Melia Braco Village
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- All Inclusive Features
Escape to a Caribbean paradise and enjoy a relaxing vacation at the beautiful Melia Braco Village. A charming resort, which resembles an old fashioned Jamaican village, the Melia Braco Village provides guests with a tropical haven in Trelawny, one of the most stunning places in Jamaica. Situated on a seemingly endless stretch of powdery white sands that kiss picture perfect turquoise waters, this family-friendly resort features newly updated and well-appointed rooms with breathtaking views of the lush gardens or sparkling ocean. Kids will have the time of their lives at the supervised Mini Club with fun activities and games, while adults can lounge on the beach or by the pool, or relax with a refreshing drink at one of the several bars. Check out the charming village town while strolling along the cobblestone streets, indulge in fine cuisine at one of the many restaurants, or pamper yourself at the spa. Evenings come alive with an adults only night club and nightly entertainment. Ensuring fun for all ages, the Melia Braco Village offers couples and families an unforgettable vacation in the heart of the Caribbean.
I stayed at this resort with a friend from January 22 to 29 and it was absolute heaven. From the moment we checked in to the moment we checked out and actually left the resort we were well cared for and pampered. The people who work here obviously enjoy their jobs, they are happy and always smiling and friendly. The beach is spectacular, we never had an issue finding a lounge chair. The room was very comfortable, we were on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the gardens which are lovely and green. Housekeeping was fantastic and our room was always clean and tidy on our return. The grounds are well maintained, lush and green. The food was very good, we ate in all the al a carte restaurants and although 876 Prime was my absolute favorite, we enjoyed them all very much. We did partake in spa services which I can't even put the fabulous service into words, we were well pampered and left feeling oh so very relaxed, I highly recommend giving one of the coffee scrub massages a try, it is absolute heaven! I would highly recommend this resort for anyone who enjoys relaxing although you are certainly able to enjoy the fitness gym or join in on the water aerobics or the fun activities and games or beach volleyball...or, like me, just sit back, soak up the sun and laze with a daiquiri in your hand (or try the sex on the beach drink and make it extra sexy ; )Ok, so with a rave review like that, why didn't I rate it a 5...well, we had some pretty heavy tropical showers in the night and our roof had a leak in it, luckily the leak was located so it dripped BETWEEN the beds so neither of us got wet in the night but it was a fairly constant dripping that was irritating to listen to through the night. However when we notified guest services about it, they looked into it very quickly.
We had a great 7 days at the Melia Braco Village, a small group of us decided to try this resort for the quaintness but very relaxing ambiance we read about in reviews, we were not disappointed. Arriving at the resort, it is smaller than we are accustomed but very comfortable and intimate, so in no time we had our bearings of where things were and could easily find our way around. We booked private transfers with TCJ Tours, could not say enough good things about them, completely professional and warm people, definitely recommend if you book your own transfers. Walking around the property the grounds were always well kept, well manicured and maintained. We loved the fresh clean air with all the natural plants and the sea breeze that just always seemed to pull you in. We had a great room, beautiful view, fresh linen and very clean. Our AC and shower worked fine and room service did a great job daily. The beach is not the best I must say but it is enjoyable, relaxing on the loungers or taking the kayaks or going for a dip did wonders for us. You will need water shoes because it does get rocky. The wifi worked great throughout the resort, their gym was also well equipped and in good condition. One of our favorite part about this resort was the food, being unaccustomed to an all inclusive we weren't very sure of what to expect but the meals were all pretty flavorful, well plated and tasted great. We enjoyed the buffet, 876 Prime and Nikkei. Finally the staff, as with any resort you go the staff really make or break the experience of your trip and the staff at Melia were warm and friendly, nothing was ever too much trouble or done with indifference, always smiling and pleasant. We had a great trip to Jamaica and the Melia Braco and plan to return.
Upon arrival, I wasn't sure what to think about the resort since there is not a grand lobby entrance like I'm used to. I quickly realized that the lobby was just a modest front for all the amazing qualities the resort had inside. It does have so many wonderful amenities, fantastic food, fun activities, a breathtaking beach, etc. (the list is endless). The food was amazing at every venue (with the exception of Rasta pasta, where the service and wine were awesome, but the food was so-so).As well, the resort’s staff was extraordinary! I would like to recognize Kenton for making our vacation extra special. He was always smiling, asking us how we were doing or, if we needed anything. He takes customer service to a whole new level. Thank you Melia Braco Village for being pure paradise. Can't wait to return.
We just returned from 7 days at MBV, and I wish we had spent more time there. We stayed on the Level side, and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a laid-back, relaxed vacation. The Level is like your own private sanctuary - private pool, beach, bars, snack bar etc. Beautiful ocean front rooms, which are kept immaculately clean (thank you Yanesha)! We didn't have to fight for chairs/towels at the pool, or the beach, as you usually have to at other resorts. Although the Level side was at capacity while we were there, you never would have known it.All of the a la cartes were great, although I would say 876 Prime and Nikkei were our favorites. We ended up at 876 three times during our stay, and did the teppanyaki table at Nikkei once. So much fun!As wonderful as the resort itself is, I think what puts MBV above and beyond the rest is the staff. By the second day, they were calling us by name, making us feel like old friends. We were lucky to have Caron, Latoya, Nareen, Tabitha, Juliet, Trudy-Ann and Kimberlee taking care of us, as well as Clayton and Conway the lifeguards keeping an eye on us in the pool. We also had our concierges Carlton, Simon and Travis making sure we had everything and anything we needed.The one other aspect included in the Level package, is the Level lounge. It's a great, cool place to relax and have a drink before dinner (large self-serve bar), or have a quick snack. Not only that, you get the pleasure of talking to Shanai, Shauna, Shondae or one of the other amazing people working in the Level lounge.When we first got to the resort, our concierge introduced us to a woman who was leaving that day. She looked a bit upset, and I couldn't understand why. 7 days later, I understood how she felt!
We are just completing a really wonderful 7 day holiday at this lovely resort. We travelled with our 16 month old son to escape the grotty UK winter!!! I have to say it is the friendliest Caribbean resort we have ever stayed at. The staff really make this place and greet you with a smile at all times; they went out of their way to chat to our son and help with any request. The grounds are kept absolutely beautifully and the design of the buildings is much classier than many Caribbean resorts. The coastline on which the resort sits is windy; so do be prepared for that. We felt that it offered a perfect breeze for us, particularly for our son’s naps. The resort was very busy for a few days due to a wedding (which looked a beautiful event ) but the service did not suffer. We did struggle to find sun beds when the hotel was full, however I am not convinced this was the fault of the hotel, as some hotel guests appear to be rather greedy and reserve a number of beds by the pool AND on the beach. We didn’t stay at the Level side as it was full. Having spoken to a number of guests, I’m not convinced the Level adds a huge amount more to your experience as everyone seems to dine together and sunbathe together. The restaurants were great. We loved that you didn’t have to book and could be flexible - perfect with a little one who struggled to adjust to the time change. Our favourite was the steak restaurant. My only slight issue was the lack of choice for coeliacs (like me) in the Italian and Asian restaurants (I left the Asian restaurant feeling very hungry as I couldn’t eat any of the main course meals). We had a couple of tiny criticisms which I have to say were rectified when we raised them. Our first room absolutely stank of marijuana (it took your breath away when you walked in). Clearly a previous guest - but perhaps should have been obvious to housekeeping. Also, housekeeping sometimes didn’t get to our room until 5 pm and on a couple of occasions we had to turn the lady away because it was too late. Overall a super super holiday in a very smart resort with wonderful staff.Note of advice for UK guests: there is a a practice of regular tipping for pretty much anything! Something that is alien to us staying all inclusive as we usually only tip select staff at the end. I know the English are generally viewed as less generous but I think there was an expectation from all staff that you would tip for everything. We didn’t come armed with masses of US dollars sadly.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Snacks daily
- 24 hr room service
- Unlimited domestic & select international brand drinks
- Water bikes
- Day & night tennis
- Use of fitness centre
- Beach volleyball
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
THE LEVEL, Premium room category with extra inclusions:
- The VIP Level Lounge with private check-in
- Private areas ideal for families, couples or groups
- Personalized concierge service
- Free access to an additional restaurant
- Exclusive private beach area
- Luxurious rooms with sea views and free internet
- Premium drinks with the top brands
- Exclusive Spa for The LEVEL guests
- Reserved sun loungers
- And more!
- 226 rooms and 61 suites
- 1 buffet restaurant:
- 4 a la carte restaurants
- 2 pools
- Spa (fee)
- Fitness centre
- 3 tennis courts (2 night-lit)
- Scuba diving (fee)
- Indoor games room
- Gift shop
- Free WiFi in lobby
- Group & meeting facilities (fee)
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- 42" Smart TV
- High speed internet access
- Stocked mini-fridge
- In-room safe
- Balcony or Patio
- Full bathroom
- Ceiling fan
- Bathrobes with slippers
- Coffee maker
- Max occ 4
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Resort Location Map
Melia Braco VillageRunaway Bay,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Rio Bueno, Trelawny, Rio Bueno Jamaica
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