Grand Lido Negril by Castaways Travel

The NEW Grand Lido Negril Opens Spring 2017 with clothing optional facilities

Here are the latest estimates of opening dates for Grand Lido Negril and Royalton Negril (Not Guaranteed).  Estimate opening dates supplied by local sales management at Royalton Negril.

Mid – April for Grand Lido Negril
March 31, 2017 for Royalton Negril

YES!   You’re reading that correctly. We were hearing about this recently when we were in Jamaica, now we have confirmation that yes, Grand Lido Negril will be back. Scheduled to open in late spring or summer,* the boutique resort is part of the Royalton Negril complex above comprising: Royalton Negril (families), Hideaway by Royalton (adults only) and Grand Lido Negril (clothing optional and adults only).

When we were there in December and witnessed the construction in progress, where Grand Lido Negril will be located, our estimate is an opening date of late spring or even summer.  Stay tuned for updates here.

*TIP:  Don’t make a close in reservation.  Use caution when buying airfare. If the resort’s opening date is pushed back, Royalton will not reimburse your airfare for loss or additional costs due to change of opening date. The resort has published several opening dates already which have been pushed back several times.

Rates  – Contact Castaways directly for private, introductory pricing.  These are private rates that cannot be posted publicly. See Room Descriptions at the bottom of the page.

Send us your requested dates of travel using this form for special introductory room rates. This is not a reservation.

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Grand Lido Negril welcomes adults only singles and couples who enjoy nude, topless or clothing optional venues in a nude beach setting catering specifically to nudists and naturists for an all inclusive resort vacation. Suites can accommodate up to 4 adults.  Grand Lido Negril is an upscale, tropical property providing the newest addition to clothing optional resort choices on the Jamaica’s west end in the beach village of Negril.

Here are common Questions & Answers received so far.  Answers are from Royalton management:

  1. Are both adult Singles and adult Couples welcome as Grand Lido Negril (GLN) clients? YES
  2. Will guests at Royalton Negril or Hideaway by Royalton be permitted to visit GLN? NO
  3. Is Grand Lido Negril for use only by paying clients staying at GLN? YES
  4. Are airport transfers extra? YES
  5. Will day passes be offered at GLN?  If so, how much? We do not have day pass rates due to exclusivity
  6. What is the minimum night stay? 3 nights
  7. Besides the clothing optional beach, will there be a clothing optional beach at Royalton Negril? No, the only clothing optional beach is located at Grand Lido Negril
  8. Will spa/gym be available at Grand Lido? NO, facilities will be located only in the main area at Royalton Negril
  9. Where will dining and spa services be offered? At Royalton Negril complex
  10. Will all Grand Lido Negril guests receive Club MoBay services at the airport?   YES
  11. Do guests in Presidential Suite receive private airport transfers?   YES
  12. Is a clothing optional pool at GLN?  YES
  13. Is a Jacuzzi or hot tub at GLN?  YES, Hot Tub

Here’s what the Breathless P/R news release describes for this new property:

Completely Au Naturel – Fully Butler Serviced – All Ocean View Suites

Grand Lido Negril Accommodations by Castaways TravelPrivate and protected, Grand Lido is an oceanfront boutique hotel bringing guests a unique and natural all inclusive vacation for adults. From every vantage point, a pristine blue ocean and the rocky shores of Negril are all that’s seen while adults enjoy the sun. Grand Lido Negril is an exclusive oceanfront boutique resort for guests over the age of 21, offering a unique all-inclusive, clothing optional vacation.

Grand Lido offers an upscale and elegant resort atmosphere for singles and couples who desire a more liberated holiday experience. The resort has 26 exquisite ocean-facing suites in an isolated enclave, premium Butler Service, and access to an additional two nearby luxury all-inclusive resorts Royalton Negril and adults-only Hideaway at Royalton Negril.

From every vantage point, the pristine blue Carribean Sea shimmers while adults comfortably enjoy the sun by the pool or relax on a spacious oceanfront patio in an au naturel resort atmosphere with complete privacy.

Luxury Accommodations at Grand Lido

Grand Lido’s 26 luxurious suites feature premium handcrafted beds topped with high thread-count sheets, USB recharge and Bluetooth audio stations, free high speed Wi-Fi resort-wide for all devices, in-room safe with interior power outlet, duel-head ceiling-mounted rain shower, satellite television with specialty channels, minibar restocked daily, 24-hour room service, iron and board, in-suite coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, and each room features a balcony or terrace. The small intimate size makes Grand Lido™ perfect for group vacations.

Restaurants & Bars at Grand Lido

Enjoy delectable treats around the clock at nearby Royalton Negril or Hideaway at Royalton Negril where options range from casual to formal. A steak house, Italian trattoria, and international buffet are among a variety of modern restaurants. Light snacks are just as plentiful, with an ice cream bar and European style café all onsite. For those seeking some quiet time, convenient room service is available 24 hours.

Until we get a firm opening date, use this booking request to express your interest (this is not a firm booking commitment on your part). Bookings are bound to go fast, so let us know right away, and we’ll let you know as soon as firm booking, room rates and further details are available. The starting rate is $380 per person, per night, double.  This is the retail rate and does not reflect any package or discounted early booking promotions, yet.

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Resort Overview

Grand Lido Negril welcomes adults only singles and couples who enjoy nude, topless or clothing optional venues in a nude beach setting catering specifically to nudists for an all-inclusive resort vacation.  Grand Lido Negril is an upscale and tropical property providing the newest addition to clothing optional resort choices on the Jamaica’s west end in the beach village of Negril.

Getting There

A Passport is required to enter Jamaica. Check the expiration date of yours. Visas may be required depending on your country of citizenship. Check Jamaica Visa Requirements for your country.

Built on a beautiful bay facing the western Caribbean with white, sandy beaches this tropical resort on the far western tip of Jamaica is in Negril, about 50 miles west of Montego Bay.  Grand Lido Negril is a part of the Royalton’s vacation complex including Royalton Negril for families and Hideaway by Royalton for adults only. The town center of Negril is about 5 miles west with a craft market, stores, and a several beach view bars. Take a sunset catamaran cruise right from the resort or avoid the throng and visit Xtabi or Rock House on Negril’s west end road.

Most travelers fly into Montego Bay. You may elect to take a shuttle or taxi to the property or fly from Montego Bay to Negril on an air taxi such as Tim Air. Costs range from $150-$200 per person one way and take 15-20 minutes. (Price subject to change without notice). The resort is across the street from Negril airstrip. The bus or taxi ride takes a little over an hour to an hour and a half.

Avoid the airport crowds?  Reserve your spot at Club MoBay, an upscale traveler’s lounge in the newest section of the Montego Bay Airport. The Club provides expedited arrival, customs/immigration, and departure services in addition to Club admission, all-inclusive, with drinks, bar service and snacks, WiFi, satellite TV provided.

The beach road to Negril is scenically beautiful. The trip requires less than an hour and a half to reach Negril from the Montego Bay airport. The Negril airstrip is across the street from the Royalton and Grand Lido Negril.

You can make reservations for Tim Air or others on the internet outbound  (http://www.timair.net) and at the resort’s tour desk for a return flight.

Take your pick of flights that service Jamaica, but plan to fly into Montego Bay as your final destination since it’s the closest international airport. Shuttle transfers service is available at the Mo Bay airport, and you can arrange them with Castaways Travel if your flight itinerary is available. Kingston is several hours away over mountainous roads.

Airport transfers are not provided from Kingston; you have to make your way via taxi….and the trip can be expensive and long.

Air Options:  American Airlines, Delta, United, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit and more; Thompson, Martin and Condor others from Europe plus many scheduled European air carriers service Jamaica. The most charters originate in Europe from the UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. Air carriers are subject to change without notice and pricing varies widely. Contact Castaways Travel for scheduled air arrangements.

Services

Resort services described below are subject to change without notice by the resort due to enhancements, special occasions or modifications on the property.

Your vacation package is all-inclusive which means all your basics are provided for in one price: Room accommodations, all meals/snacks, bar drinks, bar drinks, beer, wine, liquor, water sports, activities, entertainment,  hotel taxes, and gratuities. All 26 rooms are located within the Royalton Negril complex.  Guest quarters contain a king bed, clock/radio, telephone, television/satellite TV, coffee maker and private bath.  Other features on site include fitness center, beauty spa, sailing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, tennis.   Nearby, local beach vendors offer jet skis and parasailing behind a boat. Tips or gratuities are included in your room rate but many Castaways clients do a little extra for employees they may find performing beyond the call of duty.

  • Butler Service
  • Preferential reservations in à la carte restaurants
  • Distinctive wrist bracelet
  • Selection of in-suite liquors
  • Personalized check-in and check-out
  • Hors d’oeuvres and snacks served poolside daily
  • Upgraded room service menu
  • Club MoBay Service: At Sangster International Airport guests receive fast track and personalized meet & greet services plus access to an exclusive Lounge
  • Private Airport Transfers: Presidential Suite guests receive free airport transfers both to and from Grand Lido
  • Reggae Bar & Grill exclusive to Grand Lido
  • Full access to all-inclusive amenities on site as well as two nearby luxury resorts – Royalton Negril and the adults only Hideaway by Royalton.
  • Minimum 21 years of age

Make sure you ask your waiter’s name, introduce yourself, be happy and converse with the locals. Remember, Jamaica is a low-income island so be friendly but expect to be offered items for sale on the street. Drugs are against the law.

Activities

Vacations include daily activities and nightly entertainment as well as nonmotorized watersports such as snorkeling, kayaking, and an introductory scuba diving lesson.

Health & Wellness

The Royal Spa at Royalton Negril is the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate on vacation. Spend a few hours getting pampered with our comprehensive spa packages or drop in for a 30-minute express treatment. The Royal Spa has a hydrotherapy circuit and a full range of massage, body and facial treatments.

Modern Tech Features

Stay in touch on all your devices, with free Wi- Fi throughout the resort, unlimited in-room long distance calling to Canada, US and most of Europe, and long distance calling while in the resort, USB recharge station and Bluetooth speakers in room.

Additional Services

Water sports, gift shop, photo gallery, conference facilities, events and activities for groups, laundry, selection of premium drinks, The Royal Spa, tours and medical services.

Ambiance

You will find the living is easy in Negril.   No need to get dressed up unless you’re willing to or your spouse insists.  No coats or ties are required.  And speaking of “no” – just to be clear., no public sex,
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Sightseeing 

There are many sights to see locally other than beaches, sparkling Caribbean sea, and beautiful coral cliffs.hedonism ii

Shopping for crafts at the local market across the road from Royalton and Grand Lido Negril is a good place to start and costs nothing unless you buy something. The locals are fun to kid with but be ready to bargain if you find that certain something that catches your eye.

Hosted tours can be arranged at the resort’s Tour Desk and there are a couple of small native craft markets there, one near the resort, across the street. You can also choose to visit Montego Bay for a day of shopping, Mandeville for a trip to the mountains, Cliffs at Rick’s, raft the rivers or visit Dunn’s River Falls near Ocho Rios. At least 30-40 off-site tours are available from the tour desk. A trip from Negril to Ocho Rios (through Montego Bay) is a hike, requiring at least 3 hours, one way. An overrated trip to Rick’s Cafe on the western seaside cliffs in Negril for a beer at sunset is always a common “in thing” to do. Down the beach from Royalton is Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, good for an afternoon or evening exploring and sampling the imported “culture” from Key West. Cosmo’s Restaurant is down the road a mile or so, also good for some of the best and freshest grilled seafood in Negril… prepared to order.

Did You Know…

Castaways Travel KNOWS the surrounding area around Negril to help you plan to get the most out of your holiday in and around there and the local areas plus Montego Bay.

For a fun and games and little bit different nightlife off the resort in Negril, try Risky Business, The Jungle and Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville for night time adult mischief. All of these watering holes are on the main street (Norman Manley Blvd) headed to Negril, a short taxi ride away. ALERT: These places tend to change names or new locations can crop up so ask the Tour Desk for their latest recommendations.

One little venture we enjoy is to take a taxi to west end Negril and have a beer or a meal at one of the little cliff-side resorts and restaurants there. Rock House is one of our favorites as is Xtabi on the west end and enjoy a cool little resort, a neat bar for a beer at sunset, a less crowded venue than Ricks and a nice restaurant for a change of pace from the resort scene.

Dining – Here’s the description that Royalton provided for Grand Lido Negril

Grand Lido Negril All-In All-InclusiveEnjoy delectable treats around the clock at nearby Royalton Negril or Hideaway at Royalton Negril where options range from casual to formal. A steak house, Italian trattoria, and international buffet are among a variety of modern restaurants. Light snacks are just as plentiful, with an ice cream bar and European style café all onsite. For those seeking some quiet time, convenient room service is available 24 hours.

Gourmet Marche | International Cuisine

Enjoy a variety of gourmet selections. Discover an array of cuisines found at many diverse food stations, designed to offer world-class meals during breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Dorado | Seafood & Grill
Watch the sun rise over the ocean in the morning or relax in the cool evening ambiance of this elevated beachfront restaurant. Exclusive to guests of Hideaway at Royalton Negril and Grand Lido, a menu of the freshest selections are available any time. Specialties are fresh smoothies, light ceviche and garden salads with fresh seafood and grilled items.

Hunter Steakhouse
This unique restaurant offers guests a grand steakhouse experience. Watch chefs in the open kitchen as they perfectly prepare your steak.

Grazie Italian Trattoria
Enjoy a wide range of Italian cuisine at this delicious trattoria. Its authentic design and traditional menu make this restaurant the perfect place to enjoy well-known Italian comfort food.

SCORE Sports Bar & Lounge
In a casual atmosphere savor an ever- evolving menu of grilled specialties for a comfortable and familiar meal.

Calypso | West Indies Cuisine
Taste the culinary treasures of the West Indies at this stylish and modern restaurant with artfully prepared dishes.

Zen | Asian Cuisine
Be amazed by the flavor and technique of masterfully prepared teppanyaki as it happens right before your eyes.

Armadillo | Tex-Mex Cuisine
An authentic Tex-Mex experience awaits in this fusion restaurant, the perfect setting to enjoy authentic favorites like sizzling fajitas, fresh grilled seafood and delectable hickory smoked meats.

Ocean Point Bistro
Savor gourmet creations from a French menu of fresh selections with a perfect view that overlooks the water. This ocean front adults-only restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy any meal of the day.

C/X Culinary Experience ($) | Chef’s Table
Pleasing to the eye and palette, a vibrant menu is sure to create a memorable dining experience as your personal chef takes you through seven courses with musical selections to accompany each dish.

International Drinks
Guests are never far from refreshments at eight themed bars and one café found at Royalton Negril and the adults-only Hideaway at Royalton Negril.

Dips Pool Bar | Lobby Bar | Martini Mix | Sands Beach Bar | XS Disco Bar

Luxury Accommodations at Grand Lido Negril

Luxury suites at Grand Lido NegrilGrand Lido’s 26 luxurious suites feature premium handcrafted beds topped with high thread-count sheets, USB recharge and Bluetooth audio stations, free high speed Wi-Fi resort-wide for all devices, in-room safe with interior power outlet, duel-head ceiling-mounted rain shower, satellite television with specialty channels, minibar restocked daily, 24-hour room service, iron and board, in-suite coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, and each room features a balcony or terrace. The small intimate size makes Grand Lido™ perfect for group vacations.

Rooms and suites are offered in several categories. Resort is clothing optional throughout except for public areas, main building, and restaurants.

Sunset Ocean View Suite
Each day, guests rise to greet the day in an ocean view room after a heavenly night’s sleep atop a king-sized or two queen-sized handcrafted beds. This room is complete with an in-suite Jacuzzi soaker tub, rain shower, dual sinks, living area with a sofa bed and unobstructed views of the ocean from a private balcony or terrace.   Maximum occupancy: 4

Sunset Swim Out Suite
Each day, guests awake in a preferential room after a heavenly night’s sleep atop in one king-sized or two queen-sized handcrafted bed. This room is complete with an in-suite Jacuzzi soaker tub, rain shower, dual sinks, living area with a sofa bed and views of the ocean from a terrace. Just beyond the terrace, a private swim out pool offers an exclusive place to sip afternoon cocktails in tranquility.  Maximum occupancy: 4

Presidential One Bedroom Ocean View Suite
The Presidential Suite is designed to exude a more privileged feel, with exclusive premium amenities including an upgraded room service menu and in-suite spirits. A king-sized premium handcrafted mattress full bathroom with separated toilet and dual washbowls, walk-in closet and indoor Jacuzzi are set apart from a spacious sitting area with comfortable sofa bed and a guest bathroom. Beyond the living area, guests can watch the sunset from a private balcony or terrace.  Maximum occupancy: 4

Lido Luxury Extras include: 26 elegantly styled suites, Butler Service, unlimited dining and premium drinks, modern tech features of free high-speed Wi-Fi resort wide, in-room Bluetooth speakers, USB re-charge stations, free calls to North America and most of Europe, satellite television with specialty channels and plenty of daily entertainment with nightly shows at the neighboring resorts.

Also, a selection of premium services are offered at Grand Lido and include the ease of Butler Service, a secluded pool, Reggae Bar and Grill as well as all modern amenities at neighboring Royalton Negril or the adults-only Hideaway at Royalton Negril

Best Time To Go

Fall, winter and early spring can be less humid than late summer.  Summer time through the fall months can be a bit more humid, with daily rain showers the norm year round….it’s called the tropics for a good reason. Standard procedure–hit the hot tub if it does rain with drink in hand. Late August through early October can include unstable weather due to storm season, although they’re rare. Room rates are generally higher from about Christmas to end of April, with holiday rates higher than any time during the year. Late summer and fall may be the least expensive.

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