I just happened to be thinking of my recent trip, in Mid-December of 2012, to The Westender Inn. Boy, do I miss it...What a perfect, 40-th birthday gift to myself!!! I've been to Jamiaca several times. It's a favorite destination of mine. I've had the pleasure of staying in Montego Bay, and Negril, 95% of the time, in an all-inclusive of some sort. So, going to the WestEnder Inn, was going to be a first, for many things to come. This was a last minute trip, so I ended up travelling alone, with the mindset of, I was just going to be turning 40, so go for yourself. For those of you that may or may not know Negril, the property is about a 10 minutes away from Rick's Cafe, in a quiet, beautiful, REMOTE area, off the rocks of Negril. For you beach lovers, this is not the ideal spot, BUT, No Worries, Jermaine provides the transportation to, and from the beach, which is just through town. (or anywhere else for that matter) The property itself has a relaxing area, off the water, to get your tan on! There's also a saltwater pool, off the rocks, which was a first...nice! As well as, a regular pool, across the way. The weather was approx. 85 degrees and gorgeous, 4 of the 5 days I was there. With only a half day of rain, which was still relaxing, with a drink in hand, staring out at the waves, slam up against the rocks, from my hammock. Room #9, if you're interested!! Literally from the moment I made my reservations, which Trevine bent over backwards to make this happen, to the moment it was time for me to unfortunately leave, Trevine and Renee, at the front office, were nothing but, helpful and accomodating, to whatever they could do to make sure I was happy, and, comfortable. I have to say, compared to "all inclusive" resorts, you got a different feeling when I was greeted by Trevine, when I arrived, you can tell she genuinely cared. Thank you. The bedrooms, and, grounds are very well kept and maintaned, and, you ALWAYS walk out of your room, to fresh saltwater air, and,a smiling face. My bed was very comfy, and, room was always nice, and, cold with the AC on. One night I just fell aslleep, with my windows open,listening to the waves slamming up against the rocks. RELAXING!!! Thats what this proerty is. It's a break, away from noise. Im from New York, so I can appreciaite this. There's a nice, quiet restaurant on the premises, with a great selection of choices...when in doubt, ask Anthony, cooking up the delicacies in the kitchen, he's always a pleasure to talk to, and, makes you feel welcomed anytime you see him. Kemar, and Sheldon, will serve you up some nice cold drinks, or nice, ice cold beer. If you have any "dancehall" reggae cd's, bring them down, Im sure Sheldon would love the gesture. For the sports fan in me, (football), there is a property nearby, that has the NFL package! Make sure to look up Elmer (Giants/Raiders fan), and, his band, "the Drunxxx". These guys really made my trip FUN!!! If you REALLY want to experience Negril and it's culture, spend an evening with Elmer, Bill and Steve for a very fun, and unique night(s) out in Negril. I cant thank them enough, for some great laughs, and, once in a lifetime experiences, showing me life in Negril, and meeting some awesome people along the way. This is something you wont find in that tourist guide! And, come back to your quiet room, and, pass out to listening to the waves. Just a personal observance, I witnessed two weddings, held there...really nice. Once again, I saw Renee, make sure, to do whatever necessary to make those newlyweds, as happy as can be. VERY attentive, and, such a plesant person to be around. You can tell she takes alot of pride in her work. And, it's all run, and managed beautifully by the owner, Keith. I hope you have the pleasure of meeting, and, talking with such a gracious,mild mannered, gentleman. All in all, he made my trip happen for me, and, I've never come home from a trip, as relaxed, as when I stayed at The Westender, and, that's no lie.Thank you Keith, and your humble and great staff. So, this property is a PERFECT place if you are really looking to get away from everything. No "tourist traffic". Time to reflect, time to relax, time to just spend with someone, enjoy an AMAZING sunset evening. and soak in Jamaica, at the Westender Inn.
PS...I'd also like to throw out there, this would be a great place to bring the WHOLE family, or group of friends. It's not a huge property, and by that I mean, Im sure you can make an arrangement with Keith, the owner, to take up a building of rooms, or the interconnecting suites they have, I believe #15. Really nice, with livingroom,kitchen, balcony, facing the ocean. Whatever your need, Im sure they can accomodate you. I cant wait to go back, and, just relax with some good people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westender Inn recently completed three new ocean front luxury log suites. There is something rustic yet stately about log construction and many people love the antique look with modern finishing. Come stay in one of our new ocean front luxury log suites. ... more less
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- Westender Hotel Negril