My husband and I just returned home from a 9 day/night stay at Banana's Garden in Negril. From the moment we were greeted in the garden by Opal, I could feel the stress of life and work melt off my body. I literally watched my husband's face let go of the stress of work and the go-go of life as we walked in the garden and looked around at all the beautiful trees, plants, and flowers.
Banana's Garden is not your traditional vacation, your traditional hotel, or traditional owner. Nicole (owner of the property) is one of the most kind and welcoming people I have ever met. Every morning you can taste the extra love she puts in to her baking and cooking for her guests. (All of which is all natural and just so super delicious!!!). Every evening a little note is pinned outside your cabin and you can select the options that you would like Nicole to whip up for the next morning. I would be totally remiss if I didn't mention that every morning I the most delicious pot of french press jamaican coffee calling my name as I got out of bed!
Nicole and her banana family are happy to arrange any outings that you want to partake in while Jamaica. My husband and I were pretty burnt out and to be honest- we just wanted to relax. That meant going to the caves across the street or taking a 2 dollar cab ride to the round-about and finding a spot on the beach. The beach in Negril is breathtaking, and the temperature is absolutely perfect for cooling off and staying warm. Although we attempted to think about exploring the country-(we felt guilty for being lazy) as Nicole said- we needed to listen to our bodies, and our bodies just needed to rest and relax.
So we stuck by our routine: after our swimming and beach adventures of the day, we would head home pumped to see the banana garden family. Literally- every day that we walked home through the gates it was like walking back to our own home in a sweet little community. We stayed in the Ackee Cottage, and when we go back, we will stay in this cottage again. You cannot imagine how SPOTLESS and inviting this cute little cottage is. The crew at Banana's Garden takes so much pride in their home and that means they don't allow a spec of dust or dirt or yuckiness in any of the cottages. The little kitchen was perfect for storing snacks.
As we left Banana's Garden yesterday we were truly sad. Not only did we feel that we made and were leaving great friends, but we felt as if we were leaving a home. Sitting on the porch in the morning, and night and just observing the beautiful surroundings was enough to take your mind away from all the stress of work and life.
Banana's Garden holds a very special place in our heart. Hopefully you will be lucky enough to travel there one day too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden in the west end of Negril, Jamaica is the tranquil Banana's Garden Bed & Breakfast and Spa. Meant for conscious relaxation, our intention is to provide our guests, friends and family with a healthy, down to earth eco-environment. Treat your mind and body while transforming your soul at our little piece of paradise by the sea. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Banana`s Garden Hotel Negril
- Banana`s Garden Bed And Breakfast