This may be my first review, but I am an avid Trip Advisor user.
I truly feel that places like "Nirvana on the Beach" are the reason why TripAdvisor is by far the best travel tool to use, much better than any guidebook that you can find.
I highly recommend reading through many of the reviews before deciding on if Nirvana is for you. Nirvana is where you want to stay if you want to get a true experience of Negril. After staying here, I would never ever recommend anyone to stay at the all-inclusives, unless you are the type who needs 5 star hotel accomodations. Also, if you are the type who is willing to pay $300-500 per night for mass-cooked meals, low quality drinks, and crowded beaches from an all-inclusive, by all means stay down the beach away from Nirvana.
First off, the staff of Nirvana truly make the experience amazing. Errol is DA MAN! If you need anything or want to do anything, he knows the best vendors and the best places to go. He arranged a 6am morning fishing trip with 'Spoon' on a small boat that picked us up from the beach in front of Nirvana. We caught 4 tuna (~15 inches) and almost caught a kingfish but the line broke within our 3 hr trip. We gave 3 of the fish to the fisherman and came back and grilled up the 1 fish and had an amazing breakfast. He also knows the best vendors for everything (as detailed in other reviews) as well as cut down a coconut for us to drink and eat from one of the trees. Moses 2 is also the man and he is one funny guy. Check out his hand made crafts. More legit than any of the stuff you will ever find from the vendors (most of which sadly looks like it was made in China). Sandra is also super nice and helped us with arranging anything to do with logistics.
The Beach at Nirvana is quite spacious and you have so much more private room on the beach compared to most if not all of the other resorts along 7 MIle. Many vacationers seemed to stop in front of Nirvana and seemed to be impressed by the space and privacy. Also there is a beach bar literally right next door that will make some killer drinks and smoothies. Try the dirty banana.
We felt very safe. felt comfortable leaving my iphone and wallet on my chair while in the water, as well as felt safe leaving my ipad in my room out in the open. WIFI worked great in the room, a bit spotty on the beach. There is a small lockbox that will fit small items like passports/jewelry/watches etc. Security is always present at night and we felt very safe at Nirvana.
Overall, I highly recommend reading all of the reviews. Most seem quite accurate. I could not more highly recommend Nirvana and we are already planning on returning next year. I would not even imagine staying anywhere else in Negril.
- 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