CSS--Vacation nightmare in paradise!
Our April 16th connecting flight was cancelled by American Airlines, so we had to fly another carrier the next day, this put us a day and a half behind on arriving at our paradise. As our plane landed in MBJ, we received a text that my mother in law was very ill and needed emergency surgey, the surgeon said we should come home. No flights out till next day. The greeters at the airport were very nice, obviously we were not in jovial mood :( Bus ride to resort uneventful. Just us and another couple and we were all tired, they had day and a half delay too due to a bird! Check in was great, girls were very nice. Champagne and cold towel, just as everyone said. We had Deluxe Ocean Verandah. Guy who took us to room was great, gave us the grand tour of all of the features of the room. Mini bar was empty, they brought up water right away. They said they could not get anything else until morning. (It was around 11 pm). Must fill our room service breakfast request and mini bar request by 2 am and hang on door. No problem. Grabbed a snack at beach bar grill, jerk chicken and pizza, very good. The next morning after lots of phone calls, texts messages, Mom doing well, but still in ICU and very sick (she is 82), lobby was very accommodating. Booked tickets for first flight out and left on bus that morning. 12 hours in paradise....The room was so great, huge walk in shower with windows that open to the ocean. Balcony and view spectacular. It was D16. We want the same room when we go back. We are very bummed we didn't get to have our dream vacation (We have been reading every forum post and every trip advisor review every evening for four months!!) However, we are very greatful mother is doing well and we could get home for her and family. Looking forward to our trip even more now. Every one says beach in Negril is nicer, but this beach looked fantastic!!! So beautiful, loved the romantic steps and lush foilage. Just a little preview for us I suppose!