Grand Lido Braco Hotel, Runaway Bay
Review - Grand Lido Braco Hotel
- Age Group: 26 - 30
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young & Single
Historical Traveller Reviews of Grand Lido Braco Hotel
We loved the Grand Lido Braco...try it!!from A TripAdvisor Member
The staff is very accomodating and looking to make your stay with them special. We met several couples who have visited the resort 3 times, 4 times, 7 times.... The au naturel side is very comfortable, the pool is fabulous, and the people are very nice. You can feel comfortable. If you have never tried it, this is where you should! I recommend this vacation to anyone who is interested in a sunny relaxing vacation. We found room service to be prompt (always within 20 minutes), the staff very pleasant, we saw a few cats but they certainly do not take over the place! We had very nice time at the French restaurant and the Japanese restaurant and enjoyed frozen cocktails or Red Stripe throughout the day. We look forward to returning next year!
FANTASTIC WEDDING!!!!!from sunnygaza
We were married there and will not forget the fantastic way we were treated.
The trip is very long one from Edinburgh via Manchester but once in the resort relaxation and total enjoyment takes over.
We spent a week relaxing and utilising all the facilities prior to getting married in the gazebo on the jetty.
On the lead up to the day, we were very well looked after, even though there was a major power failure on the wedding day. I needed my shirt pressed, contacted the wedding coordinator who took it way and 'hey presto', 30 minutes later a well pressed shirt arrived in time for the ceremony. How this was accomplished without electricity still remains a mystery!!!
We found all the staff, the food, the resort itself, the inclusive facilities such as the scuba diving and water sking all fantastic.
We did not cross over to the AN side, but had friends who did and we did not feel we missed out.
We made some great friends, holiday makers and resort employees alike.
I cannot believe some other totally negative reports that I have read on this website. I can only imagiine they had other agendas!!! (maybe working for some other rival travel company or maybe professional moaners???
My wife and I did not want to leave and will definately return next year.
Would I recommend this holiday to other members of my family and my best friends? YES I WOULD!!!!!!
Gary and Lorna.
Boring!!from A TripAdvisor Member
True story on Bracofrom A TripAdvisor Member
We always get whatever room is leftover and yes the bathrooms have a little mold but otherwise very clean. I agree with most reviewers and if you are a bit prudish you have to suck it up and spend your time on the nude side. You can book a cheaper room and nobody will give you any grief. We have met, through giving lessons, numerious couples who never thought they would cross over to the "dark side" but were always glad they did. There are some obnixious small groups but the pool/beach is so spacious we just avoid them. The age range is 35/60.
Food/entertainment is very good. I hope you enjoy yourselves.
Lampshade and Jan Return to Jamaicafrom A TripAdvisor Member
For anyone who played with Jan & Brian from November 6 to 16th, give us an email. We would love to hear from you. Jan and I are returning to Braco from February 15 to 22nd, hope to see you there.
Brian & Janet Melville firstname.lastname@example.org
The atmosphere makes this place.from A TripAdvisor Member
It Sucks!!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
property run down, cats everywhere, I guess to keep the mice or rat population down, rude service, etc. Overall rated a 3, should have stayed at the Ritz for a little more money. It sucked!!
One of my favorite resorts!from A TripAdvisor Member
Braco Mystiquefrom A TripAdvisor Member
That being said, we went to Braco for our honeymoon the first week in October. I will dwell on what I feel is important and what people should know.
I wasn't sure if we were going to the nude side or not. We have gone nude quite often in the past, but things change once you are married.....so we stayed on the Textile side. My first impression? The room itself was nice, the bathroom was disgusting. The tile was white (originally), but now it is very dirty and yellow. The tub was in pretty rough shape too. I tried to stay open minded because we normally vacation in Mexico where the tile work is magnificant. Turns out the bathroom worked as poorly as it looked. Faucets leaked, tub never drained (one day it flooded into the room), it was very difficult to regulate the water. After getting settled we made our way to the textile beach. The beach was horrible...dirty (cigarette butts, towels, glasses, and plates everywhere and the resort was only 50% occupied), the beach chairs are pathetic (broken and strun about everywhere), and they park the dive boats right in front of the beach (oil and gas dripping from the engines). I was thinking, what am I doing here, nevertheless on my honeymoon......
This is where I agree with other reviews 100%. We made our way over to the nude side......its like a whole other world. The beach is spotless, nice cushy chairs, the pool is huge and clean (textile pool is gross), peolpe are friendly, etc.
If you want to enjoy Braco, you have to spend the majority of your time on the nude side. The textile side is getting run down. Everything is better as mentioned above. In terms of our room, we probably should have requested another one, but we didn't....we talked to other people and their rooms had been remodeled, and still other people had the same problems as us.
The condition of the textile is why I give this resort a neutral rating. Everything else is FIVE STAR. Food, staff, transfers, golf, tennis, etc.....were all excellent.
I just think people should know what they are possibly getting into with the rooms and the beachs.
Needs MAJOR improvementsfrom Jersey*Mommy*
Top Local Tips for Runaway Bay
Resort Tips Make restaurant reservations in advance of your arrivail via email; confirm any special arrangements in advance of your arrival directly with the resort; not a place for teens even if the stated minimum age is 16; A/N area is outstanding but you might need to stake out a shady spot early; depart for the airport earlier than stated on your departure notice because of unpredictable transport stops/slow airport check-in/enhanced security/stricter security standards than US (we almost missed flights 2x and will not take that chance again or have to stage a riot in the security line to get through and literally run to the gate). MBJ has great shopping so end your vacation on a relaxed note with some shopping and another Red Stripe.
when to go we went in april the weather was great just a little rain for a couple of days but its getting near the end of the season then and the staff levels drop off a little if i go back i,ll go in march
GlB Bring bug spray...nobody seemed to have problems but me. Also, bring sunscreen even if you have a tan and bring swimming shoes!
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- Address: Trelawny - Runaway Bay - Jamaica
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