“SuperClubs prides itself on the high level of service, quality and value offered to guests,” says John Issa, chairman of SuperClubs, who introduced the “all-inclusive” concept in Jamaica when he created the first all-inclusive hotel on the island in 1976 – Negril Beach Village – which later became Hedonism II in 1981.
Revolutionizing the resort industry once again with the introduction of the Super-Inclusive holiday, John Issa promises vacations with no hidden costs. “The all-inclusive idea has become somewhat diluted in recent years. Many people travel to “all-inclusive” resorts and unexpectedly encounter concealed charges,” says Mr. Issa. “At SuperClubs, the Super-Inclusive holiday package encompasses everything in one up-front price.” Most recently, Issa’s visionary thinking led to the creation of a new brand of resorts – Breezes. The Breezes resorts are true to the Super-Inclusive concept, yet are moderately priced and target value-conscious vacationers. The first two of the new line, which now numbers seven, Breezes Bahamas and Breezes Montego Bay opened simultaneously on September 2, 1995.
“Essentially, each of the SuperClubs resorts offers specialty vacations, while sharing the exceptionally high SuperClubs’ standard and Super-Inclusive concept,” comments John Issa. The father of the totally all-inclusive concept and Super-Inclusive concept, Mr. Issa is a recipient of many honors including:
Awards Bestowed Upon John Issa, SuperClubs Founder
SuperClubs’ The Innovators
SuperClubs, now it its 30th year, has twelve Super-Inclusive resorts under its belt and several in development. The all-inclusive concept was first unleashed in Jamaica in 1976 with the Negril Beach Village Resort (now Hedonism II) by the pioneer of the totally all-inclusive resort concept, John Issa. SuperClubs evolved through John Issa’s ability to spot a trend. During the oil embargo-caused recession in the early 70s, he recognized that the only two areas of the tourism industry which did not suffer were Club Med and cruise ships. While differing in image, they shared one thing in common – they were both all-inclusive. John Issa took that original concept and elevated it to new heights creating the totally all-inclusive and Super-Inclusive resort concepts, which distinguishes SuperClubs from other so-called all-inclusives. Building on 30 years of development, the SuperClubs Super-Inclusive concept continues to grow in the Caribbean and beyond.
Super All-Inclusive(SM): That’s what we’re all about. With amenities that include; CD players in every room, all snacks in a variety of dining options, FREE weddings & renewal of vows, piano bars that stay open until you say when, all land & water sports – including instruction, unlimited premium brand cocktails.
The eleven SuperClubs properties in Jamaica, Curacao, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Brazil are individually tailored to cater to the needs of different markets, while consistently delivering the high quality vacation, which has become synonymous with the SuperClubs Super-Inclusive product as a whole – and what SuperClubs’ guests have come to expect. Breezes Bahamas in Nassau, and Breezes Montego Bay in Jamaica, extend all of the amenities of a Super-Inclusive vacation – at a more affordable price. Breezes Runaway Bay Resort & Golf Club (Breezes’ flagship property) caters to golfers, tennis players, sports enthusiasts and connoisseurs of great beaches. Breezes Costa do Sauipe in Bahia, Brazil, Breezes Curacao Resort Spa & Casino, Breezes Puerto Plata Resort Spa & Casino are examples of SuperClubs newest concept in super-inclusive resorts. These resorts were designed for singles, couples or families and introduced Camp Breezes where children under 16 are not only welcome but also celebrated with daily, supervised activities just for them!
Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica, a AAA Four Diamond Resort and one of SuperClubs’ Lido Class flagship resort properties, offers a vacation of unparalleled elegance and luxury, evoking the sybaritic refinement of classical Mediterranean holidays. Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa – also a AAA Four Diamond Resort – indulges guests who seek unending beachfront seclusion combined with laid-back luxury amid lavish surroundings. Unlimited golf is also included on 2 nearby courses and Braco’s own 9-hole executive course.
Hedonism II, also in Negril, is the ultimate Super-Inclusive resort for pleasure seekers, feeding mind, body, spirit and soul with the freedom to have world-class fun. At Hedonism III in Runaway Bay, Jamaica you’ll find that famous uninhibited spirit where just about anything goes with everything. The same spirit that made Hedonism II the world’s most notorious resort – and more! At both Hedonism II and Hedonism III, fun in the sun is the rule!
In addition to our Super-Inclusive 11 extraordinary resorts, SuperClubs has three Super Affiliate resorts; Starfish Trelawney Beach Resort, Rooms in Ocho Rios and the Negril Beach Villa in Negril. Starfish Trelawney Beach Resort, located on three miles of shimmering beach, is where the whole family will want to join in the extensive sports program; sunfish sailing, windsurfing, aerobic classes in the well-equipped gym, and much, much more. Rooms Resort is located on the beach in Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast. This hotel is five miles from Dunn’s River Falls and Dolphin Cove. The rooms are large with great views from this small and friendly resort. For the ultimate in privacy and one of a kind vacation, we offer you our own private villa. Negril Beach Villa is the newest traveling option for our guests. Besides a beautiful beach, private pristine location, private terrace, you even get your own chef, housekeeper, and gardener! That’s a vacation…
SuperClubs, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2006, is set to expand again by adding two new resorts in Brazil. The 330-room Starfish Imbassai in Bahia, Brazil, currently being built and will be located near the successful Breezes Costa do Sauipe in the state of Bahia, just north of the cultural city of Salvador is scheduled to open in late 2007 or early 2008. SuperClubs plans to enter Panama’s tourism market with a 300-room Breezes resort near Playa Blanca. The Jamaica-based all-inclusive signed a 10-year contract with developers, Sunstar Hotel & Development SA, to build the hotel along the country’s premier southern Pacific coast beaches, in the luxury coastal community of Bijao in the Cocl province. Ground breaking of the family-friendly hotel will commence in 2007, with the resort slated to open its doors in mid-2008, featuring both a spa and casino. Breezes Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, with 250 rooms will be built near Buzios, a city along the ocean northeast from world famous Rio de Janeiro (about an hour from Rio’s International Airport). This exciting Rio area condo/hotel project is slated to open in late 2008. These additions will give guests an opportunity to choose one or more of the 3 trusted SuperClubs locations and see more of South America’s largest and most diverse country, Brazil.