time.We did have a great time during our week there all in all. Would I go back? I'm not sure .
I recently stayed at the Sea Garden Beach Resort. This was my first time being on vacation and they made my stay a great experience. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and the food great. The Entertainment supervisor Geary was awesome. He was very friendly and a very hard worker. He made our stay very fun and pleasant. He and the entertainment crew were always coming up with games for everyone to play and the entertainment that they had provided was very enjoyable. Geary is a very hard worker who always seemed to be hard at work making everyone's stay fun and enjoyable. He and fellow entertainment staff went out of their way to make our stay well worth the trip. Geary, and Red Stripe made us feel welcome and got us and many of the other guests involved in the games and even in the actual entertainment. They made the days and evenings very enjoyable. The bar staff were all very polite and great and remembering our names and what we like to drink. My cousin has an allergy to pineapple and all of the staff made sure to keep it far away from her. Roman at the beach bar always came up with interesting drinks for us to try and always made us smile. Jerome the lifeguard at the beach was very helpful and always made sure that no one was bothering us.Roach another gentleman that was a beach attendant was very friendly and helpful. He was always asking us if we needed anything and trying his best to help us find what we needed.Andrew in the dining room was great. He always had a smile for us and made us feel very welcome.Over all the sea Garden Beach Resort is a place that I am recommending to my family and friends. I will definitely be going back there again when I can.
Beautiful resort, Fabulous beach with excellent beach crew,Delicious, authentic food with accommodating wait staff,And never forget the AMAZING daily and nightly entertainment; the entertainment supervisor Geary was SO welcoming and did an amazing job organizing all the entertainment, he is a hardworking, dedicated employee!! I don't know what they pay him, but it's not enough!!! Thanks for making Jamaica feel like home Geary!!Ten outta Ten, HIGHLY recommend 👍🏼👍🏼Don't forget to ask for Captain Polly, best glass bottom boat in the Caribbean!!!
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner (daily)
- Unlimited domestic alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Concierge service
- Disco (admission, drinks included)
- Evening entertainment (twice/week)
- Non-motorized water sports (selected)
- 150 rooms
- 2 pools (including 1 for kids)
- Beach club
- 2 restaurants
- 4 bars
- Live music
- Spa (fee)
- Motorized water sports (fee)
- Tennis court
- Wi-Fi available in Lobby, Pool area, Rooms
- Gift shop
- 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds
- Individual air-conditioning
- Run of the house View
- Balcony or terrace
- Cable TV
- Full bathroom
- Hairdryer (on request)
- Iron & ironing board (on request)
- 110/120 volts
- Up to 4 people : Maximum 3 adults, Maximum 2 children
Resort Location Map
Sea Garden Beach ResortMontego Bay,Jamaica
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8 Kent Ave, Montego Bay Jamaica
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