Our first trip to Jamaica was a success and we will definitley return to Firefly Cottages. As two single Moms traveling with our 16 year old daughters we were looking for a safe and authentic experience. Safety was never an issue during our stay at Firefly. We had the pleasure of experiencing the Gardenview Penthouse. It includes a small veranda, one room with 2 beds, kitchen are, tub with shower and A/C. It is difficult to review this location because it has so many great qualities but there are little things that were definitley noticed. Stairs to our room were very steep, the beds are not real comfortable, water pressure is low, the garden view is nice but not serene, if there are parties next door it can be very loud till very late. However, the staff were absolutely fantastic! The bar area serves amazing omelettes and drinks, I recommend Tia Maria and Rum Cream with your coffee in the morning:) Plenty of beach chairs were always avaiable and the walk to the beach is short and easy. Firefly is centrally located and perfect in either direction for restaurants, shopping and nightlife. There is wifi available in your room but it did not work on the veranda well or at all outside of room. Outside restrooms and showers are helpful too. There were beach vendors but a friendly smile and no thanks or "i'm good" sufficed and they moved along. The smell of Ganja is non-stop from early till late and it is offered often but not aggressively. Clothing is optional but we did not experience any guest with less than a swimsuit. You have to have dinner next door at the Sun Beach Restauraunt too! The food, staff and entertainment earn 4 stars:) Other reviews of Firefly on Trip Advisor seem very accurate so I will leave you with this thought, if you enjoy the resort experience this is not the place for you but if you want privacy, beachfront and freedom Firefly is a great place to call home while visiting Negril. I have included several pictures because as we researched it was difficult to find any pics of the hotel and grounds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Top class suites, penthouses and studios in the best part of Negril Beach. The gardens are beautiful year round. Our wonderful guests are beach lovers who also enjoy the ambiance, the serenity, the casual yet efficient feeling, the weekly beach party and the beachfront rooms which are surprisingly rare on Negril beach. ALL units have kitchens and verandas. Gym, Wi-Fi Most of our romantic rooms comes with fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes allowing greater choice of dining and drinks than mere hotel rooms. Our Restaurant and Bar is well-known for our luscious pancakes and other breakfast items and day-long snacks along with the coldest beer served with the warmest smiles to our guests and other visitors on the beach.Our guests come from many countries, at times they are from as many as nine countries represented at our free weekly in season beach parties. What they return for is the casual, friendly atmosphere, no-one knows whether you're rich or poor, no-one wears a Rolex, and you go to the beachfront in your bikini or swimsuit - no need for any other cover unless you wish.We have watchmen and security cameras at night just to make sure you're OK.There are many cafes, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance on the beach and all water-sports are close by. Reggae concerts (Bourbon Beach, Roots Bamboo) are 10 to 15 minutes walk away on the beach and Kool Runnings Water Park is 2 miles away across the road.Shopping for gifts and souvenirs is available at Time Square one mile away and supermarkets are 2 miles away, in town. Also each year our team wins in the Negril Marathon/half/10k early December. This year in the full Marathon we had the 2nd overall and the first in the over 80 age group (Roy Thomas from Kingston who runs the Marathon here every year). We also had other section winners. Join our team in '13. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Firefly Beach Cottages Hotel Negril
- Firefly Beach Hotel
- Firefly Beach Resort