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“Nirvana on the Beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nirvana on the Beach
Ranked #8 of 84 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nirvana on the Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

A nice little place in Negril. It is centrally located and has a great staff. Everyone is helpful, attentive and nice. The grounds are well maintained and the rooms are clean/neat. Nirvana on the Beach is a family resort and is right on the beach. It has a decent sized private beach next to White Sands resort. We had a kitchenette that was well stocked and easy to use. The rooms have ceiling fans that will cool and ventilate the rooms well, and if you should need air conditioning then there is a wall mounted air conditioner in your room. My stay was very pleasant. There was WIFI, but no TV and i must admit i wanted a TV!! Oh well ....I understand why there is no TV or room phone. Not an all inclusive resort, so if thats what you want you may be disappointed, but overall a great place and great staff! The only problem i encountered was the noise from the street and on certain nights music from THE JUNGLE club is LOUD!!!!!

Room Tip: rooms toward the beach may be quieter. The rooms that look out at the ocean probably would be best.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank todd g
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thanks for your review, Nirvana is a family friendly place reminiscent of a private & pleasant summer camp, except it is directly on the pure white sands of Negril beach in a very central location where guests feel secure with our caring staff giving tips & guidance for all your needs.

Our shady exotic tropical gardens are home to all kinds of birds & flowers & provide hammocks for a snooze as well as a grill for guests to use.

Free kayaks can be asked for from our friendly beach guard who will set up any requested water sports or boat trips or sunset cruises for you, just ask.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Stayed in cottage 2 early December, a six year old, two grandparents plus myself and husband we had plenty of space. The ceiling fans kept us very cool. The staff looked after us and by the end of the stay they felt like family. The beach is just perfect vendors bring all sorts of treats and each day we looked forward to juices, fresh fruit, patties, lobster, ice cream you name it it came by or got delivered by regular vendors. There is no bar at Nirvana but next door at White Sands their beach bar was like an extension of our poperty and we had drinks each evening at Sundown. They make wonderful cocktails and have 2 for 1 offers each day.
Staying on the Beach is great and walking on the beach at night we got no hassle and felt pretty safe walking to or from the Beach Parties or restuarants.
Nirvana is not luxury it is basic accommodation that is very comfortable and has everything you would need for a bare foot beach holiday. Putting on shoes after two weeks here felt strange. There is a tap outside to wash sand off your feet even an outside shower and Wc which is great when you are all beachy and plenty of space to hang out beach wear and towels. If you like quiet stay nearer the beach since the road is very noisey. The beach parties are loud but I can't think of anywhere else along the beach that is away from the music. It did not disturb us since it was further up. One night the party three doors away had the loudest ever party which from 7pm to 2 am shook our cottage to earthquake proportions, there was no getting away from it. This was our last night which was unfortunate since we didn't have the luxury of chilling out next day at Nirvana on the Beach to get over it. I highly rate Nirvana despite the negative comments about noise but that is nothing that Nirvana can do about it. We had dogs barking a lot next door and after guests mentioned this the Dogs were moved further away fron Nirvana so that guests were no longer disturbed by their noise. Nirvana do anthing to help and we celebrated our 10th Anniversary by renewing our vows on the beach. The ceremony was perfect and thanks to Nirvana we had a lovely Steel Band and the Reverand Campbell officiate.

Room Tip: Cottage 2 is near the road which is noisey. choose rooms nearer the beach for quieter rooms.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wedderburn
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thanks for your lovely review, everyone at Nirvana sends congrats on your special anniversary & vow renewal. We all hope to see you again.

We all love hearing that the kids had a great vacation along with the grown ups & our staff will help with info on everything to keep the kids happy..... just ask!

Family celebrations, weddings & reunions are our specialty at Nirvana.

We welcome the whole family from couples only to gramma & granpa & even the little kids will have a barefoot beach party atmosphere they will love, we take care of everything!

Our wedding planner takes all the stress out of the planning & the bride & groom can lay back, relax & enjoy what ever they request. From live music to special flowers & even a beach front wedding horse back ride are on the list. Couples get an Internationally recognized marriage certificate mailed to them within 2-3 weeks.

Our Reverend will be happy to do vow renewal ceremonies & all kinds of weddings in a barefoot or more dressy style of your choice. He eloquently gives a civil or more religious style done to couple's requests.

Our central beach front location offers guests all the flavors of Negril within a short walk from our gate. Our friendly Nirvana staff will direct you to all that is happening in Negril & will be happy to give you personal guidance for dining, tours,water sports & all other activities Negril offers.

The beach bar right next door welcomes all Nirvana guests with specials all day & you can ask for a plastic glass to bring your drink right to your beach chair, just be sure to use our beach front waste can so we can recycle them for you.
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Torquay Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Staff , housekeepers were extremely helpful as were the grounds people . Sandra - Guest Relations - very friendly and helpful .
Security was very good and we all felt safe .
Wandering about locally alone I also felt safe .
Using the Route Taxis was so easy and only cost J$100 for local trips down to super markets etc , on their route - equivalent to under £1.00 .
The cottages were very clean and well looked after kitchen mostly well equipped - a bit short on matching cups/ plates etc glasses mismatch , a wine glass/ brandy glass/ small juice glass/ a couple of pint glasses . Small gripe ! but slightly annoying when trying to serve 6 of us - a bit make do ! . lots of ants and some cockroaches but I bought a BUG killer and we seemed to sort that out . But all the rest totally made up for it . The gardens were more than well kept Otis - groundsman - was always kept busy chopping down trees , sweeping up leaves as well as raking the beach . Sunshine and Errol were very friendly beach security guys who always wore a smile and helped in all ways .
Next piece of land had number of dogs that barked constantly , but at night somehow were quieted .
Our last night was interrupted by the hugest beach party from the next but one piece of land . The noise shook our cottage even with earplugs in it was impossible trying to sleep . At eleven thirty pm there was the most amazing storm and I naively thought now the loud music will stop !! NO it went on until 2 am . this was from 7pm until 2am . Children on the site were unable to sleep .

Room Tip: All rooms are 'on the beach' through the best kept gardens
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank travelmeg66
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
we loved having you & loved to hear our efforts are appreciated by our lovely guests.

our staff are so dedicated to making sure your vacation is safe & enjoyable & do their best to please our guests, at Nirvana all you have to do is ASK !

Negril is one of the easiest places to get around in & feeling safe & well taken care of are key elements in having a great time on vacation.

We do get loud concerts once in a while but the best way to deal with that is to go to the party & have a good time.

Lonnie
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44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I spent 4 blissful days with my family at Nirvana in August 2012. The staff is very friendly and saw to our every need. We were greeted by Mr. Jackson and believe you me, he is very accommodating. The wireless internet was down when we were there and he did everything to get it sorted out but because of the winds from Tropical Storm Isaacs, it just could not be fixed. But that did not hinder our enjoyment of the property nor having a good time in Negril!

The rental price includes the service of having one meal per day cooked by the staff with our groceries (excepting on Sundays). The meals prepared were absolutely delicious! Thanks to Joan and the other cooks.

The facilities are well kept, with Moses always raking up the dried leaves and Kevin making sure we are secured at all times and taking out our beach recliners! We stayed in cottage # 2 which has 3 bedrooms. There is no A/C in the cottages and it was not missed as the ceiling fans and the table top fans provided all the cool breeze needed. I liked that at each cottage was an outdoor tap so you can wash your feet before entering the cottage to avoid getting sand in. There were even lines inside to hang up wet clothes - such thoughfulness! I just loved it!

I was really impressed by the variety of utensils available for cooking, cause I've been to other rentals and there were a limited amount of cookware and cuttlery and we had to request more. Lonnie and Stan you've done a fantastic job at your place and it is a haven to behold!

My five year old son, loved the beach - jus 30 secs from the cottage - and he had play material available to him, again compliments of the Host and Hostess! There is also a little play house on the beach, a swing and a hammock. I really love this place!!!!! Not forgetting, there is alot of shade even when the sun is blistering hot!!! So you can relax in the shade and still enjoy the view of the beach.

I would return to this place, it has lived up to its name of Nirvana - Peace! Thank you Lonnie and Stan, such lovely caring people who I have not met yet but someday soon! Thank you to ALL the staff that saw to our needs, even though i could not remember all the names! Just keep doing the great job that you do!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Naturelover34
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
thanks for your wonderful review, we try our best to please our guests & its always great to hear all at Nirvana have left you & your son with happy memories. we hope you'll return soon,
Lonnie
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Hi Lonnie and Stanley,

Let us begin by saying THANK YOU! Thank you for a very much-needed break in our ever so busy lives. Thank you for not disappointing…AGAIN. When time is precious you don’t take a chance on trying out any new beaches and hotels. You go for the sure thing.

The sure thing for us is beautiful NIRVANA in NEGRIL, situated smack in the middle of 7 miles of an amazing beach. This was our 8th time in NIRVANA and without a doubt, not our last. If walking this beach is not enough, you can continue past Sandals to Bloody Bay, which extends for another 3 miles of beach.

The clear tranquil waters of NEGRIL envelope your body with such warmth, you don’t want to get out. The area in front of NIRVANA is the best as it has plenty of beach area to relax and soak up the sun or to view the most amazing sunsets. While we were at NIRVANA just about every 20 minutes magnificent stingrays would swim nearby or along the shoreline. As I write this I am taken back to those magical moments and I can’t wait to go back.

Every morning we would meet Taxi our local fisherman in order to view his daily catch of assorted fish, octopus, lobsters, and conch. Miss Lynn, Leoni and the rest of the girls take such great care of our room, feed our bellies, and are wonderful good-hearted ladies. Always around and helpful is guest friendly Sandra and manager Zemeroy. Erroll ,the all around loveable beach security man, made sure our beach chairs were waiting for us everyday-perfectly set up for our comfort! The night time security guys did a great job and made us feel safe 24 hours! Moses 1, Moses 2, and Otis spend all day taking great care of the beautiful grounds with their magnificent trees, plants and flowers of all kinds. From early morning the boys rake and comb every inch of the property, which feels like the beach area extends right to your room.

We usually stay in the Sun Deck suite, which we have enjoyed repeatedly but since it was not available we stayed in the Vernada suite for the first time. WOW! We loved it! The balcony is not as big or open as the Sun Deck suite but it is sheltered with a ceiling fan and is still large enough to accommodate a table with chairs and 2 extremely comfortable lounge chairs. We would sit on this veranda overlooking the beach while enjoying our breakfasts and candlelit suppers. The huge room included more comfy lounge chairs, a very comfortable king size bed, a kitchenette, bathroom with bath/shower, a changing room with mirror/sink, and an outdoor shower. We couldn’t be more comfortable or happier.

On the beach during the day we lived on fresh fruits, patties, jerk pork, jerk chicken, nuts, and ice cream. The people are all friendly and accommodating. At nights many restaurants/bars are open for live jazz, reggae and great food. To experience NIRVANA is to experience NEGRIL like no other. The NIRVANA experience is the BEST. This is our place for vacation, for rest and relaxation. THANK YOU Stanley, Lonnie and your amazing staff at NIRVANA.

Dave and Lisa Yadgard
Montreal,Canada

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Lisa L
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, December 29, 2012
Thanks for your wonderful review.... we are proud that you have been so pleased with Nirvana that you have stayed with us 8 times, thanks for returning to your paradise &
you're so right about Negril being a special kind of heaven.

Nirvana's staff & surroundings are unique & we all make sure you get the the genuine Jamaican experience you have traveled so far to have.

It does get better & better each time you come so come back soon!

Our staff are very special & each of them send their greetings to you &
all hope you will return soon.
Lonnie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012


We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nirvana!!! The accommodations were delightful and so very clean!

The staff was absolutely wonderful! The manager, Sandra, Lynn and the other ladies were so accomodating and always concerned that our needs were met!
Also, the security people were very friendly, helpful, and so dedicated to our safety...most notably Shine and Harold!

Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to your remarkable staff for making our stay a memorable one!

We cannot wait to return to Nirvana, which in our opinion, is the best spot on Negril Beach!


Barbara

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank oooohlala
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
thanks for writing such a great review, our staff loved having you & will make your next visit just as wonderful..... you will have a hard time finding all the special components that Nirvana has to offer in any other destination so come back soon,

Lonnie
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14 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

It had been two years since our last visit to Nirvana and it was still GREAT! Our room faced the ocean and had a great view. The room was spacious, had a great mini kitchen, A/C, comfortable bed and wonderful bathroom facilities. Everything was clean and in repair. This is not a fancy place, but very laid back, very realxing and the staff is awesome. Sandra is an amazing manager and the beach guards are all great too! I would recommend this "heaven" to anyone and will certainly be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Harts4
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
we're glad to hear Nirvana lived up to your expectations on your return trip to Negril.

Nothing pleases the staff more than hearing that repeat guests had another wonderful vacation at Nirvana so
We all will do our best to make sure you have your "heaven" ready & waiting for you on your next return to Nirvana.

Lonnie
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Property: Nirvana on the Beach
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
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#5 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
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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