Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
Plenty of kids (including locals), but things get downright sloppy at night at the bar and nightclub.
By night, however, the lobby bar and Bubble's Nightclub can get a little crazy. You might hear guests stumbling across the Astroturf hallways, breaking glasses, and howling at the moon well past midnight.
The Breezes Trelawny Resort and Spa is located in Trelawny, a largely agricultural, hilly, beachfront area about 40 minutes east of the Montego Bay International Airport (the main point of entry into Jamaica for most tourists). In the immediate vicinity, there are fewer tourist attractions than at more central resorts in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, about a 30- to 60-minute drive in either direction. On the bright side, the area is very lush and quiet.
Cramped beach with unwanted marijuana and a small barrier islandselling
The hotel's website boasts a three-mile stretch of white-sand beach. I found it to be narrow, cramped, and occassionally swarmed by pot-dealers (a common enough sight in Jamaica, but typically not at such a family-focused resort). Hotel security, however, does its best to keep the dealers away.
To make up for the small beach, Breezes also has a small, hotel-made barrier island, about 30 feet from the shore. It is outfitted with beach chairs and guests can reach the island by walking across a sandbar.
Made of whitewashed cinderblocks, the room don't look much cheerier than a jail cell, despite the colorful old bedspread. And unlike other all-inclusives, there is no alcohol (or even water) provided in the room -- it makes it a lot harder to ignore the abrasive fluorescent lighting and the bugs crawling on the walls.
The bathroom, while it could use a serious scrubbing and a new shower curtain, was in better condition than the rest of the room. It had granite-like countertops and an in-shower shampoo and shower gel dispenser mounted to the wall.
Lots of great options for the little ones, plus some nice music at night and in-pool pool tables.
For the kids, the resort has a kids clubs open daily, and a family pool with waterslide, fountain, and aqueduct that shoots water. For adult water sports, there are scuba diving (with instructional classes), kayaks, free snorkeling gear, and jet skis available.
The hotel also offers classes and competitions like trampoline lessons, flying trapeze and juggling class, and rock climbing.
I forgot all about the clear pools and well-pruned if slightly worn grounds once I reached my room. There, I found stained furniture and torn sheets that gave the room a strong highway motel feel. The lobby's chairs were also stained, but that's not surprising since the open bar leads to toppled cups of Jamaican rum and Coke throughout the night.
The resort has several food and drink options, and most don't require reservations.
The hotel offers several on-site restaurants like Breezes Buffet, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacking; the "gourmet" Jamaican-Italian fusion joint Casablanca, open for dinner; Japanese restaurant Munasan, open for dinner; and Seashell Bar and Grill for casual American fare, open lunch through dinner. Reservations are required at Casablanca and Munasan.
For drinks, the resort has Bubbles Disco Bar (with designated teen times), the Ocean swim-up bar, poolside Seashell Bar, and Siren Piano Bar.
Though there's no maximum number of guests at these kid-friendly weddings, but the food is bad, the rooms are grim, the beach is narrow, and you can't hire your own photographer (at any price).
An all-inclusive beachfront resort in remote Trelawny (just outside Montego Bay), this Breezes resort keeps families busy with great pools, an 84-foot waterslide, and rock-climbing walls -- but there's nothing else nearby. While the kids sleep, the gets wild. But the dingy rooms and mediocre food makes this resort less than ideal.