My husband and I stayed here for the second half of our honeymoon and it was by far what made the trip! We came during off season so for most of our time there we were the only people staying at Citronella. We stayed in the round house which was adorable and felt so authentic. Each house has its own private dock/cave area. Everything was clean and we were very comfortable. There was no AC but there were multiple fans in the house and as long as we had them facing us while we slept, we slept like babies. There is snorkeling gear you can use for free as well as floaties.
The bar next door was a constant go-to for us. The staff was very friendly. There are plenty of little places to eat within walking distance or a short cab drive. Cintronella itself did not have food provided but that was not an issue for us. I am not sure if this was just because we were there during the off season. But if you are expecting somewhere like an all-inclusive, this is not the place for you.
One of the best parts about Citronella was our groundsmen, Adrien! We played darts with him nearly every night and loved getting to know him. He was always happy to give us advice on where to go, or just hang around for a good time.
We scheduled a massage with the woman they recommended there, I believe her name was Tanya. She came to us, and brought her massage bed and everything and we had the best massage of our lives right there in the backyard by the ocean. You will not regret doing this!
I would highly recommend staying here. If we get a chance to come back to Jamaica, we will definitely be staying at Cintronella.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ***Update 2017*** Citronella is currently under new ownership and is being beautifully renovated. We will begin taking new reservations on December 1, 2017. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you, Mangament. Our very private and secluded cottages provide a unique experience for Jamaica travelers who need a lot of space and privacy. Located in Negril and beautifully carved into volcanic cliffs that sit 50 ft above the Caribbean Sea, this very secluded resort offers three acres of lush tropical landscape with sea breezes, quite caves, secluded coves, grottoes, and most of all privacy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Citronella Hotel Negril
- Citronella Resort Negril