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My 14th visit to Negril's Hedonism II clothing-optional resort began June 15, 2019 and ended June 25, and in that time I had a chance to explore most, if not all, areas of the resort property and to experience most of what Hedo had to offer---and again it does not disappoint whatsover.
Hedo has 280 luxury rooms and suites, and mine was No. 2170, a nude beach/jacuzzi premium suite and one that I had occupied in the past. The room was immaculate, clean, and almost cold because the air conditioner was working so efficiently. Bathroom amenities, stocked refrigerator and all the printed info I would need for my ten days here was a nice bonus.
Service from day one to my departure was excellent in all regards. I don't recall waiting for anyone on the property more than a few minutes for assistance and, as always, smile from staff are the norm. From my room attendant to daily refrigerator re-stocker to my jacuzzi maintenance man and bell hop/luggage delivery man I was treated as a valued guest and I found I rarely needed to ask for anything out of the ordinary. Front office staff when needed were always receptive to questions or comments and not surprisingly the bar and food staff were always friendly, efficient and hard-working making people happy.
The grounds, beaches, pools/spas, venues and buildings of Hedo all seemed to be well-maintained and there was only one area of construction (H-block-garden view on the nude side) and noise, etc was never an issue.
One tip I'll pass on that has helped me over the years is when I check into Hedo I request a guest comment card or two to keep in my room so I can make notes of good and bad things and to write down names of those who provided outstanding service followed by me leaving these with the front office upon my departure.I forgot this trip to take a photo of it to use in this trip report so I'm going off my photos and memories.
A simple 1-10 (10 being best) rating of the major aspects of Hedo:
Check-in: 10 - fast, friendly, made to feel welcome
Room: 10 - maintained well, very clean, quiet, dark (when desired)
Jacuzzi/lanai 9+ - once the temperature was turned down about five degrees
Beaches: 10 - always well-groomed, plenty of loungers, shade/sun
Marina/watersports: 10 - twice-daily snorkel/scuba trips, other non-motorized sports
Drinks: 10 - premium drinks/shots, water in coolers in beach area
Food: 10 - variety, quality, and available 24/7 at various locations
Pools/jacuzzis: 9+ - so many to choose from, often with (too loud) music
Entertainment crew: 10 - hardest-working staff anywhere & so fun/friendly
Shopping: 10 - the boutique gift shop is a favorite of mine
Kama Sutra Palace: 10 - very nice serene and meditative get-away
Romping Shop 5 - being remodeled so it had limited space (but still nice)
Piano bar: 9 - great fun if a bit too loud for me
Disco/nightclub: 7 - I only experienced it for the weekly foam party (cool)
Beach buffet: 9+ - great/varied food, runway, and fire show, but wear bug spray
Restaurants: 10 - from main dining buffet to Harry-San teppanyaki and Pastafari (Italian) and from the
Chophouse to nude pool grill (day and night) - -awesome!
Other thoughts: One of the couples in our group (krewe) had arranged a wedding/renewal of vows on the beach with reception in the piano bar and everyone was impressed with the set-up, the ceremony, the photos, and the reception complete with champagne and cake.
Costumed theme nights were so much fun as the resort was sold out and there were so many participants. Theme nights included Sexy Sports Night; Hedonistic School Girl Night; Jamaica Night; Glow Night; Fetish/Lingerie/Fantasy Night; Toga/Foam Night; Rock Star Night.
Main stage shows & music: The quality of these shows continues to amaze me with variety and quality that rivals or exceeds Las Vegas Cabaret shows. Hedo never falls short of entertainment value whether it is the EC's with pool games or beachfront runway shows and main stage shows are just pretty awesome.
I am already signed up for my 15th trip in June 2020 and can't wait to see what changes and improvements has in store.