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JM_Runs #51

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:03/30/2010 02:15:47

This past Friday night I got back from an amazing vacation in Negril.  When we started out the week, six of us had confirmed reservations at two adjacent resorts in the cliffs area.  There were some problems with lodging when we arrived (and as an experienced traveler, let me just be diplomatic in saying that some of the folks in our party had truly unreasonably high expectations with regard to lodging), so because of some booking issues that are too complicated to relate here, our three-couple party ended up staying at Citronella Resort in Negril in two rustic cottages (each with kitchenettes). 

(One half of one couple was still VERY unhappy, but what can you do at this point but keep her liquored up?  Which worked off and on.)

Anyway, we had an amazing amount of privacy at Citronella and still had access to the other resorts during the week if we wanted.  And generally that's how it goes for most of the resorts and hotels on the Negril coast.  If you show up and buy drinks and/or meals, you can use their pool, cliff access, and/or sandy beach as long as you want for the day.

At our cliff-water access at Citronella our group tended to wear whatever we wanted most of the time.  We stayed at the southern two properties on the resort:  Round House and Cave House.  Our group of hedonists went nude when we could -- which was most of the time -- and otherwise swimsuits ranged from thongs to boardies for men and regular and various string bikinis for women.  Lots of topless either way!  Anyway, that's not just for the swimming areas, but around the cottages.  The cottages are screened off from prying eyes from lots of vegetation, so almost anyone trying to leer at you would have to have binoculaurs or a telephoto lense on the camera.

We all pretty much secluded ourselves in the area for the week.  We visited the lighthouse, made an excursion to the sandy beach (just above Sandals), and stopped here-and-there for some souvenirs, but mostly stuck around camp enjoying being nude in the breezy heat.

Our group was all over the sartorial map when it came to thongs, but both men and women (mostly women) indulged during the week.  Otherwise I can't say that I spotted many thongs except on a few women and one guy when we went to the sandy beach the one day.  That day some of us were thonged, but some -- including me -- were nude.

Maybe because of the accepting group that I was traveling with I didn't feel ANY intimidation when nude or wearing a thong.  Regardless, on the beaches and the cliff swim areas I think the Jamaicains and tourists pretty much accept thongs and very brief swimwear.  Also, a lot of those resorts are expensive so there are not a lot of children around.  So, the area seemed pretty thong-friendly, although we were much more circumspect about nudity and kept those activities to the certified nude sandy beach areas or our  private dive area.

I hope to have a few thong pics of the vacation up soon!


JM_Runs #52

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:03/31/2010 01:57:04

Some thong pics from Jamaica are now in the profile.  More to come by the end of the week, I hope...
sailor250 #53

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:05/20/2010 01:46:01

Well it looks like another  racy clothing optional place bites the dust! Hedo 3!

http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2010/05/19/racy-resort-faces-dearth-of-hedonists/
undercover20 #54

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/08/2010 09:35:22

 I'm going to the RUI Tropical Bay all-inclusive resort next week in Negril, and I was just wondering would it be a problem if I wore a thong in the pool area? I'm kinda apprehensive about this because I know that this is also a kid friendly resort.
JM_Runs #55

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/09/2010 04:35:38

 Most all inclusive resorts in JA cater to both Americans and Europeans.  Most, if they have space, tend to have an Adult end of the resort and a family end, although there is often no clear demarcation or sign. 

It is quite normal to see topless women or women in thongs if there are younger European at the resort.  Go thong near them.  You may be the only man in a thong, don't let that worry you.  Around the resort you should be fine.  Just remember the JA sun will burn faster than anything you have ever known, especially white buts that don't often see the sun. Use plenty of sun screen and take it easy on your first two days.

On public beaches you may get hassled by some of the local men who perceve you as being gay.  There is a strong and totally irrational anti gay feeling by the lower income Jamaican men.  Sort of their equivalent to a US red neck. On the other hand you may get a warm and friendly reception from the local women who are not at all shy about telling you if they like the view.
undercover20 #56

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/09/2010 10:29:31

Is 7 Mile Beach one of the public beaches? I know very little about the locale of Negril.
JM_Runs #57

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/10/2010 04:21:15

I believe you can still walk from one end to the other, except the north end where Hedo have put up a fence.  Once a upon a time, when I was in my early 20's, I would walk from one end to the other. Was often completely deserted.  Apart from a couple of cottages hidden in the trees there was only one small white building which we used for navigation when coming around the end of the reef.  Once I had left the three modern hotels at the north end behind, it was quite normal to encounter no one until I got down to the village. I thought it was about five miles.  You could be naked on the beach and there was no one around to care.

That's showing my age because now there is a highway behind the beach, and the beach is lined from one end to the other with bars, motels, jet ski rentals and all the tacky trappings of full on unregulated tourist regalia. Still, its such a good beach it is still an interesting place to visit.  I am sure the tourist will find more to do now than in the sleepy days when I lived there.
JM_Runs #58

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:08/22/2010 08:45:35

Has anybody stayed at the Rose Hall resort in Montego Bay?  Hilton has recently taken it over, and I'd imagine that there'll be a lot of American families there with their kids.  We'll probably spend at least one day over in Negril, but what can I expect if I try to wear my thong at the beach or hotel pool?
JM_Runs #59

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:08/23/2010 03:38:35

I didn't stay at the Hilton but I stayed at the Ritz Carlton in Rose Hall. There I did not see any thongers or speedos. It was mostly Americans. I did lay out in my thong though a little ways down the beach. There is a fair amount of beach there that you can access. It was fairly empty but nice.
1Monte #60

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:12/06/2010 05:58:36

Does anybody have any info on Legends or Samsara in Negril ?  Prices, including airfare, are terrific and would be cheaper for us to fly there for a week than to drive from PA to FL!  Any other suggestions would also be helpful!
1Monte #61

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:02/21/2011 11:07:39

Hasn't anybody been to Negril lately??
abczyxabczyx #62

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:02/24/2011 09:36:35

You can be nude at the beaches and resorts in Negril.  Thongs may feel like being overdressed.
1Monte #63

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:03/22/2011 10:11:17

Well, I recently read that that isn't exactly true--only certain private resort beaches are nude and the public beach is not usually nude.  I am looking for some recent info if anybody has been there lately!  Will be there April 14-21 if anybody will be around! 

Thanks!  Monte.
scoutniagara #64

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:04/01/2011 05:01:14

At Hedo II, I walked naked into the buffet area in the textile part of the resort.  A security person was going to ask me to put something on, then changed his mind.  If you're going to Hedo II, why wear a thong at all?  That hasn't changed, but Hedo III is gone.

Many of the resorts in Jamaica have nude sections; you'd have to ask the particular resort what swimwear restrictions they have.  Also, the Jamaicans want you to come into their small stores to have a chance to sell you  something. Even at Dunn's River Falls, just say, "No thank you." and keep walking. But also, if you see something you like, don't pay the first asking price....it's a game to them... haggle the price.  I figured what price a particular item would cost back home...that was my top price I'd pay.

At Ocho Rios, Couples Resort, I wore nothing more than a pouch thong at any time around the pool, and was naked on the jetty and on Tower Isle.  Wave action was too much one day so the shuttle wasn't landing on the island.  I and some other men, asked the topfree women at the end of the jetty if they minded if we sun naked and they said they didn't mind, so we did. :D

I love Jamaica from Ocho Rios to Negril.  :D
ADKthong #65

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:04/25/2011 03:31:03

My wife & I spent a week at Breezes last Oct.  I was in a thong or g-string the entire time with not a single neg comment; just the opposite with small groups of ladies asking to take my picture.  Walked the beach in-front of a few resorts and visited a small local bar, Office of Nature, several times in only my g-string.

There were many topless women along the beach and 3 or 4 other male thongers.  A true thong friendly paridise.
1Monte #66

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:04/26/2011 11:05:52

Wife and I just got back.  We stayed at a small and really inexpensive all-inclusive resort:  Legends.  They have a sister resort on the cliffs called Samsara, and you have full and free access to both, a free shuttle between them.  The all inclusive, including airfare, was FAR cheaper than we could have stayed anywhere in the states.  Food was great, and unlimited drinks, too. 
All week I wore just a thong, even on the glass bottom boat and snorkeling trips.  No comments or strange looks, except maybe when I walked through the restaurant in a very low cut Dore. One day while walking down to the shops on the beach towards the center of Negril, I got stopped by a group of people to have my pic taken.  I'm well over 50 now, so that was a real compliment!  Anyway, for the first time the wife made NO comments about my thonging, and by the second day decided to lay out topless.  'Nuff said!  
Anyway, we plan on making this trip every Spring now to beat the weather in Western PA!  What a great and relaxing vacation!

Monte
Derf8 #67

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:06/29/2011 08:53:27

Has anyone stayed at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort in Lucea? Is this resort thong freindly? Thanks
1Monte #68

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/01/2011 02:41:32

Visited the Lady Hamilton.  Don't know about thongs, but it is a HUGE place, very beautiful, but with a small very crowded crappy beach.  You can do much better...
JM_Runs #69

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/01/2011 10:43:24

stayed there this past spring and it was very thong friendly.  No guys in thongs but lots of women at the nude beach in thongs.  
JM_Runs #70

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/01/2011 10:44:09

stayed there this past spring and it was very thong friendly.  No guys in thongs but lots of women at the nude beach in thongs.  
louish #71

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:01/02/2012 01:22:34

Just spent 8 days in Jamaica -- 3 days at Strawberry Hill in the mountains above Kingston & 5 days at The Caves on the Negril cliffs.  Wore only Muscleskin thongs (classic pouch, wide, + 1 cm., 3/8" sides; black, bright camo, neon orange, neon green, neon yellow, light blue;  Thanks, Jupiter !) at the pool at Strawberry Hill and all day at The Caves.  Did put on shorts for meals at The Caves.  No one gave me a thumbs up or said Looking Great, but on the other hand no one said Ewww, put some clothes on.  I think some people were a little surprised at first, but quickly got over it.  Both places were very small (11 rooms at Strawberry Hill, 12 at The Caves) so I can't give a real report on what others were wearing.  Suffice it to say that I saw one guy, one day, in short trunks, but otherwise every guy, every day had long long shorts, often below the knee.  Girls in two-piece swimsuits, but nothing tiny.  No topless, no thongs. 
Got back & was looking at new issue of National Geographic Traveler, saw an ad from the Florida tourist board.  Photo of guy & girl walking on the beach, guy in shorts down below his knees.  Oh well, seems to be everywhere ! 
JM_Runs #72

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:02/18/2012 07:37:55

I am heading to Hedo next week.  I have a Skinz Adj. Micro G-String.  I absolutely love this suit, it's incredibly comfortable, extremely minimal and very, but covers everything sufficiently if I want it to.  I know it's no problem at Hedo -- but I'm eager to wear it on walks with my wife past the textiles down the beach.  I've worn "regular" thongs there before with no problem, but this is a lot "less" suit and I'm just concerned about being hassled by locals or getting catcalls by the guys in dork shorts.  Will I be okay?  I'd like to maximize my exposure.  What if I pull it another 1/4" lower which will then show a little upper male cleavage?
I have also seen some of the Dore suits that are also pretty minimal.  I'm already thinking of my next trip.  Has anyone had experience lately wearing them in Jamaica?
JM_Runs #73

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:03/21/2012 04:09:59

All I can say is that you can wear whatever thong/g-string you want at Hedo, but there is no reason to do so at any of the beaches or pools, as everything is either nudity required or c/o.  You can wear your thong/g-string elsewhere on the property where clothing is required, but about the only place this applies is in the dining room and prude grille.  These places expect you to use a towel to sit on, as proper etiquette requires anyway.  That's okay but it is a pain in the neck for not much benefit.  You might as well pull on a pair of shorts for only as long as you are eating.
Off Hedo -- we went for a walk through Sandals.  I wore the g-string; no real problems but some guys (!) asked to take my picture.  They were smart alecky but not really obnoxious.  I was okay to continue but my wife felt very uncomfortable.  I guess she is more sensitive to these things.  Regardless, I didn't want trouble so we headed back.  A g-string walk would probably be more comfortable if you were part of a larger group from Hedo.  We didn't bother trying again.
1Monte #74

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:04/04/2012 01:01:31

I wear a very low cut Dore thong on the beach at Negril.  Wife and I walked the beach (her clothed) and it was OK.  A couple of natives even asked for a picture--made me feel good!  I can't wait to get back there--will be at Legends in Negril first week of April, all I'll be wearing s thongs all week. Anybody else there, stop and say Hello!

Monte 
JM_Runs #75

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:06/28/2012 04:53:46

We have always gone nude at Hedo - no need to wear a thong - the only time we had any type of clothes on were for the parties - and that was lingere for her and a crotchless thong for me - but those didn't stay on long either
bunngman #76

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:08/19/2013 05:16:31

I spend Feb on the nude beach in Negril.
In or out of my fav BunnG thong or in a Dore.

Hope you see you there.
JM_Runs #77

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:08/19/2013 08:24:36

Love it!!  Be great to see you in it
JM_Runs #78

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:08/20/2013 01:13:05

Just wondering which "nude beach" at Negril you guys are talking about.  There are nude beaches at most of the hotels, but there is no "the" nude beach AFAIK.  You can't just go wandering down 7-mile beach or Bloody Bay in your Bunn-G outside the designated nude areas or you will get free room and board in the local jail.
DavyJ #79

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:09/23/2013 12:58:33

I would also like to know what "nude beach" you are talking about.  I was at 7 mile beach 2 years ago, and the scene was pretty much the same as I reported in my 2006 post.  Except that there were far far fewer people in skimpy attire; far less topless women and far less thongs.  It seems that the clientele have become much more "Americanized" since I was there 20 years ago.  But the good news was that the "anything goes" atmosphere was still alive and well. 

You can walk anywhere on the beach topless or in the tiniest g-string.  Except at Firefly, I was unaware of any nude area, and you are only allowed to be nude in front of Firefly if you are staying there.  But the beach seemed much wider than I had remembered, so its not too hard to dodge the Firefly attendants, especially early in the morning.  I even visited many of the beach-side shops in just my g-string, including one where you had to walk through the center of the hotel lobby to get to, and never had any problems.  As near as I can tell ditto for most resort pools, hot tubs, etc.

The only thing I would not recommend is walking all the way south onto the large public beach that is near the round-about in the center of town (unless you are at a very "off-peak" time).  I didn't really have any "problem", but it was crowded and the locals were all hollering and snickering at me.  Enough so, that I turned around fairly quickly and headed back north into the resort area.  [And if you have read my other posts, you know it takes a lot to intimidate me, but, yes, this was excessive.]

Now I have never been to the "cliff" areas south of town, but it is my understanding there are quite a few nude areas down there.  Is that what you are referring to, Bunngman?
1Monte #80

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:09/23/2013 02:00:26

Good points about 7 mile beach.  I have thonged various parts, and you do get some snickers but nothing real bad. Had a couple of local guys, two different occasions, tell me I should dress so that the locals would not make remarks behind my back--but I told them I didn't care and they was amazed at that.  I was down by the roundabout at about 8-9 AM and the locals were out selling but no families on the beach.  I actually had about 4 different groups there ask me if they could take my picture or have their picture taken with my backside showing.  My wife was APPALLED but I felt complimented!  Anyway, it's the guys that I think are extremely anti "gay" and into some kind of macho bullsh**.  Never used to have this crap and I've been going there about 20 years off and on. Too bad, it will eventually hurt their tourist business.  I'm already thinking of switching from my favorite place in Negril (Legends/Samsara) to N-resort in Mobay and just going nude.
txnudist #81

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:09/27/2013 12:10:01

1Monte, you can't go wrong at N-resort. We have been 4 times now. The service and food is outstanding. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The whole resort has a very laid back vibe to it.
1Monte #82

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:09/28/2013 12:53:52

Any info on the snorkeling there?  Can you get to a reef from the beach or do you need a boat ride to see some good coral/fish?
txnudist #83

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:09/28/2013 12:01:51

you can have decent snorkeling right off the beach. The best bet is to take the boat out a few miles to a reef, I suppose a really strong swimmer could swim out to the reef. I have seen locals do it.
JM_Runs #84

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:10/05/2013 01:26:46

Hedo for US - only a thong in the restaurant - nude the rest of the time there
DavyJ #85

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:02/13/2014 01:00:01

I recently returned from a week in Negril, and, OMG, I could not believe how much it has changed, just in the past 2 years.  If you read my previous posts, you know this had always been my favorite spot, and that pretty much anything went, as long as you were not completely nude.  Well, no more! 

While there have always been numbers of locals roaming the beach, in previous years they were basically harmless and never, I felt, a problem.  No more.  This time, there were easily twice as many as 2 years ago, and they harassed me constantly.  I started in my tiny g-string, which had never been a problem previously.  The harassment was so bad, that I switched to a fairly conservative thong the second day, one that I have worn on many beaches here in the US with few problems.  But that only helped slightly.  Every single day it was impossible to walk the beach without being harassed continually.  I don't think I have ever heard more foul language than this past week.  Numerous times I was told to either put some clothes on or get off the beach.  Some of this was undoubtedly due to the anti-gay climate infesting Jamaica, but I don't think I can blame all of it on that. 

Now, women in thongs are probably still ok, although I only saw a very few all week, and only 1 or 2 walking the beach, none topless.  Sure was a far cry from 20 years ago when 75-80% of the women were topless and the majority were in thongs. 

So I have certainly crossed Negril off my list.  Maybe you would still be ok in an all-inclusive that regulated who was allowed on their beach; I am not sure.  But if you are staying at one of the many places on 7-mile beach, don't plan on having a good time thonging, because you won't.
1Monte #86

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:02/14/2014 02:27:53

 Yeah, you are rught.  The anti-gay comments are getting more and more aggressive.  Been going there 4 years now, and last year was the worst. BTW I am not gay, and was laying beside my wife the whole time. I was "talked to" by the same local 2 days in a row while sunning in front of the motel.  I finally told him that I didn't care what anyone thought, I intend to wear whatever I want to wear.  That really agititated him and thankfully the motel beach "guard" intervened and threw the guy off that part of the beach.  The motel people don't care at all because they realize the potential loss of vacationers.
DavyJ #87

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:02/18/2014 12:52:02

Yeah, you are probably right; the best course of action is to get the motel people on your side, and maybe they will do something.  I didn't have too much of a problem right in front of my hotel; most of it was while walking the beach.  In retrospect, I should have talked to some of the security guards; maybe they would have helped.  Most of the locals I had encounters with seemed to move around quite a bit, so I wonder if the one you saw just moved to another part of the beach.  

This is a very unfortunate development, as Negril had previously been at the top of my list.  They sure have a beautiful beach with great restaurants, plenty of bars with cheap beer and 2 for 1 on everything else, but who needs this beach scene?  Not me.

PS  I filed a complaint with the Negril Chamber of Commerce.  Not just about that; in fact I tried to downpplay the thonging part in my complaint.  I mostly dealt with the general harassment of the locals, which everyone I met agreed was much worse than before.  My wife, who does not thong was repeatedly "picked up", and one guy was real belligerent and would not take no for an answer.   Also, I saw one local openly masturbating on the beach, making sure every woman that passed by saw him.  And many many more urinating everywhere, not just on the beach, but along the road as well.  We'll see if I get a reply.
realestatemd #88

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:04/02/2014 06:30:39

Has anyone been to Couples Negril lately?  I know the beach is fine for whatever and there is a au naturel section, but what about the main pool for thongs and topless?  Also, is the a/n section nude required?  My wife likes to keep thong on most of the time.  Trying to make a decision between this place and Punta Cana (Secrets Royal or Palladium Turquesa). 
1Monte #89

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:04/07/2014 12:33:53

Good news DavyJ, just got back from Negril and the attitude is BIG improved from last year.  Wore a thong all day every day, walked the beach about a mile each way from the motel and only one comment (hey dude is that a slingshot hahahaha--came from a group of college visitors at one motel, pack mentality for sure) but NO comments from any locals at all.  No problems at the beach at all.  No problem at the motel (LEGENDS, our favorite 4 years running). Good-to-go for thonging!!
DavyJ #90

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:05/24/2014 02:12:11

Wow, 1Monte, that is an amazing change!  Were you right on 7 mile beach, or somewhere else?  As I indicated before I emailed the Chamber of Commerce back in February.  After hearing nothing, I re-sent the email in April, and still have no reply.  I wonder if it precipitated some chenges??  Seems unlikely given that they didn't even have the courtesy to respond.  

So, if anyone else has any 2014 trip reports, please do post them, as 1Monte's experience couldn't be more different than mine.
1Monte #91

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:05/27/2014 02:10:15

I stayed at Legends Resort which is right on the beach.  Its a mile or two from the traffic circle in the center of town, quite a few miles from Hedonism II.  Went to Hedo in the past, but the cost at Legends is a lot less and everyone is super friendly and almost a family atmosphere.  I even walked the beach a few times in my thong, got a couple of 20 something male tourists yell out--"Hey man, is that a slingshot  hahaha".  I just continued walking, no other events for 10 days.Thong on almost constantly except for meals then wore running shorts over top--silly considering the restaurant/bar overlooks the beach so everyone there knew I had a thong on all day.  Very relaxing and terrific tanlines!
DavyJ #92

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/21/2014 03:15:16

Impressive!  I guess we will have to wait for further trip reports from others before drawing any real conclusions.
JM_Runs #93

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/21/2014 03:42:51

 1Monte, how well did you sleep?  Last time I was in Negril there were a couple of beach front bars blaring music all night. I hope you were not near them, or had good sound proof rooms !  We were on a boat anchored off the beach and found it annoying. What should have been a tranquil tropical sunset and moon rising over the palm trees had a very loud discordant sound track.
DavyJ #94

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/22/2014 12:43:47

JM, you are definitely correct that there are many unacceptably noisy places in Negril (again, much worse than 10 or 20 years ago).  Fortunately before my last visit I asked many questions, and ruled out several really nice looking hotels because they were real close to noisy venues.  So you do have to be careful.  Which is very unfortunate.
1Monte #95

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/22/2014 06:35:19

We have been there in previous years when the music was blaring, but no problem this time. The disco next door was turned into just a motel/beach bar. Louder music about 100 yds away but didn't hear it where we were. I actually think it is diminishing due to all the bad reviews on TripAdvisor.  The Jamaicans take tourism VERY seriously and I know they watch those reviews closely.  
JM_Runs #96

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/27/2014 05:35:54

Just got back from 10 days at Couples Sans Souci.  The resort was only about half full, but there was not even a Speedo in sight, let alone a thong.  Screw it all, one day I decided to wear my g-string directly from the room to the beach via the sidewalk (i.e. no showing off) and it's at least 500'.  I swear it was like rolling laughter the entire walk.  It was very uncomfortable.  Strange how a guy's ass will set off some people.  Oddly, however, I wore my Speedo (with 1-1/2" sides) every time I was doing scuba or watersports or otherwise going to the nude beach, and none of the guests said one word or had any comments.  However, one of the Jamaicans on the scuba crew didn't even like my Speedo and told me to go put on "beach shorts."  I ignored him and proceeded with my dive, but I was pretty irked -- particularly since it was my third day diving in my Speedo and none of the other staff or other divers had an issue with it before or after.  Oh yeah, and I wore my 1" inseam BOA running shorts EVERYWHERE with no problem, including Dunn's River Falls.  Actually these shorts make kind of an ideal swimsuit where you have to be "conservative" because they are short, have a lining, and they are nylon and dry quickly.
Why is it that people have this strong urge to conform?  My wife and I felt out of place ... we don't have tattoos, we don't wear long shorts, and we don't wear our sunglasses tipped back on our backward-facing hat.
pkthong #97

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/28/2014 12:48:53

 I think that whatever momentum we had going towards smaller swimwear for men has abruptly gone back towards dork shorts esp. in North America. I would venture to guess that the majority of visitors to CSS were from the US.  
 In Punta Cana recently I noticed a slight move away from Boardies to Square cuts usually among the Russians. Props to you Faceless for standing your ground.
1Monte #98

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/28/2014 01:34:00

 When I visit Legends Resort in the spring the guests are mostly from Germany and Canada, a few from France and Italy and almost no other Americans, No problems thonging there, even walk through the restaurant area in them sometimes. But I better understand the term "ugly Americans" with their wacky opinions and obnoxious catcalls--tha'ts the problem with the higher end resorts.
OS777 #99

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:07/28/2014 02:12:21

 Yo Faceless,I hope others learn from your lesson in Jamica. There will never be an reason to consider putting one euro or dollar in countries or resorts that try to dictate what the visitor can enjoy wearing. No way! Never!!!Hopefully you and others will do your homework well before you consider visiting such hostile resorts.If you are desiring great resorts then consider France, Greece, or North America, as well as Australia.Palm Springs, Blacks Beach - San Diego, as well as clothing optional spots where found.Creating a blissful experience requires careful planning to be successful.Best of luck on your next holiday. Finis
DavyJ #100

Re:Jamaica, Negril, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Hedonism II, etc.

Date Posted:11/04/2014 08:35:22

Careful planning is definitely required, as OS777 notes.  Its really too bad that Negril had been one of the top destinations for so long. but now it seems that its gone way down hill.  But people have had different experiences for sure, so keep the trip reports coming!
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