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Banana Shout Resort

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West End Road, Negril 3004 Jamaica
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#3 of 62 B&Bs / Inns in Negril
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Banana Shout is a intimate and private location of 4 unique Jamaican style cottages perched on the 30 foot cliff's edge of Negril West End all offering seaside sunset viewing and private snorkeling cove. The cottages with colorful décor offer a balcony with sea views, ceiling fans, a kitchen with fridge and stove and a private bathroom with shower. The property is set in lush tropical foliage with secluded garden pathways leading to a seafront sundeck. We offer daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The on-site Bar/Restaurant serves Jamaican cuisine, seafood and snacks. We are only 10 minutes drive from Negril 7 Miles Beach and 90 minutes from Montego Bay (MBJ) airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Snorkeling
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Ironing service
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Bay View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Love Banana Shout, it's cliffside spot in Negril's cliffside. Have admired it for years and stayed twice there in the last couple years. Banana Shout is a small resort, with two cliffside bungalows and a small two story home in its garden. The owner, Milo and his staff and are very personable and always taking care of the place or its guests. Bring your snorkels, masks and fins! Great snorkeling right off the Banana Shout's steps into the sea.
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Ever come home from a trip saying you need a vacation from your vacation? I sure have, calling our first visit to Paris the “We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead” tour. I was determined to come home from ten days in Jamaica feeling rested and relaxed. After booking seven nights at two different All-Inclusives on the north shore I added three nights in Negril to end our trip. Picking Banana Shout was easy – I’d stayed there 25 years ago and have been dreaming about returning since the day I left. Since all I wanted was a place to sleep and hang out for a couple of days this was the perfect choice. Banana Shout is not for everyone, and hopefully this review will help sort out those who would be unhappy from those who will think it is heaven. If you want air conditioning and TVs and room service and need resort activities to keep you occupied – this is not the place for you. Go to Sandals or Tensing Pen or somewhere else – you’ll pay more but you’ll be happier there. Do you like a laid back atmosphere, where everything may not be perfect but that’s ok, the bed is comfortable, the view is fantastic and the price is right? Do you just want to relax, can you provide your own entertainment, and is just being there enough for you? If yes to those questions, give Banana Shout a shot. It is rustic. It is natural. It is more like being at a state park cabin than a resort, with clean sheets, flush toilets, hot running water and a location to die for. It has an incomparable view that after a day or two you begin to take for granted; sitting in my office a week later writing this, thinking of being there, is torture. There are four units, two cottages ocean front and two further back in the gardens. All have screens and wooden louvers on the windows that you can adjust to allow more breeze or less light, and a ceiling fan. While it got warm for a while in the afternoon it was cool at night and we had no issues sleeping without a/c. Each unit has a private bath and kitchenette area with a sink and a small refrigerator. In between the two ocean front units is an open air bar/kitchen with pots, plates, glasses and a few small appliances. Each morning I made coffee there, and in the afternoons used a blender to whip up batches of frozen rummy drinks, bringing all the ingredients with us and washing our dishes afterwards. There is a large table with some benches and chairs and we sat here for hours, in the shade during the day and under cover one night when it rained. Banana Shout sits between Rick’s Café and Catcha Falling Star on the West End Road. The afternoon parade of catamarans and glass bottom boats going to Rick’s is free entertainment. There is a band at Rick’s most afternoons, from about 5 to 7 or so, but the music is unobtrusive. We ate dinner at Ivan’s inside Catcha one night, and at LTU just past Rick’s another. For lunch we tried Cool Vybes past Catcha one afternoon and Mango Tree, a mostly local hangout at Tbird, directly across from the entrance to Rick’s another. There is a small store nearby where we bought local breads and cakes for breakfast in the mornings, preferring to stay in. The property is secure, with a tall fence along the West End Road just like every other cliff top property. The gate is locked and there is always someone present for security; whether Plug the grounds man, Chemis the night watchman or Milo the owner. Plug and Chemis are fascinating to talk with, and would sometimes hang out with us when we were sitting at the table near the bar/kitchen, and when we sat on the porch of our cabin they left us alone. Banana Shout is a cliff top property, so you have private, direct access to the ocean. Your choice is pretty much limited to jumping off one of the two flat platforms into the deep, clear water. Unfortunately when we were there we could have gotten in the water but not out as the ladder had broken and was off for repair. Rick’s next door has a pool and we considered walking over for a dip one afternoon – there is no cover to get in Rick’s – but instead mixed up another batch of drinks and forgot about it. We went to Banana Shout, not to use it as a base for exploration but as a place to sit, sleep, rest, hang out and do nothing. In that we were wildly successful. We took a Bluetooth speaker and played tunes off our phone, read books, drank, and left the property only for meals. For our purposes it was the ideal choice. Because forewarned is forearmed, a few advisories. We had no issue with them, but there are two dogs on the property, partly for security. They are friendly, sometimes too friendly and occasionally had to be, um, encouraged to not sit on our feet when we were sitting around the big table. Banana Shout is beautiful but natural. The landscaping away from the clifftop is thick, not quite jungle but close, and there are some lovely paths winding through the foliage, much of it blooming. There are some bugs crawling around, and if the sight of a single bug freaks you out, well, they are needed to pollinate the blooms, are a necessary element of the environment, and yes, they are there. A few were in our cabin as well. I love Banana Shout for what it is, a throwback to what Jamaica and particularly Negril was like in the not too distant past. Mark Conklin built Banana Shout in the 70’s and twenty years ago he wrote a book with the same title. I found a copy on Amazon, took it with me and read it while we were there. It was the perfect complement to an almost perfect visit.
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very rustic place but right on the cliffs . very cool little spot away from the crowds for sure. great cove to swim and explore . VERY , VERY Close to Ricks . Can walk there in 1 minute . Just a nice spot to relax with a 60's vibe ..
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I rent this place for Dream weekend, first of all, pls do not believe the pictures, very misleading, we rent a four ppl room, omg, the place need to be rebuilt, bathroom nasty, bed area nasty, the veranda area to chill, need new chair, table, the SOCALL beach is just you, sitting on the veranda on a cliff overlooking the sea, period, this place need to come off of booking site, trip advisor, and any place else that is selling this dump.oh u r next to Ricks cafe..And U do get hit&cold water..And the security man, was very nice Thk you, for going to the store for us, big up yourself..that’s it. WiFi does not work good. Btw the price was the reason we was draw there, cheap, but not worth it, guess u get want u payed for.
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Response from Milonegril, Owner at Banana Shout Resort
Responded Aug 22, 2019
Oh yes, we know you rented from us on Dream weekend:) We were expecting to see your bad review. You are the one who booked Banana Shout by mistake. You wanted AC and flat screen TV when we instead offer ceiling fans and gorgeous nature to look at. I am surprised to know that happened because our pictures are so recent and descriptions detailed.That price was so appealing that you did not care to read what you were purchasing. When you reached the property you became unmanageable, refused housekeeping service 3 days in a row because back from parties you just wanted to sleep in the day (no wonder the room was dump) and attempted a request of full refund threatening us with a bad review. Problems can always be rectified no reason to behave the way you did.
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Nestled towards the top of the Negril cliffs right next to legendary Ricks Cafe, Banana Shout is a fantastic little boutique hotel set right on the sea. A lovely dog greets you at the gate, and owner Milo Gallico is the host. A curly-haired expat from Italy, Gallico did a good job making sure every guest is happy. My cottage saw the waves breaking just beneath me and included a full kitchen, king bed and oversized patio. Dolphins swim around at sunset. Plug is Gallico's right hand man, and Flo Sharty helps, too. There is an official marijuana dispensary on site with USA-quality pot -- uncommon in Jamaica. There is a little shop for drinks and stuff. You can pay later. Pretty kick-back place considering there are only four units. Catcha Falling Star next door has a great restaurant, plus there is a good jerk hut just outside the gate, too. Great place. Can't wait to return
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Response from Milonegril, Proprietario at Banana Shout Resort
Responded Jun 18, 2019
Thanks a lot G Waitin for you!! 1 love
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PRICE RANGE
$90 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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banana shout hotel negril
LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaWestmoreland ParishNegril
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banana Shout Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Banana Shout Resort?
Nearby attractions include One Love Bus Bar Crawl (0.3 miles), Rick's Cafe (0.05 miles), and Negril Lighthouse (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Banana Shout Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Banana Shout Resort?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Banana Shout Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banana Shout Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lodge Restaurant at Tensing Pen Hotel, Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre, and Ivan's Bar and Restaurant.
Does Banana Shout Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Banana Shout Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Banana Shout Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Does Banana Shout Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.