We go on vacation every year at the same time with a group of 8, 4 couples in their 40's. We choose a different location every year. This year we picked Negril and stayed at the Charela. It is my new favorite location!! We enjoyed the 7 miles of white powdery beaches and kick back atmosphere. We stayed in down stairs ocean front unit and I would recommend paying the extra money, it was so nice to walk out of your room and you are on the beach. Plus all the rooms have refrigerators and it was nice to be able to walk back to your room to get a beer instead of paying for them at the bar. One of the couples was "upgraded" to the deluxe room, it was nice had a jacuzzi tub but it was above the restaurant which wasn't too bad they said but I liked being able to walk out of my room to the beach and don't think I would use the jacuzzi tub enough.....however if they had a jacuzzi tub in a downstairs unit I would have been all over that!! :) They had drivers at the hotel and they actually arranged for our pick up at the airport for only $25 per person. With a group of 8 it was nice to be able to all go together and we actually used the driver throughout our trip to go to different restaurants and the different day trips we wanted to do. I would recommend going to YS Falls it was a great day, they have zip lining, tubing, and you can just play in the falls. I will post a picture of us at the falls. We did go to the Appleton Rum factory but it was a little pricey unless you can drink straight rum then it would be a deal. It was $25 per person it was interesting and a one time thing....but you can do the rum tour and the falls as a whole day trip. The other thing I would recommend is the Wild Thing snorkeling tour it was $65 per person and you got to snorkel and it was fun sailing on the boat and you got free drinks after snorkeling was finished. The room was just like the picture on the website I will post my picture of that too. Clive the lifeguard (who really is security) keeps the peddlers off the beach and will let you know who and who you shouldn't buy from. He will also set up your chairs every day if you tip him :) he is a really nice guy. The food was yummy at the hotel not cheap but really food isn't cheap anywhere. My favorite restaurant was the RockHouse it was expensive but I had the hugest most delicious lobster of my life. It was only $42 but then with all the cocktails it was a pricey night! Of course we had our fill of Jerk Chicken and Patties (these are the jamaican version of hot pockets and are yummy) I also got a wonderful massage twice from Connie, she is in the empty lot by the hotel don't be alarmed she is the best....it was supposed to be $20 for a half hour but both times I went it was an hour!! WONDERFUL!!!!! OK this is getting long....if you have any questions feel free to email me!! :) I would go back every year but the group wants to still try out new places so maybe I will have to go back another time without them!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charela Inn the discreet charm of peace & tranquility, good company and fine food. Nothing more ... Nothing less. CHARELA INN resort sits elegantly on the famous Negril Beach, by the Caribbean Sea. Its fifty rooms and beach stretches 250 feet in width and 150 feet in depth of pure white sand sprinkled with coconut trees to afford natural shade to our guests. Beyond the sand lies a lawn and two large patios to dine "Al fresco" or simply sip cocktails while watching the sunset. All 47 rooms are built around an inner court yard in an Hacienda style with a round fresh water swimming pool in the centre of the yard, and a lush tropical garden with hibiscus, night jasmine, bougainvilleas etc. As well as many birds including our national doctor bird. The feeling is one of being far from the crowds -- yet a few steps away from the world of water sports and many attractions on the seven mile beach. All buildings are of two floors. Each room has either a private patio or a private balcony. All public access at Charela Inn are designed to accommodate the physically impaired, along with three dedicated ground floor rooms. Charela Inn is renowned for the friendliness and caring of its long standing staff, many being with the resort for over 15 years. Charel's longstanding repeat guests of many nationalities brings with them a true feeling of friendship and are cherished by both management and staff. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Charela Inn / Le Vendome Hotel Negril
- Charela Hotel Negril