With seven in our party for our 25th wedding anniversary vacation, affordable lodging options were limited. I'm so pleased to have found the Firefly and will not hesitate to return on future visits to Negril. With three teenagers in our group, we were a little hesitant about the nudity, but the price won us over. We quickly discovered that nudity, as with all things Jamaica, is no problem. Live and let live is a concept we value.
The staff was attentive to our every need without imposing on our visit. This was the third visit to Negril for my wife and I, who aren't keen on the whole all-inclusive scene. We prefer to be able to explore and experience the places we visit, and the Firefly is perfectly suited for just that. This oceanfront property is smack dab in the heart of Negril's 7-mile stretch of beach, shops, restaurants and bars. The Firefly bar was a perfect place to begin and end each day, particularly when reggae bands played next door.
The large two bedrooom apartment we shared with my brother and his wife served its purpose as a place to sleep. I'm not fond of spending a fortune on lodging when I'm outdoors for most of my waking hours. The location near the busy boulevard was quite noisy with traffic and music from a nearby nightclub, but we managed.
If I have one complaint about Jamaica, it's that the beach vendors can be overbearing. For all the talk about respect, they should learn that it works both ways and no means no. I love the friendly, happy, laid back people of Jamaica. But declining marijuana offers from every other person you encounter every day is a bit much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top class suites, penthouses and studios in the best part of Negril Beach. The gardens are beautiful year round. Our wonderful guests are beach lovers who also enjoy the ambiance, the serenity, the casual yet efficient feeling, the weekly beach party and the beachfront rooms which are surprisingly rare on Negril beach. ALL units have kitchens and verandas. Gym, WiFi and Jacuzzi are here. All our romantic rooms have kitchens or kitchenettes allowing greater choice of dining and drinks than mere hotel rooms. Our beach bar/cafe, with Maxine in charge, is well-known for the luscious pancakes and other breakfast items and day-long snacks along with the coldest beer served with the warmest smiles to our guests and other visitors on the beach.Our guests come from many countries, at times they are from as many as nine countries represented at our free weekly beach parties. What they return for is the casual, friendly atmosphere, no-one knows whether you're rich or poor, no-one wears a Rolex, and you go to the beachfront in your bikini or swimsuit - no need for any other cover unless you wish.We have watchmen and security cameras at night just to make sure you're OK.There are many cafes, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance on the beach and all water-sports are close by. Reggae concerts (Bourbon Beach, Roots Bamboo) are 10 to 15 minutes walk away on the beach and Kool Runnings Water Park is 2 miles away across the road.Shopping for gifts and souvenirs is available at Time Square one mile away and supermarkets are 2 miles away, in town. Also each year our team wins in the Negril Marathon/half/10k early December. This year in the full Marathon we had the 2nd overall and the first in the over 80 age group (Roy Thomas from Kingston who runs the Marathon here every year). We also had other section winners. Join our team in '13. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Firefly Beach Cottages Hotel Negril
- Firefly Beach Hotel
- Firefly Beach Resort