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#19295 06/29/2008 04:29 AM
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Have any of you Hedo "vets" experienced any digestional problems (aka montazuma's revenge) from the water...ie ice cubes in my rum runners? Or am I being overly cautious?


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#19296 06/29/2008 04:45 AM
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We have never experienced any kind of intestinal upsets from the water.
We drenk the water from the dining room and in a pinch from the taps in our room.
Many purchase the bottled water available in the gift shop. Your choice.
I'm sure others will be able to tell you about their water filtration system.

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It must've been all the rum that kept it away

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#19298 06/29/2008 04:57 AM
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Overdosing on rum might actually bring on the runs, hence the term "rum-runners". laugh

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Call me stupid, but I never realized there was a water concern in Jamaica. I drink it all the time in the dining room.


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#19300 06/29/2008 05:09 AM
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I think that the thread is an honest question as there are island countries in the Caribbean where you shouldn't drink the water.

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#19301 06/29/2008 05:32 AM
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The only thing we ever got from the Water at Hedo was DIF!

But seriously, before we went for our first trip, we researched the subject as we have both been to other countries where drinking water was a concern. According to the info we found, the resort's water is filtered and treated and is safe to drink, bathe in, and brush teeth with.

In fact, we fill our mugs with water and ice each night to sip from as needed. And, being the GREEN folks we are, we water the plants outside the rooms with the excess in the mornings. Neither we nor the plants have suffered any ill-effects from drinking the tap water or melted ice at Hedo.

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#19302 06/29/2008 06:55 AM
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no problems we drink the water and have never had a problem.

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We've never had any issues around the water either.

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#19304 06/29/2008 07:13 AM
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Somewhere I think I read/heard that the water used at Hedo2 is some of the finest on the island and high quality. I've never tasted anything in it but water.


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#19305 06/29/2008 07:18 AM
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Have any of you Hedo "vets" experienced any digestional problems (aka montazuma's revenge) from the water...ie ice cubes in my rum runners? Or am I being overly cautious?
Hi S&K - Good question. Answer is that the water is fine and drinkable from the taps all over Negril - and I believe all over the island. There is no concern like there is in Mexico or other countries.

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Thank you all for your replies. I've been in many countries where you just didn't chance it. This is my first time to Jamaica so I appreciate the response. Didn't want to have anything damper our fun. Would be a drag to have to run from the alter on Friday!!! Someone might get the wrong idea!lol!!


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#19307 06/29/2008 09:14 AM
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That's what we're here for, ask away.


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The water is fine to drink.

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Never had a problem.The water is fine to drink.

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The first two trips to Hedo gave us a mild problem but we have never had any problems since then. But that was way back in the 80's. I think more people end up with a problem because of the spices in the food then things in the water.

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shanenkarla,
Greetings, Drink the water its fine. As a matter of fact, it is advisable to drink more water during the day. Sitting in the sun & water all day we don't notice how much we sweat. Also since we're drinking all day : ) ,we do make frequent stops at the bathrooms. Its important to replenish all the fluids we get rid of. At times if you feel dizzy in the am, although we may thinks its just from all the alcohol we drank, it well may be, it is also from lack of fluids.
Have a great trip. Only 95 days till Hedo for me.
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JA is from the British culture tradition. They made sure that water was drinkable. We've never had a problem with the "pipe" (=tap) water.

In fact, take a "bubba mug", and pour the water down all day. This is what gets you through the climate and the rum.

John & Carol


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With over 30 or so trips to the island, we've never had a problem anywhere in Jamaica with the water.

In fact, we drink LOTS of water all day to keep us hydrated. Staying hydrated is key in the Caribbean.

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Now if your skin is sensative, think about the chairs in the main dining room....

Shirley developed a rash our first time there (on here back - less you think otherwise). Turns out (after talking to the more mature folks) that the chairs in the main dining area are cleaned rather well everyday. Which is a good thing. Her skin didn't like the cleaning agent. Nothing negative about H2, I'm thrilled they clean!!! But if you have sensative skin, bring a towel to lean back against...or wear more clothes....which we are against in general.

For the record, I never had any issues (and I wore only a towel to many a lunch).

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The first two times we visited H2 I had water issues -- from the hot tub. <itchy scratchy>

The last couple of visits I didn't get in the hot tub, thus didn't need a trip to Dr. Downstairs upon our return.

Drinking the tap or dining room water, no problems at all.


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Personally, I think the water in Jamaica is too wet!


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It has been our experience that the water at H2 is better tasting than that in Dallas. Also we have never gotten sick from drinking the water or anything else in 6 visits.

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Ummmmmmmmmmmm,

People are drinking water eek

Never thought of that - not sure Delroy would serve me one of those 100% water things: he knows what is best for me laugh

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Fish make love in water and that concerns me.


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I have suffered from intestinal challenges due to water consumption (beer on ice, soda on ice. I highly recommend taking Immodium AD 1 - 2 days before you leave and then throughout your vacation. It's the way the water is treated that causes this challenge - it also happens to me in the States at larger resort properties.


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It does not hurt to take some stomach meds with you as the spicy food can cause a few problems if you are not use to eating it. We always take a small pharmacy with us, motrin, first aid kit, anti itch cream for insect bites (sand fleas), tweezers in case you step on a sea urchin, pepto pills and amodium AD <sp>


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#19322 06/30/2008 05:58 PM
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Just need to add this...I just now remembered having a water issue...it was at the end of our first or second trip....We were at the airport and ready to leave and I needed to take my decongestant (I have to take it to fly or my ears are messed up for days afterward). I had finished my soda and could not find a fountain. So I took a sip out of the sink in the bathroom. The next day I was woosy, achy, and had stomach upset...nothing too serious, but all I could attribute it too was that one sip of water.

This was when the airport was being renovated...
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