The word is out among newly married. Grand Lido, Negril, is fast becoming the destination for trendy newlyweds. Since the resort opened in December, some 100 couples have spent their honeymoon there.
According to Marl and Wendy Lalor: “It’s a great place for a honeymoon, the atmosphere is elegant and romantic and the food is excellent.”
“We decided to spend a week here, before going on to Mexico,” said William and Sandra Taveres-Finson, “and we don’t believe that any other hotel could beat the tasteful atmosphere of the Grand Lido.”
For Kris and Debbie Bergstrom, Grand Lido won their hearts because of its relaxed and easy atmosphere and excellent service.
All three couples have a number of things in common. They were all married on the first Saturday in July. The honeymooners have joined a growing group of “trendsetters” who are making Jamaica’s newest all-inclusive resort their honeymoon destination.
And there is yet another commonality… two of the brides are former beauty queens.
Mrs. Lalor, the former Wendy Nash, wore the sash of “Miss Jamaica Maja” and represented Jamaica in the Maja International contest in Puerto Rico in 1988, while Mrs. Bergstrom, Debby Criland, was “Miss Cayman” in 1986.
“About 12 Jamaica couples have spent their honeymoon at Grand Lido since it opened last December,” according to resident manager, Joey Issa, “and the number has been climbing steadily since the wedding season started in June.”
He said Grand Lido has a natural ambience for couples, 200 deluxe ocean front rooms and 24-hour room service.
“We do pamper our guests,” he pointed out, “and for honeymoon couples, that’s particularly important.”
Picture: Honeymooners in Grand Lido’s piano bar: From left are Mr. and Mrs. Kris Bergstrom; Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lalor, honeymooners at the Grand Lido. Seated at the piano are the resident manager of the Grand Lido, Joe Issa (right), playing host, and at (left) is piano player, Mr. Steer who entertained the guests with a medley of romantic songs.
Source: The Jamaica Record