A family has claimed their $11,000 dream trip to Jamaica turned into a nightmare after their teenage daughters were offered drugs at the hotel pool and found stained sheets and cockroaches in their room.
The mother, Michaela Travis, 38, also added there were drunk people twerking by the pool while blasting lewd rap songs during the two-week trip by TUI Holidays (formerly Thomson Vacations).
The family booked a 5-Star all inclusive vacation through TUI holidays to the Grand Bahia Principe hotel in Jamaica. What was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime became an outrage shortly after checking into the hotel. The family told The Sun upon checking into their rooms, they were completely disgusted by the conditions. The bed sheets were stained with what appeared to be old blood and there were dead cockroaches laying on the floor.
Michaela Travis had been looking forward to the vacation she had organized for her husband Ryan, her five daughters and elderly parents Leslie and Tim. Michaela explained that the property was filthy and not even close to a luxury 5 star resort that she was promised when booking. The family, from Grimsby, UK, complained to staff soon after they arrived on July 9.
It was the first time the entire family had been on a holiday since Michaela and Travis were married last November. “Since it was a bit of a special holiday we thought we’d go somewhere nice and a bit further away” said Michaela. “It’s the last time going on holiday with my older daughter as she’s nearly 18.”
Things continued to take a turn for the worse as their holiday began. Michaela said she was horrified when she and her three girls – Georgia, 17, and 14-year-old twins Sophie and Em – were offered drugs at the hotel pool.
It didn’t end there as people at the pool were twerking to very loud obscene rap music in front of the family. To top everything off, the hotel sounded like an active construction site as the sound of jackhammers filled the atmosphere.
One of Michaela’s main reasons for booking the Grand Bahia Principe hotel in Jamaica was the children’s area which actually eneded up being closed when they arrived.
It left her youngest kids Isabella, two, and Madison, nine months, devastated.
Michaela noticed once they were at the resort, that the online star rating for the hotel had changed to a 4-star.
A TUI spokesperson said they are “very sorry to hear of the Travis party’s experience in jamaica.”
There was no word on what compensation was offered to the family at this time and The Sun is still waiting to hear back on a comment from the Grand Bahia Principe Resort.