Questions and Answers about Young Swingers® Week
Common Questions When Traveling to Hedonism II in Negril, Jamaica
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Q: I have decided I would like to join the Young Swingers® Week, how do I go about booking the vacation?
A: Call us at 1-855-77-SWING (1-855-777-9464), or fill out the Reservations form on the site and submit it to us. The most important thing to remember is your passport, if you do not have one make sure that you apply for one plenty in advance, as it could take up to a month or longer to get it unless you pay for rush processing. Make sure that if you do have a passport to check and make sure it's not expired before the return date of travel.
Q: Can I book reservations directly through the resort or another travel agency?
A: You must book your reservations only through this website to be part of this event. Do not book directly through the resort, or through another travel agency, because you will not be part of the Young Swingers® Group. Our group has taken on a significant effort in the marketing of this website, the event, and the added entertainment we are providing. This is why we require that the reservations are placed only through this website.
Q: What age ranges does the event consider as Young Swingers®?
A: With our previous events the average age range of our attendees has been 20's, 30's and younger 40's. Please take in consideration that many of our attendees were born in the 80's and 90's, so this is really a week for them to associate with people in their own peer group and age range. Everyone who goes to Hedonism is "Young at Heart", but this is the week for "Young People to Unite at Hedonism". We had so many compliments at our last event from people in their 20's and 30's stating this is the first event that they did not feel like the youngest person and how much they loved that. This is a good lifestyle group for millennials.
Q: How old do you have to be to stay at Hedonism and what is the drinking age in Jamaica?
A: 18 years old is the drinking age in Jamaica and 18 is the minimum age for Hedonism II Resort.
Make sure your passport is current and will not expire before you return. It can sometime take as long as 8 weeks to get your passport, so start working on it right away if you don't have one or need to renew. If you need to renew you may be able to use a rush service, but it is usually much more expensive.
Airline Tickets and Transportation to the Resort
The airport you need to land at is Montego Bay, JM (MBJ). If you booked though the Young Swingers® Week website, then your bus transportation is already included with your booking. The Sun Holiday ground transfer is included with your reservation; however, some people choose to take a different form of transportation such as "Tim Air" to the resort. If you do decide on a different transfer to the resort, but want to take the Sun Holiday ground transfer back to the airport for your return flight then you will still need to report to the Sun Holiday booth upon your arrival to sign in for the return. If you do not report to Sun Holiday that you will be using them upon return to the airport, then you will not be registered in the system which could lead to them not being at the resort when it is time for you to go back to the airport. You can also inform the person checking you in at the resort that Sun Holiday Travel needs to be notified that you are using them for your return to the airport.
The Sun Holiday Travel company’s booth (for the ground transfer) will be towards your left after you get through customs. There will normally be airport employees right at the end of customs to help direct you to the correct counter. If you are taking a different transfer to and or from the resort please let us know, so that I can have an exact headcount for the ground transfers.
Theme Night Outfits and Events
Be sure to check out the events page if you have not done so in a while, as some of the theme nights may have changed due to the resort making some theme night changes.
- Check Passports and Travel Documents Are Current
- Check Airline Tickets Are Correct Dates
- Supplied Airline, Flight Number, Date and Time to Young Swingers Week
- Credit Cards, Money and Photo ID's
- Bring any Prescription Medications and Birth Control Pills in Your Carry On
- Small First Aid Kit with Bandages, Aspirin, Antacids
- Plenty of Sunscreen
- Check the Theme Night List to Pack Corresponding Outfits
- Workout clothes and Athletic Shoes for the Gym/Fitness Center
- Flip Flops and Aqua Socks
- Emergency Phone Number List
- Adjust Your Home Temperature to Save Power
- Let Your Security System Company Know Your Leaving
- Contact Your Cell Phone Provider about International Plans
Q: How is the bus ride compared to Tim Air?
A: The bus ride takes around an hour and a half. You can meet people on the bus and have some fun conversations on the way to the resort, but it is a long and winding road. Tim Air takes around 18 minutes, so you will beat the people coming off the bus by over an hour to check-in, pending everything going smoothly. Therefore, you will be checked in and sipping drinks by the pool before the bus arrives. So, if your time is worth the money then flying Tim Air is a very cool option. Below, we have two super high speed YouTube videos I filmed to show you what both are like. Contact us on our Contact Page for Tim Air reservation information.
Bus Ride to Hedonism II
Tim Air Plane to Hedonism II
Q: Do most of the people in the nude beach area look like models?
A: Absolutely not. There are all shapes, sizes and ages of people. At Hedonism everyone is so open-minded and friendly that you forget you are even naked a couple of days in.
Q: How do I participate on theme nights?
A: Theme nights at Hedonism II is where you get dressed up to party in flirty and sexy costumes and outfits each night such as togas, steampunk, and rave glow party. There is around a 90% particapation rate even amoung the men. This is not your standard swingers club where only the ladies dress up in costume. Everyone particates.
Q: I have never been to Hedonism 2, what should I bring besides the outfits for the nightly themes?
A: The answer to this question is simple "less is more", since you're at a nudist resort you won't need a lot.
In your room Hedo already supplies you with soap and body wash, shampoo and a hair dryer. You will also want to bring swimsuits because there are things that you need them for such as walking the beach past other resorts, free kayaking, snorkeling and if you plan to have lunch in the dining area.
You don't need to worry about bringing dress clothes for the men such as dress shoes, dress pants and ties, but the ladies may want to bring sexy dresses for dinner if you choose to. All you really need is your workout clothes if you plan on using the gym, swimsuits and maybe a swimsuit cover for the ladies, and as far as what regular clothes you should bring, think nice but laid back such as nice sandals, nice shorts and nice short sleeve shirts and etc. You are on vacation after all not a business trip. And most important don't forget your outfits for the theme nights.
Q: I'm kind of nervous and don't know what to really expect out of the group.
A: There is nothing to be nervous about. Everyone we have ever encountered at Hedonism are respectful to one another, so there is no pressure to do anything you don't want to do. If you come just to observe what the whole lifestyle about then that's fine, or if you want to try out the lifestyle that's fine also. It's your vacation, so make out of it what you want. We have green necklaces to let people know you are new. Read More About the Necklaces Colors.
Q: Do I have to swing to attend Young Swingers® Week?
A: You do not have to swing to attend Young Swingers® Week or other lifestyle events. Many people attend who are just curious and want to maybe try experimenting. They know at these types of parties you can wear really sexy outfits, or they like to party with swingers because we "REALLY" know how to party and are very open-minded people.
Young Swingers® Week at Hedo in March of 2014 is a good example. We had many people contacting us with questions of concern since they were young and never had even been to Hedonism before, therefore they did not want to be pushed into anything they did not want to do. We would always explain to them that the veterans who are in the lifestyle that their first priority is to meet new people, hang out, make new friends, and if something "happens it happens". It’s kind of like the unwritten code of swinger ethic "Don't make anyone do anything they don't want to do".
During the event many of the new people who were unsure if they even wanted to "play with others" came to me and would say "you're right no one pressured me to do anything". They also told me they would be back year after year because they had so much fun, and that they would probably be ready to play around a little more now that they were around the whole atmosphere for an entire week. Plus, they made new friends they can’t wait to see again. In fact, several of them ended up swinging for the first time.
The misconception about swingers is that when they get together they all get in a mosh pit and just "DO" whoever and whatever they want. Sometimes that can happen, but in general people in the lifestyle also get together just to hang out, have cookouts, travel, celebrate occasions, and they can even have family type fun when they get together with their families.
Q: How much money should I bring?
A: You could actually get away with only bringing a few dollars to tip the driver who brings you from the airport to the resort. Other than that there is no other tipping necessary. The resort is all inclusive, so there is no paying for food or drinks. There are services that you may want to purchase such as massages, scuba diving, or the catamaran ride to the caves and Rick's Cafe (none of which are necessary). You may also want to purchase some souvenirs in the gift shop. There is really no shopping or dinning at other restaurants and stuff outside of the resort, as a matter of fact most people never leave the resort grounds.
Q: What happens when I arrive at the resort?
A: You will be greeted by the check in staff, which will have you fill out some paperwork and assign you a room. Next, one of the staff members will help you with your bags and guide you to your room. Once you have settled into your room, hurry up and get to the nude pool, so you can enjoy yourself with a drink and food from the grill that's right at the pool, and have good conversation with the other guests.
Q: What if I get there and decide I'm not quite ready yet to take off my swim suit?
A: It is mandatory that you are undressed at the nude beach and nude pool. However, there is a side of the resort that is clothing optional where people wear swim suits, however, some ladies go topless on that side. The clothing optional side has the same things as the nude side such as a pool beach access and a grill.
Q: What kind of entertainment is there?
A: The wonderful entertainment staff frequently comes up with fun games and friendly competitions throughout the day which are normally held at the nude pool, along with music.
After dinner, they have different performances, singers and shows. Following the after dinner entertainment you can go to the piano bar and have a sing along or hang out and talk, or you can go to the disco club where there is a dj, stripper pole, and a free bar. Later people like to gather at the hot tub or spa for more fun.
Q: What is the best way to stay healthy during the trip to avoid getting sick?
- Go to bed by 2am. It is a long week and once you fall behind on sleep it is hard to catch back up.
- Take a packet of EmergenC every day starting 3 days before your trip and continue for a few days past the trip. http://www.emergenc.com/products#original-formula
- Use hand sanitizer like crazy at the airport and on the airplane and do not touch your face. Stuff lives on the tray tables and seats for up to 48 hours.
- Get a flu shot every year. If you haven't had a pneumonia shot get one of those as well.
- Make sure to drink a glass of water in between each alcoholic beverage. Getting dehydrated is a sure way to lower your immunity.
- Make sure to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. They have a wide variety of healthy food options.
- Get exercise. Bring gym clothes and try to hit the gym for at least 30 minutes a day. It helps rev up your metabolism.
- Use plenty of sun block and spend a lot of time in the shade. A sunburn will lower your bodies immune system.
- Protect your voice. Yelling over loud music and screaming for contestants in a contest can blow your voice out with laryngitis or a sore throat.
After running many events at Hedonism, in which we stay for 9 nights each, I can say this list works very well for us.
Q: What happens when my trip is over and it's time to leave?
A: first of all make sure you talk to one of the agents about booking the trip next year. The evening before your last day, the staff will slide a piece of paper under your door (known as "walking papers") which will tell you what time to meet at the lobby (this was the same place you were dropped off at when you arrived). It will also tell you what time to have your bags outside of your door so that the staff has enough time to collect them and have them waiting at the lobby for you. And finally it's the same way you came, you get on the bus and head back to the airport.