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“paradise in negril-xtabi” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Xtabi Resort
Ranked #32 of 84 Hotels in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
atlanta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“paradise in negril-xtabi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2008

Our favorite place in jamaica; we try to go every year; laid back atmosphere with no hassling; snorkel and swim in privacy; eat at hotel or nearby restaurants; nice rooms with great views; you don't need a car if taxi taken from airport.

  • Liked — views and access to water; privacy
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank dejesam2000
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2008

In Negril for a wedding and wedding resort was booked- was nervous about staying in a less expensive venue and was wonderfully surprised by Xtabi. While definitely older and more rustic, the pool, room (including the shower and balcony) and grounds were spotless, the staff was lovely and accomodating, and the food in the hotel restaurant was well-priced and delicious. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Liked — How clean it was given the price
  • Disliked — The pool is old and small but very cute
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank lovedjamaicany
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Montreal
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2008

Really truly a great experience. Felt like we were in Paradise. The views are breathtaking!!! Accomodations spacious and comfortable...management and everyone there just truly warm and helpful. Definitely the place for us when in Negril.

  • Liked — The view
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank Le0nine
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2007

I have been traveling to Negril since 1990 and it was my boyfriend's 2nd visit and we both loved it. First I would like to mention most of the other travelers we met at Xtabi were repeat visitors. Personally, I think that is a very good thing and it definitely says something about the place.

The room we stayed in was cottage #6 on the cliff side. I thought it was great! No foot traffic, very private, and great for couples. Cottage #6 is located as the last cottage before 3 Dives with #7 & #8 behind it but there is a nice green space between the places. Cottages 1-5 are all in a row right next to each other. Very neighborly. Our view from our king size bed everyday was our own private, Caribbean cove. There was an outdoor shower that seemed to lack privacy until you actually took a shower and realized that it did not. Shower pressure and hot water were never an issue, which I have previously experienced many times in Negril. Nice large room and a good sized bathroom. We had a private veranda that we used more than our room. Water access were stairs next to our place that led to a cave under our place. Though our cottage was rustic on some standards I personally loved it.( No AC or T.V. but a refrig.) Cottage #1 is probably the best cottage and #6 is second based on location.

Snorkeling is a must at Xtabi. There is a pool as well across the road and other rooms that are less expensive. I looked at them and they were nice,clean,t.v., air and updated in the two-story building. Nice for the budget traveler or anyone looking to save $$ to do day trips etc.

The restaurant at Xtabi during the day is relaxed, while at night, table clothes and candles adorn the tables. The candles illuminate the night while you dine to sound of the waves. We had both lunch and dinner there and were never disappointed. Prices at lunch and dinner compare to what you would pay in the US. Compare date night in the States to date night at Xtabi...umm no comparison. So not a deal but the view and ambience are priceless.

The staff at Xtabi are wonderful. Everyone from gardeners to bartenders were exceptional. I felt as if I had stayed there before. Alan and Janet are the managers and have a very special staff.

Xtabi has been around for as long as I can remember and has that great vibe that keeps me coming back to Negril. Xtabi isn't Rockhouse but it is reflected in the price! If you want a quaint, romantic, metal roof cabana over looking the sea, Xtabi is for you. We will be back and can't wait to be a repeat visitor.

Xtabi, keep shining on, The Light Lady

Other places that deserve mentioning:
Spice and Spice, great jerk chicken!
Private's cave, drinks and sports.
3 dives, good food and interesting clientele
M L and DJ's, both small groceries in walking distance from Xtabi (opposite directions from each other)
Erica's, great lobster at a great price!

  • Liked — Service and view/location
  • Disliked — That I had to leave it
  • Stayed December 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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7 Thank skyjuiceGirl
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Bonavista, Canada
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2007

xtabi resort is the perfect way to experience jamaica. if you would like to spend time in jamaica with out the hassle of the all inclusive resorts, this is the place.
the people go way beyond friendly, and treat you like family. no americanization here. this place is on the cliffs of negril so no crowded beaches,, but little caves to be alone with your special someone.

the restaurant is awesome,, very fresh food made to order in a very comfortable atmosphere on the cliff in this open restaurant. the people are great, very helpful ,, the food is to die for.


never have i been treated better any where ive travelled. and no where id rather be,, ill be back every year from now on. once you go through the xtabi experience,, youll never stay on the inclusive resorts again,, theres just too much freedom here.

id like to thank the people who run the place as well as all the staff for the nicest holiday ive ever had,, and ill see you in october my friends.

neil and sylvia hussey
hamilton, ontario

Stayed October 2007
Helpful?
3 Thank newfyneil
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Milwaukee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2007

Friendly staff, clean rooms, beautiful grounds-especially the cliffs and caves. Quiet and friendly at a reasonable price. I would recomend to anyone who does not want to overpay for a great vacation in Jamaica.

  • Liked — Everyone was friendly
  • Disliked — Tropical depression Nohl
  • Stayed October 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ProsperJ
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Chi-Town
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2007

Just returned from a weeks stay with the "Chi-Town" crew of 30 plus people - all different ages,from 14 to 70 and I must say that we all had the time of our lives!!Although a few of us fell off the "Rum Boat" we managed to all have fun without any problems. Our thanks to David & Jasmine, Alan & Janet,Oreta,Champ,Andrew,Junior,Omar,Sharon and a cast of others too many to mention. Our stay is always like a whirlwind(been returning since the 70's). Four groups going any direction at any given moment gives the Staff at Xtabi plenty to do, and we are happy to say all wishes were fulfilled! With our Privacy always being their TopPriority, the Staff , from the owners down, ensure that our every desire is taken care of. Whether it's a Taxi you need for a short trip to the Beach, a Mini-bus for a day trip to Pelican Bar or Mayfield Falls, reservations to TryAll Golf in Mo-Bay or a drift-dive in Ocho, or just a bag of ice for your cooler theses people bend over backwards to grant your every desire. JAMROCK is at your disposal, just a short walk away to the office desk area - being VERY careful crossing the street, of course! Eleven newbies(first timers) came along this go around and we are all anitcipating and awaiting next years vacation to Xtabi! SOON COME!We Love everyone at Xtabi and will continue to vacation there when visiting Jamaica. The rates are right and the management and staff are there to ensure an unforgettable stay, full of memories that will last a lifetime! IRE, RESPECT, and SOON COME!! Donna & Frank Kraklow,Chi-town Illinois

  • Liked — The Great view and the privacy
  • Disliked — Security didn't announce themselves when making night rounds onto our patios
  • Stayed October 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
3 Thank Chi_TownSylvester
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Additional Information about Xtabi Resort

Property: Xtabi Resort
Address: Lighthouse Road, Negril, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Westmoreland Parish > Negril
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Negril
#22 Romantic Hotel in Negril
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Xtabi Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Xtabi is a 25 Room Boutique Hotel, We are located on the West Cliffs of Negril, one + miles from the Negril Beach.XTABI offers a variety of different facilities such as economy and standard rooms, as well as one or two storey private cottages. Some of our accommodations are set in the lush tropical garden near the pool, others are on the impressive cliffside overlooking the Caribbean Sea.XTABI RESORT awaits you with a dramatic water front setting where spiral stairs are leading down through a cave to a sandy beach. Many grottos along the cliffs are to explore and the shallow reefs nearby ensure great snorkeling. The cliffside bar and restaurant welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving good food in a friendly atmosphere with a breath-taking view and nice music. Xtabi will make you feel IRIE ... more   less 
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