Just returned from a ten day stay in room eight on the sea side and this was a great value. One can’t really say enough nice things about this place, but I’m going to try.
The staff was so nice and responsive to all my needs and questions. Natasha was a great help before going, working with me to book the room directly with the hotel. The discount for cash on arrival was also quite nice. The maids, bartenders, waiters, grounds keepers and security staff were all so friendly and accommodating. They were never rushed and took time to visit with you when you wanted and left you alone when you didn’t.
This place is truly beautiful. The sea and the cliffs together present a delightful spot to just relax. There is plenty of lounges about to lay out. The swim platforms are spots for isolation and to launch a snorkel experience. The beach in the cave is easily one of the coolest things ever. I used it to get into the water to snorkel the most, as it was so easy. These rocks and coral around the base of the cliff have amazing aquatic life. I saw octopus, eels, needle fish and big schools of many shimmering little fish. Every time I went out it was different.
The room was great and I enjoyed the outdoor shower. The staff brought up a cooler for beer, no fridge, which worked out nicely. I never felt like the room was unsecure. No one messed with my stuff.
The restaurant was great also, the Jamaican breakfast was fabulous. I just loved the snapper burger. Throughout the day other guests would show up at the bar to visit and share their excursion stories. One thing I found about Xtabi is that the people staying there had, for the most part, stayed there before. The returnees were so fun. They wanted to be there and made it their Jamaican home. The fun to be had with the guests was infectious.
I’d read that the road along the cliffs was dangerous to walk, but found that not to be true. The drivers honk before coming round blind corners and seem to be quite aware of the pedestrians. Yes, be careful, but I walked everywhere and had no problems.
Most of my trip was spent just enjoying Xtabi’s grounds and water. This is a great place to unwind, I hope you find it soon for yourself. Xtabi rocks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Xtabi is a 25 Room Boutique Hotel, We are located on the West Cliffs of Negril, one + miles from the Negril Beach.XTABI offers a variety of different facilities such as economy and standard rooms, as well as one or two storey private cottages. Some of our accommodations are set in the lush tropical garden near the pool, others are on the impressive cliffside overlooking the Caribbean Sea.XTABI RESORT awaits you with a dramatic water front setting where spiral stairs are leading down through a cave to a sandy beach. Many grottos along the cliffs are to explore and the shallow reefs nearby ensure great snorkeling. The cliffside bar and restaurant welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving good food in a friendly atmosphere with a breath-taking view and nice music. Xtabi will make you feel IRIE ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Xtabi Hotel Negril
- Xtabi Resort Negril