My wife and I stayed for a week leaving 24 jan.
We booked last minute through trip advisor/expedia.
Firefly was charming and quirky.The owners Audrey and David (expat Brits) were absolutely lovely and couldn't be more helpful.We had a great week - location was perfect.
Pluses - awesome fresh coffee, trees right on the sand so you could get out of the sun, all the other guests very friendly and chatty.Room big and spacious with a separate kitchen / dining room.Good safety boxes to keep valuables in office.
Minuses - no water pressure in shower had to use outside shower.Expensive although we left booking to the last minute which is probably our own fault.
Negril in general - beautiful beach , lovely sea.Free music somewhere every night. Red Stripe is crap beer.Non stop hustling gets a pain. Standard of restaurant cooking not good generally.
The reef is amazing , beautiful wild life birds, flowers and big old manta rays coming right up to the beach. Watch out for exchange rates they give a rip off rate of J$120 to the £UK at the airport, the spot rate is 150!! A guy leaning against a wall in the town was giving 145 - much better!!
Overall perfect in its own Jamaican way. This is the first time we have been back to Negril for 30 years. I feel for the country but I suspect that decades of brain drain to North America and Europe has resulted in the old adage "anyone with any get up and go has got up and gone""
- 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