looking for a nice, quiet, & peaceful Caribbean getaway where you
experience nothing but the peaceful lapping of the waves upon the shoreline?
Well...THIS AIN'T IT!
(Can you say... TOGA?)
||U.S. Citizens: Passports are
required for international air travel to all destinations outside the
Hedonism II is a fun, all inclusive beach resort for adults
only, singles and couples. The all inclusive plan means your room, all meals,
bar drinks, activities, entertainment, hotel taxes, tips are included. Airfare
to Montego Bay/transfers are extra.
Its about the biggest bang
for your buck compared to most comparable resorts.
The resort has 280
rooms located in a tropical beach scene with separate two-story buildings with
two twin or king beds in each room. Some rooms face the beach, some are garden
view locations. The resort is arguably the "Mother of all inclusive, adults
only resorts" and has a world-wide reputation for fun and frolic. Our clients
who visit Hedonism # 2 come from every continent in the world and they're there
for one reason--to have fun. If you like to read a book and vege out, you can
do that, but the place is so active with lots interesting people, you may miss
some of the greatest opportunities to meet the most fun loving people...from
all over the world.
Total beach length is over 1,000 feet
long, with nice white sand, comfortable on your bare feet. Hedonism is located
between Point Village Resort and Breezes Grand Negril on one side and Sandals
Negril on the other side. One beach section is called the "prude" beach and the
other, the "nude" beach devoted to clothing-optional sunbathing with wood frame
guest buildings located there as well. Within the "prude" and "nude"
classifications, you may choose ocean view or garden view accommodations. About
12 rooms are Jacuzzi Terrace accommodations where a hot tub is located on a
patio just outside your room. Eight are Ocean View Nude side, two are Garden
View nude side and the remaining two are Ocean View prude side Jacuzzi terrace
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side...we're your advocate, too. If you book your trip directly (with the
resort) and experience problems at Hedonism # 2 or with SuperClubs, who's going
to be on YOUR SIDE?
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The resort was built in the late 70's as the
first part of the SuperClubs resort chain owned or managed by the John Issa
family of Jamaica. Hedonism # 2 was renamed from its brand called Negril Beach
Village in 1981. There never was a Hedonism I, leaving many eternally
If you haven't been to Hedonism # 2, go with an open mind and
relax.....you do not have to participate in any of the resort's organized
activities whatsoever...you can just sit back and watch the fun or you can
choose to participate....it's your choice and it's your vacation.
summary, dont go there expecting luxurious guest rooms and upscale
cuisine, you get the basics and its a good value. The main reason to go
is to cut loose and meet the most fun people on the planet.
Go and watch the party or go and be the party.
||A Passport is required to enter
Jamaica. Check the expiration date of yours. Visas may be
required depending upon your country of citizenship.
Check Jamaica Visa
Requirements for your country.
This tropical resort on the far
western tip of Jamaica is built on a beautiful bay facing the western Caribbean
with white, sandy beaches. Hedonism # 2 is located in Negril, about 50 miles
west of Montego Bay. Hedonism is across the street from its sister property,
Breezes Grand Negril. Hedonism # 2 occupies about 25 acres. The little town of
Negril is about 5 miles west of Hedonism with a craft market, stores and a few
bars...the most over rated of which is Rick's Cafe, good for a crowd, an
overpriced beer and a sunset. Save your money and spend it on the sunset
catamaran cruise right from the resort.
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
$80-$130, round trip per person and takes 15-20 minutes. (Price subject to
change without notice). The resort is across the street from Negril airstrip.
The bus or taxi ride takes about 1-1.5 hours.
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The beach road to Negril is scenically
beautiful.....the trip requires a little over an hour to reach Negril from the
Montego Bay airport over an excellent highway. The Negril airstrip is virtually
across the street from Hedonism and its sister property, Breezes Grand Negril.
You can make reservations for Tim Air or others on the internet
outbound (Timair.com) 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: Charter airlines
worldwide, American Airlines, U.S. Airways, Delta, United, Jet Blue, AirTrans;
Thompson, Martin and Condor from Europe plus many others 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.
Resort services described below are
subject to change without notice by the resort due to enhancements, special
occasions or modifications on the property.
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Hedonism # 2. We've been there and visit often; we know the place and the
people so we can tell you accurately about the location, layout, daytime and
evening activities & themes, dos and dont's, where to have fun and tips to
make your trip more enjoyable.
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Hedonism's 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, theme nights, hotel taxes and
gratuities. All 280 rooms are located in separate wood-framed guest buildings.
Rooms are plain, clean and contain a king bed, clock/radio, telephone,
television/satellite TV, coffee maker and private bath. Beds can be converted
to two twins upon request. Other features on site include fitness center,
beauty spa, sailing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, tennis, piano bar, night
club/disco, windsurfing. Nearby, local beach vendors offer jet skis and
parasailing behind a boat. No tipping allowed but many clients do a little
extra for employees they may find performing beyond the call of duty. Optional
activities include boat trips to the other side of the bay and nude catamaran
sailing plus off site excursions you can buy at the tour desk in the resort's
lobby. COMMENT: We hope that planned improvements will include room renovations
which are overdue.
Water sports includes optional SCUBA instruction and
certification, both of which can be paid for on the spot. Certification usually
can be obtained in weeks stay but expect little spare time to cram in all
the other activities offered by the resort.
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.
Additions at Hedo # 2
include a rock climbing wall, plunge pools and swim-up bar in front of the
disco on the prude beach, open air café adjacent to the plunge pool near
the disco, see through hot tub atop the disco, air conditioning for the disco
(applause), jungle bridge and water slide, large fitness center, spa and beauty
salon, an open air Asian restaurant, upgraded main pool, pool deck and Jacuzzi
and an internet café off the lobby area.
The spa additions and
treatments put Hedo # 2 on the map as one of the better salons on the
island.....so gals, take your charge cards and prepare to be pampered!
Most rooms are king bedded anyway, but all the bedding converts to two
singles. Bathrooms have been upgraded where the existing tub has been replaced
by a shower with multiple shower heads, great for more than one person to enjoy
while sharing the water!
Hedonism # 2 has 5 bars, 1 buffet restaurant
for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 1 Italian ala carte restaurant and an Asian
restaurant for evening meals, 3 Jacuzzi/hot tubs (2 nude), 3 pools (one nude),
Veronica's piano bar, shops and lots of parties with theme nights and
entertainment daily. Two beach grills offer burgers, fries and snacks during
the daytime plus a couple of bars service both the prude side and nude side of
WiFi service is available in
resort guest rooms and is typically most reliable in the main lobby area. There
is a charge for the service with rates starting around USD $15/day (not
guaranteed, subject to change). The adjacent internet café also carries
a charge for use of the PC equipment and internet access in the internet
||Hedonism # 2 offers several restaurant and munchy choices at
the resort. Restaurants include the open air café on the prude beach,
Pastafari Italian dining, open air meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the
terrace adjacent to the main pool, an Asian cuisine bistro adjacent to the main
restaurant near the piano bar and a snack bar at the nude pool. Themed
restaurants have proven popular at other SuperClubs resorts and the food
preparation lends a nice diversion to buffet meals. But dont go expecting
.the food is healthy and plentiful but not overly
creative. The resort is an excellent value so dont expecting the Ritz for
your dining pleasure.
A full buffet is served in the one main Terrace
restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Italian restaurant adjacent to
the buffet is "Pastafari." Nothing spectacular but you have waiters serve your
dinner with wine available out of a bottle.
The best jerk chicken is
served at the nude beach grill, next to Delroy's bar at the nude pool, usually
around 6 PM most days...a great way to top off a fun afternoon in the nude pool
or soak up your alcohol consumption for the day. Dont miss the French
fries... Yum Yum!
Jamaican, American and seafood dishes are featured
during the main buffets. The food is plentiful and filling. Premium liquors are
served along with beer and wine. A midnight snack service features light
choices, salads, burgers, fries and some sweets.
NOTE: The Italian and
Asian restaurants require reservations. Make your reservations at the reception
desk or guest services in the lobby well in advance, Don't expect to "crash"
them to be admitted, no matter how many times you've been there.
there is a Manager's party and repeat guests' reception to Thank You for
support. Typically, the client with the most visits to Hedonism # 2 will
receive some free nights for a return visit.
||Per person nightly rates start at about (on sale)
$140-160/person/night up to $250+ /person/night, all inclusive. Prices are
subject to change without notice due to frequent sales promotions. Seasonal
specials and early booking discounts apply some parts of the year. The rooms
are priced according to location--nude beach vs. prude beach and ocean view vs.
garden view rooms.
Contact Castaways Travel for cheaper Group Contract Room
Rates. ALERT: All room interiors are the same; you're paying for
location. Check with Castaways for an exact quote for the resort, airfare and
optional travel protection Insurance.
If you stay and pay for a total
of 14 nights in a calendar year, you can earn three (3) more free nights for
use within the same calendar year. The free nights cannot be used the following
year. The freebies must be used the same year as the 14 nights.
Contract Group Rates: Castaways Travel sponsors numerous group trips
annually, so join us and enjoy lower contract group rates.
See CASTAWAYSGROUPS in the
CASTAWAYS website. ALERT: Contract group rates do NOT appear On
Line......you must call Castaways to claim your contract group rate. With
contract group rates, your room is guaranteed by the resort. Castaways can also
arrange your airfare and optional
Comprehensive Travel Protection Insurance too.
Optional travel protection insurance usually averages about 5% and varies by
total value you choose to insure as well as the age of the insured.
Best room locations on the nude side are those facing the nude
beach around the numbers 2120-2130 and then the 2161-2180 range as well as
upstairs on the second floor. For less noise but still a good nude side
location, the "H" block rooms run from 2131 to about 2149, Garden Nude rooms.
The rooms nearest the nude pool can be noisy late at night if the nude hot tub
attracts a crowd of partiers. The best and quietest rooms on the resort are
opposite the nude side...at the other end of the resort in the Ocean view rooms
on the prude beach. Prude side Garden view rooms are fairly quiet, too, and are
the best value on the resort.
The single-share program at Hedonism # 2
is a good deal for single guests, who normally get penalized at most resorts
with a supplemental charge. The single-share program permits you to pay for
your room based on double-occupancy, where the resort assigns you a room mate
of the same gender.
The most popular room choice is the Jacuzzi terrace
accommodations. A little over a dozen or so existing rooms have been
..not a suite, but a terrace with a patio and Jacuzzi.
Needless to say, the rooms get a work out and you've got to book them in
advance to score one. See the Photo Album for shots of the rooms and including
a Jacuzzi terrace.
Occasionally, certain room classifications are on
sale where 3 or 4 women can room together at a reduced rate/room.
***Castawasy Travel BONUS: Castaways Travel is one of the largest
producers for Hedonism in the world and has earned the Diamond Super
Agency designation for many years from SuperClubs, Hedonism's parent
company. What this means to you is if you book your vacation with us, you may
qualify for additional discounts on your package and clout when you have
special requests. Your vacation must be booked with Castaways to qualify for
these extras. In addition, book your stay when a Castaways group is planned as
Contract group room rates are often lower than standard tariffs. ALERT: Special contract rates Do Not Appear On Line; You have
to call Castaways for these reservations.***
Satisfaction and Sunshine Guarantees: SuperClubs indicates the
resort provides you with a voucher equivalent in value for each FULL day the
sun does NOT shine whatsoever at the resort - during rain squalls or bad
weather, etc. Do not leave the resort without your Sunshine or
Satisfaction Guarantee Vourcher. If you try to get it later via mail,
phone, FAX, etc. you may have to try over and over and over to get it from them
- it's Jamaica and NOTHING moves fast there. So again... Do not leave the
resort without your voucher... Period!.
TIP: Always get
the full name and title of the person who first tells you you are due a credit.
Plus, you will have to ask the front desk for it
.the vouchers are
not voluntarily delivered to your door.
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||Adult guest ages vary from the late 20s to over 60, with
most averaging in between. Some weeks, there are more couples; summertime sees
more singles generally when prices are lower. Couples comprise most of the
guests, although SuperClubs has developed a 3 for 2 package where 3 women can
stay for the price of 2 and a 4 for 3 package.
Singles: As it
varies from week to week, there's usually a good mix of single girls and single
guys at any one time. Check on the
Group Trips list and pick one where a Castaways Host Couple will be
there to show you around and introduce to other singles and couples. All
Castaways' Host Couples have been to the resort many times and "know the
drill." There's no right or wrong week to visit but Hedonism is one of the more
single friendly resorts out there ..... but the resort won't guarantee you'll
||The biggest asset is the guest list: Hedonism is barely a 3
star resort but with 5 star guests!
Folks don't usually vacation at
Hedonism for its food or rooms--they go to meet other fun loving extroverts who
return year after year. The nude beach, nude pool and nude hot tub areas
attract most of the laughter and mischief. The disco with its theme parties
plus dances around the main pool deck give you plenty of excuses to break out
your costumes for night time fun for a year-round "summer camp" for adults.
There is some type of entertainment or theme each day and night. People are fun
and get a little crazy. There is so much to do there, however, you sometimes
feel like you need a vacation upon your return to reality.
Here is a
current listing of theme nights: (All themes
subject to change without notice)
Alert: All these activities
and theme nights listed above are subject to change without notice, sometimes
at the last minute whim of the resort. If theme nights are very important to
you, please check with us about a week before you depart and we'll get you the
most updated info we can.
- SUNDAY NAUGHTY SCHOOL REUNION
Impress As A Sexy School Girl, Nerd, Principal Or Cheerleader
- MONDAY SEXY PIRATES & BOOTY
!! Jamaican Colors With Sexy Booty Shorts And Hot Pirates & Wenches
- TUESDAY PAJAMAS & PASTIES
Tempt In Lustful Pajamas & Pasties, The Sexiest Party Of The Week
- WEDNESDAY FETISH FANTASY
Expose Your Alter
Ego & Fetish In An Intoxicating Atmosphere Of Fantasy Fashion Frenzy
- THURSDAY BLACK & WHITE STARLIGHT NIGHT
The Stars Shines Bright In The Sexiest Black & White Costumes
- FRIDAY ROCKING ROCK STARS
Dress As Your
Favorite Rock Idol And Party Like A Rock Star
- SATURDAY MASKPARADE
Doll Yourselves Up But
Dont Forget to Add Your Special Mystery Mask To The Sexy Ensemble
For all its reputation, the
grounds and feel of the place can be quite romantic with a wonderful tropical
ambiance, with beautiful flowers and ivy mixed with huge hardwood trees and
Hedonism II has an overrated reputation for
indiscriminate sex, in our opinion. While we can't say it never happens, we
find that probably about 10% of the guests are responsible for 90% of the
reputation. To lay the question to rest, management policy from Hedonism says:
public sex is not permitted. If caught breaking the rules, with flagrant,
chronic violations, you can be escorted off the property without a refund. End
of story. Go to our Go to our Frequently Asked
Questions Section for a little more discussion on the sex subject.
ALERT: You may see outright PDSAs (Public Display of Sexual
Affection) occur around the nude pool and beach occasionally when large groups
are there for the week or later at night.
Dress throughout the
resort is CASUAL, with beachwear the norm from thongs to shorts. Guys: No ties,
no coats, no long pants needed or required. Hedonism # 2 is NOT a nudist
resort, but most of the guests on the nude side of the beach stay that way for
most of the day. Most guys and girls wear shorts, T shirts or polos for daily
meals and in the evenings, some actually "dress up" for dinner although it's
not required. Gals, thats the time for your glitter, spike heels and
see-through outfits. All restaurants (except nude beach grill) and attendance
at public venues such as spa, beauty salon, piano bar and shops require a cover
up or clothes of some sort.
All rooms have updated plumbing, water
supply and air conditioning improvements but sometimes a few of the room's A/C
compressors have had their share of overload, so crank the unit down all the
way for a cool night. Occasionally, the power goes our or water service breaks
for a few hours but it's usually temporary.
first before you do your duty.
Carry a flashlight in your
checked luggage. You may never need it but it's nice to have when the lights do
Get to the nude pool early if you want a seat.
As an option: Try the nude beach for a lounge chair.
Make reservations the morning of the day you want to dine in the
Asian or Italian restaurant or when you arrive.
Take a plastic
insulated cup top to keep cold things cold & hot things hot plus it cuts
your trips to the bar for a re-fill.
For theme nights, girls,
take some extra safety pins or ties to secure your costumes when you put them
on instead of having it fall down around your knees while you dance (unless you
want it to!). Hey, whatever turns you on!
There are many sights to see locally other than
beaches, sparkling Caribbean sea and beautiful coral cliffs.
|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 Hedonism # 2 and the local areas plus Montego Bay.
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for crafts at the market across the road from Hedonism # 2 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
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 from Breezes Grand
Negril, adjacent to Hedonism. You can also choose to visit Montego Bay for a
day of shopping, Mandeville for a trip to the mountains,
see Y-S Falls, 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 at the resort. 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 Hedo # 2 is Jimmy
Buffett's Margaritaville, good for an afternoon of 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.
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 headed to Negril from Hedonism, 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 on the west end for 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.
|| The fun loving crowd of adults who return to
Hedonism is the reason for being there... not the room or cuisine. It's the
party atmosphere that really sets the tone.
||The older wait staff will often remember you if
you're a returning guest. They include Norman, Kendrick and Raymond,
institutions in their own right.
||Marriage ceremonies are free to guests with a 2 day
residency requirement. There is a $150 administrative charge by the local
parish to register your marriage certificate. (Price subject to change without
||The resort has made great strides to minimize and
control overbooking during heavy occupancy periods in January through March,
July, October, November and the holidays.
||SuperClubs has a "Sunshine/Satiusfaaction
Guarantee". The guarantee says basically you can get a free day for every day
of your vacation that the sun fails to shine. The guarantee is in the form of a
voucher issued by the resort. ALERT: The water sports office down on the beach
makes the judgment call on Sun vs. Clouds.
||BUT... If you experience a cloudy or rainy day ALL
DAY (No sun whatsoever), obtain your voucher BEFORE you depart the resort or
you may NEVER, EVER see it. If a staff or management member promises you one
will be issued to you, get the NAME, TITLE and telephone extension of that
person, so you will know who to ask for to obtain your document. Do NOT leave
the resort without your Sunshine Guarantee/Satisfaction voucher. ALERT: You
MUST take responsibility to obtain your Voucher yourself because the resort
will not automatically track you down to find you.
||Hedonism can be surprisingly subdued occasionally
with few partiers around. A mix of adults who like to have fun usually means
you will find some compatible folks who you might become good friends with and
perhaps even visit after your return home.
||If you not have visited Hedonism # 2 in recent years,
you may hardly recognized the public areas, the main beach section or the
common grounds adjacent to the main dining area or the spa facilities. The
improvements are great additions to your fun and include the expanded spa, rock
climbing wall, prude beach bar, water tower and slide plus more hot tubs.
||The single-share room offer at Hedonism # 2 is a good
deal for single travelers who normally get penalized at most resorts with a
supplemental charge. The single-share program permits you to split a room with
another guest of the same gender. You pay for half a room based on
double-occupancy. Of course, you can always buy a single, private room.
||Be prepared for a little rain almost every day so
take an umbrella or poncho. We list this as both an upper and downer because
one of the standard procedures is to hit the hot tub if it does rain with drink
in hand. Most of the time those showers pass quickly... just enough time to
retire to your room for a little "private" time.
||The resort is old (early1970's) so you may experience
some niggling aggravation with some of the physical plant, rooms or service.
Sometimes there's a water or power disruption somewhere; other times the bar
may run out of certain liquors, occasionally the A/C is on the fritz, WiFi is
down temporarily, etc etc. SuperClubs maintenance philosophy in the past has
been the classic line: " IF it ain't broke, don't fix it" and when it does
break, "Do enough to get it back in operation...when you can." Like we said,
don't go expecting the RItz!
||Fall, winter and early spring can be slightly 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. 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.
High occupancy months are
usually: March, July, October, November and the holidays. ALERT: First week in
August, the resort opens the property to local citizens with reduced admission
to celebrate the Jamaican National holiday of Independence, celebrated on
August 6. This guest mix can also change the ambiance of the resort. SuperClubs
has an official policy should a hurricane disrupt your travel plans or your
stay at a SuperClubs resort.
See the policy, subject to change.
||Pet peeve is the air conditioning can be inconsistent, room
to room, even with new equipment. More so in the disco and piano bar.
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