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Nirvana on the Beach
Ranked #15 of 80 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“I want to be at Nirvana”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

My three girlfriends and I had a great time at Nirvana this past week. We left the property twice and both times wished we hadn't. The Nirvana beach is the best in Negril. We had a three bedroom cottage which was plenty of room, our own outdoor shower, wonderful home cooked meals, fresh squeezed orange juice in the morning. The staff was so nice. We felt very safe and as I type this...I wish I was back at Nirvana.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

So many positives about this place. I'm going to do them in point form to shorten this up. But I note, you will NOT regret booking Nirvana on the Beach. This place is awesome. Do not compare to the marble, plastic, shiny all inclusives. There is no marble, no troughs of food for you to eat out of. The experience of Nirvana is so so far superior to any all inclusive. But do read the reviews so you know what kind of place this is. It is cottage like, not 5 Star marble, shiny, plastic (yuch!).
. Best beach location of all the resorts/facilities along Seven Mile Beach
. Wider than most
. Not sitting two inches away from other guests (like other places along the beach)
. Lots of shade and palm trees
. Well raked everyday
. Clear blue waters just like the pictures
. Accommodation kept incredibly clean
. Well stocked kitchen
. Loved that the ladies squeezed fresh Orange Juice for us every day
. Do buy a bag of oranges so you can enjoy the fresh squeezed juice
. Beds very comfortable, including pillows
. Good lighting (lamps, etc.). No, they are not 5 Star fixtures, get over it!
. Grounds are lovely.
. Gazebo great for evening reading. Sat under this gazebo, reading in the evenings, with twinkle lights on. Perfect place to chill after dark.
. Flowers and birds are lovely, pathways are clear and pretty.
. Location is amazing. Walk to the left down the beach to many restaurants. Walk to the right down the beach to even more restaurants. MIddle of Seven Mile Beach.
. Safety - great. Two guys watching the place through the nights. 2 of us ladies travelled alone. No safety issues.
. Staff - it's all been said in previous reviews. AMAZING! They actually check in with you casually every day just to be sure that all is good and that you have everything you need. I was so impressed with this aspect of Nirvana.

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- Eat jerk chicken out of the drums on the street (yummmm)
- Do eat in local restaurants. We ate in all types, for 2 weeks. No funny tummy. No sore tummy. We ate everything!
- Do eat the vendors' foods right on the beach. Ate lobster, meat patties, coco bread, fruit of all sorts, ice cream from beach vendors. No funny tummy, No sickness at all.
- Do hail taxi's. We two ladies were quite good at this. We negotiated prices and got quite brave by the end of the two weeks.
- Do bring beach towels
- Do bring mosquito repellant
- Do bring double the sunscreen you had intended to bring
- DO GO TO NIRVANA!!

Room Tip: There is a little road noise, but this is the case all of over Negril. It is minimal though and you...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Dunedin, Florida
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

We stayed at Nirvana in early March, taking a last minute chance to escape the winter blahs. Nirvana was an fantastic choice, and was exactly as advertised. Great location, great rooms, and absolutely fantastic staff. One of the most important things to me when on vacation is to be able to relax when I want to, but then tap into local activities on a whim. My partner is much more social, and likes to see what the local vendors are selling and chat with the other guests. Somehow the beach staff managed to cater to all the guests needs at once, keep the beach spotless and quiet, yet still be able to arrange sunset cruises, snorkling and fabulous restaurant recommendations. I can't imagine a better choice for a vaction, and will certainly be going back to Nirvana next time.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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nirvanaNys, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thanks so much for your lovely review. Nirvana tires to offer all types of guests an environment which is personally pleasing & compatible with their needs..... just ask !

Your vacation is our priority!

Nirvana's friendly staff all do their very best to give each guest a wonderful view of Jamaican hospitality & the local flavor in all ways..... just ask!

We hope you will visit again soon,

Lonnie
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Georgetown, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

This beach paradise~(Nirvana)~sits on a prime location on beautiful Negril beach. The entire property, from the wide private beach to the attractive garden areas were exceptionally well maintained. A variety of tropical plants, trees, birds, etc. make this an ideal spot for the nature lover. Anyone who enjoys/seeks peace and tranquility would be content here.
We stayed in the Sundeck II and felt as though we were perched in a treehouse with a gorgeous ocean view to boot. Our room was always kept very clean by the efficient staff.
Always plenty of beach chairs and shade available.
The warm and professional staff were attentive and accommodating without being intrusive. Anything that was needed was quickly provided. Simply outstanding customer relations here. We always felt safe and well looked after.
Nirvana is a unique and special place in the world that we look forward to returning to.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Moutain Lakes, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed at Nirvana the last week in Feb. and had a great time. We stayed in the upper Veranda suite which was large with an extra large balcony overlooking the beach. The bed was comfortable but the lighting was poor and the furnishings dated. There were 3 exposed light bulbs (covers would have cost a minimal amount), a nail sticking out of the wall in the bathroom and the lights definitely need updating. Inexpensive updates would have made all the difference. The grounds on the other hand were meticulously kept. The same attention to detail should have been given to the interior of the units. If you are looking to stay at a luxurious resort Nirvana is not the place for you. The units are all very rustic. If you are looking for a family oriented resort in a beautiful setting with clean, comfortable surroundings I would recommend Nirvana. The staff is what made the difference between a good stay and a great stay. There was nothing that we asked for that was a problem for any of the staff. Zemroy was an excellent manager, Sandra was a joy to work with, Errol and Shine made us feel right at home. The pricing is a bit high given the condition of the units but if you look beyond the dated rooms and are looking for a
relaxing place to stay with a beautiful beach and a great location I would recommend Nirvana.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Nirvana was truly a fantastic vacation for my wife and our 2 year old. Total relaxation and comfort- garden studio was perfect. Staff was fantastic. Beach location was perfect, toys and play area for children. Grounds were immaculate. Truly enjoyed our stay and would like to return every year.

  • Stayed February 2013
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Your wonderful responses are all very important to us. Thanks so much for writing about Nirvana all over the web..... pleeease keep it up.

Our Nirvana family all strive to make your vacation with us the best possible experience you & your fellow travelers could have. Negril is a special place which gives you the time & space to relax & let Jamaica enchant you, we are just delighted to be a part of it.

It does have some bothersome aspects at times, but where is the place that doesn't?

All at Nirvana feel that our guests deserve the best possible service & attention.

Our nannies are completely vetted & dedicated to making sure your kids are well taken care of & played with so you can go out, relax & get back in touch with your other facets of having a good time.

Sandra & Zemroy as well as all our other staff members work to fulfill their mission of delivering a unique & unforgettable time for our guests enjoyment of the most gorgeous white sandy beach & incredible warm clear turquoise ocean waters, we want you to love it as we do, so come down & play in the exquisite sea Negril offers.

Families with kids are most welcome & have a great time bonding together without the constant interference of electronics we have all unfortunately become immune to.
Negril & Nirvana is the place to let go of all of that & really "BE HERE NOW" in paradise.

Lonnie
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Duluth, MN
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We just returned from another great stay at Nirvana! This was an even better stay then our previous 10 stays. 4 of us stayed in Cottage #1 and had a perfect stay. The addition of Guest Services Sandra was an excellent addition, also the manager Zemroy is the best manager Nirvana has ever had in my time spent there. Lynn, Leoni and Joyce made our time at Nirvana extra special, they are great ladies and kept us laughing the entire time with their smiling faces and great conversations. It was great to see Shine the night gaurd again, such a nice man. we also enjoyed the services of Errol the day beach guy. It was also great to see both of the Moses's. They do such a great job! This year we spent a week at Nirvana and a week at another property. We will never do that again. You can't find better service then what you get at Nirvana anything you need from an anchor to a pin is what you will get at Nirvana. This is also the best strech of beach in Negril. We can't wait to return next year!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank beech3242
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nirvananegril, Owner at Nirvana on the Beach, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Your wonderful responses are all very important to us. Thanks so much for writing about Nirvana all over the web..... pleeease keep it up.

Our Nirvana family all strive to make your vacation with us the best possible experience you & your fellow travelers could have. Negril is a special place which gives you the time & space to relax & let Jamaica enchant you, we are just delighted to be a part of it.

It does have some bothersome aspects at times, but where is the place that doesn't?

All at Nirvana feel that our guests deserve the best possible service & attention.

Our nannies are completely vetted & dedicated to making sure your kids are well taken care of & played with so you can go out, relax & get back in touch with your other facets of having a good time.

Sandra & Zemroy as well as all our other staff members work to fulfill their mission of delivering a unique & unforgettable time for our guests enjoyment of the most gorgeous white sandy beach & incredible warm clear turquoise ocean waters, we want you to love it as we do, so come down & play in the exquisite sea Negril offers.

Families with kids are most welcome & have a great time bonding together without the constant interference of electronics we have all unfortunately become immune to.
Negril & Nirvana is the place to let go of all of that & really "BE HERE NOW" in paradise.

Lonnie
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Property: Nirvana on the Beach
Address: Norman Manley Blvd | JAMAICA, 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
#5 Romantic Hotel in Negril
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Negril
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located directly on Negril Beach,JAMAICA... Nirvana is not just another hotel, it is a special place where guests have space in 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 NEGRIL laid back un-commercial JAMAICAN beachfront vacation. We are a terrific value, you can rent one unit, several units or the whole property. ... more   less 
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