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Strictly adults-only, with all activities heading back to the bedroom.
When Mommy and Daddy are knocking back rum like this, it's no wonder they leave the kids at home. Club Ambiance is a low-budget resort with an equal split of American and British couples who are (ahem) extremely interested in each other (though singles and swingers are also welcome). This is as "adult" as it gets; strictly 18-and-over.
In a line of Main Street hotels, with not much else nearby.
Barely five minutes from Breezes Runnaway Bay, Club Ambiance is in a line of hotels of varying stature along Main Street. But apart from these hotels, there's really nothing else. And as is the case of most resorts in Jamaica, you can't just wander in unless you're a paying guest.
A 30-minute taxi ride to Ocho Rios costs $40.
From the flower-strewn bed to the TV (Playboy Channel on default), it's all designed to get guests in the mood.
Rooms are large, with hard mattresses, balconies, empty mini-fridges, and good lighting. There is Wi-Fi and wired Internet for a fee, but the property has otherwise pretty spartan in-room amenities for a place billing itself as a "resort."
Bathrooms are tiny and basic, with shower/tub combos, a sink and a toilet. There's decent water pressure, but the hotel only provides a wispy cake of brittle blue soap and no other toiletries.
Racist party games, a narrow beach, and a skanky nightclub -- but the game room and the pool are OK.
There is nothing "family" about Club Ambiance. It's strictly 18-and-over.
Between the stripper pole and the Playboy channel in all rooms, Club Ambiance is the opposite of kid-friendly. Even modest grown-ups will probably feel pretty scandalized.
Unimpressive, in terms of both quality and service.
Striving for the kind of romance found in low-budget pornography, the all-inclusive Club Ambiance offers polyester bedcovers, the Playboy Channel on a tiny TV, an on-site club with a stripper pole, and tactless "What's 69 in Chinese?" games. Fine for hard-boozing couples (18-and-over) -- but that's about it.
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