The word is out among the newly marrieds. 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 Mark 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 Tavares-Finson, “and we don’t believe that any other hotel could beat the tasteful atmosphere of Grand Lido.”
For Kris and Debbie Bergstrom Grand Lido won their hearts because of the 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 “trend setters” 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 Maha International contest in Puerto Rico in 1988. While Mrs. Bergstrom, Debbie Criland, was “Miss Cayman” in 1986.
“About twelve Jamaican 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 that Grand Lido has a natural ambiance for couple; 200 deluxe ocean front room and twenty-four hour room service.
“We do pamper our guests,” he pointed out, “and for honeymoon couples, that’s particularly important.”
Source: The Gleaner