I have been to many Caribbean islands and many, many tropical resorts, but this was my first experience at a location like Nirvana on the Beach. What struck me first was the simplicity of the property. There is no pool. No tennis courts. No meeting rooms, food service, bars. What there is an abundance of is an extremely attentive staff. From the moment we stepped out of the van from the airport, we were greeted by staffers that wanted to know our names and wanted to do anything in their power to provide a wonderful experience.
The rooms were large, very clean and comfortable. Having a small kitchen allowed us to bring food in and prepare our own breakfast and lunch, as well as keep beverages well stocked and cold. Ample electrical outlets let us charge our gadgets and wifi kept us connected to the outside world when we wanted.
The grounds themselves were immaculate. Beautiful, local flora and fauna grow throughout the resort. The beachfront is nearly perfect- white sand leading to crystal-blue water. The staff tends to the grounds daily, and their effort shows. The security personnel do a good job of keeping the passing vendors to a minimum, while remaining unimposing to the guests.
A professional masseuse is on site twice a week, and for a very reasonable rate you can get a massage on the beach.
There are several dining choices in walking distance from Nirvana, but truth be told- the best meal we had was at a jerk shack a short drive away in a taxi.
As a parent, I don't think I would recommend Nirvana for a family with small children. There is a tremendous limit to activities for the young ones. Nirvana is much more suited to adults that are seeking a total-relaxation experience.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Nirvana On The Beach Hotel Negril
- Nirvana On The Beach Negril