Melia Braco Village
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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.
Had a great time at Melia Braco Village when we spent a week there this September. Would like to start out by saying that the staff are an asset to the hotel. Friendly, helpful and always serving with a smile, we did not encounter one bad bit of service the entire time in the hotel. We were constantly asked if we were having a good time by everyone from maids, security, gardeners to waiters and bartenders everyone was exceptional with a special mention to Keiffer our pool bar waiter who was amazing and the entier entertainment team who were very welcoming. The hotel is picture perfect and the attention to detail in the gardening really makes you feel like you are in a tropical paradise and with plenty of security i felt safe 24/7. I really liked the all inclusive bands which were stylish and made you feel like an exclusive member compared to the usual plastic tacky band you would usually receive (see photo). Food was great with a big selection and even bucks fizz available at breakfast for those who like champagne in the morning! The beach whilst a little rocky in the water was great and there were even staff tasked with raking any pebbles early every morning (another nod to attention to detail). If you have some water shoes (whilst not at all required) they do make it a little more fun if you want to venture on to some more rocky areas (in search of crabs). The cabanas are also great especially if you have kids that you want to keep shaded (get up early to get one). The indivisual restaraunts were also great with a great choice and impeccable staff. You really must go to the Nikkei to try sushi aside from the tepinyaki as both are great (we went twice). It was also great to be able to get BBQ jerk chicken and pork everyday at lunch if you wished as I love to try local quisine. As you can tell from the review we had a great time however there were a couple of issues stopping my review from being 5/5. Firstly the music around the pool in the day leaves A LOT to be desired, the hotel is quaint and beautiful and I think the selection of music around the pool should reflect that, I woulnd't consider myself old at 33 but listening to modern music blared out quite loudly everyday from ten o'clock was not enjoyable. Sometimes the poolside reminded me of an 18-30's holiday music wise despite the fact there were only around 10 people there of which we were the youngest. The Pool bar does play a brilliant array of Jamaican and relaxing poolside type music however it is almost entirely drowned out by the retched poolside speaker! The only other small problem was the lack of shade around the pool, it would massively benefit from some parasols. Anyway, please don't let this put you off, it's more of a pointer to the hotel than a reason not to go. I would like to add that the entertainment in the hotel was good and DON'T MISS Friday night Jamaican street party which was great.
Usually I spend a lot of time researching hotels/holidays in advance, however with this holiday we didn't get the chance. We were originally staying in Melia, Nassau Bahamas however due to the hurricane our flight got cancelled and we had to change destination at the last minute. We selected Melia Braco Village as it was easier to change from one Melia to another... however we were not disappointed.The hotel is not in one of the main resorts (Montego Bay or Ocho Rios) and for me I need a lot to keep me occupied, and this hotel certainly delivered that.The hotel did actually feel like a village with a plethora of restaurants including: Rasta Pasta, O'Grille, Nikkei - this has a normal restaurant or Tepinyake if you book in advance & 876 Prime (trousers required) as well as a buffet restaurant for breakfast and lunch... oh or room service!! As well as restaurants it also has a pool bar, a main bar and a disco. There was also a lot of entertainment each night with a schedule available in advance, entertainment varied from a street party, to a MJ tribute, to carnival dancers. There was also alot to keep you occupied during the day with water activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking included in the price. The staff were exceptionally friendly particular thanks to Keiffer the barman at the wet bar and everywhere was spotlessly clean. I would note that tipping is expected, i would probably say that i have noticed tipping here more than other Caribbean islands i have visited. The only downside (albeit very small!) to this hotel was that during the day there was a lot of music around the pool at one time there were three different songs being played at the same time and the music just seemed quite loud considering the hotel had a really chilled out vibe, not sure if it would have a different vibe during the busy season though?
Eighteen members of The Retired Educators Support Team Westmoreland were joined by two friends for the past weekend, September 15-18, 2017. What a weekend it was!!! It was our second visit and we arrived by coach driven by Kirk Wiggan shortly after 12:30 p.m. The fun began instantly. We were warmly greeted, given cold towels and a very cool drink which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Check in was easy and some rooms were ready so armbands which served as our room keys were put on our hands. Orientation was done then off we went to enjoy a delicious lunch and explore the property. Friday night's Jamaica Street Party...the food was mouth watering, variety wide, from peppered shrimp to jerk pork and chicken to roast sweet potato and corn to roast salt fish and run down. We enjoyed every bit. Tables were reserved for us so we ate together then participated in the live entertainment. The hotel had a very high occupancy level but we still got the attention as if we were the only guests and that was special to us. The contestants in the Miss Jamaica World (2017) Competition were there and in spite of the rain on Saturday we had the privilege of watching them strut their stuff on stage on Saturday night. That was fun. We identified our favorites. The weekend rolled on and we went to the beach, went for walks enjoying the lovely property and rested in our comfortable rooms. A specially arranged Cocktail Party was held for us on Sunday evening. I must express thanks to Belinda and the team of Tina, Channa, Homroy, Vinroy and all other persons for making our vacation a memorable one. Everyone was very courteous and pleasant and went beyond the call of duty to ensure all went well. We left reluctantly vowing to return for a third visit. May God continue to bless everyone who serves with such dedication to duty at this gorgeous property. Theresa
We spent 2 amazing weeks at the Melia Braco Village. We stayed from July 25 – Aug 10, 2017. There were 4 of us travelling. My husband and I, our daughter and my mom.ARRIVAL:We travelled with Westjet Vacations. Arriving in Jamaica we were lucky as there weren’t too many planes in at the same time. The line up to get through customs/immigration was long but moved quickly. The line was separated. If you were a couple or single you went to a kiosk, if you were a family you saw an agent. We were split up. My mom went to the kiosk and we were sent to an agent. We were greeted by Jamaica Tours (they are contracted by Westjet). Once everyone was on the bus we headed off. It is about a 45min drive. The bus ride was good until we were told we were making a bathroom and drink stop, we’d only been on the bus 20mins!!!!!! There was no need for us to have stopped. We had a terrifying moment after we started on our way again. The bus driver went to turn onto the highway and some how he must have misjudged, because a big semi truck was coming when the bus driver pulled out. How the semi missed hitting us we’ll never know. The truck was inches away from hitting us. By the time, we got to the hotel we were hot, tired and hungry. We were greeted with warm and pleasant smiles. We were instantly offered a cold cloth to wash our hands and a cold drink. Check in was quick and smooth. We were taken to our rooms quickly.HOTELThe hotel isn’t too big. There are 2 sections to the hotel. The main hotel and the Level. The Level has a few more amenities. We'd probably stay on the Level side next time. The hotel is immaculate. The hotel is laid out in 2-3 story villas so it feels spacious. Everything is easy to get to. The water is very safe to drink. There aren’t any elevators. The stairs were fairly easy to climb. WIFI:There is free WIFI throughout the entire resort. We rarely had any issues with connections. We could even use Skype on the beach.ROOMS:Keys to the rooms: There were no key cards. Your wrist band was your key to your room. This was great because you never had to worry about carrying your key or trying to find it in your bag when coming up from the beach. We were in the Premium Garden View rooms. We each had our own rooms. My husband and I in one room and our daughter and my mom in theirs. Our room was a bit different than my mom’s. We had a colonial style balcony and a bit smaller room. My mom’s room was a bit bigger.Each room was clean, spacious and the beds were super comfy. The towels and linens were sparkling white. The bathrooms in each room were quite tiny. Our bathroom had the shower/sink/toilet all in one room. Whereas my mom’s bathroom the sink and counter were separated from the toilet and shower. The bathrooms would be have been great if the door wasn’t there. To make the bathrooms a bit more spacious it would be nice if the doors were taken off and a sliding door was put on. It also would be helpful to have a few more hooks in the bathroom. There are just 2 on the back of the door. The showers were very big. There are no bathtubs. They supply shampoo/conditioner/body lotion. I didn’t take any shampoo/conditioner with us. The bottles are tiny so we went through many bottles. In other resorts, we’ve been in, the hotels have attached on the wall the shampoo/conditioners that can be refilled. This is much more efficient for cost and the environment. STAFF: All the staff were wonderful. Each and every one was pleasant and couldn’t do enough for you. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They always have a smile. The staff don’t look for tips. BIG SHOUT out to the following:Dimitris – hotel managerClaire N – guest services managerCarolyn – guest services Laytoya – guest servicesCarlton – level Latoya Brown – house keeperErrol Dene – level lobbyWayne – buffet chefDana – buffet hostessHorace – buffet serverAndron – buffet serverJasmine – buffet serverAlden –server NikkiMichael –server NikkiSheldon – Chef Nikki Ricardo –server Rasta pastaChristine – server Rasta pasta/buffetDeidran – bar server (Jiggers)I’m sure we have missed someone but each and everyone made you feel special. Even the gardeners! FOOD:There is one buffet. The buffet wasn’t huge but you could always find something. The buffet was situated by the pool and beach. It was lovely in the morning sitting there sipping on your coffee. The one thing we really liked was the food wasn’t stored in the heating trays. They’d bring it out in actual pans. The only complaint we had about the buffet is the music. It was too loud. Some meals we couldn’t even hear to talk. Music is nice but not when you’re eating it should be soft and subtle. Some mornings they had live music, it was beautiful to listen to but just too loud. You couldn’t enjoy your breakfast. At lunch, it could be very loud as they’d have the entertainment by the pool going and the music on in the buffet. Other than the music being loud at times we enjoyed eating at the buffet. There are 5 a la carte restaurants. None of the restaurants required reservations, except for the Nikki if you wanted to eat at the teppanyaki table (where they cook your food in front of you) 1. 876 Prime –steak house. Excellent, both food and décor. The service was great as well. Felt like you were at a very high end restaurant. 2. O’Grille – right on the beach, we didn’t eat there. Jamaican/Caribbean cuisine. 3. Rasta Pasta – Italian – not a huge menu but the food and service was great .4. Nikki – Asian – you could eat where they cook your food or just sit at a table and order off the menu. The food was great both at the cooking table and ordering off the menu. It was quite chilly in the Nikki, we always took a little sweater. 5. Golden Sands – this is just for the Level guests. Not open for dinner. The 2 weeks we were there the buffet was only open for dinner on the week-ends. It’s based on how busy the hotel is. Every Friday night the buffet or a la carte restaurants are not open. They have a street party. Near the main lobby, the hotel is set up like a little village. In that area, they set up the tables and chairs and all the food. The food was very good. A lot of work to set up each week. After dinner, they have entertainment. BEACH:The beach was nice. There were little bays along the stretch of the beach. There is a manmade reef which helped break the waves. You DO NEED water shoes as there are quite a few rocks. The water is very shallow. Snorkelling was good but in spots it was a bit too shallow. The hotel offers the use of non-motorized water sports. On the main side of the hotel there aren’t any umbrellas. There are trees but it could be a challenge some days to find space on the beach in the shade. It would be nice if there were umbrellas. On the level side, there are umbrellas to sit under. POOLS:There is 1 main pool with a swim up bar. It can busy and loud at times as it’s at the center point of where all the main activities happen. It is near the beach. The pool on the level side is amazing. It also has a swim up bar. It’s quiet and very very big. It starts out shallow on one end and gets deeper towards the other end. The pool area on the level side is very tranquil. They have cabanas to sit under so there is lots of shade. ENTERTAINMENTThere is entertainment almost every night. We didn’t get to see it all as some nights the scheduled entertainment was cancelled because of Jamaica’s holidays – Emancipation and Independence Day. Every Wednesday night there is a manager’s party. It was really nice to meet some of the managers and the chicken wings were yummy!EXCURSIONS: We didn’t do any excursions. DEPARTURE:We were picked up on time by Jamaican tours. We would highly recommend this hotel. The hotel is very clean, the staff can’t do enough for you and it is a very family oriented resort. Thank you for making our holiday memorable! We want to go back next summer!
Just back from 12 night stay at Melia Braco Village. We stayed at the Level and the whole experience (apart from food = more later) was simply wonderful. The staff, from the beach attendants upwards, were so attentive and alert to customers' needs/wants/maybes.... The beach attendant who made up our cabana each morning, and who worked his socks off with his colleagues to clear up after the "weather" we had following Irma was great, and I'm sorry I didn't get his name. The staff at the Level bar, Latoya, Dana (who now knows how to make a wicked Mojito), and Javien (who was a star) were wonderful and attentive and funny and engaging with everyone. The rooms at the Level were exceptionally clean and well looked after (we had a ground floor, with a simple stroll out to the beach) and every day there was a little "something to nibble on" delivered in the afternoon to your room; the fridge was constantly stocked with whatever you wanted, choccies and nibbles etc etc always replaced. The wonderful Loewe toiletries (which I had to take some of to remind me of the scent of my holiday) were great. The front desk staff at the Level were, again, wonderful, Sanita and her colleagues were so helpful and again, unfortunately didn't get everyone's name but I would certainly remember if we had had bad service! From first contact with Sanita about transport from airport etc to our check out, the concierge staff were sooooo helpful and approachable. I have seen some reviews about surly staff = I can only imagine that whoever wrote the reviews were rude themselves as if one treats hotel staff with the respect that they deserve (and considering what they have to deal with they certainly deserve respect) then they will respond accordingly. There was not a single member of staff who did not go over and above and who was not helpful friendly and simply "there" for the customers. The food at breakfast and lunch was great and in particular, the Japanese chef at lunch with tempura to die for, and other Japanese delicacies was brilliant - he has such a light touch with his food and it was constantly delicious. But the evening dining was not to die for..... the food at the Asian restaurant was poor, the food at the Rasta Pasta was grim (and I could hold up my panacotta on a knife and wave it around because that was the only way it was going to wobble!) and I was very disappointed that any chef could ruin a rare steak = which only needs to be shown the heat and is done. I had a sirloin steak at the 876 which could have been made into leather shoes, I had a tbone steak which was grim and finally we had a fillet steak which was great. Discussing with the waiter we all agreed that it was because the meat wasn't treated right in the first place and was probably old. Disappointing as the 876 is the prestige restaurant on site and for that to happen was not good. The OGrille served excellent food generally. The entertainment staff worked exceptionally hard and I have to mention Sean Stanley at the Shaker Bar!! Altogether .....evening dining aside, the overall experience was one of the best hotel experiences we have had, and we have been to many many 5* hotels. Having read over this it seems somewhat gush-y with so many wonderfuls, greats, amazings....but it was just that. We will most certainly be returning and look forward to doing so. Hold Room 1403 please!
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- 226 rooms and 61 suites
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Melia Braco VillageRunaway Bay,Jamaica
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