Hedonism II in Negril, Jamaica
Marriage Ceremony
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Hedonism is a notorious all-inclusive hotel in Negril, which has been made famous by its reputation as an 'anything goes' resort. Mark, JiNee and a select band of honeymooners sampled this night-life first hand thanks to a kind invite (with extension!). 

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Usually, with so much hype, the reality turns out to be somewhat overstated and disappointing. I can honesty say that despite being well forewarned and reasonably open-minded, Hedonism was a shocker! 

To quote the brochure: "Remember, if it feels good, tastes good, is sensual, uninhibited, stimulating, a little wicked, may shock your mother, involves a trapeze, can be done in the ocean, is healthy, relaxing or requires a blender…it's included!"

The gang started off in composed and presentable style, with a buffet dinner followed by drinks at the open bar. During dinner, we were entertained by party games from regular guests, the most amusing of which was the 'alternative' treasure hunt: guests had to retreive various bits of sexual paraphenalia from members of the crowd or hotel rooms (where else could you expect to see a Viagra pill displayed with pride?). 
After dinner, the guests either retired to their rooms (believe me, you don't want me to go there!), or moved onto the disco which was holding a pyjama party. The only catch was that you could not gain access if you weren't wearing pyjamas, or if in the opinion of the bouncers, you were wearing too much. This was vey strictly enforced.

Some guests interpreted 'pyjamas' very liberally, coming dressed in negligees, underwear, or in several cases, nothing at all. Needless to say this general state of undress set the tone for the evening...
 


All change into the rediculous for the pj party.

Judging from the background, I guess we were somewhat overdressed!
Things degenerated somewhat as the pyjama party swung into full gear. I'm not sure where else you can expect to see a man looking relaxed and obviously enjoying himself whilst chained around the neck on a lead held by his wife. In the same room, a bunch of nudists were quite happily wadding around in my spilt beer whilst various sexual shenanigans were being acted out on the dancefloor. (What is the collective noun for nudists? A 'hang' perhaps?)

Fun tricks we invented included mooning the dancefloor from the swimming pool, whose glass sides overlooked the dancefloor. As you can see on the left, the traditional human snake has a new edge if done in a room of mainly naked people.
 

If the disco was alarming, the activities in the whirlpool afterwards are quite simply not suitable for publishing...
Click here to spend another day on the beach.
or here to take a day trip to YS Falls

Or here to have drinks and watch the sunset at Rick's Cafe.

Click here to join the wedding party for Scuba diving,
or skip straight to New Year's Eve