This was our second trip to N-Resort, and our 14th trip to Jamaica. Here's a link to our review from September: http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g612473-d149865-r118363291-N_Resort_All_Inclusive_for_adults-Falmouth_Jamaica.html
So, if you read that one, you'll get our general impression, which hasn't changed.
There were more people this time (40 rather than 12), and they were all nice enough. But we don't go to resorts for the other people. Or the buffet. They have both of those things back home.
We were treated like royalty upon our return (this place knows how to treat repeaters, let me tell you). We wanted exactly the same room we had last time (#125, the best room in the place, right on the water, on a corner, the exact right distance from everything), and we got the same room, despite the fact that they had some work planned for that block. They changed their plans. Michael, the front desk manager, recognized us immediately, and said something like, "Oh, I didn't realize it was you guys, don't worry, I'll get your room for you." Nice.
The water pressure in the shower is still a bit iffy, and there are signs of ongoing repair here and there. As well as things that need repair here and there. As others have said, it's not a 5-star resort, so don't expect one. But the location is stellar, the beach is great, the staff is outstanding, the food is good and varied (some complain that there's not enough or enough variety or whatever; I've had way worse and way less in places that purport to be way more; I have no complaints).
I find interesting the folks that talk about what *other* people are wearing or not wearing, and concluding that, as a result, the place is one thing or another. "Clothing optional, but neither all nude or naturist" and then some talk about restrictions here and there. My observations were that people did exactly what they were comfortable with, no more and no less. At lunch, some people had clothes, some people had towels, some people had bums. And it was all good. I certainly don't expect anyone to dictate or suggest to me what I might find comfortable, and I appreciate the flexibility. I do know that if I (or anyone else) wanted to be naked every moment, that would certainly be accommodated. I saw one couple at the dinner restaurant (where they encourage some clothes) seated at a lovely table just outside the dining area enjoying dinner and the stars in their altogether now.
Freddie DePass, the General Manager, is attentive and seems very dedicated to making the place succeed. Clearly that occasionally involves hard decisions, as there was quite a bit of turnover in the "lower echelon" staff since our last visit 6 months ago. Stories from others around and outside the resort are mixed in this regard, some talking about very low wage conditions, others talking about natural attrition. I think the truth is somewhere in between, but I will tell you that the staff here is better than any other resort I have stayed in (Jamaica or elsewhere) and so either the conditions are okay and they are happy (unhappy staff generally can't hide it), or the job market is such that any job, even a miserable one, makes them happy. I hope they are treated fairly; those that I talked to specifically about their work conditions (and I talked to several) seemed pleased to have the job, and ranked it above many other options they have available. But who knows, right?
So, bottom line again: great place, great staff, great location, not a 5-star so know that going in. Great beach, love the nudity, kayaking through the waves was great fun. We will absolutely be back. Probably in November. Anybody else going then? :^)
- Also Known As:
- n-Resort All Inclusive For Adults Hotel Falmouth
- Fdr Pebbles Falmouth
- Fdr Pebbles Jamaica
- Fdr Resorts
- N-Resort All Inclusive For Adults Trelawny Parish, Jamaica - Falmouth