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Ranked #6 of 91 hotels in Negril
Los Angeles, California
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“Loved it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Recently got back from a trip with my family and my sister in law's family. We rented cottage 2 & 3.
I thought the cottages were charming and adorable. They reminded me of a lake cottage in New England except you are on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean.
The beds were comfortable. Everything was clean and the kitchen was well stocked. The bedrooms stayed cool at night with the fans. I also thought they drowned out any noise coming from the road.

The staff is where this place really shines. The people that work there are so accommodating and friendly. We were there for my brother's wedding, him and his fiance were staying at the Couples resort. The night before the wedding, they told us that my brother and his fiance could come and go on the property as they needed and if they wanted to crash there would be no additional charge. It was much appreciated and not forgotten.

All of the staff were so friendly. As much as I don't want to name individuals. I loved Leon and Earl.

I would definitely be back. I felt like I belonged there.

Don't forget to buy the pattys from the patty man on the beach. The pumpkin patty was amazing.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed at Nirvana at least six times now over the past 17 or so years! It was good to see, this stay, that all the linens and towels had been updated/upgraded. It is always so relaxing to hang at Nirvana. They have a beautiful beachfront, especially now that the fence is gone and the view is unobstructed. Errol, the beach guard, will take good care of you. We have come to enjoy staying in the owner's villa, given the kitchen set up. We love to grill things we bring with us, given that much of the local food scene is mediocre, overpriced, and the food takes obscenely long to arrive. But back to Nirvana before I digress too much! Just ask the beach guard to fire up the grill at whatever time you want. Give yourself an hour for the grill to be ready, unless Shine lights it. All the staff are wonderful and want to make sure that your stay is wonderful.it's total relaxation all the time.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I have been to many Caribbean islands and many, many tropical resorts, but this was my first experience at a location like Nirvana on the Beach. What struck me first was the simplicity of the property. There is no pool. No tennis courts. No meeting rooms, food service, bars. What there is an abundance of is an extremely attentive staff. From the moment we stepped out of the van from the airport, we were greeted by staffers that wanted to know our names and wanted to do anything in their power to provide a wonderful experience.

The rooms were large, very clean and comfortable. Having a small kitchen allowed us to bring food in and prepare our own breakfast and lunch, as well as keep beverages well stocked and cold. Ample electrical outlets let us charge our gadgets and wifi kept us connected to the outside world when we wanted.

The grounds themselves were immaculate. Beautiful, local flora and fauna grow throughout the resort. The beachfront is nearly perfect- white sand leading to crystal-blue water. The staff tends to the grounds daily, and their effort shows. The security personnel do a good job of keeping the passing vendors to a minimum, while remaining unimposing to the guests.

A professional masseuse is on site twice a week, and for a very reasonable rate you can get a massage on the beach.

There are several dining choices in walking distance from Nirvana, but truth be told- the best meal we had was at a jerk shack a short drive away in a taxi.

As a parent, I don't think I would recommend Nirvana for a family with small children. There is a tremendous limit to activities for the young ones. Nirvana is much more suited to adults that are seeking a total-relaxation experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Vacationing with small children is challenging. As a single parent it can feel impossible.
Not at Nirvana!!!
2 moms and 2 babies descended on this spectacular spot for a week of rest and relaxation and haven't been so happy since our kids were born!
Picture it... Waking in the morning in our cool (yes, with just a ceiling fan) room on the most comfortable bed imaginable. You have your own kitchen complete with all pots and pans, dishes, coffee maker, microwave etc. Open your door to greet butterflies and kittens (I'm not lying) Walk down with your baby to the ocean. Swings and toys and floaties galore. When it's Nap time it's Mom time. The babies slept so well in the cool comfortable rooms and moms grab a cocktail next door or a cold beer from the fridge. While you were out in the morning the lovely ladies cleaned our house and prepared the most delicious meals every day... Just ask. The cab driver helped us select the right array of groceries and the dishes they prepared were scrumptious. When you finish at the beach for the day you return to your clean house with dinner on the stove ready for you. Babies sleep like magic at night to the sound of tree frogs. Moms relax in the screened in porch area and enjoys the sounds and vibes of Jamaica.
During our stay I had a broken personal DVD player... They fixed it.
We wanted to go to dinner down the beach... They carried the high chair down and back for us.
My son had an ear infection.... Doctor showed up within an hour.
Perfection. And it's all because of the very hard work of so many of our new friends. I won't list names for fear I leave anyone out. Nirvana staff are all included - We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we will be back!!!!
One love, Mama Breton & Mama Rene with babies Dziko (2 years old) & Brayden (1 year old)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We enthusiastically say that Nirvana is the nicest place we have or will probably ever stay at. :-)
Not only was it the most beautiful place on the entire beach but the staff is absolutely amazing. Wonderful, kind people.

We immediately felt like part of the Nirvana family. Our home was kept spotlessly clean, as were the grounds. Every staff member greeted us by name and with a smile and genuine care.

Leon greeted us at the airport with a huge smile, immediately made us feel welcome in Jamaica and set the standard for the care we received throughout our stay.

Joan and Leonnie were happy and helpful. Otis was always smiling and very proud of the great job he did. Moses had an air of innocent happiness and never failed to stop by with a smile and a good morning.

Breezey is a wonderful driver, a wealth of information handed out in a friendly manner. He was not pushy at all but always seemed to be there when we needed him.

Errol showed his strength of character in the space he gave us, his unobtrusive smile and his gift for reading his guests and treating each of us in a manner that suited us. He made sure to stop by to wish us a good trip and said " I won't ask you how you are this morning" (as was his morning ritual) "because I know you're sad to leave". He was right.

Mr Jackson made sure we weren't in need of anything. Sandra was sure to stop by every day as well to ask if there was anything we needed.

An absolute standout is Shine. What a gift Nirvana has in having that wonderful man in their employ. He is diligent in his work, kind to the extreme, always aware of which guests were off the property and dedicated to keeping an eye out for them until they got back. Always smiling and welcoming. He instantly felt like an old friend and treated us like his personal charges and like family. We felt incredibly safe and secure with Shine on guard.

We really did feel like part of the family which is why I have repeated it so often.

We started talking about our return trip to Nirvana before we even left. :-)

Thank you so much for allowing us into your house and we will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was our 7th trip to Negril, and after many all inclusive trips, we finally decided to try Nirvana. Wish we hadn't waited so long. This place is amazing!!! We stayed in the upper beachfront verandah. The room was great, the housekeeping staff is the best. They seem to figure out just the right time to sneak in and out leaving the room clean and tidy, without ever seeing them! Sandra was such a wonderful host always with a smile on her face. Otis was someone we really enjoyed too, a lot of people rake the beach, but you can tell everyday he takes pride in his job and was such a hard worker! Errol & Shine were 2 other favorites of ours. Nirvana wouldn't Nirvana without such a great staff. I have never felt so safe at any other hotel, never giving a second thought to leaving anything laying around in our room as I have at previous places. The beach is the best on the 7 mile and many times we were the only 2 people on our beach. Thanks to Lonnie & Stanley for making Nirvana the picture perfect place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Luton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We have just returned from a trip to Nirvana. We booked based on the earlier trip advisor reviews which were great, however, we found the accomodation to be very basic, very noisy at night time, unclean and totally unsuitable for young children (when advertised as a quiet family resort). Our advice would be that the different "villas" (rooms with tiny kitchens) offer very different levels of comfort - we were clearly not lucky. What we thought was good value on booking ended up being expensive for the quality and standard of accommodation we received. On a positive (what saved the review from being "terrible") was the lovely beach and the staff. Would NOT return.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Negril
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#6 Business Hotel in Negril
#9 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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