My second time in Jamaica but first time in Negril. It won't be the last. Already planning the next trip in the fall.
From the moment we arrived, we were well taken care of. Our comfort was a top priority as was the assurance that we (two women) felt safe and secure. The garden in the centre of the property was beautiful, very peaceful. There is a lot of room on the beach side of the property so you can choose to be close to the water and all the "action" or sit back aways and enjoy the view without being bothered by venders. Security was excellent--Shine was the best and takes his job very seriously. The rest of the security team was very diligent. Our cottage was very comfortable and VERY clean. The beds are firm and comfortable as well. No AC but didn't need it despite 30 degree weather, as the ceiling fans work very well.
The rest of the staff was superb--from Sandra and Zemroy, to all the ladies who cleaned our cottage daily, and especially enjoyed the curried goat, and saltfish and ackee the ladies cooked for us. I could eat this everyday!
I was surprised at the lack of insects in the cottage--aside from one little crab and a big flying thing on the first day, there were no other issues. Ants outside bite, as do the tiny mosquitos. Bug spray is highly recommended.
We didn't venture too far from the property other than groceries, a short walk down the beach to the Boat Bar and a couple of nights out listening to live reggae. We did take a trip to the cave with a mineral spring which was fun. There really does seem to be something to that water!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located on Negril Beach, Nirvana is an intimate & unique beachfront property with that famous old-style Negril ambiance, privacy & security making it the perfect choice for couples, singles, families or groups who have been searching for a special island-style laid back un-commercial Caribbean beachfront vacation. We are a terrific value, you can rent one unit, several units or the whole property. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nirvana On The Beach Hotel Negril
- Nirvana On The Beach Negril