Just returned from a week long holiday at Hedonism 3 - went with my sweetheart and we enjoy ourselves for the most part.
Here is my review of Hedonism 3.
Room was small but comfortable- air conditioning unit had not been cleaned in a long time, and the sour smell of mildew was nasty.
Our room overlooked and area of the resort know as "the Quad" and it is a clothing optional pool / swim up bar / hot tub. A very busy area of the resort, and very popular for after hour parties by groups at night. We were often woken or kept awake by screaming, singing, partying drunks, once until after 5am, so this is not the area to be in if you want a restful vacation. If you are a night owl or a partier, it would be perfect. There are other areas of the resort with quieter accomodations. The guests visiting this resort ranged from 20 to 60, and all races and creeds were represented.
The resort is all inclusive, so the alcohol from the well stocked bars was plentiful, but the drinks were quite weak by normal standards, the bartenders are MASTERS of the short pour! The food available at the main cafeteria was always tasty and plentiful, but not fancy. there are 3 restaurants that are part of the resort, and the calibre of food available there was a notch better, but still not world class. There is also a disco which goes every night and offers different themed parties each night, so there is plenty of entertainment availble if youare there to party. Resort staff works hard to offer various entertainment all day and most of the night.
The beaches and pools at the resort were all open to nudity, and many people were laying in the sun there every day. It is also common to see couples in various sexual situations, so if this offends, Hedonism is not a place to visit. One eveningwe witnessed a couple in the hot tub having oral sex, while beside them in the main nude pool, 2 couples were engaging in open intercourse.
The resort offers tours all over Jamaica, trips into Ocho Rio for duty free shopping- well worth it, and a lot of sports options. I went out on the snorkelling tour that takes guests out to the reef for a look see, and the fish and underwater scenery is amazing, but the trip was short, and my time in the water was only 15 or 20 minutes. They also offer a scuba trip to the reef, but the weather turned quite rough for the last days I was there and I couldnt go out.
While there a tropical storm hit the area, and the power went out on the resort repeatedly. The resort does have a generator though, so the lights never went out for long. The air conditioning system throughout the resort however was disabled, and the last day there was spent without A/C, so the windows had to be wide open to try to catch some breezes, and sleeping in the tropical heat and humidity was diffucult for us Canucks, used to somewhat cooler temperatures, at least in the evenings. Temperatures ranged from 27c to 35c while we were there. Humidity at times was stiffling, just before the tropical storm hit. Many at the resort were sporting deep tans, and many had nasty sunburns, especially after the first or second day on the beach.
Overall, the service was good, but not great, the facilities were somewhat run down, but comfortable, and the beaches and pools were a fun way to rest and relax for a week. We felt welcomed, comfortable, and safe.
Overall rating for this resort.......6/10. Not world class, but a lot of fun!
Would we vist again? HELL YES! Just a different, quieter room please!