This place was excellent. On one hand I am reluctant to give such praise, because if it gets too popular, the wife and I may have a harder time booking the place next year. However, we must give credit where credit is due. The service, accommodations and security were all top notch. The staff immediately made us feel comfortable and were available when needed. The owners were very helpful in getting us prepared for the trip. The wife and I have routinely gone to Jamaica over the past 25 years. The island has changed of course (some good, some not so good). This was our first time at this property. We have stayed at all level of accommodations, from simple 1 room dwellings to luxury all-inclusives. We found the former lacking in amenities and security and the latter isolating, confining and often way too expensive. Nirvana was the perfect mix.
Some things to know:
-Pre-arrange transportation (airport to property) with the owners. The prices are reasonable and the drivers are very professional.
-Get a villa with air conditioning. You may think the ocean breeze will be enough. It won't be. We had the Owner's Villa ( a little pricey, but worth every dime).
-The housekeeping staff also cook (selected villas). This is well worth it. A great time and money saver. The food is authentic, nutritious and tastes great.
-Buy the 20 pound bag of oranges offered. The staff will make daily fresh squeezed OJ daily. Nothing like it.
-Contrary to what others may have written, we found the grocery store's prices and stock very reasonable (come on guys, we are after all on a tropical island and not the local suburban supermarket).
-The fresh fruit vendors come along every morning. They will cut the fruit for you. The coco bread man also comes every morning.
Things we did not like:
Whats not to like?
The wife and I went at the end of July/beginning of August. We were unaware of an ATI/RTI music festival 3 day weekend. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING FOR THIS EVENT, DO NOT STAY ANY WHERE NEAR IT. The music was so loud, it actually shook the property buildings and lasted each night until 4AM. This was not fault of the Nirvana owners in any way. However, you should be forewarned. In any event, we still had a great time and would highly recommend this property.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Nirvana On The Beach Hotel Negril
- Nirvana On The Beach Negril