We really enjoyed our two-night stay at Foote Prints. The location on the beach is perfect, and the grounds are very pretty. We were treated well by all of the staff. The rooms are a bit tired, but I expected that at this budget price, and the beds are nice and firm. We liked our 2nd floor balcony with a view of the gardens and a side view of the ocean. Our stay was part of a last minute package deal, where I paid a bit extra for the deluxe room.
There were many good options for food on the beach within easy walking distance. My husband and I were never uncomfortable walking on the beach, even late at night. Yes, you will be asked numerous times if you want to buy stuff (mainly ganje) but a No, thank you does the trick.
This was our first visit to Jamaica, and we found food and drinks on Negril to be the least expensive that we've found in the Caribbean (it might also have something to do with the current exchange rate). And unlike some other islands, Jamaca is large enough to produce a lot of it's own food, so you'll get plenty of local food. That, coupled with its history as a hippy hangout, mean it's easy to find vegetables. Don't miss the ackee and saltfish with callaloo while you're there -- the newly opened Miss Lena's just down the beach is a good place to get it (it's called the Jamaican breakfast -- but maybe they serve it for lunch, too??). It's worth the wait.
Given our stay was so short and car rental prices were reasonable, we opted to rent a car. Between driving on left hand side of the road, the narrow potholed roads,and the fast moving traffic, it's was a bit hairy and not for the faint of heart. I got the feeling that a lot of cars come back to the rental lot dinged up.
Do give Foote Prints a try.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small Family Hotel located on Negril's seven miles of beach, 2 miles from Negril Aerodrome & 52 miles from Montego Bay Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jamaica Footprints Sands Hotel