I just went there with a big group and I felt like I was in heaven. I think a lot of the negative reviews of this hotel stem out of people who may not understand that the hotel is not like Sandals where there is a first-world style of service, whereas the whistling bird is run by Jamaicans and the hospitality is a lot different than most people are used to.
What I really valued from this resort was the security on the beach. If I was laying out on the beach, there was always a hotel staff member sitting out there making sure we were safe because lots of people will roam the beach trying to sell you things and don't always take no for an answer. But the staff member would always shoo them along if they weren't getting the picture.
The hotel itself is beautiful, very remote. And the bar/restaurant area is so much fun and accommodating. By the end of my trip I knew all the staff by first name and they told us how happy they were to make us apart of their family. Also, the owner (James) has lived in Jamaica nearly all his life and was able to answer lots of questions and give us great suggestions/tips on what to do, where to go, and what to expect. It was very helpful.
Also, the beach is incredible. Very clean and in a prime location. A couple doors down is a wood carving shop and the carver will not try to swindle you. Also, next door, is a pretty fun nightclub.
I really felt like I was welcomed there and their priority was making sure that I felt comfortable, secure, and happy. I would definitely go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beach cottages in a unique enclave. Totally immersed in nature, intensively landscaped. The cottages can be large or small, simple or deluxe. Whistling Bird offers amenities, several are unique. It's a small family business - an "UN" hotel,more like staying with a Jamaican family than a hotel in Jamaica! Ane we have and excellent Staff and a pretty full slate of services to offer. We can do food and drink, a simple breakfast or dinner for example. We offer a Genuine Jamaica lifestyle and serve Jamaican food and beverages in our private, open air bar and dining area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whistling Bird Hotel Negril
- Whistling Bird Negril