If you're looking for a slick, or cookie-cutter, or all-inclusive Jamaican experience, Nirvana is not for you.
My son and I came with my three granddaughters (ages 11 and 7) in July. We wanted a place to stay which would combine creature comforts and at the same time give the children a real sense of being in a foreign country. We found Nirvana to be perfect. We rented Cottage 4 and Lower Verandah Suite for the 5 of us. Accommodations which were clean, comfortable, and quiet, with a lot of attention to detail. A feel of the "old Caribbean." (Think open windows and ceiling fans, rather than stale Air Conditioned air). Beautiful uncrowded beach access. Staff who cared about our comfort and went out of their way to help us create exactly the vacation we wanted. These folks do "welcoming, friendly, and unobtrusive" to a Tee. The fact that there is neither restaurant nor bar meant that we could wander up and down the beach to fun, funky little places for a snack or a drink. Probably our very favorite "perk" of Nirvana was have one meal prepared for us each day (in the cottages). We had brought a little Jamaican cookbook, and worked with the housekeeping staff to plan our menus each night, and then we off shopping for the ingredients. One night Zemroy, the manger, arranged a large Red Snapper, which Lynn prepared in our cottage. Another night we ordered as much lobster as we could possibly eat, which we grilled, and the staff prepared vegetables. Zemroy was also very helpful in arranging two snorkeling trips as well as a day at Zimbali retreat in the mountains. We did leave feeling like members of the family!
- 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