Azul Sensatori Jamaica
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- All Inclusive Features
We got back from a week of paradise on Friday morning it was our first time to Jamaica and to a carribean island, when we were arrived it was definately the wow factor!! We loved everything about this hotel, the location, people, food, drink, rooms (bed was huge lovely shower and cuddle bed on patio was great) and entertainment. We had the most amazing holiday we 100% recommend it and we would love to come back one day. All the best reviews that have been written below are exactly right! Go for it you won't be disappointed! Thank you for making it a holiday to remember! One of the highlights was being picked up by boat from the beach in front of the hotel to go on Ricks sunset cruise, no coach required awesome!!
This was my first time at an all inclusive. I've stayed at resorts before where you can have a few "all inclusive" days, but not one where it was mandatory all inclusive. My feeling on this is that it limits you to eating at the resort (after all, you've already paid for the meals), so I would be less inclined to try local restaurants. Also, my husband and I don't drink or eat that much, so it is not usually a great bargain for us. For those who do plan to eat and drink it up, it is a good deal. Also we didn't use the canoes or other non-motorized water equipment that is included, so for those that do, that also makes it a better deal. That being said, the location is on lovely Negril Beach. Beautiful sunsets, and in this particular location there are virtually no waves, and there is a roped off swim area. So if you want to paddle board, canoe, etc., you will find a very calm area to do so. The water is warm and several people said they saw fish, even rays. There are three separate pools, one just for adults. Several bars, one swim up bar. The swim up rooms looked very nice. We didn't have a swim up room - ours was on the second floor - but the balcony had a nice view of the ocean. I could lay in bed and watch people water skiing. The cuddle chair for two on the patio is also very nice. There are no elevators, so if your room is on the second or third floor, be prepared for that. The staff will help with your bags though. The resort is about 1-1/2 hour ride from the airport in Montego Bay (we arranged for a private transfer which was about $50 pp each way).Food overall was very good. Palms buffet style restaurant (the only place for breakfast), There are some things at the coffee bar, but most things you would like are at the buffet. I did have quite a time finding the butter each night though. Don't know why they wouldn't have it right next to the bread, but it seemed that every meal it was in a different place. We ate breakfast there every day, most lunches and some dinners. Had lunch at Garfields one day for the BBQ - very good. Also had dinner one night at Akee - also very good. And dinner one night at Di Romagna (make reservations) was also very good. They also had a buffet dinner out on the pool deck one night with musical entertainment that was very good. Another night was a BBQ buffet dinner out on the beach - also very nice. Only suggestions I would make on the food would be to offer have on hand some non-caffeine teas for those who cannot have caffeine (my husband) and maybe offer some breakfast items at the coffee bar. Also, there did not seem to be pool/beach service - in other words - no one coming around to get you a drink/food, etc., which is what I'm used to from other resorts, so that was disappointing. They do have a coffee maker in the room, and a mini fridge which they stock daily, but only with sodas, water, banana chips (more like potato chips), and mini Heineken beer. Would be nice if they offered another beer brand and maybe had some chocolate bars or something.Tours - we booked one tour with the resort - the Essential Rivers - which I highly recommend. You get two places (rafting on the Martha Brae, and Dunns River Falls) for the price of $120 pp. That is about half of what it would be to book each trip separately, and you are are basically going in the same direction for both places, so it makes sense to book this and get two in one trip. You leave about 7:45 am and get back about 6pm or so. Rafting on the Martha Brae River is very peaceful and is beautiful. Be prepared to have vendors (including your raft guide) offer you hand made items though. There is a stop for lunch - we paid about $11 for two huge plates of jerk pork, rice, etc. Then on to Dunns River Falls. The water in the river/falls moves very fast. They have guides to take you up in a chain of people, or you can go yourself. My husband and I were quite content to take pictures from the adjacent walkway. You should wear water shoes, or you can buy them there for $10 (but will then need a locker to put your other shoes in) - better to bring/wear your own.Service - all the staff at the resort were friendly, and very attentive, and the resort is very clean. The drivers taking us to and from the airport were also very friendly and gave us lots of information/history about Jamaica.All in all, a great vacation!
We chose this resort because we wanted 2 weeks completely chilled out...and we got exactly what we asked for!This place is great - a clean, comfortable resort right on the gorgeous beach with fantastic staff and some great little extras that made our holiday really lovely. We returned refreshed and totally loving the Jamaican attitude and chilled out approach to life! There's nothing that can't be sorted / answered with a little rum and "yeah man"!Let's get the transfer out of the way - its long...particularly if you arrive during Montego Bay rush hour! I'd be tempted to book a private taxi if we went again! We were on the coach for over 2 hours via another resort - which was a bit tortuous but on arrival that was quickly forgotten. The plus point was that check in was done on the bus and room keys issued - and the cases were whisked away on arrival and delivered to our room within 30 mins! A cooling cloth - a glass of champagne and we were on holiday!We were in the adults only section - block 6000. A great spot in our opinion...2 minutes to the sun loungers / beach / buffet restaurant / bar! We were very content. We had a partial sea view...just about if you leaned over the balcony! Quite a few palm trees block much of the view! On the second floor - it was spacious, clean...although a bit musty smelling at first. A hazard of the humidity! Bed was huge - one of the best hotel beds I've had! Lovely cuddle chair on the balcony. Bathroom big - two sinks...all your clothes storage was in there...odd but it was fine! A few fixtures and fittings are starting to show wear and tear...nothing major but just stopped us rating this true 5*. Free mini bar great - nice to have fresh water, Red Stripe, cold Pepsi, 7up in the room. Topped up every day! TV showing mainly American channels and great strong wi-fi. I was able to stream Netflix in the room with only a bit of buffering!We spent most of our fortnight chilling out by the adult pool...there's about 20-30 loungers up there and we always managed to get our preferred ones if we got down by 9-9.30. There were usually a few spots up until 11am or later...so no panic...although some people did claim their spot at the crack of dawn. No need! We had an umbrella and a bit of shade in the morning there! It really got the full glare of the sun from 1pm - 6pm...with a great spot to watch the sunset every night!The sea was about 30m away - beautiful clear water, warm like a bath at the end of the day, star fish, pelicans diving for fish, boat trips coming and going. Bliss. Shallow enough to blob about contentedly or swim out a bit deeper and snorkel if you wanted. The pool was a great cool refresh...sometimes took your breath away!! But the pool bar and lush cocktails were incentive to take the plunge! Great work by Damian! He could whip up specials off menu...or a strong daiquiri to chill out with and read my book in the pool!Carl was also fantastic at keeping the adult area clean, tidy, working hard to ensure the area stayed lovely. If he wasn't sweeping he was washing down tables and beds. Great guy.The main pool in front of the buffet was a bit public for us. It's on the main thoroughfare around the resort and only 20 beds or so...with little shade. But some great day beds! There were also beach loungers....and cabanas. These looked lovely but we didn't use them - as there was no need! We could get to the beach for a dip in 30 seconds and we could avoid the sales people / local bands / 'dealers' who wandered up and down! They were no trouble and security were always around if they felt you were being hassled but i quite enjoyed my interactions with them! Some lovely guys!Food was good - especially Cajun night at the buffet! Crab crepes, mango chicken, rice and peas! Plenty of choice at breakfast - hot, cold, healthy...or not! Lunch was buffet, or beach grill, or coffee shop! Lethal spicy jerk chicken at the grill - delicious but hot hot hot!!! Dinner we tried Garfields - worth a wander up the beach! Yummy Mediterranean food. Di Romanga - the only one you need to book - delicious and probably my fave. The only reason I could see for booking though was so the concierge team could try and upsell the prestige club?! Yawn.Ackee was nice too - delicious steak! My husband is vegetarian and he managed to find options in the restaurants and buffet most of the time. I wouldn't call it extensive but certainly options! He loved the spicy nature of the food! My favourite was the little coffee shop - so nice to have frozen milkshake, ice cream, frappucinos, espresso - any time of day! By night the bar staff made the seven mile ocean front area the place to be! Great fun, characters, dancing, singing, interacting with customers and keeping the drinks flowing! Shout out to Michael - definitely the show man - and Kemar...maker of lethal Cosmopolitans! The bar area and deck were the scene of the nightly entertainment! It was usually a vocalist / duo / Rasta singer - all very talented! Great steel drum band. Great dance acts. The occasional random Jamaican theatre act..Jamaican Mary Poppins was interesting!! The entertainment went on until 10 or 11pm - then it transferred to the Nesta lounge indoors. Rum drinkers paradise and open until 2am...but we rarely had the energy!!Didn't do any trips - didn't feel the need to - as most involved 3-4 hours travelling! Yuck.Ricks Cafe offered sunset, cocktails and diving...we had that on the resort! Just pelicans diving not people!! I've rambled on for ages...I could go on...all in all it was 99% positive! Fabulous place...great beach...great people! Keep the standards high and spruce up the wear and tear! But if you want to chill...it's a big yeah man!!!
Paradise From the moment we arrived till we left we loved every minute of our holiday. The hotel is immaculate and everyone is so friendly. The head gardener Miklos gave us a tour of the gardens which was beautiful. Roxanne was one of the waitresses that really went out her way to make our holiday special. O.G one of the lifeguards was always chatting and smiling ... it's really the staff that make this hotel as they make you feel so welcome.The rooms are cleaned everyday fresh towels etc. Fridge restocked everyday too.Amazing views from room looking on to the beach watching the sun set. Food and entertainment was very good. Both mixture of everything to please everyone.Can't fault the staff, the hotel, beach everything was amazing.Will definitely be back ASAPThank you all at sensatori for a great holiday.
Two things absolutely stand out about this Holiday and the Sensatori Hotel. Exceptional Staff and an incredible location. We have travelled to many top quality hotels around the world but I can honestly say the staff here sit right at the very top of that list. So very friendly, funny and a willingness to interact with the guests. well done to the management. The on the Beach location again second to none, the Sea more like a calm Lake, crystal clear, warm and inviting. The Beach of white powder soft sand was always immaculate and due to the position of the hotel, very quiet. you really did feel you were in your own tropical oasis.We upgraded as part of our package to a swim up honeymoon suite (less than £500 PW through Thompson) which was definitely worth doing. From our Double outside sun longer Bed we could see the Beach and Sea, so could just slide open our door and relax from the moment we got up.The food from all the Hotel Restaurants was excellent and very well presented. The evening entertainment although fairly laid back, again was top quality and well put together. We were blessed with clear sunny days on our week which really was the icing on the cake.I cannot recommend the hotel enough and we will definitely be back.
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Welcome glass of sparkling wine
- Children's smoothie or chocolate milk
- All local and selected international premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and juices
- All meals and specialty Gourmet bites
- 24 hours Gourmet Inclusive Room Service*
- Daily activities program
- Kids activities
- Non-motorized water sports; kayaks, boogie boards, hobie cats and canoes
- Yoga, stretching classes, aqua aerobics, dance, cooking classes and more
- Fitness centre
- Special nightly entertainment, Shows and live music
- Beach volleyball and soccer, giant chess, ping-pong
- Table games
- Once daily restocked mini bar with soft drinks, water and beer
- Concierge and vacation planner services
- 130 rooms and suites
- 5 restaurants (Jamaican, International, Italian, Caribbean)
- 4 bars
- 3 swimming pools, plus a wading pool for the little ones with a splash park
- Outdoor whirlpool
- Fitness Centre
- Spa (fee)
- Scuba diving centre
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Water sports centre
- Internet (fee)
- 1 King bed, 2 Doubles or 1 King + Murphy bed
- Located in the Adults Sections
- Deluxe bathrobes
- 32" Plasma TV
- Rainforest showerhead
- Mini bar (restocked daily)
- iPod docking station
- DVD Player
- Coffee Maker
- Radio alarm clock
- Amenity Kit
- Vanity Mirror
- Iron & Ironing board
- Balcony or Terrace
- Air Conditioned
- Hair Dryer
- Safety Deposit Box
- Ocean view
- Direct dial telephone
- Maximum Occupancy 2
- Ocean View with balcony or terrace with day bed
- Separate living room area with sofa bed
- 1 King Bed
- Maximum Occupancy 4
Resort Location Map
Azul Sensatori JamaicaNegril,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Norman Manley Blvd, Negril Jamaica
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