This review posting is in response to the traveler who posted with the same subject line.
First off, it is one of my highest values to listen fully in order to try and understand and then be understood. I am hearing that this traveler felt she had unusual circumstances impacting her agreement with the infamous " Negril Yoga Center."
I have compassion for the loss of the full joy experience she suffered by not availing herself of the Center's marvelous atmosphere, accommodations and generous of spirit staff.
As a seasoned traveler and travel arranger I feel compelled to weigh in, in hopes this will inform and educate the semi-seasoned and potentially naive travelers reading this post.
When booking travel anywhere in the world requiring and desiring advanced confirmed reservations it is an imperative to secure the deposit with a valid form of payment. It is also the responsibility of the service provider to spell out their terms of agreement, I.e. deposit forfeit and cancellation policies. It is the responsibility of the payee to observe these and hopefully remain in full integrity of these agreements. If a traveler knows that the traveling members including themselves may have health risks or feel uncertain about travel dates it is advisable to purchase a form of traveler insurance through "The Travelers" for example, in order to minimize potential financial impact.
It is too much to expect a resort as heavily in demand as the Yoga Center, especially during high season (not to mention "the king of reggae's annual birthday celebration - Rasta Robert Nesta Marley on 2/6), to receive no communication and swallow a "No Show" without charge! In my opinion, it smells of an entitlement mentality and occurs as a self-centered perspective. Or just simple means a very unseasoned and disorganized approach to travel abroad. Regardless of what emergency ensued a day before departure, how could someone not remember they were planning on embarking on an international trip within 24 hours.
To the second point, that they found superior accommodations reflecting heart, surely there are other places to stay in Negril. Each has it's own unique charm and potential to build client relations. Anyone that chooses The Yoga Center is drawn to it not because the price is right and a free breakfast is tossed in to allure the guests. No! They choose it for many reasons on multiple levels. It is not for everyone and especially not for the unconscious traveler that cannot make distinctions! Even though the price is right and breakfast is beyond your wildest expectations. It might be best for a bargain hunter to locate a property hungry for business.
The returning guests that choose the Yoga Center hope to count on the overall integrity of the other guests seeking an authentic experience. Personally, I become anxious when thinking my next door neighbor would even consider using a fraudulent credit card in return for any earnest offering! We, who visit the Yoga Center understand the hallmark of the center was created with the heart of those seeking the purity of mind, heart, body and soul. It offers the options of Yoga, custom prepared food, well kept garden's, and a staff that treats you with the utmost respect and care of your evey spoken need.
In short it is an Oasis tucked away from the world and yet close enough when desiring to jump in with the rest of life Negril has to offer.
Wishing all the shift that is possible when we take enough time to choose wisely, not just where we stay but where we live in our minds.
One who has benn visiting Negril since 1980
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Negril Yoga Centre offers our guests Sunshine & Serenity ~Jamaican Style! CELEBRATING 33 years of Excellence, offering relaxing and comfortable accommodations, in a tropical garden setting, across from the MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH in Jamaica: Negril's FAMOUS 7-Mile Beach. The Negril Yoga Centre, offers a laid-back atmosphere, and a friendly and safe haven to renew your Mind, Body, Heart and Soul. We offer daily Yoga Classes and Spa Services. Guests who are drawn to our "little oasis" are enchanted with the friendliest and most helpful staff on the island! We are like one BIG family at the Negril Yoga Centre, and our guests return year after year to see old friends and make new ones. Our legendary Jamaican Chef provides all natural, farm-to-table cuisine. We use all locally grown fruits and vegetables, create fresh juice and vegetable smoothies, homemade cheeses and so much more! Please consider staying with us on your next vacation or retreat, or simply stop by for an invigorating yoga class, a walk through the gardens, and follow it up with a wonderfully healthy, delicious meal in an outdoor, casual setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Negril Yoga Centre Hotel Negril
- Yoga Centre Hotel Negril